Have you ever wanted to ask candid questions of your local law enforcement officers but didn’t feel like you could? Now’s your chance.
Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity to ask those questions, voice concerns and make suggestions while getting to know the Kirkland Police officers in your neighborhood. The first date is on October 4th, 2017 at Urban Coffee, 12348 NE 115th Place just off 124th Avenue NE. Join Officer Deana Lansing there from 11am-1pm.
For more information contact Neighborhood Resource Officer Deana Lansing at 425-587-3451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
During this week, there will be a series of events where communities bring together immigrants and U.S. born residents in a spirit of unity to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. Community members are invited to host events (big or small) that are welcome to all and that provide an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together.
Here is a link to many of these events happening on the Eastside this week:
We would like to see KAN and individual neighborhoods participate with an event/s next September. Try to attend a couple of events, and bring back your ideas!
The Juanita Neighborhood Association put on the "Welcoming Kirkland" event yesterday at Heritage Hall. Thank you Juanita!
Woof Woof ICS neighborhood!
Dog poop has a lot of bacteria in it which negatively affecting our environment. The 6th graders at ICS is holding an event to inform you about the new dog waste bag stations around the school. The 7th graders at ICS started the idea of dog waste stations last year and the 6th graders are continuing it. There will even be treats for everyone including you and your dog!
The 6th graders at ICS who want to help the Puget Sound by holding an event on Earth day, April 22, 2016 from 6:00-7:00 P.M. at 11133 NE 65th ST, Kirkland, WA 98033 on the ICS field.
They would love it if you could attend their event! Bring your dog if you can because this event is about you and your dog!
Please attend their event!
The community made Thanksgiving possible, now the long break needs YOU.
We had a great, Kirkland outpouring of support that made real Thanksgivings possible for nearly a hundred families in our community! The looks of awe on the faces of the parents and kids were priceless. Now, we need your help.
This need, here, so close to so much abundance is our hometown opportunity to help our neighbors. There is nothing simpler than shopping for food that will be on the table of a needy family the night you deliver it. If you are hungry, there are few things more important than that.
Kirkland Nourishing Network is a group of volunteers helping with food security gaps in Kirkland. We focus on elementary school children identified by their counselors or teachers. In a normal week, they get free or reduced meals at school. On the weekends, there is Pantry Packs support for most of these kids. On the four school breaks, we organize an effort to provide supplementary food to these children and their families. Our current opportunity is the biggest challenge of the year - a lot longer than Thanksgiving and more families. If you can’t support a box, maybe a couple of your friends would go in on a box with you.
We have spread the word each year for the past four years to meet the identified need, and we can do it again this year. Even if you are unable to help, please pass this appeal along to your friends and neighbors, so we can help all the identified families this long, holiday season. As usual, the counselors and teachers in our elementary schools identify the most needy, and we match your contribution up with an identified family.
This year the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland is providing support to supplement the boxes. We sincerely thank them for that.
Our drop-off date is Wednesday, December 16th. Again, we have sites in the north and south of Kirkland. We, of course, need donations; but we also can use a bit of help at the drop-off/pick-up sites. Instructions are on the web sites, just click through and sign up!
South Kirkland Drop-off site
North Kirkland Drop-off site
South Kirkland VolunteersThanks to you who stepped up for Thanksgiving!
North Kirkland Volunteers
Thank you and bless you,
- - Kirkland Nourishing Network
P.S. There is limited ability for Eastside Timebankers and Kiwanis volunteers to shop for those that will be out of town. Please send an email to email@example.com to inquire about this.
P.P.S. Did you remember to pass this along to others that might be able to help
The food drive is desperate for volunteers! It’s time to show Kirkland’s sense of community and concern for the hungry. Please help out by signing up for a 2-hour volunteer shift right away! Thank you if you’re already registered. You can register for a two hour shift by clicking here or by clicking one of the links below!
Please help your neighbors and friends fill HopeLink food bank shelves to feed Kirkland families in need. This year, Kirkland volunteers will be collecting food at neighborhood grocery stores Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Volunteers are needed at various collection sites in Kirkland. Shifts available are: 9:45 a.m.–12 p.m. or 11:45 a.m.– 2p.m. or 1:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Let's beat last year's collections—2014: 9,155 pounds of food and $2,451 dollars in donations!
Please help by signing up for a shift—or two! Select the grocery store of your choice on the list below. Bring a child and share the feeling of giving back to your community. Just click on a link below and select the shift(s) you want to cover. Your pledge of support is greatly appreciated.
Food Drive Sign Ups:
(Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27)
Metropolitan Market: Houghton Shopping Center
PCC: Houghton Shopping Center
QFC: Finn Hill
QFC: Totem Lake
Red Apple Market: South Rose Hill/Bridle Trails
Safeway: Rose Hill
You can also participate by dropping food off at Kirkland City Hall (entry lobby 123 Fifth Avenue) or HopeLink (11011 120th Avenue NE) during the Month of Concern.
For more information, contact Kari Page, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator at 425-587-3011 or email KPage@kirklandwa.gov.
The stairs that go down the steep hill from the north end of 116th Ave NE to the Cross Kirkland Corridor are treacherous! Please help make them safer and easier to navigate. These stairs connect the Highlands and North Rose Hill neighborhoods to the CKC.
The first work party is this Saturday, June 20, from 9 am to mid-afternoon.
Come for any amount of time; see below for the additional dates we will be working.
Meet at 116th Ave NE and NE 107th Place. We will be clearing brush, installing new steps, digging a new drainage ditch, and hauling gravel Please bring gloves, water, and snacks. Wear sturdy shoes!
Bring the following tools if you have them (label them with your name!):
Katie Cava from the city's Green Kirkland Partnership stopped by the meeting last night and spoke about the city's effort to keep Kirkland green.
The Green Kirkland Partnership is an alliance between the City of Kirkland, nonprofit partners, businesses and the community to restore more than 400 acres of natural areas in the City. The majority of the restoration efforts are accomplished by our dedicated volunteers. These volunteers may join us just one time or volunteer over and over again. It takes everyone to restore our natural areas!
The Partnership seeks to remove invasive plants from city parks and plant native species. This ambitious goal cannot be achieved without the help of volunteers. Their Mission is to conserve and sustain natural areas for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations. Achieving this involves training and supporting volunteers in restoration activities.
I am a big fan of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). I went through CERT training about 10 years ago and it was some of the best training I have received. It was informative and empowering. I went through the training because I was signed up to be the volunteer Emergency Preparation person at Lakeview Elementary (through the PTSA). While CERT training helped me in that role, it was more about being an asset to the community in the event of a catastrophic event and not becoming a liability.
The concept for CERT training grew out of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake in which untrained volunteers who were willing to undertake rescue and life saving steps in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake saved over 800 people. However, over 100 of these volunteer rescuers lost their lives because they did not have sufficient training to accomplish everything they were attempting.
California authorities, visiting Mexico City after the earthquake, saw the potential of having a core of trained volunteers who could respond (without direction) in natural or man-made disasters and save lives while government and other disaster response agencies mobilized an organized response. As of 1993, over 8,000 individuals and 225 teams had been trained in Southern California. The concept proved a great success in saving lives and preserving property following the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
In 1994 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) adopted the program and has started promoting the concept with standardized training nation-wide. FEMA still bases the program on volunteers, but by standardizing the training they feel they can insure a consistent level of training and performance nationwide. Standardized training allows volunteer emergency organizations and government officials from any jurisdiction to be familiar with capabilities and limitations and how to effectively communicate missions to CERT members/volunteers from other jurisdictions.
What is Kirkland CERT?
Kirkland's Community Emergency Response Team training is a FEMA-based curriculum designed to teach adults of all ages and abilities how to help themselves, their families, and their neighbors during a disaster when police, fire, and medical services are overwhelmed.
The City of Kirkland CERT Program hosts two CERT training courses a year, in the spring and fall. A training course consists of eight 3-hour classes, once a week for eight weeks. Each course ends with a full-scale simulated disaster drill, complete with volunteer “victims”, during which CERTs practice their disaster response skills.
CERT Training teaches you to:
Find out more about Kirkland CERT at - http://www.kirklandcert.com/
Kirkland Nourishing Network is trying to fill some gaps in food security in our town.
School counselors and teachers identify the numbers of the most needy students while maintaining confidentiality. Families of these students receive donated food to help during school breaks when students are not receiving meal support at school or through weekend pantry packs.
Your help is much needed and will end up with wholesome food on the tables of families with elementary school children that would otherwise have very little over the December Holiday Break from school (December 19 – January 5).
To sign up or get more information, connect at http://www.mysignup.com/decemberholiday break
If you'd like to read about the Thanksgiving Break program see the Kirkland Reporter news story.
The next meeting of the CHNA will be held:
June 12, 2018
*Please note that the default day for meetings is the second Tuesday of the month.
Also note, CHNA dos not typically meet during July and August, unless there is a specific immediate topic to share.