July 19, 2021 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting at The Woodmark Hotel on July 19, 2021. Rotarians attended in person; there were no online attendees. Greeters for this meeting were Kristin Olson and Rick Walter.

President Dave DeBois rang the bell at 6:38 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.

George Anderson led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Attending were George Anderson, Scott Becker, Gary Cohn, Dave DeBois, Don Dicks, Margie Glenn, James Meniketti, Amy Mutal, James Nevers, Kristin Olson, John Pruitt, Bill Taylor, Rick Walters, and John Woodbery.
Duck Dash Volunteer Sign-up Online!
The Great Puget Sound Duck Dash needs volunteer Rotarians! Now Rotarians can find all of the ticket sales dates in the club's online Calendar, and the new ClubRunner Volunteer Module allows Rotarians to sign up online. Just click on the calendar item and then click on the sign up button. At the club meeting this week, Head Duck Amy Mutal distributed tickets to those attending, and reminded members of the dates for Duck Dash volunteer sign-ups. Rotarians, you can click on any of the blue-shaded dates below and the embedded link should take you directly to the online sign-up for that date!
Ticket Sales
Kirkland Wednesday Market, 3-7 p.m.
Kirkland Waterfront Car Show, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kirkland Urban QFC, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Branding Party
Lee Johnson Auto Family, Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m.
Duck Race
Kirkland Marina Park, Sept. 26
This is the Rotary Club of Kirkland signature event for the year, and provides funding for the community service programs. The club's goal is 100% membership participation. If the online volunteer sign-up doesn't work for you, contact Head Duck Amy Mutal to sign up for any or all of these Great Puget Sound Duck Dash events!  
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Annual Dues Deadline July 31
As of July 19, 22 of the club’s 40 active members, or 55%, have paid their annual dues. Annual dues payments are due by Saturday, July 31, 2021. Nonpayment of dues jeopardizes membership. Rotary club members may pay using the online Dues & Billing System link in the duplicate statements emailed on July 15. 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. Happy Bucks (and other) donations may be made through the Donations page. Happy Bucks commitments also may be fulfilled through the Dues & Billing System if an invoice is sent. If any Rotarian needs a duplicate invoice mailed, please send a request to Gary Cohn.
New Dinner Ticket Payment Tool
Need a new Rotary Dinner Ticket for dinners during club meetings? ClubRunner partner Paya Bankcard created a new website page for purchasing Dinner Tickets for dinners during club meetings at The Woodmark Hotel. A link to the special payment page is located under the "Members" tab in the gold bar at the top of the club's home page. Look for the "Club Dinner Ticket" option in the drop-down menu. Once selected, a new page appears. On that new page click on "Check Out". Next, a fill-in-the-blanks credit card payment page appears. This new payment page is nearly identical to the Donations page, except it has only one choice: Dinner Ticket. For the time being, Dinner Tickets are $280 for 10 dinners. (This is a $2 per dinner discount.) Price is based on the charge per meal negotiated with The Woodmark Hotel. A "Club Dinner Ticket" link will also be provided on the left side of the Spokesman.
July Board Meeting Highlights
The club’s board of directors met on Thursday, July 15, for what was President Dave DeBois’ first board meeting as president. Space for the in-person meeting was generously provided by RE/MAX Northwest courtesy of Rotarian Rich Bergdahl. Highlights included an update on progress of plans for the Duck Dash in September (see the full minutes for details); comments on the progress of in-person meetings at The Woodmark Hotel, retaining Zoom access for members for whom in-person attendance is not possible or practical, outreach to members to ensure no one is dropped for nonpayment of dues without warning, reinvigoration of community service, club service, and committee participation, and plans for the club membership growth during the coming months. The board meeting schedule is published in the club calendar, including physical meeting location and a Zoom link for those who want to attend virtually.
Dr. Scott Vanderheiden speaks to Rotarians about starting and operating Maelstrom, a local craft brewery.
Photo: George Anderson
Jul 26, 2021
An introduction to cider; an insider’s perspective
Aug 16, 2021
View entire list
Duck Dash 2021
Platinum Sponsors
Upcoming Events
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (KWM)
Kirkland Marina Park
Jul 21, 2021
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (QFC)
Kirkland Urban QFC
Jul 24, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (KWM)
Kirkland Marina Park
Jul 28, 2021
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (QFC)
Kirkland Urban QFC
Jul 31, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Duck Dash Ticket Sales (KWM)
Kirkland Marina Park
Aug 04, 2021
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Margie Glenn
July 7
Alan Hoviland
July 8
Ken Hollingsworth
July 12
Pat Swenson
July 18
William "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
Brandon Honcoop
Becca Honcoop
July 21
Join Date
Ernie Norehad
July 1, 1974
47 years
Ken Hollingsworth
July 1, 1969
52 years
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile