Club Information
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 Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
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Treasurer
Secretary
Community Service Co-Chair
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Vocational Service Chair
International Service Co-Chair
International Service Co-Chair
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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: Rick Walter
Please consider completing a New Member Application
Home Page Stories
The Rotary Club of Kirkland's Great Puget Sound Duck Dash 2022 was a swimming success on July 31, 2022 amid the excitement of Summerfest at Kirkland's Marina Park (enjoy the Duck Dash photos). Sixteen Duck Dash contestants won prizes valued at $6,965 after the racing ducks floated into the home stretch. CLICK HERE to see the prizes and the winners! Also enjoy the photos from the racing duck branding party at the Lee Johnson Auto Family facility. The Duck Dash proceeds benefit the Kirkland community, supporting high school scholarships, winter coats for children, Cross Kirkland Corridor Train Pavilion, Miracle League Baseball, Harvest Against Hunger, and many other important causes.
The Rotary Club of Kirkland entered its new year with two sterling motivational programs. Using real world examples, Nick Salmon explained how to dismantle existing beliefs about goal setting and provided a simple, three-step method Rotarians can implement today to start achieving greater success. Then, Ty Reed, who spoke to the Club in early 2020 (just before COVID), returned to address a burning "post-COVID" topic of economic recovery through employee retention. His nonprofit, Recovery Career Services, is dedicated to helping people in recovery find and keep employment, and to providing career coaching and development to assist individuals in rebuilding their professional lives.
Three Lake Washington School District elementary staff members were honored by the Rotary Club of Kirkland as Outstanding Educators for 2022. Amy Dennehy is a remarkable kindergarten teacher at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School. Heidi Jones is a truly altruistic first grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School. And Cindy Blair is a resource for families and staff as a school psychologist at Peter Kirk Elementary School. Read more about these remarkable people on the Outstanding Educator Awards page.
Annually the Rotary Club of Kirkland offers scholarships to students attending high schools within the Kirkland area aimed at furthering their higher education. The club is pleased to present $2,500 scholarships to four seniors: Monique Loos, Grace Lloyd, and Jacob Deleon of Juanita High School, and Sydney Kraabel of Lake Washington High School. In addition, this year Lake Washington High School junior Drew Fialho was awarded a Charles O. Morgan Communications Scholarship to attend a prestigious journalism summer program.
Rotary's second annual international speaker series began with University of Washington professor Saadia Pekkaman offering an intriguing presentation on international alliances around security and space.  Next, Larry Logue, District 5030 International Chair, provided club members an overview of international project possibilities, reviewed international projects recently undertaken by District 5030, and discussed grant related topics and resources available to grant writers.  In April, the Seattle International Club’s Judy Ginn discussed how she became interested in developing international projects and provided an overview of a current project.
In February Rotarians rolled out a new program series on transportation.  Local historical society personalities Kent Sullivan and Matthew McCauley presented remarkable photos and anecdotes about train travel and Kirkland's history.  Joel Pfundt, who manages the Kirkland Public Works Department's transportation division, reported to the club on a variety of local and regional transportation projects expected to impact city of Kirkland residents and visitors.  All Aboard Washington's co-executive director, Dr. Charlie Hamilton presented AAWA’s goal to promote rail as an integral part of Washington state’s transportation solutions, including reliable, frequent service connecting communities of all sizes, on both sides of the Cascades.  Thank you to Margie Glenn for organizing this speaker series.
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Speakers
James Lopez of city of Kirkland
Aug 15, 2022 6:40 PM
Health Through Housing initiative
Clark Roberts of Ultimate Vision
Aug 22, 2022 6:40 PM
Drew Fialho of Lake Washington High School
Aug 29, 2022 6:40 PM
Experiencing the Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University
Labor Day (No Meeting)
Sep 05, 2022
Duck Dash Sponsors
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Stephanie A. Urchick is selected to be the 2024-25 president of Rotary International

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RI President Jennifer Jones crosses Canada from coast to coast to coast

Organized around several hubs, the tour started on 17 June to draw attention to the positive impact that clubs have in their communities.