Rotary Club of Kirkland
We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
1200 Carillon PointKirkland, WA 98033United States
Monday, May 13, 2013 Meeting
President Patti Smith called the meeting to order at 6:35 PM. Patty Sims led the Pledge and Ernie Norehad provided an Inspirational Moment regarding beer (alcohol) and water (bacteria).
Guests include Nicole Shriver, our Student of the Month from Lake Washington High School, and James Nevers, a financial planner. Today was Nicole’s Birthday so we all sang “Happy Birthday” to her. James provided a factoid of his life: He lived for four years in Roswell, New Mexico.
· Patty Sims thanked members for helping with Miracle League this last Saturday. More volunteers are needed for next Saturday, May 18, and the final game on Saturday, May 25. Chris Rusnak provided each
table with a composite picture of all the Miracle League players. Very well done, Chris!
· Bob Webb would like all members to have their picture on the member section of our website. Bob will provide a list of those missing a picture and Greeters can ask those members to ‘stand against the wall’
and have their picture taken by Chris Rusnak.
· Jerry Campo announced that Monday, August 26, will be the Salmon Bake at Rick & Peggy Ostrander’s home.
· Bill Taylor updated the members on the status of Chuck Brockway and Jason Bruner, and President Patti announced that Rick’s Mother, Jeanne Ostrander, recently passed away.
President Patty called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and Rick Walter, Camera #15, led the Flag Salute and John Woodberry was Greeter.
Visiting Rotarians included Scott East and our own Bob Norman. Mike Hunter introduced our Student of the Month, Nicole Shriver, from Lake Washington High School
Pat Dye announced that the Duck Dash Kick-Off Party will be held in the Tent, at The Woodmark, June 10th, at 5:30 p.m. and will include a No-Host Bar.
Dan Bartell thanked the Student of the Month Committee, Carl Boruck, Anne Hamilton, Jim Going, Diana Lanspa and Scott Becker, and its fearless leaders, Mike Hunter and Elizabeth Rusnak.
Miracle League is happening again this Saturday at 9:30 at Perrigo Park. Neil Johnson is asking for about 7 more volunteers. He brought out many Evergreen Healthcare volunteers and covered the shortage, last week. Great Job, Neil!
Scott Rethke announced that we will be having Club Assembly in two weeks and has requested that Rotarians send suggestions for topics to be discussed.
Rick Walter, Camera #15, collected a generous donation of Happy Dollars, including $51 and a couple of stories from John Woodberry celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary! Congratulations, John!
Pat Swenson could not attend 10 Grands so she was kind enough to donate them to a needy sole who would like to attend but did not have tickets. Bob Webb was the luck recipient!
Jim going introduced our speaker, Rich Dewey, who grew up next door to Jim and is a UCLA Grad. His first job was a sports anchor in Lewiston, ID, in a 4-person office. He is now in his 20th season with FOX Sports and broadcast NFL games for 17 years. He is now Director of FOX College Football and has won 5 Regional Emmys and 1 National Emmy. Jim, of course, takes credit for rich’s success, having grown up with him and being a mentor. Rich Gave us an idea of how complicated his job is and that of his cameramen by handing out respective duty-rosters to 15 Rotarians, representing 15 cameras. Rick Walter was Camera #15 and did an excellent job filming the cheerleaders the entire night!
President Patty adjourned the meeting at 7:45 p.m. Submitted by Scott Becker, Scribe for the evening.
President Patti called the meeting to order at 6:30pm. Jason Overlease was our Greeter, and Bill Woods led us in the flag salute.
Bob Auslander introduced his wife Gail as his guest.
Mark Truhan, our Student of the Month from Lake Washington High School, joined us for the last time with his parents Jim and Kerri. Mark spoke to his future plans, and experiences with us this past month.
Eric Olsen reminded us that the club Golf Tournament will be at Bear Creek Country Club September 9th. Those who register before July 1 will get $10 off the $100 price. Bring guests - one can also come just for the dinner following the golf.
Patty Sims reminded us to come out on Saturday for the 2nd Miracle League Game of the season. Be at Perrigo Park in Redmond at 9:30am, and bring friends and family to volunteer. We need you!
Anne Hamilton showed us the concepts for this year’s Duck Dash promotional material and posters. Thanks, Anne!
Tonight’s program was the honoring of our Kirkland Rotary Scholarship recipients for 2013. All were joined by parents, significant others, and representative from their schools. Eric Olsen led the festivities as we honored and awarded scholarships to:
· Priya Ganeson, from International Community School
· Shalliah Swinney, Lake Washington Technical Academy
· Rachel Gray, Lake Washington Institute of Technology
· Teja Christensen, Juanita High School
· Ty Baird, Juanita High School, winner of the Charles O. Morgan Scholarship
· Lisa Matsumoto, Lake Washington High School
· Ciara McGlynn, Lake Washington High School, and
· Shelby Whipple, Emerson High School
President Patti adjourned the meeting at 7:33pm.
Respectfully, and with copious quantities of notes,
Rotary meeting minutes 4/22/2012
Diana Lanspa was our greeter
President Patty Smith called the meeting to order at 6:33PM.
Brandon Honcoop led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Bob Auslander introduced our Student of the Month, Mark Asera.
It was announced that today is member Jim Hart’s 90th birthday.
Dave Dubois introduced ‘Visiting Rotarian’ Bill Woods, back from his winter sojourn in the sun. Bill announced that our suddenly wonderful weather was because he had brought the sun with him from California.
Dan Bartell introduced visitor Carol McCarty.
Pat Dye introduced her guests from Residence XII, and tonight’s speakers, Nicky, Chris, and Roberta.
Rotary Meeting April 15, 2013 President Patti Smith opened the meeting at 6:30 and Rich Bergdahl led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Scott Becker was our greeter, with Elizabeth Rusnak as scribe.
Molly B, the Courthouse Dog. There were no other visiting Rotarians or guests.
The Kirkland Rotary Club meeting of April 8, 2013 began at 6:38 p.m. and was led by President Patti Smith.
Dave Debois was the greeter. Pat Dye led the Pledge of Allegiance. DV Hurst gave an Inspiration(?): Don’t listen to anything…..
Guests: Jason Overleese introduced two managers from Sleep Country, USA. Kristina Walker manages the Totem Lake store (between the newly located 24 Fitness and the newly located My Home in the Lower Mall), and Connie Baranco manages the Burlington store.
Dan Bartel introduced Carol McCarty, who is the Manager of the West Division Supply Chain for McDonalds. The McDonalds West Division headquarters is located in Totem Lake.
Patti introduced Tom Olson, the Team Director from the Kirkland Boys and Girls Club.
Patty Sims would like you to put the following Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on your calendar because Miracle League starts April 27 at Perrigo Park in Redmond (9011 196th Ave NE)
June 8 – Picnic and Mariner Moose
Chuck Brockway is recovering nicely from his surgery and thinks he will be back to Rotary in a couple of weeks.
Brandon Honcoop reminded everyone that 10 Grands will be held again this year at the Benaroya Hall on May 11 at 7:00 pm. The price is $80 for the Rotary Orchestra level tickets and $99 if you wish to attend the Rotary pre-function.
Patti handed out Legacy Project Opportunities (see attached). The club has $10,000 this year from Duck Dash Funds, and hopes to add $10,000 each of the next two years for a large project that will make a difference in the community. Please email Patti with your comments about the proposed projects and the Board will make a decision.
Scott Becker announced a Kirkland Chamber event on April 18 at the Park Place Cinema starting at 5:00 p.m. For $25 you will have appetizers provided by Lucia’s, beverages, and at 7:00 p.m., the movie “Starbuck.” (I saw Starbuck last year at SIFF, and it is hilarious).
President Patti called the meeting to order about 6:40 PM. Dave Aubry led us in the Pledge of Allegiance .
VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS Dr. Amy Strock, a visiting Rotarian from Tempe Arizona was with us. She is a practicing chiropractor. Mike Hunter introduced our new student of the month, Mark Truhan from Lake Washington H.S. Mark went on a student exchange to Italy last summer and is very happy to be visiting us for the month.
· Brian Tucker announced his the annual opportunity to join “Friends of Scouting” for support of Troop 532 in Kirkland which we sponsor.
· John Pruitt announced there will be a Duck Dash Committee meeting at 5:30 before next Monday’s meeting. All Rotarians are invited even if you aren’t offically on the committee.
· Patty Sims announced Miracle League Baseball starts in three weeks and emphasized support from each of us is needed.
· Steve Shinstrom announced that he will be on 25th Wedding Anniversary Cruise with his family on the 4th of July so he needs a replacement to chair the 4th of July Parade activity this year.
Rotary Meeting March 25, 2013 President Patti Smith opened the meeting at 6:35 and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
David Aubry was our greeter, with Jerry Campo at scribe.
Luke Olsen, home on spring break, son of our Chief Eric Olsen.
Kristi Chan, our Student of the month from Lake Washington, and her father Paul Chan.
Kristi thanked us for the opportunity to see what Rotary is about and what we do for the community. Kristi has been accepted to the UW and will start there this fall, with the hope of going to Dental School and becoming an orthodontist.