Speaker Date Topic
Robert Lerch of Pickles Playland Aug 09, 2021
Responding to the canine care needs of the Kirkland community
Responding to the canine care needs of the Kirkland community
Robert Lerch is one of the principals of Pickles Playland, a community dog training provider that offers a positive, psychology-based approach. Pickles’ staff customizes training to respond to what works best for its customers (human and dog). This allows the Pickles team to work with each dog on a deeper and more balanced level.
 
Recently relocated to the Carillon Point complex, Robert, whose position with Pickles is "Director of Wine and Puppies", will introduce Rotarians to the history of Pickles Playland formation as a company, describe how their behavioral training can work into customers’ lifestyles, and discuss how the business has been responding to both COVID-19 and changing customer work- and life-styles.
Bonnie VeVea of MEOW Cat Rescue Aug 16, 2021
MEOW Cat Rescue means a second chance for all cats
MEOW Cat Rescue means a second chance for all cats
During this meeting, Rotarians will host MEOW Cat Rescue Executive Director Bonne VeVea, who leads a nearly 25-year old, no-kill cat shelter located in Kirkland, Washington. Bonne will share the history of a small group of animal-loving friends who commited to create a better life for homeless animals, starting what was known as the Mercer Island Eastside Orphans & Waifs, or MEOW. She’ll describe how today hundreds of volunteers fill dozens of different roles to keep the shelter running efficiently and place approximately 800 to 1,000 animals into permanent homes each year, including several from MEOW Canine Division.

MEOW’s goal is to help create a “no-kill nation,” where people are responsible for their pets, where there are no helpless creatures abandoned in boxes or left to fend for themselves in parking lots, where there is no longer a need for any healthy companion animal to be euthanized.
Nevers Baby Shower Aug 23, 2021
The club membership will celebrate the expected arrival of a future Rotarian!
The club membership will celebrate the expected arrival of a future Rotarian!
Club Assembly Aug 30, 2021
Club membership organizational meeting
Club membership organizational meeting