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July 11, 2022 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on July 11, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
President Amy Mutal rang the bell at 6:15 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.
John Storbeck led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending were George Anderson, Bob Auslander*, Jocelyn Ellison*, Margie Glenn*, Isabelle Kalisa, Jim Meniketti, Amy Mutal, Kristen Olson, Joanne Primavera, and Rick Walter. *Attended via Zoom.
Guests this evening included Tara Karnes, a guest of Rotary International, A. Kirkaya of the Rotary Club of Istanbul-Bostanci, Turkey, and our speaker, Nick Salmon.
Our greeter this evening was Jim Meniketti, who was at the front desk to greet members and guests and collect dinner fees.
Announcements, Club Business and Leadership Transition:
There were no pre-program announcements.
Motivational speaker Nick Salmon provided the program this evening. His topic was setting and achieving goals.
    Only Five Ticket Sales Dates Remain!
    The Duck Dash needs volunteers! Rotarians can find the remaining six ticket sales dates prior to Summerfest in the club's online Calendar. 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. Additional tickets are available at Banner Bank, and the sales table and supplies are stored 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!
    Rotary's Four-Way Test
    Day of Race Volunteers Still Needed!
    The Duck Dash needs volunteers for the Day of Race Activities! It takes at least 15 people to make this fund raising event happen on the shores of Lake Washington!
    Rotarians can find all of the Day of Race dates in the club's online Calendar. 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
    Click HERE to go directly to the online sign-up for the three Day of Race Shifts!
    The morning shift is 9 a.m. to noon.
    The afternoon shift is 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    The equipment return shift is 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and involves following the Duck Truck to a few locations to return the race equipment.
    Pay Rotary Club Dues by July 31, 2022
    Rotary Club of Kirkland annual dues payments are due by Sunday, July 31, 2022. As of July 14, 37% of club members have paid their dues. Nonpayment of dues jeopardizes membership in the Rotary club. Rotarians may pay using the online Dues & Billing System link in the invoice emailed on July 1. The link is embedded in the bold words "Pay Now" in the invoice. Online payment requires a credit or debit card. Members may also pay by check through the U.S. Mail. Need a duplicate invoice mailed? Please send a request to Gary Cohn.
    Farewell to Rotary Friends
    As is often the case, the new Rotary year brings warm greetings to new members, and fond farewells to those who are leaving the club. As of July 1, six of the club's number are leaving membership for retirement, another club, or other pursuits. The club bids farewell to members who will not be with us as we begin 2022-2023:
    • Christine Bell
    • Matt Colpitts
    • Bella Chaffey
    • Ken Hollingsworth 
    • Bill Taylor
    • Brian Tucker
    In addition, long-time Rotarian and past president Bill Woods was elected to honorary membership by the board of directors. Congratulations, Bill! The Rotary Club of Kirkland's new year begins with 38 active members.
    President-Elect Presents at Kiwanis
    At the invitation of the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland's president-elect, Jim Hutchinson, Rotary Club of Kirkland's president-elect, Gary Cohn, visited with the Kiwanians on July 6 and presented the club's program of the day. In response to the Kiwanis' request for an overview of the Rotary club and its community service activities, Dr. Cohn reviewed the main purposes of Rotary and presented a summary of Rotary projects and ongoing community service activities. The PowerPoint presentation used for the Kiwanis program may be viewed by clicking HERE. Thanks to Dr. Joanne Primavera for assisting with presentation content.
    Bulletin Readership for June 2022
    Club members' readership of the bulletin, The Spokesman, in June fell off the readership rate in May. Readership rates ranged from 61% to 68%, a narrower range than the 57% to 71% span in May. A bulletin is "read" when the email containing it is opened by the recipient. For most of June the bulletin reached a 100% delivery rate, dipping to 98% due to rejection by a member's email service.
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    Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Member Birthdays
    Margie Glenn
    July 7
    Alan Hoviland
    July 8
    Ken Hollingsworth
    July 12
    Mekonen Giorgis
    July 12
    Pat Swenson
    July 18
    Bill Taylor
    July 27
    David Aubry
    Anna Aubry
    July 1
    Gary Cohn
    Sue Cohn
    July 2
    Mike Hunter
    Sharon Hunter
    July 13
    George Anderson
    Joyce Anderson
    July 16
    Rick Walter
    Stephanie Walter
    July 16
    Isabelle Kalisa
    July 18
    Brandon Honcoop
    Becca Honcoop
    July 21
    Bella Chaffey
    Nikola Lakic
    July 24
    Join Date
    Ernie Norehad
    July 1, 1974
    48 years
    Jocelyn Ellison
    July 1, 1997
    25 years
    Ken Hollingsworth
    July 1, 1969
    53 years
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