Shopping Spree, Phase 2

Shopping Spree, Phase 2 was happily concluded on Saturday, December 21st at Fred Meyer's in Ballard. Paul Sivesind, Val Gaifoulline, and Eva Dunn are all smiles. Thanks to all the Ballard Rotarians who helped make the holidays special for disadvantaged students!

Ringing the Bells for Salvation Army

On Saturday, December 14th, club members supported the work of the Salvation Army by ringing the bells for donations to the familiar red bucket of the Salvation Army in front of Fred Meyer's in Ballard. Wearing special Rotary aprons provided by the Salvation Army, the ringers attracted over $500 in donations from shoppers.  

David Rice, left, and Lance Georgeson

Doug Warne, left, and Kathleen Linscott

Terry Collings, left, and Billy Rodgers with two of his children

December 10th Program

BHS Vocal Jazz Choir

The program for the December 10th club meeting was the annual and much beloved holiday performance by the members of the Ballard High School’s Vocal Jazz group led by Director of Vocal Music Courtney Rowley. The group entertained us with a range of holiday songs, both inspiring and cheering, and beautifully sung.

Keep warm, healthy, and happy and we'll see you next week at Picolinos!

December Students of the Month

At the December 10th club meeting, Principal Keven Wynkoop of Ballard High School (BHS) introduced the December Students of the Month: Aneesa Roidad and Mark Summer.

Aneesa Roidad is an AP (advanced placement) student who is busy with many activities including cross country. She is active in social justice (she is co-president of STAR (Students and Teachers Against Racism and is active in NAACP Youth Colition) and is an advocacy worker. She plans to major in math and science at University of Washington. 

Mark Summer is a very kind young man. He is active in sports (back-up quarterback in football), and is president of Filipino Club. He plans to major in mechanical engineering at University of Washington.

Congratulations, Anessa and Mark, well done!

Another Successful Holiday Party

Thanks to Linda and Pete Scott for hosting the club's annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 8th. Notable activities at the event included Pete Scott honored with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition; singing of holiday carols led by David Rice, with his wife Joan on piano; and collection of donations for the Rotary Foundation. The food and drinks were delicious, the holiday decor delightful, and many members attended with family & friends.

David Rice and wife Joan lead the singing of holiday carols. Fa la la la la!

Happy Rotarians enjoy fellowship at the Holiday Party.

For more photos of the Holiday Party, click on the Social Events Gallery tab at the top of the page.

Paul Harris Fellows Honored

Two Ballard Rotarians were recently honored as Paul Harris Fellows by club president Billy Rodgers.

At the club's annual Holiday Party on December 8, 2019, Billy Rodgers presented Pete Scott with his Paul Harris pin and at the club meeting on December 10, 2019, Billy Rodgers presented Chris Davis with his Paul Harris pin, both  in recognition for their donations to the Rotary Foundation.

This important award provides recognition when a Rotarian achieves a high level of giving to the Rotary Foundation. These generous contributions are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. Congratulations, Pete and Chris, and thank you!

Billy Rodgers, left, Paul Harris fellow Pete Scott, and Pete's wife Linda celebrate the special recognition.  

Billy Rodgers, left, and Chris Davis, upon receipt of his Paul Harris Fellow award.


Upcoming Programs
01/07/2020: Bill Feldt, Federal Way Rotary Malaria Partners Program Bill Feldt will update us on the progress of the Malaria Partners Program in successfully eliminating malaria.
01/14/2020: Stephen Sundborg, President of Seattle University Fr. Sundborg, winner of the prestigious 2019 Seattle-King County First Citizen Award and a powerful and inspiring speaker, will speak on the topic of Civility.
01/21/2020: Sarah Sherer, Seattle Maritime Academy Sarah Sherer, Dean of Seattle Maritime Academy will update us on the activities at SMA, as well as the academy's current successes and challenges. We provide scholarships every year to this excellent institution, which is affiliated with Seattle Central College and is located in Ballard.
01/28/2020: Club Evening Meeting Club meeting 5:30 pm at Picolinos, no speaker is planned. Come and catch up on club activities in the relaxed ambiance of Picolinos!
Club Leaders
Meeting Times
Please join us at our lunch club meeting at noon every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of the month, and at 5:30 pm every 4th Tuesday of the month, in Ballard at:
RIstorante Picolinos
6415 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
On the rare 5th Tuesdays of the month, a club social is scheduled in a different location in Ballard. Check the Upcoming Programs for location.
Rotary Club of Ballard (Seattle)
PO Box 70472
Seattle, WA 98127
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