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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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Meeting Date:  Monday, November 4, 2019
Scribe:  George Anderson
The meeting is called to order by President John Woodbery at 6:30 PM.
The flag salute is led by Margie Glenn.
(No greeter identified)
Inspiration Moment:
The Inspiration Moment was introduced by John Woodbery.  The topic was a story about a boy buying a cripple puppy because he himself was crippled.
Introduction of Visitors:
Student of the Month:  Anisha Bhardwaj from Juanita High School
Other Visitors:   Missed guests names (Sorry)
Club Announcements:
Dave Aubrey:  Delay on delivering warm coats to Muir Elementary School.  Waiting for info from school.
Rick Walter:   Christmas Party being planned for either December 15th brunch or December 16th dinner.  Email announcement to go out this week.
Steve Shinstrom:  Bunco will be sometime in 2020.
Dave DeBois:  On Thursday, KPC will host a showcase of young inventors, high school and adult, looking to demonstrate their inventions to investors.  Mention Dave’s name at the door to get in.
Special Announcements:    Dave Aubrey reported on the progress that has been made on the club project to put picnic tables, a segment of railroad, and signage commemorating the original railroad that crossed Kirkland.  A railroad semaphore tower has been contributed to the project and work on the footing is underway.  The project is located beside the cross Kirkland corridor, behind the Chain Link Brewery.
Dave Aubrey was named Rotarian of the Month for his work on the club project.
Program Speaker:  Rebecca Weaver
Program Topic:  Business Consulting in the Workplace
Rebecca has extensive experience in Human Resources in large companies.  She provides consulting services in Human Resources to small businesses, and believes a revolution is required in the Human Resources field to meet the issues identified by the #metoo movement.  She recommends anonymous venues for discussing personal HR    issues, open dialog between management and employees,  including training on how to interrupt inappropriate conversations,  management to stop lying to employees, and rethinking everything about company culture.
The meeting was adjourned but 7:34 PM.
Submitted by Scribe:                George Anderson
The meeting started at 6:30 PM at the Woodmark, called to order by President John Woodbery. 
Dave DeBois led us in the flag salute. 
A poem by Edgar Allen Guest, "It Couldn't Be Done  but he did it" was read by President Woodbery as an inspiration for us all to tackle even the hardest tasks with enthusiasm. 
Visitors were then introduced, including our Student of the Month Caroline Squires and her parents.
Announcements were:
  • Bill Woods "Turning 94" celebration at Kirkland Performance Center 10/29
  • No meeting on 11/11 due to Veterans Day
  • Board meeting at Amy Mutal's office 11/13 at 5:30 PM
  • Bunco that was scheduled at Shinstroms has been postponed due to scheduling conflict.  More to follow on new date.   
  • Brian Tucker announced progress on the Ethiopian Library project. 
  • Dave Aubry will head volunteers planting shrubbery at the legacy site Saturday at 1:)) PM
  • Pat Swenson brought a report on Reading Buddies.  Patty Shinstrom will be taking over the program and more to follow as there is a new Principal and 2nd year Librarian at John Muir.  
Upcoming speakers: Rebecca Weaver, business counseling in the work place 11/4; Dist. Gov. Bill McElroy 11/18
Caroline Squires presented her presentation on her experience as Student of the Month for October, her activities at school and community and her plans for life.  A certificate and racing duck were presented.
Happy dollars joyfully collected by Rick Walter
Debbie Dixon, life coach and yoga instructor presented that from an early life of abuse, drugs, extreme dysfunction and as a single mom at age 17 she discovered yoga and began to heal.  She has authored her book, "A Path to Freedom" and 15 years ago opened a life coaching studio to help others. She has been able to help remedy for some from what she calls a  widespread problem of dysfunction of people due to depression and anxiety.  She discovered she could help people decompress with finding the solution inside themselves and not outside. She discovered that low energy is a big part of the problem and deep breathing and meditation will help bring joy in her subjects lives.Although the program went on a bit long,  it was enjoyed by the audience as evidenced by the question and answer exchanges.
The meeting was adjourned, a little late, at 8:00 PM.
John Woodbery, Scribe
Rotary Meeting Date:  Monday, October 21, 2019
The meeting was called to order by President, John Woodbery at 6:30 p.m.  The flag salute was led by Dave Aubry.  Tonight’s Greeter was Margie Glenn.
Inspirational Moment:  Introduced by John Woodbery.  All of us have challenges in life.  Generally, there will be two roads available to us to handle this challenge.  “The Road Less Traveled”, by Robert Frost, was paraphrased for illustration purposes.
Visitors Introduced:  Kit Topaz (our speaker), Bella Chaffey, Stefan Landroyd, Cheryl Guather, Margaret Taboyz, Susan Ershlor.  No visiting Rotarians.
Announcements:  No Meeting on November 11th  (Veterans’ Day).
October 24th is Polio Donation Day.  Please be generous. 
*Warm Coats this year will be different than prior years.  We will donate $4,000 for the warm coats and two schools will receive the coats.  John Muir Elementary and another Kirkland elementary school.  The school councilors will select the needy students to receive the coats and distribute to them throughout the school year.  There will not be a “warm coats” fitting day at the school by Rotarians.
October 29th:  Reminder about Bill Woods 94th birthday celebration at KPC from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
November 11th a concert at Benaroya Hall honoring Veterans will be held.  Tickets are $15 each.
December 3rd:  Free concert to benefit SAVE the horses at Benaroya Hall.  Tickets available from Kit Topaz at kit@safehorses.org.
December 8th:  Holiday Open House (12:00 to 4:00 pm) at SAFE Horse Rescue in Redmond.  Details at www.safehorses.org/holiday
Program:  SAVE the Horses, Speaker:  Kit Topaz (non-profit director)
5 Full-Time Staff, 2 part-time staff, and 150 Volunteers.  They have leased property in Redmond with room to house 30 rescued horses.  The horses are referred to them by animal control departments along with individual citizens that observe neglected and/or abused horses.  They retain the saved horse for life, unless there is an appropriate person that wishes to adopt the horse.  A brief movie was presented that showed the dramatic improvement to the saved horses.  For further details, view their website:  www.safehorses.org  
No Happy Dollars.  No Ticket Drawings.  President John closed the meeting with a bit of light humor.
Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m. 
Scribe for the meeting:  Pat Swenson
            The meeting of Monday, July 15, 2019 was called to order at 6:33 by President, John Woodbery.  Rick Ostrander led the flag salute
            John provided an insprirational moment.  There are different goals for persons of different ages.  He culminated in saying an 85 year old believes touching each other provides so much satisfaction.
            The student of the month is Caroline Squires from Juanita High School.
            Visitors included:
            Bella Chaffey, Windemere Realtor and manager of a non-profit, Alexander’s Hope  https://alexandershope.org/.    Alexander’s Hope aims to spread awareness of organ donation and cardiac arrest issues of young people.
            Stefan Landvogt works for Microsoft.  He is from Germany and his father-in-law is in a Rotary Club in Germany.
            Jamie Heil, Area Director of the Kirkland Boys and Girls Club.  Jamie gave an update of what’s happening with the Kirkland club.  She also thanked us for our partnership with Miracle League.
            Cheryl Gunther and Margaret Defoy are from Jefferson House, a Memory Care Residential facility in Totem Lake.  Cheryl has submitted her application for membership.  They are both very interested in District 5030 Music Mends Minds and would like to start a chapter in Kirkland.
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