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    Founded 1909                   Weekly News and Highlights                     October 7, 2016

Announcement of 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.  
Examples of material changes to the Bylaws are:
  • Allows for an officer or board member to fill a partial term followed by a full term.
  • Changes the size of the board of directors from a set number to a range of 15-25.
  • Allows for board action by unanimous written consent, and to hold meetings by telephone conference.
  • Allows for special meetings by both Club members and the board.
The amended Bylaws require that members of the Seattle Rotary Club vote on the amended Bylaws at a regular Club meeting.    This vote will occur during our lunch 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.


October 6
5:00-7:00 pm
The James Moore Bar
1920 2nd AVE

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Looking Ahead

October 12

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole & Special Guest, Governor Jay Inslee
October 19
Sound Transit Initiative with Craig Kinzer and Kevin Wallace
October 26
Renaissance Seattle
Inequity in Our Community with Dow Constantine and Tony Mestres
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


October 7
Ross Stewart
October 8
Jim AuBuchon
Ege, Karl
Paul Heppner
Nancy Osborne
October 9
Steve Boyd
Michele Centanni
October 10
Jon Scholes
October 11
Lou Lundquist


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 Ph.D.
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 police chief, Kathleen o'toole, and special guest, governor jay inslee

October 12th at Noon
Westin - 1900 5th Avenue
Kathleen O’Toole, Chief of the Seattle Police Department, returns to Seattle #4 with an update on her department’s reform efforts, her strategy for community policing and her take on the challenges and opportunities for 21st century policing.
- PLUS - Jay Inslee, the Democratic candidate for governor will make a “whistle stop” campaign visit at the beginning of the meeting.


Rotary presenters agree on climate change,
but politely debate whether I-732 is the answer 

Welcome Nima Samiee
If Nima's passion, energy and dedication are any indication, the city of Seattle and the Rotary Club of Seattle are about to be taken by storm, via Solution Chiropractic and Nima's dedication to service above self.  Please join me in welcoming our newest member, Dr. Nima Samiee.
Welcome Lindsay Klarman
Lindsay serves as Executive Director of the Hearing, Speech, and Deaf Center, a non-profit serving Western Washington clients who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have communication disorders.  Lindsay was appointed to the position two years ago, and as you will see the role is perfect for harnessing her interests and training.
Rotary First Harvest Work Party
Saturday, October 8
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 this Saturday. Optional group brunch afterwards. 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!
seattle 4 celebrates with street bean
The official Grand Opening date is set for October 10th!
Drop by and purchase the Seattle Rotary Blend at the University District shop. It'll be available for purchase through the end of October, and online starting Monday through the end of November.
Elwha Exploration Day 
Saturday, October 15, 2016
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.

ethnic dinner

Wednesday, October 19
6:00pm @ Ephesus Restaurant
5245 California Avenue 

Join fellow Seattle 4 Rotarians for an authentic Turkish dinner! 

MV Hyak Tour
Thursday, October 20th
10:45 @ Seattle Ferry Terminal Colman Dock - Pier 52
Join us aboard the Washington state ferry MV Hyak on Thursday, October 20 on the Seattle/Bremerton route. During this tour you will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to operate a ferry, including a full tour of the engine room and the pilothouse.  The tour will be led by Rotary member John Hrabar, Assistant Engineer, on the Hyak and a six-year employee of Washington State Ferries.
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.  
Halloween Soiree
Tuesday, October 31st
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.
Seattle Rotary Mariners Potluck
Saturday November 5th
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 –

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. 


by Virginia McKenzie
You will be fascinated with all the amazing work Rotarians are doing throughout District 5030.  Please read the D5030 newsletter, Bridges, and look for fellowship and service opportunities that appeal to you.   You will love the reception you get as a Seattle #4 Rotarian!!  We are the biggest club in the district but relatively under represented at District events.  It is a big hit when we show up!!


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.


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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
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