Rotary Club of Kirkland
We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
1200 Carillon PointKirkland, WA 98033United States
Monday, June 10, 2013 Meeting
President Patti Smith called the meeting to order at 6:35 PM. Al and Alice led us in the Pledge.
Guests included Janet Pruitt; James Nevers, a financial planner with Sound Mark Wealth Management; Marian Webb; Gayle Auslander; and six members of the Lake Washington High School Drill Team: Briana, Emily, Alex, Ivy Anne, Rachel and Rachel.
Patty Sims thanked members for helping with the final Miracle League game this last Saturday and then read an email from a parent [Ed’s note – Thanks also to Chris Rusnak for the great pictures!]:
This was our first year with Miracle League and we loved it. Thank you to all your staff and volunteers that made Liam smile and have fun. To see a boy who is non-verbal get so excited to put on his uniform and then say the words "happy" and "fun". It was a highlight! He took his trophy to bed with him the first night and showed to everyone since. Thank you, again.
I know it is sponsored by the Rotary. Is there a contact we could send a thank you note to??
Thank you so much, Tiffany Sutton
· Patti announced there will not be a Board meeting on Wednesday.
· Bill Taylor asked members to sign up for the Transition Dinner on June 24. Sixty four of us have signed up so far.
President Patti Smith called the June 3, 2013 Kirkland Rotary meeting to order promptly at 6:31p.m. Carl Boruck led the Pledge of Allegiance and Patti Smith provided a fine Inspirational Moment, reminding us about the rewards of participating in the Miracle League.
Visitors & Visiting Rotarians: Visitors included Merrily Dicks [guest of Don Dicks], Joanne Wright [guest of Bill Woods], Pam Rembold [Kirkland Arts Center], James _______ [student of the month], and visiting Rotarian Scott East. President Patti Smith welcomed Allan Hoviland and Alice Volpe back from their extended time in Kauai.
Special Guest and Speaker: Patti Smith introduced Mayor Joan McBride and presented our Mayor with an honorary Paul Harris Fellow Award. The award was presented in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given to our community.
Patti Smith led us in the Pledge of allegiance and opened the meeting.
Jason Overleese – Scribe
Joanne Primavera – Greeter
Inspiration - Brian Tucker - $20 to the 20th anniversary of being in the club!
Mike Hunter introduced Nicole Shriver who spoke about her future in the aerospace industry, and her desire to go into engineering. Her passion for Aerospace comes from her experience with the NASA wish program where she visited Johnson Space Center. She spoke about her job as a dog trainer and her love of animals. Her parents Anne and Chris Shriver were also present for dinner.
Mike presented Nicole with a gift donation to NW harvest, in her name.
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,