Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Monday, June 13, 2022
Outstanding Educator Awards Night
Scholarship recipient Grace Lloyd and her family are introduced to Rotarians.
Photos: George Anderson
Rotarian Brandon Honcoop introduces scholarship recipient Sydney Kraabel.
Rotarian Patti Smith introduces scholarship recipient Jacob Deleon and his family.
Rotarian Mike Hunter introduces scholarship recipient Monique Loos and her family.
Rotarian and vocational service chair Mike Hunter explains the history and purpose of Rotary to guests.
L.W.H.S. Career Specialist Nichole Swanger summarizes scholarship recipient Drew Fialho's accomplishments.
June 6, 2022 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on June 6, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
President Dave DeBois rang the bell at 6:20 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.
Patti Smith led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending were George Anderson, Pete Anderson, Bob Auslander, Scott Becker, Christine Bell, Gary Cohn, David DeBois, Jocelyn Ellison*, Doug Evanson, Rashmi Garimella, Margie Glenn, Mike Hunter, Jim Meniketti, Amy Mutal, Kristin Olson, Rick Ostrander, Steve Shinstrom, Patti Smith, and Brian Tucker. *Attended via Zoom.
Outstanding Educators Honored Monday
Three elementary staff members will be recognized as Outstanding Educators for 2022 by the Rotary Club of Kirkland on Monday, June 13. Amy Dennehy is a remarkable kindergarten teacher at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School. Heidi Jones is a truly altruistic first grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School. And Cindy Blair is a resource for families and staff as a school psychologist at Peter Kirk Elementary School. Meet these wonderful educators and their principals , when the club holds its annual recognition ceremony for outstanding educators. Read more about these remarkable educators on the website's Outstanding Educator Awards pages.
Duck Dash Ticket Packets Coming
At the June 13 club meeting, Rotarians will receive Duck Dash ticket packets. Each Rotarian is responsible for $500 worth of ticket sales to support the club's community service programs, such as scholarships, Reading Buddies, Outstanding Educator Awards, holiday gifts, warm coats, and more. There are three options for supporting the annual fund raiser:
  1. Accept your packet of tickets at the June 13, 2022 club meeting, sell the tickets, either on your own or as part of one of the downtown Kirkland sales venues (e.g., QFC, Wednesday Market, Summerfest booth), and return the sales to the club.
  2. Accept your packet of tickets at the June 13, 2022 club meeting, pay for the tickets that evening, and give away the tickets to whomever you choose.
  3. Click on the link above right to donate $500 in lieu of selling tickets.
If you choose to donate $500 in lieu of receiving tickets, please do so by this coming Friday, June 10, so that our committee does not assemble a ticket packet for you for the June 13 club meeting.
New Rotary Board Proposed
Current president-elect of the Rotary Club of Kirkland, Amy Mutal, announced a proposed slate of officers and board members for the 2022-2023 Rotary year, during which she is slated to be the club's president. Several new members are proposed for club consideration, along with returning veteran officers. The following slate of officers and directors is proposed for club election during the upcoming Monday, June 13, 2022 general meeting.
Rotary's Four-Way Test
2022-2023 Dues Approved
Rotarians' dues statement for the new Rotary year should be published no later than July 1, and are due by July 31. President Dave DeBois announced the dues increase during the May 23 regular club meeting. There are two adjustments in dues amounts driven primarily by meal cost and meeting attendance levels, as well as an additional international charge for insurance.
Club Attendance for May 2022
The club held four meetings during May 2022. All of the meetings were held at the Courtyard by Marriott, and all but one included a Zoom option. Overall club attendance for the month was 37%, essentially the same as April, but lower than the preceding three months. January through March attendance of ranged from 40 to 43%.
Bulletin Readership for May 2022
Club members' readership of the bulletin, The Spokesman, in May built steadily over the last edition in April. Then, similar to April, readership dipped during the last week of the month. ​​​​​​​Readership rates ranged from 57% to 71%. A bulletin is "read" when the email containing it is opened by the recipient. For all of May the bulletin reached a 100% delivery rate, meaning it was not rejected by any member's email service.
Rotary Boards to Discuss Transition
The club’s outgoing and incoming boards of directors plan to meet jointly on Thursday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m., at the RE/MAX Integrity | Northwest office in Kirkland. Highlights will include discussions about the 2022-2023 budget and club and community service programs for the 2022-2023 Rotary year.
Kirklandia's organizer invites Rotarians to volunteer at Kirkland's newest wine, cider, and taco festival. See the Kirklandia website for many more details.
Jun 13, 2022 6:20 PM
Honoring elementary school educators for outstanding service
Jun 20, 2022 6:40 PM
Agents of Influence, an educational video game that teaches students to combat online misinformation
Jun 27, 2022 6:25 PM
Installation of club officers for 2022-2023
Jul 04, 2022
Jul 11, 2022 6:40 PM
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Jun 13, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
Jun 16, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Jun 20, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Jun 27, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Jul 11, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
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Gary Cohn
June 22
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David Mutal
June 30
Joyce Anderson
June 30
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