Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
Founded 1909                            Weekly News and Highlights                      February 23, 2018
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Thursday, Mar 1
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March 7
The Westin
Dr. Astrid Pujari
March 14
Hyatt Olive 8
Winners for Life
March 21
The Westin
Program TBA
March 28
Hyatt Olive 8
Tim Shriver, Special Olympics
April 4
Slade Gorton and Art Thiel
April 11
The Westin
Paul Ishii, "Islam for Dummies, Like Me"
April 18
Embassy Suites
Brad Smith, Microsoft President


February 17
Maureen Brotherton
February 19
Mark Dyce-Ryan
February 25 
Jim Stevens
February 28
Nancy Giunto
Candy Lee
March 1
Burr Stewart
March 2
Jim Burdett
March 3
Jim Kraft
March 4
Dennis Fleck
Jaime Mendez
March 5
Gene Boes
March 6
Jack Lauderbaugh


Celebrate and support your fellow Rotarians during good and difficult times. Share news of kudos, awards, illness or loss with the Rotary Cares Committee (co-chaired by Fedva Dikmen & Jane Tornatore) — our group is dedicated to supporting and celebrating Seattle #4 members. Click here to contact the committee and share your news!


Bob Alexander

February Membership Anniversaries

1 Year
Roberto Dondisch
Robert Stadler
2 Years
David Brenner
William Dickinson
Jill Dougherty
Sandra Walsh
3 Years
Steven Shaw
Lyle Tenpenny
4 Years
Stephen Lanza
David Levine
5 Years
Jan Levy
6 Years
Deanna Hobson
Jeffrey Parker
7 Years
Eric Weiss
8 Years
Steven Crandall
Carolyn Hojaboom
9 Years
Susan Ershler
Samuel Davidson
11 Years
Kenneth Hamm
Hamilton McCulloh
14 Years
Alan Kunovsky
John Warner
Peter DeLaunay
David Woodward
17 Years
Kim Moore
18 Years
Donald Kurth
19 Years
Michael Barrett
21 Years
John Nesholm
Jack Lauderbaugh
Bill Center
25 Years
Dennis Fleck
28 Years
Rodney Waldbaum
30 Years
Jonathan Bridge
Larry Granat
Carol Nygren
31 Years
Arthur Mazzola
39 Years
Douglas Picha


Intended as a library of past presentations, 
Seattle Rotary Online sponsorships are available to companies or other organizations that wish broader awareness within the club or community.
Sponsorships are available for as little as $500. Please contact Seattle 4 Rotarian, David Endicott by email or at 206-409-3275.

Interested in Proposing a New Member?

Do you have a friend, coworker, or acquaintance who you think would enjoy Rotary Membership? 
Find the membership application below, and contact Caroline Bobanick at 206-623-0023 or for more information or to reserve a complimentary lunch for a prospective member. 
Board of Directors
Mark Wright

Cindy Runger 
President-Elect Nominee
Kim Moore

Immediate Past-President
Catherine Gibson 
Board Chair
Roberta Nestaas

Vice President for Membership
Corinne Cavanaugh 

Vice President for Service
Kelly Pearson 

Vice President for Programs
Hamilton McCulloh

Virginia McKenzie

Carolyn Hojaboom

Ken Grant 
TRF Chair
Roberta Greer
David Siebert
Ken Colling

Terms ending 6/30/2018
Roberta Greer
Trent Mummery
Allison Parker
David Siebert
David Woodward 

Terms ending 6/30/2019
Linda Cheever
Jimmy Collins
Beth Knox
Ben Linford
Kim Moore

Terms ending 6/30/2020
Ken Colling
David Levine
Rob LoBosco
Harold Scoggins
Jane Tornatore

Two gifts...
We change the world

Once a year we ask you to make two donations.  One is to the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF).  The other is to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  If you have not yet made your donations, please consider doing so today.  Thank you! 

Homeless in Seattle

February 28 at Noon
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave. 
Homeless in Seattle
Join us this Wednesday at the Westin for a program dedicated to understanding and solving youth homelessness in Seattle. We’ll hear from Kristine Scott, Executive Director of Roots Young Adult Shelter in the University District. Roots opened in 2000 as the city’s first overnight shelter for homeless youth. Kristine has dedicated her career to serving and understanding their unique needs. We’ll also hear from Tyrone, a former resident of Roots with a powerful story that took him from the streets to success in life, thanks to Roots.
Our short program will feature Seattle photographer Tim Durkan. For years, Tim has not only documented our city’s homeless population with his camera, he’s become their friend. Tim’s TED talk will show us the humanity that he’s discovered on the streets of Seattle. 
“We must broaden the definition of who our neighbors are, and extend the boundaries of our interest and empathy.” - Wendy Kopp

Diplomacy Day

Totem Report February 21, 2018
By Laura Rehrmann
If you enjoyed the music provided this week by Angelo Rodello, check out the Viva Americas! performance this Sunday. Rotarians can receive a 20% discount using code "ROTARY"
Meet Brandon Lee
Meet Hyung-Jong Lee
Meet Mark Gantar

Calling all Seattle Rotarians to Serve as Hosts for "Winners for Life"

Wednesday, March 14
11:00am-12:00pm reception 
12:00-1:30pm luncheon
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave. 
Each year, the Rotary Club of Seattle honors high school students who have shown exceptional character in overcoming significant obstacles to remain in school.

On Wednesday, March 14th, we need 40 Seattle Rotarians to each host a “Winner for Life” at the reception and regular Rotary luncheon.  Rotary pays for the reception and meals of the Winner and their guest, and Winners receive a plaque, but YOU make the recognition more personal!
Ethnic Dinner
Tuesday, February 27
6:00pm @ Agelgil Ethiopian Restaurant
Join fellow Rotarians for another fun fellowship night at Agelgil Ethiopian Restaurant. RSVP to Fedva Dikmen.
Rotary first harvest
Saturday, March 10
8:30-11:00am @ Northwest Harvest Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S., Kent
Join Rotarians and Rotaractors from around the district for a morning of hands-on service.  You'll be helping to pack some of the millions of pounds of healthy fruits and vegetables RFH provides every year for families and individuals in need.
Baby Boutique
Saturday, March 17
9:15-11:30am @ Wellspring Family Services, 1900 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 
Volunteer with Wellspring Family Services Baby Boutique.
Bring your friends and family – ages 4 and older are welcome! Space is limited, RSVP to Tai Powell.
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre 
Saturday, March 24
8:00pm @ Meany Hall,  University of Washington Campus
The Seattle #4 Rotary Diplomacy Task Force invites you to enjoy a performance by the Cloud Gate Theatre of Taiwan.
world peace forum
April 20-21
Toronto, Canada
The Seattle #4 Rotary Peacebuilder Committee invites you to join the World Peace Forum. Every year, the World Peace Forum gathers scholars and students, peace activists and executives, journalists, religious leaders, politicians and artists from all corners of the globe to participate in the dialogue of Peace! 
District Conference
April 27-29
Tulalip Resort
Join hundreds of Rotarians from across District 5030 for a weekend of fellowship, speakers, workshops, and more. 

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Wider World of Rotary

Past Club President Cathy Gibson has been in Indonesia this month to climb. While there were no local Rotary meetings for a banner exchange, Cathy did take our Seattle #4 banner to the summit of Carstensz Pyramid - at 16,024ft it is the highest peak in Australia-Oceania and one of the Seven Summits.


Unless  protests are received in the time period required (seven days), the following will receive a "Welcome to Rotary" notification that their membership has been accepted:
  1. Jesse Thomas, District Branch Manager of Waddell & Reed / Young Rotary Leader membership with a Financial Advising & Wealth Management classification / Proposer, Kim Moore, and Seconder, Doug Seto
  2. Zach Haveman, Attorney with Carney Badley Spellman / Young Rotary Leader membership with a Law Practice classification / Proposer, Todd Summerfelt, and Seconder, Charley Dickey
  3. Reggie Woods, Relationship Manager/SVP with Bank of America Merrill Lynch / Corporate membership with a Banking classification / Proposer, Trent Mummery, and Seconder, Corinne Cavanaugh
  4. Taylor Shimizu, Account Executive with Intersection / Young Rotary Leader membership with a Advertising and Marketing classification / Proposer, Margaux Kendall, and Seconder, Mark Wright
  5. Sarah Mackay, Consultant with Dale Carnegie & Life Lens Media / Individual membership with a Leadership Development classification / Proposer, Heather Fitzpatrick, and Seconder, Paul Heppner
  6. Bonnie Towne, Community Leader (President of the 5th Avenue Theatre) / Individual membership with a Foundations and Philanthropy classification / Proposer, Patricia Bostrom, and Seconder, Marli Iverson


For more information on committees, including those that do not have regular meeting times, see the committee page on our website. Meeting times and locations are subject to change, contact committee chairs for more information. 


11:00 am, 2nd Wednesday
Lobby of the Rotary Club meeting venue
Business Mentor Program
1:30 pm, 1st Wednesday 
Rotary Club luncheon room
Community Service
11:00 am, 1st Wednesday
1326 5th Ave., 7th floor conference room
4:00 pm, 3rd Tuesdays
Two Union Square, 601 Union St. Suite 5122
International Service
10:30 am, 3rd Wednesday
1201 3rd Ave. Davis Wright Tremaine, #2200

11:00 am, last Wednesday of the month
Rotary Club meeting venue
5:30 pm, on 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Perkins Coie, 49th floor of 1201 3rd Ave
Virginia McKenzie, Liaison
Rotary Boys & Girls Club
11:30 am, 3rd Wednesday
Lobby of the Rotary Club meeting venue
11:00 am, 4th Wednesday September-June
Northern Trust, 1301 Second Ave., Suite 2600


10:00 am, 3rd Tuesday
1215 4th Ave., 3rd floor conference room
5:00 pm, 1st Tuesday
The Columbia Tower Club
3rd Thursday of the month at alternating times and venues. Email reminders will be sent in advance of each month's meeting.
Rotary Relations
11:00 am, 2nd Wednesday
Rotary Club meeting venue

Contact Us

Rotary Club of Seattle
1326 5th Ave, Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101
Caroline Bobanick
Club Manager
Phone: 206-623-0023
Mariah Kimpton Associate Club Manager
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