Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Monday, May 9, 2022
Rotarian Isabelle Kalisa presents a program on Hero House with colleagues.
Photos: Gary Cohn
A component of the Hero House presentation is an  employment program for coping with mental illness.
Rotarians listen attentively to Isabelle and her colleagues present on Hero House support for mental illness.
Isabelle and her colleagues answer a Rotarian's question.
Photos: Rich Bergdahl
Brand new Rotarian Doug Evanson asks a question of the presenters.
The presenters listen to Dave DeBois' question and receive his thanks from the club.
DUCK dash COMMITTEE meets this coming monday
The 2022 Great Puget Sound Duck Dash Committee will hold an organizational meeting on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 5 p.m. in the beautiful Courtyard by Marriott. Duck Dash Committee members are needed for this gathering. Refreshments will be provided (within reason)!
Rotarians, on Monday, May 16, 2022 the club will meet at Duffy Electric Boats Northwest located at Kirkland's Marina Park. (Don't go to the Courtyard!)
May 2, 2022 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on May 2, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
President Dave DeBois rang the bell at 6:15 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.
Alice Volpe led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending were George Anderson*, Bob Auslander, Scott Becker*, Rich Bergdahl, Gary Cohn, Terry Cole, David DeBois, Margie Glenn, Brandon Honcoop, Alan Hoviland, Michael Hunter, Isabelle Kalisa, Jim Meniketti, Kristin Olson, Rick Ostrander, Joanne Primavera, John Storbeck, Alice Volpe, Rick Walter. *Attended the meeting online.
Guests this evening were the Isabelle Kalisa and her colleagues from Hero House NW in Seattle, Everett, and Factoria/Bellevue: Kim Rettig, club member Factoria/Bellevue, former architect, currently Home Depot installer technician; Bernadette Jacobs, Hero House NW staff technical specialist; and Sarah Conlon, Hero House NW employment specialist.  Guest Rotarians attending this evening were John Woodbery of the Rotary Club of South Everett-Mukilteo, and Jocelyn Ellison* of the Rotary Club of Virginia Beach.  Prospective members Rashmi Garimello and Doug Evanson attended tonight.
Outstanding Educator Nominees
Three elementary staff members have been nominated as Outstanding Educators for 2022. Amy Dennehy is a remarkable kindergarten teacher at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School. Heidi Jones is a truly altruistic first grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School. And Cindy Blair is as a resource for families and staff as a school psychologist at Peter Kirk Elementary School. Meet these wonderful educators and their principals on Monday, July 13, when the club holds its annual recognition ceremony for outstanding educators. Read more about these remarkable educators on the website's Outstanding Educator Awards pages.
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Club Attendance for April 2022
The club held four meetings during April 2022. One of these was a special meeting with the Rotary Club Ending Sex Trafficking, as well as other area Rotary clubs, to hear a special presentation on ending sex trafficking. Overall club attendance for the month was 37%. This represents a considerable decrease compared to March attendance of 42%.
Bulletin Readership for April 2022
Club members' readership of the bulletin, The Spokesman, in April initially was flat compared to the last edition in March. Then readership dipped, rebounded, and dipped slightly during the balance of the month. Readership rates ranged from 66% to 70%. A bulletin is "read" when the email containing it is opened by the recipient. For all of April the bulletin reached either a 99% or 100% delivery rate.
Rotarians host Kirkland's Idle Free Program volunteers, pledge to turn it off while parked!
Remember Sunday is Mother's Day ... Don't Duck Out!
May 09, 2022 6:40 PM
Creating sustainable solutions to food insecurity by building and supporting community networks
May 23, 2022 6:40 PM
GiveSmart! Make sure the dollars you donate are going where you intend for them to go!
May 30, 2022
Jun 06, 2022 6:25 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Scholarship Presentations
Jun 13, 2022 6:20 PM
Honoring elementary school educators for outstanding service
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Upcoming Events
Duck Dash Committee Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
May 09, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
May 09, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Duffy Electric Boats Cruise
Duffy Electric Boats NW
May 16, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
May 19, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
May 23, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Alice Volpe
May 16
Spouse Birthdays
Janet Pruitt
May 1
Stephanie Walter
May 11
Alice Volpe
Alan Hoviland
May 27
Join Date
Brian Tucker
May 10, 1993
29 years
Pat Swenson
May 20, 2002
20 years
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