Club Information
The Rotary Club
of Kirkland
Welcomes You!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 6:15 PM
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
United States of America
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Vice President
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
International Service Chair
Club Service Chair
Membership Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Program Chair
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Club Meeting Arrangements
The Rotary Club of Kirkland has temporarily returned to an online meeting format. The club's meetings at The Woodmark Hotel have been suspended again due to COVID-19. The club is therefor offering meeting access using Zoom. To join the meetings online, use the Join link that follows, or the meeting identification codes if needed. Zoom sessions open at 6 p.m., and meeting activities start at 6:15 p.m.
Meeting ID: 883 7590 7677
Password: 264774
Prospective Member Contact Information
Interested in joining the Rotary Club of Kirkland?
Please contact our membership chair: Dave Aubry
Please consider completing a New Member Application
Student of the Month Applications Open
Each year the Rotary Club of Kirkland selects several local students at Lake Washington, Juanita, and Emerson high schools to be designated a Rotary Student of the Month.  The Student of the Month program recognizes outstanding students attending these high schools annually from October through May.  Applications are now being accepted, and students should read the application instructions, and note that applications are due no later than October 15, 2021.
September Series Rings In New School Year & Duck Dash
Once again, in fall Rotarians turn to local experts to find out what's new in education. On September 13, Christine Bell, new Lake Washington High School principal, will introduce Rotarians to the new school year, highlighting several student and staff accomplishments, describing the new facilities opening this fall, and discussing how the Kangaroo team is adjusting instructional and support operations after more than a year of remote learning. On September 27, Dr. Matthew Colpitts, president of Ventures Academy, will introduce Rotarians to the Academy, relaying how it was established and helps students to envision and build products, market and sell them, serve their customers, and exercise corporate citizenship. Students' ventures are real businesses they own and manage for the duration of their studies and beyond. The remaining two September Mondays are devoted to the Labor Day holiday and the branding party for the Great Puget Sound Duck Dash. Thank you to Head Duck Amy Mutal for initiating this program series.
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The August program series, Furry Friends, highlighted several animal service providers delivering support to the Kirkland community. Officer Dan Hopkins and Police Dog Leo, who comprise the Kirkland Police Department K-9 team,  provided Rotarians K-9 history, training program highlights, safety priorities, and described a few interesting cases. Robert Leach and Nikki Johnson introduced Rotarians to Pickles Playland, a canine care and training facility newly relocated to Kirkland’s Carillon Point.
During July, the Rotary Club of Kirkland hosted several beverage industry leaders, and and learned more about wine, beer, and cider. Betz Family Winery co-founder and widely recognized wine making consultant Bob Betz offered his perspective on why and how the wine industry has exploded, where it is today, and the opportunities and challenges of the future. Dr. Scott Vanderheiden shared his experiences developing, opening, and operating a local, craft brewery, Maelstrom Brewing Company, that currently offers 10 varieties of beer and other beverages.
On June 28, the Rotary Club of Kirkland celebrated its annual transition of leadership. The gavel was passed among all the attending past presidents to President-elect Dave DeBois, who accepted the gavel from the outgoing president, James Nevers. President Nevers offered brief remarks recapping the year, listing several key accomplishments: The student of the month program expanded to feature twice the usual number of students; Scholarship grants increased in both the number and amount of awards, and the entire process was updated and moved to an online system; The Rotary Pavilion at the Cross Kirkland Corridor was completed; The annual Holiday Toy Drive gathered more donations than ever before; Rotarians implemented an online payment system for Happy Bucks and other donations; and the club accomplished its goal of “Every Rotarian Every Year,” raising over $8,000 for International Service and $5,700 for Polio Plus.
The Rotary Club of Kirkland is proud to present three recipients the club’s Outstanding Educator Award for 2021. Danielle MacDonald is a counselor at Rose Hill Middle School, Sara Ward is an English Language teacher at Kirkland Middle School, and Virginia Reinert is a Language Arts, Social Studies, and Quest teacher at Kamiakin Middle School. Each outstanding educator was nominated by her principal for this year's Rotary honors. The outstanding educators, accompanied by their principals, Joe Gorder, Niki Cassaro, and Tim Patterson, and club president James Nevers were honored at the club's June 14, 2021 meeting at The Woodmark Hotel.
The Rotary Club of Kirkland announced the 2020-21 scholarship awards this month!  Rotarians selected 16 students to receive awards totaling $20,000.  Congratulations to all of the 2021 scholars!
  • Angelyiah Lim, Juanita High School, Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
  • Barbara Lomeli, Lake Washington High School, Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
  • Claire Charvet, Juanita High School, Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
  • Emma Sammons, Juanita High School, Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
  • Isabel Grizzard, Juanita High School, Kirkland Rotary Diversity Leadership Scholarship
  • Jessica Fuentes-Cerdas, Lake Washington High School, Kirkland Rotary Diversity Leadership Scholarship
Duck Dash Sponsors
Dr. Matthew Colpitts of Ventures Academy
Sep 27, 2021
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