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The Rotary Club
of Kirkland
Welcomes You!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 6:15 PM
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
United States of America
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
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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Lift Your Spirits! is the July Program Series
During July, the Rotary Club of Kirkland is hosting several beverage industry leaders, and tasting will be included in at least one of the programs! On July 12, Betz Family Winery co-founder and widely recognized wine making consultant Bob Betz offered his perspective of how and why the wine industry has exploded, where it is today, and the opportunities and challenges of the future. On July 19, Dr. Scott Vanderheiden will share his experiences developing, opening, and operating a local, craft brewery, Maelstrom Brewing Company, that currently offers 10 varieties of beer.  On July 26, Dr. Jeff Peterson will introduce Rotarians to the history of cider production around the world and in this region, explain how cider is produced, and share insights gained through a personal journey in the cider business. Thank you to Dave DeBois for assembling this speaker series.
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
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Home Page Stories
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.
  • The club accomplished its goal of “Every Rotarian Every Year,” raising over $8,000 for International Service and $5,700 for Polio Plus.
The Rotary Club of Kirkland is proud to present three recipients the club’s Outstanding Educator Award for 2021. Danielle MacDonald is a counselor at Rose Hill Middle School, Sara Ward is an English Language teacher at Kirkland Middle School, and Virginia Reinert is a Language Arts, Social Studies, and Quest teacher at Kamiakin Middle School. Each outstanding educator was nominated by her principal for this year's Rotary honors. The outstanding educators, accompanied by their principals, Joe Gorder, Niki Cassaro, and Tim Patterson, and club president James Nevers were honored at the club's June 14, 2021 meeting at The Woodmark Hotel.
The Rotary Club of Kirkland announced the 2020-21 scholarship awards this month!  Rotarians selected 16 students to receive awards totaling $20,000.  Congratulations to all of the 2021 scholars!
  • Angelyiah Lim, Juanita High School, Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
  • Barbara Lomeli, Lake Washington High School, Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
  • Claire Charvet, Juanita High School, Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
  • Emma Sammons, Juanita High School, Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
  • Isabel Grizzard, Juanita High School, Kirkland Rotary Diversity Leadership Scholarship
  • Jessica Fuentes-Cerdas, Lake Washington High School, Kirkland Rotary Diversity Leadership Scholarship
In May, Kirkland Rotarians learned about efforts in the community to keep adults and young people on track for success.  An exceptional combination of speakers described community support structures about which community members do not often hear news.  Judge John Olson explained the new community court operation launched by the city of Kirkland's municipal court.  Lake Washington School District Associate Superintendent Matt Gillingham updated Rotarians on how community truancy boards are working to keep students in school.  Then, Youth Eastside Services' Kristie Neklason, director of school-based behavioral health, described programs offered for youth and young adults in partnership with the school district and the city.
In April, Rotarians heard an array of views from large firms in the Kirkland area.  Kristian Uri, operations manager of Fisherman's Finest, a major, woman-owned, seafood processing firm located in Kirkland, provided insight into the firm’s Alaskan sea fisheries and major investments in state-of-the-art processing ships and staff health maintenance.  Marketing Director Mary Miller updated the club on the progress of --and provided an introduction to-- the new Aegis Living facility opening soon on Lake Washington Boulevard.
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