Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
The Nevers Baby Shower in Pictures
Baby shower cakes and chocolate abound! Missing this meeting was a mistake!
Photo: George Anderson
Past President Rick Walter is Master of Ceremonies for the table-team trivia game.
Photo: George Anderson
M.C. Walter showed a recent ultrasound to prove the baby boy looks just like James!
Photo: George Anderson
Alice Volpe leads her table in the pregnancy and baby factoids trivia game.
Photo: George Anderson
Jessica and James Nevers open one of the many gifts brought by Rotarians.
Photo: George Anderson
Jessica and James thank Rotarians for the wonderful event in their honor.
Photo: George Anderson
August 23, 2021 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting at The Woodmark Hotel on August 23, 2021. Rotarians attended in person; while online attendance was paused for the summer, it was resumed for this meeting and will be maintained for future meetings. This is necessary in response to The Woodmark’s decision to cancel catering service on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays in response to the rise in Delta variant infections and the impact on The Woodmark staff.

President Dave DeBois rang the bell at 6:15 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.

Allan Hoviland led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Attending were George Anderson, Bob Auslander, Rich Bergdahl, Bella Chaffey, Gary Cohn, Terry Cole, Dave DeBois, Monica Fratita, Allan Hoviland, Mike Hunter, James Meniketti, James Nevers, Ernie Norehad, Rick Ostrander, Joanne Primavera, John Pruitt, Patti Smith, Bill Taylor, Alice Volpe, Rick Walter, and John Woodbery.


President Dave called on tables to introduce guests. Terry Cole introduced his wife, Michelle. Rich Bergdahl introduced his wife, Nanette. John Woodbery introduced his wife, Dee. Bella Chaffe introduced her husband, Nicholas. Mike Hunter introduced his wife, Sharon. Bill Taylor introduced his wife, Sandy. James Nevers introduced his wife, Jessica. Dave DeBois then introduced his wife, Christine.
Woodmark Discontinues Monday Service
President Dave DeBois announced on Monday night, August 23, that due to business volume and staffing concerns caused by the pandemic, The Woodmark Hotel catering group will cease service on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. As much as The Woodmark's management reassured President Dave that the hotel would prefer retain the Rotary meetings and service the membership, the club will not be able to meet in-person at The Woodmark for the foreseeable future. Discussions are underway regarding the potential for other venues and changing the club’s meeting night. President Dave will announce the meeting plan as soon as an alternative is found. In the meantime, club members should be prepared to return to virtual meetings via the Zoom platform. The Zoom meeting information has be replaced on the club's homepage to accommodate virtual meetings as needed.
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Only 8 Duck Ticket Sale Dates Left!
Rotarians, there are only eight dates remaining to sell those Duck Dash tickets! Club members and volunteers can find all of the ticket sales dates in the club's online Calendar, and the ClubRunner allows Rotarians to sign up online. Just click on the calendar item and then click on the sign up button. Tickets and supplies are still available at Prevail Wealth, the one-stop shop for tickets and supplies.
Rotarians can click on any of the blue-shaded dates below to go directly to the online sign-up for that date!
Ticket Sales
Kirkland Wednesday Market, 3-7 p.m.
Kirkland Urban QFC, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
If the online volunteer sign-up doesn't work for you, contact Head Duck Amy Mutal to sign up for any Duck Dash events!  
September Series Reminder
As September rings in the start of the school year, and Rotarians learn from local experts what's new in the schoolhouse. On September 13, Principal Christine Bell, who leads Lake Washington High School serving approximately 1,800 full-time students, will brief Rotarians on highlights of the new school year, note several student and staff accomplishments, review the new facility opening this fall, and describe how the Kangaroo team' design for instructional and support operations after more than a year of remote learning. On September 27, Dr. Matthew Colpitts, president of Ventures Academy, will introduce Rotarians to the Academy and discuss how the school was established, and how it helps students to envision and build products, market and sell them, serve their customers, and exercise corporate citizenship. The students' ventures are real businesses that they own and manage for the duration of their studies and beyond.
Duck Dash 2021
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Upcoming Events
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (KWM)
Kirkland Marina Park
Aug 25, 2021
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (KWM)
Kirkland Marina Park
Sep 01, 2021
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (QFC)
Kirkland Urban QFC
Sep 04, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (KWM)
Kirkland Marina Park
Sep 08, 2021
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (QFC)
Kirkland Urban QFC
Sep 11, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Cheryl Guenther
August 22
John Woodbery
August 30
Spouse Birthdays
Patty Shinstrom
August 1
William "Bill" Taylor
Sandra Taylor
August 8
Amy Mutal
David Mutal
August 17
Jim Feek
August 23
Steve Shinstrom
Patty Shinstrom
August 27
Join Date
Alan Hoviland
August 12, 2002
19 years
Alice Volpe
August 12, 2002
19 years
Patti Smith
August 24, 1998
23 years
Russell Hampton
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