October 26, 2020 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held its regular weekly meeting online on October 26, 2020.

Attending were James Nevers, Dave Aubry, Joanne Primavera, Steve Shinstrom, Rich Bergdahl, John Pruitt, John Woodbery, Kristin Olson, George Anderson, Rick Walter, Bill Taylor, Amy Mutal, Bella Chaffey, Rick Ostrander, Dave DeBois, Monica Fratiti, Brandon Honcoop, Mike Hunter, Gary Cohn, Don Dicks, and Jim Meneketti.  Let me know if I missed anyone.

President James Nevers rang the bell at 6:16 p.m.
November Elections Speaker Lineup
The November elections are upon us!  During the month Rotarians have the opportunity to hear and ask questions of four seasoned professionals deeply involved in politics, elections, and government history.  November's Politics & Elections Series features on November 2, election eve, Karen Waters, president of Strategies 360, a major political consulting firm in the region; on November 9, Jerry Cornfield, long-time political reporter for The Daily Herald (the parent paper to our Kirkland Reporter); on November 16, Ben Anderstone, voter behavior researcher and political analyst regularly featured on Crosscut, and on November 23, Dr. Glennys Young, a Russia and Soviet Union historian and chair of the University of Washington's History Department and professor in the Jackson School of International Studies.  For topic details and speaker background use the club website's Speakers tab.
Remember the Four-Way Test
First Rotary Virtual Wine Tasting Event
The Rotary Club of Kirkland’s very first VIRTUAL wine tasting is scheduled for November 7 at 6 p.m.  This unique event provides participants the pleasure of learning about four distinctive wines in a blind tasting curated by a Seattle-based expert.  The program is lead by an Honest to Goodness sommelier certified through the Court of Master Sommeliers.  Thirteen Rotarians registered --and three are accompanied by spouses they registered-- for the Zoom event by the close of registration today, Tuesday, October 27.  Thank you to Club Service co-chairs Bella Chaffey and Joe Getzendanner for organizing this very first virtual Rotary event, and engaging fully a quarter of our club in the process!
January Program Sneak Peek
The Rotary Club of Kirkland will enjoy three opportunities to hear from a selection of city of Kirkland staff about the police, fire, and public works and planning departments.  On January 4, Kirkland Police Corporal John Ness will brief club members on topics including community policing and the school resource officer program.  On January 11, Jeremy McMahan, deputy director of Kirkland's planning team, will update the club on major business developments and major transportation projects on the city's planning list.  On January 25, Kirkland Fire Department Chief Joe Sanford will discuss with Rotarians the impact of the fire and EMS ballot measure outcome, and the city council's most recent directions for the fire and emergency services program.  For topic details and speaker background use the club website's Speakers tab.  If you have program suggestions for future meetings, please email James Nevers.
Nov 02, 2020
Election eve analysis and trends
Nov 09, 2020
Political columnist breaks down election 2020
Nov 16, 2020
An election analyst’s view of the 2020 results
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Virtual Wine Tasting
Virtual Event
Nov 07, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 19, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Dec 17, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Woods
October 31
Ernie Norehad
October 31
Donald Dicks
Merrily Dicks
October 21
Join Date
Bob Auslander
October 4, 2004
16 years
Jason Overleese
October 24, 2012
8 years
Amy Mutal
October 26, 2015
5 years
David Mutal
October 26, 2015
5 years
Brandon Honcoop
October 29, 2006
14 years
Russell Hampton
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