Rotary Club of Redmond
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Every Thursday... 12:15 - 1:30
Hyatt House Redmond
15785 Bear Creek Pkwy
Redmond, WA  98052
United States
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World Polio Day is October 24th . . . . 

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.



Guests from Redmond Faith Lutheran Church, including Julie Griffin, Pastor Bob Lewis and John Goodfellow at the podium, presented the club with $5,000 to support Rotary Club of Redmond's water project in Ethiopia today. The Church raised the funds primarily from offerings of coins, which have added up to a significant gift and a great partnership. Tim Arnold, at right, leads the club's effort in Ethiopia to eradicate polio and further efforts for clean, accessible water.

Please make it a point to introduce yourself to Amog Rajenderan at lunch this week.  Amog just submitted his application for membership in the club .   Amog is a software engineer at Microsoft and has been involved with Rotary through both Rotaract and Interact.  Both his Dad and Grandad were Rotarians so he knows the 'value of being a Rotarian'.
Amog is single and is a voracious reader.   John Plovie proposed Amog to membership.
The Rotary Club of Redmond welcomes Amog Rajenderan . . . . . .


Bill Rissberger, right, is presented his red badge by John Plovie, membership chair. Redspoke participants will know him as a member of the Mac & Jack cycling team. Bill is retired from technical sales. He enjoys running, biking, skiing, fishing and hiking. He has 2 sons, Mike, age 26, and Jake, age 23.

Just completed a five day ride from Redmond to Spokane, RedSpoke. This is one section we didn't ride this year and by the attached picture it's easy to tell why. Tumwater Canyon is my favorite section to ride. Just have to wait until next year.     - Tim Arnold
This incredible picture was taken by Michael Stanford of the fire surrounding Leavenworth during our Redspoke 2014 Ride - our 27th year.    Our Rotarians were able to circumvent this dangerous area by renting additional support vehicles and transporting our 63 riders to Wenatchee by another route.   Rotarians again "the Redmond Rotary Club made lemonade out of lemons"     Vini Vidi Vici
Give Yourselves A Pat On The Back
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!
But that was this summer's ride - now we need volunteers for next year
Christian & Phil gave a short slide show this week explaining the importance of Redspoke to the club and  alerted the membership to the planning for our 2015 ride.   Volunteer lists were passed around . . . .  please sign up as soon as possible 
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



A busy and productive week for Rotary Club of Redmond!   On the heels of bicycle recycling, members ensured Family Fun Night Dinner was a success.   180 people felt like welcome members of the community who had a chance to share a meal together, talk and laugh.
"This may seem like a simple thing but it is one of the central objectives of Neighborhood Schoolhouse . . .  to help strengthen families," said event coordinator David Markley (at left).    Also helping were Brad Lehrer, Winston Lee, incoming member Bill Rissberger, Chuck Diesen and Jeff Layton.
Thanks, team!

Rotary Club of Redmond came together to make it happen again this weekend.  More than 60 bicycles were collected at the City of Redmond recycling event by club members and transported to an area to protect and repair them.  They will  eventually make life better for local children and families in Africa.  Thank you Community Service Chair A.J. Taylor who coordinated, Will Miller, who partnered to get transportation for the bikes, John Plovie, Jeff Layton, John Brunsman, Winston Lee, Phil Questad and Selamawit Alula who staffed the site, and Brad Lehrer and David Markley, who advised. Way to go, Redmond Rotary Club!
Pam Mauk
Executive Director

Our Student of the Month program returns in October under the leadership of Carlos Caguiat (& Community Service Chair A.J. Taylor). Outstanding Juniors and Seniors are nominated by teachers at Redmond High School, and a changing group of Redmond Rotary volunteers makes the selection each month.

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays:
  • Traci Pierce
    October 2
  • Auggie Kempf
    October 8
  • Charles Diesen
    October 12
  • William Miller
    October 22
  • David Baumgart
    October 26
  • George Moorhead
    October 31
  • Auggie Kempf
    Sally Jo
    October 5
  • Hugh Judd
    October 7
  • Jeff Hayenga
    October 11
Join Date:
  • Kae Peterson
    October 1, 2009
    5 years
  • Lem Putnam
    October 12, 2011
    3 years


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