Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Monday, September 12, 2022
No Meeting on Labor Day, September 5
Rotarians lay out a fantastic salmon bake spread for the annual summer event.
Photos: George Anderson
Club members gather to fill plates on a beautiful Monday afternoon in Kirkland.
Fellowship and great food are the order of the day in the back yard of Auslander House.
President Amy Mutal with speaker, ASB president, and club scholarship recipient Drew Fialho and Ali Fialho.
Drew presented about his experiences at a prestigious national journalism conference this summer.
Drew responded to several Rotarians' questions about his conference experience, and his plans for this year and college.
August 29, 2022 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on August 29, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.

President Amy Mutal rang the bell at 6:23 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.

Mike Hunter led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Attending were Pete Anderson, David Aubry, Bob Auslander, Gary Cohn, Terry Cole, Margie Glenn, Michael Hunter, Isabelle Kalisa, Jim Meniketti, Amy Mutal, Kristin Olson, Rick Ostrander, Joanne Primavera, John Pruitt, and John Storbeck. (There were no Zoom attendees due to computer difficulties.)


Mike Hunter introduced one guest this evening, Lake Washington High School Career Specialist Nichole Swanger, who is also interested in applying for membership. Terry Cole introduced our speaker’s mother, Ali Fialho, and our speaker and scholarship recipient, Drew Fialho.


Our greeters this evening were Margie Glenn and Jim Meniketti, who were at the front desk to greet members and collect dinner fees.
Student of the Month Program Launched
The 2022-2023 Student of the Month program launches in September with the posting of this year's instructions and application. Students from Emerson, Juanita, and Lake Washington high schools are eligible to apply for the Rotary honor. The vocational service committee members, high school principals, and high school contacts were provided this year's application and interview questions for review, and the interview teams are expected to begin interviewing students near the end of September or beginning of October. Do you know a student who should apply to be a Rotary Student of the Month? Might you like to join an interview team? Referrals and questions about the Student of the Month program may be directed to the Rotary Club of Kirkland Vocational Service Committee chair, Mike Hunter.
Attain Housing Fall Luncheon
Attain Housing's Eric Sanford and President Amy Mutal invite Kirkland Rotarians to gather for the Attain Housing Fall Luncheon, "Home is Where the Heart is", on Thursday, September 22, at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and the program will conclude at 1 p.m. The Fall Luncheon raises funds to benefit homeless and at-risk families across east King County. The program will feature an update on Attain’s transitional housing and rental assistance programs, volunteer award presentations, and more, and guests will be joined again by host and emcee, Sasha Summer Cousineau. CLICK HERE to register via EventBrite. Registration is free and includes lunch and non-alcoholic beverages, but but Attain Housing does kindly request a minimum $250 donation per attendee.
Space Series Speaker Writes
October 2021 Rotary "Space" series program presenter Emma Lehnhardt, who described the Artemis project to club members, sends greetings and a wonderful photo of the now-delayed rocket awaiting launch. Rotarians have likely read about NASA delaying the launch, and Emma writes, "Unfortunately the first attempt was scrubbed, but we’re headed back ... for the Saturday (and potentially Monday) launch windows. We were able to get out to the pad last Sunday before they locked down everything for fueling." Emma and husband Chris are pictured at the launch site.
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Most Rotary Dues Accounts Cleared
Rotary dues payments were due by Sunday, July 31, 2022. As of August 29, 81% of 36 active club members have paid dues; seven members' accounts remain outstanding. Another set of statements was sent last weekend, and a reminder set will be sent on August 31 to club members with outstanding balances. Dues may be paid using the online Dues & Billing System links in the statements emailed on July 1 and 15. The link is embedded in the bold words "Pay Now" in the body of the document. Online payment does require a credit or debit card. Members may also pay by check through the U.S. Mail. If you need a duplicate invoice mailed, please send a request to Gary Cohn.
August Board Meeting Highlights
The club’s board of directors met on Thursday, August 25, at President Amy Mutal's office. Highlights included extensive discussion of the treasurer's proposed budget for the 2022-2023 Rotary year, and detailed budget requests presented by the chairs (or a committee representative) of the international service, community service, and vocational service committees. The international service budget request was approved. The community service and vocational service (including the student of the month and scholarship programs) were continued for further discussion and action at the September board meeting. All committee proposals were crafted to invest both last year's Duck Dash proceeds, and a portion of the unspent proceeds from prior years' fund raising efforts. The treasurer’s report for August was provided in written form, including updates on revenue, expenses.
Sep 05, 2022
Sep 12, 2022 6:40 PM
Saving African Rhinos
Sep 26, 2022 6:40 PM
Update on developments at Attain Housing
Oct 03, 2022 6:40 PM
Rotary District Governor presentation
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This Week's Meeting Attendance
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Sep 12, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
Prevail Wealth Management
Sep 15, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary Picnic
Waverly Beach Park
Sep 19, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Sep 26, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Rashmi Garimella
August 3
Spouse Birthdays
Patty Shinstrom
August 1
Amy Mutal
David Mutal
August 17
Jim Feek
August 23
Steve Shinstrom
Patty Shinstrom
August 27
Join Date
George Anderson
August 2, 2006
16 years
Alan Hoviland
August 12, 2002
20 years
Alice Volpe
August 12, 2002
20 years
Patti Smith
August 24, 1998
24 years
Bulletin Editor
Gary Cohn
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