Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Vice President
Community Service
Vocational Service
Vocational Service
International Service
Club Service
Club Service
Rotary Foundation
Public Relations
Head Duck

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA  98033
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Club Contact Information
For information on our club please contact:
Amy Mutal
Upcoming Events
Home Page Stories
Rotary Minutes for October 16, 2017
President Steve Shinstrom called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.  The flag salute was lead by Bob Webb and the Inspiration/Rotary Minute was given by Rich Bergdahl.  He emphasized Rotary Foundation Month and Polio Plus, quoting from the October Rotarian magazine.  October is a matching month for donations from the Gates Foundation for every $1 donated they will match $2 toward Polio Plus.  President Steve thanked Bob Webb and Rich Bergdahl for staffing the front desk and Dave Aubry for Greeting.
Guests:  Sam Douglas and Anna Aubry (wife of David Aubry) and a current Reading Buddies Leader. 
Rotary Meeting Minutes October 9, 2017
The meeting was called to order by President Steve Shinstrom at 6:30PM. 
Brandon Honcoop led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ernie Norehad had some words of wisdom for us regarding revenge and the damage it does to the revenge-seeker.  He followed this with another patented amusing story.
Visitors and Introductions:
John Woodbery introduced the wife of our speaker Angela McBride and her friend Carin Moore, who also happens to be John’s daughter.  Brandon Honcoop introduced Mark Friedrich and Dave Aubry introduced Sam Douglas, back for another visit.  Elizabeth Rusnak introduced Ed Fisher, who has been proposed for membership.
President Steve Shinstrom called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  Amy Mutal led us in the Pledge.
Ed Fisher & Sandra Sea-Fisher
Sam Douglas
Lauren Sommers (Patty Sims’ daughter)
  • October 14th Kirkland Rotary Auction:  Cancelled.  Reschedule in the spring.
  • October 14th will be a work morning at Rotary First Harvest; meet at 7:55 AM at the Houghton Park & Ride to carpool.  Lunch follows with your fellow Rotarians!
  • October 30th meeting will be at the Dub Pub in Kirkland with the downtown Rotary Club.  Bring food for Hopelink and we will have a vocational, social and community evening.
  • Friday, October 20th Warm coats for John Muir students at 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, November 11th is Bunco Night at the Shinstrom’s

President Steve called the meeting to order at 6:30 and introductions were made all around.

Sandra and Ed Fisher were there for their 3rd time, Former Kirkland Rotary President GG Getz is visiting from Atlanta, Don Dicks introduced the love of his life, Merrily, Ed and Lorraine Doyne, Megan Nakanishi introduced her Fiancé, Andy Starks and Mark Friedrich were also guests.

The following announcements were made:

As part of Steve’s agenda to keep Rotary fun he’s arranged for us to meet with the Downtown Club, October 30th, at the Dub Pub in Totem Lake. Dub Pub is owned by Athina Mangouras and has games Beer and 72 TV’s so we can eat and watch Monday Night Football. There will also be a can food drive competition between the two clubs so the club that donates the most weight of food, wins!

David Aubrey announced the Foundation Auction and dinner will be held October 14th at the Kirkland Women’s Club. Please be thinking of things you may have stopped using and can donate or things you might procure that can be auctioned off to benefit the club’s foundation. And the Bruner’s will be making their Legendary Spaghetti.

Brian Tucker announced that the Woodinville club will be holding its annual 0-K in October. Make sure you’re in shape-for drinking beer after jumping over the finish line.

Patty Dougherty announced a disaster preparedness program on November 6th

Bunco at the Shinstrom’s will be held November 11th

Our annual kid’s Christmas outing will be held this year on December 16th

Our Club’s annual Christmas Party will be held December 11th at Lilac Café.

Dan Bartell announced that our first Rotary First Harvest of 2018 will be held in January

Pat Swenson announced this year’s Reading Buddies Program for 4th & 5th graders at John Muir Elementary staring in November for 6 weeks. Commitment is 1 hour/week.

Rich Bergdahl announced that he needs volunteers for the front desk to help check members in for the meetings. For the newer members this is a great way to get to know your fellow Rotarians!

Rotary Meeting Minutes September 18, 2017
The meeting was called to order by President Steve Shinstrom at 6:30PM. 
Your Humble Scribe, David Aubry, led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
President Steve thanked Patty Doherty for manning the front desk and Greeting.
Visitors and Introductions:
No introductions were done, as this is the Kirkland City Council’s Candidates’ Forum, co-sponsored with the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, and we had many outside guests in attendance.
President Steve Shinstrom called the September 11, 2017 Kirkland Rotary meeting to order promptly at 6:31p.m.  Rick Walter was the greeter, Don Dicks led the Pledge of Allegiance and Rich Bergdahl was at the front desk and provided a fine Inspirational Moment, reminding us about how 9/11 brought him to Rotary and helped unify the country.
Visiting Rotarians were: Sue Eichler – Seattle 4, Virginia McKenzie – Seattle 4, Cary Young – Sammamish
Guests were:  Sandra Sea-Fisher and Richard Kinberg.
Special Guest and Speaker:  District Governor Alexander C. Hopkins 
Club Business and Announcements:
  • Rotary Board Meeting is Thursday, September 14th @ 5:30p.  Please RSVP with Steve S.
  • Candidate Forum is September 18th.  Please RSVP to Patti Smith.
  • “I am Jane Doe” – is a documentary film highlighting the fight against sex trafficking in America, sponsored by Seattle 4.  It will be on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – 6:00-8:30p.  For more information go to: 
  • Kirkland Oktoberfest:  Rotary volunteers will be pouring beer on September 23rd from 5:00- 8:30p.  Contact John Pruitt for more information.
  • Patty Sims announced that the October 2nd Rotary program, “Taking the Risk and Creating Your Own Gaming Company” would be an ideal program to invite the younger generation!
  • Bunko will be held November 11th at Steve Shinstrom’s.  The theme this year is “South of the Border.”
  • Christmas Party for the needy is booked for December 16th.  For more information, contact Terry Cole.
    Happy Dollars:  Rick Walter extracted many Happy Dollars that are used to pay for guests and other happy events.
Marilyn Richards
Oct 23, 2017
The Five Golden Rules of Business Development
Rotary Night out at the Dub Pub
Oct 30, 2017 5:30 PM
Three Avenues of Service Night. Club, Vocational & Community!!!.
Helen Ahrens-Byington City of Kirkland
Nov 06, 2017
Disaster Preparedness. Are you ready?
Mark Davis. SR VP DA Davidson
Nov 13, 2017
"What's Ahead for the Economy"
Dave Nichols aka "Disaster Dave"
Nov 27, 2017
ShelterBox Response Team
Tim Wong
Dec 04, 2017
Guitars not Guns
No Meeting - Christmas
Dec 25, 2017
No Meeting - New Years
Jan 01, 2018
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...