The mission of the Club is to foster inclusive community participation by preserving and proffering a historic landmark facility for arts, youth, education, civics, recreation, celebration, worship, and locally based human services that elevate personal and collective well-being in our community.
The Club shall make no attempt to influence legislation or the campaigns of any political candidate. It shall provide neither monetary nor material sponsorship, nor endorse as an organization, nor grant unequal speaking opportunity to any political candidate, initiative, referendum or proposition that is to appear on a public ballot. Officers and Trustees shall make no partisan comments in official organization publications or at official functions of the organization. (Revised and adopted Oct. 15, 2020)
The Kenmore Community Club predates schools, libraries, and even governments in our area. A group of citizens who understood the deep fulfillment of connecting face-to-face began meeting in 1925 as a supper club, as you can read in the book Kenmore by The Lake, the group next issued a bond and built the Club. According to History Link, "in March of 1930, Kenmore Community Club opened its doors, bought a piano, and formed an orchestra. Dances were held on meeting nights after business was completed. The Club was organized primarily for citizens to discuss local issues such as road construction, fire protection, and voter polls. Over the decades it has served as an activities center, including the annual Klondike Night (celebrating Kenmore’s connection to Seattle’s water system), plus orchestra concerts, dances, card parties, and potlucks."
We exist today for the same reasons they did then. To form ties with our neighbors. To promote local businesses and eat local food. To hear local speakers. To admire local talent. And most importantly, to make memories with each other and give shape to time.
You may wonder, as we do, whether it is crazy to promote face-to-face encounters in the age of social distancing digitized social interaction. But if you feel, as we do, that getting together is more important and fulfilling now than ever, then I'm sure we'll see you at an event very soon. Our club is booked nearly every day of the week, so take heart in knowing you are not alone.
Current Board of Directors
Officers and Trustees are elected each year in November, with new officers beginning their terms in January. Meetings are the 4th Wednesday each month. Write to email@example.com to get on the agenda.
President - David Evans Ph.D. (7th year)
Vice President - Omur Muhittinoglu (6th year)
Treasurer - Kathi Straw (12th year)
Secretary - Michael O'Leary (4th year)
Trustee - Bharati Khandekar (5th year)
Trustee - Nick Freeman (3rd year)
Trustee - Fernell Miller (2nd year)
Trustee at Large - Will French (1st year)