June 12th Program

Jenn Muzia and Ballard Food Bank

Jenn Muzia, Director of the Ballard Food Bank

At the June 12th club meeting the program speaker was Jennifer Muzia, Director of the Ballard Food Bank. The Ballard Food Bank serves Ballard, Queen Anne, and Magnolia.  The goal is to provide food and hope to all clients.  Many Rotarians and high school students volunteer and lend support to staff on a daily basis. The Food Bank has a very dedicated staff which focuses on providing amazing service for the clients.  

The Weekend Food for Kids program is a food program that helps kids in need not only during the school year but throughout the summer.  This helps takes the place of no school breakfasts or lunches.  The food packages can be picked up at the Boys & Girls Clubs and Community Centers.  The food bank has also started partnerships with other non-profit providers linking people with mental health and substance abuse counseling.

Jen sees more seniors in need of food in recent months. The food bank partners with local farms and grocery stores to help fill the shelves with a variety of quality food.

To view an excellent video about the Ballard Food Bank, go to this link: https://vimeo.com/268088240

 BHS Scholarship Awardees 

From left, club president Chris Davis, Karla Torres, Diego Alfaro, Hanna Parker, Cameron Clonch,  and Principal Keven Wynkoop.

At the June 12th club meeting, Ballard High School Principal Keven Wynkoop introduced the 2018 Rotary Scholarship winners:

Two Year College:

Diego Alfaro – Shoreline Community College

Karla Torres – North Seattle Community College

Four Year:

Cameron Clonch – Oregon State University

Hanna Parker – University of Redlands (CA)

Congratulations, students, we wish you every success!

June 2018 Students of the Month

At the June 12th club luncheon, Ballard High School Principal Keven Wynkoop introduced the June Students of the Month, Eleanor Dudley and Corbin Attik.

Eleanor Dudley – Interested in studying journalism, editor of the Talisman student newspaper, plans to attend Whitman College in the Fall.

Corbin Attik – Senior, plans to attend Whitman College.  Involved in sports.  Enjoys coaching youth teams.

Congratulations to these fine youth on all their accomplishments!

Are Your Calendars Marked?

Invite your family, invite your friends! It's our annual fundraiser and it promises to be fun and exciting. Proceeds from this event fund all our many local and international projects, so its success is vital!

The event is scheduled for Thursday, August 9, under the big tent in the Garden Courtyard at Ristorante Picolinos. Tickets are $50/person. More information will be published soon on how and where to purchase tickets. 

To tantalize you, here is a list of some of the exciting items up for auction. Return frequently to see the updated list.


  • African safari (1 week)
  • Hawaii (1 week)
  • Blake Island visit
  • Napa Valley
  • Alaskan Cruise on Holland America
  • Private Cruise of Puget Sound 70 Ft Sailboat (afternoon; takes 12)
  • 1/2 hour flight tour of Seattle on Kenmore Air
  • Private tour by Air Force pilot of C-17 transport plane
  • 4-day weekend in Lake Chelan (October or April)


  • Groundskeeper at Safeco Field (1 day)
  • Ski Lessons at Snoqualmie Pass
  • Cooking Class for 6


  • A Watch Used by Blue Angels
  • 26 Bottles of Wine 


  Rotarian $ at Work!

Ballard Art Walk Features Youth Photography

On Saturday, June 9, as a part of the Ballard Art Walk, Ballard Landmark was proud to host the photography of students in the Ballard Boys & Girls Club Art Program. The Art Program is sponsored by a grant from the Rotary Clubs of Ballard, Fremont, and Magnolia. 

In their first month with the new cameras provided by the grant, the 4th grade - 8th grade club members were able to create this collection of photographs and film a trailer for their upcoming short film, "Black Lotus". 

Thank you, Ballard Landmark, for supporting the creative work of these young folk. To see more photos of this art installation, just click on the Social Events Gallery at the top of the page.

Meeting Times
Please join us at our lunch club meeting at noon every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in Ballard at:
Nordic Museum
2655 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

If you prefer evenings, join us at our fireside social at 5:00 pm on every 3rd Tuesday of the month at:
Ballard Landmark
5433 Leary Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

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