Club Information
The Rotary Club
of Kirkland
Welcomes You!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 6:15 PM
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
11215 NE 124th Street
Kirkland, WA 98034
United States of America
Club Executives & Directors
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Past President
Vice President
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
International Service Chair
Club Service Chair
Membership Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Program Chair
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Club Meeting Arrangements
The Rotary Club of Kirkland has returned to an in-person meeting format at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. To join the meetings online, use the Join link that follows, or the meeting identification codes if needed. Zoom sessions open at 6 p.m., and meeting activities start at 6:15 p.m. Check the club's Calendar for meeting location information.
Meeting ID: 883 7590 7677
Password: 264774
Prospective Member Contact Information
Interested in joining the Rotary Club of Kirkland?
Please contact our membership chair: Dave Aubry
Please consider completing a New Member Application
January Series on Washington's Environment
The January program series highlights Washington’s environment from several perspectives. On January 10, Catherine Endicott presents on the North Cascades Institute's work connecting people, nature, and community through Pacific Northwest natural and cultural history. On January 24, the executive director of Save Our wild Salmon, Joseph Bogaard, describes how a coalition is restoring abundant, self-sustaining fishable populations of salmon and steelhead, and discusses proposed dam removals. On January 31, Washington State Department of Transportation’s regional lead, Elizabeth McGovern briefs club members on the state’s work to improve fish populations by removing barriers to spawning habitats in the region, including remediation of culverts in the northwest. Then, on February 7, Thomas Meyer provides Rotarians an overview of the issues and campaigns on which Food & Water Watch works, from stopping fracking to cleaning up our food system, to protecting water as a human right.
Upcoming Events
Home Page Stories
The Rotary Club of Kirkland's Holiday Gift Wrapping Party, held December 20, 2021 at the Kirkland Woman's Club, concluded another successful season of Rotary giving and community service. Rotarians raised $10,355 to purchase holiday gifts for needy children and their families. The annual holiday gifting event, and the funding campaign that leads up to it, supports John Muir Elementary School families. From too great a number of needy families, the John Muir staff and Rotarians identified a dozen families whose circumstances made them priorities for holiday gift donations. After purchasing gifts for the families, Rotarians held a wrapping party and then personally delivered the gifts to those families. A very big thank you to all the donors, shoppers, wrappers, and supporters who made the event such a success! 
The United Nations declared the week of October 4 “World Space Week” to celebrate the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. On October 4, the Museum of Flight’s exhibit developer and adjunct curator for space history, Geoff Nunn, provided Rotarians a whirlwind tour of the Museum’s space flight and exploration programs and exhibits. On October 11, NASA Gateway Program business manager Emma Lehnhardt introduced Rotarians to NASA’s Artemis Program, a mission to return to, and land the first woman and first person of color on, the Moon.
This fall Rotarians once again turned to local experts to find out what's new in education. On September 13, Christine Bell, new Lake Washington High School principal, introduced Rotarians to the new school year, highlighting students and staff, describing the new facilities, and discussing how the Kangaroo team is adjusting after more than a year of remote learning. On October 18, Dr. Matthew Colpitts, president of Ventures Academy, introduced Rotarians to the Academy, relaying how it was established and helps students to envision and build products, market and sell them, serve their customers, and exercise corporate citizenship.
The August program series, Furry Friends, highlighted several animal service providers delivering support to the Kirkland community. Officer Dan Hopkins and Police Dog Leo, who comprise the Kirkland Police Department K-9 team,  provided Rotarians K-9 history, training program highlights, safety priorities, and described a few interesting cases. Robert Leach and Nikki Johnson introduced Rotarians to Pickles Playland, a canine care and training facility newly relocated to Kirkland’s Carillon Point.
During July, the Rotary Club of Kirkland hosted several beverage industry leaders, and and learned more about wine, beer, and cider. Betz Family Winery co-founder and widely recognized wine making consultant Bob Betz offered his perspective on why and how the wine industry has exploded, where it is today, and the opportunities and challenges of the future. Dr. Scott Vanderheiden shared his experiences developing, opening, and operating a local, craft brewery, Maelstrom Brewing Company, that currently offers 10 varieties of beer and other beverages.
On June 28, the Rotary Club of Kirkland celebrated its annual transition of leadership. The gavel was passed among all the attending past presidents to President-elect Dave DeBois, who accepted the gavel from the outgoing president, James Nevers. President Nevers offered brief remarks recapping the year, listing several key accomplishments: The student of the month program expanded to feature twice the usual number of students; Scholarship grants increased in both the number and amount of awards, and the entire process was updated and moved to an online system; The Rotary Pavilion at the Cross Kirkland Corridor was completed; The annual Holiday Toy Drive gathered more donations than ever before; Rotarians implemented an online payment system for Happy Bucks and other donations; and the club accomplished its goal of “Every Rotarian Every Year,” raising over $8,000 for International Service and $5,700 for Polio Plus.
Duck Dash Sponsors
Joseph Bogaard of Save Our wild Salmon Coalition
Jan 24, 2022 6:40 PM
Restoring abundant, self-sustaining fishable populations of salmon and steelhead
Restoring abundant, self-sustaining fishable populations of salmon and steelhead
Elizabeth McGovern of WSDOT
Jan 31, 2022 6:40 PM
Learn why fish passage barriers need to be fixed to preserve fish populations
Thomas Meyer of Food & Water Watch
Feb 07, 2022 6:40 PM
An overview of the issues and campaigns on which Food & Water Watch works
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