Posted by Mike Hunter on Apr 02, 2019
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, April 1, 2019 Meeting
President Rick Walter called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  Jim Meniketti led us in the Pledge.  After some mother and daughter Amish humor, guests were introduced.
Sage Boyd, Student of the Month from Lake Washington High School
Brian Granowitz, eLearning Developer at tableau
Long ago member Johnathan Tuttle surprised the group with an unannounced visit and gave a short 5 minute update on what he has been up to since departing the club.  Many a tear was shed with all the volunteerism he as done across the country with other Rotary clubs.  Miss you dearly Johnathan. 
Rotary Foundation Moment
President Rick informed us that in 1965 Rotary International began providing matching grants.
  • Patty Sims reminded us that Miracle League will begin April 27 at Perrigo Park in Redmond. Volunteers are needed and should be at the park at 10:00 AM.
  • Dave Aubry is excited that the railroad rails will be delivered Thursday morning at the Cross-Corridor site for our Legacy Railroad Project.  Dave has three volunteers to make sure the truck carrying the rails makes it safely onto the site.
  • James Nevers was successful in having a couple people volunteer to visit our sponsors and make sure they will again support a coupon on our Duck Dash Adoption Papers.
  • Elizabeth announced April 29th as our Scholarship Night.  Interviews are underway this week, so be sure and attend on the 29th to show support for our scholarship winners.
  • Remember the Blood Drive effort this Saturday, April 8th at St. John’s Church.  Plan to give blood or volunteer to help the effort starting at 10:00 AM.
Happy Dollars
President Rick found a lot of happiness from our members!
President Rick introduced Steve and Kathy DeWalt and the “Ten Grands” program.  Steve and Kathy told us delightful stories of past Ten Grands performances and invited us to attend the May 11th performance at Benaroya Hall.  Seats have been reserved for Rotarians and some include invitations to the VIP Party starting at 5:30. All the money raised goes toward music education for children.
Thanks, Steve and Kathy, for your continued efforts with Ten Grands.  This scribe can attest to the wonderful musicians and vividly recall the scene of Ten Grand pianos and 1,500 roses on the stage.  Please plan to attend the May 11th performance!
President Rick adjourned the meeting at 7:30 PM.
Submitted by Mike Hunter, Scribe for the Week