Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Monday, April 25, 2022
Rotarians, mark your calendars! On Monday, May 16, 2022 the club will meet at Duffy Electric Boats Northwest located at Kirkland's Marina Park. 
April 18, 2022 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held its meeting on April 18, 2022 online in partnership with the Rotary Club of the Pacific Northwest Ending Sex Trafficking and other Rotary clubs.
President Dave DeBois asked Rotarians to come to order at 5:00 p.m..
Attending via Zoom were George Anderson, Gary Cohn, Dave DeBois, Don Dicks, Monica Fratita, Margie Glenn, Brandon Honcoop, Isabelle Kalisa, Jim Meniketti, John Pruitt, and Brian Tucker.
There were no guests this evening; the club members were virtual guests of the Rotary Club of the Pacific Northwest Ending Sex Trafficking.
Virginia McKenzie was the host Rotarian for the meeting, and facilitated greetings, welcomes, and ice breaker-style introductions.
Announcements & Club Business:
There were no club announcements at this meeting.
Happy Bucks:
There were no Happy Bucks collected this evening because the club members were guests in another club's meeting.
Our speaker was Jan Runbeck of the Pierce County Coalition Against Trafficking.  Her purpose was to explain to Rotarians the work of the Pierce County Coalition Against Trafficking, and the history of the group’s formation and efforts, and the partnerships within which they work.  She noted that the dark web is an access point for many acquisition inquiries.  Over the past two years, there has been an increase in sex trafficking and child abuse.  She offered key reasons for the situation, including Covid protocols and distractions having allowed an increase in activity on dark web for sex trafficking and child abuse.  Currently activity is being monitored by most law enforcement agencies in Washington state.  Population diversity is a factor in sex trafficking.  Jan invited Rotarians attending to join in the efforts of the coalition in order to gather more financial and talent support for ending the pain and damage that sex trafficking produces.
Outstanding Educator Awards in June
This year the Rotary Club of Kirkland invited the principals who lead 14 area elementary schools to nominate outstanding educators for honors by the club in June. The elementary schools selected for this year's honors are those within the attendance areas (or feeder patterns) of Juanita High School and Lake Washington High School. The club will host the outstanding educators, their principals, and a guest of each teacher for the club meeting the night of Monday, June 13, 2022.
During the 2020-21 school year, educators from the middle schools in the area (the same feeder patterns) were honored by the club. The prior year, 2019-20, teachers from the high schools were honored. Last year, the club's board elected to begin a three year rotation among the high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in order to include more teachers in the honors.
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Duck Dash Preparations Continue!
The 2022 Duck Dash will be held during Kirkland's Summerfest, which is July 29-31, 2022 this year. Rotarians will want to save the date, Sunday, July 31, 2022, for the Great Puget Sound Duck Dash around 2 p.m.
And Duck Dash preparations continue! Scott Becker is recruiting Kirkland businesses and club members for Duck Dash sponsorships. Rotarian Brett Johnson is hosting the annual Racing Duck Branding Party, which will be held this year on Monday, July 25, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Lee Johnson Auto Family campus. Club members are needed for assistance with coupon sponsors and prizes. Please contact Dave or Scott with your commitments or referrals of commitments. Rotarians can now register for the branding party by clicking HERE, and for the duck race by clicking HERE.
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April 1
Scott Becker
April 10
Rich Bergdahl
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Michelle Cole
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April 26
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