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Preview of April 13, 2016
The Future of Pharmacy
A distinguished panel of pharmacy leaders
We all know that the delivery of health care is constantly changing and facing significant challenges. Pharmacy is no exception. No matter how you slice and dice it, the world of pharmacy is changing right before our very eyes.

The role of the pharmacist in our community is going through a rapid and exciting transformation. What they do, for whom they do it and how they are compensated is changing on a seemingly daily basis. While leaders within the industry drive these changes, the pubic perception seems to be lagging far behind.

We are also fortunate to live in a progressive state when it comes to pharmacy practice. To help shed light on what this future of pharmacy truly looks like, and how it will impact us all, please join us for a dynamic conversation with today's leaders in the field of Pharmacy.

The Panelists:
Peggy Soule Odegard, BS Pharm, PharmD, CDE, Professor and Associate Dean, UW School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Odegard is the Associate Dean of the UW, School of Pharmacy for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program and an active Professor where her teaching and research emphasize diabetes, aging and collaborative care.
Amanda Bishop, PharmD, BCACP - Amanda is the Pharmacy Practice Coordinator for the ambulatory clinic pharmacy team at Virginia Mason Medical Center.She currently practices with two groups of providers at VM: General Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.  In addition to her clinical work, she is an active member with Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and is an Associate Professor with the UW. 
Don Downing is a Clinical Professor at the UW School Of Pharmacy in Seattle and Endowed Chair of the Institute for Innovative Pharmacy Practice. In 2015 Governor Inslee signed a bill written by Professor Downing, SB 5557, which requires all commercial health plans in Washington state to contract with pharmacists as medical providers in their health plans.

Jennifer L. Bacci, PharmD, MPH, BCACP is an Assistant Professor and the Kelley-Ross Faculty Fellow at the UW School of Pharmacy.  Dr. Bacci’s work focuses on the implementation and evaluation of innovative patient care models in community pharmacy. 

Dr. Jeff Rochon earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the UW School of Pharmacy and is CEO for the Washington State Pharmacy Association. Advocating for patient access to care provided by pharmacists is one of his top priorities.
Ryan Oftebro is a pharmacist and Principal/CEO of the Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group, which consists of five divisions located in Seattle, WA, including a PCAB accredited compounding pharmacy, a clinic based community pharmacy, long term care and a specialty contract pharmacy, and a clinical division dedicated to developing and implementing innovative pharmacy services.
The After Party

♦♦  Wednesday, April 13, 5-7pm  ♦♦♦
Elephant and Castle - 1415 5th Avenue
Join us to continue the conversation: The Future of Pharmacy
Review of April 6, 2016
Diversity enhances problem solving

Reporter: Laura Rehrmann
On a beautiful spring day in Seattle, surrounded by bunches of glowing red Skagit Valley tulips brought to us by by our club member Ollie Iversen from LaConner, we launched our meeting with a boisterous round of "You're a Grand Old Flag." It was sung in memory of Danner Graves as he loved conducting us in that song. Trish Bostrom accompanied on her banjo, and George Twiss gave the invocation.
Looking Ahead

April 13, 2016
The Future of the Pharmacy

April 20, 2016
Celebrating the National Park System

April 27, 2016
Clipper Around the World
SSC Program
PLUS Committee Fair
Hyatt Olive 8


Get Dirty. Have Fun. Spruce up a Local Treasure

The Seattle 4 Sustainability Committee, along with  Student Conservation Association ( SCA), invites you to the 2016 Earth Day work party at the Washington Park Arboretum on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 9 am to 2 pm.

This has been an exceptional event for Rotarians, family members, friends and High School students needing volunteer hour credits.  It is a great way to give back to our community and the Arboretum will be at its spring-bursting best.  Sign up on the link below and be sure to note Seattle Rotary as your affiliation.  See you there!


Maintenance Day at RBGC

The annual RBGC Maintenance Day will be held Saturday, April 23, 9-11:30am at the Rotary Boys & Girls Club (201 19th Avenue).  This year there will be a special ceremony to install the first of the Peacebuilders Committee's "Peace Poles" at 10;30am. Following the chores, Patrick Carter's famous strawberry shortcake and lunch will be served.  Contact David Levine ( to sign up.


Committee Fair - April 27
Save the date ~ Committee Fair coming on April 27 at the Hyatt Olive 8.  More details next week!
Save the Date - June 29
President Sue's Farewell Dinner

Wednesday, June 29
Seattle Yacht Club
$70/pp before June 1; $75/pp after June 1

More details to follow

Seattle 4 Rotary Club Manager
We are looking for a very special person: 
Seattle 4 Rotary Club Manager

Our members are an excellent resource to find our next Club Manager, responsible for day-to-day operations of the 5th largest Rotary club in the U.S. with nearly 500 members, who meet weekly with an annual budget of $750K, governed by a board of directors, a diverse membership engaged in various committees and the Rotary Service Foundation.   For specific information about the position follow this link to view the job description.  As Seattle 4 Rotarians you can appreciate the need for a ‘people person’ capable of multi-tasking in cooperation with changing club leadership and committee chairs.   Our Club Manager will help make our club’s ‘service above self’ mission actionable as a delegator who can align our club’s goals with actionable committee benchmarks and coordinate the work of the Rotary Service Foundation.  Our club’s search committee is now accepting applications, so who do you know that could take on this exciting, and challenging position?   To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to
Wider World of Rotary

Wider World of Rotary
Brought to you by the Rotary Relations Committee
Committee Chair: Trent Mummery
Club Secretary: Lisa Mayfield

Harmony in Coeur d' Alene - 2015-16 District Conference
A Family Friendly Event

About the conference:

The district conference is the Ultimate showcase for the programs and projects underway at the 50 Rotary clubs in our District. It is also a terrific opportunity for Rotary fellowship. Join us April 29 - May 1, 2016 for inspirational speakers, program and project updates and terrific social activities.

NEW "Kids Camp" at the Conference

What? Will there be drop-off child care at the Kids Camp?   Yes, there is drop-off care at the Kids Camp provided by Family Biz Kids during designated hours for ages 5-14 on Sat. and Sun. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort during the conference.

There will also be some activities for children of any age with an adult chaperone:
• kite building
• service project with school backpack assembly for Syrian refugees
• a kids corner
• a movie night
• hear from Youth Exchange high schoolers
• a kids menu, games, prizes, and more.
If you’ve been reluctant to bring your children or grandchildren or other future Rotarians to the district conference, hesitate no more! Questions about Kids Camp: contact Jean Thompson at

Register yourself now:
Book your hotel stay:
For all details please visit:

The following Seattle 4 Rotarians have already registered: Cathy Burnell, Daryl Campbell, Corinne Cavanaugh, Ken Colling, Steve Crandall, Sten Crissey, Jann Curley, Clark Daffern, Mark Davis, Ralph & Lynn Davis, Cathy Gibson, Ken Grant, Roberta Greer, Carolyn & John Hojaboom, Paul Ishii, Mariah Kimpton, Ben Linford, Lisa Mayfield, Barry McConnell, Carma McKay, Virginia McKenzie, Tom Mesaros, Jim Moore, Trent & Alexandra Mummery, Craig Nelson, Derick Pasternak, Skip Rowland, Harvey Rubinstein, Mason Sizemore, Jean & Hunter Thompson, Kathy Williams, and David Woodward. See you there!


Happy Birthday!
April 13
Amy Bautista, Trent Mummery, Theresa Wang, Sarah Weaver

April 14
Laurie Jonsson

April 15
Craig Dawson, John Hamer, Diankha Linear, Mason Sizemore

April 16
Jim Miller, Sandy Walsh

April 17
Ken Colling, Bob Lucurell

April 18
Mark Long, Jim McCurdy, Jennifer Porto
Totem Tip
Beginning next week, the Totem will have a whole new look, format and editor.  Farewell!
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