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!

Sonics’ NBA Star James Donaldson to speak this Thursday

jamesdonaldson (3)We’re delighted to welcome James Donaldson, former NBA star of the Seattle Sonics as our guest speaker this Thursday, August 4.

According to Wikipedia, James Lee Donaldson III (born August 16, 1957) is a retired professional English-American basketball player who grew up in California and played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association and several leagues across Europe. Born in Heacham, England Donaldson played high school basketball for Luther Burbank before enrolling to Washington State University to play for the Cougars. Did Jen recruit him to speak for us? Anyway, make sure to come to Rotary meeting this Thursday to hear our great guest speaker!

Oct 30 Fireside Chat features Halloween fun!

Don’t forget to come to the club’s Fireside Chat on Friday, October 30. Details are below.

Here’s a listing of upcoming programs and events:

  • November 5th Marge Meyer, Puget Sound Pet Food Bank
  • November 4th: Board Meeting
  • November 19th: North Helpline
  • November 21st: Food baskets
  • November 26th: Thanksgiving
  • December 2nd: Board Meeting
  • December 10th: Christmas party
  • December 17th: North helpline
  • December 19th: Food baskets

Third Quarter Lee Jones’ Presidency begins

  • January 7th: Club Assembly

This week’s program – In the Footsteps of St Francis with Sandy Brown — and Friday Night Fireside at Howes’

Our Program Thursday is Sandy Brown’s In the footsteps of St Francis with a Cicerone guide
Let’s go on a walk through Italy with Sandy. Message from President John: “Wouldn’t it be great if 100% of our members come to Rotary on Thursday? You don’t want to be the only missing member, do you?”

Our Quarterly Fireside is this Freaky Friday October 30 at 6 pm:

Halloween at the Howls (or should I say Howe’s)
HalloweenInviteHowe’s Halloween Invite 10-30-15Bob and Ann just moved to their new home on Lake Stevens. It’s a beautiful place that is over 100 years old. I think they got a deal because of tales that it is haunted. Bring your spouse if you have one or your kids if you dare or even a friend that we could snare into joining our Club. A variety of beverages will be provided. Bring a Halloween appropriate appetizer or dessert.

What to wear? Whatever will set you apart from your norm. Prizes will be bestowed on the best costume and for the best Halloween presentation of appetizers ans desserts.

The Howe’s Address:
11509 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Stevens

See you all Thursday and Friday.

May 7th Complimentary Benefit Breakfast Raises Funds for Polio Plus and Local Charities


Please join us on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 7:15-8:45 a.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center (3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood) for an inspirational program about the humanitarian work of Rotary. We will hear from Penny LeGate, local television personality, as both our master of ceremonies and as a passionate volunteer and journalist involved in Rotary’s efforts to end polio worldwide. Our Keynote Speaker, David Bobanick addresses the serious problem of hunger and Rotary’s response through Rotary First Harvest. Breakfast is FREE, courtesy of our sponsors, so 100% of your donation supports Seattle NE Rotary charities, including North Helpline, Rotary Polio Foundation, food baskets for senior shut-ins, Healthy HIP packs, and community food banks.