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April 2024

April 16

April 16, 2024 – Alana Morris on the Ethiopia Peace Project

TIME: Noon LOCATION: Picolinos Ristorante Ballard Rotary's Peacebuilders Committee Chair, Alana Morris, will speak about her recent trip to Kenya to see the work being done to eradicate malaria by the Rotarian non-profit Malaria Partners International, and to Ethiopia to see the work being done for our Peace Project in Ethiopia. Alana also had the opportunity to meet the father of President Obama and go on safari to the Masai Mara in Kenya. She will be showing lots of photos and…

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RIstorante Picolinos, 6415 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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April 20

Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling

Ballard Rotary is hosting a lithium-ion battery recycling event on Earth Day, April 20th. The collection site will be in the parking lot at Fred Meyer in Ballard, 915 NW 45th St. The campaign seeks to recycle lithium-ion batteries that come in cell phones, laptops, tablets, power drills, e-bikes, electric vehicles and anything that is rechargeable. All lithium-ion batteries are made up of varying amounts of critical minerals like cobalt, nickel, copper and lithium, which can be recycled almost infinitely.…

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Fred Meyer Ballard, 915 NW 45th St
Seattle, United States
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April 23

4th Tuesday President’s Social

Rough & Tumble Pub (5309 22nd Ave NW, on the top floor) It's time to relax and enjoy a drink with your fellow Rotarians and Rotarian-wanna-bes at our monthly Rotary Social. This month it's at the Rough & Tumble Pub, Seattle's home for women's sports. If you are hungry, there is a full menu of tasty shareable items, salads, and entrees, in addition to drinks that include cocktails, beer on tap, beer in cans and bottles, and wine too. Just…

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Rough and Tumble Pub, 5309 22nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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May 2024

May 07

May 7, 2024 – Seattle Chief of Police Adrian Diaz

H3D TIME: Noon LOCATION: Picolinos Ristorante Join us in this remarkable opportunity to hear from Chief of Police Adrian Diaz, who has been a dedicated member of the Seattle Police Department for more than two decades. His work building relationships that bridge race, ethnicity and every flavor of humanity can be seen across the Department and in every neighborhood in Seattle. He is a Master Defensive Tactics instructor at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and holds a B.A. in…

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RIstorante Picolinos, 6415 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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May 14

Club Meeting

Join Rotary Club of Ballard on Zoom at noon! Program includes a featured speaker, not to mention the excellent camaraderie of Ballard Rotarians!  Join the Zoom meeting 15 minutes early and enjoy a free-form social chat with fellow attendees before the program begins. Free!

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May 21

Club Meeting

Join Rotary Club of Ballard at Ristorante Picolinos in Ballard at noon! Program includes lunch and a featured speaker, not to mention the excellent camaraderie of Ballard Rotarians! Pay for your lunch ahead of time: https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_b87ba1c5

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RIstorante Picolinos, 6415 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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May 28

4th Tuesday President’s Social

Rough & Tumble Pub (5309 22nd Ave NW, on the top floor) It's time to relax and enjoy a drink with your fellow Rotarians and Rotarian-wanna-bes at our monthly Rotary Social. This month it's at the Rough & Tumble Pub, Seattle's home for women's sports. If you are hungry, there is a full menu of tasty shareable items, salads, and entrees, in addition to drinks that include cocktails, beer on tap, beer in cans and bottles, and wine too. Just…

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Rough and Tumble Pub, 5309 22nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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June 2024

June 04

Andrea Suarez from We Heart Seattle at Picolinos

Join us on Tuesday 11/7/23 for a Noon lunch at Picolinos and our speaker Andrea Suarez from We Heart Seattle. Andrea is the Executive Director for We Heart Seattle, an action-based, boots-on-the-ground movement that organizes trash cleanups in our public spaces and offer resources to those in need. You can learn more about the organization online here: We Heart Seattle – An action-based movement dedicated to making Seattle beautiful and safe for all Please pay in advance! We have a convenient…

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RIstorante Picolinos, 6415 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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June 11

Club Meeting

Join Rotary Club of Ballard on Zoom at noon! Program includes a featured speaker, not to mention the excellent camaraderie of Ballard Rotarians!  Join the Zoom meeting 15 minutes early and enjoy a free-form social chat with fellow attendees before the program begins. Free!

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June 18

Club Meeting

Join Rotary Club of Ballard at Ristorante Picolinos in Ballard at noon! Program includes lunch and a featured speaker, not to mention the excellent camaraderie of Ballard Rotarians! Pay for your lunch ahead of time: https://swipesimple.com/links/lnk_b87ba1c5

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RIstorante Picolinos, 6415 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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Club Leadership

This fine group of leaders are the elected representatives of the Club.

Frank Airey

President

Fred Finkelstein

Past President

Brian Dang

Treasurer

William Barrett

Secretary

Kathleen Linscott

Public Relations Chair

Lori Foehn

Rotary Foundation Chair

Stan Miner

Membership Chair

Terry Collings

Community Service Chair

Derick Pasternak

Youth Vocational Chair

David Rice

Program Chair

Bev Washburn

Family of Rotary and Attendance Chair

James Raptis

Club Service Chair

Dr. Kathleen Davis

International Service Chair

Alana Morris, Jan Koetje

Peacebuilders Chair

Since 1946 the Rotary Club of Ballard has been committed to making a difference in our local and world community. We ground our work within the Rotary Four Way Test of everything we think, say and do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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