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We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA  98033
United States
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President Steve Shinstrom called the September 11, 2017 Kirkland Rotary meeting to order promptly at 6:31p.m.  Rick Walter was the greeter, Don Dicks led the Pledge of Allegiance and Rich Bergdahl was at the front desk and provided a fine Inspirational Moment, reminding us about how 9/11 brought him to Rotary and helped unify the country.
Visiting Rotarians were: Sue Eichler – Seattle 4, Virginia McKenzie – Seattle 4, Cary Young – Sammamish
Guests were:  Sandra Sea-Fisher and Richard Kinberg.
Special Guest and Speaker:  District Governor Alexander C. Hopkins 
Club Business and Announcements:
  • Rotary Board Meeting is Thursday, September 14th @ 5:30p.  Please RSVP with Steve S.
  • Candidate Forum is September 18th.  Please RSVP to Patti Smith.
  • “I am Jane Doe” – is a documentary film highlighting the fight against sex trafficking in America, sponsored by Seattle 4.  It will be on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – 6:00-8:30p.  For more information go to: 
  • Kirkland Oktoberfest:  Rotary volunteers will be pouring beer on September 23rd from 5:00- 8:30p.  Contact John Pruitt for more information.
  • Patty Sims announced that the October 2nd Rotary program, “Taking the Risk and Creating Your Own Gaming Company” would be an ideal program to invite the younger generation!
  • Bunko will be held November 11th at Steve Shinstrom’s.  The theme this year is “South of the Border.”
  • Christmas Party for the needy is booked for December 16th.  For more information, contact Terry Cole.
    Happy Dollars:  Rick Walter extracted many Happy Dollars that are used to pay for guests and other happy events.

August 28, 2017 Spokesman

Vice President John Woodbery presiding for President Steve Shinstrom, called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM, and also provided the Rotary Minute about Knowledge, Experience, and Wisdom.


The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mekonen GiorgisVP John Woodbery thanked Scott Becker and Patty Doherty for staffing the front desk, Dan Bartel for scribing, and Terri Ebert for handling the Joker Pool.


Visiting Rotarians:  Keith Applegate from Springfield Ohio, CPA: Sveehar-Jv, Chamnai Upscale Rotary Club, India, Physician and her husband Umarini Sveedhin who is a Mechanical Engineer.


Guests of Elizabeth Rusnak were Sandra Sea Fisher ( Non-Profits) and her husband Ed Fisher (Project Manager-Construction Engineering for Graham Construction); and  guest of Jim Feek:  Jordan Molla (Advanced Limo USA, Limousine Service).  And Megan Nakanishi grand daughter of Bill Woods is now driving him and potentially coming back.

The Rotary Club of Kirkland would like to thank everyone that participated in our 2017 Duck Dash.  Below are the results of Saturday's race.  Winners will be contacted by the club shortly.  Thank you again and special thanks to our sponsors.





Ace Frames, Hutichinson & Walter-PLLC, Nakanishi Dental Labs, Inc., The Casey Oiness Team, Guild Mortgage,  Money Tree, Safeway Stores Foundation!


Silver Sponsor

Conover Insurance, Heartland Payment Systems, Kirkland Urban, Viper Technology Services, Corsair Technical Services, G12 Communications, PCRG Insurance, Corsair Engineering,

John Pruitt, Richard Bienenfeld DDS, Lincoln Moving & Storage, Passport Corporation, Senior Financial Advisors, Shinstrom & Norman, Inc!

Grand Prize Winners
#1.  Rich Bergdahl      $1000
#2.  Nan Bergfdahl     $1000
#3.  Steve Dewalt       $1000
#4.  Jan Stroh            $1000
#5.  Sandra Wright      $1000
#6.  Sharon & Joe Silva           $500 Totally Sound Fitness
#7.  Rich Bergdahl      $250    Ace Frames
#8.  Scott Rethke        $200    Woodmark Hotel
#9.  Dennis DeYoung  $200    Childs Bike from Dr. H. Lee Kilburn
#10. Nan Bergdahl      Golf Outing/basket   Hutchison & Walter CPA
#11. Warren Sole        $120    Grape Choice
#12. Eva Imairo          $75      Fena Flowers
#13. Ann Norman       $50      Ristorante Paradiso
#14. Kalees Meckling   $50      Lodge Sports Grill
Rotary Meeting Minutes July 31, 2017
The meeting was called to order by President Steve Shinstrom at 6:30PM.  He had to remind your Scribe that he was supposed to take minutes that night – luckily, pen and paper were quickly found, and we have this record of the meeting.
Shoshanna Ryan, the daughter of our speaker Joel Ryan, led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Visitors and Introductions:
Mark Shu, who is checking out our club, was introduced as a guest.
Visiting Rotarians Arati & Arun Ganacharya of the Shaniwarwada Club of Pune, India, near Mumbai.  We were treated to a short talk by Arati detailing information about their club, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. The club has 70 members, ALL of whom are Paul Harris Fellows.  One of their club projects is sanitation and water conservation in the surrounding villages.

Spokesman for meeting of July 10, 2017


President Steve called the meeting to order at 6:30 and Bob Webb led the pledge. Steve thanked Tricia Stromberg and DeeDee Rusnak for manning the front desk and yours truly for greeting and scribing.

Russ Stromberg introduced his guest Warren Saul(sp) whom he met while selling Ducks. Warren is a web designer. President Steve introduced FLOKR (First Lady of Kirkland Rotary), Patty.

Steve Acknowledged 4th of July Volunteers of note Rick, Patty and Amy for wearing the Mama Duck costume in 80% weather with David making sure Baby Duck’s head kept moving. Brian Tucker saved the day by making sure that Big Duck stayed inflated.

The Club Picnic is next Monday at the Waverly Beech Shelter. Please sign up if your coming to enjoy the evening and, or if you can help set up or take down.

Duck Dash Sales: Rick was the first to sign up. We are at QFC this Saturday and need sellers from 10-12 & 12-2. Fred Meyer is scheduled for the next weekend. Please put your money in the envelopes when Handing it in.

Pat Swenson told us that there are some great tours of Smith Tower, reminiscent of the past glory days of the former tallest building West of the Mississippi.

Rick lightened the weight of bills in our pockets by calling for Happy Dollars.

The June 23, 2017 Rotary Club of Kirkland meeting  was called to order by a healthy Scott Becker at 6:30pm.  The pledge of allegiance was led by Gail Auslander, our Greeter tonight was Terri Ebert. and John Pruitt served at the Front Desk.

Our Guests tonight were Matt & Terri Clements, Matt an electrical engineer and Terri an in IT Software sales, Scott East from a Bellevue Club was here as well as Doug Seto our Seattle 4 regular guest/assoc.  member.


Ernie Norehad reminded us  what Walter Winchell said that "Peace, a noun meaning a lull between two people cheating and between two countries fighting" or  "I try to be nice to people on the way up and see them on the way down" or something like that.


Angelica 'Angel' Pilato, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.), Ph.
Sep 25, 2017
Angel's Truck Stop: A Woman's Love, Laughter, and Loss during the Vietnam War (A Memoir)
Chris Alderson
Oct 02, 2017
Co-Founder of Polyarc Games. Taking the risk and creating your own gaming company.
Tom McBride
Oct 09, 2017
Industry of the lobbyist in the State Legislative Process. How the Process Works.
Our Own Dave Aubry
Oct 16, 2017
History Railroad in Kirkland... Now the CKC. Proposal for CKC Pavillion (New Legacy Project)
Marilyn Richards
Oct 23, 2017
The Five Golden Rules of Business Development
Helen Ahrens-Byington City of Kirkland
Nov 06, 2017
Disaster Preparedness. Are you ready?
Dave Nichols aka "Disaster Dave"
Nov 27, 2017
ShelterBox Response Team
No Meeting - Christmas
Dec 25, 2017
No Meeting - New Years
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