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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 of America
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For information on our club please contact:
 
Amy Mutal
 
Home Page Stories
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. 
Guests
Cheryl Guenther from Jefferson House
Thomas Abraham, guest of the speaker
Kathy Dryden, John Muir Elementary
Announcements:
  • 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.
 
Announcements:
 
  • 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.
Announcements:
  • 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. 
Guests: 
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!
Guests:
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.   
 
Announcements:
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. 
Guests: 
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!
Announcements:
  • 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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