October 23, 2018 Program

5030 District Governor Alan Merry

District Governor Alan Merry spoke at the October 23rd club meeting, and  discussed what it means to be a Rotarian. He explained that people who join Rotary for the connections stay for the friendships. He thanked Ballard Rotarians for all the service projects we participate in and support--like the food bank, Edible Hope Kitchen and Guatemala project.

Alan also promoted the May 2019 Joint District Conference in Spokane. The conference theme "Come Together" is in honor of the two districts: 5080 and 5030 meeting together. It is scheduled May 16-19 and will feature plenary speakers RI President Barry Rassin and Bill Gates.

DG Alan Merry awarded a special certificate of appreciation to Bev Washburn for all the great work she does--hand-writing and mailing cards & invitations, organizing food bank volunteers, and especially getting us into a great meeting location at Picolinos.

5030 DG Alan Merry & club president Chris Davis congratulate Bev Washburn.   

Ballard Rotary Receives Certificate of Appreciation

Sara Bates, Edible Hope Volunteer Coordinator, presented a certificate of appreciation for Rotary Club of Ballard's volunteers and financial support. 

Chris proudly displays award from Edible Hope Kitchen.

Induction: David Rice

David Rice was inducted as a new member at the October 23rd meeting. He is a financial advisor at Edward Jones. David's wife Joan was present for the occasion. Two of the Rices' children were honored by our club as Ballard High School Students of the Month in the past.

David Rice with friend & mentor Joseph Grief

 From left, Kathleen Linscott (Membership Chair), Joan Rice, David Rice, Joseph Grief, and President Chris Davis

October 2018

Students of the Month

 Allison & Liam with Keven & Chris
At the October 23rd club meeting, Principal Keven Wynkoop introduced the October Students of the Month:

  • Liam Bonds is an award-winning film-maker, was Robotic Club President when they won world championship, is an outdoor skills camp counselor, runs track and wants to study physics in college.
  • Allison Beaulieu plays trombone in the Ballard Jazz Band, got to go to the Essentially Ellington Festival in NYC and the Monterey Jazz Festival and is in the Girls Ellington Project in Seattle. She plans to study engineering at UW.

Congratulations to these outstanding students!

 Rotarians at Work!

Report on our Guatemala Grant

At the October 16th meeting, Grants Chair Kathleen Davis reported that the computer labs and sanitation projects covered by Ballard Rotary's most recent Global Grant in Guatemala are mostly complete.
 Computer labs and trained teachers

Toilets and sinks in primary schools


Meeting Times
Please join us at our lunch club meeting at noon every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of the month in Ballard at:
RIstorante Picolinos
6415 32nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Rotary Club of Ballard (Seattle)
PO Box 70472
Seattle, WA 98127
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