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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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Amy Mutal
Home Page Stories
Reminder no meeting at the Woodmark on Monday April 16th.  Club social at Café Veloce!
Rotary Meeting Minutes April 2, 2018
The meeting was called to order at 6:32 PM by President Steve Shinstrom. 
David Mutal led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
John Pruitt manned the front desk.
Visitors and Introductions:
Monica Fratita is here for her last visit as a ‘visitor’.  She will be inducted into the Club next week.  Mike Hunter introduced our latest Student of the Month, Teresa, a Senior at Lake Washington High School.  John Woodbery introduced his wife Dee, and announced that this month they will have been married for 56 years!  John also introduced several other guests, Patti Wright and her mother Sandra Roe, and Roger and Chris Meddys [sp?].  [Really need to improve my handwriting so I can read it!]
The District Conference at Tulalip is April 27-29.  A number of ‘Packages’ are available.  Do not forget that Miracle League starts April 21, 10AM, at Perigo Park in Redmond.  We are actually recruiting more disabled kids to participate.  Ambereen reminded us about assisting in cleaning and decorating veterans’ graves at Kirkland Cemetery.  Help is needed in placing flags on the Thursday before Memorial Day.  Dave Aubry spoke about two upcoming work parties at the site of the Club’s project on the Cross Kirkland Corridor. Volunteers led by CKC Steward Karen Story will be working 9-11AM April 9 and 23rd clearing non-native and invasive species from the area just south of the old station platform, near Kirkland Ave and Railroad Ave.  Wear work clothes, gloves and tools are provided.  James Nevers reminded us that in three weeks [April 23] we will have our Scholarships Awards Dinner.
Rick Walter spent some time extracting Happy Dollars from a number of Happy Rotarians.
Meeting notes April 9, 2018
President Steve convened the meeting late at 6:31pm; Ex Cox is urging him to get back on track…
Rick Walter led us in the Pledge, Rich Bergdahl confirmed he was indeed present, and John Pruitt did the front desk duties.
Visitors were Bret O’Rourke, Monica Fratita, Doug Sato of Seattle 4, Areli from Juanita High, Teresa from Lake Wash High, and Nan Bergdahl.
  • Steve’s 3rd to last Board Meeting is this Thursday.  He’s not counting though.
  • Next week’s meeting is at Café Veloce in Totem Lake for Tax Relief Day.  Check your email for details.
  • District Conference is April 27-29 at Tulalip Resort.  Pres Steve and Pres Elect Rick are going.  Check the District site for details or with Steve or Rick.
  • Patti Sims announced the first Miracle League Game is April 21.  We need you to show and help.  Blitz from the Hawks and the Mariner Moose will be there.
  • Dave Aubry thanked Mekonen G, Joe G, John P, Mike and Sharon H and Russ S for helping to clear the site for the Club’s new Legacy Project on the CKC.
  • Pres Steve and Harry W announce the annual Golf Tourney is on May 14 at Willow Run.  First flight at 1:00.  Check your email for details.
  • Scott B announced that we’re on track for Duck Dash sponsors, but another $7-8K is needed.  Check your email for helping track down past sponsors.

First off Special thanks to Mike Hunter for stepping in at the last minute to scribe.  We really need volunteers to take notes of the weekly meetings.


Rotary Club of Kirkland

Monday, March 26, 2018 Meeting

President Steve Shinstrom called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  Bob Webb led us in the Pledge. 


Alex Hopkins, our District Governor

Guadalupe Rosales – Student of the Month from Lake Washington High School, and her mother Guadalupe Acoltzi and Brittany, her sister

Wilma Bartel

Monica Fratita, visiting us again

Jadon Krewheder from Madison House

Mary Dawson from Madison House

Heather Jenks

Andy Runstadt

Rachel Brady, friend of our speaker

Bob Champoux, friend of our speaker

Inspirational Moment

President Steve enlightened us with a serious inspirational moment.

Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, March 19, 2018 Meeting
President Steve Shinstrom called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  George Anderson led us in the Pledge.  Ernie Norehad provided us with a humorous inspirational moment.
Guadalupe Rosales – Student of the Month from Lake Washington High School
Bret O’Rourke, visiting us again
Monica Fratita, visiting us again
Carl Behnke, Seattle #4 retired from Retail Pots and Pans
  • President Steve thanked everyone for upcoming programs; now programs are set through his Presidential term
  • Tax Relief Day is April 16 at Café Veloce – Sign up now for a fellowship meeting
  • District Conference at the Tulalip at the end of April – Sign up on the District website
  • Miracle League starts April 21 in Redmond – Contact Patty Sims to participate
Rotary Meeting Minutes March 12, 2018
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM by President – Elect Rick Walter, as President Steve Shinstrom would apparently rather be in Hawaii than here leading his faithful flock. 
Scott Becker led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
John Pruitt manned the front desk.
Ernie Norehad regaled us with a humorous story, while not strictly an Inspirational Moment, certainly reminds us that humor itself can inspire us to have a better outlook on life. 
Visitors and Introductions:
Monica is here for her fifth visit.  There were several other guests.  However, your faithful scribe failed to get their names, and apologizes for the oversight.

Rotary Minutes


March 5, 2018


The meeting was called to order by President Steve Shinstrom at 6:30 PM and opened with an inspirational moment.

Thanks to John Pruitt and Rick Ostrander for manning the front desk and James Nevers for Scribing

Dan Bartel led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Visitors and Introductions:

Ambareen introduced our Student of the Month

David DeBois introduced Monica, a prospective member who works at Boeing.

Rick Walter introduces Sue, a visiting Rotarian from Seattle 4.

Bret O’Rourke was also visiting and hopes to become a member soon.


Dan Bartel introduced his wife Wilma.

Dan also reminded everyone of the upcoming Rotary First Harvest event Saturday, March 10th.

Paul Brett
Apr 30, 2018
Update on Village at Totem Lake!
Bob Becker of Becker Architects
May 07, 2018
Peter Kirk Park Master Plan
Golf Tournament at Willows
May 14, 2018
Golf, Fun & Fellowship!!!
Melisa King (Sammamish Rotarian)
May 21, 2018
Athletes for Kids
Christa Chambers from Talon
Jun 04, 2018
Update on Kirkland Urban Development
Milenko Matanovic
Jun 11, 2018
Strengthening Communities through Collaborative Placemaking
Rich Lerz
Jun 18, 2018
From Nytec
Transition Dinner
Jun 25, 2018
Changing of the Guards :-)
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