October 19, 2020 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held its regular weekly meeting online on October 19, 2020.

Attending were James Nevers, Dave Aubry, Joanne Primavera, Steve Shinstrom, Rich Bergdahl, John Pruitt, John Woodbery, Kristin Olson, George Anderson, Rick Walter, Bill Taylor, Amy Mutal, Bella Chaffey, Rick Ostrander, Patti Smith, Dave Debois, Monica Fratiti, Brandon Honcoop, Dan Bartel, Mike Hunter, Margie Glenn, and Jim Meneketti.  Let me know if I missed anyone.

President James Nevers rang the bell at 6:15 p.m.
Rotary Virtual Wine Tasting Event
The Club Service Committee announces the Rotary Club of Kirkland’s very first, very fun, very educational VIRTUAL wine tasting!  On November 7, several lucky participants will learn about four distinctive wines curated by a Seattle-based expert certified through the Court of Master Sommeliers when our sommelier will guide us through a blind tasting.  Rotarians are invited to register --and invite your spouse to join-- and then show up virtually via Zoom!  Registration information will be sent through ClubRunner, and sign-ups will be open through Tuesday, October 27 at 10 a.m.  Thank you to Club Service co-chairs Bella Chaffey and Joe Getzendanner for organizing this virtual Rotary event!
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October Board Meeting Highlights
The club’s board of directors met on the 15th of October, and discussed a wide range of business.  Highlights included a report on four potential new members, disbursement of $13,000 in scholarship funds and $2,000 for international projects, suspension of the student exchange program due to COVID-19 risks, a number of current and potential community service projects, an update on the student of the month and scholarship programs, and some new program ideas.  The board approved club sponsorship of a virtual wine tasting event, which will be promoted to all club members shortly.  Rotarians may view this month’s board meeting minutes and those of prior meetings on the Board Minutes page, which requires a log-in.  A link also may be found at the bottom of the Spokesman.
December Program Series
Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Armed Forces Day, and Pearl Harbor Day all recognize the sacrifices of so many who have known service in the United States military.  During December, Rotarians will enjoy a heart-warming presentation by Bill Knudsen of Puget Sound Honor Flights, a non-profit that honors veterans of World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars.  A few of our remaining WWII vets have been invited to join the meeting.  This program series also includes Dr. Theresa Cheng of Everyone for Veterans, which is serving veterans in need of post-service support.  Thanks to Tricia Stromberg for helping to organize this program series.
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Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 19, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Ernie Norehad
October 31
Donald Dicks
Merrily Dicks
October 21
Join Date
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October 4, 2004
16 years
Jason Overleese
October 24, 2012
8 years
Amy Mutal
October 26, 2015
5 years
David Mutal
October 26, 2015
5 years
Brandon Honcoop
October 29, 2006
14 years
Russell Hampton
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