Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     July 14, 2017
Seattle Rotary Evening Edition
July 20
Columbia Tower Club
701 5th Ave, 75th Floor
The After Party is now the Seattle Rotary Evening Edition! Join us this week for  "Celebrating The Craft: Whisky Tasting"
RSVP will be required

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Looking Ahead

July 19
Grand Hyatt
Rais Bhuiyan
"World Without Hate"
July 26
Program TBA
August 2
Bell Harbor


July 15
Wally Kegel
Karl Neiders
July 16
Robin Pasquarella
Steve Sundquist
July 17
Anne Farrell
Bernie Griffin
Bareq Peshtaz
July 18
Linda Cheever
April Collier
Heather Fitzpatrick
July 20
Tim Bendokas
Jim Duncan
July 22
Gordon Chanen
Jeff Snell
July 23
Bob Calhoun
Michael Verchot
July 24
Bill Fetterley
Shouan Pan
Doug Picha
Vincent Yao
July 25
Sandy Kemp
July 26
Ben Reiber

July Membership Anniversaries

1 Year
Janet Arthur
Jonathan Hilty
Lacey Stone
2 Years
James Blazey
Jackie Kopson
Harold Scoggins
Jordon Voss
4 Years
Allison Parker
5 Years
James AuBuchon
6 Years
Beth Knox
Ben Linford
8 Years
Daniel Heu-Weller
Brian Marks
9 Years
Michael Isensee
Paula Houston
Neiders, Karlis
10 Years
Travis Keeler
James Keating
Susie Roe
12 Years
Craig Wright
13 Years
Ken Colling
Wally Kegel
14 Years
Bernie Griffin
Sue Nixon
15 Years
Roberta Nestaas
Lori Walker
Lyn Lindsay
16 Years
Nancy Giunto
Kristi Marchbanks
17 Years
Cathy Gibson
Craig Klinkam
18 Years
Suzanne Griffin
22 Years
Sheila Vortman
23 Years
Bob Alexander
27 Years
Russ Taylor
29 Years
Don Root
31 Years
Bruce Jones
32 Years
Todd Summerfelt
33 Years
Walt Maas

Bob Alexander


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 is available to 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 Rotary Club of Seattle office is downsizing to a smaller space. We ask for your patience as we may experience some technical glitches as we make this transition. Our voicemail service is currently down, so if you would like to reach us by phone, please call between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm when staff are in the office. Thank you!


RAis Bhuiyan, A world Without Hate

July 19 at Noon
Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine St.

Rais Bhuiyan, an American Muslim, is an extraordinary individual with a powerful story.  After serving as an Air Force pilot in Bangladesh, he moved to the United States in 1999 to study computer technology. Ten days after 9/11, Rais was the victim of a horrific hate crime. He was shot in the face at point blank range by Mark Stroman, a white supremacist who described himself as “the Arab slayer.” Rais barely survived. Two other victims were killed. Stroman was sentenced to death. Ten years later, Rais led an international campaign to save Stroman’s life. 


“The journey I’ve taken moved me from a place of pain on the deepest level to a place of hope for a kinder world, a world without violence, a world without victims, and a world without hate.” --- Rais Bhuiyan, Founder & President of World Without Hate


Leadership is the people business

Totem Report July 14, 2017

By Laura Rehrmann
Seattle Art Fair
August 3-6
@ Century Link Field Event Center
Founded by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, Paul G. Allen, the Seattle Art Fair is a one-of-a-kind destination for the best in modern and contemporary art and a showcase of the vibrant arts community here in the Pacific Northwest. The fair brings together the region’s strong collector base; local, national, and international galleries; area museums and institutions; and an array of innovative public programming. August 3-6 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center.

The Rotary Club of Seattle is excited to offer our members a 20% discount on Seattle Art Fair tickets including single-day, three-day and Beneficiary Preview tickets. Purchase your tickets online* here:
Volunteer Opportunity with  Special Olympics
August 18-20
Everett Area
Special Olympics Washington, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports, is looking for volunteers to help out at our 2017 Summer Games from August 18-20. The Summer Games this year will be an exciting, culminating championship event for athletes across the state in golf, softball, bocce, paddleboarding, and tennis. Volunteer opportunities are numerous, and you do not need sporting experience to participate.
Movie Screening: Finding Kind
Saturday, August 26
11:30am-2:00pm @ The Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St, Edmonds
Almost every girl has experienced girl-against-girl bullying. Unfortunately, almost every girl has also contributed to bullying. Help give them the tools to end the cycle by attending a screening of the IndieFlix Foundation Film: Finding Kind.
Inspired by our speaker, Scilla Andreen, and hosted by Girl Scout Troop 41002, this two-hour event is designed for girls in 5th through 12th grades and is open to all Rotarians. The program includes a movie and facilitated discussion.
Cost: $8 per person. Early bird discounted price of $6 available through June 30.
Kindly Hosted by: Girl Scout Senior Troop 41002
SAVE THE DATE - HUSKY Seattle Rotary DAy
Saturday, September 16 @ Husky Stadium
Huskies vs/ Fresno State


Contact Us

Rotary Club of Seattle
1326 5th Ave, Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101
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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