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The Rotary Club of Kirkland membership formally approved on January 30, 2022 to move from annually sponsoring the Great Puget Sound Duck Dash to sponsoring an annual rummage sale as the club's major fundraising project. The first rummage sale was in the summer of 2023, during the month of July. Kamiakin Middle School was the venue for the project, which was fashioned after the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island Annual Auction & Rummage Sale. The fundraising committee became the Rummage Sale Steering Committee in 2023-2024, and is working on the second annual event scheduled in July, 2024. Club members and others may volunteer to aid the success of the project through several sub-committees, or working teams, as approved by the board of directors. Each is described below. A bold link to the steering committee chair's email is available to volunteer for teams. The Great Kirkland Rotary Rummage Sale website provides detailed information on the sale, and has a volunteer form available as well.

Operations Team

This team's purpose is to capitalize in Rotarians’ organization and planning skills.  (20 people)  Tasks are to obtain space, work with police and fire, create map and coordinate departments (sporting goods, luggage, etc.), gather supplies for the event (display tables, racks, chairs, IRS receipts, etc.), get tents, ropes, signs, bags, electrical cords, dumpster, etc.

Finance Team

This team's purpose is to capitalize on individuals that have a great understanding of financial controls and can price items to move on sale day.  (14 people)  Tasks are to make sure that the money collected is safe, credit card processing in all departments, budgets, sponsors, and pricing of all items.

Food Team

This team's purpose is to organize Rotarians and volunteers to feed in the week leading up to the event and during the event.  (4 people) Tasks are working with the school resources, or finding other avenues to feed the masses, plus clean-up.

Technology and Marketing Team

This team's purpose is to communicate our message digitally and physically.  (8 people)  Tasks are to build new website, do two social media campaigns, create posters and yard signs, reach out to businesses, speak to neighborhood associations, have a communications lead that will graciously check for grammar and event info, and P.A. system communications for the event.

Volunteer Team

This team's purpose is to manage the volunteer group from beginning to end.  (14 people)  Tasks are to build a volunteer team through schools, nonprofits, contacts and neighborhoods, set assignments, manage booths to check in volunteers and to act as a info desk, create a thank you party for the volunteers on “Clean-up” Sunday.
Rummage Sale Steering Committee Chair: Pete Anderson