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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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Temporary Club Meeting Arrangements
Due to COVID-19, the Rotary Club of Kirkland is meeting using Zoom. For access to the online meetings, use the Join link that follows, and the meeting identification codes if needed.  Zoom session opens at 6 p.m., with meeting start at 6:15 p.m.
 
Meeting ID: 555 105 9758
Password: rotary
November Speakers Series About Politics and Elections
As the country approaches National Election Day, citizens are heading to the polls in record numbers.  During November, Kirkland Rotarians will enjoy the insights of four seasoned professionals deeply involved in politics, elections, and government history.
 
The Politics & Elections Series includes: on November 2, election eve, Karen Waters, president of Strategies 360, a major political consulting firm in the region; on November 9, Jerry Cornfield, long-time political reporter for The Daily Herald (the parent paper to our Kirkland Reporter); on November 16, Ben Anderstone, voter behavior researcher and political analyst regularly featured on Crosscut, and on November 23, Dr. Glennys Young, a Russia and Soviet Union historian and chair of the University of Washington's History Department and professor in the Jackson School of International Studies.
 
Rotarians can find topic and speaker background on the club's website using the Speakers tab.
Prospective Member Contact Information
Interested in joining the Rotary Club of Kirkland?
Please contact a membership co-chair: Amy MutalRick Walter
Please consider completing a New Member Application
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Home Page Stories
Rotary's October program series highlighted several local women business leaders, each of whom described their respective business experiences, the impact of the pandemic on their operations, and their views on the future in a post-pandemic environment.  They addressed the current business climate in view of the news on national and local economic conditions and outlook.  Rotarians heard from Chapman Fina of Via Lago on Lake Street; from Anne Hess, publisher of Kirkland Living magazine; from Kate Vitasek of Vested Outsourcing; and from Melissa Acton-Buzard, CEO of Chameleon Technologies.  Kirkland Rotarian Dave DeBois developed this series for the club.
As school and college students headed "back-to-school" in September, three local education leaders addressed the Rotary Club of Kirkland about education and students', staffs', and parents' experiences.  On September 14, the club’s special guest was the interim president of Bellevue College, former governor and former ambassador to China, Gary Locke.  On September 21, the special guest was Dr. Jon Holmen, superintendent of the Lake Washington School District.  On September 28, the club’s special guest was Dr. Amy Morrison, president of the Lake Washington Institute of Technology. These education CEOs discussed new developments and plans in their organizations, and touched on how their teams of professionals are dealing with the impacts of the novel coronavirus on public schools' and colleges' operations.
 
During August, the Rotary Club of Kirkland offered an all-star diversity, equity, and inclusion program series, The Legacy of Racism in America, to its membership and members' guests.  Experts who spoke at the Monday meetings were environmental journalist Scott Miller on white privilege, PricewaterhouseCoopers vice president Joshua Cooper on LGBTQD equity and inclusion, trained facilitator and Circle Keeper Paula-Ann Clements on the Native American experience, and former KING 5 television reporter Linda Byron on equity in policing and what it means to “defund” the police.  The series moderator was Rotarian Darcia Tudor, attorney, family mediator, forensic therapist, and executive coach.
As people who come to Rotary from and to serve in our community, we cannot but recognize and empathize with those who have experienced the pain of intolerance and injustice.  As a part of the greater Kirkland community for over 80 years, we would not be true to our mission and our values without clearly and emphatically affirming our endorsement of the statement recently issued by Rotary International:
 
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Speakers
Bill Knudsen of Puget Sound Honor Flight
Dec 07, 2020
Saluting our veterans through Honor Flights
Saluting our veterans through Honor Flights
Theresa Cheng of Everyone for Veterans
Dec 14, 2020
Why do veterans need help - Become a Wingman
Holiday Happy Hour
Dec 28, 2020
Club social meeting via Zoom platform
Corporal John Ness of Kirkland Police Department
Jan 04, 2021
Community Services, School and Neighborhood Resource programs
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