Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                   Weekly News and Highlights                     January 6, 2017


January 12
The James Moore 1920 2nd AVE 

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Looking Ahead

January 11
Washington State Convention Center
Rotary International President John Germ
January 18
Hyatt Olive 8
Christina Lomasney, CEO of Modumetal,
and General Lanza
January 25
Grand Hyatt
Jerry Dipoto, Mariners GM
February 1
Scilla Andreen, IndieFlix
February 8
Hyatt Olive 8
Stockton Rush, OceanGate and Whoosh Innovations

February 15
Jorge Baron and Joel Paget, Current Immigration Issues

February 22
Bell Harbor
Diplomacy Day

March 1
Mayor Ed Murray with a State of the City address

March 8
Bell Harbor
Chris Murray, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at UW


January 6
Chuck Holmes Jr.
January 7
John Kilpatrick Ph.D.
Dave Levine
January 8
Steve Crandall
January 10
Marc Rapaport
January 12
Laura Rehrmann
January 13
Maria Tringali
January 14
Einer Handeland
Cork Hardinge
January 18
Susan Haris

January Membership Milestones

1 Year
Robert LoBosco
Alexandra Mummery
Karl Newman
2 Years
Daryl Campbell
Margaux Kendall
3 Years
Sherry Zins Calvert
Corinne Cavanaugh
Abraham Dairi
Shanna LaMar
Diankha Linear
6 Years
George Cox
Joseph Heslet
Lillian Sherman
9 Years
Conrad Wouters
10 Years
Adrienne Jeffrey
12 Years
Anna Liotta
Burr Stewart
13 Years
Whitney Mason
14 Years
Jim Spady
Charles Holmes Jr.
Jacqueline Lorenz
15 Years
Patrick Carter
16 Years
Everett Billingslea
17 Years
Jeffrey Borek
18 Years
Grace Chien
David Moore
20 Years
Bradley Fowler
22 Years
Nancy Cahill
24 Years
Christopher Clark
27 Years
J. Sten Crissey (PP)
Douglas Boyden
28 Years
William Fetterley
29 Years
Laurie Jonsson
34 Years
Robert Davidson
36 Years
Herbert Bridge
37 Years
John King
38 Years
Robert Calhoun
40 Years
William Weisfield (PP)
43 Years
Neil McReynolds (PP)


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.

Rotary International President John Germ 

January 11 at Noon
Washington State Convention Center Ballroom 6E
Welcome the 2016-2017 Rotary International President John Germ and his wife Judy – our honored guests on January 11.
Enjoy a special performance by the Rotary Rogues, greet visiting Rotarians from around the District and be inspired by RIP John’s message of Rotary serving humanity.
Meeting starts @ 12:15PM.
Guest tickets must be purchased in advance. Seattle Rotary members do not need to purchase tickets. The deadline to purchase tickets is 5:00pm Monday, January 9.

Seattle Rotary hosts Leadership Tomorrow (LT) Grads to hear regional forecast presented by LT alum Chris Mefford. 

Totem Report 
by Dann Mead Smith
Speaker Chris Mefford has offered to share the slides from his presentation for anyone who is interested. Click here to view his slide deck. 
Trivia for a Cause with Seattle City Rotaract
Monday, January 23
7:30pm @ Chuck's Hop Shop, 2001 E. Union St. 
Our last trivia night was such a success, they invited us back for another! 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. No need to RSVP.

Remember when Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole invited us to participate in trainings with her officers?  Here are two opportunities for January.  

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

RACE the power of illusion: Wednesday January 18th 8:00am-5:00pm

Bias free policing:
Thursday January 26th, 8:00am-12:00pm

If interested in either training or future ones, please email Peacebuilder Committee co-chair Roberta Nestaas at by February 10. 

Mentorship Mixer

Saturday February 4 
4:00-6:00pm @ WeWork SLU, 500 Yale Avenue North Seattle

This will be a networking event with the goal to provide the opportunity for Rotaractors and Rotarians to connect in a meaningful way. This is a no-pressure opportunity to meet experienced Rotarians and enthusiastic young people who make up Rotary in District 5030. You'll walk away with new connections that may lead to mentorship relationships.

Tickets are $10 and include drinks and light appetizers. Space is very limited so get yours soon!

Special thanks to Corinne Cavanaugh and Virginia McKenzie for helping make this event possible. For additional information please contact Zoe Mote at

Save the Date: Ethnic Dinner
Tuesday, February 7
5:30pm @ Mamnoon, 1508 Melrose Ave.
Save the date for an ethnic dinner at Mamnoon, where you'll enjoy a modern union of Middle Eastern cuisines. 
Space is limited. To reserve your spot contact Fedva Dikmen at by January 23

Registration is now open for the 2017 District Conference!

Join Rotarians from across the district to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Rotary International Foundation and the 30th anniversary of women in Rotary with a weekend of fun, fellowship, and inspiration. The conference will be held April 21-23 at the Hilton in Downtown Portland. 

In Memoriam
Former Seattle #4 Rotarian and longtime community activist Al Sugiyama passed away January 2. 

Wider World of Rotary

By Virginia McKenzie

RI Pres John Germ is headed to Seattle, riding on a parade float!

Well, not quite.  This is a photo from the Rose Parade as captured by Rotary International on Snap Chat.  To see more, download the app at and add “rotarysnaps”!   


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
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