Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Monday, December 20, 2021
Another Classification Talk & RI Giving
President Dave DeBois gives his long-overdue classification talk to the club.
Photos: George Anderson
Scott Becker, Monica Fratita, and Margie Glenn join the hybrid meeting via Zoom.
Rich Bergdahl provides an update about club giving to the RI Foundation.
December 13, 2021 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on December 13, 2021 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.

President Dave DeBois rang the bell at 6:26 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.

Matt Colpitts led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Attending were George Anderson, David Aubry, Scott Becker, Rich Bergdahl, Matthew Colpitts, David DeBois, Monica Fratita, Margie Glenn, Michael Hunter, Jim Meniketti, John Pruitt, and Rick Walter. This was the third fully “hybrid” meeting operated by the club, with Margie, Monica, and Scott attending the meeting online.


Isabelle Kalisa was back on another visit to check us out; President Dave had her give quick summary of her work and of HERO House NW, her employer.


Our greeter this evening was Jim Meniketti, who manned the front desk.
Really the Holiday Party Last Call!!!
The Holiday Gift Wrapping Party is Monday, December 20, 2021, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with gift wrapping. The club will meet at the Kirkland Woman's Club at 407 First Street in Kirkland. This is the very last call for gift wrapping party registration! Really! Club members may register using the "Rotary Holiday Gift Wrapping Party" event in the club's December Calendar. The fee is $50 per attendee, which covers venue, food, and drink costs, and must be paid at the time of registration. (Get in touch with Gary Cohn if you have any trouble with the online registration and payment process.) Holiday gifting supports John Muir Elementary School families. The John Muir staff identified 150 families whose circumstances make them eligible for holiday gift donations, and this event will serve a dozen of those families.
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Join A Duck Dash Committee!!!
The Rotary Club of Kirkland Board of Directors is forming a Future of the Duck Dash Committee. Club members who are interested in determining whether to continue the fund raising project after 2022 should volunteer.
This committee will research alternatives and decide whether to present one or more alternatives to the board and membership for approval. Some club members have expressed an interest in moving to another fund raising project. A new principal fund raising project, if chosen by the club, would start in 2023, and need to be capable of raising $30,000 to fund club community service work.
To participate in the Future of the Duck Dash Committee, click HERE to send an email to volunteer.
At the same time, the 2022 Great Puget Sound Duck Dash Committee is forming. To participate in the 2022 Duck Dash Committee, click HERE to send an email to volunteer.
International Committee News
International Service Committee chair Joanne Primavera reports that the International Committee met on November 23 and decided to give equal amounts of $2,150 to each of three projects. The first is a project championed by Kristin Olson, and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Costalegre, Barra de Navidad, Mexico. It provides for continued safety and environmental improvements at the local middle school. Second is a project championed by Bella Chaffey, the Women Empowerment Training Program in Nairobi, Kenya, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Renton. Finally, the committee approved a project championed by Monica Fratita, and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Galati Donaris, Romania. It pays for installing bathrooms in each patient’s room in the infectious disease hospital in Galati, which currently has only common bathrooms on hospital floors.
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Holiday Gift Wrapping Party
Kirkland Woman's Club
Dec 20, 2021
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Jan 10, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
Zoom Virtual Meeting
Jan 20, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Jan 24, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Jan 31, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
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