Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
No Club Meeting on September 6, 2021
Due to the Labor Day Holiday
August 30, 2021 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting online on August 30, 2021.
Past President James Nevers rang the bell at 6:15 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.
Terry Cole led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending were George Anderson, Bob Auslander, Rich Bergdahl, Gary Cohn, Terry Cole, Monica Fratita, Margie Glenn, Brandon Honcoop, Jim Meniketti, Amy Mutal, James Nevers, Rick Ostrander, Joanne Primavera, John Pruitt, Steve Shinstrom, Patti Smith, Bill Taylor, Brian Tucker, Rick Walter, and John Woodbery.
There were no guests present as the meeting was a club assembly.
Past President James reminded attendees that each year the Rotary Club of Kirkland holds a club assembly to concentrate all members’ attention on the major objectives for the year, to commit to committee assignments, and to improve the collective effort of the club membership. He described the structure of the meeting, and noted that we would be addressing meeting location before the conclusion of the agenda.
Duck Dash Branding Party Sept. 20
Instead of a club meeting on Monday, September 20, 2021, Rotarians will meet at the Lee Johnson Auto Family facility at 11845 NE 85th Street in Kirkland to brand the racing ducks. The Duck Branding Party is a Rotary Club of Kirkland tradition, and an essential element of the preparations for the community's Great Puget Sound Duck Race. See the Events Calendar for details about the Duck Branding Party.
Search is On for New Meeting Venue
President Dave DeBois announced on 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. During subsequent communication with Woodmark management, President Dave learned of the hotel's decision to raise dinner rates to the range of $80 - $100 per person. Discussions are underway regarding other venues, and the possible need to change the club’s meeting night. President Dave will announce the meeting plan as soon as an alternative (whether temporary or permanent) is found. If club members wish to suggest alternative venues for club meetings, please send suggestions to the club's email account: Using this club account will facilitate the entire board of directors staying informed about suggestions and venue search progress as messages are distributed. Rotarians should plan to return to virtual meetings via the Zoom platform until a new location is announced. The Zoom meeting information has been placed once again on the club's homepage and just underneath the Spokesman masthead.
Duck Dash Around the Corner
Only eight dates remain to sell Duck Dash tickets! Club members can find all of the ticket sales dates in the club's online Calendar. 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. Turn in tickets and money at Prevail Wealth, or directly to Joanne Primavera.
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!  
Rotary's Four-Way Test
September Speakers Reminder
Remember, Rotarians, September brings a new school year, and there's plenty new in the schoolhouse. On September 13, Principal Christine Bell, who leads Lake Washington High School will brief Rotarians on highlights of the new school year. On September 27, Dr. Matthew Colpitts, president of Ventures Academy, will introduce Rotarians to the Academy and how the school helps students to envision, build, market, and sell products, and serve their customers responsibly. See the Rotary website Speakers page for program details.
Club Membership Status Update
Rotary club dues payments were due by July 31, 2021. As of September 1, 87% of the membership have paid dues; five Rotarians listed on the club's roster of 39 members have not paid dues. Nonpayment of dues jeopardizes membership in the Rotary club. Rotarians may pay using the online Dues & Billing system link in an invoice; it is embedded in the bold words "Pay Now". Online payment requires a credit or debit card. Members may also pay by check through the U.S. Mail.
Sep 06, 2021
Sep 13, 2021
Outlook for a new school year at Lake Washington High School
Sep 27, 2021
Teaching students to lead at the nexus of innovation and education
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Duck Dash 2021
Gold Sponsors

Ace Frames & Mirrors Gallery

Bob & Gail Auslander

Upcoming Events
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
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (KWM)
Kirkland Marina Park
Sep 15, 2021
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Sep 16, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bob Auslander
September 7
Brandon Honcoop
September 15
Joanne Primavera
September 17
James Nevers
September 18
Terry Cole
September 18
Spouse Birthdays
Jessica Nevers
September 13
Patti Smith
September 5
Join Date
James Nevers
September 16, 2013
8 years
Scott Becker
September 19, 2011
10 years
Russell Hampton
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