Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     August 18, 2017

Seattle Rotary Evening Edition

Thursday, August 24
The Triple Door
216 Union St
Join the Evening Edition this Thursday for a an evening of drinks and treats and continue the conversation about leadership with former Rotary Club President (2006-07) Admiral Bill Center. Please RSVP!

Receive a weekly text with meeting location and program: 

Seattle4 to 313131

Looking Ahead

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


August 18
Joseph Montgomery
Kathy Snowden
August 19
Steve Davis
Tracy Garland
Ian Hudson
August 20
Russ Taylor
August 21
KC Herren
Nick Anderson
August 22
Kari Rallo
August 23
John Hojaboom
August 24
David Owens
August 25
Aubrey Buxton
Bill Montero
August 26
Brad Fowler
August 28
Jerry Costacos
August 29
George Harris
Laurel James
James Keating
Rob LoBosco

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.

SAYING “YES” TO CHANGE:  A Personal & Professional Guide for Times of Transition

August 23 at Noon
The Westin
1900 5th Ave
Richard Groves, an internationally-acclaimed speaker and author, will lead us through an engaging program on successfully navigating life’s tough transitions — at work and at home. Richard and his late wife Mary founded the Sacred Art of Living Institute in Bend, Oregon. He has taught for more than 30 years, speaks nine languages and has degrees in philosophy, religion and law. Richard will help us see that change isn’t something to fear, but rather embrace as a natural part of life. This is the first in an occasional series of Seattle #4 programs dedicated to mind, body and spirit. 


What Makes a Great Leader? Rotary Program Hears from Our Own Leaders

Totem Report August 16, 2017
By Jeanne McKnight

Meet Lacey Clark
Meet Mark Dyce-Ryan

Rotary Club of Seattle Important Member Survey

Rotary International is empowering individual clubs to determine the best format for their meeting frequency and attendance requirements. As a valued member of the Rotary Club of Seattle, we invite you to let us know your preferences for meeting frequency, location, and cost.  Please contribute to our survey which will take less than five minutes.  Your leadership team will carefully review your answers. If the outcome of this survey reflects a desire for a different meeting cadence and cost it will be considered seriously, and feasibility explored so we can adapt to the needs and desires of our members.  Thank you!
Dorm Painting at Spruce Street
Saturday, August 26th
10:30am @ 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.

Purchase tickets by August 31 to be entered in a drawing to watch the last 20 minutes of the first half 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

Seattle #4 is joining eight other Rotary Clubs from District 5030 in the “ Zone 25/26 Sustainable Club Project for 2017-2020.”  This is a commitment to grow our club’s membership year over year for three years and is a perfect echo of the Strategic Plan passed last year.  Special thanks to Corinne Cavanaugh who is leading this initiative as our VP of Membership.  Our success will be a team effort for sure!  Keep inviting your friends and business associates to Rotary!!


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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