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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
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Temporary Club Meeting Arrangements
Due to COVID-19, the Rotary Club of Kirkland is meeting using Zoom. For access to the online meetings, use the Join link that follows, and the meeting identification codes if needed.  Zoom session opens at 6 p.m., with meeting start at 6:15 p.m.
 
Meeting ID: 555 105 9758
Password: rotary
The April Speaker Series is Major Business Outlook
During April, the Rotary Club of Kirkland's program series highlights the perspectives of and outlooks for larger businesses in the Kirkland area.  Rotarians look forward to learning about in the operations of Fisherman's Finest, a major seafood processing firm located in Kirkland, from Kristian Uri; to receiving an introduction to the new Aegis Living facility from Mary Miller; to a visual retrospective on the Seattle Seahawks from Corky Trewin; and to news about Google’s activities locally and world-wide from government affairs executive Ian Goodhew (schedule for June due to the legislative session).  Many thanks to Rotarians Rich Bergdahl and Scott Becker for organizing this program series.
Prospective Member Contact Information
Interested in joining the Rotary Club of Kirkland?
Please contact a membership co-chair: Amy MutalRick Walter
Please consider completing a New Member Application
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Kirkland Rotarians focused on international projects during March.  Ezra Teshome conveyed the success of efforts to eradicate Polio in Africa, and described the work resulting in the last pandemic country, Nigeria, being declared polio-free last August.  Bella Chaffey, Pauline Kamanja, and Kristin Olson reported on the Samburu Medical Camp in northern Kenya, and the Rotary Club of Costalegre, Barra de Navidad, Mexico, work on middle school safety improvements.
During February, the Rotary Club of Kirkland heard from key Kirkland arts and entertainment leaders.  Kirkland Performance Center Executive Director Jeff Lockhart spoke to Rotarians about the challenges faced by the Performance Center, which has had to adapt dramatically to the impacts of COVID-19.  Ryan James, founder of ryan james fine arts, provided a review of the state of fine arts in the city and region, and discussed the outlook for post-pandemic vibrancy as the fine arts remain a central element of the city's and the region's culture.  Thanks to Amy Mutal for organizing this February speaker series. 
Rotary’s new calendar year launched with a program series offering updates on key activities of Kirkland's police, fire, and planning departments.  Kirkland Police Corporal John Ness and Officer Tiffany Trombley briefed Rotarians on the Community Services Unit, including the increased need for School Resources Officers’, Neighborhood Resource Officers’, and Mental Health Professionals’ services.  Planning & Building Department Deputy Director Jeremy McMahan reviewed major business developments and major transportation projects on the city's planning list.  And Fire Department Chief Joe Sanford explained the service improvements provided by passage of the recent fire and EMS ballot measure approved by voters.
The Rotary Club of Kirkland’s Cross Kirkland Corridor Pavilion project is nearly four years in the making, and this month the project is approaching completion.  The picnic Pavilion was largely funded by the Rotary club and recently installed by the city of Kirkland.  All that remains to complete the Pavilion project is installation of picnic tables purchased with the assistance of a Rotary District 5030 grant, and railroad history signage funded by a grant from 4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency, and with assistance from the Kirkland Heritage Society.
 
Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Armed Forces Day, and Pearl Harbor Day recognize the sacrifices of so many who have known service in the United States military.  During December, Rotarians heard a heart-warming presentation by Bill Knudsen of Puget Sound Honor Flights, a non-profit that honors veterans of World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars.
 
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Speakers
Judge John Olson of Kirkland Municipal Court
May 03, 2021
Kirkland's new Community Court program
Matt Gillingham of Lake Washington School District
May 10, 2021
Community Truancy Boards and improved attendance and school engagement
David Downing of Youth Eastside Services
May 17, 2021
Youth mental wellness supports in a virtual environment
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