Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     February 17, 2017


February 23
Ivar’s Acres of Clams 1001 Alaskan Way S.

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Looking Ahead

February 22
Bell Harbor
Diplomacy Day with Canadian Consul General James Hill and Mexican Consul General Roberto Dondisch

March 1
Mayor Ed Murray with a State of the City address. Short program with General Stephen Lanza, JBLM

March 8
Bell Harbor
Chris Murray, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at UW. Short program with the Seattle Women's Chorus

March 15
McCaw Hall
Pacific Northwest Ballet, Peter Boal & Ellen Walker with a sneak peak of the upcoming performance "Director's Choice" featuring PNB dancers

March 22
Grand Hyatt
Guns in America: Finding Common Ground with Rex Caldwell from 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


February 17
Maureen Brotherton
Carl Donovan
February 23
Kris Stred
February 28
Nancy Giunto
Candy Lee
March 1
Burr Stewart

February Membership Milestones

1 Year
David Brenner
William Dickinson
Jill Dougherty
Sandra Walsh
2 Years
Tony Mestres
Steven Shaw
Lyle Tenpenny
3 Years
Stephen Lanza
David Levine
4 Years
Jan Levy
5 Years
Paul Graves
Deanna Hobson
Jeffrey Parker
6 years
James Miller
Eric Weiss
7 Years
Steven Crandall
Carolyn Hojaboom
Maren Norton
8 Years
Susan Ershler
10 Years
Kenneth Hamm
Hamilton McCulloh
13 Years
Alan Kunovsky
John Warner
Peter DeLaunay
David Woodward
14 Years
Roy Mann
16 Years
Kim Moore
17 Years
Donald Kurth
18 Years
Michael Barrett
20 Years
John Nesholm
Jack Lauderbaugh
Bill Center (PP)
24 Years
Dennis Fleck
27 Years
Rodney Waldbaum
29 Years
Jonathan Bridge
Larry Granat
Carol Nygren
30 Years
Arthur Mazzola


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.

Second Annual Diplomacy Day

February 22 at Noon
Bell Harbor, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66 - Harbor Room

North American Diplomacy:
The Mexican and Canadian Perspectives
Meet Evan Steinruck
Introduction from 2/8/17/17
Fellow Rotarians and guests, it is my pleasure to introduce our newest Rotarian, Evan Steinruck. 

The Oscars and Immigration: Our Best and our Worst

Totem Report by Bret Anderson
Trivia for a Cause with Seattle City Rotaract
Monday, February 20
7:30pm @ Chuck's Hop Shop, 2001 E. Union St. 
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, but plan to arrive early to get a seat. 
ICE Detention center Tour
Wednesday, March 8
10:00-11:00am @ Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, 1623 E J Street, Tacoma, WA
Join your fellow Rotarians for a tour of the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center.
We will have a tour debrief with a Northwest Immigration Rights staff person after Rotary on March 8th from 1:30-2:30. Our meeting will be held at Bell Harbor Convention Center on that date.
Only 15 slots available, RSVP by noon on 2/24 to Michele Centanni at Each attendee will need to provide (name, date of birth, country of birth, and last 4 numbers of SSN.
Music4Life™ Instrument Drive 2017
Wednesday, March 8
11:30am @ Bell Harbor
2211 Alaskan Way
Music4Life™ and Seattle #4 Rotary Arts Committee invite you to support kids by donating a musical instrument.
Here’s what Seattle 4 Rotary Club members can do to help:
  1. Donate an Instrument.  We’ll collect them at the 2nd meeting of the month by the entry to the luncheon. 
  2. Invite your friends, family, colleagues, and social media contacts to do the same.
  3. Where appropriate, share this message with your co-workers and employees.  Ask them to donate an instrument.
  4. Learn more about Music4Life on their website 
Questions? Contact David Endicott at (206) 409-3275, or
Winners for Life Hosts - Last Chance to sign up!
Wednesday, March 29
11:00am @ the Washington State Convention Center
The annual Winners for Life Reception and Luncheon, sponsored by the Youth, Schools and Early Education Committee, is seeking Rotarian Hosts for the March 29th event.
The Hosts will not be expected to contribute anything monetarily…but they will be asked to help make our Winners and their guests comfortable, and devote the time for the 11 a.m. reception followed by the noon luncheon at the Washington State Convention Center.
Please sign-up today…March 29th will be here soon! The sign-up deadline is Friday, March 3rd.
Learn more here:
Human Trafficking film screening and panel

Tuesday, April 4
6:30pm @ SIFF Film Center
305 Harrison St

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. 

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

Rotary District Conference
Portland April 21-23

A new attraction has been added to our District conference:  Sue Nixon’s “Nearly Dan” band will be performing Saturday night! This is one more reason for attending in addition to the following:  
  1. Seattle 4 will be singled out and honored 
  2. 30 years of women in Rotary will be celebrated
  3. Mark Wright will be the Emcee
  4. Peace poles will be “planted”
  5. Rotarians from throughout King County will be attending hence a great networking opportunity
  6. Seattle 4 will have its own Hospitality Suite with wine generously donated by Ralph Davis
  7. We get to know other Seattle 4 Rotarians even better
  8. There are outstanding speakers
  9. District Conference is a learning opportunity and just plain FUN!
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 1:50, and they would love to have you join them!
If any questions, contact Ken Colling 206 391-9053.

Atlanta Bound Young Professionals 

By Virginia McKenzie
The D5030 Young Professionals Committee with Victoria Bledsoe of SLU Rotary and Mariah Kimpton of Seattle City Rotaract is organizing how to distribute scholarship funds to help send our young professionals and Rotaractors to the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta.  We hope to see you there too!!!


Polio Warrior and past Seattle #4 President Ralph Munro meeting with Congressman David Reichart to advocate for congressional funding for polio vaccines.


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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