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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August Program Series Features Furry Friends
The August program series, Furry Friends, highlights several animal service providers delivering a variety of support to the Kirkland community. On August 2, Officer Dan Hopkins and Police Dog Leo, who comprise the Kirkland Police Department K-9 team, will provide some K-9 history, training program highlights, safety priorities, and a few interesting cases. On August 9, Robert Leach will introduce Rotarians to Pickles Playland, a canine care and training facility newly relocated to Kirkland’s Carillon Point. The program will provide members an opportunity to learn about Pickles’ approach to training, and how current lifestyles of customers shape this market and the training the Pickles team provides. On August 16, Bonnie VeVea will describe why group of volunteers formed what is now MEOW Cat Rescue, and how in their nearly 25-year history they’ve come to place 800 – 1,000 animals a year. Thanks to Dave DeBois for designing this speaker series.
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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
In May, Kirkland Rotarians learned about efforts in the community to keep adults and young people on track for success.  An exceptional combination of speakers described community support structures about which community members do not often hear news.  Judge John Olson explained the new community court operation launched by the city of Kirkland's municipal court.  Lake Washington School District Associate Superintendent Matt Gillingham updated Rotarians on how community truancy boards are working to keep students in school.  Then, Youth Eastside Services' Kristie Neklason, director of school-based behavioral health, described programs offered for youth and young adults in partnership with the school district and the city.
Duck Dash Sponsors
Robert Lerch of Pickles Playland
Aug 09, 2021
Responding to the canine care needs of the Kirkland community
Responding to the canine care needs of the Kirkland community
Bonnie VeVea of MEOW Cat Rescue
Aug 16, 2021
MEOW Cat Rescue means a second chance for all cats
Nevers Baby Shower
Aug 23, 2021
The club membership will celebrate the expected arrival of a future Rotarian!
Club Assembly
Aug 30, 2021
Club membership organizational meeting
Rotary projects around the globe August 2021

Learn more about the projects that Rotarians and Rotaractors are bringing to life in their communities.

Meet Rotarians who are finding fresh ways to connect

Learn more about the projects that Rotarians and Rotaractors are bringing to life in their communities

Africa’s Agents of Change

The arrival of the first peace fellows at the new peace center in Kampala, Uganda, heralds the beginning of a new era for Rotary and the continent.