Rotary Club
of Seattle
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    Founded 1909                   Weekly News and Highlights                     December 16, 2016

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Looking Ahead

December 21
Happy Holidays!
No meeting
December 28
Happy New Year!
No meeting
January 4
Hyatt Olive 8
Economic update with Chris Mefford from Community Attributes
January 11
Washington State Convention Center
Come meet Rotary International President John Germ
January 18
Hyatt Olive 8
Christina Lomasney, CEO of Modumetal,
and General Lanza
January 25
Grand Hyatt
Jerry Dipoto, Mariners GM
February 1
Scilla Andreen, IndieFlix
February 8
Hyatt Olive 8
Stockton Rush, OceanGate and Whoosh Innovations


December 16
Bruce Jones
December 17
Kevin Crane
December 18
Bill Center
December 23
Brian Bruce
Bill Marshall Jr.
December 24
Jeff Pritchard
December 26
Chris Clark
Mike O'Byrne
December 27
Jordon Voss
December 28
Eric Weiss
December 29
David Fain
Daron Vchulek
December 30
Grace Chien
December 31
Dan Evans

December Membership Milestones

2 Years
James Kraft
Jane Tornatore
4 Years
Susan Haris
5 Years
Bret Anderson
6 Years
Alan Bergen
Andrew Rapp
9 Years
Brian Bruce
Stephen Sprenger
12 Years
Mark Wright
14 Years
John Rafn
15 Years
Heather Fitzpatrick
16 Years
Maria Tringali
19 Years
Michael Gano
William Montero
20 Years
Ann Marie Kimball
22 Years
Linda Walton
23 Years
Paul Cressman Jr.
David Siebert
24 Years
Susan Adler
James Duncan
25 Years
Assunta Ng
29 Years
Anne Farrell, PP
36 Years
Skip Kotkins, PP
38 Years
Carl Behnke
40 Years
Cork Hardinge


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.

No meeting
December 21 or 28

The Seattle Rotary office will be closed for the holidays the week of December 26-30.
See you back in 2017!

2016 Seattle Rotayr Holiday Luncheon Highlights

Featuring the new holiday classic, "Rudolph the Rotary Reindeer", with lyrics by Albert Evans:
You know Dasher and Dancer
and Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid
and Donner and Blitzen.
But how about the deer
who said, “Santa, I’m outa here!”
Rudolph the can-do reindeer
dreamed of what he could achieve
if he could be of service
more than just on Christmas Eve.
All of the other reindeer
told him, “Rudy, dude — relax.
Why try to be a hero?
Sit and eat your reindeer snacks.”

Then one day the four-way test,
touched him to the core.
He flew down to Puget Sound
where he joined Seattle Four.
Now he’s a happy reindeer
helping his community.
Rudolph the Rotary reindeer,
you’re as good as good can be!
Is it true and is it fair?
Will it build goodwill?
Does it lend a friendly hand?
Does it help folks climb the hill?
Those are the simple standards
Rudy follows faithfully.
Rudolph the rotary reindeer,
you’re as dear as deer can be!
Save the Date: Ethnic Dinner
Tuesday, February 7
Mamnoon, 1508 Melrose Ave.
Save the date for an ethnic dinner at Mamnoon, where you'll enjoy a modern union of Middle Eastern cuisines. 
Space is limited. To reserve your spot contact Fedva Dikmen at to

Save the Date: meet Rotary International President John Germ this January!

Seattle #4 Rotary Luncheon
Wednesday, January 11
12:00pm @ The Washington State Convention Center. Guest tickets must be purchased in advance. 
Trivia for a Cause with Seattle City Rotaract
Monday, January 23
7:30pm @ Chuck's Hop Shop, 2001 E. Union St. 
Our last trivia night was such a success, they invited us back for another! Make a team and grab a beer. Play trivia for a good cause! Proceeds to benefit Seattle City Rotaract's Monday Mentoring Program at the King County Juvenile Detention Center. No need to RSVP.

Registration is now open for the 2017 District Conference!

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. 

Wider World of Rotary

By Virginia McKenzie 

Seattle #4 Rotarians visit Everett Rotary for their Centennial Celebration

Seattle #4 Rotarians were invited as guests of honor to the 100 year celebration of Everett Rotary.  Seattle #4 is the club that sponsored Tacoma #8, who then sponsored Everett Rotary.  This is an extra special Rotary moment for me, because my mother is Immediate Past President at Everett Rotary.  See Deborah Wright on the far right of the photo.  Did you know the practice of Happy Bucks was started in 1977 at Everett Rotary?  You can read about it in this news article from The Everett Harold.


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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