Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Monday, May 2, 2022
Rotarian Kristin Olson introduces her daughter, Vice Consul Megan Truxillo.
Photos: George Anderson
Megan Truxillo, vice consul of the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala describes foreign policy priorities and service.
U.S. foreign policy in Guatemala is the topic of this week's Rotary program. USAID work was discussed.
Rotarians, mark your calendars! On Monday, May 16, 2022 the club will meet at Duffy Electric Boats Northwest located at Kirkland's Marina Park. 
The 2022 Great Puget Sound Duck Dash Committee will hold an organizational meeting on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 5 p.m. in the beautiful Courtyard by Marriott. Duck Dash Committee members are needed for this gathering. Refreshments will be provided (within reason)!
April 25, 2022 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on April 25, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
President Dave DeBois rang the bell at 6:56 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.
Bob Auslander led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending were George Anderson, Bob Auslander, Scott Becker*, Rich Bergdahl, Gary Cohn*, Dave DeBois, Don Dicks*, Monica Fratita, Margie Glenn, Brandon Honcoop, Mike Hunter, Jim Meniketti, Ernie Norehad, Kristin Olson, Joanne Primavera, Steve Shinistrom, Bill Taylor*, and Brian Tucker. *Attended the meeting online.
Rotary Scholarship Applications Down
Rotarians, our club's 2021-22 scholarship program application process closed at the beginning of last month.  For 2021-22, the club’s allocation for 2021-22 is again $7,000.  Each of the club-sponsored scholarships is for $1,000. Individual Rotarians' commitments for five additional, "specialty" scholarships this year, totaling $6,500, brought the program to $13,500.

This year 13 Lake Washington High School, Juanita High School, and the International Community School students began the online application process through the SmarterSelect program. Four students from LWHS and JHS completed and submitted scholarship applications, and will be interviewed by club members.
Duck Dash Preparations Continue!
The 2022 Duck Dash will be held during Kirkland's Summerfest, which is July 29-31, 2022 this year. Rotarians will want to save the date, Sunday, July 31, 2022, for the Great Puget Sound Duck Dash around 2 p.m.
And Duck Dash preparations continue! Scott Becker is recruiting Kirkland businesses and club members for Duck Dash sponsorships. Rotarian Brett Johnson is hosting the annual Racing Duck Branding Party, which will be held this year on Monday, July 25, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Lee Johnson Auto Family campus. Club members are needed for assistance with coupon sponsors and prizes. Please contact Dave or Scott with your commitments or referrals of commitments. Rotarians can now register for the branding party by clicking HERE, and for the duck race by clicking HERE.
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April Board Meeting Highlights
The club’s board of directors met on Thursday, April 21, using the Zoom platform. Highlights include discussion of holiday gift coordination with another charitable organization, the upcoming Electric Boats event, the decline in number of scholarship applications, and development of the 2022-2023 board.
The treasurer’s report was provided in written form, including updates on revenue, expenses, and status the Duck Dash sponsorship progress.
May 02, 2022 6:30 PM
New Rotarian Isabelle Kalisa will present a brief classification talk introducing herself
May 09, 2022 6:40 PM
Creating sustainable solutions to food insecurity by building and supporting community networks
May 23, 2022 6:40 PM
GiveSmart! Make sure the dollars you donate are going where you intend for them to go!
May 30, 2022
Jun 06, 2022 6:25 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Scholarship Presentations
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
May 02, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Duck Dash Committee Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
May 09, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
May 09, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Duffy Electric Boats Cruise
Duffy Electric Boats NW
May 16, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
May 19, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Alice Volpe
May 16
Spouse Birthdays
Janet Pruitt
May 1
Stephanie Walter
May 11
Alice Volpe
Alan Hoviland
May 27
Join Date
Brian Tucker
May 10, 1993
29 years
Pat Swenson
May 20, 2002
20 years
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