Kirkland Rotary Minutes for the meeting January 8, 2020
The meeting was called to order by President John Woodbery and he asked Steve Shinstrom to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Visitors were introduced:
N. Ramachandran a visiting Rotarian from India
Karin Quick – Kirkland attorney and past member of our club
Beatriz Soriano – with First Financial Northwest Bank in Kirkland – Guest of Scott Becker
Michael Brunelle – also with FFNW Bank in Kirkland
Bella Chaffey – Real Estate Broker at Windemere
Stefan Landvogt – has applied for membership!!
Felicity Strzelec – Student of the month for January from Juanita
Amy Mutal let us know about some upcoming events – the 27th of January we will be meeting at Chainline Brewery for our Monday meeting.
In addition, we will have a sweetheart event on the Monday closet to Valentines Day so please provide some stories and some pictures for the event.
James Nevers – our upcoming president, announced that the last board member to complete his board is Dave Debois who will be the President Elect. The club approved the entire board once again.
Cheryl Guenther discussed an event for Music Mends Minds being held on February 14th – more details to come.
John Woodbery reminded everyone that there is no meeting on the 20th due to the holiday and also wanted his board to remember the board meeting on the 8th at 6pm – dinner at 5:30pm.
Don Dicks – the Foundation Chair, honored Scott Becker as a Paul Harris recipient for his generosity to the Rotary International Foundation. It was his eighth time being recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Featured Speaker:
Linda Byron – Award-winning Investigative reporter from KING 5 – Linda covered thousands of stories over 30 years with integrity, fairness and professionalism.
She talked to us today about What is a Community – giving us examples via short videos. One on “Eating with Muslims” where two Muslim women invite others to come have a meal and talk about life and differences and get to know each other to help break down barriers.
Linda’s second video was an excerpt from her three-hour interview with Amanda Knox just shortly after here return from Italy. Amanda talked about community and how so many supported her and rooted for her all over the country.
Meeting was adjourned at $7:35pm
Rick Walter - scribe