Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Monday, August 22, 2022
Rotary Annual Salmon Bake
President Amy Mutal leads the August 8 club assembly to plan the new Rotary year.
Photos: George Anderson
Several Rotary club members attend the club assembly via Zoom, maintaining the club's hybrid meeting format.
Vocational Service Chair Mike Hunter provides an overview of the scholarship and student of the month plans.
Vice President Pete Anderson discussed the Duck Dash and committee work investigating fund raising alternatives.
Membership Committee Chair Rick Walter describes the plans for the new year, and outreach to past members.
Rick Walter leads the club promotion effort at the Waterfront Car Show booth.
Photo: Rick Walter
August 15, 2022 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on August 16, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
President Amy Mutal rang the bell at 6:15 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.
President Amy Mutal led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending were Pete Anderson, David Aubry, Bob Auslander, Scott Becker*, Terry Cole, David DeBois, Jocelyn Ellison*, Doug Evanson, Rashmi Garimella, Margie Glenn, Brandon Honcoop, Alan Hoviland, Michael Hunter, Isabelle Kalisa, Jim Meniketti, Amy Mutal, Kristin Olson, Joanne Primavera, Steve Shinstrom, Patti Smith, John Storbeck, Alice Volpe, and Rick Walter. *Attended via Zoom.
Rashmi’s mother, Rajlaxmi Towari, from India.  Tara Karns is visiting from Virginia, and was introduced by Rick Walter.  Bethany Clement, who is checking us out, was introduced by Dave DeBois.
Our greeters this evening were Doug Evanson and Jim Meniketti, who were at the front desk to greet members and collect dinner fees.
Announcements, Club Business:
Kristin Olson recognized Rick Walter, our membership chair, for setting up and manning a booth at the Kirkland Downtown Association's Classic Waterfront Car Show, where he promoted Rotary.
Rotary Scholars Write: Tiffany Zang
Hello Rotarians! I just came back from a mission trip to the Arkansas and Missouri area. It was the most fulfilling experience of my life as I volunteered in various communities! I am going back to Brigham Young University this Fall and planning on majoring in Information Systems and working as a technology support specialist. Thank you for the scholarship! It has really helped me work towards my academic and personal life goals. 
Tiffany Zang
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.
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Some Dues Payments Remain Outstanding
Rotary dues payments were due by Sunday, July 31, 2022. As of August 8, 81% of 36 active club members have paid dues; seven accounts remain outstanding. Dues may be paid using the online Dues & Billing System links in the statements emailed on July 1 and 15. The link is embedded in the bold words "Pay Now" in the body of the document. Online payment does require a credit or debit card. Members may also pay by check through the U.S. Mail. If you need a duplicate invoice mailed, please send a request to Gary Cohn.
Club Attendance for July 2022
The club held two meetings during July 2022. Both meetings were held at the Courtyard by Marriott, and all included a Zoom option. Overall club attendance for the month was 36.5%, lower than the preceding four months. January through June attendance ranged from 37% to 43%. As a footnote, the club's membership fell from 43 to 36 with the start of the new year, so the base for the calculation is different. No attendance was gathered for two events in July, the branding party and Duck Dash day-of-race activities.
Bulletin Readership for July 2022
Club members' readership of the bulletin, The Spokesman, in July was relatively stable compared to the rates in June. Readership rates were 68% and 65%, compared to the July range of 61% to 68%. Contextually, this is an improvement since membership fell from the low 40's to the high 30's. Additionally, the non-member rates have strengthened since the addition to the mailing list of recent years' scholarship recipients and students of the month. July's rates for the same editions were 44% and 49% of the 130 and 129 addressees, respectively. A bulletin is "read" when the email containing it is opened by the recipient.
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Saving African Rhinos
Sep 26, 2022 6:40 PM
Update on developments at Attain Housing
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This Week's Meeting Attendance
Upcoming Events
Salmon Bake
Bob Auslander's Home
Aug 22, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
Prevail Wealth Management
Aug 25, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Aug 29, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Sep 12, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
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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