Posted by Pat Swenson on Oct 18, 2017
Rotary Minutes for October 16, 2017
President Steve Shinstrom called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.  The flag salute was lead by Bob Webb and the Inspiration/Rotary Minute was given by Rich Bergdahl.  He emphasized Rotary Foundation Month and Polio Plus, quoting from the October Rotarian magazine.  October is a matching month for donations from the Gates Foundation for every $1 donated they will match $2 toward Polio Plus.  President Steve thanked Bob Webb and Rich Bergdahl for staffing the front desk and Dave Aubry for Greeting.
Guests:  Sam Douglas and Anna Aubry (wife of David Aubry) and a current Reading Buddies Leader. 
Announcements:  Our meeting on October 30th will not be at the Woodmark; we will meet at the Dub Pub in Kirkland.  (Address:  11516 – 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA  98033)  Please bring your food donations for Hope Link, since we are in competition with the morning Kirkland Club.
Warm Coats distribution is this Saturday (October 21) at John Muir Elementary.  We will meet at 9:00 am and finish by 12:00.  Please come and help match coats to kids.
November 6th will be Emergency Readiness with the City of Kirkland.
Reading Buddies program begins the week of November 6th to 10th.  Seven Leaders have volunteered and will be assigned their student groups.  Three more Leaders will start in January.
Happy Dollars:  Rick Walters made the rounds and collected many dollars from the members.
Program:  Cross Corridor Central Station, Legacy Project ProposalSpeaker:  Dave Aubry
Dave did considerable research and talked with the City of Kirkland to see if they had any interest in working with us.  Attached are the numerous “talking points” provided by Dave.  General discussion followed the presentation.  The Club membership is in general agreement that the proposed project is an excellent idea but needs more information about financial commitments from the City and any other organizations (morning Club, Everest Community Group, Corporate sponsorship, etc.).  Dave has agreed to work with the City and the other groups to see how much they are willing to contribute and how much our Club would need to commit over a 2-3 year period.
President Steve closed the meeting with a “smile bringer”.  We adjourned at 7:35 pm.
Scribe for tonight:  Pat Swenson