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Kirkland, WA  98033
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Kirkland Rotary Minutes for the meeting January 8, 2020
The meeting was called to order by President John Woodbery and he asked Steve Shinstrom to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Visitors were introduced:
N. Ramachandran a visiting Rotarian from India
Karin Quick – Kirkland attorney and past member of our club
Beatriz Soriano – with First Financial Northwest Bank in Kirkland – Guest of Scott Becker
Michael Brunelle – also with FFNW Bank in Kirkland
Bella Chaffey – Real Estate Broker at Windemere
Stefan Landvogt – has applied for membership!!
Felicity Strzelec – Student of the month for January from Juanita
Amy Mutal let us know about some upcoming events – the 27th of January we will be meeting at Chainline Brewery for our Monday meeting.
In addition, we will have a sweetheart event on the Monday closet to Valentines Day so please provide some stories and some pictures for the event.
James Nevers – our upcoming president, announced that the last board member to complete his board is Dave Debois who will be the President Elect. The club approved the entire board once again.
Cheryl Guenther discussed an event for Music Mends Minds being held on February 14th – more details to come.
John Woodbery reminded everyone that there is no meeting on the 20th due to the holiday and also wanted his board to remember the board meeting on the 8th at 6pm – dinner at 5:30pm.
Meeting 11/25/19
Scribe : James Nevers
Meeting called to order at 6:35.
Flag Salute: John Pruitt
Inspirational Moment by John Woodbury – Quote from George Washington recommending Thanksgiving Day as a National Holiday
Visitors: Patty Shinstrom, Cherese Bourgon from Bella Sirena Salon- visiting and interested in becoming involved with Rotary- recommended to attend by Dave DeBois, and Bella Chaffey who has submitted her application to join our club.
Parents of our Student of the Month – Anisha Bhardwaj  - Mritunjay and Rubbi Kumari
Club Announcements
James Nevers asked the club if anyone was interested to volunteer for a board position next year to let him know.
Board meeting on the 11th will be a packing event instead. More information to follow
Kirkland Performance Center has thanked us for the donation for Bill Woods birthday
Steve Shinstrom thanked us for last week’s donations for Movember. $300 was raised
Patty Shinstrom asked for volunteers for Reading Buddies. 3 more are needed to make the program work this year.
We are continuing our contract with the Woodmark Hotel for next year.
Our Student of the Month, Anisha Bhardwaj gave her talk. She is a senior in the Cambridge program and has received top exam scores. She hopes to attend Wesley next year and should hear back soon. She is the president of her school’s DECA program and has been to Internationals multiple times. She has also started a junior model UN nonprofit to help bring the club into middle schools. She has also started the Redmond Youth Political Advisory Committee to perform public service in the community.
Anisha hopes to continue to server her community wherever she ends up. We thanked her for her time with us and wish her the best!
Program tonight was Music 4 Life and the presenter was David Endicott. His organization helps put musical instruments in the hands of students in need. Most instruments are donated from adults and research shows that students who play in instrument do better in other areas. They are endorsed by Rotary, an Official district 5030 project, and are now in 14 schools. They have also helped donate recorders for 3-4th graders and harmonicas. They received over $157,000 in donations last year and are on track to beat that this year.
President John ended with a historical anecdote and ended the meeting at 7:24.
Rotary Minutes
Meeting Date: December 16, 2019.  The meeting was called to order by President John Woodbery at 6:30 p.m.  The flag salute was led by Rick Walter.  
Inspiration Moment: The “inspiration moment” was introduced by John Woodbery.  John discussed the poem “Winds of Fate,” which was a favorite of John’s father-in-law for the proposition that the “hardest part of any job in life is getting started.”
Introduction of Visitors:  Mike Hunter introduced Stefan _______, who has been a frequent guest at our meetings.  Our speaker, Teresa Valley, introduced her guest Fernanda _____.  
Club Announcements:  There will be a Board meeting on December 18 at Amy Mutal’s office.  There will be no meeting on December 23 or 30; meetings to resume on January 6, 2020.  There will not be a social event in January and Steve Shinstrom will reschedule Bunco for next year.  Trish Stromberg and Mike Hunter described how much they enjoyed the purchasing and wrapping of gifts for the John Muir children on December 11.  The breakfast on December 14 was a success.  Thanks to Dave DeBois and Joe Getzendanner for organizing.   
Special Announcement:  Don Dicks presented the Paul Harris award to Rick Ostrander.
Happy Dollars: Rick Walter collected Happy Dollars to present to the Woodmark Hotel staff to thank them for their great service.  The Happy Dollars were presented to “Joe” and another hotel employee. 
Meeting 11/18/19
Scribe: Bill Taylor
Meeting called to order: 6:32 PM  Flag Salute: Bill Taylor  Greeter: Rick Ostrander “that’s who greeted me”?
Inspirational Moment:  Rotary’s Ideal of Service & Paul Harris has not changed
Student of the Month:  Anisha Bhardwaj – Juanita High School
Visitors:  Ambareen’s son, Jamal Jaddi
Club Announcements:
  • Nourishing Network:  $ or contributions to Dave DeBois by 2.45 PM Friday 11/22/19
  • Christmas Santa Pancake Breakfast:  Dec 14th at The Kirkland Senior Center
  • Warm Coats:  (130) coats were distributed to students at Robert Frost and John Muir
***  Patty Shinstrom is in dire need of Reading Buddy Leaders.  Email or call her if you would help.  or 425.260.1255.  Without leaders we may have to cancel.
Special Announcements:
  • President Elect James Nevers reached out for volunteers to be on the Rotary Board 2020-2021
  • Rick Walters mentioned that the Christmas Party/Bunco night is scheduled for Monday Jan 13th
  • Rotary Transition Diner is scheduled for June 22nd
  • Santa & Santa’s Helper can use an assistant at the Christmas Santa Pancake Breakfast
  • Don Dicks, November is Rotary Foundation Month: Pat Swenson was awarded a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow (it was a 7 or 8?)
Happy Dollars:
  • It seems like everybody pitched in with Happy Dollars to support Steve Shinstrom as he is growing a beard as the Rotary participant in the Kirkland Kiwanis "Beard Brawl".  Happy dollars are for our contribution going to help Eastside Baby Corner.  (Think No Shave November Challenge)
  • Ambareen for her oldest son’s deployment on the aircraft carrier “Theodore Roosevelt”,
  • Tricia for Plantar Fasciitis,
  • Don Dicks for 3 weeks in Australia,
  • Brian Tucker for Leavenworth Christmas lights,
  • John Woodbery for his book recommendation,
  • Rick Ostrander was happy,
  • Dave Aubry for flashbacks,
  • Bill Taylor for Mt Si Football,
  • Bill McElroy for being a Rotarian,
  • Dan Bartel for the Santa Claus Christmas party,
  • John Pruitt for something,
  • Dave DeBois for Bandon Dunes,
  • Joe for Dave’s railroad ties,
  • Pat Swenson for her extended family,
  • Diana for her daughter finding a home in the area,
  • Rick Walter for winning at the Casino,
  • …and others that I missed?
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Feb 10, 2020
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