Posted by Mike Hunter on Mar 22, 2018
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, March 19, 2018 Meeting
President Steve Shinstrom called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  George Anderson led us in the Pledge.  Ernie Norehad provided us with a humorous inspirational moment.
Guadalupe Rosales – Student of the Month from Lake Washington High School
Bret O’Rourke, visiting us again
Monica Fratita, visiting us again
Carl Behnke, Seattle #4 retired from Retail Pots and Pans
  • President Steve thanked everyone for upcoming programs; now programs are set through his Presidential term
  • Tax Relief Day is April 16 at Café Veloce – Sign up now for a fellowship meeting
  • District Conference at the Tulalip at the end of April – Sign up on the District website
  • Miracle League starts April 21 in Redmond – Contact Patty Sims to participate
Happy Dollars
Rick Walters extracted many happy dollars and among the many glad tidings was a gold railroad spike presented to David Aubrey for his tireless work on our trail project.
John Woodbery introduced Commander Peter Stitt, retired from the US Navy and dressed in his Navy uniform for tonight’s program.  Mr. Stitt was born in Monroe, worked diligently in school and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1983.  He was in Japan and served on ships whose mission was to protect our aircraft carriers.  He has been in Bahrain, in Texas as part of a minesweeping and mine-hunting group, and in Everett on the Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier. 
Mr. Stitt retired in 2002 and met John Woodbery at the prison facility in Monroe.
Mr. Stitt is a fine example of our military veterans with an illustrious career and many adventurous stories to tell.  Thank you, Mr. Stitt, for an enlightening and entertaining program
President Steve adjourned the meeting at 7:25 PM with his usual humorous comment.
Submitted by Mike Hunter, Scribe for the Week