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Sep 04, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin
Sep 11, 2019 12:00 PM
The Renaissance
Sep 18, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin
Sep 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Oct 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Grand Hyatt
Oct 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Grand Hyatt
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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.

Sept 3
Mike Gano
Janet Welcher
Sept 4
Susan Lane
Andrew Rapp
Barbie Seifert
Sept 6
Tom Herche
Sept 8
Kathleen Fondren
Kirk Greene
Sept 9
Johnny Lau
Sept 11
George Futas
Skip Kotkins


2 Year
Marc Kurose
Jim Stevens
Linda Thompson-Black
Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim
Derryl Willis
3 Years
Matt Albertson
Kevin Crane
Lindsay Klarman
Dave Lenox
Nima Samiee
5 Years
Nick Anderson
Jennifer Robinson
6 Years
Michele Centanni
9 Years
Nyasha Tunduwani
11 Years
Lisa Mayfield
15 Years
Michael Verchot
16 Years
Dominik Musafia
Linda Rough
20 Years
Harvey Rubinstein
25 Years
Karen Wong
27 Years
Jim Bowles
Jim McCurdy
29 Years
Paul McTaggart
30 Years
George Futas
32 Years
Faith Ireland
Shirley Lansing
33 Years 
Don Murphy

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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Common Purpose: Community Building and Democracy with David Domke

September 4th at Noon
The Westin, 1900 Fifth Avenue
David Domke is a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington and the Founder and Director of Common Purpose, an organization that works to foster, support, and amplify a democracy that is just and inclusive with a focus on voter mobilization and community building.  He is the author of two books including God Willing?: Political Fundamentalism in the White House, the ‘War on Terror’ and the Echoing Press and The God Strategy: How Religion Became A Political Weapon in America. For the past dozen-plus years, Domke has spoken about politics and communication with political, media, public audiences, organizations, and campaigns around the country. He is committed to inter-racial and inter-generational community building and was one of a group of community members who created civil rights pilgrimages to the US South in 2014, which has grown into non-profit Project Pilgrimage.

System Failure and Our Criminal Justice System with Scott Lindsay

When asked about what we can do about our criminal justice system, Scott Lindsay said, “Help educate influential people.”  Our task is “to shape the conversation in different ways and start to lead that conversation.” 
President Kim introduced our guest speaker, Scott Lindsay, an attorney, who has previously served as the public safety adviser to the City of Seattle and was senior national security counsel to the U.S. House Oversight Committee. He also founded the Seattle Navigation Team that works with people in homeless encampments.
Scott started with images of two contrasting visions of Seattle and how the city is perceived as dealing with homelessness and drug/mental health issues: one is a recent New York Times article, “Seattle has figured out how to end the war on drugs,” and the other, KOMO TV’s “Seattle is Dying” special; a public health approach vs. a criminal justice approach to the drug, homelessness and public safety crisis in our city. 
“So which is it,” Scott asked, “the New York Times or the KOMO stories?”
Meet New Member Jon Zetlmaier

Meet new member, Jonathan Zetlmaier, classification: Financial Advising and Wealth Management. We can call him Jon for short, but some call him JZ for fun.

Although he graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Economics in 1997, Jon clearly appreciates philosophy.  On his Madrona Financial Group website, he quotes Helen Gurley Brown former editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine: Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.


35th Annual Hands Across the Border Rendezvous Featured Food, Jazz, Blues and a Peace Pole

The 35th annual ‘Hands Across the Border’ rendezvous brought IYFR fleets from Seattle/Puget Sound, Washington State, and Vancouver/Victoria, British Columbia, for an August weekend of fellowship, capped by the planting of a peace pole in Port Townsend.  Seattle Rotary’s Peacebuilder Committee has planted peace poles in public places, as a symbol of the priority Rotarians throughout the world place on promoting peace.

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FareStart's Guest Chef Night
FareStart Restaurant
Sep 05, 2019 4:10 PM
Rotary First Harvest Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Sep 14, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Fellowship Gathering in Einer's Dahlia Garden
Einer's Mercer Island Home
Sep 15, 2019
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wellspring Family Services Work Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Sep 21, 2019
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Business Networking Night
Hard Rock Cafe
Sep 26, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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Unless  protests are received in the time period required (seven days), the following will receive a "Welcome to Rotary" notification that their membership has been accepted:

Ashly Berg - Account Executive for Biolase.  YRL membership with a Health Care classification.  Proposer, Michelle Stone, and Seconder, Mark Davis.

Michael Hatzenbeler – President & CEO of PROVAIL.  Individual membership with a Human & Community Services classification.  Proposer, Heather Fitzpatrick, and Seconder, Gene Boes.


Michael O’Brien – Experienced Associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers.  YRL membership with a Financial Advising & Wealth Management classification.  Proposer, Mark Davis, and Seconder, Roarke O’Brien (member of Bellevue Rotary). 


David Park – VP of Business Development for Juniper Capital.  Individual membership with a Real Estate Classification.  Proposer, David Woodward, and Seconder, Bailee Neyland. 


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

Phone: 206-623-002
Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director
Mariah Kimpton
Program Manager
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