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August 19
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August 20
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August 21
Nick Anderson
Caitlin Grant
August 22
Kari Rallo
August 23
John Hojaboom
August 25
David Frum
August 26
Brad Fowler
August 28
Bonnie Towne


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Jonny Holz
2 Years
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Suzanne Fortune
Kela Hall
Kelly O'Brien
Dan Varghese
Janet Welcher
3 Years
Annie Wakefield
4 Years
Ross Stewart
5 Years
Jennifer Porto
7 Years
Anne Bugge
8 Years
Liz McGrath
9 Years
Catherine Cleveland
Ben Reiber
10 Years
Rachelle Nesta-Goff
11 Years
Fred Grimm
Eric Robinson
13 Years
Virginia McKenzie
17 Years
Bill Gates, Sr.
18 Years
Bill Marshall, Jr.
19 Years
Stan Savage
20 Years
Bruce Williams
25 Years
Rich Senseney
27 Years
Carl Lucks
29 Years
Dorothy Bullitt
31 Years
Bob Lucurell
35 Years
Mark Davis
36 Years
Watt Taylor
Paul Suzman
46 Years 
Dick Vadnais

Bob Alexander



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You can find a full list of our committees with descriptions on our website. Contacting the committee chair, listed below, is the best way to find out how to get involved. 


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Diplomacy Task Force

August 19th at 12:00pm
*Social time starting at 11:45am*

Governor Gary Locke, Bellevue College Interim President

Gary Locke, interim president of Bellevue College (BC), will share more about how BC continues to serve students, and the community, amid the pandemic, and why a continued investment in higher education by the state is critical in addressing the economic impact of COVID-19 and longstanding societal inequities.

Bellevue College, the state’s largest open admission institution of higher learning, offers students degree pathways in specialized career fields directly in response to workforce demands. Governor Locke will share how these programs—like Running Start—make higher education affordable to a broad range of learners while still providing an educational experience that leads to high paying careers.

He will also discuss the challenges BC faces as the campus deals with the emotional aftermath of the art installation defacement, and as we recognize the impact of systemic racial injustice on Black students, staff, and faculty. BC is also facing significant budget shortfalls due to the pandemic, and Governor Locke will explain why now, more than ever, the state needs to maintain its investment in our students, and our future.

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Or dial in on your phone: (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584

Links from the August 12th Meeting

Jennifer Jones has been nominated as president-elect of Rotary International, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
Our speaker, Steve Crandall, provided a copy of his presentation including equipment suggestions. You can find a copy of that here. 
Meet New Member Cindy Watson
President Jeff, fellow Rotarians, and honored guests… Introducing new members is a very real privilege, in no small part because I get to meet some really, REALLY, fantastic people.  When I interviewed Cindy Watson, my immediate thought was how... in… the… world… to introduce her – she is that impressive.  Fortunately, later that day, I watched a YouTube video of David Letterman inducting Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and that gave me my inspiration for today.


Thursday, August 20th at 5:30pm on ZOOM 

Rotary Happy Hour on World Mosquito Day

Did you know that August 20th is World Mosquito Day which commemorates the discovery that female mosquitoes are the cause of malaria infection?  Join us for this special Happy Hour when we'll hear from two members as they share their personal experiences on malaria service projects to Africa, learn how to mix the perfect gin & tonic, be entertained with some mosquito jokes, and of course, have time to socialize with fellow members.  For every member who attends, we will purchase a mosquito net to protect a family and help curb the spread of malaria. This is a happy hour where you can truly connect for good - don't miss it!! 
Dial-in: 253 215 8782 US
Meeting ID: 826 5318 9033

Thursday, September 3rd at 4:00 pm 

Summer Read for the Next Peacebuilder Book Club Discussion

Paula Houston has recommended The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander for our next Peacebuilder Book Club discussion on Thursday, September 3rd.  This will be the third in our series following the highly recommended White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo and So You Want to Talk About Race by Oluo Ijeoma.  Order now.  The audio book is the easiest and quickest to obtain. 

Would You Like Support from Your Fellow Members? 

Our Rotary Cares team is ready to listen and to  support you.  One of the wonderful things about our club is that you have many friends --you just need to reach out to tap into our amazing network of caring people.  Please contact one of our Rotary Cares Committee Co-chairs listed below to let us know how we can help. 
Fedva Dikmen:
Sue McNab:

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Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Mariah Kimpton
Program Manager
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