Rotary Club
of Seattle
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Founded 1909                            Weekly News and Highlights                       December 8, 2017

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December 20
No Meeting - Happy Holidays!
December 27
No Meeting - Happy Holidays!
January 3
The Westin
John Medina
January 10
Hyatt Olive 8
Steve Ballmer
January 17
Hyatt Olive 8
Special Olympics
January 24
The Hilton
General Barry McCaffrey


December 8
Terry Van Nostrand
December 10
Carolyn Hojaboom
December 11
Dick Hopp
December 13
Len Cereghino
Jim Spady
December 14
Steve Boyer
Nathan Donohue
Vicky Oxley
December 16
Bruce Jones
December 17
Kevin Crane
David Herrild
December 18
Bill Center
December 21
Alejandro Grajal


Celebrate and support your fellow Rotarians during good and difficult times. Share news of kudos, awards, illness or loss with the Rotary Cares Committee (co-chaired by Fedva Dikmen & Jane Tornatore) — our group is dedicated to supporting and celebrating Seattle #4 members. Click here to contact the committee and share your news!


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 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 $500. Please contact Seattle 4 Rotarian, David Endicott by email or at 206-409-3275.

December Membership Anniversaries

1 Year
Adel Sefrioui
Mary Wagner
Vincent Yao
3 Years
James Kraft
Jane Tornatore
5 Years
Susan Haris
6 Years
Bret Anderson
7 Years
Alan Bergen
Andrew Rapp
10 Years
Brian Bruce
Stephen Sprenger
13 Years
Mark Wright
16 Years
Heather Fitzpatrick
17 Years
Maria Tringali
20 Years
Michael Gano
William Montero
21 Years
Ann Marie Kimball
23 Years
Linda Walton
24 Years
David Siebert
Paul Cressman Jr.
25 Years
Susan Adler
James Duncan
26 Years
Assunta Ng
30 Years
Anne Farrell
37 Years
Skip Kotkins
39 Years
Carl Behnke

Annual Holiday Party - holidays on Broadway

December 13 at 11:00am
The Sheraton, 1400 6th Ave
11:00am Reception and Caroling with the Rotary Rogues
12:00pm Luncheon in the Grand Ballroom
Enjoy holiday classics straight from Broadway performed by The 5th Avenue Theatre performers. Celebrate the season, sing-along with your fellow Rotarians, and share the joy with friends, family and colleagues. It's an annual tradition you don't want to miss.
Online ticket sales have now closed. Tickets at the door are not guaranteed, and are first come, first serve.
For questions or to reserve a table, contact Mariah at 206-623-0023 or

More Ways of Making the World a Better Place for Everyone

Totem Report December 6, 2017
By Bret Anderson

We're happy to announce the results of the 2017 election for the Rotary Club of Seattle and Seattle Rotary Service Foundation:

Seattle Rotary Service Foundation Board of Trustees, three-year term

Nancy Cahill
Trent Mummery
Virginia McKenzie
Cynthia Chirot
Jeff Pritchard

Rotary Club of Seattle Board of Directors, three-year term

Corinne Cavanaugh
Ben Wicks
Fedva Dikmen
Jan Levy
Paula Houston

Officers of Rotary Club of Seattle, one-year term starting July 1, 2018

President - Cindy Runger
President-Elect - Kim Moore
Immediate Past President - Mark Wright
Board Chair - David Woodward
VP Programs - Rob LoBosco
VP Service - Susie Roe
VP Membership - Liz Powell
Secretary - Jennifer Porto 
Treasurer - Carolyn Hojaboom
Sergeant at Arms - Ken Grant

Two gifts...
We change the world

Once a year we ask you to make two donations.  One is to the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF).  The other is to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  If you have not yet made your donations, please consider doing so today.  Thank you! 
Holiday Gift Drive
November 29-December 13
Weekly Lunch Venue
We are supporting Farestart and Spruce Street by providing gifts for children in need. Bring your gifts or gift cards to the Rotary on Dec 13th
Saturday, December 9
9:15-11:30am @ Wellspring Family Services, 1900 Rainier Ave S., Seattle
Wellspring Family Services’ Baby Boutique.
Bring your friends and family – ages 4 and older are welcome! Space is limited. 
Saturday, December 9
10:00am-3:00pm @ Rotary Boys & Girls Club
201 19th Ave
Each year the Rotary Community Service Committee, in conjunction with the Rotary Boys & Girls Club, creates a wonderful opportunity for all Rotarians (and friends/families) to take a deserving, less-fortunate child on a holiday shopping outing. All of the children are from the Rotary Boys & Girls Club and are selected for the program on the basis of need.


For more information on committees, including those that do not have regular meeting times, see the committee page on our website. Meeting times and locations are subject to change, contact committee chairs for more information. 


11:00 am, 2nd Wednesday
Lobby of the Rotary Club meeting venue
Business Mentor Program
1:30 pm, 1st Wednesday 
Rotary Club luncheon room
Community Service
11:00 am, 1st Wednesday
1326 5th Ave., 7th floor conference room
8:00 am, 3rd Tuesday Sept-June
Stoel Rives, 600 University St., 36th floor
International Service
10:30 am, 3rd Wednesday
1201 3rd Ave. Davis Wright Tremaine, #2200

11:00 am, 4th Wednesday
Rotary Club meeting venue
5:30 pm, on 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Perkins Coie, 49th floor of 1201 3rd Ave
Virginia McKenzie, Liaison
Rotary Boys & Girls Club
11:30 am, 3rd Wednesday
Lobby of the Rotary Club meeting venue
11:00 am, 4th Wednesday September-June
Northern Trust, 1301 Second Ave., Suite 2600


10:00 am, 3rd Tuesday
1215 4th Ave., 3rd floor conference room
5:00 pm, 1st Tuesday
The Columbia Tower Club
3rd Thursday of the month at alternating times and venues. Email reminders will be sent in advance of each month's meeting.

Contact Us

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