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Weekly Totem
    Founded 1909                    Weekly News and Highlights                     May 5, 2017


May 11
Oliver's Lounge
405 Olive Way

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Looking Ahead

May 10
2nd Annual Seattle Fire Department Awards 
May 17
Grand Hyatt
Coming to America: Washington State Welcomes the World
May 24
Hyatt Olive 8
Bryan Mistele, Innovation in Traffic Technologies
May 31
Andrew Russell, Intiman Theater: The Life Changing Power of Live Theater
June 7
Venue TBA
Exploration of Implicit Bias
June 14
Grand Hyatt
Virtual Reality Panel
June 21
Seattle Arts Fair
June 28
End of Year Celebration


May 5
Eric Robinson
May 6
Alan Bergen
May 8
Susan Adler
Jane Pryor
May 9
Walt Maas
Allison Parker
May 10
Stephen Lanza
Neil Larson
Rich Senseney
May 12
Jackie Kopson
Daniel Weiner
May 13
Carl Behnke
May 14
Melissa Merritt
May 15
Jerilyn Brusseau
Mark Davis
Bob Mucklestone
May 16
Randy Frisch
Connie Miller
Jim Moore
May 17
Sam Davidson
Dave Siebert

May Membership Anniversaries

1 Year
Lisa Bury
Michele Centanni
Troy Coalman
Nathaniel Donohue
Joseph Montgomery
Jeff Snell
4 Years
Lina Kim
5 Years
Heidi Happonen
Bareq Peshtaz
Peter Wright
6 Years
Amy Bautista
Lisa Bridge
Dave Carlson
Liz Powell
Sarah Weaver
7 Years
David Fontana
8 Years
Terry Burns
Ken Grant
Faouzi Sefrioui
9 Years
Sue Beller
Jann Curley
14 Years
Jean Thompson
15 years
Jerilyn Brusseau
Paul Dziedzic
John Kilpatrick
16 Years
Charley Dickey
18 Years
Maureen Brotherton
19 Years
Kirk Greene
20 years
Fr. Steve Sundborg
21 years
David Endicott
22 Years
Robb Hunt
23 Years
Len Cereghino
24 Years
Scott Harrison
25 Years
Doug Seto
31 Years
Tim Bendokas (PP)
32 Years
Mason Sizemore
34 Years
Tom Herche
46 Years
Ken Lowthian
55 Years
Leigh Rabel
56 Years
Bill Bain


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.

Second Annual Seattle Fire Department Awards

May 10 at Noon
The Sheraton, 1400 6th Ave.
*Program will begin early at 12:00pm*

Join the Seattle Fire Department and Seattle 4 Rotary Club to celebrate and honor SFD's 2016 Annual Award recipients for their exemplary service and demonstrated leadership.

Awards include: Chief of the Year, Officer of the Year, Civilian of the Year, Firefighter of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Customer Service and additional commendations and unit citations.

Two countries, many needs and a vision to share

Music4Life™ Instrument Drive 2017
Wednesday, May 10
11:30am @ the Sheraton
Music4Life™ and Seattle #4 Rotary Arts Committee invite you to support kids by donating a musical instrument.
Here’s what Seattle 4 Rotary Club members can do to help:
  1. Donate an Instrument.  We’ll collect them at the 2nd meeting of the month by the entry to the luncheon. 
  2. Invite your friends, family, colleagues, and social media contacts to do the same.
  3. Where appropriate, share this message with your co-workers and employees.  Ask them to donate an instrument.
  4. Learn more about Music4Life on their website 
Questions? Contact David Endicott at (206) 409-3275, or

Remember when Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole invited us to participate in trainings with her officers?  Here is another opportunity for May, join Ken Colling in attending!  

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

Bias free policing:
Friday June 1, 7:00am-11:00am

If interested in please email Peacebuilder Committee co-chair Roberta Nestaas at

Aquarium Tour
Saturday, May 13
10:00am-12:00pm @ the Seattle Aquarium
Join us at the Aquarium for nature talk and a guided tour. Parents, grandparents and children third grade and older are welcome to what promises to be a fun event for all. For those of us who want to stay a little longer, the Aquarium Café will be open for lunch and afterwards we can tour to our hearts content.
Please RSVP via email to 206.229.0554. See you there.
"DIG" at the Burke Museum

Saturday, May 13
1:00-3:00pm @ The Burke Museum UW campus (enter through the loading Dock on the west side)

Seattle Rotary members are invited to experience a “DIG” at the Burke Museum where you get a chance to experience a mini field camp and learn how K-12 teachers are being trained to teach STEM in the classrooms with real science. You will be working with 66 million year-old fossils from actual field samples and see the Tuft-Loves Tyrannosaurus Rex.  This is where you learn to become researchers.

Space is limited so please let us know if you are coming by emailing Megan at or call 206.420.2152.

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.        
Weapon Use and Training
Saturday, May 20
10:30am @ Wade's Eastside Gun Shop, 13570 Bel-Red Rd

Includes training lesson and
use of weapons (ammunition extra)
Cost is $50. Space is limited and the deadline to sign up is May 10.
Email or call  206.910.5270 to sign up

Celebration of Life for Joe James

Sunday, May 21
4:00pm @ Broadmoor Golf Club
2340 Broadmoor Dr. E.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Past President Joe James at 4 pm on Sunday May 21 at Broadmoor Golf Club. All Seattle Four members are welcome.
TerraCotta Warriors Tour
Tuesday, May 23 
5:00pm @ Pacific Science Center, 200 2nd Ave. N.
Save the Date for a tour of the Terracotta Warriors exhibit featured in the April 5th short program. More details to come!
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.
May 26-29
11:00am-6:00pm daily @ Seattle Center
Join the fun of FolkLife and your Rotary friends as we collect instruments at the Seattle Center FolkLife Festival, May 26,27,28 and 29, 2017.
We would be excited if you could volunteer for a two hour time slot, or more. Please sign up with your name, email, phone number and time and date(s) available.
Marli Iverson, Music4Life Volunteer Co-Chair, with Lynn Lindsay
a Spring Fellowship Hike
Thursday, June 1
5:30pm @ Chirico trailhead
DISTANCE: 4 miles roundtrip
HIGHLIGHT: Great views from the top and can watch the paragliders.
WHAT TO BRING: Water and a picnic supper if you want to eat at the top.
DETAILS: Ben Wicks
Seattle City Rotaract Annual Kickoff Party
Wednesday, June 28
6:00pm @ Via6 Rooftop
Join us in celebrating the end of another successful year! Learn more about what we’ve accomplished and what we have planned for 2017-2018. Tickets are $20 and include food and drinks, all proceeds will benefit our mentoring program with youth in the King County Juvenile Detention Center.
Save the Date: President's PArty
Thursday June 29
Queen City Yacht Club
 Every year in June, Seattle Rotary Mariners celebrate the completion of the term of Seattle Rotary’s president with a President’s Dinner Celebration, which is open to all members of the Rotary Club and their guests.  This year the event will be at the Queen City Yacht Club. 

Wider World of Rotary

By: Virginia McKenzie

The Rotaractor of the Year for Seattle City Rotaract is Rekha Mathew!!   She dove head first into all things Rotary!!  As the VP of Programs at Seattle City Rotaract she did a great job of networking and inviting outstanding speakers for the club.  And when the speakers arrived she made them feel right at home.  She wants to continue to do good in the world through Rotary. And we are all optimistic about her next year as President of Seattle City Rotaract.  To meet Rekha Mathew and other exciting members of Seattle City Rotaract, please join us on June 28 for their anniversary party!

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
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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