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March 2024

March 26

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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April 2024

April 02

Dr Michelle Martin and Camp Read-a-Rama

TIME: Noon LOCATION: Picolinos Ristorante Join us to hear Dr. Michelle H. Martin, the Beverly Cleary Endowed Professor for Children and Youth Services in the Information School at the University of Washington, where she teaches graduate courses in children’s and young adult literature and youth services. Michelle is a renowned author, essayist, lecturer, book critic, community literacy activist, and champion of diversity in children’s literature. In addition to her teaching and writing, she is the founder and co-director of Camp…

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RIstorante Picolinos, 6415 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107 United States
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April 09

April 9, 2024 – Dominique Alex, Director of Mary’s Place

TIME: Noon LOCATION: Zoom Join us on Zoom to hear from the new Executive Director of Mary's Place, Dominique Alex. Dominique stepped into the permanent role after serving as the interim director when Mary Hartman retired. Dominique's background is in comprehensive early learning, advocacy, and family support, focusing on families with low income or experiencing homelessness. She works toward long-term outcomes for families through innovative and equitable approaches, programming, and intentional partnerships and is committed to Mary's Place's vision of a…

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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

May 14, 2024 – David Endicott and Music 4 Life

May 14, 2024 - David Endicott and Music 4 Life TIME: Noon LOCATION: Zoom Join us to hear David Endicott, co-founder and CEO of Music4Life, speak about how Music4Life provides donated-and-repaired musical instruments at no charge for use by students who attend public schools and are from families in-need. David operates his own marketing consulting firm in Seattle. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and co-founded Music4Life in 2007 as a memorial to his band director, Emory Nordness, in…

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May 17

Food & Hygiene Drive on Saturday, May 18

Food & Hygiene Drive on Saturday, May 18 It's time for our annual Spring Hygiene/Food Drive to benefit Mary's Place! The drive will take place on Saturday, May 18th, at the popular Ballard Town & Country (formerly called Ballard Market). It is always a most rewarding and well-received project, so be sure to watch for the sign-up genius email in your inbox. And save the date!

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Ballard Town and Country Market, 1400 NW 56th Street
Seattle, WA 98107
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May 21

May 21, 2024 – Brian Rutberg and 3C Communications Training

May 21, 2024 - Brian Rutberg and 3C Communications Training TIME: Noon LOCATION: Picolinos Bryan Rutberg, founder and principal of 3C Communications Training, is our featured speaker. 3C Communications Training works with leaders and their organizations to create better connections with stakeholders by becoming more confident and effective communicators who craft meaningful messages that are understandable, memorable, and actionable. Bryan Rutberg, who is also a motivational speaker, describes himself as "a hippie with an MBA". At companies like HP, McKinsey &…

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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?

Club Sponsors

These companies partner with our Club as we provide services that benefit the entire community.