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- Oscar Johansen, Student of the Month from Lake Washington High School and his father, Lars Johansen
- Patrick Furlong
- Patti Smith announced that the Club would soon be preparing meals for the Friends of Youth residents in Redmond. Cooks will assemble at Patty Sims house to use her “big ass” oven. Date TBD.
- Patty Sims announced that the Miracle League will begin the end of April and is looking for volunteers to assist over the 6 week schedule. Harry Wagoner volunteered to pitch.
- Jerry Campo announced that so far 16 people have signed up for the Hockey game on March 15th. Tickets are $16 per person.
- Scott Becker announced that $17,500 has been raised to date from Duck Dash sponsors. The goal is $25,000. Tickets will be ready for sales the first week in June.
- Jason Overleese will temporarily take over duties from Deedee Rusnak for the membership committee. Please forward any new nominations to Jason.
- Mike Hunter announced that the next Rotary First Harvest work party will be March 8th. Volunteers can meet at the Houghton Park and Ride at 8:00 am.
- John Woodbery announced that the Kirkland Rotary Foundation Auction will be held on March 22nd at the Kirkland Women’s Club. They are looking for items to sell. Please contact John or Barb Seaton.
- Angela Marks introduced her guests, David and Amy Mutal, who are looking for a new Rotary club to call home. Amy is a financial advisor and a former member of Newcastle Rotary
- John Pruitt introduced our “Student of the Month”, Gloria Lew, who is a student at Juanita high School. She has applied to five of the top schools in California and plans to study Computer Sciences.
- Dan Bartel announced that our club will participate in Rotary First Harvest this weekend. We will carpool from the Houghton Park & Ride, meeting there at 8:30 a.m.
- Scott Becker announced that the Duck Dash is now off and running, with the ducks having been ordered and that we will be holding the event again at Summerfest, in August. Please be thinking about sponsors and donorsors, no matter how small the contribution. All of the dollars add up!
- Bill Taylor told us that Check Brockway has finished his treatments and says he has lots of energy and is optimistic about his recovery, going forward. He should know the results of his treatment in about a month. Please keep Chuck in your thoughts and prayers.
- Rick Ostrander announced the slate of officers for John Pruitt’s year as president and they are: John Pruitt, President; Rich Bergdahl, President Elect; Scott Becker, Vice President; Anne Hamilton, Secretary; Rick Walter, treasurer.
Minutes from December 16, 2013 Meeting
By Pat Swenson, Scribe
The meeting was called to order by John Pruitt at 6:30 p.m. The flag salute was lead by Carl Boruck and an Inspirational Moment was given by Bill Woods. John thanked Shellie Gehring for Greeting, Rick Walter for handling our money at the front desk, and Pat Swenson for scribing.
Guests were introduced: Dee Woodbery, wife of John Woodbery. Sandy Rose, grandmother of our guest exchange student speaker, Gabby Wright and Samatha St. John with the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce. No visiting Rotarians.
A big Thank You from the Club to Scott Becker for arranging the wonderful Christmas Party Cruise and to Alice Volpe for arranging the transportation from Kirkland to downtown Seattle waterfront. Also, thank yous to Rick Walter for arranging for the live music and to Dave DeBois for the center piece decorations. The general sentiment of the Club was that everyone had a great time and we would like to do it again next year, but leave from the waterfront in Kirkland.
Ann Hamilton thanked everyone who has contributed to Rotary International Foundation and to let everyone know that matching points are available for all November and December contributions. We are currently at 46% participation of the membership.
Dave DeBois for Dan Bartel announced our next Rotary 1st Harvest will be January 11th. Dave also said the John Muir gift givers list has been updated and that there are still items that need to be donated. If shopping is not on your list of things to do, you can also contribute dollars $$$ to Dave and he will do your shopping. Deliveries to the families will be on Friday, December 20th. Scott Becker and Angela will help with the delivers. Thank you to both. Dee Dee and Chris are not available for deliveries this year, but a Big THANK YOU from the Club for their past service on this project.
Steve Shinstrom thanked everyone who has Scribed and Greeted this past year (our last meeting of the year) and asked everyone to look over the upcoming dates and help out.
Bill Woods wanted the Club to know that the Wreaths Across America project was very successful and about 3,000 wreaths were distributed to our veterans’ graves.
Don Dicks also asked members to review the information from Dave Asher for Kirkland Nourishing Network and distributing food to the families during the holiday school break. There are any one of three roles that you can play to help: Donate funds, purchase food items or deliver food items to the families. Please consider helping and let Dave Asher know if you can.
Don Dicks also mentioned Rotary 1st Harvest gift certificates in the name of your donor are great gift ideas. $1 of donation buys $30 worth of food.