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The June 22, 2015 meeting of Kirkland Rotary Club was called to order by President Elect Rich Bergdahl, standing in for President John Pruitt missing his penultimate and pre-transition meeting at 6:30PM thanking Megan Nakanishi for being greeter, Rick Walter for running the front desk and yours truly for being the scribe for the night. Harry Wagoner led us in the pledge. Our guests tonight were Sally Otten of the Kirkland Parks Foundation, Athini and Froni Mangoras of Georges Restaurant, and Scott East (Bellevue Rotarian). Our inspirational moment were several reports from members attending or watching the US Open in Tacoma. Comments on the appearance of the site were mixed but a good time was had by all.
Chief Eric Olson reminded us of the club golf tournament on July 27th with only slots for four foursomes left. Scott Becker gave a Duck dash update with a request for signups and team lists on each table. Team leader Bill Woods announced his regret that he was opposed by team leader Megan Nakanishi, his very own granddaughter. Dr. Bob Webb made a pitch for sales efforts to raise money for Rotary projects, good fellowship and to promote the club’s good reputation in the community. Joanne Primavera gave a Shelter Box update. Sally Otten, guest and short program speaker (or announcer)gave a report for the Kirkland Parks Foundation joint community project commitments with the City of Kirkland ($50,000) Rotary Club of Kirkland ($50,000)and Kirkland parks Foundation ($25,000 and almost there) for completing the $125,000 Waverly Park Community site. Next week (7/29) is the annual transition dinner starting at 5:30 for socials followed by a meeting and ending in some mysterious hideaway in the Woodmark. How late? No-one would admit.
John Pruitt started the meeting at 6:30
Mogan - Neighbor of Scott Rethke
Pete – Prsopective new member from Joanne
Merilee Dicks – Spouse of Don Dicks
Bob Brohagan – Former Rotarian from VT.
Sam Chughtai – Friend of Jason O.
Glenn Bowers – Friend of Jason O.
Cheryl Fergusson – Speaker handler
Vince Ball – Nytek General Manager of Innovation
Rich Lerz – Friend of Jason O.
Doug Sato – Seattle 4 rotarian
Al Hoviland – Pledge
Bob Cohon – Rotary Minute
Gary Bruner – Spoke about the Rotary Peace Scholarship and Introduced 3 members for their Paul Harris Award
Jim Feak – received Paul Harris Pin with 3 Rubies
Alice Volpe – Received Paul Harris with 2 Rubies
Scott Rethke – Received his first Paul Harris Award Pin
Scott Rethke – July 13th Meeting at Chainline Brewery for prospective members
Joanne Primavera - $100 minimum credit Card limit for Duck Tickets
Scott Becker – Sign up sheets for Duck Dash Sales, and Teams to be Emailed
Steve Shinstrom – Scribes and Greeters
Patti Smith – Shirt orders
John Pruitt – Reminder for Board Meeting 6.16 and Transition Dinner 6.29
Speaker – Devin Liddell – Teague consultancy – 3 futures of the automobile
Your scribe for an evening Jason Overleese
John Pruitt called the June 8, 2015 Rotary Club of Kirkland meeting to order at 6:30 and welcomed the guests. We didn't have a pledge tonight - but the Rotary Minute Question:
For the Rotary Minute -Question. What makes our Rotary Club of Kirkland Exceptional? – here are some of the shout outs. Duck Dash, Miracle League, People, Salmon Bake, Bunko, Monday Nights, the Pledge, Beautiful Venue.
Rick Walters - took role for the attendance at the party, which was above the predicted forecast of people by 20%
· Rich Berghdal introduced his wife Nannette
· Ben Premack introduced Trevor McCann
· Harry introduced his wife of 14 months
· Scott introduced his neighbor Mohgan
· Dan Dix introduced Bride Shirley
· Steve Shinstrom introduced his wife Patty
· John introduced his wife Janet
Miracle League - Rick commented on the last miracle league game, with the Mariners Moose showing up - and already looking forward to next season. John commented that it was nice to do a JV with the other Kirkland Club
Rich - commented on the planning retreat with the new board last weekend. Asked the current board members to continue on if they would like because the club has been running really well. The Retreat was held at the Market Street , and they opened it up for the meeting in the morning
Anne Hamilton - commented on the LWIT dinner that was prepared for Rotary , and thanked James Nevers for planning and setting up a great event.
Ben Premack commented on the Face Book page that he has up and running. He asks that people send pictures to him for posting on the Face Book page. Benjamin@premack.com