June 29, 2020 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held its regular weekly meeting online on June 29, 2020.  It is our annual Transition Meeting, usually Transition Dinner.

The meeting began about 6:19 p.m., as arranged by James Nevers, using his Zoom account. As usual, we waited a few minutes before starting, to give everyone a chance to ‘arrive’.
Dues Statements for 2020-21 Published
Rotarians' dues statement for the new Rotary year were published on July 1.  There are two significant differences in statements this year.  First is the format and how you will be able to pay online.  Second is some changes in dues amounts driven primarily by changes in district and national charges.
Our club implemented the online dues and billing module that is built into our ClubRunner system.  That means our dues statements were produced by the ClubRunner system and sent to members in an email, similar to how we receive meeting announcements and our club bulletin, the Spokesman.
Selected Your Committees?
Rotary International's 2020-21 motto is Rotary Opens Opportunities; the opportunity to build fellowship, help others, and grow as a leader in your community.  Our first step is to get involved in our club through one of our many service committees.
Fellow Rotarians, if you haven't done so already, please consider your committee commitments for 2020-21.  Successful Rotary clubs do good works through their committee structures, and our Rotary Club of Kirkland is no exception.  Each active member of the club should have received the short committee service survey President James distributed just prior to the Transition Celebration.  If you have not completed the survey, please complete it as we enter this new Rotary year.  You can access the survey by answering the email James sent to our membership, or by clicking on this link:
Once you access the committee survey, please sign up for at least two committees for 2020-21.  We have much to do in this new Rotary year, especially as the club works to overcome the barriers to our community service created by COVID-19.  Every Rotarian’s contribution matters to the health of the club, and the health of our community.
85th Anniversary on the Horizon
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Seattle, the Rotary Club of Kirkland was chartered on August 23, 1937 with 41 members.  The Seattle club was the fourth club established by Rotary, and Kirkland was the 120th club to be chartered.  This coming August our club will celebrate its 83rd anniversary.  In just two more years, in August 2022, the Rotary Club of Kirkland will celebrate its 85th year of service to our community.
Our Monday evening meeting tradition started early in 1946.  At that time it became apparent that new clubs were needed on the east side of Lake Washington.  Conversations with Bothell business people resulted in the Northshore club being chartered on April 14, 1958.  Subsequent planning resulted in Bellevue Rotary being chartered on March 17, 1961.  The Kirkland club went on to establish Rotary clubs on Mercer Island, in Redmond, and in Issaquah. The club has a rich legacy of community building, a tradition that will contribute to a successful 85-year history of service in 2022.
From "About Our Club" by Jerry Marsh.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mekonen Giorgis
July 12
Pat Swenson
July 18
William "Bill" Taylor
July 27
Spouse Birthdays
Al Hoviland
July 8
David Aubry
Anna Aubry
July 1
Gary Cohn
Sue Cohn
July 2
Mike Hunter
Sharon Hunter
July 13
George Anderson
Joyce Anderson
July 16
Rick Walter
Stephanie Walter
July 16
Brandon Honcoop
Becca Honcoop
July 21
Join Date
Ernie Norehad
July 1, 1974
46 years
Russell Hampton
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