Posted by Pat Swenson on Oct 21, 2019
Rotary Meeting Date:  Monday, October 21, 2019
The meeting was called to order by President, John Woodbery at 6:30 p.m.  The flag salute was led by Dave Aubry.  Tonight’s Greeter was Margie Glenn.
Inspirational Moment:  Introduced by John Woodbery.  All of us have challenges in life.  Generally, there will be two roads available to us to handle this challenge.  “The Road Less Traveled”, by Robert Frost, was paraphrased for illustration purposes.
Visitors Introduced:  Kit Topaz (our speaker), Bella Chaffey, Stefan Landroyd, Cheryl Guather, Margaret Taboyz, Susan Ershlor.  No visiting Rotarians.
Announcements:  No Meeting on November 11th  (Veterans’ Day).
October 24th is Polio Donation Day.  Please be generous. 
*Warm Coats this year will be different than prior years.  We will donate $4,000 for the warm coats and two schools will receive the coats.  John Muir Elementary and another Kirkland elementary school.  The school councilors will select the needy students to receive the coats and distribute to them throughout the school year.  There will not be a “warm coats” fitting day at the school by Rotarians.
October 29th:  Reminder about Bill Woods 94th birthday celebration at KPC from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
November 11th a concert at Benaroya Hall honoring Veterans will be held.  Tickets are $15 each.
December 3rd:  Free concert to benefit SAVE the horses at Benaroya Hall.  Tickets available from Kit Topaz at
December 8th:  Holiday Open House (12:00 to 4:00 pm) at SAFE Horse Rescue in Redmond.  Details at
Program:  SAVE the Horses, Speaker:  Kit Topaz (non-profit director)
5 Full-Time Staff, 2 part-time staff, and 150 Volunteers.  They have leased property in Redmond with room to house 30 rescued horses.  The horses are referred to them by animal control departments along with individual citizens that observe neglected and/or abused horses.  They retain the saved horse for life, unless there is an appropriate person that wishes to adopt the horse.  A brief movie was presented that showed the dramatic improvement to the saved horses.  For further details, view their website:  
No Happy Dollars.  No Ticket Drawings.  President John closed the meeting with a bit of light humor.
Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m. 
Scribe for the meeting:  Pat Swenson