Several weeks ago, 16 from our club spent 4 hours on a Saturday Morning to collect ideas about our club's future. THIS THURSDAY, WE DEVELOP ACTION STEPS BASED ON THIS CLUB INPUT, with the help of Kathy Johnson.
The Klodike Gold Rush Center is now a NATIONAL PARK! Julie Fonseca de Borges, Chief of Interpretation at the Klondike Gold Rush National Park in Seattle, will relate the story that forced 1890s Seattle to become not just a city, but as some say, "the southernmost city in ALASKA".
Our own Kent Questad lived in Colombia years ago, and now leads our club's International Project to help child victims of land mines. Why Colombia? What are we doing? How do we help? Come to his presentation this Thursday to learn how we are using TECHNOLOGY to connect back-country kids to some of the most inspired orthopedic specialists in the world!
DEBBIE MOORE is CHAIRPERSON for this Rotary District Project, which helps employers gain access to a talented, untapped workforce .... people over 18 who have developmental disabilities and want to work. This week our club gives these young folks hands-on experience with MOCK INTERVIEWS.
Engaging, Humorous, Helpful, Hopeful
I’ve been a Seattle speaker and author since 1992, helping over 150,000 salespeople, executives, managers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals from thousands of companies in my nationally acclaimed Cold Calling for Cowards® seminars. I was also the #1 salesman in the nation for a Fortune 1000 company for three years. Yeah, doesn’t impress my grandkids either
JOIN US THURSDAY as JOSH CASTLE of LIHI (Low Income Housing Institute) Explains the Pros and Cons of "TINY HOUSES".
Tiny homes first attracted attention as an inexpensive, quickly implemented method for housing the homeless—today found in locales from Portland, Oregon, to Newfield, New York. Seattle was one of the vanguard cities to turn to tiny homes as a solution, and NeighborWorks member Low-Income Housing Institute (LIHI) was at the forefront
Rob Rose has gone long way since his first volunteer work with our club in Seattle. Top accomplishments include the Inspiration Playground (what a fabulous project! http://www.inspirationplayground.org.), and his work in Nepal and the Rose International Fund for Children, creating opportunities for people with disabilities - all so inspiring and impactful
As Founder of a small non-profit organization helping children with disabilities in Nepal, he meets yearly with groups of kids to plan humanitarian activities for the coming months. We are fortunate to have him stop for a guest appearance on the way to his home club in Bellevue, to share his insights - and award - with us!
Serving the community isn't just Charity, its good for business. Finding and developing people that can carry forth this message is what both Rotary, and Value Village, are all about.
James Mann comes from a long line of Rotarians. He landed at a for-profit company in 2012 that serves customers by developing its employees. The resulting low turnover rate is the secret to the value proposition of Value Village, its business success, and its success at serving people, people like James Mann..
Great beef, but also vegetarian options. Most important though, is GREAT COMMRADERIE! Bring a small gift ($10-$20) for the "Wright Family" gift exchange!
Assistant Governer Jean Withers
Recently one of our Clubs most admired members passed, Mary Dowling. Mary earned respect for her consistent volunteering, her caring, and nurturing style. Mary called Rotary "Her Family". She helped all of us discover the heart of Rotary.
This is something that didn't just happen in OUR club, however. Come learn how ALL Rotary clubs improved their work, and life, with the inclusion of Women in their Membership!
Jean's career led from a BS in Communications and an MBA, to Senior Manager in the Non-profit Housing Counseling Agency, Retiring (but not retiring!) she held several volunteer leadership positions: Magnolia Chorale President, District 5030 Vocational Service, and District 5030 Secretary. This year (2017) she was named outstanding Rotarian of the Year and now serves as the District Governor’s Chief of Staff.
THURSDAY LUNCH MEETING
ELLIOTT BAY BREWPUB
12537 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Weekly lunch, Noon - 1:30, except 2nd Thursdays