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Kirkland

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We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
United States of America
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Due to COVID-19, the Rotary Club of Kirkland is meeting using Zoom.
 
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The Rotary Club of Kirkland is pleased to announce the award of twelve scholarships to students attending Emerson High School, Juanita High School, Lake Washington High School, and Lake Washington Institute of Technology.  The scholarships awards, totaling $14,000 were either $1,000 or $1,500.
 
The Rotary Club of Kirkland is proud to announce two recipients of the club’s Outstanding Educator Award for 2020. Tiffany Chow is an English Language teacher at Juanita High School, and Justin Hopkins is an AVID teacher and site coordinator at Lake Washington High School.
 
The Rotary Club of Kirkland and the club’s partners have completed several historically significant projects at the midpoint of the Cross Kirkland Corridor, site of the former Northern Pacific Railway station.  The centerpiece is a Picnic Pavilion with picnic tables and illustrated signage describing the railroad’s 100-year-plus history in Kirkland.
 
May 18, 2020 - On-line meeting of the Rotary Club of Kirkland.
The meeting began a bit after ~6:00PM, as arranged by James Nevers, using his Zoom account.
The Rotary Club of Kirkland is proud to announce a significant gift of $11,700 to Kirkland Nourishing Network to support food for local Lake Washington School District students and their families.  As a part of the Rotary Club’s ongoing support for the Network, and in response to a call for help from the Kirkland Parks & Community Foundation, leaders of the Club’s Community Service Committee redirected $4,500, the International Service Committee redirected $3,700, and the Club’s partner Kirkland Rotary Foundation contributed $3,500 to make this special gift possible.
 
May 11, 2020 - On-line meeting of the Rotary Club of Kirkland.
 
The meeting began a bit after ~6:00PM, as arranged by James Nevers, using his Zoom account.
 
Attending were – James Nevers, Dave Aubry, Steve Shinstrom, Margie Glenn, Kristin Olson, Rick Ostrander, Stefan Landvogt,  John Pruitt, Joanne Primavera, David Debois, Rich Bergdahl, Mike Hunter, John Woodbery, Terry Cole, Patti Smith, Monica Fratita, Gary Cohn, Darcia Tudor, Rick Walter, Don Dicks, George Anderson, Scott Becker, Dan Bartel, Jim Meniketti, Brandon Honcoop.
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6:05PM – Dave Debois introduced Curtis King of Restor-ear, our speaker.
 
6:11PM - President John Woodbery rang the bell – Mike Hunter led the Pledge of Allegiance.    
 
Rotary business:
  • Gary Cohn – we have a number of scholarship applicants, from all the normal schools except the International School.  We will hold interviews in a variety of formats.  The LWSD is thinking about allowing Zoom to be used on school equipment for this process. 
  • We also have a couple of nominees for Outstanding Educator.
  • Dave Aubry – reported that our Cross Kirkland Corridor Pavilion project has encountered a glitch – the bids received by the City for erecting the Pavilion were way over the City’s estimate.  Dave has expressed grave concern about any delay, as we have money allocated that needs to be put to work.
  • Don Dicks thanked everyone for their responses to his appeal for donations to the International Foundation.  More money is needed because the current pandemic has disrupted immunization efforts.
SPEAKER:
Our speaker tonight is Curtis King, CEO of Restor-ear, a startup developing high-tech ways to assist those with hearing loss.  They are also involved in helping to prevent hearing loss.
We live in a world that is much noisier than the one our ancestors lived in.  Damage to hearing can come from exposure to noise over a period of time.
He discussed the significance of sound to our connection with the world around us. The mind can filter out the ‘non-relevant’ sounds so we can ‘hear’ the words or sounds that we want to hear.
Apple has installed a sound meter in one of its latest versions of the Apple Watch.
Discussed the physiology of the ear and the necessity of using ear muffs and ear plugs to reduce the level of noise we are exposed to when necessary.
His company is working on the use of hypothermia – cooling – which helps reduce damage due to hearing restoration surgery.  Cooling also shows promise in reducing the damage one might expect from excessive noise.  They are focusing on tests with military personnel.
There was no further business, and we adjourned at 7:23PM.
 
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David Aubry
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