Posted by Joanne Primavera on Oct 18, 2019
            The meeting of Monday, July 15, 2019 was called to order at 6:33 by President, John Woodbery.  Rick Ostrander led the flag salute
            John provided an insprirational moment.  There are different goals for persons of different ages.  He culminated in saying an 85 year old believes touching each other provides so much satisfaction.
            The student of the month is Caroline Squires from Juanita High School.
            Visitors included:
            Bella Chaffey, Windemere Realtor and manager of a non-profit, Alexander’s Hope    Alexander’s Hope aims to spread awareness of organ donation and cardiac arrest issues of young people.
            Stefan Landvogt works for Microsoft.  He is from Germany and his father-in-law is in a Rotary Club in Germany.
            Jamie Heil, Area Director of the Kirkland Boys and Girls Club.  Jamie gave an update of what’s happening with the Kirkland club.  She also thanked us for our partnership with Miracle League.
            Cheryl Gunther and Margaret Defoy are from Jefferson House, a Memory Care Residential facility in Totem Lake.  Cheryl has submitted her application for membership.  They are both very interested in District 5030 Music Mends Minds and would like to start a chapter in Kirkland.
Harvest for Hunger is the new name for Rotary First Harvest.  The name change more clearly reflects the mission of this very important Rotary District 5030 project.  On Saturday, several members of the Rotary Club of Kirkland went to Northwest Harvest in Kent to package bulk pasta and carrots.  Joe Getzendanner presented a slide show showing what happened.  Dan Bartel and Joe hope more members attend the next time we take a group.
Bunco will be held at the Shinstroms on November 16….more to come.
The City of Kirkland is looking for volunteers to serve on the Safety Advisory Committee to advise the City Council on a potential November 2020 ballot measure for Fire and Emergency Medical Services.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, go to the following website and indicate you are a volunteer from the Rotary Club of Kirkland:
David Aubry and Jim Meniketti have driven spikes into the railroad line that has been installed at the corner of Kirkland Avenue and Railroad Avenue for our next Kirkland Rotary Legacy Project.  This ongoing project to celebrate Kirkland’s railroad heritage is slowly being assembled.  The City of Kirkland added additional funds to erect a shelter on the old railroad station platform and it should be erected early in 2020.  David said he is ordering 50 native plants and would like volunteers to help plant.  Let him know at if you wish to participate.
The Rotary Club of Kirkland Board meeting will be held Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Amy and David Mutal’s office
            Michael Friedman from the Kirkland Downtown Association (KDA) gave an overview of the KDA.  It is a community based non-profit that is volunteer initiated and run.  At least 80% of the costs for all events and activities are donated from businesses and residents of Kirkland.  KDA provides the flower pots in downtown Kirkland.  They sponsor the Clean Sweep in April, July 4th parade, Wednesday Market at the Marina, Concerts in the Park in the summer, the Car show in July/August, a Halloween event – Pumpkins in the Park, Quarterly Wine Walks, Winterfest, and Google Lights.  The next event is the Zombie Wine Walk on October 26 which starts at the Heathman Hotel.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m.
Joanne Primavera, Scribe