Posted by William "Bill" Taylor on Nov 19, 2019
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?
The program was District Governor Bill McElroy:
District Governor Bill is energic and full of life and here is a recap that only touches a portion of his comments:
Family is important to all Rotarians
Rotary connects and helps those in distress both internationally and locally
Rotarians have fun
Rotarians involvement in club duties helps Rotary prosper
Rotary family
Rotary helps others
Rotary changes life for the better
Rotary is the people who walk thru the door, as they all make a difference
Rotarians find ways to do constructive things that help others
Every Rotarian Every Year males a difference
46 Clubs in District 5030 with a 5% increase in membership for 2019-2020
Puget Sound Rotary network
Rotarians do business with fellow Rotarians
Rotary is working on Public Relations with Zoom Conferencing and Training for new members
District Conference will be a (1) day event at Bell Harbor in Seattle
Rotary District is there to support the clubs
Bill was a member of Kirkland Rotary from 1985 to 1991
Bill is currently a member of Millcreek Rotary
The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 PM
Submitted by Scribe:  Bill Taylor