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Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA  98033
United States
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For information on our club please contact:
Joanne Primavera
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 Rotary Spokesman
Meeting Date: Monday, August 22, 2016
The meeting is called to order by President, Scott Becker at 6:30pm.  The flag salute is led by Scott Becker Tonight’s Greeter is: Mike Hunter Front desk: Rick Ostrander Inspirational Words: Donald Dicks 
Introduction of Visitors:
No Visitors
Duck Dash Results 2016
1.  Phyllis Pierce - $1000
2.  Frank James - $1000
3.  Rich Morse - $1000
4.  Kyle Sullivan - $1000
5.  Steve DeWalt - $1000
6.  Eva Imaino - Sound Fitness Evaluation and ten sessions with personal trainer - $500 Value
7.  Bob Cohon - One night stay at the Woodmark - $200 Value
8.  Tim Martin - $250 Gift Certificate to Ace Frames for custom framing
9.  David Walzer - Childrens Bike - $200 Value from Dr. H. Lee Kilburn, Kirkland Pediatrics
10. Rick Walter - 12 Monthly Wine Tastings from The Grape Choice - Value $120
11. Rich Lerz - $75 Gift Certificate from Fena Flowers
12. Steve Dewalt - $50 Gift Certificate to Ristorante Paradiso
13. Megan Nakanishi - $50 Gift Certificate to the Lodge Sports Grille in Kirkland

Meeting Date: Monday, August 1, 2016
The meeting is called to order by President, Scott Becker at 6:30pm. 
Flag Salute
Introduction of Visitors:
Visiting Rotarians: Carl Banky- Seattle 4
Visitor of Jason Overleese- his wife Veronica
Club Announcements:
  • Sunday, August 7th at 3pm is Friends of Youth picnic. See Joanne Primavera for information.
  • Monday, August 8th from 5:30-8:00pm Duck Dash branding party at Lee Johnson Chevrolet. There will be beer, wine and pizza.
  • Monday, August 15th 6:00-8:00pm Annual Salmon Bake. Please register on the Rotary website and let Amy Mutal know what you would like to bring to share.
  • Monday, September 12th is the 22nd Annual Peter Kirk Golf Classic. Rotary club of Kirkland is sponsoring a hole and looking for volunteers to work the tent the day of the event. This is a great way to grow membership. Please let Amy Mutal know If you’re interested in volunteering. 
  • Saturday, Sept 10th from 8-11am Northwest Harvest Kent Warehouse. 
  • Duck Dash update: Not all Rotarians have reported their sales, so please be sure to get this to Joanne Primavera as soon as possible. Please don’t wait until last minute.
  • There are a lot of open spots for Duck Dash sales. Please be sure to sign up!   
  • The fountain near Starbucks is finally landscaped! Thank you Bill Woods for seeing that this gets done.
Scott Rethke: Happy Dollars
Program was Club Assembly: Scott Becker has asked for all member to get involved!
Please let the committee chairs know what committees you are interested in. 
We heard from:
Community Service - Joanne Primavera
International Service - Alice Volpe
Club Service - David Mutal
Membership - Amy Mutal
Rotary Foundation - Donald Dicks
The meeting was adjourned at 7:40pm                            Submitted by Scribe: Amy

Meeting Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
The meeting is called to order by President, Scott Becker at 6:30pm.  The flag salute is led by Joanna Primavera.  Tonight’s Greeter is: Patty Doherty. Front desk: Rich Bergdahl   Inspirational Words: Scott Becker – Quote by Author of Animal House.
Introduction of Visitors:
Visiting Rotarians:  Alex Hopkins – District Governor 2017-2018 – Woodinville and his wife Julia
Club Announcements:
  1. District Rotary: Announcement by Alex Hopkins – District Governor 2017-2018
  • Alex spoke about the NEW Rotary Academy that is the inside out of the Rotary Organization.  It is online: 8 lessons and emails.  For more information or to receive the Rotary Academy Registration Form 2016-2017 - Email Alex @ It can also be found on the District Rotary website.
  • District Rotary Picnic on Mercer Island Sunday, August 28, 10-2:30.  We’re having it at Aubry Davis Park. If you have questions, please contact Alex Hopkins, District 5030 DGE, Woodinville Rotary Club (425) 298-0768 or (425) 492-0104 (cell).
  1. Friends of Youth
  • Joanna Primavera spoke on the “Friends of Youth” and gave out flyers for the New Ground Friends and Family Picnic on Sunday, August 7th at 3:00pm.  RSVP to  Contact Joanne for more information.
  1. Duck Dash
    • Bob Webb said the Patti Smith had send him an email – ASKING for Duck Dash for QFC this coming up weekend.  Bob had additional tickets to sign out if needed.
    • Patti would be sending out the sign-up sheet by email this week.
    • 2016 Duck Dash Teams (Team 2) is ahead with $2,925 in Sales.  Next week the new update sheet will be available.
  • Duck Branding Party – Aug 8th
  • Joanne gave out NEW Pre-printed envelops for Duck Dash Money Collection with instructions on how to put money and tickets in numerical order.
  1. Salmon Bake – Aug 15 (6-8pm) @ Bob & Gail Auslanders.  Look for Amy Mutal’s email.
Program Topic:
Scott Becker showed a video by Satya Mitra about his experience Recruiting Rotary New Members   -  From “Pacific NW Pets”
Special Announcements: N/A
Happy Dollars: N/A
Lucky Ticket Drawing: N/A
The meeting was adjourned at 7:35pm                            Submitted by Scribe: Patty

Our new President Scott Becker called the July 18, 2016 Kirkland Rotary meeting to order promptly at 6:29 p.m.  Dan Bartel was the greeter, George Anderson led the Pledge of Allegiance, and the front desk was manned by Rick Walter [scribe’s note:  I thought there was a committee to run the front desk!].
Scott Rethke provided a fine Inspirational Moment, with quotes from Richard Branson.  Some of the zingers were: “You don’t learn to walk by following rules.  You learn by doing, and by falling over.”  Another quote: “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”  There were other great quotes; however, the scribe’s typing skills are only so good.
Visitors & Visiting Rotarians:  We had one guest, Adam Kushabi.  Adam was introduced to Rotary at a Duck Dash sales venue.  Adam is an architect with an office located in Bothell.  Ran ________ was a visiting Rotarian from one of India’s largest cities.  Ran is a Past-President of his Rotary Club.  He has a daughter living in the area. 
A collaborative effort by Rotary & the City of Kirkland—I’ll have mustard on mine!
It was a beautiful day at Waverly Beach Park under the new Picnic Shelter. Kirkland Rotary spearheaded and effort to raise money and include this project in the city plans for renovation of the park. Kirkland Rotarian Patti Smith tells us “it was a lot of work by the club, the city and the Kirkland Parks Foundation to get it built”. The design work was donated by Galen Page. Everyone was on hand to enjoy the first BBQ including the Mayor and many city officials who enjoyed a dog from Scott Rethke.


6:30 Meeting Open

James Nevers led the pledge

July 11th Meeting will be at the new pavilion on Waverly Beach Park to celebrate the Legacy Project

Rick Walters, inspirational moment with history of Service Above Self

Rich Bergdahl apparently doesn’t prepare, he prefers to fly by the seat of his pants and do things off the cuff.

The Rotary Club of Kirkland had their annual golf tournament at Mt. Si Golf Course. The day was beautiful. Rotarian Harry Wagoner’s team won the tourney shooting 14 under.
In addition to fellowship, the Rotarians and their guests raised over $250 for the Rotary Foundation which donates to many Kirkland charities.

Here is link to scholarship night photos.  What a great night.

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New Years
Feb 20, 2017
No Meeting
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