Marcy Ushimaru has been passionate about spreading the word about the very real danger of elephant extinction since seeing a 60 Minutes program about the Sheldrick Foundation’s program in Kenya for rescuing baby elephants who had been orphaned due to poaching. Since then, she and her husband have visited Africa a number of times just to be able to see these magnificent creatures in the wild. And it is that up close and personal interaction with elephants that brought home to her what a sad place this world would be without them. She has been an “Ele-Ambassador” for the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, and has spoken to many groups about the plight of African elephants, the many dangers they face, and what we can do to help stop their slide into extinction.

Scott Stoutenburg will speak about Destiny Rescue. Destiny Rescue exists to Rescue, Restore, Protect, Empower and be a Voice for the Voiceless. Its vision is to see the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children end in our lifetime.

August 1, 2017: District Governor Alexander Hopkins

Alex was born in New York, grew up in Iowa, lived in Chicago and transferred out here to the Pacific Northwest 20 years ago. He graduated from Williston Northampton Academy and Knox College with a BA in Philosophy with an emphasis in Law. Giving back to the community has been very important as he has […]

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July 25, 2017: Dr. Joe Lott; UW Brotherhood Initiative

Talk Title: The UW’s Brotherhood Initiative  Summary: Professor Lott will give a talk about the Brotherhood Initiative, and the current state of Black and Brown male students in higher education. The Brother Initiative is a collaborative partnership focused on empowering undergraduate males of color to thrive on campus and graduate prepared for a lifetime of […]

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July 18, 2017: Melina Palmer, Consumers are Weird

Melina Palmer has been building and reimagining brands for a decade, most recently at Verity Credit Union where the fresh, new “truth” brand launch nearly tripled brand awareness in less than two years. Melina has always been fascinated by the psychological influences behind consumer behavior, which inspired her to pursue a Masters in Behavioral Economics from […]

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July 11, 2017: NO MEETING

Join us for the President’s Dinner, 5:00 PM, July 11th at the Thompson Hotel.  Click Here to Register.

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July 4, 2017: NO MEETING

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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June 27, 2017: Xiao Wang; Boundless Immigration

Xiao Wang, who grew up outside of Seattle after immigrating from China, is the co-founder and CEO of Boundless, a new technology helping families navigate their immigration journey with confidence. Wang most recently helped build and launch Amazon Go, a technology-driven grocery store concept with no checkout. Previously, he held strategic roles at Providence Equity, […]

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June 20, 2017: Joyce Shaffer and Liliana Alberto

Psychologist, Nurse, Speaker, Global Bicyclist & Author Diplomate in Forensic Psychology Diagnosis and Therapy Specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, group therapy, stress mastery, brain fitness & neuroplasticity. Since 1972 experience includes forensic psychology; inpatient acute care for voluntary and involuntary psychiatric patients; internships in schools and rehabilitation center; and out-patient work with clients dealing with […]

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June 13, 2017: NO MEETING

Join us for the Golf Tournament on 6/16.

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