Rotary Club of Redmond
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 Every Thursday @ 12:15 PM                                                                                      

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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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Yearly, Redmond Rotary helps to honor volunteers of the Redmond Senior Center.  This year, Pat Cashman provided hilarious entertainment, while Center Administrator Marty Boggs provided context.  While thee many volunteers in the room fullfill Rotary's motto of Service Above Self, Cashman cracked, "That isnt true, it's a buffet lunch"! :) 

Vicky Nollete, Fouondation Chair, bonored Brad Lehrer with the Phil Harris award.  Brad has been a leader in consistantly contributing to the Rotary Foundation receiving his third Phil Harris award!  Congradulations to Brad and thank you for your service!!

Pam Maulk, Eric Smith, John Plovie, and Vicky Nolette each received the coveted "Blue Pin" for bringing in a new member to Redmond Rotary.  Can you think of someone you would like to bring to our next meeting?

David Summer from REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade) presentated an overview of the sex trade situation in the Seattle area.  REST is an organization formed to provide care and support for those people who are trying to find a way out of that environment.  Learning to deal with the abuse and degradation suffered by many requires support not provided by traditional organizations.  REST was formed to specifically address those needs.

Barb Hagel presentated her classification talk in January.   She is Senior Manager of Foundation, Corporate, and Volunteer Relations for Hopelink (a social services organization), Barbara Hagel oversees cultivation and stewardship of private and corporate foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and engagement, and individual and group volunteer efforts. She holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Washington and a business degree from City University. Barbara has two grown children, her daughter will be attending Dental School at UW this fall and her son lives in Phoenix and is a corp member of Teach for America.

Diana Johns gave Redmond Rotary members of preview of the "Pompeii" exhibit at the Pacific Science Center.

Congratulations to January Students of the Month.  Redmond High School Junior Ian Drazkowski and Senior Julia Doherty with Rotarian Gailor Schmidt were recognized as December Students of the Month at Redmond Rotary's January 29th meeting.Priya Nakkiran, left, Redmond High School Junior, and Sidney Riley, Senior, were honored as January Students of the Month at the Redmond Rotary's January 29 meeting. Shown with them, center, is Rotarian Steve Bozick. 

Great talk by actor Bob Williams on his journey and work with Living Voices and other companies.  Bob indeed play our own Lem Putnam in ACT Theater's Seven Ways to Get there.  Get your ticket soon!  

Bill Rissberger presented his Classification Talk to the Rotrary community.  He has retired from a 26 year career in Sales and Sale Management of Supercomputing and Network Technology.  He has two sons and enjoys trail running and biking in his free time.   

Incoming President Todd Wyatt and Treasurer Michael Deehan round out the slate of incoming officers for Redmond Rotary!

Rosannn Payonk from the Bellevue Lunch Rotary Club presents a brief overview of the keys to Personal Leadership. Her firm provides education and training for improving personal relationships with your employees.  This is the key for improving productivity of small teams and large.  Remember, Leadership IS a contact sport!

Tim Arnold and Pam Mauk award Michelle McKeag with her Blue Badge. Welcome to the team Michelle!

Some of next year's leaders were on hand to take a bow at Thursday's meeting. Supporting incoming President, Todd Wyatt (terms begin July 1) will be President-Elect Lem Putnam, Vice President Mike Nichols, Director Winston Lee and returning Directors/Officers A.J. Taylor, John Plovie, Secretary Deana Hale and newly appointed Director Hugh Judd. Thanks to all!

The White Elephants were out in force at the Redmond Rotary meeting in late December.  Santa Clause Will Miller orchestrated the giving and getting of widely sought, historically significant items such as Big Mouth Billy the singing bass and fashion headgear.  Normal business was suspended during the feeding frenzy so members could develop the proper frame of mind for the Christmas Holiday.


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.


Rotary Foundation Chair Vicky Nollette gives pins to Chuck Diesen and Auggie Kempf honoring their multiple gifts to the Rotary Foundation, which supports Rotary programs locally through District matching grants and internationally. Thanks, Chuck. Thanks, Auggie!
President Pam Mauk and Membership Chair John Plovie show off their new pins awarded for bringing in a new member. What's the best way to do that? Invite a guest to visit


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.
Effective for the next billing cycle, Members will be able to setup an automatic billing payment.  A credit card number may be held on file by the Club accounting firm, Vander Pol & Zager.  A form will be made available on how to setup automatic payments. A copy of the form is in the link at the bottom of this story.  Also, I will bring blank forms to meetings over the course of a few weeks.  Completed forms may be turned into myself or faxed directly to the offices of Vander Pol & Zager.  There will be no fee for this member benefit.  
To remain members in good standing, it is important to maintain prompt payment practices for dues, meals, etc.  On occasion, there are any number of things that can go awry in making dues payments.  Many members do not handle payments themselves.  Other members have assistants or someone in their company that handles billing.  The Board has passed a motion that automatic billing will be required after a member has been 90-days past due two or more times.  This will be effective beginning January 1, 2015.  Club members will be notified of this becoming necessary via an email from the Club Treasurer.    
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

Upcoming Events



Feb 26, 2015
Pedro Castro
Redmond to Rio
Mar 05, 2015
Don Leingang
USO Northwest and how we Support our Military
Mar 12, 2015
Wearable Technology
Apr 02, 2015
Kirk Nelson, CEO AAA of WA
Distracted Driving
Apr 09, 2015
Barbara Thompson
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Apr 23, 2015
Peter Eng
Tiananmen Square
February 2015

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays:
  • Angelina Wallent
    February 4
  • Lem Putnam
    February 8
  • Gailor Schmidt
    February 14
  • Kae Peterson
    February 18
Join Date:
  • Stephen Bozick
    February 5, 2008
    7 years


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