Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
Founded 1909                            Weekly News and Highlights                      March 16, 2018

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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

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.


March 17
Paul McTaggart
March 18
David Moore
March 19
Jon Bridge
Irv Sandman
John Steckler
March 20
Don Kraft
Alex Mummery
March 21
Joel Paget
March 23
Gary Drobnack
Timmy Pham
March 24
Mike Harney
March 26
Lindsay Klarman
Lauren Martin
March 27
Liz Powell
March 28
Sue Ershler
Jane Tornatore
1 Year
Daniel Ketchel
2 Years
Daron Vchulek
3 Years
Kelly Pearson
Marc Rapaport
4 Years
Robert Boeshaar
5 Years
Trent Mummery
Theresa Wang
James Loder
Mark Long
David Owens
James Collins
6 Years
Dorothy Echodu
Rita Koefod
Arnold Ness
9 Years
Gary Smith
12 Years
Candy Lee
Erick Slabaugh
Alan Vickery
Janice Winemiller
13 Years
Cindy Runger
Jeffrey Pritchard
14 Years
Livingston Wernecke
16 Years
Skip Rowland
James Odom
17 Years
Paul Heppner
James Wong
Joel Ferrell
18 Years
Einer Handeland
20 Years
John Steckler
21 Years
Joel Paget
22 Years
Craig Dawson
23 Years
Jacqueline Bardsley
24 Years
Gerry Maurer
Judith Whetzel
25 Years
Christine Charbonneau
26 Years
Mark Weed
Laurel James
28 Years
Rich Lacher
29 Years
Douglas True
30 Years
Rita Ryder
31 Years
Jerry Burtenshaw
40 Years
Frederic Weiss
68 Years
James George McCurdy


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.
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

Seattle Sounders: How to Grow a Sports Franchise  

March 21  at Noon
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave 
Join us this Wednesday, March 21st at the Westin for a program dedicated to the Seattle Sounders. Team owner Adrian Hanauer will join us for a discussion on the phenomenal rise and growth of Seattle’s MLS franchise. Under Hanauer’s leadership, the team has set attendance records, made it to the playoffs every year since joining the MLS in 2009 and won the MLS Cup in 2016.
We’ll also examine the Sounders’ early days with former coach Alan Hinton.  As a player, Alan won two English Premiere League Championships and played for Britain’s National Team. When he came to Seattle to coach, Alan drafted current coach Brian Schmetzer. Alan is known as Mr. Soccer in Seattle for playing a key role for many years helping the soccer movement grow. Say it together, “Seattle…. Sounders!” See you Wednesday.

Babineaux Encourages Winners for Life to Claim their Dream

Totem Report March 14, 2018
By Mike Colbrese
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.
Professional Development for Good
Tuesday, March 20
6:00-8:00pm @ Seattle Glass Blowing Studio, 2227 5th Ave
Join District 5030 Rotarians to learn about best practices for creating safe, welcoming work spaces for all with YWCA's Alicia Crank. 
Benefitting YWCA's Dress for Success Program. Please bring lightly used professional clothing to be collected for the Dress for Success Program. 
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.
Tulip Time at Rotary
Wednesday, March 28
11:30am @ the Hyatt Olive 8
The Rotary Club of LaConner  will be bringing loads of beautiful tulips to our March 28th luncheon.  A bouquet of 10 stems is only $5 -- you'll want a bunch!
Evening Edition
Thursday, March 29
Women's University Club, 1105 6th Ave
Enjoy a spotlight session with esteemed Seattle Rotary member Skip Kotkins, with quality conversations following. 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!
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.
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. 

Wider World of Rotary

Bolivia is a landlocked country in South America. Its history is full of instability and injustice to its original inhabitants who make up much of the current population of about 11 million.  The current President, while often at odds with US policies, has made progress in redressing the situation.  Service organizations, among them the 25+ Rotary clubs, and NGOs, such as Etta Projects (headquartered in Tacoma, WA), are continually acting to bring about better health, education, and economic development for the disadvantaged.  In our own district, the Federal Way club is heavily involved in a $56,000 Global Grant application in conjunction with the West Olympia club and Etta Projects to improve the health and sanitation in 14 rural Bolivian communities.  Our own club collaborated with Etta Projects in 2015 for a similar purpose. A few weeks ago, two Rotarians from District 5030 visited Bolivia and learned about the community improvements that the La Paz Sur club (pictured above) sponsors.  Possible future collaboration is on the horizon.   

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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! 


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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