Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     November 11, 2022

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, November 16
Westin Hotel & Zoom
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Michael Greer, CEO, ArtsFund

The Economic and Social Impact of the Arts and the State of the Sector

Michael Greer, President and CEO at ArtsFund, will discuss the state of the creative sector today and discuss how we can secure the benefits of arts and culture for the future.

With degrees in economics, education, and business, Michael brings a diverse skill set to the role and a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of the sector. Greer is a dedicated community partner and serves on several boards including the Downtown Seattle Association, Inspire WA, Puget Sound Regional Council's Economic Development District, Seattle Regional Chamber of Commerce, and United Way of King County. Greer is also a dedicated husband and father and enjoys calling the Pacific Northwest his home.


Rotary Youth Exchange & Waterfront Insights from Bob Donegan


President Beth called Seattle Rotary Club #4  to order at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, November 09, 2022. The meeting was held via Zoom and at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle. President Beth said that November was Native American Heritage Month and that we should recognize them for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the growth of the United States.

New Member Intro: Alice Braverman
By Jane Pryor


Urban Artworks Community Art Support

Friday, November 11 - Saturday, November 12

Urban Artworks, the group that the Art Committee worked with for the banner project, would love some Rotary support.  If any Rotary member are interested in getting messy, working with a group that supports youth BIPOC artists, and helping the community look better, here are some opportunities.  
More information about the group can be found HERE.

Arts Committee In-Person Meeting

Wednesday, November 16
11:30 AM
Rainier Club

The Arts committee will be holding their November meeting before a weekly Rotary meeting at the Rainier Club. More details including room location forthcoming.

2022 Seattle Rotary Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 21
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Queen City Yacht Club

Don your gay apparel and join your fellow Rotarians for a night of food, drinks, and merriment to celebrate the holidays! Tickets are $10 and may be purchased HERE.

2023 Africa Malaria Tours

Thursday, February 9 - Thursday, February 16 2023 (Zambia) and Thursday, February 16 - Tuesday, February 21 2023 (Tanzania)

Join Seattle Rotary as we visit our malaria partners in Africa during this extensive two-part tour. Rotarians have the option of attending both tours or one of their choosing. The tours include all hotel accommodation, meals, beverages (beer and wine included), gratuities, airport/hotel transfers, ground transportation, and in-country flights between tour legs. For more information including cost and tentative itinerary, please see the event listing on the club website.




Rotary Club of Seattle
1326 5th Ave Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-623-0023

Carma McKay
Interim Staff

Mary Goldie
Membership Manager

We love to see our Rotary members promoting good works in our community and abroad!  If you have a project or fundraiser that you are excited about and would like to promote to your fellow club members, please check in with our Executive Director, Caroline Bobanick, or Membership Manager, Mary Goldie, before distributing information or invitations through our email roster.  We value the privacy of our members’ contact information and can let you know the appropriate ways to reach out to folks in our club. Thank you!! 
Nov 16, 2022 12:30 PM
Rainier Club and on Zoom
Nov 23, 2022 12:30 PM
Nov 30, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Program
Dec 07, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
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Click Each for a Full Description
United Negro College Fund Portfolio Project
Sep 24, 2022 – Dec 10, 2022
Urban Artsworks Community Art Support
Oct 29, 2022 – Nov 12, 2022
Arts Committee Meeting (In-Person)
Nov 16, 2022 11:30 AM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Nov 16, 2022 10:30 AM
Wellspring Family Services Volunteer Day
Nov 19, 2022
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Dec 07, 2022 11:00 AM
Wellspring Family Services Volunteer Day
Dec 17, 2022
2022 Seattle Rotary Holiday Party
Queen City Yacht Club
Dec 21, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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George Abbott
Jeff Borek
Hollie Ellis
Bob Johnson
Dave Kelly
Anna Liotta
Liz McGrath
Roberta Greer
Dow Constantine
Tom Mesaros
Terryl Ross


2 Years
Eric Piekarz
David Wu
4 Years
Mary Johnstone
5 Years
Susan Bean
Gene Boes
6 Years
Jaime Mendez
8 Years
David Fain
Robyn Grad
14 Years
Jane Pryor
16 Years
Dave Kraft
20 Years
Terry Van Nostrand
23 Years
Trish Bostrom
24 Years
Jonelle Johnson
34 Years
Tracy Garland
Jim Linardos
35 Years
Sue McNab
68 Years
Don Kraft

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or Mary Goldie for more information. 


Business Mentor Program
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Boys & Girls Club


Member Engagement
New Member Introduction
Membership Recruitment
Rotary Cares
Seattle Rotaract
Rotary Mariners
YRL - Young Rotary Leaders
Diplomacy Round Table
David Woodward, Founder Dr. Skip Rowland, Chair  


Meeting Reporters



Get Connected!

1. Join our club's LinkedIn Group.
2. Recommend fellow Rotarians.
3. Include Seattle Rotary 4 in your profile. 
4. Invite your connections to a weekly meeting, and let know so they may be introduced. 
If you don't already have a LinkedIn profile, CLICK HERE to learn how to get started. 


Video of Seattle 4 Rotary Programs are available online thanks to the generous support of our Seattle Rotary Audio Visual Sponsors.

Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor, Bob Alexander.

In addition to supporting our club, becoming a Seattle 4 Rotary Audio Visual Sponsor brings many benefits. To learn more, click here, or contact Mary for more details at

Do You Have Any Musical Instruments to Donate to Students in Need?  

Music4Life is a non-profit and project of Rotary District 5030 that distributes musical instruments to public school students in need. 

We welcome any gently used musical instruments you wish to donate. They can be delivered directly to these local music stores that are now open: American Music in  Phinney  Ridge and Kennelly Keys Music in Bellevue, Lynnwood, and Everett.

Please accompany your instrument with the PDF donation form, linked below.

Contact Marli Iverson at 
for additional information or visit the website at


Would You Like Support from Your Fellow  Members? 

Our Rotary Cares team is ready to listen and to support you.  One of the wonderful things about our club is that you have many friends --you just need to reach out to tap into our amazing network of caring people.  Please contact our Rotary Cares Committee Co-Chairs are listed below to let us know how we can help. 
Liz Powell:
Marsha Mutusi:
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