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Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     May 19, 2017


May 25
The Rainier Club
820 4th Ave

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Looking Ahead

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
Bell Harbor
Exploration of Implicit Bias
June 14
Grand Hyatt
Virtual Reality Panel
June 21
Seattle Arts Fair
June 28
End of Year Celebration
July 5
Happy Independence Day!


May 19
Jeff Gill
Lillian Sherman
May 21
Jill Dougherty
Joel Ferrell
May 22
Lisa Bury
May 23
John Kelly
May 25
Tom Jaffa
Beth Knox
May 26
Suria Elbietar
Harvey Rubinstein
May 27
Blake Hilty
May 28
Alan Kunovsky
May 29
Fedva Dikmen
Roberta Nestaas
May 31
John Blackman

May Membership Anniversaries

1 Year
Lisa Bury
Michele Centanni
Troy Coalman
Nathaniel Donohue
Joseph Montgomery
Jeff Snell
4 Years
Lina Kim
5 Years
Heidi Happonen
Bareq Peshtaz
Peter Wright
6 Years
Amy Bautista
Lisa Bridge
Dave Carlson
Liz Powell
Sarah Weaver
7 Years
David Fontana
8 Years
Terry Burns
Ken Grant
Faouzi Sefrioui
9 Years
Sue Beller
Jann Curley
14 Years
Jean Thompson
15 years
Jerilyn Brusseau
Paul Dziedzic
John Kilpatrick
16 Years
Charley Dickey
18 Years
Maureen Brotherton
19 Years
Kirk Greene
20 years
Fr. Steve Sundborg
21 years
David Endicott
22 Years
Robb Hunt
23 Years
Len Cereghino
24 Years
Scott Harrison
25 Years
Doug Seto
31 Years
Tim Bendokas (PP)
32 Years
Mason Sizemore
34 Years
Tom Herche
46 Years
Ken Lowthian
55 Years
Leigh Rabel
56 Years
Bill Bain


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.


May 24 at Noon
The Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave 

Hear first-hand from Bryan Mistele, Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of INRIX, the leading provider of real-time transportation information, connected car services and analytics worldwide. INRIX is at the forefront of connecting cars to smarter cities in more than 45 countries around the world. The company leverages big data analytics to reduce the individual, economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion.

‘Coming to America: Washington Welcomes the World’, a thoughtful discussion about how America engages

Totem Report by Pete DeLaunay
District Training Assembly
Saturday, May 20
8:00am-12:30pm @  Gene J Colin Education Hall at South Seattle Community College's – Georgetown Campus (6737 Corson Ave S  Seattle, WA  98108)
If you have not attended many Rotary events outside of Seattle #4, the District Training Assembly is the perfect place to start! It’s FREE, it’s in Seattle and it will really open your eyes to the Wider World of Rotary.  We hope to see you there!!
Seattle #4 Rotarians will be leading the following sessions:
  • What a Club Treasurer Needs to Know by Carolyn Hojaboom
  • How to Use Social Media and PR to Attract and Retain Members by Corinne Cavanaugh
  • How to Create a Community Free of Sex Trafficking by Virginia McKenzie

Celebration of Life for Joe James

Sunday, May 21
4:00pm @ Broadmoor Golf Club
2340 Broadmoor Dr. E.
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.
Join Rotary at Pacific Science Center for the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor on May 23rd, 2017. We will meet at the Laser Dome Theater at 5:30 Followed by a presentation by Felica Maffia prior to the tour of the Exhibit at 6:15pm. For those who’d like to, we will continue on to Uptown China Restaurant at 8:00pm for cocktails and dinner.
Please RSVP to Fedva Dikmen at
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
Edward Thomas House Tour
Wednesday, May 31
10:30-11:30am @ Jefferson Terrace
800 Jefferson St. 
You're invited to take a first look and celebrate the impact of Seattle Rotary Service Foundation's 2014 large grant. 

Remember when Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole invited us to participate in trainings with her officers?  Here is another opportunity for May, join Ken Colling in attending!  

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

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

If interested in please email Peacebuilder Committee co-chair Roberta Nestaas at

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: Pinkham and Skeel Reception
Tuesday, June 27
5:00-7:00pm @ the Seattle Yacht Club
Seattle Rotary Service Foundation's Pinkham & Skeel Circle of Service donors ($1,000+) are invited to a special reception at the Seattle Yacht Club.
Seattle City Rotaract Annual Kickoff Party
Wednesday, June 28
6:00pm @ Via6 Rooftop
Join us in celebrating the end of another successful year! Learn more about what we’ve accomplished and what we have planned for 2017-2018. Tickets are $20 and include food and drinks, all proceeds will benefit our mentoring program with youth in the King County Juvenile Detention Center.
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. 

Wider World of Rotary

Rotarians Advocate for Malaria Elimination in Uganda and Tanzania

By Jim Moore

Seattle 4 Rotarians Larry Granat, Jim Moore and Sarah Weaver spent a week at the end of April in NE Uganda with Rotarians from the Soroti Central club.  They visited Katakwi II anti-malaria Global Grant project sites and participated in both mosquito collection/analysis and health clinic monitoring activities led by NGO Pilgrim Africa staff.  Home stays with Soroti Rotarians were a treasured part of our experience.
From Uganda Larry, Jim, and Sarah joined Charley Dickey and Dorothy Echodu in Arusha, Tanzania where, representing Rotarian Malaria Partners, they attended the District 9211 Conference, joining 1,200 Rotarians from 131 clubs in Uganda and Tanzania.  Highlights of the conference were a keynote presentation on malaria elimination by Dr. Diana Measham of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the opportunity to spend time with R.I. President Nominee, Sam Awori, from Uganda.  The conference was quite an event just by itself, featuring Arabian Nights, Masai, and formal themes during each evening’s festivities.

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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