Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
Founded 1909                            Weekly News and Highlights                       November 22, 2017

Seattle Rotary Evening Edition

Thursday, Nov. 30
Anthony's Pier 66
2201 Alaskan Way
This Evening Edition we will hear from our own successful and insightful member, Bill Weisfield. His talk, titled "Your Business and Your Life---25 Tips in 25 Minutes," will start at 5:20pm.

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December 6
The Westin
Jonathan Sposato
December 13
The Sheraton
Holiday Party
December 20
No Meeting - Happy Holidays!
December 27
No Meeting - Happy Holidays!


November 25
Trish Bostrom
David Brenner
November 27
Art Mazzola
December 1
Mike Barrett
Ruthann Howell
Erin Welch
December 2
Carese Busby
Carl Lucks
December 3
Dave Lenox
December 5
Bret Anderson


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


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 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 $500. Please contact Seattle 4 Rotarian, David Endicott by email or at 206-409-3275.

November Membership Anniversaries

1 Year
Kathleen Fondren
Rebecca Hellman
James Hill
Jaime Mendez
Shouan Pan
2 Years
Danny Hocoy
3 Years
Molly Carney
April Collier
David Fain
Jeffrey Gill
Robyn Grad
Melissa Merritt
5 Years
Lisa Yeager
6 Years
Karen Lee
9 Years
Jane Pryor
11 Years
David Kraft
15 Years
Thomas Hayward **
Terry Van Nostrand
16 Years
Jeffrey Pyatt
18 Years
Paul Ishii
Patricia Bostrom
Michael Colbrese
19 Years
Jonelle Johnson
Laura Rehrmann
20 Years
Susan McNab
29 Years
James Linardos
Tracy Garland
32 Years
J. Shan Mullin
34 Years
William Smead
69 Years
Donald Kraft

Amazon HQ2 - Everything you need to know about the biggest headquarters contest ever

 November 29 at Noon
LOCATION CHANGE - Hyatt Olive 8 1635 8th Ave.
GeekWire’s Monica Nickelsburg will lead a conversation with Heather Redman, Co-Founder, Flying Fish Partners and Chair of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist with Windermere Real Estate about the economic impact of Amazon and the retail giant’s desire to establish a second headquarters. Amazon promises 50,000 jobs and a $5 billion investment in the new city. As many as 238 municipalities apparently want what we already have in Seattle – should they? We’ll find out what HQ1 has meant to Seattle’s economy and way of life and what a second corporate headquarters means in the long run. 

Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws 

On October 26, 2017 the Club's Board of Directors approved amended language in the Club’s Bylaws. 
To view the board-approved Bylaws change before the membership votes click the link below.  Correction: Vote on December 6th.

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! 
Annual Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 13
11:00am Reception and caroling with the Rotary Rogues
12:00pm Luncheon 
The Sheraton, Grand Ballroom
Holiday Classics straight from Broadway performed by The 5th Avenue Theatre performers. Celebrate the season, sing along with your fellow Rotarians, and share the joy with friends, family and colleagues. It's an annual tradition you don't want to miss.
Members on the program plan do not need to RSVP.
For members not on the program plan and guests, tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available online and after the weekly meetings on November 29 and December 6. Tickets at the door are not guaranteed, and are first come, first serve.
Tickets are $42 for guests and members not on the program plan. We also have kid's tickets available for a discounted price of $28. Starting December 7, the price for all tickets will rise to $45
Holiday Gift Drive
November 29-December 13
Weekly Lunch Venue
We are supporting Farestart and Spruce Street by providing gifts for children in need. Gift tags will be available for pick up at the meetings through Dec 6th. Bring your gifts or gift cards to a Rotary meeting before Dec 13th
Andrew Wyeth: in retrospect
Thursday, November 30th
5:30pm @ the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave.
Join the Seattle #4 Arts Committee for a docent-led tour. Meet at Admissions at 5:30pm. No-host social hour at Goldfinch Tavern to follow. Space is limited to 30, so RSVP soon.
Saturday, December 9
9:15-11:30am @ Wellspring Family Services, 1900 Rainier Ave S., Seattle
Wellspring Family Services’ Baby Boutique.
Bring your friends and family – ages 4 and older are welcome! Space is limited. 
Saturday, December 9
10:00am-3:00pm @ Rotary Boys & Girls Club
201 19th Ave
Each year the Rotary Community Service Committee, in conjunction with the Rotary Boys & Girls Club, creates a wonderful opportunity for all Rotarians (and friends/families) to take a deserving, less-fortunate child on a holiday shopping outing. All of the children are from the Rotary Boys & Girls Club and are selected for the program on the basis of need.


The Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF) has announced a new pilot program called “Opportunity Grants”.  SRSF is trying to be responsive to the preferences of our member donors and the needs of our community, recognizing that sometimes our usual structure of annual grants does not make funds available when special opportunities, emergencies, and unique needs arise.
All applications must be received by SRSF by December 1, 2017.


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
8:00 am, 3rd Tuesday Sept-June
Stoel Rives, 600 University St., 36th floor
International Service
10:30 am, 3rd Wednesday
1201 3rd Ave. Davis Wright Tremaine, #2200

11:00 am, 4th Wednesday
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
Torchy's on the 2nd floor of the WAC
3rd Thursday of the month at alternating times and venues. Email reminders will be sent in advance of each month's meeting.

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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