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We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA  98033
United States
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Amy Mutal
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2018 Duck Dash Winners
1.  Thad Pound - $1000
2.  Jami Granston - $1000
3.  Barbara Bjerke - $1000
4.  Kathy Feek - $1000
5.  Tyson Thompson - $1000
6.  Scott Van Appleton - 10 Sessions Personal Trainer -Totally Sound Fitness
7.  Rebecca Stevenson - Metal Landscape Print from Rusnak Photography
8.  John Surdi - Gift Certificate from Ace Frames
9.  Don Dicks - 1 Night Woodmark, Dinner for 2 Bin on the Lake
10.  Mariko Langan - Childrens Bike Courtesy Dr. Kilburn, Kirkland Pediatrics
11.  Don Kingsley - Golf Basket courtesy of Hutchinson & Walter
12.  Karen Turner - Mo. Wine Tasting for 2 for a Year fm Grape Choice
13.  Dan Druckhammer - Fena Flowers Gift Certificate
14.  Jon Sefton - Gift Certificate to Ristorante Paradiso
15.  Cheyenne Gillooly - Gift Certificate to Ristorante Paradiso
July 23rd meeting at the Woodmark Hotel
James Nevers – filling in for the injured Rick Walter opened the meeting and after the pledge of allegiance – thanked Terri for greeting and running the joker pool – thanked John Pruitt for front desk duties – and Rick Walter for scribing.
Many guests were introduced – including Michael and Angela in town from Florida to see Tricia and Russ Stromberg – Darcia Tudor visiting us again – Stephanie Walter providing care assistance for Rick.
We also had a visiting Rotarian join us – and a current member who has been absent for a while – Gary Brunner – who kept us up to date on his life outside of Kirkland.
The Board voted on the very first “Rotarian of the Month” award Joanne Primavera presented it to Ambareen Jaddi for all her excellent work on projects and enthusiasm since joining.
James introduced our Speaker – Kevin Mashek – Kevin has been a longtime friend of the current president and has in recent years involved himself and his company with Kirkland.
Kevin is the CEO of Dynamic Harvest – one of the largest pot growing operations in WA state. However, for the first 15 minutes, Kevin shared with us his early years as the road manager for the band Styx.  That was quite the adventure right out of college.
Then he shared his story of marijuana and Washington state and how he became involved – what his business does and does not do. The future of this business and all the peripheral businesses that have grown out of this industry.
We had to cut the questions short as everyone wanted to know something – of course, all were disappointed that no samples were brought (against the rules).
No one won the joker pool and it continues to grow –
Meeting was adjourned.

June 18, 2018 in the  Marina Room,  Scribes Bob and Gail Auslander.


The meeting on the call to order by President Steve Shrinstrom at 6:30 P.M. 

James Nevers  led the salute to the American Flag.

Ernie Norhead gave the inspirational moment about retirement and misbehaving.


Guests include: Deb Leventhen, a Mortgage Broker

                          Ben Briner, a Business consultant

                          Sue Cohan, Traveling to the Arctic Circl

Announcements: June 25, Transition Dinner in the Tent.  Hawaiian/Tropical theme.  Come have fun as Steve had the gavel to Rick.

                            Megan will now be finding the scribes for the future meetings.

                            More volunteers are needed for the 4th of July parade.

                            August 27, Salmon Bake at Brandon & Becca Honcoops

                            We need Duck Dash sellers at Farmer's Market and QFC

                            Steve Shrinstom asked for a volunteer to were the duck costume in the 4th of July parade.  Sign up will be at future meeting.

Happy Dollars:  Rick expertly extracted many dollars from happy Rotarians.


Speaker:  Scott Becker introduced Rich Lerz, CEO of Nytec Co. An innovation center. Developes new tech products.

No Meeting
July 2nd

The meeting began on the call to order by President Steve Shinstrom at 6:30 PM. 

 Russ Stromberg led the Club in the Pledge of Allegiance with all Rotarians and guests standing in mutual respect.  President Steve gave a charming story as inspiration of a small boy trying to buy a puppy, from a litter listed in a pet shop for $30-$50 per puppy.  The owner called out the litter  for a demonstration run and one puppy straggled behind and the owner explained he was crippled.  The boy offered to buy that one for his $2.37 and to pay $.50 a month until the full price was paid.  The owner asked why and the boy lifted his pants revealing his crippled leg with a metal brace and explained  he wanted the crippled one because maybe he was the only one who could understand what the puppy was facing.

Thanks to Rick Ostrander and John Pruitt for manning the front desk.

Guests included Sue Cohn, a former member, Joanne Wright Bill Woods' friend and companion and Patty Shinstrom, spouse of President Steve.

Two cards from scholarship awardees were sort of read and a card for Pat Swenson was circulated for signatures in comfort for her accident  and surgery for a new shoulder.

Announcements were:

(1) Next Monday, 6/11 is the Duck Dash Kick Off event at Wilde Rover, 5:30 for drinks and meal thereafter.

(2) A dual Board meeting at Rich Bergdahl's office on June 13th;

(3) July 15th is our picnic at Everest Park;

(4) Our Duck dash on August 11th;

(5) September 24th is the Kirkland Rotary Foundation Auction;

(6) Dee Dee Rusnak announced a photo art  show by spouse Chris at NW Cellars on Friday June 8th (5-8 PM) and Sunday June 10th(1-4 PM);

(7) Final Miracle League game last Saturday with 24 kids participating  Every kid got a team photo and a baseball size card with their picture; Thanks to Rotarian George Anderson for his  action shots photography contribution;

(8) Special thanks to Rotarian Jason Overleese for his able and creative assistance with the batters, some of them are difficult to communicate with and physically handicapped.

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