Dear Sammamish Rotarians,

Welcome to Mid-September. We’re halfway through the month!  And the “Nightmare” is fast approaching.  Sign up to serve….and scare!   

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 20th

  • Greeter: Deborah Pavlic
  • Reception: Rebecca Jay & Vagner Andrade
  • Raffle Prize: Deborah Pavlic
  • Welcome: Steve Danzey
  • Pledge: Stephen Bozick
  • Thought for the Day: Marcia McAfee
  • Rotary Minute: Paul Patterson
  • Program: Vocational Service Presentation and Interview
  • V and PA setup: Mike Van Schoiack
  • Happy Bucks & Raffle: Jack Sly

Sept 27th 

  • Greeter: Paul Patterson
  • Reception: OPEN
  • Raffle Prize: Vagner Andrade
  • Welcome: Steve Danzey
  • Pledge: George Schweizer
  • Thought for the Day: Rebecca Jay
  • Rotary Minute: Stephen Bozick
  • Program: TBA
  • V and PA setup: OPEN
  • Happy Bucks & Raffle: Jack Sly

Please sign up to help at future meetings.

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:  Thanks to all of you who are following this procedure. It’s helps speed things up on my end.  And I’m working to provide faster confirmation of receipt of your emails on my end.  

    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.  


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

Thursday, September 27, 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM Vocational Service Committee, Chinook Room, Bellewood

We will be joined by Elizabeth Sorensen, Executive Director of the Lake Washington Institute of Technology Foundation. She will talk with us about setting up a vocational scholarship from the club. All members interested in scholarships are welcome.

September Student of the Month:  Unfortunately, Eastside Catholic was unable to nominate a student for September.


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.

Thursdays, October 25 and November 1.  No club meeting due to Nightmare!

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.


Puget Sound Rotary NetworkThe 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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