Club Information
The Rotary Club
of Kirkland
Welcomes You!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Mondays at 6:15 PM
SOI Thai Restaurant & Bar
425 Urban Plaza
Suite 285
Kirkland, WA 98033
United States of America
First and third Mondays of the month are in-person meetings, and virtual (online) meetings are the second Tuesday of the month. Fourth and fifth Mondays are either bye weeks or club committee days. No meetings on federal holidays.
June 2023
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Community Service Co-Chair
Community Service Co-Chair
Vocational Service Chair
International Service Co-Chair
International Service Co-Chair
Club Service Co-Chair
Club Service Co-Chair
Membership Chair
Rotary International Foundation Liaison
Program Co-Chair
Program Co-Chair
Head Duck


Club Meeting Arrangements
The Rotary Club of Kirkland meets on the first and third Mondays in person, and on the second Monday the meeting is online only. There will not be meetings on Mondays on which falls a national holiday. To join the meetings online, use the Join link that follows, or the meeting identification codes if needed. Zoom sessions open and meeting activities start at 6:15 p.m. Check the club's Calendar for meeting location information.
Meeting ID: 883 7590 7677
Password: 264774
Prospective Member Contact Information
Interested in joining the Rotary Club of Kirkland?
Please contact our membership chair: Rick Walter
Please consider completing a New Member Application
Home Page Stories
Kirkland Rotarians Jocelyn Reiter Ellison, Joanne Primavera, and Rick Walter were joined by Jocelyn's daughter Elena Sellers to promote Rotary's work during the city of Kirkland on June 2, 2023, ribbon cutting ceremony at the entrance of Marina Park at Kirkland Avenue and Lakeshore Plaza to unveil the installation of a new crosswalk modeled after the Intersex-Inclusive Progress Pride flag. The city provided Rotary a choice spot right by the new flag painted on the street.

Jocelyn supplied badges and temporary tattoos to hand out, and reports the most popular item was the Pride flag, of which the team gave out 100. The crowd waved those flags throughout the ceremony, which added a festive air, and the attendees enjoyed having them. Importantly, the team also handed out the postcards with information on the Great Rotary Kirkland Rummage Sale. Jocelyn noted that many people thanked Rotary for participating in the event.
During the Rotary Club of Kirkland's Monday, May 15 regular in-person meeting, its Outstanding Educator Award for 2023 was presented to Lake Washington High School's Carl J. "C.J." Green.  Mr. Green teaches career and technical education courses, in particular marketing and business classes, at LWHS and is the school's Black Student Union Advisor.  Mr. Green is a strong advocate for, and coach of, the school's DECA chapters of over 300 student members, supervises the students in the operation of a comprehensive student store, and leads students to a variety of regional and international competitions at DECA conferences.  Mr. Green co-leads the Racial Equity Team at LWHS, and also is an assistant coach for the Kangaroos' football team.
On March 19, Kirkland Rotarians Jocelyn Reiter Ellison and Isabelle Kalisa gathered at the home of Joanne Primavera to prepare lunch for twenty residents of Helen's Place. Joanne planned the menu and gathered all of the ingredients, and the trio prepared a four-cheese Mac & Cheese dish with broccoli, a green salad, and apple strudel. Jocelyn reports that all of the dishes were delicious! Helen’s Place provides a safe and stable space for women experiencing homelessness to rest and heal, and is a community partner of the Rotary Club of Kirkland.
On January 3, the Rotary Club of Kirkland held its first hands-on community service event of 2023, and one of the first such events since COVID-19 disrupted everyone's ability to gather and contribute our labors to the community. Ten Rotarians worked diligently from 10 a.m. to just past noon sorting and packing packages of donated foodstuffs for distribution to Hopelink's area food banks. Members were so efficient that everything was sorted and packed in an hour, and Hopelink personnel had to set out several more pallets on which the volunteers could work. Hopelink personnel professed themselves amazed at how efficiently Kirkland Rotarians worked, and expressed a fervid hope that club members would volunteer again. Another work date is in the planning stages, perhaps in the evening when even more Rotarians might be able to participate.  Members and "Members by Marriage" participating included Rick Walter, Joanne Primavera, Rick Ostrander, John Pruitt, Patti Smith, Dave Aubry, Anna Aubry, Jim Meniketti, Doug Evanson, and Don Dicks. Thank you again to all the volunteers for "pitching in".
What do you get when you add together the Rotary Club of Kirkland, the Christmas season, and Fred Meyer? You get holiday gifts for fifteen Kirkland families, which includes over 70 children. Rotary Club of Kirkland members spent a Saturday morning shopping at Fred Meyer for these families and then held their annual wrapping part on December 19. This timing allows club members to deliver gifts to the families on the Tuesday before Christmas. After the bows and ribbons were attached, the club members and their guests sat down for the annual Rotary Club of Kirkland Holiday Party dinner. Then the Rotarians drove the surprise holiday gift bundles to each of the homes to bring good cheer to their Kirkland neighbors.
Kirkland Rotary Rummage Sale Sponsors
Classification Talk: Doug Evanson
Jun 12, 2023 6:30 PM
Rotarian Doug Evanson will present a brief classification talk introducing herself
Rotarian Doug Evanson will present a brief classification talk introducing herself
Jan Martinka of Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown
Jun 12, 2023 6:40 PM
International grants
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