Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     August 4, 2017

Seattle Rotary Evening Edition

Thursday, August 10
Purple Cafe
Join the Evening Edition at the Purple Café and Wine Bar for a conversation with attorney Craig Kobayashi as he discusses his experiences in the industry and the incredible work he has done for Seattle and the Japanese-American community. Please note that this event has a limited capacity.

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Looking Ahead

August 16
The Westin
"Leadership: It’s All About Respect"
August 23
The Westin
Richard Groves
August 30
Grand Hyatt
Gary Rubens
September 9
The Westin
Father Steve Sundborg


August 5
Jim Ellis
Patrick Evans
August 8
Mike Adams
Mike Hurt
Bob Wiley
August 9
Meisha Rouser
August 11
Joseph Chard
Freeman Fong
August 12
Nick Anderson
Paul Suzman

August Membership Anniversaries

1 Year
Amy Ridley
Ross Stewart
2 Years
Jennifer Porto
3 Years
Krista Dalton
Sandy Kemp
4 Years
Anne Bugge
5 Years
Liz McGrath
6 Years
Catherine Cleveland
Ben Reiber
Maria Wilcox
7 Years
Rachelle Nesta
8 Years
Fred Grimm
George Harris
Eric Robinson
10 Years
Cathy Burnell
Steve Crane
Virginia McKenzie
Frank Thoen
14 Years
William Gates Sr. (Hon)
15 Years
Bill Marshall
Chris Russell
16 Years
Stan Savage
17 Years
Bruce Williams
22 Years
Rich Senseney
24 Years
Carl Lucks
26 Years
Dorothy Bullitt, (PP)
27 Years
George Twiss
28 Years
Bob Lucurell
32 Years
Mark Davis
33 Years
Paul Suzman
Watt Taylor
34 Years
Skip Dupar,
43 Years
Dick Vadnais
Tom Betts (PP)

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.

Detlef adn Mari Schrempf 

August 9 at Noon
Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St.
For the past 24 years, Detlef and Mari Schrempf have worked to provide children a better chance at succeeding in life.  Inspired by their belief in the value of a solid family life and their desire to give back to a community that has given them so much, they have raised nearly $20 million for 140 different charities - all supporting children and families. Detlef and Mari have been the recipients of many awards including, Children’s Alliance Outstanding Advocate Award, Best of Bellevue’s Extra Mile for Kids and the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club Community Award.  Join us to honor and celebrate their leadership and learn more about this three-time All-Star athlete and his 16-year career in the NBA which included the Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Sonics.


Anchors Away!!

Totem Report August 2, 2017
By Mike Colbrese

Memorial for Ken Schubert
Saturday, August 5th
1:00pm @ University Congregational Church, 4515 16th Ave. NE, Seattle
Service Opportunity
Saturday, August 12
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.  This will be an ongoing Second Saturday activity.
Rotary First Harvest
Saturday, August 12
8:30-11:00am @ Northwest Harvest Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S. Kent
Volunteers are much needed during the summer months! Join Rotarians and Rotaractors from around the district for a morning of hands-on service.
Duck Dodge
Saturday, August 15
5:30pm on a sailboat with Pete DeLaunay or watching from Sue Nixon’s Boathouse.
The Seattle 4 Rotary Mariners invite you to a night of fun on Lake Union with Duck Dodge either by land or by sea. Joint Pete DeLaunay on his boat leaving from Queen City Yacht Club at 5:30pm or meet up with Sue Nixon on her houseboat at 6:00pm. Adventurous sailors RSVP with Pete DeLaunay and non-boaters RSVP with Sue Nixon. Space is limited!
Rotary Night at the Ballpark
Tuesday, August 15
5:30pm @ Safeco Field
Meet at the Bullpen Pub at 5:30 - located on the corner of Occidental Ave S and S Royal Brougham Way. To RSVP, please send your name and number of tickets to KC Herren at (480) 370-6366 or
Dorm Painting at Spruce Street
Saturday, August 26th
8:00am @ Spruce Street Crisis Center, 1102 E Spruce St, Seattle
Volunteers are needed to help paint the 18 dorm rooms for the Spruce Street Crisis Center which is one of the only licensed locations in Seattle that is able to take in children who are victims of sex trafficking. Join Rotarians and Rotaractors from around area for this hands-on community service event. Bring your painting clothes and we will provide the painting supplies, coffee, and pizzas for lunch. The program director, Deborah Tillman, will be there to answer questions about the program and provide a tour.
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
Sounders Game with
Seattle City Rotaract
Sunday, September 10
7:00pm @ Century Link Field
Join Seattle City Rotaract to watch the Seattle Sounders as they take on the LA Galaxy. 

Our tickets will be located in the Green Zone, which has a great view and close to concession stands.

20 lucky ticket purchasers will be randomly selected to watch the last 20 minutes of the game on the pitch. Space is limited so get your tickets early!

Tickets will be starting at $34. A portion of the funds will be donated to Seattle City Rotaract in helping expand their mentoring program with the King County Juvenile Detention Center.
SAVE THE DATE - HUSKY Seattle Rotary DAy
Saturday, September 16 @ Husky Stadium
Huskies vs/ Fresno State
Have you ever wanted to arrive to a Husky game by boat? This is your chance; the Rotary Mariners invite you to join to the UW Husky game against Fresno State on September 16th in style. Buy your boat tickets and leave Chinooks Restaurant from Fisherman’s Terminal 90 minutes before kickoff. Enjoy free parking at Fisherman’s Terminal and there will be beverages and snacks to buy on board during the cruise. Boat tickets must be purchased separately.

Wider World of Rotary

by Virginia McKenzie
It is not too early to start looking forward to the Rotary International Convention next year!  Save the date for June 23-27, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.  I attended my very first RI Convention in 2009 and have not missed one since!  If you'd like to talk to me about what to expect, please reach out.  I will "tell all!"


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
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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