Next Regular Rotary Club of Kirkland
Meeting is Monday, March 20, 2023
Next Monday is an in-person meeting!
March 13, 2023 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a virtual meeting on March 13, 2023 using the Zoom platform.

President Amy Mutal called the meeting to order at 6:14 p.m.

President Amy Mutal led us in the pledge.

Attending were Pete Anderson, David Aubry, Scott Becker, Rich Bergdahl, Gary Cohn, Terry Cole, Dave DeBois, Donald Dicks, Jocelyn Ellison, Doug Evanson, Monica Fratita, Rashmi Garimella, Brandon Honcoop, Isabelle Kalisa, Jim Meniketti, Amy Mutal, Joanne Primavera, Steve Shinstrom, and Rick Walter.
Rummage Sale Committee, Teams Set
The Rotary Club of Kirkland Board of Directors formally established a Rotary Rummage Sale Committee last evening, to succeed the Rotary Fundraising Committee. The new committee comprises the club's vice president, Pete Anderson, the immediate past-president, Dave DeBois, and the membership chair, Rick Walter. This committee is charged with steering the effort to success, and coordinating the work of the various rummage sale teams for which club members have been volunteering.
Volunteer for Rummage Sale Teams
In February, the club's board of directors formally established sub-committees for what is now the Rummage Sale Committee: the operations team, volunteer team, finance team, food team, and the technology and marketing team. The aim of these teams is to capitalize on and coordinate Rotarians’ and other volunteers' skills to successfully mount the new rummage sale project. All club members are encouraged to contribute to the effort. For those who haven't already signed up to volunteer on one or two teams, the links below will take you to the sign-up screens. Those who have volunteered will receive email confirmations later today.
Rotarians may find a description of each team and general information about the project on the Rummage Sale Committee page of the club's website. This page may be accessed on the drop-down "Committees" menu on the club's website home page.
Greet March's Student of the Month
Club members may greet the Rotary Club of Kirkland Student of the Month for March, Vernon Lumpkin from Lake Washington High School, during the in-person meeting this coming Monday, March 20.  Don't miss hearing from Vernon, who is the managing director of Ignite Robotics, a STEM education non-profit promoting STEM education and robotics within underrepresented groups and minorities!
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Club to Review Meeting Structure
During its March 16 meeting, the Rotary Club of Kirkland Board of Directors decided to survey all club members on the club's three-meetings-a-month schedule (two in-person meetings and one virtual meeting).
Club members will be surveyed via SurveyMonkey during the week of April 3. Meeting schedule discussion and club decision on continuation or changing the structure is slated for the April 10 online meeting. The location for in-person meetings is not intended to be part of the discussion, only the three-meetings-a-month structure.
Dinner Ticket Refunds Available
Rotary Dinner Ticket sales were suspended when the club moved to SOI Thai Restaurant & Bar for in-person meetings. Because the restaurant charges each attendee based on his or her dinner order, the Dinner Tickets are no longer useful for meal purchases. The club's board of directors approved refunding to club members the balances remaining on their Rotary Dinner Tickets.
March Board Meeting Highlights
The club’s board of directors met on Thursday, March 16, 2023, some members attending in-person at Prevail Wealth Management and some via Zoom. Highlights included an update on preparations for the Kirkland Rummage Sale this summer; formal approval of the fundraising committee as the Rotary Rummage Sale Committee; a review of the rummage sale teams sign-up function in ClubRunner; a decision to survey members on meeting structure and hold the review during the April 10 Zoom meeting; and an extensive review of and changes to the calendar for the rest of the year.
Apr 10, 2023 6:40 PM
Wisdom and humanity from ancient Chinese culture
Apr 17, 2023 6:40 PM
Master Your Future
May 01, 2023 6:40 PM
Superintendent's update on the Lake Washington School District
May 15, 2023 6:40 PM
Honoring high school educators for outstanding service
May 29, 2023
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This Week's Meeting Attendance
Upcoming Events
Cooking Lunch for Helen's Place
Mar 19, 2023
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
SOI Thai Restaurant & Bar
Mar 20, 2023
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Bye Week (No Meeting)
Mar 27, 2023
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
SOI Thai Restaurant & Bar
Apr 03, 2023
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Virtual Meeting
Apr 10, 2023
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Don Dicks
March 9
Rick Walter
March 15
Amy Mutal
March 27
Join Date
John Pruitt
March 1, 1993
30 years
Joanne Primavera
March 17, 2000
23 years
David DeBois
March 24, 2009
14 years
Bulletin Editor
Gary Cohn
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