Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Monday, June 20, 2022
Guests and members Zoomed into the meeting this week.
Photos: George Anderson
Joanne Primavera reports on the Rotary Int'l Convention and presents Dave vodka.
President-Elect Amy Mutal conducts the election to confirm the 2022-2023 board.
Principal Keith Buechler introduces Outstanding Educator Heidi Jones.
Principal Brian Story introduces Outstanding Educator Amy Dennehy.
Principal Lucy Davies introduces Outstanding Educator Cindy Blair.
President Dave DeBois presents Heidi Jones the Franklin Elementary Outstanding Educator Award.
President Dave DeBois presents Amy Dennehy the A.G. Bell Elementary Outstanding Educator Award.
President Dave DeBois presents Cindy Blair the Peter Kirk Elementary Outstanding Educator Award.
June 13, 2022 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on June 13, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
President Dave DeBois rang the bell at 6:16 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.
John Pruitt led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending were George Anderson, Pete Anderson, Bob Auslander, Scott Becker, Gary Cohn, David DeBois, Jocelyn Ellison*, Doug Evanson, Margie Glenn, Brandon Honcoop, Isabelle Kalisa, Jim Meniketti, Amy Mutal, Rick Ostrander, Joanne Primavera, John Pruitt, Steve Shinstrom, and Rick Walter. *Attended via Zoom.
Guests this evening included Keith Buechler, principal of Franklin Elementary, Heidi Jones, outstanding educator from Franklin Elementary, Cindy Blair, outstanding educator from Peter Kirk Elementary, Kevin Blair, guest of his mother Cindy Blair, Allison Blair*, guest of her mother Cindy Blair, Lucy Davies, principal of Ben Rush Elementary School standing in for the principal of Peter Kirk Elementary, Amy Dennehy, outstanding educator from Alexander Graham Bell Elementary, Peggy Dennehy, mother and guest of Amy Dennehy, Sara Schmied, associate principal at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary, Brian Story, principal at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary, and Marsha Mitsui*.  *Attended via Zoom.
Sign Up for Duck Dash Ticket Sales!
The Duck Dash needs volunteers! Rotarians can find all of the ticket sales dates in the club's online Calendar, and the ClubRunner Volunteer Module allows you to sign up online. Just click on the calendar item, then click the GOLD BOX under the heading "ONLINE REGISTRATION", then click on the "+ Sign Up" button. You must be logged in to register. Tickets are available at Banner Bank, and the sales table and supplies are available at Shinstrom & Norman. There are fewer sales days and venues this year, so we need to make each one count.
Click on any of the blue-shaded dates below to go directly to the online sign-up for that date!
Ticket Sales
Kirkland Wednesday Market, 3 - 7 p.m.
Kirkland Urban QFC, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Kirkland Summerfest, times vary
If the online volunteer sign-up doesn't work for you, contact Head Duck Gary Cohn to sign up for any Duck Dash events!  
Scholarship Spotlight: Jacob Deleon
Jacob Deleon is a senior at Juanita High School. His accomplishments include maintaining a weighted GPA of 4.14, taking nearly 20 advanced and Advanced Placement courses, and being a member of Key Club. Carrying the legacy of his Spanish and Greek ancestry, researchers, and engineers on both sides of his family, Jacob is a lifelong academic with a desire to never stop learning. A former boy scout and 12 years of team sports have taught him how to be the best version of himself. Jacob's hobbies include tutoring, volunteering, photography, playing soccer, and building computers. He plans to earn a bachelor's degree in science at San Diego State University and to get accepted to a great medical school like University of Washington, where he can further his studies toward a Ph.D. He says he is uncertain if he will go into research or a medical residency. Either way, he plans to continue to help people as best he can. Jacob was awarded a $2,500 Kirkland Rotary Scholarship..
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Scholarship Spotlight: Sydney Kraabel
Sydney Kraabel is a senior at Lake Washington High School. People tend to say that she is a driven, determined, and compassionate individual. Sydney says that she has confidently and successfully found the balance between athletics and academics as well as serving her community. Along the way, she earned a 4.2 cumulative GPA while taking five Advanced Placement classes, and competing in varsity soccer and high-level alpine racing. Through her high school involvement in many clubs such as Beta, Honor Society, Link Crew, Loyalty, and DECA, she has learned to give back to her community in order to make a change. Also, by being involved in organizations such as Water1st International, she reports having found a cause and passion she hopes to explore for a career. As a Rotary Scholarship scholarship awardee, she hopes to put the money toward studying Environmental Design in an undergraduate program and Interior Design in a graduate program. And she hopes to continue her grandfather's legacy in Rotary by getting involved with the wonderful and generous organization with a chapter near wherever she settles. Sydney was awarded a $2,500 Kirkland Rotary Scholarship.
How to Sign Up for Ticket Sales Dates
  • Each of the QFC, Kirkland Wednesday Market, and Summerfest ticket sales shifts are on the Rotary Club of Kirkland Calendar.
  • Go to the Calendar and select the “Duck Dash Ticket Sales” date(s) that work for you.
  • Click on the Calendar item for the date you selected.
  • Click on the GOLD box under the words “ONLINE REGISTRATION”.
  • LOG IN to ClubRunner if you are not already logged in.
  • Click on the GOLD BOX with the label “+ Sign Up”.
  • Click the “Myself” button, and your information will be filled in by ClubRunner.
  • Click “Save” and you are signed up for that shift.
  • Computers frustrate you? Send your date and shift to the Head Duck and he'll register you.
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. The board meeting schedule is published in the club's Calendar, including an individual Zoom link for each meeting. Rotarians may view last month’s board meeting minutes and those of prior meetings on the Board Minutes page, which requires a log-in. A link also may be found at the bottom of the Spokesman.
Duck Dash 2022
Platinum Sponsors
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
Goals - Why you're not achieving them and how to fix it
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
Jun 16, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (QFC)
Kirkland Urban QFC
Jun 18, 2022
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (QFC)
Kirkland Urban QFC
Jun 19, 2022
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Jun 20, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Gary Cohn
June 22
Spouse Birthdays
David Mutal
June 30
Joyce Anderson
June 30
Join Date
Margie Glenn
June 3, 2019
3 years
David Aubry
June 14, 2004
18 years
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