Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
The Club Meeting on September 20, 2021
is the Duck Branding Party at Lee Johnson's
September 13,  2021 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting online on September 13, 2021.

Past President Steve Shinstrom rang the bell at 6:15 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.

Rich Bergstrom led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.

In attendance were George Anderson, David Aubry, Scott Becker, Rich Bergdahl, Bella Chaffey, Gary Cohn, Terry Cole, Monica Fratita, Margie Glenn, Brandon Honcoop, Michael Hunter, Jim Meniketti, Amy Mutal, Kristin Olson, Rick Ostrander, Joanne Primavera, John Pruitt, Steve Shinstrom, Patti Smith, and John Woodbery.


Past President Steve asked that the guests introduce themselves. Shellie Gehring and Saundra Gregory introduced themselves to the membership. Shellie has attended several meetings and has applied to become a member. Saundra is with Sound Community Bank, is attending her first meeting, and has expressed interest in membership. Both have been involved in Rotary in the past. Christine Bell's introduction was offered by Gary Cohn during the program segment of the meeting.

Amy Mutal reminded Rotarians that the Duck Dash branding party is next Monday at 6 p.m. at Lee Johnson’s on 85th. There will be pizza again this year. Due to concerns about spreading the virus, high school students have not been invited to help out this year. Amy noted that if Rotarians have friends whom they know to be vaccinated, then they are welcome to bring a “safe guest” to the party. Any club members who are not vaccinated must wear masks at the event. In response to a guest question, Amy reviewed the purpose and general structure of the Duck Dash, and its contribution to club service projects.
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.
Only 3 Duck Ticket Sale Dates To Go!
Rotarians, there are only three dates remaining to sell those Duck Dash tickets! Find all of the ticket sales dates in the club's online Calendar, and 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!  
Rotary's Four-Way Test
District 5030 Literacy Committee Formed
Rotary's District 5030 has established a new Literacy Committee, and the District is looking for people who are wild about literacy—or love literacy—or who are passionate about literacy! If you are one of those people, this committee wants you! If you know someone in that category, that’s who we want! Don’t be shy; contact Judy Ginn at or 206-280-2406 to join or to provide contact information for someone who may want to participate. This new District committee fits very well with the Rotary Club of Kirkland's Reading Buddies program for the Lake Washington School District.
District 5030 Dictionary Project Rebounds
Did you know that Rotary's District 5030 supports a program to donate dictionaries for third grade students? Of course, not every child has access to a computer. Even those with computers may not be using them to look up words or to peruse an online dictionary. Program supporters have noted that kids with this Rotary-supplied dictionary read it. They report kids taking their dictionary to recess and on field trips, and parents learning English using it to improve their English skills. This dictionary has gone to college, and it’s been the reason adults wondered why children were being so quiet.

Program coordinator Judy Ginn reports that, for the past two school years, while it was challenging to give dictionaries to third graders, some clubs managed to find ways to do so. Judy and the district literacy champions hope this year will be different and Rotarians might be allowed to deliver dictionaries again. The dictionary price to Rotary clubs is $11.13, including tax and shipping (the same book retails for $21.99 pre-tax). This dictionary offers 896 pages of pictures and features that make it visually appealing and engaging. The only other cost to a participating club will be creating book plates with the Four-Way Test and a place for the student’s name.
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