Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Monday, June 27, 2022
Leadership Transition Dinner
President Dave DeBois facilitates the remote guest speaker presentation.
Photos: George Anderson
Alterea CEO Anahita Dalmia  details how her team's efforts are similar to Rotary's polio eradication project.
Anahita describes how Agents of Influence, Alterea's spy-themed educational video game, teaches middle and high school students to combat online misinformation through communication, research, and analytical skills.
Image source: Alterea website
Conversation's aim is communicating to either draw information out of or convince someone to accept information to defeat evil.
In Research, students flag whether a series of media posts are accurate or misleading, without enough information to be sure.
In Analysis, students must use articles to determine correct and incorrect conclusions and earn tokens to defeat a virus linked to the evil "Harbinger".
June 20, 2022 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on June 20, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
President Dave DeBois rang the bell at 6:15 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.
Pete Anderson led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending were George Anderson, Pete Anderson, Gary Cohn, Terry Cole, David DeBois, Donald Dicks*, Jocelyn Ellison*, Doug Evanson, Michael Hunter, Jim Meniketti, Amy Mutal, Joanne Primavera, John Pruitt, John Storbeck, and Rick Walter. *Attended via Zoom.
Guests this evening included former Washington State Supreme Court justice Faith Ireland*, returning guest Daren Penry, a local doctor who is interested in the club, and our speaker, Anahita Dalmia, chief executive officer of Alterea. *Attended via Zoom.
Our greeter this evening was Jim Meniketti, who was at the front desk to greet members and guests and collect dinner fees.
Duck Dash Ticket Volunteers Needed
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: Grace Lloyd
Grace Lloyd has lived in Kirkland for 16 years, attended Juanita Elementary School and Finn Hill Middle School, and now is graduating from Juanita High School. Grace says she loves performing and has earned multiple performance awards for Thespy's, the school's annual drama competition. She recently finished a run of Into the Woods at Juanita High, staring as the Witch. In fall of 2022, Grace will be attending Brigham Young University, for which she excited! After her first year of college, she wants to serve a religious mission. Once she returns, she will decide on her major, and wants to study either Music Dance Theater or East Asian Languages. She likes all languages, but is especially fascinated by East Asian languages.
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Scholarship Spotlight: Monique Loos
Monique Loos is a senior at Juanita High School, and also a Running Start student at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. She is working toward an Associate of Arts degree in Business while earning her high school diploma. Monique has earned a few accomplishments and awards throughout her high school career: honors in Algebra 2 in 2020-2021, the dean's list at LWIT, a safe ambassador at Juanita High School for two years, captain of the girls' varsity golf team, and recognized by the Rotary Club of Kirkland as a Rotary Student of the Month in November 2021. Monique also earned numerous hours of community service; she enjoys giving back to the community through volunteer work and community service, and as a life-long Girl Scout earned over 200 badges through service work.
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.
June Board Meeting Highlights
The club’s board of directors met on Thursday, June 16, at Rich Bergdahl's office. Highlights included another discussion of a budget draft for 2022-2023 Rotary year, increasing the amount of scholarship awards, approaches to building the club's membership, and supporting the assignments of the 2022-2023 board.  The treasurer’s report was provided in written form, including updates on revenue, expenses, and a revised proposal to begin drawing down charitable funds through increased donations now that the pandemic has receded, and fund raising and community service are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels. Discussion of funding priorities is scheduled for an upcoming club assembly mid-August.
Duck Dash 2022
Platinum Sponsors
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
Jul 18, 2022 6:40 PM
Taking bias out of the box: How curiosity can help businesses solve recruitment and retention
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Upcoming Events
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (KWM)
Kirkland Marina Park
Jun 22, 2022
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (QFC)
Kirkland Urban QFC
Jun 25, 2022
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (QFC)
Kirkland Urban QFC
Jun 26, 2022
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Jun 27, 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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