Next Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting
Monday, April 18, 2022
Not an in-person meeting; Zoom only!
Margaret Schwender co-presents the city's anti-idling campaign to the Rotary club.
Photos: George Anderson
The city of Kirkland's Anti-Idling Campaign was the program for the April 11 Rotary meeting.
City of Kirkland volunteer Susan Vossler leads the anti-idling campaign presentation to the Rotary club.
Rotary Club of Woodinville ambassador Pat Ford presents the club's environmental community fair.
Kirkland Rotarians are invited to join with Woodinville in a community fair on Supporting the Environment.
President Dave escapes the Tunnel to Wonderland and the mad Queen of Hearts to preside at the Rotary meeting.
Rotarians, mark your calendars! On Monday, May 16, 2022 the club will meet at Duffy Electric Boats Northwest located at Kirkland's Marina Park. 
April 11, 2022 Spokesman
The Rotary Club of Kirkland held a meeting on April 11, 2022 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
President Dave DeBois rang the bell at 6:20 p.m., calling the club meeting to order.
George Anderson led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending were George Anderson, David Aubry, Bob Auslander, Rich Bergdahl, Gary Cohn, Terry Cole, David DeBois, Margie Glenn, Brandon Honcoop, Mike Hunter, Isabelle Kalisa, Jim Meniketti, Kristin Olson, Rick Ostrander, Joanne Primavera, Steve Shinstrom, John Storbeck, Bill Taylor*, and Brian Tucker. *Attended the meeting online.
Guests this evening were the speaker, Susan Vossler, and her fellow volunteer, Margaret Schwender, for the city of Kirkland; Pat Ford representing the Rotary Club of Woodinville; and Rotary Student of the Month Maria Strathy and her father, Nick Strathy.
Our greeter this evening was Margie Glenn, and Jim Meniketti manned the front desk.
April 18 Meeting Special Arrangements
Remember Rotarians: on Monday, April 18, we will not meet in-person.  Instead of meeting at the Courtyard, we will all join a virtual Rotary club at 5:00 p.m.
Kirkland Rotarians will join the Rotary Club of the Pacific Northwest Against Sex Trafficking, a predominantly on-line Rotary club with a single purpose.  This Rotary club meets on-line twice a month, and holds a fellowship once a month and one hands-on service project each month.
Please join the meeting as close to 5:00 p.m. as possible to avoid interrupting our host club's meeting agenda.  Use our Rotary club's Calendar to download the April 18 meeting information to your personal calendar; the April 18 meeting on our Calendar contains the link to the Zoom meeting.  Information about the virtual club and the program are available in the April 18, 2022 item on our club website's Speakers page.
Meet the April Student of the Month
The Rotary Club of Kirkland Student of the Month program concluded this week with the April student of the month from Lake Washington High School. Maria Strathy met club members on April 11, and members quickly learned that Maria is a hardworking student whose favorite classes have been calculus and chemistry, and who enjoys running, music, reading, and spending time with her friends. Maria loves her school activities; she is an active member of DECA, having participated in four different competitive events during her junior year, including competing at state in the Team Financial Services role play event. She has served her school community as ASB treasurer since her junior year, and as cross-country team captain. After graduating, she hopes to attend Columbia University and major in chemical engineering or applied mathematics. 
Rotary's Four-Way Test
Duck Dash Preparations Continue!
The 2022 Duck Dash will be held during Kirkland's Summerfest, which is July 29-31, 2022 this year. Rotarians will want to save the date, Sunday, July 31, 2022, for the Great Puget Sound Duck Dash around 2 p.m.
And Duck Dash preparations continue! Scott Becker is recruiting Kirkland businesses and club members for Duck Dash sponsorships. Rotarian Brett Johnson is hosting the annual Racing Duck Branding Party, which will be held this year on Monday, July 25, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Lee Johnson Auto Family campus. Club members are needed for assistance with coupon sponsors and prizes. Please contact Dave or Scott with your commitments or referrals of commitments. Rotarians can now register for the branding party by clicking HERE, and for the duck race by clicking HERE.
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Our club roster (contact information) is all in ClubRunner and can be downloaded to your iPhone or Android in just minutes. Not only that, but you can read all of the club's stories posted to our website on your phone, and the next time you need to locate another Rotary club in your travels or to do a quick make-up, simply check your phone. Your ClubRunner app provides all of these great features and more at no cost to you.
To download the app, open the Apple App Store or Google Play on your phone and type "ClubRunner" in the search bar of the Apple Store or Google Play window, then tap "Get". The mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 3.1 or later and with versions of Androids that are 2.3.3 or later. If you have any questions or need any assistance, Gary Cohn will be happy to guide you through the process.
Student of the Month Maria Strathy holds Rotarians' attention during her remarks.
Apr 18, 2022 5:30 PM
Understanding the work of the Pierce County Coalition Against Trafficking
Apr 25, 2022 6:40 PM
What’s it‘s like working in a U.S. embassy
May 02, 2022 6:30 PM
Effects of Covid-19 within underserved communities in education
May 09, 2022 6:40 PM
Creating sustainable solutions to food insecurity by building and supporting community networks
May 23, 2022 6:40 PM
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Upcoming Events
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Zoom Meeting
Apr 18, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Apr 25, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
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Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David DeBois
April 1
Scott Becker
April 10
Rich Bergdahl
April 20
Jim Meniketti
April 25
Terry Cole
Michelle Cole
April 5
Ken Hollingsworth
April 26
Join Date
Steve Shinstrom
April 3, 2000
22 years
Monica Fratita
April 9, 2018
4 years
Mike Hunter
April 23, 1984
38 years
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