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Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                   Weekly News and Highlights                     October 28, 2016


November 3
5:00-7:00 pm
Triple Door
216 Union St

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Looking Ahead

November 2
UW President Ana Mari Cauce 
November 9
Washington State Convention Center
Veterans Day Program - Learn How Starbucks is Supporting Veterans and Their Families
November 16
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle Rotary Service Foundation Campaign Kick-off
November 23
Happy Thanksgiving!
No meeting
November 30
The Westin
Joseph Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund
December 7
Benaroya Hall
Lodovic Morlot, Music Director of the Seattle Symphony


October 28
Bill Gates III
Mark Weed
October 29
Kathy Williams
October 30
Doug Seto
October 31
Karen Lee
November 2
Bill Kiendl
Bob Rosner
November 3
Laura Mathers
Steven Shaw
November 4
Sue McNab
Don Root
Terry Zerngast
November 5
Karl Newman
November 6
Jim Loder
November 8
Darlene Corkrum
Suzanne Griffin


1 Year
Karl Herren
John Hrabar
Simone Loban
John Maietta
2 Years
Carla Fowler
Aubrey Buxton
Amy White
3 Years
Eric Christensen
4 Years
Carese Busby
Joseph Chard
Timothy Tomlinson
6 Years
Sheree Wen
8 Years
William Bryant II
Stephen Whyte
11 Years
Barbie Seifert
Susan Lane
14 Years
April Mobley
Jan Sprake
15 Years
Daniel Weiner
17 Years
Nancy Osborne (27)
James Moore
18 Years
Vicky Oxley
Derick Pasternak
19 Years
Cynthia Chirot (30)
21 Years
Ruthann Howell
Jeanne McKnight 
Thomas Mesaros
22 Years
Darlene Corkrum
Robert Johnson
23 Years
Kathryn Williams
Neil Larson
24 Years
Karl Ege
26 Years
John Blackman
27 Years
Roger Chaffin
Louis Lundquist
29 Years
Ronald Bayley
34 Years
Steven Prince
37 Years
Terry Zerngast
45 Years
John Durbin
53 Years
John Allerton


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.

Ana Mari Cauce

November 2nd at Noon
Sheraton Hotel -  1400 6th Ave.
Meet Ana Mari Cauce, the 33rd President of the University of Washington. President Cause will share highlights of her first year on the job and answer our questions about what’s ahead for UW.
Meet Johnny Lau

If you are planning for a year, sow rice. If you are planning for a decade, plant trees. If you are planning for a lifetime, educate children. So says a Chinese proverb, roughly translated. Johnny Lau, our newest Rotarian, doesn’t just recite those words from his native country. He lives them.

Meet Matt albertson
Please give a warm welcome to Matt Albertson, classification Non-Profit - Media.

Inequity in our Community with Dow Constantine, Maud Daudon and Tony Mestres

Totem Report 
by Dann Mead Smith
This week's program was sponsored by:
Monday, November 7th
8:00am-8:00pm (tentative)
Joint Base Lewis McChord
Join Seattle #4 Rotarians for a VIP Tour of Joint Base Lewis McChord. More details to come! For more info or to RSVP, please contact Susan Adler at
Halloween Soiree
Tuesday, October 31
6:30-8:30pm @ 41st floor of Insignia, 588 Bell Street
Join Rotary District 5030 in welcoming the Zone Connecting for Good Tour at a Halloween Soiree hosted by Seattle City Rotaract and Rotarian Malaria Partners.
Light appetizers and cash bar will be available, and costumes are highly encouraged but not required. 
Volunteer to Deliver Dictionaries to 3rd Graders
Various dates, October-December
The joint project of the Seattle 4 Education and Community Service Committees, funded by your SRSF, provides almost 600 dictionaries for third graders in some of Seattle’s most needy schools. 
Your help is needed with the distribution to the children in their classrooms.  We work in teams of two and have dictionaries for 10 schools.  
Seattle Rotary Mariners Potluck
Saturday November 5
6:00pm @ Mike and Penny O'Byrne's House
The Seattle Rotary Mariners invite you for a good fellowship potluck and after dinner presentation by our own Sue McNab on the Northwest Passage.
RSVP to Mike O’Byrne –
Elwha Exploration Day - Postponed
Sunday, November 6
10:00am @ NatureBridge in Olympic National Park
111 Barnes Point Road, Port Angeles
Join the Sustainability Commitee for a short tour of NatureBridge's Olympic campus and overview of the Elwha River Restoration Project, then head out to the now wild river for a “boots on the ground” look at the recovery site. You’ll enjoy a “field lunch” (provided by NatureBridge) in a beautiful location on the Elwha.
Pike place marketfront hard hat tour
Wednesday, November 9
4:30pm @ Pike Place Market
This exclusive inside tour will highlight the Market's expansion, the MarketFront, and showcase how the public has been instrumental in this historic transformation of our city's treasured public market.
Rotary First Harvest Work Party
Saturday, November 12
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!
RSVP through the link below or to Alex Mummery at
Trivia for a Cause
Monday, November 14
7:30pm @ Chuck's Hop Shop, 2001 E. Union St. 
Make a team and grab a beer. Play trivia for a good cause! Proceeds to benefit Seattle City Rotaract's Monday Mentoring Program at the King County Juvenile Detention Center.

rotary at seattle rep: king charles III

Friday, November 18
6:00pm Reception, 7:30pm Play @ Seattle Repertory Theater
It's that time again for our annual play and behind-the-scenes reception at Seattle Rep! We only have 30 tickets on hold this year so get your tickets soon since this event has sold out the past two years. 


revisions to the ByLaws - Vote on October 26

On September 29, 2016, the Bylaws of the Rotary Club of Seattle were amended by a supermajority (2/3) vote of the Club’s Board of Directors.  
The amended Bylaws were approved by members of the Seattle Rotary Club at the regular Club meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.   
You can access the amended Bylaws by logging into Club Runner and clicking on “My Club Runner (in Admin)” and then “View Club Documents.”  Or, click here for the pdf.

Changes to Attendance Policy

In April 2016, the Rotary International Counsel on Legislation passed that Rotary Clubs may relax their attendance requirements.  On August 25, 2016 the Board of Directors for Seattle Rotary adopted this policy.  Going forward, attendance at our regular Rotary lunch meetings will still be captured and reported to the District 5030 Secretary.
What does this mean to you?
  • If you are a Committee Chair or organizer of a Service Project / Fellowship Event, you are not expected to report attendance to the Rotary Office.
  • If you like to show consistency for 100% attendance and you miss a Seattle Rotary lunch, you should self-report your make up at (on the homepage under "Meeting Information")
If you have questions about this policy please contact our Club Secretary Virginia McKenzie at
In Memoriam - Paul Cressman Sr. 
This month we say goodbye to 26 year Seattle Rotary Member, Paul Cressman Sr. 


by Virginia McKenzie

Nightmare at Beaver Lake – produced by Sammamish Rotary

Are you looking for a spooky Halloween experience that will be wicked fun for the whole family?  And wouldn’t it be even better if it involved Rotary?
Sammamish Rotary puts on an amazing Outdoor Halloween Haunted House Experience.   It’s basically a walk through the woods with encounters from all your favorite scary movies.  The costuming and stage construction is truly exceptional.  Don’t worry, there are routes specifically designed for younger children.  Trust me, you will be impressed.  This is hands down, the very best haunted house I have ever attended!!  And I love knowing that a Rotary Club pulled it together. 


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Caroline Bobanick
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Carma McKay
Seattle Rotary Service Foundation
Phone: 206-623-0023
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Mariah Kimpton Associate Club Manager
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