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Kirkland, WA  98033
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February 10, 2020
February 10, 2020-Kirkland Rotary Dinner Meeting was called to order by President John Woodbery at 6:30 PM.
The flag salute was led by James Nevers.
The Club had several sweethearts in attendance. We also had our Student of the Month-Sarah Freeman.
Club announcements include:
  1. Rotary Board Meeting-Wednesday, February 12th at Amy Mutual’s office at
500 Kirkland Way, Kirkland WA 98033
  1. Mike Hunter reported on the Harvest Against Hunger (previously known as First Harvest). On Saturday, February 8th, 1,625 pounds of apples were boxed and prepared for shipping.
  2. Amy Mutual is sick with the flu and David Mutual graciously stepped in to moderate the Sweetheart Photo Presentation.
  3. Bella Chaffey reported that Saturday, February 15th, there is a 5k walk/run for Alexander Hope. The 5k walk/run will be held in Kirkland. You can sign up for the 5k walk/run at
  4. Steve Shinstrom reported that Kirkland Rotary paid for books to complete needed reading materials for Reading Buddies, chaired by Patty Shinstrom (Thank you, Patty!)
Leader: David Mutual
Program Topic: Sweetheart Stories and Myths
Summary of Program:
            Kirkland Rotary members provided photos to Amy Mutual to assemble a collection of the photos that David Mutual shared.  David had added a levity to the photos by adding a few cartoons about love and marriage.
            Contributing members were:
                        John Woodbery
                        Mike Hunter
                        John Pruitt
                        Dave Aubry
                        Stefan Landvogt
                        Steve Shinstrom
                        Amy & David Mutual
The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM.
Respectfully submitted:
Margie Glenn
Scribe for February 10, 2020 Kirkland Rotary Weekly Meeting
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, February 3rd Meeting
President John Woodbery called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  Dave Aubry led us in the Pledge. 
Sarah Freeman, Lake Washington High School, Student of the Month
Felicity Strzelec, Juanita High School, Student of the Month
Tom Strzelec, Felicity’s father
Visiting Rotarians
Bret Trauscher, Issaquah Rotary
Fernando Martos, Issaquah Rotary
  • Sweethearts Dinner is next week, Monday, February 10th – Send your “Love” story pictures to Amy Mutal this week
  • Saturday, February 8th is a morning work party at Northwest Harvest/Harvest for Hunger in Kent – Let Dan Bartel know you’re coming, and carpooling is available at 8:00 AM at the Houghton Park & Ride
  • No Rotary Meeting on February 17th in honor of Presidents’ Day
  • Our program on February 24th is titled “Homeless to Recovery”
  • The Shinstrom’s are hosting another fun Bunco evening on March 28th.  Dress in your preserved “Woodstock” outfit for a fun evening - sign up or let Steve know you’re attending
  • A Vocational tour of Microsoft’s Visual Reality section is in the planning stages for March/April – stay tuned for more details
Young Professional Exchange Program
Bret and Fernando from the Issaquah Club explained how a new exchange program with Japan sends young professionals from the U.S. to Japan, and likewise Japanese professionals come here.This program is for young professionals from ages 21 to 30 years of age.The exchanges last for 9 days.The Issaquah Club is looking for other Clubs to join with them on this program. The goal is to increase interest in the program and eventually expand it to other countries.
Student of the Month
Felicity Strzelec gave the Club a brief overview of her school activities, chess and cross country, and explained her plans to study biology and mathematics in college in order to enter the medical or health field.
Paul Harris Presentation
Don Dix presented Paul Harris pins to Russ and Tricia Stromberg and thanked them for their contribution to help people around the world.  Club members gave Russ and Tricia a standing ovation for their continued support of Rotary International.
Program – Better Angels
Christine Cook, Mary Beth Stibbins and Rao Talasila told us about Better Angels and how they bring “red” and “blue” Americans together to better understand the beliefs and experiences of those on the other side.  Better Angels conducts workshops and skills training to help people see other people’s viewpoints and to reach common ground.  “Polarization” is a real concern, especially after the 2016 Presidential election when Better Angels was formed.
A Better Angels workshop will be held February 22nd at the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Kirkland.
The website for Better Angels is “” if you’re interested in getting involved.
Thank you, Christine, Mary Beth and Rao for an informative program.
President John adjourned the meeting at 7:35 PM.
[Scribe for the week:  Michael Hunter]
Rotary Minutes
Meeting Date: December 16, 2019.  The meeting was called to order by President John Woodbery at 6:30 p.m.  The flag salute was led by Rick Walter.  
Inspiration Moment: The “inspiration moment” was introduced by John Woodbery.  John discussed the poem “Winds of Fate,” which was a favorite of John’s father-in-law for the proposition that the “hardest part of any job in life is getting started.”
Introduction of Visitors:  Mike Hunter introduced Stefan _______, who has been a frequent guest at our meetings.  Our speaker, Teresa Valley, introduced her guest Fernanda _____.  
Club Announcements:  There will be a Board meeting on December 18 at Amy Mutal’s office.  There will be no meeting on December 23 or 30; meetings to resume on January 6, 2020.  There will not be a social event in January and Steve Shinstrom will reschedule Bunco for next year.  Trish Stromberg and Mike Hunter described how much they enjoyed the purchasing and wrapping of gifts for the John Muir children on December 11.  The breakfast on December 14 was a success.  Thanks to Dave DeBois and Joe Getzendanner for organizing.   
Special Announcement:  Don Dicks presented the Paul Harris award to Rick Ostrander.
Happy Dollars: Rick Walter collected Happy Dollars to present to the Woodmark Hotel staff to thank them for their great service.  The Happy Dollars were presented to “Joe” and another hotel employee. 
Ty Reed
Feb 24, 2020
From Homelessness to Recovery
Hillary Cash
Mar 02, 2020
Internet Gaming Addiction
Gordon Heinrichs
Mar 09, 2020
Opioid Crisis
Top Golf Pub Event
Mar 16, 2020
No Meeting at the Woodmark
Curtis King
Mar 16, 2020
Development of a New Hearing Device
Kay Lewis
Mar 23, 2020
University of Puget Sount & Options for Financial Aid
Mar 28, 2020 6:00 PM
"Celebrating 50 Years of Woodstock" at Shinstroms
Jeff Schofield
Mar 30, 2020
Seattle Univeristy & Financial Aid Options
Steve Crider of Viva Farms
Apr 13, 2020
Empowering aspiring and limited resource farmers by providing bilingual training in holistic organic
Kay Lorenz
Apr 27, 2020
Author and Rotary Historian
Roary Scholarship Night
May 18, 2020
Introduction and Presentation of Kirkland Rotary Scholarships
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