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We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA  98033
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Amy Mutal
Home Page Stories

The meeting was started with a greeting from Kirkland Rotary President Rick Walter.

John Pruitt led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Greeters were Don Dicks and Scott Becker – Front Desk was John Pruitt and Rick Ostrander.

President Rick used the Rotary Moment to quiz the membership on who the first four Rotarians were who attended the very first meeting in Chicago – of course there was Paul Harris – nobody knew Gustave Loehr, Silvester Schiele or Hiram Shorey. However, the club did know the next four Rotary Chapters that opened after Chicago – San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle and Los Angeles.

Guests at our meeting were Chris Rusnak, former member and husband of DeeDee. We had Kristin Olson, an attorney in Kirkland who knows many of the Rotarians and is interested in joining. Joseph Castleberry, President of Northwest College came to the meeting as a special guest of our speaker.

Rotary International Foundation presentation by both Dave Aubry and Brandon Honcoop the co-chairs: Dave started out by informing the chapter about RI’s WASH imitative (Wash, Sanitation, Hygiene). This is an education campaign to teach the basic necessities for a healthy environment and productive life. Rotary Foundation has invested in more than 1,000 WASH projects in more than 100 countries. Brandon discussed Rotary Foundation Month and all of the good works of the Foundation and encouraged members to use their “Treasure” to help others around the world – and at home thru District Grants.

The meeting was called to order by President Rick Walter at 6:32 PM
The pledge of the flag was led by David Aubry.
Guests tonight were:
Scott East, Bellevue Rotary'
and our almost new member Jim Mennetti
Kyle Raychel, our Student of the Month
Bill Taylor was awarded our Rotarian of the Month for September, 2018 for his contribution in the Duck Dash
David Aubry announced the efforts of the Rotary Foundation in trying too find a vaccine or prevention of malaria and in cooperation with the Gates Foundation is concentrating on the area of Sub Saharan Africa
Terry Cole explained a new avenue for donations for tax deduction purposes under the new law that makes itemization less usable.
The Club Board meeting is this Wednesday night and President Rick asked for RSVP's so he could get the food supply right.
The club holiday party is to be held at the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland on December 3rd; our Treasurer would like us to prepay for the event;
Mike Hunter announced that the club members and volunteers helped prepare 24,000 lbs of pears for Rotary First Harvest and our club's volunteers, including our  Student of the Month Kyle Raychel, prepared an estimated 1,000 boxes in that effort;
Alice Volpe announced the Christmas/Holiday party will be held December 15th at the Kirkland Community Center;
Terri Ebert announced that the food boxes for kids is coming but the date is uncertain;
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, November 5, 2018 Meeting
President Rick Walter called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  Tricia Stromberg led us in the Pledge. 
Kyle Raychel, Student of the Month from Juanita High School
Cathy Silva, Silva Business Solutions, guest of Scott Becker
Kristin Olson, attorney from Kirkland
Sarah Smooots, assistant to our speaker, Elliott Neff
Jim Mennetti
  • Dave Aubry updated the Club on efforts to wipe out Polio, and he reminded us that November is Foundation Month.
  • Amy Mutal asked us to sign up for the Holiday Party at the Heathman at 6:00 PM on December 3rd. Free Valet parking is available, and wine & beer are included with our dinners.
  • Brandon Honcoop thanked everyone who helped with the Warm Coats project this year; three schools were included and over 100 coats were given to needy children.
  • David Mutal reminded us of the Holiday Gift Party on December 15th:  Shopping at Fred Meyer, breakfast, and a visit with Santa while the gifts are wrapped! Let David know where you want to help.
  • John Woodbery announced a work party at First Harvest in Kent this coming week-end, November 10th.  Meet at 8:00 AM at the Houghton Park and Ride for carpooling to Kent.  Work will be completed by 11:30 and we’ll have lunch!
  • Steve Shinstrom has postponed Bunco until the spring (it was set for December 1st).
Rotary Meeting October 22, 2018  
Stand in for Rick Walter, John Woodbery 
Meeting stated at 6:35 pm 
Scribe Amy Mutal 
Greeter Terri Ebert  
Guests: Alan Merry Governor District 5030 
Chelsea Tripp Asst. Governor  
Pledge-George Anderson  
  • Amy Holiday Party date moved to December 3rd at The Heathman 
  • Brandon - leftover platters & bowls from Salmon Bake claim if yours  
  • Rick O. - Happy Dollars for KPC in honor of Bill Woods 
Further Donations for KPC in honor of Bill Woods, please get to Rick Ostrander
President Rick greeted everyone and brought the meeting to order.
Diana Lanspa led us in the pledge of allegiance.
We recognized two “kinda” visitors – Jim Meniketti and Dacia Tudor who both have submitted applications of membership. We are very excited to have these two as Rotarians.
President Rick gave us a Rotary Moment – about a Rotaract in Brazil who saw the power of Rotary when delivering warm clothes to the homeless.
Announcements - 
  • Warm Coats for kids – October 19th 10am to 12:30pm – John Muir Elementary – they need volunteers to assist – talk with Joanne or Brandon.
  • NW Harvest work party on November 10 – drive there or meet up in Kirkland – great fellowship – looking for 10 volunteers – usually a lunch afterwards – contact Dan for more info.
  • DeeDee is looking for volunteers to vet the student of the months – this is happening on October 17th – let her know if you are available.
  • Our Bunco party has been rescheduled for December 1st – hope everyone can make it.
  • The Rotary holiday party is going to be on the 10th of December and we are still looking at Venues!
  • The Rotary Kids event with Fed Meyer and Santa will be the 15th of December – See David Mutal for additional information.
  • This day in Rotary – Ketchikan, AK become the $2,000 club in Rotary.
President Rick called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  He thanked Tricia and Russ Stromberg for welcoming and Rick Ostrander and John Pruitt for front desk work.
Al Hoviland, only 6 weeks after a left total knee replacement led the Pledge of Allegiance. 
After the Pledge President Rick awarded our Rotarian of the month to Joe Getzendanner.
VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS  Guests included  Jacquie Coyan (member of Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown) and her husband Rod, friends of our speaker tonight, Chris and Luan Carlisle (Chris is tonight's speaker), Clement Buchanan, Angela Marks  and Jim Meniketti.
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