Rotary Club
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Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                      September 2, 2016


September 8
Elephant and Castle
1415 5th Ave
Mark Tibergien, CEO of Pershing Advisor Solutions, will be joining us!

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Seattle4 to 313131

Looking Ahead

September 7
The Future of Financial Advice
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


September 2

Dan Heu-Weller,
Stephen Sprenger
September 3
Bryan Cairns
Skip Dupar III
Mike Gano
September 4
Susan Lane
Andrew Rapp
Barbie Seifert
September 6
Tom Herche
Mike Paul
September 7
Jay Blazey

Frank Thoen

September 8
Ralph Davis
Kirk Greene
Susan Schalla

September 11
George Futas
Skip Kotkins
September 13
David Fontana
September 14
Roger Chaffin
John Ellis

Jeanne McKnight

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.


Wednesday, September 7th at Noon
The Westin 

The business of financial advice is going through its most profound transformation in decades.  The implication for consumers is greater choice, more transparency and ultimately lower cost to access financial solutions.  Join former Seattle #4 Rotarian Mark Tibergien, CEO of Pershing Advisor Solutions, for context and insight as to what these changes mean for both the marketplace and the consumer.
Special Short Program on Sept 7th by 2016 International Youth Ambassadors from Taiwan!

Making Change: The Revolution in Math Education

Totem Report 
by Jeanne McKnight
There’s a revolution going on today in math education—taking kids from despising math to loving it and being empowered by it. What’s the deal? Dan Finkel shares all, even the secret mathematician handshake, with Seattle #4.
Meet Ross Stewart
Today I have the honor and privilege of introducing our new member Ross Stewart.  When you meet him you will be struck with his bright, articulate and ebullient charm. Born in New Zealand, Ross’s life and work eventually took him to Seattle where he has been a professor of accounting at Seattle Pacific University for 30 years.
behind-the-scenes Tour of SEa-tac airport
Friday, September 9
10:00am-12:00pm @
Sea-Tac Airport
The Port of Seattle is offering Seattle Rotarians the unique opportunity to receive a behind-the-scenes bus tour of Sea-Tac Airport.  Airfield operations and the airport’s environmental initiatives will be highlighted on the tour.  With limited spots available, reserve your space now by contacting Michele Centanni.
RSVP soon, only a few spots remain!
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 Lisa Mayfield at
continue the conversation
Wednesday, September 14 5:30pm @ Insignia
588 Bell St
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
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 Rotary. We only have 30 tickets on hold this year so get your tickets soon since this event has sold out the past two years.

Wider World of Rotary

Attend the DISTRICT 5030 Membership Training Seminar - free!

by Virginia McKenzie 
Mercer Island Community Center
Saturday, October 1 from 8:15am to 11:15am
October is fast approaching, it’s time for a Monster Mash! …no, make that a Membership Mash!

Topics include, but are not limited to…
• New “types” of membership
• Being ready for new members
• Improving Club Culture
• Priority #1 is Membership
• Personalized Inductions
• Membership Development

Who should attend? Rotary Club members in District 5030.  Especially if you are…
• Club Membership Chair
• Club President
• Club President Elect
• Any club that could use more members

Will this cost me? No, It’s FREE to the first 100 people that sign-up.

Will I go home with handouts, ideas, action items; stuff I can really use? You bet!

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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