Sorry for the delay on this.  Had a pretty tough week last week...   Steve
Meeting Date: Monday, August 12, 2016
The meeting was called to order by President, Scott Becker at 6:33 p.m.
The flag salute was led by James Nevers
Tonight’s Greeters were everyone in the club.
Mike Hunter was at the front desk.
Rotary Minute was introduced by James Nevers.  James talked about the Rotary Beer Fellowship that has recently been formed.  He wishes our club could join the fellowship because young people love beer and partnering with breweries in the area could attract new members.
Introduction of Visitors:
Visiting Rotarians:
Patricia Darling is the wife of our current District Governor, Bo Darling, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Mercer Island.
Other Visitors:   
Joanne Primavera brought Terri Ebert (for the third time).  She will submit her application for membership before the Board meeting on Wednesday night.  Terri is the human services director at Path.  Among other things, Path, a non-profit organization, supplies Polio vaccine to third world countries.  Path is also working on a vaccine to end malaria.
Maurice (Murry) Kyot joined us from Madison Park.  Murry recently relocated to Seattle and is working with Dave DeBois as a banking consultant.  Murry has been a member of the Rotary 1 club in Chicago and the Rotary 2 club in San Francisco.
Club Announcements:
Dave DeBois ( is heading up our Oktoberfest shift in the evening of September 24.  If you wish to help pour beer (which is a really fun thing to do) contact him.
Rick Walter said the Kirkland Chamber Golf Tournament was held today and the Momma Duck was there.  They gave the golfers one of our new ‘cards’ and if they hit Momma Duck with a golf ball, they were given a sleeve of golf balls.  He felt it was a success.
The Kirkland Rotary Auction will be October 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kirkland Women’s Club (407 1st St.).  Please plan to attend.  If you have any items to donate (new or gently used) please let Joanne know.  The Bruners are donating their annual spaghetti dinner, Dave Aubry already purchased lots of wine, and, we will have several desserts for the dessert dash.
A team from the Rotary Club of Kirkland went to Northwest Harvest on September 10 and made all the boxes for 12,000 pounds of potatoes.
The Rotary Club of Kirkland Board meeting will be Wednesday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Remax Agency (Rich Bergdahl’s office).  If you wish to attend, contact President, Scott Becker.  A light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Jason Overleese announced that next week’s speaker will be Brian Johnson.  Brian recently wrote a book about our famous television program “Almost Live.”  This will be a good time to bring guests.
Scott is working with members to develop our Young Generations program.  We will send a student to Ryla in the spring and he has contacted Northwest University to see if they wish to have a Rotaract Club.  The Rotary Club of Redmond has indicated they would be willing to help facilitate a Rotaract club at Lake Washington Institute of Technology.
Elizabeth Rusnak is looking for two volunteers to help her interview students at Juanita High School for the student of the month.  It will take about 2-1/2 hours.
Amy Mutal cancelled the Bowling event on Friday, the 16th.  Instead, she hopes everyone will attend the 9 club Rotary social, Thursday, September 29th,
5:30pm to whenever Red Hook Brewery  14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072
Special Announcements:
Patti Marsh, the wife of former past president, Jerry Marsh, died recently and her memorial service will be held at Holy Family on Friday, Sept. 16 at 11:00 p.m.
Dick Shinstrom, the father of member, Steve Shinstrom, also died recently and his celebration of life will be at Inglewood on Friday, Sept. 16 at 2:00 p.m.  Please dress in golf clothes.
Bob Webb recently broke his hip (when he was playing tennis).  Send cards or give him a call.
Bo Darling, District 5030 Governor, talked about how important it is to have teamwork in Rotary.  He said every idea such as Rotary First Harvest and the Rotary efforts to end Polio, started with an idea from one person, but took teamwork to start the process and continue it through today.
Bo said he also believes in continuity in managing District 5030.  Past District Governor, Terry Pickering, started having more fellowships.  He had a picnic in Mercer Island in August and invites everyone to attend an event at the Hydroplane Museum in Kent on Monday, September 19.  Fellowship is a wonderful way to get us all together and develop teams to work on our projects.
Patricia Darling invited everyone to attend the District Conference in Portland, OR, on April 21-23, 2017 at the Portland Hilton.  The conference will celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation and 30 years of women’s admittance into Rotary.  Bo said the conference will continue to be family friendly and bring the kids and significant others. 
Patricia said to register go to:  If you register before Wednesday, you can scroll down to the bottom and put in the word Kirkland to get a small discount to attend the conference.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:33 p.m.
Submitted by Scribe:
Joanne Primavera