Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Monday, June 6, 2022
Scholarship Night

There is no meeting next Monday, May 30, due to the Memorial Day Holiday.

President Dave DeBois appears to enjoy leading the Rotary choir again this week.
Photos: George Anderson
Rotarian Suresh Dongre of Malbar Hill, Mumbai, India and President Dave exchange home Rotary club flags.
Secretary of State's Office representative Teresa Glidden offers Rotarians tips on how to avoid fake charity scams.
May 23, 2022 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on May 23, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
President Dave DeBois rang the bell at 6:17 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.
Joanne Primavera led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending were George Anderson, Pete Anderson, Rich Bergdahl, Gary Cohn, David DeBois, Doug Evanson, Michael Hunter, Isabelle Kalisa, Jim Meniketti, Amy Mutal, Kristin Olson, Rick Ostrander, Joanne Primavera, Steve Shinstrom, John Storbeck, Brian Tucker, and Rick Walter. Due to technical problems, there was no online attendance.
Guests this evening included the speaker, Teresa Glidden of the Washington Secretary of State’s office, Lisa Westlund, again a guest of Dave Aubry and attending with interest in joining the club, and prospective member Rashmi Garimella.
Rotary Club Awards 2022 Scholarships
The Rotary Club of Kirkland announced the 2022 scholarship awards this month!  Rotarians selected 4 students to receive $2,500 awards, and one junior earlier this year for a $1,000 Charles O. Morgan Communications Scholarship for a total of $11,000.  Congratulations to all of the 2022 scholars!
  • Monique Loos, Juanita High School, Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
  • Jacob Deleon, Juanita High School, Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
  • Sydney Kraabel, Lake Washington High School, Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
  • Grace Lloyd, Juanita High School, Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
  • Drew Fialho, Lake Washington High School, Charles O. Morgan Communications Scholarship
Thank you to Bob and the late Gail Auslander, Russ and Tricia Stromberg, Hutchison & Walter and Rick Walter, and Gary and Sue Cohn for contributing to expand the scholarship program.
Rotary Scholar Heads to D.C.
Rotary Club of Kirkland scholarship recipient Drew Fialho reports he has garnered enough funding to support fully his trip to Washington, D.C. He provides club members the following update on his funding efforts.

Thank you again for sponsoring my trip to the Washington Journalism and Media Conference! Since I last spoke with you, I’ve raised another $855 through my GoFundMe page. I’m fully funded by combining that amount with your generous donation and some of my family’s savings! I leave for Washington, D.C. on July 10, and return on the 15th. On this trip, I will have the opportunity to attend speeches by industry leaders and be challenged to work with my peers through simulations and group discussions.
Charity Fraud Information Helpful
Teresa Glidden, the outreach and education coordinator for the Corporations and Charities Division of Washington’s Secretary of State, works closely with Consumer Protection Washington, a consortium of state and federal agencies, as well as the Better Business Bureau, all of whom are dedicated to educating and alerting the public on consumer issues, scams and investigations in Washington State.
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Revisit Rotary's Holiday Gift Wrap Event
Last December Rotarians gathered at the Kirkland Woman's Club to wrap holiday gifts for needy families in the Kirkland area. Club members raised over $10,000 for families identified by staff at John Muir Elementary School. Take a few moments to enjoy the photos from the annual Rotary event; simply click on the photo above right to bring up the holiday slide show. Many thanks to the Rotarians who donated photos to commemorate the event.
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. The format and how Rotarians will be able to pay online remains the same as last year. Dues statements will be produced by the ClubRunner system and sent to members in an email, similar to how Rotarians receive meeting announcements and the club's bulletin, the Spokesman.
May Board Meeting Highlights
The club’s board of directors met on Thursday, May 19, using the Zoom platform. Highlights included discussion of a budget draft for th 2022-2023 Rotary year, approval of dues for the coming year, increasing the amount of scholarship awards, approval of membership additions and changes, and development of the 2022-2023 board.  The treasurer’s report was provided in written form, including updates on revenue, expenses, and a proposal to begin drawing down charitable funds through increased donations now that the pandemic has receded somewhat, 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 this summer.
Kirklandia organizer invites Rotarians to volunteer at Kirkland's newest wine, cider, and taco festival. See the Spokesman meeting notes for details.
May 30, 2022
Jun 06, 2022 6:25 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Scholarship Presentations
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
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