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The Rotary Club
of Kirkland
Welcomes You!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 6:15 PM
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
11215 NE 124th Street
Kirkland, WA 98034
United States of America
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Club Meeting Arrangements
The Rotary Club of Kirkland has returned to an in-person meeting format at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. 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. 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: Dave Aubry
Please consider completing a New Member Application
Rotary Holiday Gift Fund Exceeds Goal!
The Holiday Gift Wrapping Party will be Monday, December 20, 2021, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Kirkland Woman's Club. Holiday gifting supports John Muir Elementary School families. The John Muir staff identified 150 families whose circumstances make them eligible for holiday gift donations.
 
To make a Holiday Gift Donation, go to the DONATE page on the website. On the donation page, where it says “Please Select Your Donation Designation”, be sure to choose the “Holiday Gift” option from the drop-down menu. The donation page offers pre-set amounts from which to choose, and the option to fill in your own amount.
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This fall Rotarians once again 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, introduced 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. Finally, on November 15, Dr. Terry Macaluso provided Rotarians an overview of the development of Eastside Preparatory School's reputation as a college preparatory school with a rigorous academic program.
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, the Museum of Flight’s exhibit developer and adjunct curator for space history, Geoff Nunn, provided Rotarians a whirlwind tour of the Museum’s space flight and exploration programs and exhibits. On October 11, NASA Gateway Program business manager Emma Lehnhardt introduced 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. On October 25, former NASA engineer, author, speaker, science educator, and STEM advocate Linda Dawson of the University of Washington|Tacoma treated Rotarians to an overview of the history of human space travel and its connection to politics, NASA’s goals for space exploration, and discussed the commercialization and militarization of outer space.
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.
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Classification Talk: Pete Anderson
Dec 06, 2021 6:40 PM
New Rotarian Pete Anderson will present a brief classification talk introducing himself
New Rotarian Pete Anderson will present a brief classification talk introducing himself
Classification Talks
Dec 13, 2021 6:40 PM
New Rotarians present brief classification talks introducing themselves as club members
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