Posted by James Nevers on Nov 25, 2019
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.