Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     April 28, 2017


May 4
Columbia Tower Club
 701 5th Avenue, 75th Floor

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Looking Ahead

May 3
In-meeting service project with World Vision
May 10
2nd Annual Seattle Fire Department Awards lunch
May 17
Grand Hyatt
Coming to America: Muslim Perspectives
May 24
Hyatt Olive 8
Bryan Mistele, Innovation in Traffic Technologies
May 31
Andrew Russell, Intiman Theater: The Life Changing Power of Live Theater
June 7
Venue TBA
Exploration of Implicit Bias
June 14
Grand Hyatt
Virtual Reality Panel
June 21
Seattle Arts Fair
June 28
End of Year Celebration


April 28
John Adams
Tom Mormino
April 29
Dorothy Echodu
May 2
Gerry Maurer
May 3
Tom Hayward
James Wong
May 4
Howard Burton
Alan Sclater
May 5
Eric Robinson
May 6
Alan Bergen
May 8
Susan Adler
Jane Pryor
May 9
Walt Maas
Allison Parker
May 10
Stephen Lanza
Neil Larson
Rich Senseney


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.

Lunch Meeting + Hands-on Service Project

May 3 at Noon
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
Enjoy lunch, hear from Khalil Sleiman, on the Global Refugee Crisis and help assemble 700 backpacks as part of an in-the-ballroom service project with World Vision.

Zillow Seattle housing data reveals steady but slowing roller coaster

Totem Report by Pete DeLaunay

Recommended Reading

President Cathy’s Call-to-Action this week is to participate in the 2017 “Seattle Reads” by joining our community in a shared read of The Turner House by Angela Flournoy.
Rotary boys & girls Club Annual Maintenance day
Saturday, April 29
9:00am-12:00pm @ Rotary Boys & Girls Club, 201 19th Ave.
Join us for Day of Service at the Rotary Boys & Girls Club Annual Maintenance Day!
For more information, email

Remember when Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole invited us to participate in trainings with her officers?  Here are two opportunities for May, join Ken Colling at one or both!  

The training facility is located in SODO on Airport Way South. They will send a map    

RACE the power of illusion: Friday May 5, 8:00am-5:00pm

Bias free policing:
Friday June 1, 7:00am-11:00am

If interested in either training or future ones, please email Peacebuilder Committee co-chair Roberta Nestaas

Aquarium Tour
Saturday, May 13
10:00am-12:00pm @ the Seattle Aquarium
Join us at the Aquarium for nature talk and a guided tour. Parents, grandparents and children third grade and older are welcome to what promises to be a fun event for all. For those of us who want to stay a little longer, the Aquarium Café will be open for lunch and afterwards we can tour to our hearts content.
Please RSVP via email to 206.229.0554. See you there.
"DIG" at the Burke Museum

Saturday, May 13
1:00-3:00pm @ The Burke Museum UW campus (enter through the loading Dock on the west side)

Seattle Rotary members are invited to experience a “DIG” at the Burke Museum where you get a chance to experience a mini field camp and learn how K-12 teachers are being trained to teach STEM in the classrooms with real science. You will be working with 66 million year-old fossils from actual field samples and see the Tuft-Loves Tyrannosaurus Rex.  This is where you learn to become researchers.

Space is limited so please let us know if you are coming by emailing Megan at or call 206.420.2152.

Ten Grands
Saturday, May 13
5:30pm reception, 7:00pm performance @ Benaroya Hall
200 University St.
Please join us on May, 13, 2017 for the show and the VIP party ahead of time on the Promenade!

Tickets have been saved for Rotarians at the price levels of $81 (orchestra level sides, as in the past) or $101 (orchestra level center). Purchasing these tickets allows Rotarians entry to the complimentary VIP party. To get these great seats and admittance to the party the code is GRANDS17 when purchasing.        
Weapon Use and Training
Saturday, May 20
10:30am @ Wade's Eastside Gun Shop, 13570 Bel-Red Rd

Includes training lesson and
use of weapons (ammunition extra)
Cost is $50. Space is limited and the deadline to sign up is May 10.

Celebration of Life for Joe James

Sunday, May 21
4:00pm @ Broadmoor Golf Club
A Celebration of Life will be held for Past President Joe James at 4 pm on Sunday May 21 at Broadmoor Golf Club. All Seattle Four members are welcome.
TerraCotta Warriors Tour
Tuesday, May 23 
5:00pm @ Pacific Science Center, 200 2nd Ave. N.
Save the Date for a tour of the Terracotta Warriors exhibit featured in the April 5th short program. More details to come!
Rotary at the rep
Thursday, May 25
6:30pm cocktails, 7:30pm play
@ Seattle Repertory Theater 155 Mercer St. 
Come enjoy this great play with Seattle Rotary #4 and enjoy a pre-theater reception with no-host bar. Reception will be held in the Spirit’s Lounge on the second floor of the theater lobby.
May 26-29
11:00am-6:00pm daily @ Seattle Center
Join the fun of FolkLife and your Rotary friends as we collect instruments at the Seattle Center FolkLife Festival, May 26,27,28 and 29, 2017.
We would be excited if you could volunteer for a two hour time slot, or more. Please sign up with your name, email, phone number and time and date(s) available.
Marli Iverson, Music4Life Volunteer Co-Chair, with Lynn Lindsay
a Spring Fellowship Hike
Thursday, June 1
5:30pm @ Chirico trailhead
DISTANCE: 4 miles roundtrip
HIGHLIGHT: Great views from the top and can watch the paragliders.
WHAT TO BRING: Water and a picnic supper if you want to eat at the top.
DETAILS: Ben Wicks
Save the Date: President's PArty
Thursday June 29
Queen City Yacht Club
 Every year in June, Seattle Rotary Mariners celebrate the completion of the term of Seattle Rotary’s president with a President’s Dinner Celebration, which is open to all members of the Rotary Club and their guests.  This year the event will be at the Queen City Yacht Club. 


Unless WRITTEN, SIGNED protests are received in the time period required, the following will receive a "Welcome to Rotary" notification that their membership has been accepted:
  1. Howard CrabtreeClassification: Health Care. Owner/CEO, Seattle Pharmacy Relief, PLLC,  Individual membership. (Rob LoBosco/Ben Linford)
  2. Kevin Medved, Classification: Accounting. Tax Manager, Peterson Sullivan, Individual membership/ YRL. (Gerry Adams/Chris Russell)
  3. Catherine Anne (Annie) Peters, Classification: Non-Profit.  President & CEO Pet Partners, Individual membership. (Diankha Linear/Caroline Bobanick)
  4. Cody Fritz.  Classification: Consulting – Logistics.  President, Seattle Warehousing Company, Individual membership/YRL. (Rob LoBosco/Diankha Linear)

Wider World of Rotary


By: Virginia McKenzie

Seattle Rotary is connecting for good and engaging with community partners and other Rotarians in the district to end sex trafficking.  At the Stolen Youth Luncheon this week at least thirteen of us were present:  Allison Parker, Ben Wicks, Corinne Cavanaugh, Daron Vchulek, David Fain, Doug Boydon, Janet Arthur, Jerilyn Brusseau, Mark Davis, Mark Wright – Master of Ceremonies, Melissa Merritt, Sue Beller, and Virginia McKenzie.  And great news!  The new Executive Director of Stolen Youth will be joining Seattle #4 Rotary very soon.  BRAVO Everyone!!

Join tens of thousands of Rotarians in Atlanta to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation and 30 years of women in Rotary!

Seattle # 4 Rotarians who have registered already include:

Catherine Gibson
Jean Thompson
Lisa Mayfield
Mason Sizemore 
Roberta Nestaas 
Jann Curley
Virginia McKenzie
Tom Mesaros 
Corinne Cavanaugh 
Mark Wright
Kathy Williams
Jim Moore
Larry Granat


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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