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.
Kathleen Davis, District Global Grants Committee
Kathleen, a Paul Harris Fellow, is well suited to Chair the Global Grants Committee for District 5030. As a retired physician, she has been a Public health volunteer here and abroad, and also teaches English as second language. She is founder and past chair of Shape-Up Vashon. and Past Board President and Board Member of One by One Fight Fistula. Kathleen is also the current International Committee and Grants Officer for the Ballard Rotary Club.
Atlhough Kathleen is ON the BOARD, she ISN't BORED...., she's a Diplomate in Tropical Health and Hygiene, and enjoys hiking, sailing, winter sports, travel and reading. Her travel, healthcare and leadership experiences are true gifts to our District, and the World!
We rush down freeways to get to our destination. But we have all heard the phrase, "Its not the Destination, its the Journey". Journey with us Thursday - the old way, BY KAYAK, - to see, smell and feel the wild adventure that inspired the founding of AMERICA.
Long beforethe nuclear risk of North Korea, there was the nuclear risk of Hanford. How can we, the public, help protect our grandkids from this ticking time-bomb? Ginger Wireman discusses the history of the Hanford Nuclear Site, the impact on the environment, what is being done to clean it up, and how we can help.
THURSDAY LUNCH MEETING
ELLIOTT BAY BREWPUB
12537 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Weekly lunch, Noon - 1:30, except 2nd Thursdays