Speaker Date Topic
Teresa Glidden of Washington Secretary of State May 23, 2022 6:40 PM
GiveSmart! Make sure the dollars you donate are going where you intend for them to go!
GiveSmart! Make sure the dollars you donate are going where you intend for them to go!
GiveSmart!  Just about everywhere you turn, you’ll see pleas for a donation for a cause that tugs on your heartstrings.  During this presentation Rotarians will learn how to verify if charities are in compliance with state and federal law, about some red flags to watch out for, and receive information about online giving.
 
Teresa Glidden is the outreach and education coordinator for the Corporations and Charities Division of the Office of the Secretary of State. She has been with OSOS since 2007, starting with the Elections Division as the Initiative and Referendum Supervisor. In September 2010, she joined the Corporations and Charities Division as the Charities and Nonprofit Education Coordinator for the brand-new education program.  
 
After the education program was well-established, Teresa’s job focus switched to Outreach and Donor Education. She works closely with Consumer Protection Washington, a consortium of state and federal agencies, as well as the Better Business Bureau; all of whom are dedicated to educating and alerting the public on consumer issues, scams and investigations in Washington State.  Teresa lives in Olympia with her husband Ken and her Bernese Mountain Dog, Stanley.
Memorial Day (No Meeting) May 30, 2022
Scholarship Night Jun 06, 2022 6:25 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Scholarship Presentations
Rotary Club of Kirkland Scholarship Presentations
Outstanding Educator Awards Jun 13, 2022 6:20 PM
Honoring elementary school educators for outstanding service
Anahita Dalmia of Alterea, Inc. Jun 20, 2022 6:40 PM
Agents of Influence, an educational video game that teaches students to combat online misinformation
Agents of Influence, an educational video game that teaches students to combat online misinformation
Anahita Dalmia, chief executive officer of Alterea, will present to Rotarians on Agents of Influence, a spy-themed educational video game that teaches middle and high school students to combat online misinformation. With the unprecedented spread of misinformation related to COVID-19, the elections, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020, the Alterea team recognized an urgent need to better prepare people to navigate the deluge of digital information they see every day. Their goal is to equip the next generation with the skills and knowledge to identify reliable information that enables them to act responsibly in their personal, civic and social lives.
 
Anahita is co-founder of Alterea. She has been designing immersive theatre experiences since high school, including Alohomora: Unlock the Magic, a Harry Potter-themed event, and Ascend, an ancient mythology experience that was a finalist for the 2020 SXSW Innovation Awards. She is a three-time published author on achieving social impact using experiential design, including the articles "Disney: Castles, Kingdoms and (No) Common Man" in JTEAS  and "Designing An Adventure” in the Carnegie Mellon University’s Well Played Journal and has been featured in multiple publications including Authority Magazine and ThriveGlobal’s “Dreamers” and “Future of Games” series. She is also an associate faculty member at the Media Education Lab and on the Board of Advisors for The Game Academy. 

 

Transition Dinner Jun 27, 2022 6:25 PM
Installation of club officers for 2022-2023
Installation of club officers for 2022-2023
Independence Day (No Meeting) Jul 04, 2022
Nick Salmon Jul 11, 2022 6:40 PM
Goals - Why you're not achieving them and how to fix it
Goals - Why you're not achieving them and how to fix it
What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do? If you could achieve one goal in the next week, month or year – what would it be? We know we need goals for our careers, our finances, our health but they are always so hard to find the time and stick to. If this is true – you’re definitely doing it wrong.
 
With real world examples - Nick Salmon will explain how you’ve been doing goals wrong all your life. He’ll dismantle your existing beliefs about goal setting and give you a simple three step method you can implement to today to start achieving success.
 
From his years as an aerospace engineer managing a diverse team of professionals to his emergence as a Toastmasters™ International Speech Champion, Nick Salmon embarked on a personal mission: To “simplify success” so that anyone can be empowered to achieve professional and personal goals that were once beyond their wildest dreams.
Ty Reed of Recovery Career Services Jul 18, 2022 6:40 PM
Taking bias out of the box: How curiosity can help businesses solve recruitment and retention
Taking bias out of the box: How curiosity can help businesses solve recruitment and retention
Since entering recovery in 2016, Ty Reed has rebuilt his life and now uses the lessons learned while recovering from homelessness, addiction, and life as a petty criminal to help others. Ty spoke to the Rotary Club of Kirkland in early 2020 (just before COVID), and received positive feedback from members. He returns to address a burning "post-COVID" topic of economic recovery through employee retention.
 
Through his nonprofit, Recovery Career Services, which is dedicated to helping people in recovery find and keep employment, he provides career coaching and development to assist individuals in rebuilding their professional lives.
 
Ty also uses public speaking, storytelling, workshops, and webinars to communicate his message to those in recovery, their families, and the business community about the importance of desperation, hope, and second chances.
Labor Day (No Meeting) Sep 05, 2022