Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights          November 15, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 12:00 PM
Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison Street
Nov 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Dec 04, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
Dec 11, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
Dec 18, 2019 12:00 PM
The Sheraton, 1400 6th Ave
Dec 25, 2019
Jan 01, 2020
Jan 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
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For those who drive to our weekly luncheons, here is some information about available parking options:

The Westin - for self-park or valet, obtain coupon at meeting registration for a discounted rate of $14.

Pacific Place is another good option only a couple blocks from most of our venues. The cost is $12 for up to 3 hours. The garage is accessed from either 6th or 7th between Pine and Olive.
The Sheraton, Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt, and Hyatt Olive 8 do not offer discounted parking.



At this week’s luncheon, Governance Committee Chair, Ken Colling, presented the slate of candidates for election on December 4, 2019 to serve for the Rotary year beginning July 1, 2020. 

Electronic ballots were sent via email on November 13th. Electronic voting closes at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, December 3. Ballots will also be available at the December 4th meeting until 12:25 pm, at which time voting will be closed for tallying. The election results will be announced at the end of the meeting.
Click the link below to view a list of candidates and their bios. 
If you did not receive your ballot, or if you have any issues casting your ballot online, please contact Mariah at

Notice to the Membership:
Proposed Bylaws Changes

Vote - December 4th Meeting

The board is recommending a change to the current club bylaws. The proposed changes are driven by a strategic decision for a greater emphasis on membership recruitment and retention including the establishment of a second Vice President level board position focused in this area.


Nov 15
Dow Constantine
Tom Mesaros
Nov 20
Rod Waldbaum
Nov 23
Ashok Gangolli
Nov 24
Lauren Domino
Nina Odell
Nov 25 
Trish Bostrom
David Brenner
Nov 26
Joseph Smith
Nov 27
Art Mazzola
Jon Zetlmaier
Nov 28
Judy Kaiser
Nov 29
Wier Harman III
Mary Wagner
Nov 30
Bill Gates Sr.


1 Year
Mary Johnstone
2 Years
Susan Bean 
Gene Boes
3 Years
Kathleen Fondren
Jaime Mendez
5 Years
David Fain
Robyn Grad
8 Years
Karen Lee
11 Years
Jane Pryor
13 Years
Dave Kraft
17 Years
Tom Hayward
Terry Van Nostrand
20 Years
Trish Bostrom
Paul Ishii
21 Years
Laura Rehrmann
Jonelle Johnson
22 Years
Sue McNab
31 Years
Tracy Garland
Jim Linardos
65 Years
Don Kraft

Bob Alexander



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Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor, Bob Alexander, and Silver Level Sponsor, Sherry Calvert of Caliber Investments.

In addition to supporting our club, becoming a Seattle Rotary Online sponsor brings many benefits. To learn more, click here, or contact Mariah for more details at


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Rotary Club of Seattle
1326 5th Ave Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-623-002

Caroline BobanickExecutive Director

Mariah Kimpton
Program 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 Executive Director, Caroline Bobanick, or Program 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!! 

Giovanna Mingarelli

From Kindness to Climate Change: Transforming the World through Positive Action

November 20th at Noon
The Renaissance, 515 Madison Street
There are one trillion hours of human good intentions that go untapped every year. Recent studies show Millennials, people ages 18-35, are the most likely to take action to help one another or support a cause they care about. Volunteerism is experiencing a paradigm shift in how these young people contribute to their favorite causes, with an unprecedented increase in the use of social media and text messaging to show their support.
Giovanna Mingarelli is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of two international companies: M&C Consulting and MC2. Her reach extends from northern Canada to Washington, D.C. to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.  Giovanna is an avid contributor and speaker at events and conferences relating to Millennial leadership, crowdsourced social action and the gamification of politics and business. For this work, she has been cited by Harvard Business Review and Forbes, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. In 2015, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).

Veterans Day Celebration and the Seattle Real Estate Market

Jeff Pyatt introduced our main speaker, Lennox Scott, the 40-year Chairman and CEO of John L. Scott, which has grown to become one of the top 20 residential real estate brands in the nation.  Lennox was last at our podium in 2011 as we were coming out of the great recession.  He shared his early memory of learning a leadership lesson as a Boy Scout: "do your job so we don't let the team down; we all have our place so the team can excel."
He reminded us that he called out the bottom of the market in 2011 and since then there has been incredible growth: "We have seen decades worth in one decade."  But he mentioned the problem of having a shortage of affordable housing as we have seen the median home price more than double in King and some surrounding counties and we are now seeing "an exploding market in Kitsap County."

Meet New Member Mike Hatzenbeler

It is my pleasure to introduce to you Mike Hatzenbeler, President and CEO of PROVAIL, formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of King-Snohomish counties.  His classification is Human & Community Services.  He was proposed by Heather Fitzpatrick and Seconded by Gene Boes. 

Check out Photos of our Meetings and Other Events

Together, Rotarians Transform the World

As Rotarians, we are leaders connecting for extraordinary good –both in our community and around the world.  Together we are eradicating polio and malaria, bringing fresh water to rural villages worldwide to stop the spread of disease, and helping our neighbors in need with housing, healthy foods, and educational opportunities.
Once a year we ask you to fulfill your membership obligations and take action by making two gifts that will transform our world.  One is to the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF).  The other is to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  Thank you for taking action now to help our club have a powerful and positive impact on our world.

Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF)
Large Grant Update

SRSF has sent out a request for proposals to organizations that work with the chronically homeless in Seattle, especially individuals who deal with substance abuse and mental illness.  As previously reported in the Totem, this topic was selected for the $40,000 grant after results from our September Table Talk. Proposals are due in early December and the decision will be made in January.  

Yakima Rotary
Centennial Party

Friday, December 6th from 6:00-11:00pm
Yakima Convention Center

One hundred years ago, Seattle 4 Rotary sponsored three clubs - Manila, Shanghai and Yakima. Join President Kim in Yakima on Friday, December 6th for Yakima Rotary’s Centennial celebration!  

Tickets are $50 per person and include food, entertainment, and a drink ticket. 

Wellspring Family Services Baby Boutique Needs Your Help!

Homeless families have an increased need for clothing and toys during the winter months. Please consider joining the Community Service Committee on the third Saturday of November and December from 9:15-11:15am to help sort and organize donations for families in need.
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Wellspring Family Services Work Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Nov 16, 2019
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Cystic Fibrosis Climb
1201 Third Avenue
Nov 21, 2019 4:30 PM
Shout, Sister, Shout!
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Dec 05, 2019 6:30 PM
Holiday Shopping with Kids
Rotary Boys and Girls Club
Dec 07, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Harvest Against Hunger Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Dec 14, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Wellspring Family Services Work Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Dec 21, 2019
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Rotary World Peace Conference 2020
Ontario Convention Center
Jan 17, 2020 7:00 AM –
Jan 18, 2020 10:00 PM
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