Have you re-examined your financial strategy in light of the current economy? Francisco J Cayere, Financial Services Professional will discuss, “Taking Control in Turbulent Times,” an overview of the most challenging economic events of our lifetime. You’ll gain perspective on where we’ve been, what’s happening now and what that may mean for your future. Most of all, you’ll understand why it’s important to reassess your financial strategy and choices.
|January 9||Business Meeting|
|January 16||Aimee Martin is the Community Relationship Manager for the American Cancer Society, overseeing three local events including the Issaquah Relay for Life. As Aimee likes to put it, she enjoys being in the business of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. She is excited to tell you more about the largest voluntary health organization in the US and how the Issaquah Kiwanis Club is already making a difference.|
|January 23||Debbie Berto joined The Issaquah Press in 1973, before many of our Kiwanians were born! Starting out in advertising sales, she was running the show within 3 years. During her career she has received many awards including both Issaquah's Business Person of the Year and Citizen of the Year. She routinely receives awards for editorial writing, and in 2003 received the Master Editor/Publisher Award from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. She is a past president of Kiwanis and has twice been named Kiwanian of the Year.|
|January 30||PJ Hanks is a Life and Holistic Wellness Coach as well as a certified Essential Oil Therapist [Bastyr School of Natural Medicine]. She is dedicated to helping individuals and families discover the benefits of essential oils and natural solutions to balance moods and empower their bodies to find healing and fight disease.|
|April 10||Key Club (Issaquah and Liberty High School Key Club) Visitors|
Ten-time Emmy award winning writer/producer Bryan Johnston is the guest speaker for April 17 meeting. During the research of his new book, Man with a Gun, Bryan uncovered fascinating facts and stories about the U.S. Military, Marine snipers, and Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories—and he would love to share those with you and sign copies of his novel.
Margaret Shields will present - The Drug Free Community Coalition is hosting Substance Abuse Awareness the week of April 21-27. Margaret Shields, a state-wide leader on this topic, will discuss the King County proposed Prescription Take-back Program.
|May 1||The Honorable Dave Reichert, our Representative for the 8th Congressional District and former King County Sheriff. He will talk about current bills of interest before Congress, the political impasse, and answer our questions.|
|May 8||Club Business Meeting|
|May 15||Dr. John Kilpatrick, spouse of our own Lynnda Kilpatrick. Dr. Kilpatrick is the Managing Director of Greenfield Advisors, and is a Visiting Scholar in Real Estate Finance at the Zichlin School of Business, Baruch College, in New York City. Dr. Kilpatrick holds a Ph.D. in Finance, and is the author of four books and a contributing author to three others. He will talk about our current economic situation and related issues, as well as answer our questions.|
|May 22||Rowan (a current club member) is a former Mayor of Issaquah and retired from Weyerhaeuser Company. He will show pictures and discuss his recent trip to Laos and Myanmar.|
|May 29||Rob Young, is a Klahanie resident and a member of the City of Issaquah Annexation Committee to review the Klahanie Annexation information for accuracy and completeness. He will discuss the current Klahanie Annexation proposal before the City of Issaquah as well as answer our questions.|
RonThiele is no stranger to Issaquah schools—having served as principal of Issaquah Middle School, Executive Director of Middle Schools, and Associate Superintendent—but on July 1 he will take over the ultimate leadership position as superintendent. He has been selected by the school board to replace outgoing Steve Rasmussen, and Mr. Thiele is looking forward to engaging the entire community in meaningful conversations about the direction of local education. He has almost 25 years of educator experience, eight years as a classroom teacher and the rest as an administrative leader. Mr. Thiele received his bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Washington; and his teaching and principal certification and master’s degree in school administration from Seattle Pacific University.
|June 12||Business Meeting|
John W. Cartmell, MS, has been a Certified Nutritionist since 2004. He obtained a Master of Science degree in nutrition research from Bastyr University of Natural Medicine in Kenmore, WA, doing his master's thesis on "Nutrition in Fibromyalgia." He is a Certified Nutritionist, he specializes in clinical nutrition, helping to address specific nutritional concerns of people with Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, Arthritis, Chronic, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Digestive, Disturbances, and other chronic or age-related disorders. He has been a public speaker since 2006 and has published papers and letters on health and nutrition in several professional journals. In April, 2011, he was a guest nutritionist on KVI AM Radio's "Real Medicine Show" in Seattle. His book, “Fibromyalgia: A Nutritional Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Cure”,is available in digital form on Amazon.com. He has an office is in Redmond, WA and a website at www.dietadvisor.com.
|June 26||K-Family: Sponsored Youth|
|Program Chair||Becky Wilder|
|Jan. 4||Roberta Fuhr from Experience Tea will talk about various aspects of tea from different teas, steeping and brewing tea and tea experiences such as British tea parties to Chinese gong fu tasting ritual. She will have teas for us to sample.|
|Jan. 11||Business Meeting|
|Jan. 18||Club member LeRoy LaCelle, will do a wonderful presentation on his latest trip to Spain. His beautiful photos from his travels are not to be missed!|
|Jan. 25||Steve Rasmussen, Superintendent of Issaquah Schools will speak about the current status of the school district (celebrations and concerns) and the upcoming school bond.|
|June 6||Kiwanis Business Meeting|
|June 13||Amanda Werner Davis, Floral Designer at Countryside Floral and Garden. She will be presenting floral design and color trends for the coming year as well as some of the floral styles we have seen over the last decades. Countryside has proudly served the Issaquah community since 1984 and is dedicated to surpassing our customers expectations.|
|June 20||Andrea Prignano Washington State Department of Ecology. Her presentation will identify the overarching purpose of Washington state’s Hanford permit and how the state regulates cleanup at the nuclear site. She will also share some Hanford history as well as information about the current progress and challenges of the cleanup efforts.|
|June 27||Alex Gross — Director of Finance & Support Services for Swedish/Issaquah, Swedish/Redmond and Swedish/Mill Creek — will provide an overview and update about hospital activity since opening last year, as well as current challenges and future opportunities in the health-care sector.|
|June Program Chair: Fred Butler|
|July 11||Business Meeting|
|July 18||Karen Abel, Executive Director, artEAST. She will be speaking about the community art center. She spoke a couple of years ago about the plans and now that it is open and running she wants to provide us an update of the art center and its future goals; its effort to bring the community to art and art to the community.|
|July 25||Susan Jacobi, CEO & Founder, Healing Hearts from Child Abuse. She will be discussing the struggles survivors of child abuse face every day. The intention of this speech is to share with survivors common feelings and obstacles. Equally, it is important for the public to learn the impact that just one attack of child abuse can leave on a survivor.|
|July Program Chair: David Bleiweiss|
|August 1||Dr. Rob Viens, Head of Sciences Dept , Bellevue College will bring a timely topic of his own choosing (come and be surprised as well as pleased!) Members will remember his great talk last year about the gigantic Missoula flooding and scab-stripping of Eastern Washington 13-15 thousands of years ago.|
|August 8||Business Meeting|
|August 15||Robb Hunt, Executive Director and visionary founder of VILLAGE THEATRE will describe the phenomenal success of that part of the company's mission to create, nurture, develop, produce, and [sometimes] market (e.g. via royalties) original musical plays. There are only 2 or 3 other theatre companies in the US who successfully do this; and it has brought considerable notice to Issaquah from all over the country including the theatre "industries" of Broadway and Hollywood! There's a popular quip around town: Yeah, Tacoma doesn't know what Village Theatre does, but New York sure does!!|
|August 22||Sandy Hill, with science (worked on NASA's Pioneer Space Shot) and business backgrounds and now a successful writing career, has become somewhat evangelical in fighting the horrible worldwide AND Northwest tragedy of human trafficking, real slavery, and child abuse (of terrible dimensions --- ) even locally. She and her husband will come with facts about the problem and effective information for "aiding in the fight".|
|August 29||Jayme Kennedy, Head of marketing and community outreach for Overlake Hospital system will informally fill us in on Overlake and its facilities, practices and philosophies of operation, plans and goals, and its effective integration into OUR community. She will have an exiting and informative Q and A session!l|
|August||Program Chair: Dan Anderson|
Rick Rizzs-sportscaster and is the lead radio voice for Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners, 1975 graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. From 1975 to 1980, he handled baseballplay-by-play duties at the double-A level for Alexandria, Louisiana, Amarillo, Texas and Memphis, Tennessee.
|September 12||Business Meeting; Charter School Debate|
Sarah Langton, Cascade Water Alliance
|September 26||Salmon Days Prep Meeting|
|Program Chair: Connie Fletcher|
Same Sex Marriage Debate
Pro: Maren Lundgren from Washington United for Marriage
Con: Bethany Speier from Preserve Marriage Washington
|October 10||Business Meeting|
Todd Myers, Director of Center for Environment at Washington Policy Center
Bio: Todd Myers is one of the nation's leading experts on free-market environmental policy and is the author of the 2011 landmark book Eco-Fads: How the Rise of Trendy Environmentalism is Harming the Environment. He has authored numerous studies on environmental issues, including Five Years of Environmental Policy: Are We Making a Difference; Promoting Personal Choice, Incentives and Investment to Cut Greenhouse Gases, and more.
Initiative 502-Legalizing Marijuana Debate
Pro: Tonia Winchester from New Approach Washington
Con: Douglas Hiatt, founder of Sensible Washington, or Anthony Martinelli, Communications Director for Sensible Washington.
Trent England, VP of Policy for the Freedom Foundation
Bio: Trent England will join us to talk about what is likely to happen after the election in the upcoming legislative session. He currently serves as the VP of Policy at the Freedom Foundation, where he also directs the Save Our States project and teaches First Principles programs. He previously directed the Foundation’s constitutional studies programs, Citizenship & Governance Center, and Citizen Action Network. Trent was a candidate for the state legislature in 2006 and earlier served as a legal policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation.
|October||Program Chair: Chad Magendanz, candidate 5th District Representative|
|November 7||Business Meeting|
Pet Partners Speaker Lynne Green and Zap 10 year old Border Collie/ Laurie and Truitt
|November 21||Encompass Kerry Beymer- Director of Community Programs. She plans to speak about our Parenting Education and Support Program, as well as current and future parenting education opportunities in Issaquah.|
|November 28||Paul Emmett- Director of Royal Family Kids and Chairman for Hope Alliance For Kids- He will talk about foster kids statistics and the abuse, neglect and abandonment of foster kids experience. And then he will talk about how Hope Alliance for Kids offers programs that address these issues and how we can make a difference.|
|November||Program Chair: Laurie Carlisle|
|Dec.5th||Mike Meshii - "Growing up in Japan during WWII"|
|Dec. 12th||Business meeting|
|Dec. 19th||IHS Robotics team|
|Dec. 26th||No meeting|
|December Program Chair: Glenn Hall|