Next Regular Rotary Club of Kirkland
Meeting is Monday, March 13, 2023
Next Monday is a virtual (Zoom only) meeting!
March 6, 2023 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on March 6, 2023 at SOI Thai Restaurant & Bar.

President Amy Mutal called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m.

President Amy Mutal led us in the pledge.

Attending were Pete Anderson, David Aubry, Bob Auslander, Scott Becker, Rich Bergdahl, Gary Cohn*, Terry Cole*, David DeBois, Donald Dicks, Doug Evanson, James Feek, Rashmi Garimella, Mekonen Giorgis, Margie Glenn, Brandon Honcoop, Isabelle Kalisa, Jim Meniketti, Amy Mutal, Rick Ostrander, Joanne Primavera, John Pruitt*, Steve Shinstrom, Alice Volpe, Rick Walter.  *Attended via Zoom.
Rotarians Cooking for Helen's Place
Kirkland Rotarians will gather at the home of Rotarian Joanne Primavera to prepare lunch for twenty residents of Helen's Place in Kirkland. A program of The Sophia Way, Helen’s Place provides a safe and stable space for women experiencing homelessness to rest and heal. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year,  offering women the care and comfort they need, while being supported in navigating their individual journey to stability and housing. Rotarians may join Dr. Primavera for the cooking event by registering through the calendar item on the club's website.
Pre-St. Patrick's Day Social March 15
In our quest to continue the current Kirkland Rotary 2023 reboot on meetings, venues, and most of all FUN, the club is holding a pre-St. Patrick's day fun social on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Shinstrom home.  Nothing fancy ... we are just going to eat, drink, and have FUN FUN FUN ... If you can attend, please bring something small to share, such as an appetizer or dessert or something similar ... and maybe your favorite beverage for the evening. Also, please wear something green!!!  Please let Steve Shinstrom know if you are attending so his team has a sense of how many members and their guests will participate in the social.
Dinner Ticket Refunds Available
Rotary Dinner Ticket sales were suspended when the club moved to SOI Thai Restaurant & Bar for in-person meetings. Because the restaurant charges each attendee based on his or her dinner order, the Dinner Tickets are no longer useful for meal purchases. The club's board of directors approved refunding to club members the balances remaining on their Rotary Dinner Tickets.
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Club Approves Updated Constitution
The members of the Rotary Club of Kirkland approved an updated constitution at their March 6, 2023 regular meeting. President Amy Mutal presented the revised constitution and explained that Rotary International requires each club adopt the club constitution approved by the Rotary International Board of Directors.
Club Approves Corporate Membership
At their March 6 meeting, the members of the Rotary Club of Kirkland approved a revision to Article XI, Method of Electing Members, of the club's bylaws, which established corporate membership in the club. The board's committee on corporate membership proposed the bylaws revision and an accompanying dues schedule after researching recommended language and dues structures through Rotary International, and consulting with the District 5030 governor and area clubs.
February Board Meeting Highlights
The club’s board of directors met on Thursday, February 23, 2023, via Zoom. Highlights included an in-depth update from the fundraising committee on preparations for the Kirkland Rummage Sale this summer; formal approval of the fundraising committee's recommended project committee structure; and extensive review and approval by the board of an updated version of the club's constitution prepared to comply with Rotary International's requirements. The revised constitution was then distributed to members via email for approval at the club's March 6 regular meeting.
Apr 10, 2023 6:40 PM
Wisdom and humanity from ancient Chinese culture
May 01, 2023 6:40 PM
Superintendent's update on the Lake Washington School District
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This Week's Meeting Attendance
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Mar 13, 2023
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Pre-St. Patrick's Day Rotary Social
Steve & Patty Shinstrom's Home
Mar 15, 2023
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
Prevail Wealth Management
Mar 16, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Don Dicks
March 9
Rick Walter
March 15
Amy Mutal
March 27
Join Date
John Pruitt
March 1, 1993
30 years
Joanne Primavera
March 17, 2000
23 years
David DeBois
March 24, 2009
14 years
Bulletin Editor
Gary Cohn
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