Rotary Club
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Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     March 31, 2017


April 6
Catalyst Loft
701 Pike Street #2125
Special Note: This is a BYOB event in a very cool space provided by our member Rich Lacher​

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Looking Ahead

April 5
The Westin
China in 2017: Big Issues in a Big Country with Gary Locke, Nelson Dong and Bob Kapp. Short program: Pacific Science Center and the Terracotta Warriors.
April 12
Grand Hyatt
Dr. Bill Thomas, Aging: Life’s Most Dangerous Game
April 19
Grand Hyatt
Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines
April 26
Hyatt Olive 8
Skylar Olsen, Zillow Senior Economist
May 3
In-meeting service project with World Vision
May 10
2nd Annual Seattle Fire Department Awards lunch
May 24
Hyatt Olive 8
Colby Underwood, Blue Marble CEO
May 31
Andrew Russell, Intiman Theater: The Life Changing Power of Live Theater


March 31
Hamilton McCulloh
Erick Slabaugh
April 2
Ben Linford
March 6
Jack Lauderbaugh
March 7
Sherry Calvert
March 8
Sharon Bloome
Michele Shaw
March 9
Shan Mullin
Dick Vadnais
March 11
Troy Coalman
Norm Johnson
March 12
Paul Dziedzic


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 just pull a speaker’s presentation off the shelf, Seattle Rotary Online has been sponsored by First Choice Health CEO, Ken Hamm. 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 $500Please contact Seattle 4 Rotarian, David Endicott by email or at 206-409-3275.

CHINA in 2017: Big Issues in a Big Country

April 5 at Noon
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave. 
For all of its apparent economic and military might, China in 2017 is confronting some of its largest and gravest internal social, economic and political challenges since its founding in 1949.  Three of Seattle’s leading experts on China – Gary Locke, Robert Kapp and Nelson Dong – will review those issues and share their insights and perspectives on the key domestic concerns that are probably motivating China’s President Xi Jinping on the eve of his historic first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and that are likely to remain central factors in the evolving U.S.-China relationship in the coming years. 

Winners for Life

Totem Report by Dann Mead Smith
Human Trafficking film screening and panel

Tuesday, April 4
6:30pm @ SIFF Cinema Uptown
511 Queen Anne Ave. N

SOLD tells the story of a Nepali girl who gets tricked into prostitution.  At the end of the film there will be a panel discussion with the producer of the movie, the executive director of Spruce Street Crisis Care Clinic, and a survivor of prostitution.

Also we'll announce hands-on service and awareness building opportunities for you to help End Sex Trafficking Now alongside your fellow Rotarians. 

Ticket sales end at Noon, April 4 and unfortunately, we cannot take walk ups.  Be sure to buy your tickets in advance.  Thank you! Hope to see you there.”


Remember when Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole invited us to participate in trainings with her officers?  Here are two opportunities for April.  

The training facility is located in SODO on Airport Way South. They will send a map    

RACE the power of illusion: Friday April 7, 8:00am-5:00pm

Bias free policing:
Wednesday April 26, 8:00am-12:00pm

If interested in either training or future ones, please email Peacebuilder Committee co-chair Roberta Nestaas.
Rotary first harvest Work Party
Saturday, April 8
8:30-11:00am @ Northwest Harvest Warehouse in Kent
Please join us at the next District 5030 Rotary First Harvest Food Pack at the NW Harvest warehouse in Kent. Spouses, friends and children (3rd grade and older) always welcome. This is a great way to give back while connecting with other Rotarians and enjoying complimentary pastries, tea and coffee!
Tulip time at rotary
Wednesday, April 12
1:30pm @ the Grand Hyatt
The Rotary Club of LaConner  will be bringing loads of beautiful tulips to our April 12th luncheon.  A bouquet of 10 stems is only $5 -- you'll want a bunch!
Earth Day service Event
Saturday, April 22
9:00am-1:00pm @ Washington Park Arboretum
2300 Arboretum Drive
Join the Seattle Rotary Sustainability Committee in a service project at Washington Park Arboretum. Volunteers will work on restoration through planting, mulching, removing invasive species, and maintaining trails throughout the arboretum. 
Ethnic Dinner - Save the Date!
Tuesday, April 25
6:00pm @ Tamarind Tree
1036 S. Jackson St.
Save the date for an ethnic dinner at Tamarind Tree, a popular spot for inventive Vietnamese cuisine and cocktails in an elegant setting.
Ten Grands
Saturday, May 13
5:30pm reception, 7:00pm performance @ Benaroya Hall
200 University St
Please join us on May, 13, 2017 for the show and the VIP party ahead of time on the Promenade!

Tickets have been saved for Rotarians at the price levels of $81 (orchestra level sides, as in the past) or $101 (orchestra level center). Purchasing these tickets allows Rotarians entry to the complimentary VIP party. To get these great seats and admittance to the party the code is GRANDS17 when purchasing.        
Rotary at the rep
Thursday, May 25
6:30pm cocktails, 7:30pm play
@ Seattle Repertory Theater 155 Mercer St. 
Come enjoy this great play with Seattle Rotary #4 and enjoy a pre-theater reception with no-host bar. Reception will be held in the Spirit’s Lounge on the second floor of the theater lobby.

Shooting Lesson

In follow up to the recent Guns in America program: John Hamer is organizing a group of Rotarians to visit a local shooting range. Click here for info on opportunity to participate in a shooting lesson.

Don't Miss Out!

Rotary District Conference
Portland, OR  April 21-23

Register NOW for our fun, informative and inspiring Rotary District Conference April 21-23 at the Hilton in downtown Portland!
Seattle # 4 Rotarians who have registered already include:
Derick Pasternak, Corinne Cavanaugh, Roberta Greer, Jeffrey Borek, James Collins, Robert Davis, Jane Tornatore, Krista Dalton, Ralph Davis, Charley Dickey, David Endicott, Catherine Gibson, Gerry Maurer, Jeff Pritchard, Daron Vchulek, Kathryn Williams, Ken Colling, Sten Crissey, Robyn Grad, Suzanne Griffin, Carolyn Hojaboom, Candy J. Lee, Virginia McKenzie, Thomas Mesaros, Jim Moore, Mason Sizemore, Jean Thompson, Steve Crandall
Cathy Gibson, Virginia McKenzie, Corinne Cavanaugh and others are taking the Amtrak train on Thursday at 11:15 and returning Sunday at 2:50, and they would love to have you join them!
If any questions, contact Ken Colling 206 391-9053.


Unless WRITTEN, SIGNED protests are received in the time period required, the following will receive a "Welcome to Rotary" notification that their membership has been accepted:
  1. Alejandro Grajal, Classification - Non Profit. President & CEO, Woodland Park Zoo (Kathy Williams)
  2. Gary Hartman, Classification - Insurance. Senior Broker, Payne West (Cathy Gibson)

Wider World of Rotary


Rotary Spring Fling!

You're invited to join District Governor Bo Darling and Patti Darling for the last party of the Rotary year. We promise it will be FUN and FREE! See details below.
When: April 5th from 5pm – 8pm
Where: Pickering Barn Issaquah (1730 - 10th Ave NW)
Who: Rotarians, family and guests (kids are welcome!)
What: Family-Friendly “Spring Fling” with fun tailgate style games/competitions
Food: There will be a food truck on site with food available for purchase – come hungry!
Beverages: We will be proving complementary beverages including beer, wine, water and soft drinks
RSVP to Claudine Campbell at or 425-463-9051

Join tens of thousands of Rotarians in Atlanta to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation and 30 years of women in Rotary!

Seattle # 4 Rotarians who have registered already include:

Catherine Gibson
Jean Thompson
Lisa Mayfield
Mason Sizemore 
Roberta Nestaas 
Jann Curley
Virginia McKenzie
Tom Mesaros 
Corinne Cavanaugh 
Mark Wright
Kathy Williams
Jim Moore
Larry Granat


Contact Us

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