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Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     March 3, 2017


March 9
The Tap House 
1506 6th Ave

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Looking Ahead

March 8
Bell Harbor
Chris Murray, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at UW. Short program with the Seattle Women's Chorus

March 15
McCaw Hall
Pacific Northwest Ballet, Peter Boal, Artistic Director & Ellen Walker, CEO together with a prima ballerina will update us about the ballet with  an interview and sneak peak of the upcoming performance "Director's Choice" featuring PNB dancers. Please stay until 2PM if you can. 

March 22
Grand Hyatt
Guns in America: Finding Common Ground with Rex Caldwell from the WA State Criminal Justice Commission, Second Amendment Foundation and Alliance for Gun Responsibility
March 29
Washington State Convention Center
Winners for Life Celebration with Dwane Chappelle


March 3
Jim Kraft
March 4
Dennis Fleck
Jaime Mendez
March 6
Florence Klein
Jack Lauderbaugh
March 7
Sherry Calvert
March 8
Sharon Bloome
Michele Shaw
March 9
Shan Mullin
Dick Vadnais
March 11
Troy Coalman
Norm Johnson
March 12
Paul Dziedzic
March 14
Herb Bridge
March 15
Al Benaroya
Corinne Cavanaugh

March Membership Milestones

1 Year
Daron Vchulek
2 Years
Mike Hurt
Kelly Pearson
Marc Rapaport
3 Years
Robert Boeshaar
4 Years
Trent Mummery
Theresa Wang
David Owens
Eric Newman
James Collins
5 years
Dorothy Echodu
8 Years
Gary Smith
11 Years
Candy Lee
Erick Slabaugh
Janice Winemiller
12 Years
Cindy Runger
Jeffrey Pritchard
13 Years
Shelley Rotondo
Livingston Wernecke
14 Years
John Hamer
15 Years
Leon Rowland
James Odom
16 Years
Paul Heppner
James Wong
Joel Ferrell
17 Years
Einer Handeland
Kenneth Martin
19 Years
John Steckler
20 Years
Joel Paget
21 Years
Craig Dawson
22 Years
R. Bryan Cairns
Jacqueline Bardsley
23 Years
Gerry Maurer
Judith Whetzel
24 Years
Christine Charbonneau
D. Jerry Burtenshaw
25 Years
Mark Weed
Laurel James
27 Years
Rich Lacher
28 Years
Douglas True
29 Years
Rita Ryder
39 Years
Frederic Weiss
45 Years
James G McCurdy (PP)


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 has been sponsored by First Choice Health CEO, Ken Hamm. Ken is willing to share the financial load (and public awareness!) with 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.


March 8 at Noon
Bell Harbor, 2211 Alaskan Way
Dr. Chris Murray and the institute he founded at UW, the Institute  for Health Metrics and Evaluation, are collecting the best evidence in the world for how people die and what messes up the quality of people's lives.  IHME is at the core of the Gates Foundation's recent gifts to UW of over a half billion dollars. Dr. Murray will tell us how accurate numbers are fundamentally reshaping global health research and care.

Coming Up March 15...


Mayor puts key city issues in perspective; JBLM provides support for returning Vets

SRSF Grant deadline Fast Approaching

The Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF) is seeking applications for Regular Service Committee Grants, as awarded in the past.  In addition to these grants, SRSF will be granting at least three “Innovative Grant” to Seattle Rotary Service Committee.  This is a pilot program to increase engagement and foster creativity within our Service Committees. 
SRSF Innovative Grant Proposal Submission Deadline:  March 15, 2017

Grant Award Notification:  April 3, 2017
SRSF Regular Service Committee Grant Proposal Deadline:  April 26, 2017
Grant Award Notification:  June 2017
Music4Life™ Instrument Drive 2017
Wednesday, March 8
11:30am @ Bell Harbor
2211 Alaskan Way
Music4Life™ and Seattle #4 Rotary Arts Committee invite you to support kids by donating a musical instrument.
Here’s what Seattle 4 Rotary Club members can do to help:
  1. Donate an Instrument.  We’ll collect them at the 2nd meeting of the month by the entry to the luncheon. 
  2. Invite your friends, family, colleagues, and social media contacts to do the same.
  3. Where appropriate, share this message with your co-workers and employees.  Ask them to donate an instrument.
  4. Learn more about Music4Life on their website 
Questions? Contact David Endicott at (206) 409-3275, or
Rotary first harvest Work Party
Saturday, March 11
8:30-11:00am @ Northwest Harvest Warehouse in Kent
Please join us at the next District 5030 Rotary First Harvest Food Pack at the NW Harvest warehouse in Kent. Spouses, friends and children (3rd grade and older) always welcome! This is a great way to give back while connecting with other Rotarians while enjoying complimentary pastries, tea and coffee!
YRL DInner series
Thursday, March 16
6:00-8:00pm @Escala Wine Cave
Join the Young Rotary Leaders for a conversation with Admiral Tom Hayward over a salmon dinner. Only 2 tickets are left - get yours soon!
Special Edition After Party
Thursday, March 16
5:00-7:00pm, Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave
Please join us for the After Party at the Frye Art Museum on March 16 from 5PM to 7PM. We will meet in the Museum Café for social hour (Beer and wine is available for purchase). Afterwards, museum staff will take us into the gallery and tell us about Charles Frye’s favorite painting. We will also learn about the museum’s Creative Aging Program which is designed to enrich the lives of older adults suffering from dementia. Space is limited to 20, so please RSVP.
Human Trafficking film screening and panel

Tuesday, April 4
6:30pm @ SIFF Cinema Uptown
511 Queen Anne Ave. N

SOLD tells the story of a Nepali girl who gets tricked into prostitution.  At the end of the film there will be a panel discussion with the producer of the movie, the executive director of Spruce Street Crisis Care Clinic, and a survivor of prostitution.

Also we'll announce hands-on service and awareness building opportunities for you to help End Sex Trafficking Now alongside your fellow Rotarians. 

What an Opportunity” will Become “What a Weekend!”

Rotary District Conference
Portland, OR  April 21-23

Join Rotarians from across the district to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Rotary International Foundation and the 30th anniversary of women in Rotary with a weekend of fun, fellowship, and inspiration. The conference will be held April 21-23 at the Hilton in Downtown Portland. 
Seattle # 4 Rotarians who have registered already include:
Derick Pasternak
Mark Davis
Jane Tornatore
Krista Dalton
Charley Dickey
David Endicott
Cathy Gibson
Gerry Maurer
Jeff Pritchard
Daron Vchulek
Kathryn Williams
Ken Colling
Sten Crissey
Robyn Grad
Suzanne Griffin
Carolyn Hojaboom
Candy Lee
Virginia McKenzie
Tom Mesaros
Jim Moore
Mason Sizemore
Jean Thompson
Steve Crandall
Corinne Cavanaugh
Roberta Greer
Jeffrey Borek
Jammy Collins
To get the reduced rate Hilton hotel rooms, register now!
Cathy Gibson, Virginia McKenzie, Corinne Cavanaugh and others are taking the Amtrak train on Thursday at 11:15 and returning Sunday at 2:50, and they would love to have you join them!
If any questions, contact Ken Colling 206 391-9053.

Wider World of Rotary


The Wider world of rotary is out here, waiting for you!

By Virginia McKenzie

Seattle #4 Rotary, you will stand tall as proud Rotarians at the RI Convention in Atlanta!  I just noticed that our very own Honorary Member Bill Gates will be a keynote speaker.   This may feel like “old hat” to you but I remember when I first saw Bill Gates speak at the RI Convention in New Orleans in 2009. It really struck me what it meant to be a Rotarian with 1.2 other Rotarians across the globe.  I remember feeling so proud of our Emerald City, the leaders here and impact we are having in the world.  It was in that moment listening to Bill Gates in New Orleans that I decided to go on the National Immunization Day trip with PDG Ezra Teshome.  And then that’s when my Rotary world really-really opened up.  (For the full story, just ask me sometime!) As you approach an RI Convention it’s impossible to predict how your imagination will be sparked, who you’ll become dear friends with, or how it will change your life.  But if you open your heart and mind to it, it most certainly will!!   That is my wish for you.  The Wider World of Rotary is out here, waiting for you! 


Contact Us

Rotary Club of Seattle
1215 4th Ave. Suite 1215
Seattle, WA 98161
Caroline Bobanick
Club Manager
Carma McKay
Seattle Rotary Service Foundation
Phone: 206-623-0023
Fax: 206-623-0216
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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