Rotary Club
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Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     May 26, 2017


June 1
Hard Rock Café Patio
116 Pike Street

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Looking Ahead

May 31
Andrew Russell, Intiman Theater: The Life Changing Power of Live Theater
June 7
Bell Harbor
Exploration of Implicit Bias
June 14
Grand Hyatt
Virtual Reality Panel
June 21
Seattle Arts Fair
June 28
End of Year Celebration
July 5
Happy Independence Day!


May 27
Blake Hilty
May 28
Alan Kunovsky
May 29
Fedva Dikmen
Roberta Nestaas
May 31
John Blackman

June 2
Mariah Kimpton
Chris Russell
June 3
Ken Hamm
June 6
Dominik Musafia
Leigh Rabel
June 7
Cindy Runger

June Membership Anniversaries

1 Year
Johnny Lau
Dulcie Patner
2 Years
Lynn Beck
Mike Boroughs
4 Years
Patricia Gorham
Keith Petrak
Steve Davis
Rob Nielsen
5 Years
Michael Harney
6 Years
John Pohl
Julleen Snyder
7 Years
Petros Koumantaros
Beth Wojick
8 Years
Matthew Bratlien
9 Years
J. Wier Harman III
10 Years
Marli Iverson
13 Years
Anne Gillingham
15 Years
Daniel Mead Smith
Joseph Phillips
John Adams
17 Years
Jeff Clarke
18 Years
William Franklin
Stephen Boyer
24 Years
Robin Pasquarella
25 Years
Roberta Greer
Michael Troyer
27 Years
Astrid Berg
Gerry Adams
28 Years
Irvin Sandman
30 Years
Stan Foster Jr.
31 Years
David Kelly


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.

The life-changing power of live theater

May 31 at Noon
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave 

For thousands of years, live theater has captivated the human mind. In this funny and revealing talk, Andrew Russell, Artistic Director at the Intiman Theater reprises his TEDx Seattle presentation on why we respond so strongly to the stage and why recognizing its superpower is more important now than ever.

Meet Sam Davidson
Meet David Herrild
Meet Gary Hartman

Traffic Congestion: Can New Technologies Provide Solutions?

Totem Report by John Hamer
May 26-29
11:00am-6:00pm daily @ Seattle Center
Join the fun of FolkLife and your Rotary friends as we collect instruments at the Seattle Center FolkLife Festival, May 26,27,28 and 29, 2017.
We would be excited if you could volunteer for a two hour time slot, or more. Please sign up with your name, email, phone number and time and date(s) available.
Marli Iverson, Music4Life Volunteer Co-Chair, with Lynn Lindsay
Edward Thomas House Tour
Wednesday, May 31
10:30-11:30am @ Jefferson Terrace
800 Jefferson St. 
You're invited to take a first look and celebrate the impact of Seattle Rotary Service Foundation's 2014 large grant. 

Remember when Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole invited us to participate in trainings with her officers?  Here is another opportunity for May, join Ken Colling in attending!  

The training facility is located in SODO on Airport Way South. They will send a map    

Bias free policing:
Thursday, June 1, 7:00am-11:00am

If interested in please email Peacebuilder Committee co-chair Roberta Nestaas at

a Spring Fellowship Hike
Thursday, June 1
5:30pm @ Chirico trailhead
DISTANCE: 4 miles roundtrip
HIGHLIGHT: Great views from the top and can watch the paragliders.
WHAT TO BRING: Water and a picnic supper if you want to eat at the top.
DETAILS: Ben Wicks
Save the Date: Pinkham and Skeel Reception
Tuesday, June 27
5:00-7:00pm @ the Seattle Yacht Club
Seattle Rotary Service Foundation's Pinkham & Skeel Circle of Service donors ($1,000+) are invited to a special reception at the Seattle Yacht Club.
Seattle City Rotaract Annual Kickoff Party
Wednesday, June 28
6:00pm @ Via6 Rooftop
Join us in celebrating the end of another successful year! Learn more about what we’ve accomplished and what we have planned for 2017-2018. Tickets are $20 and include food and drinks, all proceeds will benefit our mentoring program with youth in the King County Juvenile Detention Center.
Save the Date: President's PArty
Thursday June 29
4:30pm Mariners Hosted Pre-Function
5:30pm Cocktails in the Clubhouse 
6:30pm Dinner
Queen City Yacht Club
2608 Boyer Ave E, Seattle
Every year in June, Seattle Rotary Mariners celebrate the completion of the term of Seattle Rotary’s president with a President’s Party, which is open to all members of the Rotary Club and their guests.  This year the event will be at the Queen City Yacht Club (QCYC) located on Portage Bay. There is always a sumptuous dinner followed by musical entertainment, libations, a proclamation, and some personal vignettes to celebrate the outgoing president.
Dinner tickets are $55/person
(Drink tickets will be sold onsite: $2 for beer and wine and $3 for premium liquor drinks)

Wider World of Rotary

Club Leadership Training Assembly Recap

By Virginia McKenzie

Seattle #4 Rotary was well represented at the Club Leadership Training Assembly last Saturday.   In order from left to right and top to bottom:  Jean Thompson, Cathy Burnell, Ben Linford, Steve Crane, Mark Wright, Rob LoBosco, Corinne Cavanaugh, Carolyn Hojaboom, Virginia McKenzie.  Not pictured:  Sten Crissey and David Endicott.  The only person missing was you!  Hope you join us next time!!


Unless WRITTEN, SIGNED protests are received in the time period required, the following will receive a "Welcome to Rotary" notification that their membership has been accepted:
  1. Matt Barnhart, Classification: Marketing & Sales – Graphic Design. Firm Manager, Pivot Lab. (Proposer, Charley Dickey)
  2. Kathy Snowden, Classification: Consulting – Personal Coaching. CEO Chair Advisor, Vintage Worldwide.  (Proposer, Jan Levy)

Join tens of thousands of Rotarians in Atlanta to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation and 30 years of women in Rotary!

Seattle # 4 Rotarians who have registered already include:

Catherine Gibson
Jean Thompson
Lisa Mayfield
Mason Sizemore 
Roberta Nestaas 
Jann Curley
Virginia McKenzie
Tom Mesaros 
Corinne Cavanaugh 
Mark Wright
Kathy Williams
Jim Moore
Larry Granat


Contact Us

Rotary Club of Seattle
1215 4th Ave. Suite 1215
Seattle, WA 98161
Caroline Bobanick
Club Manager
Carma McKay
Seattle Rotary Service Foundation
Phone: 206-623-0023
Fax: 206-623-0216
Mariah Kimpton Associate Club Manager
We love to see our Rotary members promoting good works in our community and abroad!  If you have a project or fundraiser that you are excited about and would like to promote to your fellow club members, please check in with our Club Manager, Caroline Bobanick, or Associate Club Manager, Mariah Kimpton, before distributing information or invitations through our email roster.  We value the privacy of our members’ contact information and can let you know the appropriate ways to reach out to folks in our club. Thank you!!          
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