Dear Sammamish Rotarians,

Welcome to the September!  The “Nightmare” is fast approaching.  Sign up to serve….and scare!   

Also, all club members are encouraged to be at the club meeting this Thursday, September 13, to welcome and hear from our District Governor, Alan Merry!

Here’s your weekly update of upcoming club meeting agendas, service opportunities and events calendar. Please sign up for open slots at upcoming meetings and service events if you can help.


Sept 13th  (Note: Apologies for the meeting assignment  errors on last week’s email for the meeting on the 13th. These have been corrected below.)

  • Greeter: Rebecca Jay
  • Reception: Stephen Bozick
  • V and PA setup: OPEN
  • Raffle Prize: Marcia McAfee
  • Welcome: Steve Danzey
  • Pledge: Marcia McAfee
  • Thought for the Day: Paul Patterson
  • Rotary Minute: Scott Brewer
  • Program: DG Alan Merry
  • Happy Bucks & Raffle: Jack Sly

Sept 20th

  • Greeter: OPEN
  • Reception: Rebecca Jay
  • V and PA setup: OPEN
  • Raffle Prize: Deborah Pavlic
  • Welcome: Steve Danzey
  • Pledge: Stephen Bozick
  • Thought for the Day: Marcia McAfee
  • Rotary Minute: Paul Patterson
  • Program: TBD
  • Happy Bucks & Raffle: Jack Sly

Please sign up to help at future meetings.

Help needed this Saturday, September 15, for Mayor’s Month of Concern. Coverage is needed at the Redmond Ridge QFC (23475 NE Novelty Hill Rd, Redmond, WA 98053) from 9am-3pm.  Contact Paul Patterson or Steve Danzey as soon as possible if you can help.


Thursday, September 13, 7:15am, Special Guest, Alan, Merry, Rotary District Governor

Wednesday, September 19, 6:30-8:00pm, Major Impact Grants Committee, Chinook Room, Bellewood

Wednesday, Sept 26, 3:30 PM Rotary Booth at Sammamish Farmer’s Market, Sammamish City Commons


Thursday, October 11, 11:30-1:00, 2018 Leo Luncehon to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities.  Eastridge Church, 24405 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd. Issaquah. RSVP registration required.  See attached email flyer for more details.

No Club Meetings on October 25 and November 1 due to Nightmare at Beaver Lake.

Don’t forget to Invite a Guest to a Club Meeting. Our goal is to add 5 new members this year. The Membership Committee is providing an incentive for each member who brings a potential new member to any club meeting for August or September 2018. Any member of our club who brings a potential new member to any meeting should inform the Membership chair (CJ Kahler) of their guest’s name, telephone number, and e-mail address along with the date of their attendance. Each member who follows this procedure will be entered into a drawing at our October 4 meeting. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for Ruth Chris Steak House.

ROTARY CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Please check out the Club Calendar on our website at –

  • Please watch up (Sign Up Genius) for the upcoming Nightmare at Beaver Lake Work Parties on the following dates.  Note that these are all held at the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church:
  • Weekly Announcements:  Please note the following process for sending announcements to be included in the weekly Rotary email which I send out.  I’m working to streamline the process and make it efficient for me, especially since I often need to craft these while traveling 😊:
    • Send all announcements to the following email account:
    • In the “Subject Header” please write:  Rotary Announcement Week of… Month, Day,Year.  The date should correspond to the week you want the email to first appear.
    • Try to follow the format used each week to shape your message:  Day of the week, Month, Day. Year, Time, Title of Event and Location, followed by the details. If you can send your message in ‘Arial Narrow’ font that also helps with efficiency 😊
    • Once an announcement is included in a weekly email, you don’t need to resend, unless you want the message changed.  This will continue to appear until the date of the event has passed.

Please try to have all announcements to me by Sunday PM so I can craft the email to go out on Monday. I will do my best to acknowledge receipt of all emails within 24 hours. ________________________________________________________________________________

Puget Sound Rotary Network

The Puget Sound Rotary Network allows you to reach out to fellow Rotarians and tell them about your business and services. Or, you can use the the network to find a Rotarian whose business provides the service you are looking for. Since Rotarians live by the four way test, wouldn’t you want a fellow Rotarian refinishing your floors or providing financial advice? Please check out the link, and register your business. Or, look for the services or contractors that you need.

Need to ORDER personal Rotary Attire? Go to Russell-Hampton Co. – Rotary Club Supplies vendor at

Yours in Rotary Service,

Christopher Austin
Rotary Club of Sammamish

425 588 5099

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