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

Now if shoppers have no cash on hand, they can pay with Google Pay or Apple Pay!

Rotarians Turn Out for Shopping Spree

On Saturday, December 7th, a large number of club members gathered at Fred Meyer's in Ballard, eager to participate in the Shopping Spree for kids in need. Through a combination of minor miscommunication issues, only about 50% of the expected students showed up. So while Rotarians had fun with the 15 or so kids that arrived that morning, Bev Washburn reports that a Shopping Spree redux will happen this coming weekend to take care of the remaining students.

Bev Washburn and John Mitchell man the sign-in table.

Rotarians and family members chat while waiting their turn to guide a student on his or her holiday shopping spree.

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

Successful Autumn Hygiene Drive!


On Saturday, October 26th, Rotary Club of Ballard had another successful Hygiene Drive in Ballard, proceeds donated to the Ballard Food Bank. Ballard Rotarians (and their family and friends) helped manned two locations in Ballard, Bartell's Drugs at 15th NW & Market and at Ballard Commons, to accept donations. The collection garnered a total of six large barrels of hygiene items, plus numerous boxes of items as well. Thanks to all who volunteered, and to Bartell's Drugs, and to all contributors. You all made it a great success!


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!
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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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