Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
Founded 1909                            Weekly News and Highlights                       January 26, 2018
Thursday, Feb. 1
The James Moore Bar & Kitchen
1920A 2nd Ave

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February 7
The Westin
Norm Stamper
February 14
Grand Hyatt
Michelle Rhee
February 21
The Westin
Diplomacy Day
February 28
The Westin
March 7
The Westin
Dr. Astrid Pujari
March 14
Hyatt Olive 8
Winners for Life


January 26
Catherine Gibson
January 27
Doug True
January 28
Derryl Willis
January 30
Ben Wicks
January 31
Matt Bratlien
Jann, Curley
Charley Dickey
February 3
Annie Wakefield
February 5
Sten Crissey
Linda Walton
February 6
Conrad Wouters


Celebrate and support your fellow Rotarians during good and difficult times. Share news of kudos, awards, illness or loss with the Rotary Cares Committee (co-chaired by Fedva Dikmen & Jane Tornatore) — our group is dedicated to supporting and celebrating Seattle #4 members. Click here to contact the committee and share your news!


Bob Alexander


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Seattle Rotary Online sponsorships are available to companies or other organizations that wish broader awareness within the club or community.
Sponsorships are available for as little as $500. Please contact Seattle 4 Rotarian, David Endicott by email or at 206-409-3275.

January Membership Anniversaries

1 Year
Richard Andersen
Randy Frisch
John Kelly
Gary Mayes
Evan Steinruck
Steve Tyler
2 Years
Robert LoBosco
Alexandra Mummery
Karl Newman
3 Years
Daryl Campbell
Margaux Kendall
4 Years
Sherry Zins Calvert
Corinne Cavanaugh
Diankha Linear
7 Years
George Cox
Joseph Heslet
Lillian Sherman
10 Years
Conrad Wouters
11 Years
Adrienne Jeffrey
13 Years
Anna Liotta
Burr Stewart
14 Years
Whitney Mason
15 Years
Jim Spady
Jacqueline Lorenz
16 Years
Patrick Carter
17 Years
Everett Billingslea
18 Years
Jeffrey Borek
19 Years
David Moore
20 Years
Patrick Evans
21 Years
Bradley Fowler
23 Years
Nancy Cahill
25 Years
Christopher Clark
27 Years
David Herrild
28 Years
J. Sten Crissey
Douglas Boyden
29 Years
William Fetterley
Fedva Dikmen
30 Years
Laurie Jonsson
35 Years
Robert Davidson
38 Years
John King
39 Years
Robert Calhoun
40 Years
William Weisfield
44 Years
Neil McReynolds

A conversation with Governor Jay Inslee

January 31 at Noon
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave
The 2018 legislative session is a short one – 60 days that are usually focused on making minor fixes and adjustments to state budgets and policies. But one major issue has taken center stage, and that’s Gov. Jay Inslee’s effort to reduce carbon pollution by putting a price on it. With a similar citizens initiative mounting, businesses are starting to line up in favor of legislative action this year. Nine states already have carbon programs in place and six more are considering it. Will Washington be among the next to join the growing number of states, provinces and nations that price or cap carbon? Greg Hanscom, executive editor of KCTS and Crosscut will talk to the Governor about this issue, and other news of the day.
Due to the expected high turnout for this program, we are asking members to RSVP for any guests in advance by contacting Mariah at 206-623-0023 or

General Barry McCaffrey provides worldwide perspective on challenges to U.S. national security

Totem Report January 24, 2018
By Pete DeLaunay

Calling all Seattle Rotarians to Serve as Hosts for "Winners for Life"

Wednesday, March 14
11:00am-12:00pm reception 
12:00-1:30pm luncheon
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave. 
Each year, the Rotary Club of Seattle honors high school students who have shown exceptional character in overcoming significant obstacles to remain in school.

On Wednesday, March 14th, we need 40 Seattle Rotarians to each host a “Winner for Life” at the reception and regular Rotary luncheon.  Rotary pays for the reception and meals of the Winner and their guest, and Winners receive a plaque, but YOU make the recognition more personal!

Announcing a new schedule for evening events starting this February

After Party 

February 1, 8, and 15
5:00-7:00pm @ the James Moore Bar & Kitchen
Join fellow Rotarians and guests after work for a
standing social get together every Thursday except for the last of the month.

Evening Edition

February 22
5:00-7:00pm @ the Women’s University Club

Enjoy a spotlight session with an esteemed member of Seattle Rotary with quality conversations following. Conveniently located downtown, join your fellow Rotarians and guests after work at the Women's University Club on the last Thursday of every month. A heavy appetizer buffet for $15, $6-8 wine, and $8-10 mixed drinks are available to purchase by credit card. Onsite parking is also available for a modest rate. Hope to see you there!
Seattle Rotary Community Peace Pole Planting

Saturday, February 3
11:00am-1:00pm @ Seattle Fire Station #22, 901 East Roanoke St.

Join Seattle Rotary Peacebuilders for the planting of the first peace pole in 2018!
Participate in the dedication, help plant the Rotary peace pole, and join a tour of the new fire station led by Seattle #4 member and SFD Chief Harold Scoggins.
Hearts and Wine
Friday, February 9
6:00-9:00pm @ The Foundry, 4130 1st Ave S.
Support Rotary First Harvest and local food banks by drinking good wine!
Please join us for Hearts & Wine 2018, an elegant evening of great wine, food, jazz, live auction of unique experiences/wine, and so much more!
Rotary First Harvest
Saturday, February 10
8:30-11:00am @ Northwest Harvest Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S., Kent
Join Rotarians and Rotaractors from around the district for a morning of hands-on service.  You'll be helping to pack some of the millions of pounds of healthy fruits and vegetables RFH provides every year for families and individuals in need.

Memorial Services for Mason Sizemore

Saturday, February 10 at 2:00pm at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church. 
Sunday, February 11 at 2:00pm at the WAC Crystal Ballroom. 
Both are open to friends, fellow Rotarians, and family.
Baby Boutique
Saturday, February 17
9:15-11:30am @ Wellspring Family Services, 1900 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 
Volunteer with Wellspring Family Services Baby Boutique.
Bring your friends and family – ages 4 and older are welcome! Space is limited, RSVP to Tai Powell.
SPruce street Kitchen Tour
Thursday, February 22
4:30-5:30pm @ 1102 E Spruce St.

Tour Spruce Street’s new kitchen – designed, donated, and built by Rotarians!

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Two gifts...
We change the world

Once a year we ask you to make two donations.  One is to the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF).  The other is to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  If you have not yet made your donations, please consider doing so today.  Thank you! 

Wider World of Rotary

This column is sponsored by the Rotary Relations Committee. 
District 5030 once again hosted “Blue Denim,” a meeting of District Governors and future DGs from four Western Districts.  Our leaders get new ideas on involving Rotarians in the life of the community.
The Puget Sound Rotary Network (motto: “Rotary Means Business”) provides such an opportunity; contains information about this business-oriented network. In this vein, District Governor Nominee Bill McElroy is organizing vocationally oriented outreach sessions.  One will take place in the South Lake Union neighborhood this year.  More information will be forthcoming about this event.
Peacebuilder committees are gearing up throughout Rotary.  In addition to four District-wide projects under direction of Cathy Gibson, our Peacebuilders participate in Global Grant proposals in Latin America and Africa.  Roberta Nestaas has the details.
The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will come to Seattle, July 1-6, 2018. More than 4,000 athletes representing all states will compete in 14 Olympic-type sports. We hope to attract Seattle Rotarians to volunteer at some events.  One can sign up as a volunteer now, but we are considering organizing a Rotary volunteer corps.  Look for further information on this topic in the near future.


Unless  protests are received in the time period required (seven days), the following will receive a "Welcome to Rotary" notification that their membership has been accepted:
  1. Eu-wanda Eagans – Chief Operating Officer, Northwest Harvest – Corporate Membership with Nonprofit Classification.  Proposer, Tom Betts, and Seconder, Lisa Mayfield.
  2. Bartosz Nowierski, Owner/Broker of Bartek Properties LLC – Individual membership with Real Estate classification – Proposer, Howard Crabtree, and Seconder, Cindy Runger.


For more information on committees, including those that do not have regular meeting times, see the committee page on our website. Meeting times and locations are subject to change, contact committee chairs for more information. 


11:00 am, 2nd Wednesday
Lobby of the Rotary Club meeting venue
Business Mentor Program
1:30 pm, 1st Wednesday 
Rotary Club luncheon room
Community Service
11:00 am, 1st Wednesday
1326 5th Ave., 7th floor conference room
4:00 pm, 3rd Tuesdays
Two Union Square, 601 Union St. Suite 5122
International Service
10:30 am, 3rd Wednesday
1201 3rd Ave. Davis Wright Tremaine, #2200

11:00 am, last Wednesday of the month
Rotary Club meeting venue
5:30 pm, on 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Perkins Coie, 49th floor of 1201 3rd Ave
Virginia McKenzie, Liaison
Rotary Boys & Girls Club
11:30 am, 3rd Wednesday
Lobby of the Rotary Club meeting venue
11:00 am, 4th Wednesday September-June
Northern Trust, 1301 Second Ave., Suite 2600


10:00 am, 3rd Tuesday
1215 4th Ave., 3rd floor conference room
5:00 pm, 1st Tuesday
The Columbia Tower Club
3rd Thursday of the month at alternating times and venues. Email reminders will be sent in advance of each month's meeting.
Rotary Relations
11:00 am, 2nd Tuesday
Rotary Club meeting venue
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Contact Us

Rotary Club of Seattle
1326 5th Ave, Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101
Caroline Bobanick
Club Manager
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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