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    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                      September 9, 2016


September 15
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Looking Ahead

September 14
Education in the 21st Century
September 21
How Scientific Wellness Will Revolutionize Your Healthcare
September 28
Mike Medeiros, Vice President, Delta Airlines
October 5
Sustainability and Carbon Markets
October 12
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole


September 11
George Futas
Skip Kotkins

September 13

David Fontana
September 14
Roger Chaffin
John Ellis
Jeanne McKnight
September 15
Faith Ireland
Jeff Pyatt
September 16
Kristi Marchbanks
Todd Summerfelt
Bill Weisfield
September 17
Bob Boeshaar
Bruce Williams
September 18
Steve Crane
Bob Davidson
Jan Levy
September 19
Jackie Bardsley
September 20
Stan Foster Jr.
September 21
Joe Heslet
Jonelle Johnson
Lisa Mayfield

September Membership Milestone Anniversaries

2 Years
Nick Anderson
Cynthia Bush
Andy Chin
Christine Hansen
Duk-ho Moon
Jennifer Robinson
Erin Welch
John Woolford
3 Years
Paul Frogley
Omura Masahiro
Marci Nakano
3 Years
Nyasha Tunduwani
3 Years
Lisa Mayfield
Fedva Dikmen
3 Years
Michael Verchot
3 Years
Dominik Musafia
Linda Rough
3 Years
Cory Carlson
16 Years
Thomas Jaffa
17 Years
Harvey Rubinstein
Howard Burton
22 Years
Thomas Mormino
Karen Wong
24 Years
James Bowles
James W. McCurdy
26 Years
Paul McTaggart
27 Years
Sharon Bloome
George Futas
29 Years
Faith Ireland
Shirley Lansing
30 Years
Donald Murphy
31 Years
Carl Donovan
44 Years
Robert Wiley
46 Years
Jerry Costacos

Seattle Rotary Online

Seattle Rotary Online is a significant marketing opportunity that is available to organizations that wish to help co-sponsor it. Many of Seattle Rotary’s most prominent speakers are available on our website to anyone with a computer and broadband access. 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, and Gary Gannaway before him. 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 $500. 
Please Contact Seattle Rotarian, David Endicott  by email or at (206) 409-3275.

21st Century education

Wednesday, September 14th at Noon
The Westin - Cascade Ballroom

Let’s look ahead to what’s working and what’s not as our local schools prepare students for their future. Hot topics include the International Baccalaureate program and the challenges / opportunities of optimizing student diversity.

Your Money, Your life, and Entertainment from Taiwan

Totem Report 
by Mike Colbrese
Rotarians meet to talk money and applaud Taiwan Youth Ambassadors.
Rotary First Harvest Work Party
Saturday, September 10
8:30-11:00am @ Northwest Harvest Warehouse in Kent
Help pack fresh produce for our local food banks. RSVP to Alex Mummery at
continue the conversation
Wednesday, September 14
5:30pm @ Insignia, 588 Bell St, Sky Retreat Floor 41
RSVPs required by 9/13
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates
Join President Cathy Gibson in a "Club Read" this summer. To RSVP click the link below or call the office at 206-623-0023. 
Street Bean Kickoff Party
Friday, September 16
6:00pm-8:30pm @
5015 Roosevelt Way NE
Street Bean is opening their second location, supported by a grant from the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation, and you're invited to the kickoff party! Join us to celebrate the new location and more job training for youth. 

Rotary Day at UW Football

Saturday, September 17th
Game starts at 5:00pm @ Husky Stadium
Huskies vs. Portland State
District Hydro Museum Social
Monday, September 19th
6:30-8:30pm @ Hydroplane & Race Boat Museum
Bring your family, friends and guests. Free admission and snacks, cash bar. 
Wednesday, September 21st
10:30-11:45am @ 925 Fourth Ave
The International Service Committee invites all Rotarians to meet special guest speaker and CNN Hero, Razia Jan, who is a champion for Afghan girls' education.
RSVP to (walk-ins welcome)
Plymouth Housing Group’s Feel Better Fair
Friday, September 23rd 
9:00am-11:00am or 11:00am-2:00pm
This health fair, funded by a Rotary 4 Community Service Grant, provides Plymouth’s formerly homeless residents with access to a variety of health resources, from healthy cooking to vaccinations, diabetes care, and more.  Join Plymouth Housing Group to make a positive, healthy impact on their residents’ lives.
Volunteer shifts include set-up, guest registration, and resource table greeter. Contact Meghan Rowley at: or 206-374-9409 x 135.
Hike with Rotary on Mt. rainier
Saturday, October 1
9:00am @ Longmire Hot Springs
Join fellow members for a hike to Comet Falls with the option to continue on the Mildred Point extension.
For any questions you may have, feel free to contact either Gary Drobnack at 206-330-5702,, or Jim Moore at 206-793-2444,
Rotary at Seattle Rep: King Charles III
Friday, November 18
6:00pm Reception, 7:30pm Play @ Seattle Repertory Theater
It is that time again for our annual play and behind the scenes reception at the Seattle Rep. We only have 30 tickets on hold this year so get your tickets soon since this event has sold out the past two years.
Here is the former, now late United Press International Al Webb’s post 9/11 article.

Wider World of Rotary


by Virginia McKenzie 
Please join us at the next District 5030 Rotary First Harvest Food Pack at the NW Harvest warehouse in Kent on Saturday, September 10th, from 8:30am – 11:00am.  
Optional group brunch afterwards.  Spouses, friends and children (3rd grade and older) always welcome!  This is a great way to give back while connecting with other Rotarians while enjoying complimentary pastries, tea and coffee!
Space is limited. Please let Alexandra Mummery know if you can attend at  And then secure your volunteer spot at:

Travel to Southern India May 2017 

Prosperity Rings' micro credit staff, led by Rotarians Nancy and Derick Pasternak, invite District 5030 Rotarians to travel to Southern India in early May of 2017. The timing will revolve around the exotic event of a lifetime, the annual Trissur Elephant Festival May 5.
You will participate in a work project with the micro credit borrowers funded by your grant. The tour will also include the bizarre and colorful Kathakali dances, the Madurai Hindu Temple, a stay on a houseboat, idyllic spice, tea and rubber plantations in the lush mountains of Munnar, and other activities that draw you into the charms of Southern India. The Prosperity Rings project received SRSF funding in 2014 as part of a District Grant, as well as a Global Grant several years earlier. 
Please contact Derick Pasternak if you are interested at

Contact Us

Rotary Club of Seattle
1215 4th Ave. Suite 1215
Seattle, WA 98161
Caroline Bobanick
Club Manager
Phone: 206-623-0023
Fax: 206-623-0216
Mariah Kimpton Associate Club Manager
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