Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Monday, July 25, 2022
Duck Branding Party at Lee Johnson's
Due to the Ducks Dashing on July 31, there will not be a regular Rotary meeting on Monday, Aug. 1.
There will not be a Spokesman published during the next two weeks. Your club bulletin will return the week of Aug. 8.
President Amy Mutal leads her first meeting of the 2022-2023 Rotary year.
Photos: George Anderson
Speaker Nick Salmon coaches Rotarians on improved goal achievement success at the start of the new Rotary year.
Several Rotarians participated in the July 11, 2022 Rotary meeting using the Zoom option provided by the club.
President Amy presides over the second meeting of her presidential year on July 18.
Recovery Career Services' Ty Reed returns to update Rotarians during on July 18.
Rotarians participate in the July 18, 2022 Rotary meeting using Zoom.
July 18, 2022 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on July 18, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
President Amy Mutal rang the bell at 6:15 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.
John Pruitt led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending were George Anderson, Pete Anderson, David Aubry, Gary Cohn, David DeBois, Donald Dicks*, Jocelyn Ellison*, Rashmi Garimella, Mekonen Giorgis, Brandon Honcoop, Michael Hunter, Jim Meniketti, Amy Mutal, Kristin Olson, Joanne Primavera, John Pruitt, and Rick Walter. *Attended via Zoom.
Guests this evening were Heather Riplinger and our speaker, Ty Reed.
Racing Duck Branding Party is July 25!
On Monday, July 25, 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 Dash 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. Rotarians, click HERE to register for the party and let the organizers know if you (and a guest) will attend! Remember, on Monday, July 25 the club will not meet at the Courtyard by Marriott.
Last Chance to Sign Up!!!
The Duck Dash needs volunteers! Rotarians can find the remaining six ticket sales dates prior to Summerfest in the club's online Calendar. Just click on the calendar item, then click the GOLD BOX under the heading "ONLINE REGISTRATION", then click on the "+ Sign Up" button. You must be logged in to register. Additional tickets are available at Banner Bank, and the sales table and supplies are stored at Shinstrom & Norman. There are fewer sales days and venues this year, so we need to make each one count.
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.
Kirkland Summerfest, times vary
If the online volunteer sign-up doesn't work for you, contact Head Duck Gary Cohn to sign up for any Duck Dash events!
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Day of Race Volunteers Still Needed!
The Duck Dash needs volunteers for the Day of Race Activities! It takes at least 15 people to make this fund raising event happen on the shores of Lake Washington!
Rotarians can find all of the Day of Race dates in the club's online Calendar. Just click on the calendar item, then click the GOLD BOX under the heading "ONLINE REGISTRATION", then click on the "+ Sign Up" button. You must be logged in to register
Click HERE to go directly to the online sign-up for the three Day of Race Shifts!
The morning shift is 9 a.m. to noon.
The afternoon shift is 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The equipment return shift is 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and involves following the Duck Truck to a few locations to return the race equipment.
Reminder: Rotary Dues Due by July 31
Rotary dues statements were sent to all active members on July 1, 2022, and a reminder statement was emailed on July 15 to all Rotarians with outstanding accounts. Payments are due by Sunday, July 31, 2022. As of July 18, 49% of club members have paid their dues. Nonpayment of dues jeopardizes membership in the Rotary club. Dues may be paid using the online Dues & Billing System link in the invoice emailed on July 1. The link is embedded in the bold words "Pay Now" in the invoice. Online payment requires a credit or debit card. Members may also pay by check through the U.S. Mail. If you need a duplicate invoice mailed, please send a request to Gary Cohn.
Farewell to Another Rotary Friend
In addition to the six Rotarians leaving membership on July 1 for retirement, another club, or other pursuits, the club bids farewell to Shellie Gehring, who will not be with us as we begin 2022-2023. The Rotary Club of Kirkland's 2022-2023 year starts with 37 active members.
Rotary Email Contact Card Coming
Are you having problems receiving Rotary emails sent from ClubRunner? Our email distribution tool is perceived by some email servers as "junk" or "spam" mail. So, email from your club (such as The Spokesman), or from club members (such as the president's emails on Sundays) may be diverted to your junk folder. It may help you to establish an email "contact" for your Rotary club. This essentially tells most email servers that Rotary emails are "ok" to place in your inbox. To save you time, a Rotary Contact Card was created for you that contains most of the ClubRunner email addresses used to send you mail. All active members will receive a copy of an updated contact card later this week. Hopefully, all you need to do is "right click" on it and then select "save" to add it to your contacts. Alternatively, you should be able to open the attachment, and then save it to your contacts.
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This Week's Meeting Attendance
Upcoming Events
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (QFC)
Kirkland Urban QFC
Jul 17, 2022
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Jul 18, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (KWM)
Kirkland Marina Park
Jul 20, 2022
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Margie Glenn
July 7
Alan Hoviland
July 8
Ken Hollingsworth
July 12
Mekonen Giorgis
July 12
Pat Swenson
July 18
Bill Taylor
July 27
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
Isabelle Kalisa
July 18
Brandon Honcoop
Becca Honcoop
July 21
Bella Chaffey
Nikola Lakic
July 24
Join Date
Ernie Norehad
July 1, 1974
48 years
Jocelyn Ellison
July 1, 1997
25 years
Ken Hollingsworth
July 1, 1969
53 years
Bulletin Editor
Gary Cohn
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