Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                      Weekly News and Highlights                         August 24, 2018
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LOOKING AHEAD

September 5
The Westin
Sylvie Di Giusto, The Image of Leadership
 
September 12
The Westin
Daniela Luzi Tudor and Murphy Jensen, Innovators for Social Good
 
September 19
Hyatt Olive 8
Will Ludlam, Edelman Trust Barometer
 
September 26
The Westin
Kurt Dammeier, Beecher's Sound Food Uprising
 
October 3
The Westin
Noah Purcell, Washington State Solicitor General
 
October 10
The Westin
Dr. Gary Gilliland, President and Director of Fred Hutch
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Birthdays

August 24
Bartek Nowierski
 
August 25
Bill Montero
 
August 26
Brad Fowler
 
August 28
Jerry Costacos
Bonnie Towne
 
August 29
George Harris
Laurel James
James Keating
Rob LoBosco
 
September 1
Scott Harrison
 
September 3
Mike Gano
Janet Welcher
 
September 4
Susan Lane
Andrew Rapp
Barbie Seifert
AUGUST MEMBERSHIP ANNIVERSARIES
 
1 Year
Lauren Martin
Anne Wakefield
 
2 Years
Amy Ridley
 
3 Years
Jennifer Porto
 
4 Years
Krista Dalton
 
5 Years
Anne Bugge
 
6 Years
Elizabeth McGrath
 
7 Years
Catherine Cleveland
Ben Reiber
 
9 Years
Fred Grimm
George Harris
Eric Robinson
 
11 years
Catherine Burnell
Steve Crane
Virginia McKenzie
 
16 years
Bill Marshall
 
17 years
Stan Savage
 
18 years
Bruce Williams
 
23 years
Richard Senseney
 
25 years
Carl Lucks
 
27 years
Dorothy Bullitt
 
28 years
George Twiss
 
29 years
Bob Lucurell
 
33 years
Mark Davis
 
34 years
Paul Suzman
Waller Taylor
 
44 years
Dick Vadnais
Tom Betts
Sponsors

Bob Alexander

 
SEATTLE ROTARY ONLINE


Video of Seattle Rotary Programs are available online thanks to the generous support of our Seattle Rotary Online Sponsors.

Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor Bob Alexander.

In addition to supporting our club, becoming a Seattle Rotary Online sponsor brings many benefits. To learn more, click here, or contact David Endicott.

PARKING INFORMATION
 
For those who drive to our weekly luncheons, here is some information about available parking options.
 
The Westin - for self-park or valet, obtain coupon at meeting registration for a discounted rate of $14.
 
Pacific Place is another good option only a couple blocks from most of our venues. The cost is $12 for up to 3 hours. The garage is accessed from either 6th or 7th  between Pine and Olive.
 
The Sheraton, Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt, and Hyatt Olive 8 do not offer discounted parking.
ROTARY CARES

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 & Sue McNab) — our group is dedicated to supporting and celebrating Seattle #4 members. Click here to contact the committee and share your news!
INTERESTED IN PROPOSING A NEW MEMBER?

Do you have a friend, co-worker, or acquaintance who you think would enjoy Rotary membership? 
Contact Caroline Bobanick at
206-623-0023 or caroline@seattlerotary.org for more information or to reserve a complimentary lunch for a prospective member.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
President
Cindy Runger

President-Elect
 Kim Moore

Immediate Past-President
Mark Wright 
 
Board Chair
David Woodward

Vice President for Membership
Liz Powell 

Vice President for Service
Susie Roe

Vice President for Programs
Rob LoBosco

Secretary
Jennifer Porto

Treasurer
Carolyn Hojaboom

Sergeant-at-Arms
Ken Grant 
 
TRF Chair
Jeff Pyatt
 
Governance
Jimmy Collins
 
Personnel 
Paula Houston 

Terms ending 6/30/2019
Linda Cheever
Jimmy Collins
Beth Knox
Ben Linford
Robert Stadler

Terms ending 6/30/2020
Ken Colling
David Levine
Barbie Seifert
Harold Scoggins
Jane Tornatore
 
Terms ending 6/30/2021
Corinne Cavanaugh
Fedva Dikmen
Paula Houston
Ben Wicks

Ground Breaking Cancer REsearch in Our Backyard, Thanks to Rotary!

August 29 at noon
The Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine
 
You may already know the historic role Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center played in bone-marrow transplantation.  Now you can learn about groundbreaking research at The Hutch to rebuild the immune system in transplant recipients, a long-standing challenge associated with this life-saving procedure.
 
Dr. Lorenzo Iovino is a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship recipient from the University of Pisa, Italy.  Thanks to Rotary, Dr. Iovino performs his latest research in the lab of Dr. Jarrod Dudakov, where they use zinc supplementation to regenerate the thymus and rebuild the immune system.
 
Lorenzo told his fascinating and entertaining story to our International Services Committee in April and we just knew the entire club had to hear it.  Come meet Lorenzo next week, bring a guest or prospective member, and spread the word.  See you then.

10+ Year Seattle 4 Rotarians – special recognition

For our loyal, tenured Seattle #4 members who have been with the club for 10-20 years, please join us at lunch on August 29 for a special recognition. We’d like to take the opportunity to publicly thank you with a small token of our appreciation for your committed service to giving back through Rotary. We have more than 100 members with service beyond 10 years, and we hope to see you all there!
 
For our 20+ year members who could not make it to the August 22 luncheon, please stop by registration the next time you attend to pick up your pin!

Immersive Technology: Building a New Reality

The bell rang and Todd Summerfelt and Trish Bostrom led off with an energetic rendition of This Land is Your Land. Dozens of our members who have been in the club for over 20 years received special recognition, and Tim Bendokas profiled another of our Rotary Legends, defined as those members who push forward and think outside the box.  Rotary Legend Laurel James is the founder of Super Jock 'n Jill, the first running shoe store in the US, which is still going strong under the leadership of her sons.  She raised five boys through 18 moves while her husband served the Air Force and then as a single mother and opened her store to take care of her family.

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Totem Reporters Wanted!

Our talented team of Totem Reporters is recruiting! If you enjoy writing and want to help the club document our weekly luncheons, please contact Pete DeLaunay at pete@delaunay.com to learn more. 
 
UPCOMING FELLOWSHIP EVENTS AND SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
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Young rotary Leaders Fellowship

Thursday, August 30
6:00 - 9:00 pm @ 7326 Bowlyn Pl. S.

Member Faith Ireland will be sharing her home and a stunning view of Lake Washington for the evening.  Young Rotary Leaders and Rotarians young of heart are welcomed. Please bring a drink of choice and a potluck dish.

Ethnic Dinner at Farestart
Thursday, September 6
7:00 - 10:00 pm @ FareStart, 700 Virginia St. 
 
Join fellow Rotarians for another fun fellowship night at FareStart. The dinner will feature chef Ana Sainz, executive chef at the Consulado de Mexico en Seattle. The cost is $33 per person and space is limited, so RSVP to Fedva Dikmen soon!
Rotary First Harvest Work Party
Saturday, September 8
8:30-11:00 am @ Northwest Harvest Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S., Kent
 
Join Rotarians and Rotaractors from around the district for a morning of hands-on service.  You'll be helping to pack some of the millions of pounds of healthy fruits and vegetables RFH provides every year for families and individuals in need.
Rotary Day at UW Football
Saturday, September 8
2:00 pm @ Husky Stadium, 3800 Montlake Blvd. NE.
 
Join Rotarians from across the district as the Dawgs take on North Dakota at Husky Stadium. 
Dahlia Garden Tour
Sunday, September 16
3:00-5:00 pm @ Einer Handeland's home, 4036 85th Ave SE., Mercer Island
 
Join this special open house and enjoy a stunning garden filled with 700 dahlias including 160 different varieties.  Bring a vase and take a few blooms to brighten up your home!  
 
Parking is available in front of the house as well as within a parking lot at Trinity Lutheran Church --just three houses north at the corner of 85th Ave SE and SE 40th St.  Wheelchair access is on the north side of the house.  If you need additional information, please contact Einer at 206-755-0630.
Essential Elements Seminar
Saturday, October 27 
8:30 am- 12:00 pm @ South Seattle Community College - Georgetown Campus
 
Join Rotarians from across the district for a brand, membership, and foundation seminar with education, workshops, and networking opportunities. A fellowship event at Pyramid Alehouse will follow. Registration is now available through the District website. 
Mariners Game with Seattle City rotaract
Friday, September 28
7:10 pm @ Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave. S.
 
Join Seattle City Rotaract for a fun fellowship night as the Mariners take on the Texas Rangers. 
Rotary Night at Come from Away
Thursday, October 11
5:30-9:00 pm @ the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Ave.
 

The Arts Committee is proud to present a special evening at the 5th Avenue Theatre. There are limited tickets available for this event, and they're selling out fast!

Enjoy pre-show appetizers while hearing from Kenny Alhadeff who was one of the producers who brought this show to life.

Cost for the evening is $100.00 per ticket, $35 for the reception only. 

See the flyer linked below for more information and to get your tickets.

Rotary Cares

Congratulations to member Heather Fitzpatrick for her new role as President and CEO of Wellspring Family Services.

SRSF Opportunity Grant

The Seattle Rotary Service Foundation announced the opening of the 2018 Opportunity Grants cycle.  This funding program works to be responsive to the preferences of our member donors and the needs of our community, recognizing that sometimes our usual structure of annual grants does not make funds available when special opportunities, emergencies, and unique needs arise.
 
The maximum grant will be $7,500 and the minimum is $500.  All applications must be received by SRSF by December 1, 2018. 
Applications for these grants must come through the regular Seattle Rotary Service Committees.

2018-2019 ROTARY ACADEMY 

Registration is now open for the 2018-2019 Rotary Academy which will start this September. The Rotary Academy is a comprehensive self-paced study program of Rotary information — great for both new and experienced Rotarians and anyone considering club or district leadership positions.   

Recruits

Unless  protests are received in the time period required (seven days), the following will receive a "Welcome to Rotary" notification that their membership has been accepted:
  1. Kela Hall, President / CEO of KD Hall Communications – YRL membership with a Business Consultants & Services classification.  Proposer, Cathy Gibson, and Seconder, Jaime Mendez.
  2. Kelly O’Brien, Vice President of Philanthropy for Fred Hutch – Corporate membership with a Health Care classification.  Proposer, Carl Behnke, and Seconder, Karl Ege.
  3. Arlesia Bailey, Sr. Director of Community Health Program & Development – Individual membership with a Health Care classification.  Proposer, Doug Picha, and Seconder, Kari Rallo.

COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

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. 
 

SERVICE COMMITTEES

Arts
11:00 am, 2nd Wednesday
Lobby of the Rotary Club meeting venue
Jim Loder
 
Business Mentor Program
1:30 pm, 1st Wednesday 
Rotary Club luncheon room
William Marshall,  Terry Van Nostrand, and Michael Verchot
 
Community Service
11:00 am, 1st Wednesday
1326 5th Ave., 7th floor conference room
Daron Vchulek and Lacey Clark
 
Education
4:00 pm, 3rd Thursdays
Horizon House, 900 University St. 
Mary Wagner and Janice Winemiller 
 
International Service
10:30 am, 3rd Wednesday
Davis Wright Tremaine, 1201 3rd Ave. Suite 2200
Sarah Weaver and Sarah Mackay

Peacebuilders
11:00 am, last Wednesday of the month
Rotary Club meeting venue
Matt Albertson and Alex Mummery
 
Rotaract
5:30 pm, 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
Robert Stadler and Stacie Sherman
 
Sustainability
11:00 am, 4th Wednesday September-June
Northern Trust, 1301 Second Ave., Suite 2600
Eric Christensen

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEES

Classification
10:00 am, 3rd Tuesday
1215 4th Ave., 3rd floor conference room
Jacki Lorenz and Jane Pryor
 
Keekwulees
3rd Thursday of the month at alternating times and venues. Email reminders will be sent in advance of each month's meeting.
Kevin Crane
 
Rotary Relations
11:00 am, 2nd Wednesday
Rotary Club meeting venue
Derick Pasternak
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Contact Us

Rotary Club of Seattle
1215 4th Ave. Suite 1215
Seattle, WA 98161
 
Caroline Bobanick
Club Manager caroline@seattlerotary.org
 
 
Phone: 206-623-0023
Fax: 206-623-0216
 
 
Mariah Kimpton Associate Club Manager mariah@seattlerotary.org
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