Speaker Date Topic
Rotary Scholarship Night Jun 01, 2020
Kirkland Rotary Scholarship Presentations
Dr. Jeff Tomlin of EvergreenHealth (Virtual) Jun 08, 2020
EvergreenHealth News & Outlook
EvergreenHealth News & Outlook
Dr. Jeff Tomlin became CEO of EvergreenHealth in July 2019, having served as interim CEO since March 2019.  As CEO, Dr. Tomlin is responsible for the leadership of all aspects of EvergreenHealth's purpose, mission and vision.
Dr. Tomlin came to EvergreenHealth in 1990 as a staff anesthesiologist after completing medical school and his residency at the University of Washington.  He was subsequently named medical director for the Evergreen Surgical Center, and then added the medical directorship for surgical services at EvergreenHealth.  In 2010, he joined the executive team as senior vice president and Chief Medical and Quality Officer.
Jeff is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, spent six years as a Marine Corps pilot prior to medical school, and continued his military service after medical school as a member of the Navy Reserve Medical Corps.  He has served on the Northshore School District Wall of Honor Committee, and in 2017 was named winner of the Seattle Business Magazine Washington Leaders in Health Care Award for Outstanding Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer.
Matt McCauley (Virtual) Jun 15, 2020
Train Lore, the CKC, & Kirkland History
Train Lore, the CKC, & Kirkland History

Matt McCauley will speak to the Rotary Club of Kirkland on the topic of train lore as it relates to club’s railroad project on the Cross Kirkland Corridor, Northern Pacific Railway, Lake Washington Belt Line, and Kirkland history. The Cross Kirkland Corridor is a 5.75-mile rail trail and linear park in the city of Kirkland, Washington. It is Kirkland's segment of the multi-city Eastside Rail Corridor on the Eastside Seattle suburbs. After acquisition, the corridor was approved by the city for future light rail and other transit use.

A native Kirklander, Matthew W. McCauley has written about his hometown's history for over 20 years. He combed through the Kirkland Heritage Society and governmental archives, local collections, and private photographs of Kirkland's earliest families. Here, he presents many never-before published images, providing a taste of the adventure and the triumphs over often-overwhelming adversity that shaped Kirkland's earliest decades.

Matt McCauley's family built a house on Juanita's Little Finn Hill in 1963, the year before his birth. When Matt was a young boy, Juanita was part of unincorporated King County and it still had a rural sensibility. In his early years he was surrounded by woods, undeveloped wetlands, livestock grazing in pastures, dirt roads with wheel ruts, and a scattering of neighbors, most of whom knew one another. Matt moved to Mercer Island in 1976 and graduated from Mercer Island High School in 1982. He returned to Kirkland in 1988 and participated in the Kirkland Heritage Society's 1993 resurrection. He was the founding editor of its award-winning newsletter, Blackberry Preserves. McCauley is an alumnus of both Seattle University, where he majored in journalism, and Seattle University School of Law.

Mayor Penny Sweet of City of Kirkland Jun 22, 2020
City of Kirkland Update & Outlook
City of Kirkland Update & Outlook

Mayor Penny Sweet will join the Rotary Club of Kirkland to update Rotarians about the impact of the coronavirus, the city's current priorities, and the city's outlook. Mayor Sweet began her first term on the Kirkland City Council in January 2010, twice served as deputy mayor, and began service as mayor with her selection at the council's January 2, 2019.  Rotarians may view the mayor's 2020 State of the City address in anticipation of the club meeting remarks and discussion.

Mayor Sweet has lived in Kirkland since 1985, served as the chair of the Market Neighborhood Association, and with her husband, Rep. Larry Springer, has owned and operated The Grape Choice, a retail wine shop in downtown Kirkland, for 34 years.  She is a member of the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and sits on its public policy committee.

Kirkland Rotary Transition Dinner & Celebration Jun 29, 2020