Superb presentation today by two Redmond Rotarians who are also published authors several times over. Jeff Layton discussed the structure of a novel and how helpful using a four-box method is for setting up the flow of a book. Tim Arnold expanded on this with a discussion of building characters. Thanks, Jeff and Tim.
Club Billing Improvements Announcement
The Board has recently passed two motions that will bring improvements to Member dues billing process. I am happy to share these with our membership.
Note: If you have made the option to use automatic credit card payment, your invoice will be emailed to you at the beginning of the quarter.As of the 20th of the month in which you received that email your credit card will be charged the invoice amount.If you disagree with any items on your invoice you will need to contact Afton at VP&Z prior to the 20th to resolve any billing issues. The direct line for Afton is 425-827-3775 425-827-3775.
For questions or comments, please contact me at 425-615-8007 425-615-8007 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Senior Michael Schach and Junior Mayukha Vadari, Students of the Month (shown with presenter Carlos Caguiat).
Barbara with her sponsor Vickie Nollette, and Tim Arnold.
Ethiopean Community Water Project:
Here is the new water source for the community to be built close by the school. See the faucets and compare to the collecting of water in the river photo below (click on read more). Rotary Club of Redmond's pledge of $15,000, plus $5,000 from Faith Lutheran Church will be leveraged in Rotary fashion. Our funds will grow with contributions from other local clubs, expected matches from our own 5030 Rotary District, our partner Rotary District 7680 in North Carolina and Rotary International's Foundation. Add to this the major financial investment by project manager World Vision, and we will see success with this critical $800,000 clean water project.
Hello! My name is Amog Rajenderan and I just moved to the Redmond area. I also started my first full time job out of college - as a Software Developer for Microsoft.
I just graduated from RIT (where the weather is just a little bit colder) in Rochester, NY, with a Master’s degree in Computer Science. Although most of my family now lives in India, I’ve lived in many parts of the world (including Dubai and the US). After we moved back to India, I went to Anna University to get a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering.
I’m not a complete stranger to Rotary, since both my grandfather and father have been active Rotarians for quite a long time. You can find a link to my dad’s Rotary Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-Club-of-Madras/267921596561528 and a link to their website here: http://www.rotarymadras.in/
Here is a link to my linkedin profile: www.linkedin.com/in/amogrr/
PAUL (PAVEL) PROCHASKAWhile vacationing in Czech Republic, Paul tragically passed away from injuries sustained in a car crash August 27, 2014.
Born to Czech parents on October 29, 1944 in Vienna, Austria he lived the first 25 years of his life in Czech Republic. October 1970, shortly after earning Masters Degrees in Civil and Structural engineering from the Charles University of Prague, he immigrated to United States with his new bride. They settled in the Kirkland/Redmond area thoroughly enjoying the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
An accomplished engineer and long-time Bellevue business owner, he was incredibly hardworking, active, vibrant, fun-loving with a passion for learning. The list of his community involvement spans many years, from youth soccer coach and referee for LWYSA, Habitat for Humanity, Redmond Rotary, assistant Spanish teacher, to the Eastside Bridge Club. His mischievous smile, endless jokes, stories, love of the outdoors, deep knowledge, and warm heart will be greatly missed.
Paul is survived by his wife Renata, daughter Katerina, son Michael, daughter-in-law Kris, three grandchildren Connor, Eli and Anja and many friends.
A Celebration of Paul's life will be held 3pm Saturday, November 8 at Bear Creek Country Club in Woodinville. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Project Amigo at www.projectamigo.org or a Redmond Rotary's service project at www.redmondrotary.org. Please click on read more for further information . . . .
Rotary Club of Redmond celebrates World Polio Day on October 24 with clubs and Rotary partners around the globe. At this weeks lunch meeting, Redmond Rotarians showed that we are "this close" to ending polio together. Our club's International Service Chair, Tim Arnold, leaves next week to help with immunizations in Ethiopia….
The Redmond Rotary Club is adding its voice and spreading the word that we are “this close” (99%!) to ending polio. Please add your voice and spread the word that we are “this close” (99%!) to ending polio.
The fight to end polio has limited the crippling to only three countries where transmission has never been stopped. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria remain the last bastions of a disease that once affected 350,000 children a year.
We would like to sincerely THANK all RedSpoke volunteers, contributors and committee members for what turned into a very successful event. I have received nothing but positive feedback on how this event came off and how adversity was managed. The Thursday reshuffling was very well received and all the other days were perfect. Great job everyone!
The Mac & Jack Team @ Index
The Starfish Story
A young man is walking along the ocean and
sees a beach on which thousands and thousands
of starfish have washed ashore. Further along
he sees an old man, walking slowly and
stooping often, picking up one starfish after
another and tossing each one gently into the
“Why are you throwing starfish into the
ocean?,” he asks.
“Because the sun is up and the tide is going out
and if I don’t throw them further in they will
“But, old man, don’t you realize there are miles
and miles of beach and starfish all along it!
You can’t possibly save them all, you can’t even
save one-tenth of them. In fact, even if you
work all day, your efforts won’t make any
difference at all.”
The old man listened calmly and then bent
down to pick up another starfish and threw it
into the sea. “It made a difference to that one.”
. . . . . Just in case you were wondering
THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Robert ForenzaDecember 6
Andy PletzDecember 28
Sherman PierceDecember 24
Traci PierceDecember 12, 20122 years
Christian BruhnDecember 31, 20131 year