September 14, 2020 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held its regular weekly meeting online on September 14, 2020.
Attending were James Nevers, Dave Aubry, Gary Cohn, Dan Bartel, Joanne Primavera, Terry Cole, Rich Bergdahl, John Pruitt, Rick Ostrander, Margie Glenn, Mike Hunter, Don Dicks, James Meneketti, Bella Chaffey, Dave DeBois, George Anderson, Kristin Olson, Patti Smith, Rick Walter, Dave & Amy Mutal, Monica Fratiti, and Scott Becker.  Let me know if I missed anyone.
President James Nevers rang the bell at 6:15 p.m.
Back-to-School Speaker Series
Kirkland Rotarians have the privilege of hearing from three local education leaders with the Back-to-School series this month.  During the club’s September 14 meeting, the special guest was the interim president of Bellevue College, former governor and former ambassador to China, Gary Locke. On September 21, the special guest will be Dr. Jon Holmen, superintendent of the Lake Washington School District.  On September 28, the club’s special guest will be Dr. Amy Morrison, president of the Lake Washington Institute of Technology.  These education CEOs are discussing news and plans in their organizations, and how their organizations are dealing with the impact of the novel coronavirus.  Find topic and speaker background via the club website's Speakers tab.
October Program Series Set
National and local economic projections and the current business climate are hot topics in the news.  How businesses are faring and what the future holds in a post-pandemic environment are significant concerns.  The October program theme is the perspectives of local women business leaders.  Several will address their experiences in their respective businesses, and their views on future prospects: Chapman Fina of Via Lago on Lake Street on October 5; Anne Hess, publisher of Kirkland Living magazine, on October 12; Kate Vitasek of Vested Outsourcing on October 19; and Melissa Acton-Buzard of Chameleon Technologies on October 26.  Thanks to Dave DeBois for assembling this speaker series.  Find topic and speaker background via the club website's Speakers tab.
Club Dues Status Update
As of September 14, 43 of the club’s 52 active members, or 82.6%, have paid their annual dues. Only 9 members left to pay!  Club members may pay using the new online Dues & Billing System, which requires a credit or debit card, or through the U.S. Mail by check.
International Service Committee Action
The club’s International Committee met again this month to continue work on a variety of grant-related project opportunities. Recently, the committee was working with a member of the Rotary Club of Renton, Pauline Kamanja, who founded a school in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Sep 17, 2020
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jason Overleese
September 5
Bob Auslander
September 7
Bob Webb
September 13
Dan Bartel
September 14
Brandon Honcoop
September 15
Scott Rethke
September 16
Joanne Primavera
September 17
James Nevers
September 18
Terry Cole
September 18
Spouse Birthdays
Russ Stromberg
September 7
Jessica Nevers
September 13
Join Date
James Nevers
September 16, 2013
7 years
Scott Becker
September 19, 2011
9 years
Russell Hampton
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