Speaker Date Topic
Alan Dias of The Flying Rotarians Apr 03, 2023 6:40 PM
The International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians
The International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians
The International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians (IFFR) is a worldwide group of Rotarians dedicated to promoting Rotary and aviation as an opportunity for fellowship and service. The Fellowship operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency of, or controlled by Rotary International. The IFFR is divided into three Regions – Australia/Asia, Europe/Africa, and The Americas.
Many IFFR members use their personal airplanes to provide free air transportation for non-emergency medical and other compelling needs.  Additionally, events promoting fellowship are held in nearly all the countries in which Flying Rotarians reside. 
Our Speaker, Alan Dias, served as Vice President for the Americas in 2020-2022, and is currently a member of the World Membership and Marketing Committee representing the Americas.
Alan spent seventeen years in progressively more responsible human resource management positions culminating as vice president of human resources of an international insurance holding company. He left to create and develop Personalized Relocation Management which, after twenty years, was sold to Crown Relocation, an international moving company headquartered in Hong Kong. With his wife, Jennie, who is a Real Estate Broker, he manages Al-Jen Holdings, Inc. a Real Estate Consultancy.
Alan earned his private pilot’s license in 1979, has logged over 2,000 hours, earned an instrument rating, and is now a co-owner in a Cessna 182.  Alan once served as the Executive Director of Angel Flight West (AFW) and has been a Command Pilot since 1995. He flies his Cessna 182 out of Whiteman Airport (KWHP) in Southern California.
Alan was a member of Los Angeles 5 – the fifth Club of Rotary International, serving on the board of directors. Six years ago, he was invited to be a charter member of the Rotary E-Club of Aviation, serving as Club President in 2020 – 2021. The Club is chartered in Scotland, meets by Zoom the first and third Wednesdays of each month, has 50 full and affiliate members, and supports charitable projects around the world.
Alan will be telling us more about the IFFR and the services provided by Voluntary Pilot Organizations.
Nan Su of SOH International Chinese Radio Network Apr 10, 2023 6:40 PM
Wisdom and humanity from ancient Chinese culture
Wisdom and humanity from ancient Chinese culture
With millions of people infected, COVID-19 has brought the world’s attention to Chinese regime’s cover up of the pandemic information. China’s ethical standards and moral values once again have become a hot issue. Traditional Chinse culture has lasted for more than 5,000 years. No civilization without ethical standards and moral values can endure such a long history. But what are those values from China’s tradition, and where are they now? For Americans to understand and to face the challenges brought to the free world by the current Chinese regime, the discussion about the traditional Chinese culture is more important than ever before.

Born and raised in China, Mr. Nan Su came to the U.S. in 1989. Mr. Su has been serving as a news commentator for SOH International Chinese Radio Network and NTD International TV network since 2003, and has made many speeches at public events in the past decade on China-related topics.

In addition to his media work, Mr. Su has also been an activist for China’s human rights. He was one of the coordinators of Human Rights Torch Relay in 2008 prior to Beijing Olympics Game. The Relay spanned from July 2007 to July 2008, with stops at more than 140 cities around the world in order to raise international awareness of China’s human rights situation. Mr. Su has been married for more than 30 years, and currently lives with his wife and two daughters in San Jose, California.

Rajiv Nagaich of Aging Options Apr 17, 2023 6:40 PM
Master Your Future
Master Your Future
Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney, international bestselling author, host of two PBS shows, and Fellow at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  His mission is to change the way America thinks of, plans for, and navigates through retirement.  Why?  Because he saw his father in law fall ill, end up in a nursing home, and lose all his assets to nursing home costs.  This is not what Rajiv thinks the future of any hard-working American should be.  Motivated to find a solution to help consumers avoid becoming the next Bill Wallace, his father-in-law, Rajiv has developed a revolutionary retirement planning system that allows consumers to pull together every facet of their retirement life so they can rest assured that as they age they do not have to worry about being thrown into a care facility against their wishes, watch their loved ones become unpaid care givers in the process, or lose their retirement nest egg to nursing homes or care agencies.
Rajiv has practiced elder law for over 22 years as a lawyer at Life Point Law, and is the CEO of Aging Options. During his time he has served over 8,000 clients who have adopted his unique planning methodology, which you are about to hear.  You can read more about him on his website (www.agingoptions.com). 
Dr. Jon Holmen of Lake Washington School District May 01, 2023 6:40 PM
Superintendent's update on the Lake Washington School District
Superintendent's update on the Lake Washington School District
On July 1, 2020, Dr. Jon Holmen became the 13th superintendent of the Lake Washington School District.  As the district’s chief executive officer, he provides strategic vision, leadership and direction to an organization serving approximately 32,000 students through 56 schools.  Dr. Holmen will provide Rotarians an update on school district priorities and major activities, and a perspective on responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Holmen started his career in Lake Washington teaching third grade at Benjamin Rush Elementary.  After teaching a number of grades and grade configurations, he served as an assistant to the principal at Christa McAuliffe Elementary and Carl Sandburg Elementary/Discovery Community School, then as principal at Samantha Smith Elementary.  In 2007, he was selected to serve as an associate director of special services, in 2012 as the director of school support for the Redmond Learning Community, and in 2014, as associate superintendent and deputy superintendent.
In 2016, Dr. Holmen graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a doctorate in education.  He holds a master’s degree from Seattle Pacific University in Educational Leadership, and a master’s degree from City University in Teaching. He is a community volunteer previously serving in Redmond West Little League and currently in the city of Redmond as a youth coach.
Outstanding Educator Awards May 15, 2023 6:40 PM
Honoring high school educators for outstanding service
Memorial Day (No Meeting) May 29, 2023
Scholarship Night Jun 05, 2023 6:40 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Scholarship Presentations
Rotary Club of Kirkland Scholarship Presentations
Jan Martinka of Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown Jun 12, 2023 6:40 PM
International grants
Juneteenth (No Meeting) Jun 19, 2023
Transition Dinner Jun 20, 2023 6:30 PM