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Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                   Weekly News and Highlights                     January 13, 2017


January 19
Fremont Brewing Company  
1050 N 34th St. 

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Looking Ahead

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
Current Immigration Issues with Jorge Baron of Northwest Immigration Rights and Joel Paget  of Ryan, Swanson, and Cleveland

February 22
Bell Harbor
Diplomacy Day with Canadian CG James Hill and Mexican CG Roberto Dandisch

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

March 15
McCaw Hall
Pacific NW Ballet


January 13
Maria Tringali
January 14
Einer Handeland
Cork Hardinge
January 18
Susan Haris
January 19
Bob Parks
January 21
Patricia Gorham
Brian Marks
January 23
Lisa Yeager
January 24
Jan Sprake
Lori Walker
January 25
Cory Carlson
Carla Fowler

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.

Christina Lomasney, CEO of Modumetal

January 18 at Noon
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
Meet CEO Christina Lomasney, recently named Fortune Magazine’s “Most Promising Entrepreneur” to learn first hand how her Seattle-based company, MODUMETAL is reinventing metals manufacturing.
Enjoy a special Inauguration-week short-program on “Presidental Powers” presented by UW Law Professors Kathryn Watts and Lisa Manheim.
Meed Adel Sefrioui
I am pleased to introduce Adel Sefrioui, our newest Young Rotary Leader.  He has worked as a middle school teacher, started a non-profit mentoring program, graduated from law school, passed the bar exam, started a charter school, and a real estate development company, all in the space of a decade. 
Meet Shouan Pan
It is my pleasure to introduce our newest member, Shouan Pan, who serves as Chancellor of the Seattle Colleges.  In this role, he oversees Central, North, and South Seattle Community Colleges and their 50,000 students.  Shouan has been nominated by his predecessor, Jill Wakefield.

Rotary International President Germ Addresses the Club

Totem Report 
by Mike Colbrese

Calling all M's fans!

In preparation for our program on January 25th with Jerry Dipoto, Mariners GM, we are gathering your favorite memories at Safeco field. Email your favorite picture to by January 16th. Spring must be near!
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
Hearts and Wine 2017
Friday, February 10
6:00pm @ The Foundry by Herban Feast in Sodo  
Rotary First Harvest invites you to Hearts & Wine 2017, an elegant evening of wine, jazz, friends and fun! Join us in helping RFH to continue to provide healthy produce for our neighbors and to reduce food waste.
Tickets include admittance, Herban Feast heavy appetizers, desserts, 15 wine-tasting tokens, live jazz, entrance to the exclusive mini-auction, and more.
Winners for Life Hosts Needed
Wednesday, March 29
11:00am @ the Washington State Convention Center
The annual Winners for Life Reception and Luncheon, sponsored by the Youth, Schools and Early Education Committee, is seeking Rotarian Hosts for the March 29th event.
The Hosts will not be expected to contribute anything monetarily…but they will be asked to help make our Winners and their guests comfortable, and devote the time for the 11 a.m. reception followed by the Noon luncheon at the WA State Convention Center.
Please sign up today…March 29th will be here soon! The sign-up deadline is Friday, March 3rd.
Lear more here:

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. 

Wider World of Rotary

By Virginia McKenzie

This week Seattle #4 Rotary brought the Wider World of Rotary to us!!  Rotary International President John Germ drew Rotarians from all over the District, Zone and World.  All and all, we had 75+ special guests RSVP to us.  I am photographed with Everett Rotary President Ed Peterson.  The guest who travelled the furthest is Prakash Mane who came all the way from Pune, India.  Hats off again to President Cathy Gibson for making this very special visit happen!


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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