Rotary Club
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Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     March 17, 2017


March 23
The Triple Door
704 Terry Ave
216 Union

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Looking Ahead

March 22
Hyatt Olive 8
Guns in America: Finding Common Ground with the WA State Criminal Justice Commission, Second Amendment Foundation, and Alliance for Gun Responsibility
March 29
Washington State Convention Center
Winners for Life Celebration with Dwane Chappelle
April 5
The Westin
China Today with Gary Locke, Nelson Dong and Bob Kapp. Short program: Pacific Science Center and the Terracotta Warriors.
April 12
Grand Hyatt
Dr. Bill Thomas, ChangingAging and Steve Lee, City of Seattle
April 19
Grand Hyatt
Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines
May 3
In-meeting service project with World Vision


March 17
Paul McTaggart
March 18
David Moore
Marc 19
Jon Bridge
Irv Sandman
John Steckler
March 20
Don Kraft
Alex Mummery
Julleen Snyder
March 21
Joel Paget
March 23
Gary Drobnack
March 24
Mike Harney
March 25
Sheila Vortman
March 26
Lindsay Klarman
March 27
Liz Powell
March 28
Sue Ershler
Jane Tornatore
March 29
Kelly Holm

March Membership Milestones

1 Year
Daron Vchulek
2 Years
Mike Hurt
Kelly Pearson
Marc Rapaport
3 Years
Robert Boeshaar
4 Years
Trent Mummery
Theresa Wang
David Owens
Eric Newman
James Collins
5 years
Dorothy Echodu
8 Years
Gary Smith
11 Years
Candy Lee
Erick Slabaugh
Janice Winemiller
12 Years
Cindy Runger
Jeffrey Pritchard
13 Years
Shelley Rotondo
Livingston Wernecke
14 Years
John Hamer
15 Years
Leon Rowland
James Odom
16 Years
Paul Heppner
James Wong
Joel Ferrell
17 Years
Einer Handeland
Kenneth Martin
19 Years
John Steckler
20 Years
Joel Paget
21 Years
Craig Dawson
22 Years
R. Bryan Cairns
Jacqueline Bardsley
23 Years
Gerry Maurer
Judith Whetzel
24 Years
Christine Charbonneau
D. Jerry Burtenshaw
25 Years
Mark Weed
Laurel James
27 Years
Rich Lacher
28 Years
Douglas True
29 Years
Rita Ryder
39 Years
Frederic Weiss
67 Years
James G McCurdy (PP)


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.

Membership Satisfaction Survey

Please take 5 minutes to share your opinions and observations by completing a Membership Satisfaction Survey by 6PM Monday evening March 20th

Thank you in advance for your participation and for helping a great organization … get even better!

Guns In America: Finding Common Ground

March 22 at Noon
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
Join us for an engaging conversation representing all sides of this hot topic.

Pacific Northwest Ballet a National Leader

Totem Report by Gary T. Smith

Club President's Recommended Reading

Enjoy last week's program with Chris Murray? Check out President Cathy's recommended reading, Epic Measures, based on his work or watch the program video to see what you missed. 

SRSF Grant deadline Fast Approaching

The Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF) is seeking applications for regular service committee grants, as awarded in the past.  In addition to these grants, SRSF will be granting at least three “Innovative Grants” to Seattle Rotary service committee.  This is a pilot program to increase engagement and foster creativity within our service committees. 
SRSF Innovative Grant Proposal Submission Deadline:  March 15, 2017

Grant Award Notification:  April 3, 2017
SRSF Regular Service Committee Grant Proposal Deadline:  April 26, 2017
Grant Award Notification:  June 2017

I Corps Change of Command

Monday, April 3
10:00am @ Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Lt. General Stephen Lanza, fellow Rotarian, will formally relinquish command of the Army's I Corps on Joint Base Lewis-McChord April 3 at 10 a.m. The "I Corps Change of Command" promises to be a fantastic opportunity to see a traditional military ceremony, and the largest gathering of soldiers in formation in the Pacific Northwest. Individuals interested in attending the event should plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m. to find parking and seating.
Human Trafficking film screening and panel

Tuesday, April 4
6:30pm @ SIFF Cinema Uptown
511 Queen Anne Ave. N

SOLD tells the story of a Nepali girl who gets tricked into prostitution.  At the end of the film there will be a panel discussion with the producer of the movie, the executive director of Spruce Street Crisis Care Clinic, and a survivor of prostitution.

Also we'll announce hands-on service and awareness building opportunities for you to help End Sex Trafficking Now alongside your fellow Rotarians. 

Rotary first harvest Work Party
Saturday, April 8
8:30-11:00am @ Northwest Harvest Warehouse in Kent
Please join us at the next District 5030 Rotary First Harvest Food Pack at the NW Harvest warehouse in Kent. Spouses, friends and children (3rd grade and older) always welcome! This is a great way to give back while connecting with other Rotarians while enjoying complimentary pastries, tea and coffee!

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.

What an Opportunity” will Become “What a Weekend!”

Rotary District Conference
Portland, OR  April 21-23

Join Rotarians from across the district to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Rotary International Foundation and the 30th anniversary of women in Rotary with a weekend of fun, fellowship, and inspiration. The conference will be held April 21-23 at the Hilton in Downtown Portland. 
Seattle # 4 Rotarians who have registered already include:
Derick Pasternak, Corinne Cavanaugh, Roberta Greer, Jeffrey Borek, James Collins, Robert Davis, Jane Tornatore, Krista Dalton, Ralph Davis, Charley Dickey, David Endicott, Catherine Gibson, Gerry Maurer, Jeff Pritchard, Daron Vchulek, Kathryn Williams, Ken Colling, Sten Crissey, Robyn Grad, Suzanne Griffin, Carolyn Hojaboom, Candy J. Lee, Virginia McKenzie, Thomas Mesaros, Jim Moore, Mason Sizemore, Jean Thompson, Steve Crandall
To get the reduced rate Hilton hotel rooms, register now!
Cathy Gibson, Virginia McKenzie, Corinne Cavanaugh and others are taking the Amtrak train on Thursday at 11:15 and returning Sunday at 2:50, and they would love to have you join them!
If any questions, contact Ken Colling 206 391-9053.

Wider World of Rotary


Seattle #4 Rotary at Rotary First Harvest

By Virginia McKenzie

Have you been to a food pack at Rotary First Harvest yet?  If not, you should go!  It happens on the second Saturday of the month.  Watch the TOTEM to RSVP.  It’s a great opportunity to see the power of Rotarians working together and make new friends in our Rotary District at the same time.  As you can see, friends and family are invited too.  Don’t worry about having your own hair net, Rotary First Harvest will provide you with one!

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


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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