Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Monday, September 26, 2022
Saving rhinoceroses was the topic for the club meeting.
Photos: George Anderson
Tom Tochterman presented the special action group information on saving species.
Rotary supports a variety of action group, of which saving species is one example.
September 12, 2022 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on September 12, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.

President Amy Mutal rang the bell at 6:23 p.m., calling the club meeting to order a bit later than usual due to computer issues.

Doug Evanson led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending were George Anderson, David Aubry, Bob Auslander, Jocelyn Ellison*, Doug Evanson, Mekonen Giorgis, Margie Glenn, Brandon Honcoop, Michael Hunter, Isabelle Kalisa, Jim Meniketti, Amy Mutal, Rick Ostrander, Joanne Primavera, and John Storbeck.  *Attended via Zoom.

President Amy introduced Monica Le, a friend and employee at Prevail Wealth Management.  We also hosted Julie Tochterman, our speaker’s wife.
Student of the Month Program Launched
The 2022-2023 Student of the Month program launches in September with the posting of this year's instructions and application. Students from Emerson, Juanita, and Lake Washington high schools are eligible to apply for the Rotary honor. The vocational service committee members, high school principals, and high school contacts were provided this year's application and interview questions for review, and the interview teams are expected to begin interviewing students near the end of September or beginning of October. Do you know a student who should apply to be a Rotary Student of the Month? Might you like to join an interview team? Referrals and questions about the Student of the Month program may be directed to the Rotary Club of Kirkland Vocational Service Committee chair, Mike Hunter.
Club Secretary Position Open
Club secretary Margie Glenn stepped down from the club secretary position effective September 1, citing significantly increased travel plans for the year including spending the bulk of the winter in Scottsdale, Arizona. Margie recruited two members to fill in temporarily, and the position is open for all club members to consider for election. If you are interested in serving as the club's secretary, please contact club president Amy Mutal by phone, by email, or in person to express your interest. Club officers are elected by the membership, typically after being included in a slate of officers presented by the board of directors. A successor to Margie should be prepared to attend club meetings and board meetings in order to take and report the minutes through the Spokesman.
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Attain Housing Fall Luncheon
Attain Housing's Eric Sanford and President Amy Mutal invite Kirkland Rotarians to gather for the Attain Housing Fall Luncheon, "Home is Where the Heart is", on Thursday, September 22, at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and the program will conclude at 1 p.m. The Fall Luncheon raises funds to benefit homeless and at-risk families across east King County. The program will feature an update on Attain’s transitional housing and rental assistance programs, volunteer award presentations, and more, and guests will be joined again by host and emcee, Sasha Summer Cousineau. CLICK HERE to register via EventBrite. Registration is free and includes lunch and non-alcoholic beverages, but but Attain Housing does kindly request a minimum $250 donation per attendee.
Polio Resurgence in the U.S.A.
One of the core projects known to every Rotarian is our organization's world-wide effort to eradicate polio from the face of the Earth. The resurgence of polio in several locations, including New York, has given rise to an urgent call to action by Rotary International, which published a Statement on these recent events and noted that, "The recent detection of the vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 case in New York, USA, and isolates in several environmental samples collected in London are stark reminders that as long as polio exists anywhere, it is a threat everywhere." As our new Rotary year of investment in this signature project unfolds through our commitment to the Rotary International Foundation, Kirkland Rotarians may wish to update themselves on these developments through several mainstream news outlet articles (Bloomberg, U.S. News, New York Times) and opinion piece (Washington Post) published during the month of August. Members wishing to consider directing gifts through the Paul Harris program should contact Rich Bergdahl for additional information and assistance.
September Board Meeting Highlights
The club’s board of directors met on Thursday, September 15, at President Amy Mutal's office. Highlights included further discussion of the treasurer's proposed budget for the 2022-2023 Rotary year, and another review of budget requests presented in August by the chairs community service and vocational service committees. Although the community service and vocational service budget requests were continued again to the October board meeting for further discussion and action, funding for the Rotary Student of the Month program and funding for the Warm Coats program were approved.
Sep 26, 2022 6:40 PM
Update on developments at Attain Housing
Oct 03, 2022 6:40 PM
Rotary District Governor presentation
Oct 31, 2022
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This Week's Meeting Attendance
Upcoming Events
Duffy Electric Boats Cruise
Duffy Electric Boats NW
Sep 19, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Sep 26, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Oct 03, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Oct 10, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Rashmi Garimella
August 3
Spouse Birthdays
Patty Shinstrom
August 1
Amy Mutal
David Mutal
August 17
Jim Feek
August 23
Steve Shinstrom
Patty Shinstrom
August 27
Join Date
George Anderson
August 2, 2006
16 years
Alan Hoviland
August 12, 2002
20 years
Alice Volpe
August 12, 2002
20 years
Patti Smith
August 24, 1998
24 years
Bulletin Editor
Gary Cohn
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