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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
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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
October Series is Space: The Endless Frontier
The United Nations declared the week of October 4 “World Space Week” to celebrate the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. On October 4, join the Museum of Flight’s exhibit developer and adjunct curator for space history, Geoff Nunn, for a whirlwind tour of the Museum’s space flight and exploration programs and exhibits. Geoff will treat Rotarians to a pictorial tour and touch on highlights of the Museum’s extensive space collection and programming. On October 11, NASA Gateway Program business manager Emma Lehnhardt will introduce Rotarians to NASA’s Artemis Program, a mission to return to, and land the first woman and first person of color on, the Moon. The Gateway Program, a critical part of Artemis, will be humanity’s first permanent outpost in deep space, circling the Moon in a special orbit that will allow constant communication with the Earth and access to unexplored areas of the lunar surface. An additional speaker for the Space series is to be announced.
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Once again, in fall Rotarians turned to local experts to find out what's new in education. On September 13, Christine Bell, new Lake Washington High School principal, introduced Rotarians to the new school year, highlighting students and staff, describing the new facilities, and discussing how the Kangaroo team is adjusting after more than a year of remote learning. On October 18, 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 were devoted to the Labor Day holiday and the branding party for the Great Puget Sound Duck Dash.
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.
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District Gov. Howard Cohen with Rotary
Nov 01, 2021
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