Rotary Club
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    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     June 23, 2017

President's Party

June 29
@ Queen City Yacht Club
2608 Boyer Ave E  
4:30pm Mariners Hosted Pre-Function
5:30pm Cocktails in the Clubhouse 
6:30pm Dinner
There is always a sumptuous dinner followed by entertainment, libations, a proclamation, and some personal vignettes to celebrate the outgoing president. 
Don't miss the chance to join us for this fun annual event. 

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Looking Ahead

June 28
End of Year Celebration
July 5
Happy Independence Day!
July 12
Hyatt Olive 8
Howard Behar "Servant Leadership"
July 19
Grand Hyatt
Rais Bhuiyan
"World Without Hate"


June 24
Judy Whetzel
Mark Wright
June 25
Lynn Lindsay
Ralph Munro
June 26
Bill Bain
Eric Christensen
Maren Norton
June 29
Paul Ishii
Marli Iverson
Beth Wojick
July 1
Simone Loban
July 2
George Cox
Jay Woolford
July 3
Mike Colbrese
July 4
Doug Boyden
John Nesholm
Tim Tomlinson
July 5
Nyasha Tunduwani
Karen Wong

June Membership Anniversaries

1 Year
Johnny Lau
Dulcie Patner
2 Years
Lynn Beck
Mike Boroughs
4 Years
Patricia Gorham
Keith Petrak
Steve Davis
Rob Nielsen
5 Years
Michael Harney
6 Years
John Pohl
Julleen Snyder
7 Years
Petros Koumantaros
Beth Wojick
8 Years
Matthew Bratlien
9 Years
J. Wier Harman III
10 Years
Marli Iverson
13 Years
Anne Gillingham
15 Years
Daniel Mead Smith
Joseph Phillips
John Adams
17 Years
Jeff Clarke
18 Years
William Franklin
Stephen Boyer
24 Years
Robin Pasquarella
25 Years
Roberta Greer
Michael Troyer
27 Years
Astrid Berg
Gerry Adams
28 Years
Irvin Sandman
30 Years
Stan Foster Jr.
31 Years
David Kelly

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 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.


Celebrate the end of the 2016-2017 Rotary year!

Plan to arrive early for the Rotary Rogues’ sing-a-long of Broadway show tunes beginning @ 11:30AM.
The meeting will feature a special guest musical performance, a year-in-review recap, President Cathy’s final call-to-action and the ceremonial passing of the gavel to Mark Wright, our club’s 109th president.
June 28 at Noon
The Sheraton
1400 Sixth Avenue 
Meet Annie Peters
Meet Kevin Medved

Photo Credit: Worchester Art Museum


Totem Report by Jeanne McKnight
Come help charm the new MarketFront!  
Monday, June 26
Meet @ the Old Stove Brewery
The fellowship committee invites you to join this very unique fellowship event with a little bit of service inserted in the fun!  
In preparation for the historic Grand Opening of the Pike Place Market’s new expansion on June 29th, Seattle 4 Rotary has the unique opportunity to leave our service fingerprint on the expansion by helping install more than 6,000 inscribed charms on the railing of the new MarketFront! 
We will start at 5pm at one of the new vendors of the expansion, Old Stove Brewery,  on the corner of 1st & Pine for no-host food and pints and then walk down onto the new Plaza (not yet open to the public) to help hang charms until 8:30pm.   Here is the link to discover more about the Charms
This is a family friendly event and a perfect service event for your kids so they can tell their children that they were a part of helping serve in the grand opening of one of Seattle’s most iconic landmarks.
For all other questions and to RSVP for this event, contact Lillian Sherman at
Save the Date: Pinkham and Skeel Reception
Tuesday, June 27
5:00-7:00pm @ the Seattle Yacht Club
Seattle Rotary Service Foundation's Pinkham & Skeel Circle of Service donors ($1,000+) are invited to a special reception at the Seattle Yacht Club.
Join Peacebuilder Committee for dialogue
Wednesday, June 28
10:45am @ the Sheraton, Ballard Room
It was almost a year ago when we were hosting a discussion on police shootings.  Once again we have tragic episodes in our own city.  Plus there are recent articles in the Seattle Times of biases and sensational reporting. Did you see Nicole Brodeur's apology for implicit bias in her article on Columbia City?  Or the Times admission of a lack of sensitivity in reporting about the killing of Charleenla Lyles?  We invite you to join us next Wednesday at 10:45 to share thoughts--not to blame but how we as Rotarians respond to such incidents. We will meet at the Sheraton in the Ballard Room.
Wednesday, June 28
11:30am @ The Sheraton
We will be in the lobby before lunch
Please come to the Rotary Broadway Sing-along before Cathy's final meeting as President! Come and belt out "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Cabaret" and "Oklahoma"! Warble "Whistle a Happy Tune"! Croon "I Could Have Danced All Night"! 
Seattle City Rotaract Annual Kickoff Party
Wednesday, June 28
6:00pm @ Via6 Rooftop
Join us in celebrating the end of another successful year! Learn more about what we’ve accomplished and what we have planned for 2017-2018. Tickets are $20 and include food and drinks, all proceeds will benefit our mentoring program with youth in the King County Juvenile Detention Center.
Save the Date: President's PArty
Thursday June 29
4:30pm Mariners Hosted Pre-Function
5:30pm Cocktails in the Clubhouse 
6:30pm Dinner
Queen City Yacht Club
2608 Boyer Ave E, Seattle
Every year in June, Seattle Rotary Mariners celebrate the completion of the term of Seattle Rotary’s president with a President’s Party, which is open to all members of the Rotary Club and their guests.  This year the event will be at the Queen City Yacht Club (QCYC) located on Portage Bay. There is always a sumptuous dinner followed by musical entertainment, libations, a proclamation, and some personal vignettes to celebrate the outgoing president.
Dinner tickets are $55/person
(Drink tickets will be sold onsite: $2 for beer and wine and $3 for premium liquor drinks)
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:
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
SAVE THE DATE - HUSKY Seattle Rotary DAy
Saturday, September 16 @ Husky Stadium
Huskies vs/ Fresno State

Wider World of Rotary

By Virginia McKenzie

For those of you who were tantalized by my WWR post last week but longed for more, you can thank Steve Crane for fleshing out these details:
There was great news on polio funding.  RI President John Germ announced a three year Rotary commitment of $50 million/year and Bill Gates announced a $450 million grant which includes the 2:1 match of Rotary’s contributions.  Donor Government representatives then came to the stage to add their pledges.  A total of $1.2 billion was added for 2019.  These new pledges are the global community’s commitment to staying the course.  They will make it possible for US Government polio appropriations at the current level for three years to complete the funding needed to achieve eradication.  There was enthusiastic optimism that eradication will be certified in 2020!  Our District leaders will persist in calling on our government for the funding to make that possible.


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. Mark Dyce-Ryan, Partner at Why for Good (marketing communications) – proposer, Mark Wright (Classification: Marketing – Communications)
  2. Mahnaz Eshetu, Executive Director of the Refugee Women’s Alliance – proposer, Trent Mummery  (Classification: Non-profit - Community Service)
  3. Harry Short, Retired – proposer, Roberta Nestaas  (Classification: Manufacturing - Retired)
  4. Roger Wylie, Managing Partner of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton (legal services) – proposer, Fedva Dikmen  (Classification: Law Practice – Intellectual Property)
  5. Thanh Pham, Principal at Eagle Genius LLC – proposer, Bill Smead  (Classification: Technology – Web Development)
  6. Lacey Clark, Owner of NW Recruiting Partners, proposer – Erick Slabaugh  (Classification: Business Services – Recruiting)


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
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