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Kirkland

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA  98033
United States
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The meeting was called to order by President Scott Becker at 6:30 PM

 

Dave DeBoies led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Our only guests for the meeting were our Student of the Month Varenna Knowles, her parents Phil and Sharon Knowles.

 

Announcements:

Joanne Primavera thanked all who helped with Thanksgiving food donations.  Terry Cole reminded the club of the Christmas shopping event for kids on December 17th.  The cost is paid for by the Foundation.  Amy Mutal announced that the Club Christmas party will be next Monday, December 5th at the DeLille Chateau Winery in Woodinville from 6-9 PM.

Rotary Meeting Minutes November 21, 2016
The meeting was called to order by President Scott Becker at 6:30PM.   Eric Olsen led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Thanks to Terri Ekert for manning the front desk, with the able assistance of Jodi Long, and at times, Amy Mutal, who also was working on the Holiday Gala.
 
We met in the Marina Room of the Woodmark and due to the typical northern latitude early sunset, were not treated to a gorgeous view of the lake and skyline as the evening came on.
 
Rick Ostrander shared a Rotary Moment involving Rotary International and the Rotary Scholars Program [exchange students].  There have been about 42,000 of them since WWII.  He recounted two students that his family knew and have stayed in contact with for decades.
 
Visitors and Introductions:
Doug Seto, our popular refugee from Seattle 4, was once again in attendance.  Our Student of the Month, Varenna, was here and will be telling us about herself and her plans next week.
Rotary Minutes for Monday, October 24th 2016
President Scott Becker opened the meeting.  Diane Lanspa welcomed members to state the pledge.  Scott thanked Rich Bergdahl for manning the front desk and Jodi Long for being our greeter today. 
Elizabeth welcomed our student of the month Jorge Azpeitia and his family Jorge and Julia Aspeitia Sr.  Other guests at her table include Carol Glennon (teacher) and Melanie Artz (year book advisor) both teachers at Juanita High School.
Amy Mutal introduced Brenda Kaufman as her guest. Brenda is the manager of Columbia Athletic Club.  Jason introduced the CEO and CFO of the NW University.   Other guests included Doug Seto visiting us from Seattle 4.
 
Student of the month presentation : Jorge Azpeitia
Thank you to Rotary.  Jorge is 16 years old and was born at Evergreen Hospital.  When he was young his family moved back to Mexico where he started school early.  When he moved back to Kirkland he was very young and did not know English.  He and his brother were enrolled in an English as a Second language class and soon he had caught up with the other kids.  He still goes back to Mexico every couple of years to stay in touch with friends and relatives.
Jorge attending Robert Frost and Kamiakin.  He is a national honor society member and has a passion for photography.  He went to Conneticut over the summer to attend photography school and even started a small photography business.  He is head of the 2016 yearbook.  He attributes his success and positive attitude to his parents and teachers Carol Glennon and Melanie Artz.   Scott presented Jorge a duck. Rotary will donate 600 lbs of food to NW Harvest in his name.
Scott reminded Rotarians that October 24th is Rotary Polio Day.

President Scott Becker opened the Rotary Club of Kirkland meeting at 6:30.  David Mutal did the pledge, and thanks to Terri Ebert and Jodi Long ran the  front deck,  and John Pruitt for greeting, and Jodi Long for scribing the meeting.   Terry Cole did the inspirational moment

 

Announcements: 

 

Brian Tucker-  Asked for Volunteers this Friday for Teen Club.  Be there at 5:30 to service pizza.  Location is at the Kirkland Teen building near QFC and behind senior center. 

 

Terry Cole- Need volunteers for Holiday Party.  We need helpers for shopping with the kids, help to take down and set up.   See sign up sheet for gift wrapping.

 

Joanne Primavera- Thank David Aubrey and Anna and the crew for coming to the tree house.  Thanks to John Pruitt for handling coats for kids while she was gone.   Donated over 1,000 coats.  Kathy will make sure the coats get worn this winter. 

 

Also see sign up sheet for bringing different food items or money for making baskets for Kirkland Nourishing Network.   Bring items to next weeks meeting.

 

Please see the calendar for November and December at each table.  

 

Let Joanne Primavera know if you are interested in walking at the HopeLink Turkey Trot.  See sign up sheet.  Rotary will pay for you to be in the turkey trot.  The walk is this Sunday November 20th.   3 mile walk from Marina to Carillon Park.   The duck should be represented.   Meet up where the sailing club meet.   Also we can sign up for bell ringing at the QFC.

 

Amy Mutal- Holiday party for the club on December 5th.  Copy of the invitation was sent via. email and at your table.  We have 30 RSVP's.  15 who have viewed and 15 who haven't opened it. Location is at Delille Chateau and catering by Laura. 

 

Steve Shinstrom- sign up for scribe.  sign up sheet is on each table.

 

Scott Becker-  We have two new students Maya Short and Kala Nazaky both from Juanita Highschool.  We will provide funding for their leadership weekend. 

 

Don Dicks- Rotary foundation works will e guest speaker next week.

 

Jason Overleese- move the speaker for next week and Jodi Long and Terry Ebert will present next week. 

 

Dave Dubious- Thanked Steve Shinstrom for Bunco.

 

Bob Webb- He is putting together PR for what our club does.  Please take photos and write articles.  Get more things into the site.  Rick Walters sent out article for Tree House.

Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting – October 17, 2016

Scott Becker brought the meeting to order and Jason Overleese lead the group in the pledge of allegiance.

Visitors were recognized – Our student of the month Jorge who will be giving us a small presentation next week in his final meeting with the group. Lynn Petsel will talk later about “NOLS”. Our Speaker “Mickey” Pierce will talk on access to technology.

Announcements – Anne Hamilton talked about the Lake Washington Technical College Event; Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast on November 1, 2016.

*** Note from Editor.  Steve Shinstrom wasn't at the meeting but is announcing BUNCO is Saturday November 5th.  He will again email sign up list and then will do food the week prior.  ***...  We will need a minimum of 16 committed to host the party and as of today sign ups are a bit light.  More to follow. ***

Pat Swenson reminded us about Reading Buddies – the due date to sign on is October 25th and if you need more information, see the accompanying flyer.

Dave DeBois let us know that he is in the processing of rounding up children to participate in the Holiday event sponsored by Kirkland Rotary Foundation. More information to come.

John Pruitt told us that Operation Warm Coats gets underway this Friday – they have 5 or 6 volunteers but the more the merrier.

Brian Tucker, along with Joanne Primavera filled us in on the “K-TUB Teen Feed” event. The goal is to feed homeless kids in Kirkland. The teen feed which is sponsored by the YMCA is held at the Teen Union Building (TUB). The club’s involvement is the 3rd Friday of odd months starting with November so November 18th would be the club’s first feed. Be sure to contact Joanne if you want to be involved.

Scott Becker let us know the club is getting involved in the youth movement – We are going to help the Downtown club financially with their efforts with Interact and Rotaract clubs in our area. In addition, the club will be involved with an exchange student next fall.

The meeting was called to order by President Scott Becker at 6:30 PM.  The club was led in the pledge by John Woodbery.  Bill Woods made a special tribute to the Pledge of Allegiance and against those who refuse to honor the traditions and privileges the flag represents for our country.

Ernie Norehad gave the Rotary Minute by reminding the members and guests that we can celebrate World Polio Day upcoming with an event at the Bill and Melinda gates Foundation on October 27th.  He also reminded everyone to get their flue shots in October.

Meeting Date: Monday, September 26, 2017
 
Although a few intrepid Rotary Club of Kirkland souls ventured out to the Woodmark, there was no official meeting.  Instead, the Presidential Debates were turned on in the library at 6:00 p.m.  Members dished up their food and they, and a few hotel guests, watched the debates.  Mike Hunter and David Aubry manned the front desk.
 
Don’t forget the Kirkland Rotary Foundation Auction this week at the Kirkland Women’s Center, 407 1st St. at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. 
 
Also, if you wish to join members at the Hopelink Luncheon on Monday, October 24 at 11:30 a.m., please contact Anne Hamilton anneham43@hotmail.com.  Mario Batali will be the guest speaker.  The luncheon is free, but bring a checkbook for a donation.
 
Guests present:  Terri Ebert
                          Murray Kyot
 
Submitted by Scribe:
Joanne Primavera
Rotary Spokesman
 
Meeting Date: Monday, September 16, 2016
The meeting is called to order by president, Scott Becker at 6:30 p.m.  The flag salute is led by Dan Bartel.  Tonight’s Greeter is: Don Dicks. Front desk: Rich Bergdahl.
 
Introduction of Visitors:
Sondra Pichardo, daughter of Diana Lanspa, was visiting from Atlanta; Terri Ebert, Jodi Long and Steve’s wife, Patty Shinstrom.
 
Club Announcements:
  1. The board has approved new members Terri Ebert and Jodi Long. They should be inducted within a few weeks.
  2.  Patti Dougherty’s blue badge arrived.
  3. Joanne Primavera reminded everyone the Foundation Auction is Saturday, Oct. 1st at 5:30 pm at the Kirkland Women’s Club. Gary and Ingrid Bruner will be making their famous spaghetti dinner along with another surprise. Sign-ups are needed for appetizers and desserts, as well as help to set-up and take-down.  Auction items are also needed.
  4. Amy Mutual announced the Nine Club Social that will be held September 29th at Redhook Brewery.  Please RSVP directly to Amy.  This will be a fellowship night with nine Rotary clubs from the area.
  5. David DeBois is coordinating a beer-pour-team for Kirkland’s October Fest for Saturday, September 24 at 8 pm.
  6. Steve and Patty Shinstrom are hosting the annual Bunco party at their home on Saturday, November 5th at 6:00 pm.  The theme is “Red, White and Blue” (time to get creative). Bring a heavy appetizer to share.
  7. Ben Premack will be taking photos of various Rotary events and posting them to our Club’s Facebook page.  If you have photos you want posted, email them to Ben and he’ll get them posted.
  8. Scott Becker is working with the Rotaract Group of Juanita High School.
     
    Special Announcements:
    N/A
     
    Happy Dollars:
    N/A
     
    Program Speaker: Jason Overleese, our Program Chair, introduced Bryan Johnston, Seattle author (of JP Patches) and 11-time Emmy Award winner.
    Program Topic: Bryan’s topic was about his book, Almost Live, The TV Show That Wouldn’t Die”. Almost Live, the local Seattle television show that started in 1984, was the launching pad for many famous television celebrities. Even though the show officially went off the air in 1999, re-runs can still be seen on King 5 today. Bryan entertained us with the history of the show and the career path of many of the people who were part of making the show a national success.  At one point during the life of Almost Live, the ratings of that show were better than the ratings of Saturday Night Live.  Almost Live was also on Comedy Central for 2-years.  Bryan also entertained us with a few of the clips of a few of the shows, one featuring Pat Cashman (Roscoe’s Carpet Emporium Closing) that was done in one take.  Bryan fielded various questions from the audience and all were pleased with the entertaining information about the background of Seattle’s show.
     
    Lucky Ticket Drawing
    N/A
     
    The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
    Submitted by Scribe:
    Elizabeth “DeeDee” Rusnak
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.
Rotary Minutes 8-29-16
President-Elect Steve Shinstrom called the meeting to order at 6:31pm and graciously thanked John Pruitt for scribing, Patty Doherty for greeting, and Rick Walter for handling the front desk.
 
 
*** EDITOR's NOTE...  I want to thank all of you for the kind words when hearing about the passing of my father this past Saturday.  For those that knew Dick we will be having a celebration of his life at Inglewood Golf & CC at 2:00pm on Friday the 16th of September.  Golf/Country Club attire is preferred as that is the way he would have wanted it!!!. ***
 
 
Rick Ostrander led the Pledge of Allegiance and Ernie Norehad gave a fine inspirational minute about “Freedom is a rare and delicate thing.”
Guests included visiting Rotarians Maurice Kvit, and other special guests Jodi Long [guest of Amy and David Mutal], Roberta Lyon [spouse of the speaker] and Gail Auslander [spouse of Bob Auslander]
Announcements:
  • Scribe signup list was distributed.  Thank you for signing up for scribe and greeter.
  • Details about the holiday party for needy kids was announced.
    • Dan Bartel and Terry Cole are co-chairs.
    • Date:  December 17th [Saturday] from 7:00am until 11:00am.  Please mark this event on your calendar!
    • Location:  Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland.  Also Fred Meyer at Totem Lake. 
    • Harry Wagoner and Dave DeBois are in charge of finding families for the event.  We will probably host about 40 kids.
    • Patti Smith is in charge of breakfast.
    • Dan Bartel will be Santa Claus.
    • Amy Mutal is in charge of holiday picture.
    • OPEN – Recruiting volunteers for set-up, breakfast servers, gift wrappers, entertainment, etc.
    • OPEN – Recruiting Rotary Buddies for shopping – Note that the budget is $150/a child; Fred Meyer will be giving us a 10%+ discount. 
    • Special thanks to Bob Auslander for funding much of the project and Terry Cole for initiating it.
 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
Here is link to scholarship night photos.  What a great night.  http://goo.gl/btK50M
 
 
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