Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     August 11, 2017

Seattle Rotary Evening Edition

Thursday, August 17
James Moore Bar and Kitchen
We’ll be chatting with Randy McLeod about the huge changes we’ve seen in the vineyards around Washington in the last 10 years. Randy runs the Good Year Wine Club which is personally in touch with many of the vineyards in the area and mails selections to the participants. He’s incredibly knowledgeable and excited about the direction our local wine selections have been taking! Please RSVP.

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Seattle4 to 313131

Looking Ahead

August 23
The Westin
"Saying Yes To Change: A Personal & Professional Guide for Times of Transition" with Richard Grovves
August 30
Grand Hyatt
Gary Rubens
September 6
The Westin
Father Steve Sundborg


August 5
Jim Ellis
Patrick Evans
August 11
Joseph Chard
Freeman Fong
August 12
Nick Anderson
Paul Suzman
August 16
Patrick Carter
August 17
Peter Wright
August 18
Joseph Montgomery
Kathy Snowden
August 19
Steve Davis
Tracy Garland
Ian Hudson
August 20
Russ Taylor
August 21
KC Herren
August 22
Kari Rallo

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.

It's all about respect

August 16 at Noon
The Westin
1900 5th Ave
Past president, Dorothy Bullitt, will explore three aspects of leadership gleaned from her years as a leader in business, government and not-for-profits, and as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington where students compete to enroll in her leadership courses. She will punctuate her talk with examples from Seattle #4, then invite to the stage three of those Rotary leaders: past presidents Admiral Bill Center and Hotelier Paul Ishii, as well as past VP for Membership, lawyer Diankha Linear. Each will present a four-minute talk: Bill will discuss Taking Care of Your People; Paul Ishii, Intuitive Leadership; and Diankha Linear will explore Motivational Leadership through the prism of Love Languages. Come listen to your colleagues speak, and reflect upon your own approach to leadership – both in and out of the work place.



Totem Report August 9, 2017
By Pete DeLaunay

Meet Cody Fritz
Meet Timmy Pham
Rotary VIP Ship Tour on August 4, 2017
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
Tuesday, 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. Join 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 the 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 is close to the concession stands.

Twenty 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 start at $34. A portion of the funds will be donated to Seattle City Rotaract to help 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

Have you ever thought about going on an International Service Project with your fellow Rotarians?  I highly recommend it!!  It will be the highlight of your life as a Rotarian.   Join Rotarian Malaria Partners and Pilgrim Africa on a trip to Uganda April 23-May 6, 2018.  A detailed agenda is attached.  The estimated cost is $2,350 per person.  Interested?  Reach out to Larry Grant directly at


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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