Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
Founded 1909                            Weekly News and Highlights                      April 27, 2018

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May 9
The Westin
Ally Svenson,
MOD Pizza - Enlightened Leadership
May 16
The Sheraton
Annual Seattle Firefighter Awards
May 23
The Westin
Entrepreneurs Panel with GeekWire
May 30
The Westin
Tod Leiweke - NHL in Seattle
June 6
The Westin
Opioid Epidemic
June 13
The Westin
James Whittaker


April 28
John Adams
Tom Mormino
April 29
Dorothy Echodu
May 2
Gerry Maurer
May 3
Tom Hayward
James Wong
May 4
Howard Burton
Alan Sclater
May 5
Eric Robinson
Roger Wylie
May 6
Alan Bergen
May 8
Susan Adler
Jane Pryor
1 Year
Alejandro Grajal
Gary Hartman
2 Years
Lauren MacLeod
3 Years
A Michael Adams
Rosanne Lapan
Constance Miller
Benjamin Wicks
4 Years
Christopher Otto
5 Years
Lauren Domino
Michele Shaw
8 Years
Kelly Holm
Kari Rallo
9 Years
Gary Drobnack
10 Years
Steven Boyd
Robert Mucklestone
12 Years
Richard Hopp
13 Years
Linda Cheever
14 Years
Hollie Ellis
Freeman Fong
15 Years
Alfred Benaroya
18 Years
Jean Bateman CFRE
Norman Johnson
25 Years
Michael O'Byrne
31 Years
Robert Parks
33 Years
Rex Clark
34 Years
James Burdett
41 Years
Ralph Munro


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


Intended as a library of past presentations, 
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.


Do you have a friend, co-worker, or acquaintance who you think would enjoy Rotary membership? 
Contact Caroline Bobanick at 206-623-0023 or for more information or to reserve a complimentary lunch for a prospective member. 
Mark Wright

Cindy Runger 
President-Elect Nominee
Kim Moore

Immediate Past-President
Catherine Gibson 
Board Chair
Roberta Nestaas

Vice President for Membership
Corinne Cavanaugh 

Vice President for Service
Kelly Pearson 

Vice President for Programs
Hamilton McCulloh

Virginia McKenzie

Carolyn Hojaboom

Ken Grant 
TRF Chair
Roberta Greer
David Siebert
Ken Colling

Terms ending 6/30/2018
Roberta Greer
Trent Mummery
Allison Parker
David Siebert
David Woodward 

Terms ending 6/30/2019
Linda Cheever
Jimmy Collins
Beth Knox
Ben Linford
Kim Moore

Terms ending 6/30/2020
Ken Colling
David Levine
Rob LoBosco
Harold Scoggins
Jane Tornatore

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! 

The state of Journalism in America 

May 2 at Noon
Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine St.
Princessa Ballroom
Join us this Wednesday at the Grand Hyatt for a program dedicated to the state of journalism. Is there such a thing as fake news? How do we know which news to trust? News organizations are at the center of an intense political debate right now. To help sort it all out, KCTS and Crosscut Executive Editor Greg Hanscom will lead a panel discussion featuring Hanson Hosein and Neal Karlinsky. Hosein is the Director of Communication Leadership at the University of Washington. He’s also a former NBC News correspondent. Karlinsky is a former longtime network correspondent with ABC News. Invite a friend or colleague for what’s sure to be a lively, intelligent conversation. See you at noon on Wednesday at the Grand Hyatt!


Naveed Jamali: an international man of mystery at Rotary

Totem Report April 27, 2018
By Dann Mead Smith
Meet Bonnie Towne
Introduced April 18, 2018
Maintenance Day at the Rotary Boys & Girls Club
Saturday, April 28
9:00-11:3oam @ the Rotary Boys & Girls Club,
201 19th Ave.
Rotarians, friends, and family are invited to come help spruce up your investment at the Rotary Boys & Girl Club's Annual Maintenance Day on Saturday April 28th. We'll get started at 9:00am and finish with lunch at 11:30am. The club is located on the corner of 19th & E. Spruce.  Bring your favorite gloves or tool. Please see Robert Stadler or Simone Loban for more information.
Bellevue run for autism
Sunday, April 29
6:15-9:45am, Downtown Bellevue
Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club urgently needs more volunteers for their All in for Autism run benefiting autism and related community services. For more information and to sign up, click the link below. Be sure to put "Rotary" as the volunteer organization” when you sign up.
YRL Cocktails and Conversation
Thursday, May 24
7:00-10:00pm @ 1221 1st Ave.
Enjoy networking and quality conversation with fellow Rotarians. Member Conrad Wouters will be sharing his home, DJ skills, craft cocktails, and a stunning sunset view. Young and young at heart are welcome. Tickets are $15.
Thursday, May 31
5:00-7:00pm @ the Women's University Club, 1105 6th Ave.
Enjoy a spotlight session with  esteemed member of Seattle Rotary Laurel James, followed by quality conversation. Conveniently located downtown, join your fellow Rotarians and guests after work at the Women's University Club. 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 $15. Hope to see
                                 you there!
Mariners Fire Boat Tour
Saturday, June 9
11:00am-2:00pm @ Seattle Fire Station 5, 925 Alaskan Way
Join Seattle Rotary Mariners in a tour of the newly remodeled Seattle Fire Department Station 5 on the Seattle waterfront. Children five and older are welcome to join the tour. After the tour, we will have lunch at Ivar's Acre's of Clams.
Search & Rescue Night
Saturday, June 9
7:30-11:30pm @ Union Gospel Mission - Men's Shelter, 318 2nd Ave. Extension South
Join fellow Rotarians on a Search & Rescue evening with Seattle's Union Gospel Mission. The night is spent providing wool blankets, food, water, and other supplies to our homeless neighbors. We will also offer them the opportunity to come inside for a night of safe shelter at the Mission.
Seattle Police Harbor Patrol Tour
Saturday, July 21
11:00-1:00pm @ Seattle Harbor Patrol Marina, 1717 N. Northlake Pl.
Join the Seattle Rotary Mariners for a personalized tour with the Seattle Police Harbor Patrol.

Members in the news

Last Friday, Seattle #4 Member Consul General Giro Yamada’s compelling opinion piece was featured in the Seattle Times.
CG Yamada explains the plight of foreign women when divorcing from U.S. spouses, and he advocates for practical solutions – from increased social awareness to deterrence mechanisms. 


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. Eric Roecks, SVP and COO for WSP USA / Individual membership with a Consulting classification / proposer Trent Mummery and seconder Jane Tornatore 

2. Jevon Powell, Owner of Scontrino-Powell / Corporate membership with a Consulting classification / proposer Kathy Williams and seconder Corinne Cavanaugh 

3. Stacie Sherman, Sr. Marketing Manager for T-Mobile / Individual membership with a Telecommunications classifications / proposer Charley Dickey and seconder Trent Mummery


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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 Thursdays
Horizon House, 900 University St. 
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 Wednesday
Rotary Club meeting venue

Contact Us

Rotary Club of Seattle
1326 5th Ave, Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101
Caroline Bobanick
Club Manager
Phone: 206-623-0023
Mariah Kimpton Associate Club Manager
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