Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     July 28, 2017

Seattle Rotary Evening Edition

Thursday, August 3rd
The Columbia Tower Club
Join us for drinks and a conversation with Stephen Salamunovich, the well-known casting director. Learn the ins and outs of public speaking, casting, and the little-heard details of what happens behind the scenes of your favorite flicks.

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Looking Ahead

August 9
Washington State Convention Center
Program TBA
August 16
The Westin
"Leadership: It’s All About Respect"


July 28
Molly Carney
Joe Phillips
July 29
Stan Savage
July 30
Fred Grimm
Heidi Happonen
Lyle Tenpenny
August 2
Harold Scoggins
August 3
Father Steve Sundborg
August 5
Jim Ellis
Patrick Evans
August 8
Mike Adams
Mike Hurt
Bob Wiley

July Membership Anniversaries

1 Year
Janet Arthur
Jonathan Hilty
Lacey Stone
2 Years
James Blazey
Jackie Kopson
Harold Scoggins
Jordon Voss
4 Years
Allison Parker
5 Years
James AuBuchon
6 Years
Beth Knox
Ben Linford
8 Years
Daniel Heu-Weller
Brian Marks
9 Years
Michael Isensee
Paula Houston
Neiders, Karlis
10 Years
Travis Keeler
James Keating
Susie Roe
12 Years
Craig Wright
13 Years
Ken Colling
Wally Kegel
14 Years
Bernie Griffin
Sue Nixon
15 Years
Roberta Nestaas
Lori Walker
Lyn Lindsay
16 Years
Nancy Giunto
Kristi Marchbanks
17 Years
Cathy Gibson
Craig Klinkam
18 Years
Suzanne Griffin
22 Years
Sheila Vortman
23 Years
Bob Alexander
27 Years
Russ Taylor
29 Years
Don Root
31 Years
Bruce Jones
32 Years
Todd Summerfelt
33 Years
Walt Maas

Bob Alexander


Seattle Rotary Online is a significant marketing opportunity that is available to organizations that wish to help co-sponsor it. Intended as a library where you can just pull a speaker’s presentation off the shelf, Seattle Rotary Online is available to companies or other organizations that wish broader awareness within the club or community.
Sponsorships are available for as little as $500Please contact Seattle 4 Rotarian, David Endicott by email or at 206-409-3275.

Celebrate Seafair with Seattle Rotary

August 2 at Noon
Bell Harbor, 2211 Alaskan Way
Continuing President Mark Wright’s focus on leadership, Past President Bill Center will introduce us to Capt. Greg Huffman, the Commanding Officer of the USS John C. Stennis, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier. He leads more than 3,000 men and women who live and work aboard the Stennis conducting sustained air operations, maritime command, counter-piracy operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
Seattle Rotarian and CEO of Seafair, Richard Andersen will showcase how Seafair is embracing the past while leading the festival into the future.
And a certain someone might be knighted by Seafair Royalty.
After the program, stay for a Search and Rescue demonstration and narrated parade of ships. 



Totem Report July 16, 2017
By Mike Colbrese

Meet Harry Short
VIP Ship Tour
Friday, August 4
3:30pm @ Pier 90
Seattle #4 Rotarians and guests are invited to a private tour the of the ship USS ANCHORAGE.
RSVPs are required by 7/30 - Contact Ben Wicks at
Seattle Art Fair
August 3-6
@ Century Link Field Event Center
Founded by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, Paul G. Allen, the Seattle Art Fair is a one-of-a-kind destination for the best in modern and contemporary art and a showcase of the vibrant arts community here in the Pacific Northwest. The fair brings together the region’s strong collector base; local, national, and international galleries; area museums and institutions; and an array of innovative public programming. August 3-6 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center.

The Rotary Club of Seattle is excited to offer our members a 20% discount on Seattle Art Fair tickets including single-day, three-day and Beneficiary Preview tickets. Purchase your tickets online* here:
Service Opportunity
Saturday, August 12
9:15-11:30am @ Wellspring Family Services 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
Wellspring Family Services’ Baby Boutique
Bring your friends and family – ages 4 and older are welcome! Space is limited.  This will be an ongoing Second Saturday activity
Rotary First Harvest
Saturday, August 12
8:30-11:00am @ Northwest Harvest Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S. Kent
Volunteers are much needed during the summer months! Join Rotarians and Rotaractors from around the district for a morning of hands-on service.
Volunteer Opportunity with  Special Olympics
August 18-20
Everett Area
Special Olympics Washington, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports, is looking for volunteers to help out at our 2017 Summer Games from August 18-20. The Summer Games this year will be an exciting, culminating championship event for athletes across the state in golf, softball, bocce, paddleboarding, and tennis. Volunteer opportunities are numerous, and you do not need sporting experience to participate.
Movie Screening: Finding Kind
Saturday, August 26
11:30am-2:00pm @ The Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St, Edmonds
Almost every girl has experienced girl-against-girl bullying. Unfortunately, almost every girl has also contributed to bullying. Help give them the tools to end the cycle by attending a screening of the IndieFlix Foundation Film: Finding Kind.
Inspired by our speaker, Scilla Andreen, and hosted by Girl Scout Troop 41002, this two-hour event is designed for girls in 5th through 12th grades and is open to all Rotarians. The program includes a movie and facilitated discussion.
Cost: $8 per person. Early bird discounted price of $6 available through June 30.
Kindly Hosted by: Girl Scout Senior Troop 41002
Seattle Sounders Game with Seattle City Rotaract
Sunday, September 10
7:00pm @ Century Link Field
Join Seattle City Rotaract to watch the Seattle Sounders as they take on the LA Galaxy. 

Our tickets will be located in the Green Zone, which has a great view and close to concession stands.

20 lucky ticket purchasers will be randomly selected to watch the last 20 minutes of the game on the pitch. Space is limited so get your tickets early!

Tickets will be starting at $34. A portion of the funds will be donated to Seattle City Rotaract in helping expand our mentoring program with the King County Juvenile Detention Center.
SAVE THE DATE - HUSKY Seattle Rotary DAy
Saturday, September 16 @ Husky Stadium
Huskies vs/ Fresno State

In Memoriam

This month we say good bye to two former members of Seattle #4;
Ken Schubert passed away on July 20, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Read more about his legacy here.
George Reynolds, a long-time member of Seattle #4 passed away suddenly from cancer on July 20th.  George was with Columbia Bank and a long time board member of Wellspring Family Services.  He retired from Columbia about 3 years ago and at that time also retired from Seattle 4.  There will be no services at his request


Unless WRITTEN, SIGNED protests are received in the time period required, the following will receive a "Welcome to Rotary" notification that their membership has been accepted:
  1. Lauren Martin, Director of Philanthropy, YMCA of Greater Seattle (Classification: Community/Human Services) YRL, proposer: Cathy Gibson
  2. Anne Wakefield, Attorney, Wakefield Penny, PLLC (Classification: Law Practice) YRL, proposer: Laura Rehrmann 

Wider World of Rotary

by Virginia McKenzie
This year marks 50 years since the founding of the first Rotaract club!!  Two years ago Seattle #4 Rotary sponsored Seattle City Rotaract.  If you have not been to one of their meetings yet, I highly encourage you to go!  You will be impressed.   Seattle City Rotaract strives to be the “friendliest place in Seattle” and you will feel it the moment you walk through the door!  They meet on the first and third Thursday of the month in the Perkins Coie Conference Center at 5:30pm – 6:45pm.  Learn more at  Let’s celebrate our Rotaractors!!



Contact Us

Rotary Club of Seattle
1326 5th Ave, Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101
Caroline Bobanick
Club Manager
Carma McKay
Seattle Rotary Service Foundation
Phone: 206-623-0023
Mariah Kimpton Associate Club Manager
We love to see our Rotary members promoting good works in our community and abroad!  If you have a project or fundraiser that you are excited about and would like to promote to your fellow club members, please check in with our Club Manager, Caroline Bobanick, or Associate Club Manager, Mariah Kimpton, before distributing information or invitations through our email roster.  We value the privacy of our members’ contact information and can let you know the appropriate ways to reach out to folks in our club. Thank you!!          
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