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Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA  98033
United States of America
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Amy Mutal
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The meeting of Monday, July 15, 2019 was called to order at 6:42 by President, John Woodbery.  Terry Cole led the flag salute.  Margie Glenn greeted all the members as they entered the meeting.
            John provided an insprirational moment.  If there is a boulder in the road, look at it as an opportunity to improve your circumstances, not something to avoid.
            There were no visitors.
Megan:  The Duck Branding Party will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m. at LEE JOHNSON CHEVROLET/MAZDA in the Mazda service bay.  Pizza, beverages, and cookies will be served after all the ducks are branded.  Bring friends and relatives.
Jim:    The Ducks will race at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 28.
            Sign up to help with the following:
            1.  Selling duck tickets Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday.
            2.  Putting up the booth Friday
            3.  Putting the ducks in the water at 9:00 a.m. Sunday
            4.  Pulling out the ducks after the race at 2:00 p.m.
Joanne:  On July 16, the Kirkland City Council will vote on addiing funds to purchase a larger, more substantial gazebo at the CKC Railroad Crossing.  The $32,400 we have raised through duck sales and the Kirkland Foundation Auction, will be leveraged by either $36,000 or $48,000 more dollars from the City.  After the project is finally approved, the gazebo will be purchased and the project will proceed.
            John Hanson, a private investigator, held the members mesmorized with his story of investigating a hoax to collect money for alleged victims of the Alaska Airlines crash in 2000.  He also briefly told a story of how he helped find two murdered bodies in Lake Washington that resulted in two men being convicted of murder and sent to prison for life without parole,
The meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m.
Joanne Primavera, Scribe
JULY 8, 2019
July 8, 2019-Kirkland Rotary Dinner Meeting was called to order by President John Woodbery at 6:30 PM.
The flag salute was led by George Anderson.
Meeting Greeter was Tricia Stromberg
The inspirational moment was provided by Ernie Norehad. The topic was Experience.
The following visitors were present:
Todd Dentor, Jacob’s Father
Barry Long, Speaker for the evening
Entita Ogada, Past President from Kenya
Rod Moore, John’s son-in-law and Barry’s business partner
Club announcements include:
  1.     James Nevers-Duck Dash Chair
    1.     Duck Branding Night is July 22, 2019 at Lee Johnson offices, 11845 NE 85th Way in Kirkland
    2.     Turn in sales proceeds and ticket receipts to Joanne Primavera as soon as possible during your sales efforts
    3.     Rick Walter announced that he will be out of town on Sunday, July 28th and will, therefore, be unavailable to randomize and announce the winner of the dash. If Excel does not scare you, contact Rick as soon as possible to get orientation to the program and procedures for the day of the Dash, Sunday, July 28th.
    4.     Duck Dash supplies, i.e. table, chairs, table cover, prop ducks, can be picked up at AND LEFT OFF at Steve Shinstrom’s office, 525 Kirkland Way.
  1.     Post-Duck Dash Social- Annual Salmon Bake Monday, August 26, 2019 at Brandon Honcoop’s house.
Happy Dollars were collected by Rick Walter
Speaker-Barry Long, Realtor, Real Estate Sorftware Developer, Public Speaker
Program Topic: Career Decisions &  How Careers Change with Life Circumstances
Summary of Program:
  •        Barry started his career in Alaska at age 18 with a builder who liked the fact that Barry had no experience in anything so far in his young life.
  •        At 22, youthful exuberance and accompanying hubris, turned into physical trauma for Barry. A motorcycle accident on a familiar route, changed Barry’s mobility opportunities.
  •        Out of this accident, Barry developed goal setting abilities from which he believes everyone can benefit.
  •        Goals are more than a list on paper. Goals plus taking action are the only way to accomplish anything in life. Barry strongly believes, we can accomplish anything we desire if we take action on our desires.
  •        Hand-in-hand with goals, it is imperative that we learn to ask for and to accept help
Big lesson-we do not do anything by ourselves
  •        Barry developed two notable programs out of his own experiences:
    1.     Think First Program-Injury prevention education
    2.     Real Estate Multiple Listing information about special needs features in homes for sale and availability of facilities in the area of homes for sale
Barry entertained, made us laugh and inspired us all to take a different view of our lives, goals, actions and need for help every day of our lives.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM.
Respectfully submitted:
Margie Glenn
Scribe for July 8, 2019 Kirkland Rotary Meeting
Hello fellow Rotarians.  Bob Webb had computer problems so I got these minutes to Steve's address to learn he is away for a while so here they are:
Our speaker Monday is Barry Long whose topic is mentioned below.
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM by newly inducted President John Woodbery. Our greeter tonight was Monica Fratita, the front desk ably manned by John Pruitt and Rick Ostrander the flag salute was led by Ambareen Jaddi, the inspiration moment was given by President John Woodbery with six short prayers that demonstrated qualities like faith, hope, attitude and so forth.
Our only visitor was former member Angela Marks who came especially to hear Bill Woods speak.  For announcements James Nevers brought us up to speed on the Duck Race preparations and place an urgent request for sellers at the parade on the 4th and at the Wednesday Market and QFC.  The duck race is less than a month away.
Our program tonight was from Bill Woods a member of Rotary for 55 years. He first attended as a guest in 1955 but became a member in 1964.  There could in 1952 only be one member from a given profession then so Bill as the second pharmacist had a badge that he showed that read APOTHECARY.  Bill was mayor of Kirkland twice and the Rotary song leader for ten years, handing out a "Rotary song book used in that capacity way back then.  He reported that women were only permitted to be Rotarians after 1962.the first woman.  He commented on unusual projects like a 60 foot Christmas tree a member delivered to down town Kirkland and a hole was cut in the pavement and a near by crane lifted it into place where it was decorated much to the amazement of Kirklanders that Christmas. Bill commented on how the waterfront was cleaned up and made what it is today, an attraction to thousands each year. He and then fellow member Chuck Morgan worked together to collect funds to build the Kirkland Performance center, a key feature today of Kirkland.
There were many questions joyfully and informatively answered and Bill remained in his wheel chair for a solid round of applause.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 PM.
Bob Webb, Scribe by proxy
Steve: Upcoming programs:
July 8th   Barry Long motivation for people with physical handicaps
July 15th John Hansen, former police detective now private investigator to explain what the hidden life of crime is like
August 5th Open
August 12th Marilyn Rachel  The art of Alzheimer’s
August 19th  Eitan Teisor an Israeli tells us what it’s really like over there
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, June 17, 2019 Meeting
President Rick Walter called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  Patty Doherty led us in the Pledge. 
Cheryl Guenther from Jefferson House
Thomas Abraham, guest of the speaker
Kathy Dryden, John Muir Elementary
  • Bill Woods attended the Old Timers’ meeting last week and we hope he will join us for our Transition Dinner next week
  • Joanne Primavera related how wonderful the parade of flags was at the International Convention in Hamburg, Germany; 132 countries were represented by the flags.  Next year’s convention will be in Hawaii, then Taiwan in two years.
  • Thanks to Joe Getzendanner, the District has contributed $1,825.12 towards our Warm Coats fund this fall.
  • The Cross Kirkland Railroad Project has gained momentum and the City may contribute another $50,000 to add to our $35,000 to build a bigger gazebo.  We’re also asking the District for $5,000 for two picnic tables.  Many thanks to Dave Aubry for his efforts on this project.
  • Chain Line Brewery won awards at the latest tasting contest!
  • James Nevers had signups for selling Duck Adoptions at QFC and the Wednesday Market. Square card readers are now available to take credit cards, even $5.00 Adoptions.  See James for details.
President Rick called the meeting to order at 6:30.  The pledge we said by the group and I believe there were no guests.
Paul Harris Fellow:
Terry Cole received the "Paul Harris Fellow Plus 8" award for his generous contribution to Rotary. He has won this award many times, because of his commitment to improving the lives of those he does not know.
  • There will be a  Willows Golf group event will be held on July 23 rd. with other Rotarians. There will be teams of two for $200. More details to follow from our fearless leader, "Rick."There will be a  Willows Golf group event will be held on July 23 rd. with other Rotarians. There will be teams of two for $200. More details to follow from our fearless leader, "Rick."
  • Duck Dash is off to a swimming start.  Venues will be coming shortly and tickets are available for pick up.  Ernie sold all of his tickets. "The key is to have a prop and…   you have to ask. "James explained why they got rid of writing the cards numbers down.  He is inviting members to use the square billing device.
  • End Polio: Brandon/ July 3rd Mariners game at 7:10 pm which is End Polio night.  Tickets range from $25-45. The Gates are tripling their donation based upon the number of ticket sales. If you cannot attend, you can text your donation to 71760 or send your contribution to him thru the Rotary Foundation.
  • The July 4 Parade participants should arrive between 10:30 am to 11 am  … bring friends and families. We decorate the vehicles and have a good time.  We need volunteers!!! 
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, June 3, 2019 Meeting
President Rick Walter called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  Terry Cole led us in the Pledge. 
No guests were present at this meeting.
  • Miracle League has one more game on June 8th.  The morning Rotary Club will provide a BBQ.  Please volunteer for this last game of the season and show up at Perrigo Park at 10:00 AM.
  • Steve Shinstrom asked for volunteers to be in the parade on July 4th.
  • Our Club had a presence at the Attain Housing bicycle race last weekend and introduced Rotary to a lot of people.
  • District Conference was great!  Lots of fun, so plan on attending next year in Seattle.
  • James Nevers outlined the plans for our Duck Dash on July 28th as part of Summerfest.  Get your Duck Adoption tickets from Rick Ostrander and be ready to participate in the many venues being set up at QFC and the Wednesday Market.
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, May 13, 2019 Meeting
President Rick Walter called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  Dave DeBois led us in the Pledge. 
Margie Glenn
Scott & Neil Hayne, father & grandfather, respectively, of Nolan, who is an All Star on the Miracle League team.
Visitor Thanks
Patty Sims introduced Scott & Neil Hayne, who both thanked the Club for putting on Miracle League every year.  Nolan, Scott’s son, really enjoys Miracle League every year because it allows him to play baseball like his sister does.
Quiet Rotarian Presentation
President Rick presented Diana Lanspa with a “Quiet Rotarian” pin for always attending meetings and supporting our Club’s efforts in the community in a quiet way.  Congratulations, Diana!
Joe introduced Scott ____________, a member from the  Rotary Club in Bellevue.   Joe also introduced members Alice Volpe and Alan Hoviland, who had just returned from 3 months in Hawaii,  John Woodburry introduced guest Claudia Smith.  Our student of the month was introduced, Thayer Davis from Lake Washington High School.  Thayer runs track and field and LW is First Place in Kingco for track and field.   
James shared some Rotary International information to keep this organization in our minds. 
Amy Mutual told us the club will be playing golf on Monday, May 20 at Mt. Si Golf course.  This is a “best ball” tournament.   Prices are $50 for over 50 and $60 for the youngsters.   Let Amy know if you want to be part of a foursome; we need 20 more people to sign up.  Tee times start at 11:00 a.m. and dinner and prizes will be at 4:30 p.m.  You are invited to dinner even if you don’t play golf. 
Dee Dee Rusnak reminded us that Miracle League Baseball is taking place at Perrigo Park in Redmond on Saturdays.   Volunteers are needed and should be at the park at 10:00 a.m.  Joe spoke about his great experience volunteering at Miracle League.  
James reported that Duck Dash already has $20,000 in sponsorships, the most recent new sponsor is Delille Winery. 
President Rick Waters
  • Humor-- we love jokes
  • Rotary Guests: Margie visited again for the 3rd time. She is planning to join our group and Brian Tucker’s wife attended to support scholarship night
  • Rotary Foundation Moment:  Rotary supports polio vaccines. They provide Polio vaccinations “plus” which adds Hepatitis A and Tetanus.
  • Patty Sims:  Rotary supports baseball games for local special needs children each year. Last week  they had good weather, and a good turnout. They have another game Saturday.  If you want to help, you can just show up at the Perrigo park in Kirkland. 
  • James Nevers:  We need more  sponsors!  All sponsors get their name and  logo.
  • Steve Shinstrom:  Bunco event  was fun.   John Woodbery attended ,again, and mentioned that the only requirement for the game  was to “ check your brain at the door.”
Terri Ebert: Fun money: Bring your money to buy your tickets next week, so we can continue to raise money for scholarships.

Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, April 22, 2019 Meeting
President Rick Walter called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  George Anderson led us in the Pledge. 
Sage Boyd, Student of the Month from Lake Washington High School
Angela and Geoff Lakman, parents of Sage Boyd
Margie Glenn
Sherry Barr(?), friend of Russ & Tricia Stromberg
Paul Harris Presentation
Brandon Honcoop presented Don Dicks with his 8th Paul Harris Fellow, which means Don has given to Rotary International nine times.  Thanks, Don, for your generosity to all the work that Rotary International does around the world.  And it’s nice to have you back from Palm Desert!
  • Rick Walters announced that Harry Cummings, a long-time member of this Club, has passed away.  Harry was remembered for his kindness and skill as an architect.  He will be remembered at the District Conference along with other Rotarians that have passed away this past year.
  • Patty Sims reminded us that Miracle League will begin April 27, rain or shine, at Perrigo Park in Redmond. Volunteers are needed and they should be at the park at 10:00 AM.
  • Amy Mutal told us the Club will be playing golf on Monday, May 20th at Mt. Si Golf course.  Let Amy know if you want to be part of a foursome.  Tee times start at 11:00 AM and dinner & prizes will begin at 4:30 PM.  You’re invited to dinner even if you don’t play the game.
  • Four Rotary Clubs (including our Club) are planning a golf tournament in September so stay tuned for more details (maybe September 20th).
The meeting was brought to order by club president Rick Walter
Since Joanne Primavera already had her hand on her heart, she was asked to lead us in the pledge.
Greeter Dan Bartel and front desk jockeys John Pruitt and Rick Ostrander were all thanked for their hard work.
Our visitors were introduced, and the President shared some Rotary International information to keep this organization in our minds.
Ernie Norehad shared some inspirational moments with us – a cautionary tale of watching where you step when in a hospital.
Announcements and reminders –
  • James Nevers discussed the Duck Dash and when he mentioned that sponsorship was down, multiple Rotarians either indicated they would be a sponsor or increased their sponsorship level. What a great group.
  • Patty Sims reminded us of Miracle League and indicated that the first gathering is always the hardest to get volunteers to and encouraged the group to come be involved. The event that needs your volunteer help is Saturday the 27th – of course, you assistance is appreciated at all the games.
  • Bunco is coming up on the 27th – contact Steve Shinstrom if you have not signed up yet.
  • Terri Ebert let us know how well we did with the district 5030 blood drive!
  • There were more announcements about scholarship night and many other topics including Dave Aubry who is now running a dating service – more to come on this.
  • The Rotarian of the month was awarded to Amy Mutal for all she has done as club service chair – toping it off with a Sweetheart event. In addition, she assists in membership and is always willing to lend a hand.
Our speakers were from Sail Sand Point – Seth Muir and Bryan Rust who presented on what their organization does – provides summer camp scholarships for kids in need – rents out boats to the public and for company functions – has classes for all ages. Their mission is to bring the joy and life enhancing benefits of sailing and small boats to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Meeting was adjourned.
Rick Walter President and Scribe for an evening
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