Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
Founded 1909                            Weekly News and Highlights                      April 6, 2018

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April 18
Embassy Suites
Brad Smith, President of Microsoft
April 25
The Westin
Naveed Jamali, Double Agent
May 2
Grand Hyatt
Program TBA
May 9
The Westin
Ally Svenson, Enlightened Leadership
May 16
The Sheraton
Annual Seattle Firefighter Awards
May 23
The Westin
Entrepreneurs Panel with GeekWire


April 6
Bill Franklin
April 7
Gerry Adams
Ron Bayley
Fred Weiss
April 9
Gary Hartman
April 10
Astrid Berg
April 11
Ev Billingslea
Eu-wanda Eagans
April 12
Jimmy Collins
April 13
Trent Mummery
Theresa Wang
Sarah Weaver
April 14
Laurie Jonsson
April 15
Craig Dawson
Charlie Farra
Diankha Linear
April 16
Sandy Walsh
April 17
Ken Colling
Apr 17
Bob Lucurell
1 Year
Alejandro Grajal
Gary Hartman
2 Years
Lauren MacLeod
3 Years
A Michael Adams
Rosanne Lapan
Constance Miller
Benjamin Wicks
4 Years
Christopher Otto
5 Years
Lauren Domino
Michele Shaw
8 Years
Kelly Holm
Kari Rallo
9 Years
Gary Drobnack
10 Years
Steven Boyd
Robert Mucklestone
12 Years
Richard Hopp
13 Years
Linda Cheever
14 Years
Hollie Ellis
Freeman Fong
15 Years
Alfred Benaroya
18 Years
Jean Bateman CFRE
Norman Johnson
25 Years
Michael O'Byrne
31 Years
Robert Parks
33 Years
Rex Clark
34 Years
James Burdett
35 Years
Ralph Munro

Did you lose something at a recent Rotary meeting? We may have found it! We are looking for the owners of the following items:

- High-end ballpoint pen

Please email 
if you think they may be yours.


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


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. 

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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! 

Islam for dummies, like me

April 11  at Noon
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Enjoy a Halal lunch while we talk to Bret Anderson and Rev. Randy Martin about their experiences and knowledge of living in Muslim countries for most of their professional careers.  They have lived in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Pakistan, teaching, travelling, discovering, professing, and preaching…for over 40 years.
Having both lived as Christian minorities in these Muslim countries, they will provide a unique perspective on a religion that 25% of the world believes.
This will be an engaging and informative program that will help explain some of the basics of Islam that many of us have not been aware of or have been misinformed about.  We hope this information will be helpful in your world travels and with our continual fulfillment of our 4 Way Test: Truth, Fellowship, Community and Fairness. 

Slade Gorton Threw Life Raft to Mariners…
Three Times

Totem Report April 4, 2018
By Mike Colbrese
Meet Jesse Thomas

2018 District Conference

Register now to join hundreds of Rotarians from across District 5030 for a weekend of fellowship, speakers, workshops, service opportunities and more. 
April 27-29 at Tulalip Resort & Casino
Full Conference Registration - $340
Saturday Only Registration - $199
Seattle #4 members who have already registered include: Alan Bergen, Steve Crane, Krista Dalton, Cathy Gibson, Robyn White Grad, Suzanne Griffin, Candy Lee, Jacki Lorenz, Gerry Maurer, Virginia McKenzie, Jeff Pritchard, Jean Thompson, Kathryn Williams, and Roberta Greer.

In Memoriam

This week we lost a beloved Rotary member and community icon, Herb Bridge. 

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1511 E Pike St., Seattle.

Among the speakers will be former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice and University of Washington Regent Dr. Constance Rice.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, a donation be sent to your favorite charity.

Tulip Time at Rotary *rescheduled*
Wednesday, April 11
11:30am @ the Westin
The Rotary Club of LaConner  will be bringing loads of beautiful tulips to our April 11 luncheon.  A bouquet of 10 stems is only $5 -- you'll want a bunch!
Rotary first harvest
Saturday, April 14
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.
Rotary Boys & Girls Club  Fellowship Night
Wednesday, April 18
4:30-7:30pm @ Buffalo Wild Wings, 1624 4th Ave
Join the Rotary Boys & Girls Club Committee for a night of fellowship benefiting the High School Leadership program at Rotary Boys & Girls Club. This is a great opportunity to meet our future leaders and a few board members from the club.  All Rotarians and friends are invited to attend to support the club. 10% of all proceeds from the evening will go to Rotary Boys & Girls Club. See Patrick Carter for more information.
Rotary Wing Challenge: The committee that eats the most wings wins a prize!
Keekwulees Meeting
Thursday, April 19
5:30-7:00pm @ the Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Ave
Meet fellow members, learn more about the club, and check off another item on your yellow badge checklist!
Earth Day Service Project
Saturday, April 21
9:00am-12:00pm @ Washington Park Arboretum
2300 Arboretum Drive
Join the Seattle Rotary Sustainability Committee in a service project at Washington Park Arboretum. Volunteers will work on restoration through planting, mulching, removing invasive species, and maintaining trails throughout the arboretum. 
More details and sign up coming soon!
Baby Boutique
Saturday, April 21
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.
Private Clipper Round the World boat tour
Saturday, April 21
1:00-2:00pm @ Bell Harbor Marina
All Rotarians and family members are invited to join the Seattle Rotary Mariners as we tour the inside of these 70-foot racing sailboats that have just completed their most recent leg from China, traveling 33 days at sea and over 5,000 miles. Children of all ages are welcome.
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! 
Evening Edition
Thursday, April 26
Women's University Club, 1105 6th Ave
Enjoy a spotlight session with an esteemed Seattle Rotary member followed by quality conversations. Conveniently located downtown, join your fellow Rotarians and guests after work at the Women's University Club. A heavy appetizer buffet for $15, $6-8 wine, and $8-10 mixed drinks are available to purchase by credit card. Onsite parking is also available at a modest rate. We hope to see you there!
Maintenance Day at the Rotary Boys & Girls Club
Saturday, April 28
9:00-11:3oam @ the Rotary Boys & Girls Club,
201 19th Ave
Rotarians, friends, and family are invited to come help spruce up your investment at the Rotary Boys & Girl Club's Annual Maintenance Day on Saturday April 28th. We'll get started at 9:00am and finish with lunch at 11:30am. The club is located on the corner of 19th & E. Spruce. Bring your favorite gloves or tool. Please see Robert Stadler or Simone Loban for more information.


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

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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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