Rotary Club
of Seattle
Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                   Weekly News and Highlights                     November 4, 2016


November 10
5:00-7:00 pm
The Pike Brewing Company
1415 1st Ave
Special Feature: Pre-Party Hard Hat Tour of the Pike Place Market Renovation (see event info below)

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Looking Ahead

November 9
Washington State Convention Center
Veterans Day Program - Learn How Starbucks is Supporting Veterans and Their Families
November 16
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle Rotary Service Foundation Campaign Kick-off
November 23
Happy Thanksgiving!
No meeting
November 30
The Westin
Joseph Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund
December 7
Benaroya Hall
Lodovic Morlot, Music Director of the Seattle Symphony


November 4
Sue McNab
Don Root
Terry Zerngast
November 5
Karl Newman
November 6
Jim Loder
November 8
Darlene Corkrum
Suzanne Griffin
November 10
William Dickinson
Jim O'Donnell
John Schroder
November 12
Jeff Borek
Hollie Ellis
Bob Johnson
Dave Kelly
November 13
Adrienne Jeffrey
Anna Liotta
Liz McGrath
November 14
Jeff Clarke
Paul Cressman Jr.
Roberta Greer
Maria Wilcox
November 15
Tom Mesaros


62 (68) years
Donald Kraft (PP) *
31 Years
J. Shan Mullin
28 Years
Tracy Garland
James Linardos
19 Years
Susan McNab
18 Years
Laura Rehrmann (PP)
Jonelle Johnson
17 Years
Michael Colbrese
Patricia Bostrom
Paul Ishii (PP)
15 Years
Jeffrey Pyatt
14 Years
Terry Van Nostrand
Adm (Ret) Thomas Hayward
13 Years
Mary Ross
10 Years
David Kraft
9 Years
Scott Robertson
8 Years
Jane Pryor
5 Years
Karen Lee
4 Years
Lisa Yeager
2 Years
Molly Carney
April Collier
David Fain
Jeffrey Gill
Robyn Grad
Melissa Merritt
Susan Schalla
1 Year
Christopher Destro
Danny Hocoy


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.

Veteran's Day Program

November 9th at Noon
Washington State Convention Center
Ballroom 6A
Join in a salute to our club’s member-veterans and learn about Starbucks's corporate commitment to veterans including a coffee tasting offered by the company’s Armed Forces Network partners. 
This week's program sponsored by:

University of Washington Leads in Innovation and Impact

Totem Report 
by John Hamer
Today’s meeting celebrated the University of Washington: WOOF!
Seattle Rotary Mariners Potluck
Saturday November 5
6:00pm @ Mike and Penny O'Byrne's House
The Seattle Rotary Mariners invite you for a good fellowship potluck and after dinner presentation by our own Sue McNab on the Northwest Passage.
RSVP to Mike O’Byrne –
Elwha Exploration Day 
Sunday, November 6
10:00am @ NatureBridge in Olympic National Park
111 Barnes Point Road, Port Angeles
Join the Sustainability Commitee for a short tour of NatureBridge's Olympic campus and overview of the Elwha River Restoration Project, then head out to the now wild river for a “boots on the ground” look at the recovery site. You’ll enjoy a “field lunch” (provided by NatureBridge) in a beautiful location on the Elwha.
Pike place marketfront hard hat tour
Wednesday, November 9
4:30pm @ Pike Place Market
This exclusive inside tour will highlight the Market's expansion, the MarketFront, and showcase how the public has been instrumental in this historic transformation of our city's treasured public market.
Volunteer to Deliver Dictionaries to 3rd Graders
Various dates, October-December
The joint project of the Seattle 4 Education and Community Service Committees, funded by your SRSF, provides almost 600 dictionaries for third graders in some of Seattle’s most needy schools. 
Your help is needed with the distribution to the children in their classrooms.  We work in teams of two and have dictionaries for 10 schools.  
Rotary First Harvest Work Party
Saturday, November 12
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 while enjoying complimentary pastries, tea and coffee!
RSVP through the link below or to Alex Mummery at
Trivia for a Cause
Monday, November 14
7:30pm @ Chuck's Hop Shop, 2001 E. Union St. 
Make a team and grab a beer. Play trivia for a good cause! Proceeds to benefit Seattle City Rotaract's Monday Mentoring Program at the King County Juvenile Detention Center. No need to RSVP.

rotary at seattle rep: king charles III

Friday, November 18
6:00pm Reception, 7:30pm Play @ Seattle Repertory Theater
It's that time again for our annual play and behind-the-scenes reception at Seattle Rep! We only have 30 tickets on hold this year so get your tickets soon since this event has sold out the past two years. 
UW Football Tailgate
Saturday, November 19
Time TBD @ Husky Stadium, E-1 Parking Lot
Share with the members of Fellowship and the Rotary Club of Seattle the magic on Montlake. The Huskies (currently ranked 5th in the nation) take on Arizona State on Saturday Nov. 19th. No game ticket required just an interest in Fellowship!
$5 per person contribution requested to cover full tailgate including a sandwich bar, beer, wine, and snacks.

Registration is now open for the 2017 District Conference!

Join Rotarians from across the district to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Rotary International Foundation and the 30th anniversary of women in Rotary with weekend of fun, fellowship, and inspiration. The conference will be held April 21-23 at the Hilton in Downtown Portland. 

Save the date for the Annual Seattle Rotary Holiday Party!


Changes to Attendance Policy

In April 2016, the Rotary International Coucil on Legislation passed that Rotary Clubs may relax their attendance requirements.  On August 25, 2016 the Board of Directors for Seattle Rotary adopted this policy.  Going forward, attendance at our regular Rotary lunch meetings will still be captured and reported to the District 5030 secretary.
What does this mean to you?
  • If you are a Committee Chair or organizer of a Service Project / Fellowship Event, you are not expected to report attendance to the Rotary office.
  • If you like to show consistency for 100% attendance and you miss a Seattle Rotary lunch, you should self-report your make up at (on the homepage under "Meeting Information")
If you have questions about this policy please contact our Club Secretary, Virginia McKenzie, at


by Virginia McKenzie

Connecting for Good Tour

The Young Professional movement in Zone 25/26 is on the move!!  On October 31 Seattle City Rotaract and Rotarian Malaria Partners hosted a costume party for ~50 young professionals. It’s all part of the #RotaryConnectingForGood publicity campaign were an RV full of Young Rotarians and Rotaractors is making its way down the West Coast to the Rotary Zone Institute. 
Special thanks to Nancy Osborne and Seattle City Rotaractor, Devon Hay, for organizing the event.  Follow the story!
FB: rotaryzones25.26
Twitter:  @zone2526 and #RotaryConnectingForGood 


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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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