Dan Raley to tell how Seattle became a big league sports town

How Seattle Became a Big League Sports Town Journalist Dan Raley’s work has appeared in most major newspapers in the country through New York Times syndication and in Athlon pro football, college football and college basketball magazines, Golf Magazine, Golf World, Golf Journal, Travel & Leisure, The Wall Street Journal. This week he tells the story of how we arrived in the big leagues. Join us to ask the eternal question: How did Oklahoma City get there, too?

Cyber security expert to speak at this week’s Rotary meeting


This image stolen from Kip Boyle website

Cyber risk strategist Kip Boyle will share tips to enhance our online security at Thursday’s NE Seattle Rotary Club meeting. Join us to hear how to chase away the cyber security monster.

Kip was Chief Information Security Officer at PEMCO Insurance and held important cyber security positions at Expeditors International and Stanford Research Institute. He also served in the military with the F-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter program. He’s taught all over the world — from Norwich, England, to the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

If you don’t want to be the next victim outed on WikiLeaks make sure you come to hear Kip’s tips!



Dan Keusal, Jungian Psychotherapist, to speak about “List-ing” this Thursday

Dan_Keusal_3There are at least 10 reasons why you won’t want to miss this Thursday’s program on “List-ing” by Jungian psychotherapist Dan Keusal. Dan has more than 20 years of private psychotherapy practice in Seattle where he has specialized in Jungian-based marriage and family therapy. On his website he writes,

For more than 20 years, I have led workshops and lectured on personal development, spirituality, astrology, and other topics. By integrating practical examples with stories, humor, and the arts, I work to make complex ideas accessible, speaking to both the heart and the head. I have presented to a wide variety of organizations, including Microsoft, Seattle University, The Northwest Astrological Conference, and dozens of other churches, businesses, and community groups.

Send in your RSVP to President Jim so he can alert our hosts at Elliot Bay Brewing. You don’t want to get on his —- list!


President Jim announces his 2016-2017 goals for Seattle NE Rotary Tortilla Year

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El Presidente Jim with retired NBA Star James Donaldson, another man of stature, at this week’s club meeting

At the Club Assembly meeting on Thursday, July 28, President Jim Yragui announced his ambitious Seattle NE Rotary Club goals and our new annual theme: Wrap Yourself in Rotary. So in this Tortilla Year for Rotary, here is Prez Jim’s alliterative list of goals:

  • More Focus on Lake City
    • More involvement in local Lake City projects and meetings
    • More Grants
    • Local Service Hours
  • More Friends – Target 20 new members for the year
    • Inspire prospects we meet while on community projects
    • Like the TEETH of the Rotary Wheel — our members surround and empower you
    • “Wrap Yourself in Rotary” Rotary Wraps you with Friends, Fun and Fudns
    • When Rotary Wheel turns, your gift turns…into a gift six times bigger
    • ALWAYS BE ASKING. Practice elevator statements
    • Rotary at work T-Shirts
  • More Fun
    • Weekly stories uploaded to Facebook.
    • Weekly photos uploaded to Facebook
    • Monthly R.O.A.M. for Ideas — Rotarians on a Mission – min 3 on a community project.
    • Quarterly Assembly with Awards, Shout-Out for Paul Harris Progress
    • Reduce meeting attendance to minimum 2 per month if you also ROAM every month
    • Don’t Drop the Ball – make a promise, keep a promise, and the rights of RINOS
    • Social Media position
  • More Funds
    • Monthly numbers for fundraising, use of funds
    • Simplify/Automate dues and contributions
    • Simplify grant, project and budget presentation
    • Set up at least two matching grant proposals

If we achieve each of these goals — Focus, Friends, Fun, and Funds — we will proudly earn four “F’s” as our 2016-2017 Rotary Wrap grade! However, you can never fail with Rotary. Three aclamaciones to El Presidente!