Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
Founded 1909                            Weekly News and Highlights                      May 4, 2018

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May 16
The Sheraton
Annual Seattle Firefighter Awards
*Program Begins at 12:00 pm*
May 23
The Westin
Entrepreneurs Panel with GeekWire
May 30
The Westin
Tod Leiweke - NHL in Seattle
June 6
The Westin
Opioid Epidemic
June 13
The Westin
James Whittaker


May 5
Eric Robinson
Roger Wylie
May 6
Alan Bergen
May 8
Susan Adler
Jane Pryor
May 9
Walt Maas
Allison Parker
Paul Tsai
May 10
Mahnaz Eshetu
Stephen Lanza
Neil Larson
Rich Senseney
May 12
Jackie Kopson
Daniel Weiner
May 13
Matt Barnhart
Carl Behnke
May 15
Jerilyn Brusseau
Mark Davis
Bob Mucklestone


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.


Do you have a friend, co-worker, or acquaintance who you think would enjoy Rotary membership? 
Contact Caroline Bobanick at 206-623-0023 or for more information or to reserve a complimentary lunch for a prospective member. 
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! 

Ally Svenson, co-founder of mod pizza: it's not about the pizza 

May 9 at Noon
The Westin, 721 Pine St.
Ally Svenson and her husband, Scott, co-founded MOD Pizza, opening the first location in downtown Seattle in 2008. Today, with more than 335 locations, they are currently pursuing an aggressive national and international expansion of the brand, excited by the notion of “Spreading MODness” into new communities. Join us on May 9th to learn why this wildly popular brand, which was just named the Fastest Growing Restaurant in America, is about more than just pizza.


The State of journalism in America

Totem Report May 2, 2018
By Laura Rehrmann
Rotary Peace Builders Deliver Hygiene Kits & Peace Pole to YouthCare
Saturday, May 12
9:00 am-10:30 am @ YouthCare, 2500 NE 54th St.
Join the PeaceBuilders committee to deliver several hundred hygiene kits to YouthCare. We will also be installing a Peace Pole. This event is free but please do RSVP.
Rotary First Harvest
Saturday, May 12
8:30-11:00 am @ 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.
Tiny House Painting Work Party
Saturday, May 12
9:00 am @ 8030 15th Ave. NW
Rotary volunteers are needed to paint tiny houses on May 12 at Whittier Heights Women’s Tiny House Encampment. This is a tiny house encampment  specifically built by women and for women who are homeless. Contact Cathy Burnell or Eva Agrawal to sign up. 
Baby Boutique
Saturday, May 19
9:15-11:30 am @ 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.
YRL Cocktails and Conversation
Thursday, May 24
7:00-10:00 pm @ 1221 1st Ave.
Enjoy networking and quality conversation with fellow Rotarians. Member Conrad Wouters will be sharing his home, DJ skills, craft cocktails, and a stunning sunset view. Young and young at heart are welcome. Tickets are $15.
Tiny House Painting Work Party
Saturday, May 26
9:00 am @ 1714 E. Yessler Way
Rotary volunteers are needed to paint tiny houses on May 26. A photographer from Rotary International will be at the site to document the work local Rotary clubs are doing to end homelessness in Seattle.  Contact Cathy Burnell or Eva Agrawal to sign up.


Thursday, May 31
5:00-7:00 pm @ the Women's University Club, 1105 6th Ave.
Enjoy a spotlight session with an esteemed member of Seattle Rotary, Laurel James, followed by quality conversation. Laurel founded Super Jock 'n Jill, the first running store in the USA, in 1975. She and her son also put on the first Marathon running Trials for participation in the LA Olympics. She is an inspiration in sports and fitness education and has been a charismatic leader in Seattle Rotary since joining our club in 1992. 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 for $15. Hope to see you there!
Mariners Fire Boat Tour
Saturday, June 9
11:00 am-2:00 pm @ Seattle Fire Station 5, 925 Alaskan Way
Join Seattle Rotary Mariners in a tour of the newly remodeled Seattle Fire Department Station 5 on the Seattle waterfront. Children five and older are welcome to join the tour. After the tour, we will have lunch at Ivar's Acre's of Clams.
Search & Rescue Night
Saturday, June 9
7:30-11:30 pm @ Union Gospel Mission - Men's Shelter, 318 2nd Ave. Extension South
Join fellow Rotarians on a Search and Rescue evening with Seattle's Union Gospel Mission. The night will be spent providing wool blankets, food, water, and other supplies to our homeless neighbors. We will also offer them the opportunity to come inside for a night of safe shelter at the Mission.
Seattle Police Harbor Patrol Tour
Saturday, July 21
11:00 am-1:00 pm @ Seattle Harbor Patrol Marina, 1717 N. Northlake Pl.
Join the Seattle Rotary Mariners for a personalized tour with the Seattle Police Harbor Patrol.


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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 Thursdays
Horizon House, 900 University St. 
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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