Speaker Date Topic
Joe Cunningham of Washington Autism Alliance Oct 10, 2022 6:40 PM
Navigating services for families who have a young or adult child with autism
Navigating services for families who have a young or adult child with autism
James Lopez of city of Kirkland Oct 17, 2022 6:40 PM
Update on proposed $20 car tab fee increase
Update on proposed $20 car tab fee increase
The Kirkland City Council is seeking to accelerate investments for sidewalks, bike lanes, crosswalks, and street medians that will give students, families and workers safe bicycle and pedestrian routes for getting to school, stores and offices. The council is evaluating a $20 car tab fee to create a dedicated median maintenance crew and fund the 45 highest priority projects in six years instead of 20-30 years.
 
James Lopez is the deputy city manager for external affairs at the city of Kirkland. As part of his duties with the city, Mr. Lopez is responsible for the administration of the city’s economic development, civic engagement, communications, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging programs. Prior to becoming the deputy city manager for external affairs, Mr. Lopez served as assistant city manager and director of human resources and performance management for the city of Kirkland. Mr. Lopez has also served as senior advisor to the King County Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary, and as King County Executive Ron Sims' deputy chief of staff. Mr. Lopez holds an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a JD from Case Western Reserve University.
Halloween (No Meeting) Oct 31, 2022
Bill Reed of MFR Law Group PLLC Nov 21, 2022 6:40 PM
Fraud prevention, deterrence, detection, and investigation
Fraud prevention, deterrence, detection, and investigation
Thanksgiving Weekend (No Meeting) Nov 28, 2022
Kae Lynn Peterson of Rotary District 5030 Dec 05, 2022 6:40 PM
Rotary District Governor presentation
Rotary District Governor presentation
Boxing Day (No Meeting) Dec 26, 2022
New Year's Day (No Meeting) Jan 02, 2023
Clark Roberts of Ultimate Vision Jan 09, 2023 6:40 PM
Inspiring others to see in new ways
Inspiring others to see in new ways
Clark Roberts is the Executive Director and founder of Ultimate VisionUltimate Vision "Inspiring Others to See in New Ways" is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that teaches people of all ages that life does not stop when adversity occurs.  It is not a matter of if, but when, life is going to happen.   At age 24 Clark lost his sight to Retinitis Pigmentosa. He discovered that when life hits, you have to learn how to embrace the challenge, find your potential and live life to its fullest!

Clark is a subject matter expert who has dedicated his life to sharing a message of hope and encouragement. From CEO's in Corporate America to students ranging in age from Preschool - High School, Clark has shared with thousands of people, providing tools and knowledge to inspire and motivate them to see their life and their opportunities differently. He shows each person how to reach beyond their limitations inspiring them to live a life of significance, one with compassion, kindness and confidence. Through this increased awareness each person learns how to overcome the challenges that life can bring, celebrate their differences, and live a life that is full and rewarding, inspiring others to do the same.

Clark has a natural gift of humor, is married to his amazing wife Karrie and have two adult children who are both married and who love to mess with him regarding his sight loss. Clark is also a proud Pawpaw with two beautiful granddaughters. Clark is also an author and enjoys story telling. He is an outdoor and sports enthusiast, who loves to downhill ski, tandem cycle, water ski, drive rally cars, jump out of perfectly good airplane, swim and hike in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No Meeting) Jan 16, 2023
Katie Munoz Jan 23, 2023 6:40 PM
Pitch perfect: learn how to make your marketing messages entertaining
Do you hate being salesy but need to promote your business? Learn how to make your marketing messages entertaining. In this workshop, we’ll craft a funny pitch using 3½ Rules of Humor, 4 Questions to Craft Your Pitch Story, and The One Thing that Makes Something Funny. Because even naturally serious people can learn to use humor -- no personality transplant required.
 
Meet Katie Munoz, an unexpected speaker who was born quiet and serious. She fell into public speaking by accident. Being a software engineer, she didn’t think humor and public speaking were skills she would need, but she loved the unforgettable adrenaline surge she experienced when she made an audience laugh. Her public speaking skills came into play when she became a program manager and was able to offer motivation, consolation, inspiration, and celebration, as the need arose. Fun Fact! One of her teams developed the first ever device driver for an SD card. Since that driver was later rolled into the Windows operating system, you have almost certainly used software she worked on! After leaving the world of software, she started a company called Moving Forward to help families get through life transitions after losing a family member. She called it - project management for human beings. After passing the torch of Moving Forward, Katie moved on to teaching public speaking and humor full time. She loves showing how even a naturally quiet, serious person can make their message memorable using humor, with no personality transplant required.