Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights      February 11th, 2022
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For all indoor events, a Covid Vaccination Card or negative Covid test within 72 hours is required to attend.  Masks (surgical or N-95 masks recommended) must be worn at all times when not eating or drinking. 


Wednesday, February 16
The Westin Seattle or
On Zoom 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Rotary's Four-Way Test: A Guide to Building a Personal and Professional Life of Character

Rotarian and past president of the Oregon Chapter of the National Speakers Association, Patrick Galvin, delivered a well-received Rotary-related TEDx Talk on Should Self Interest Motivate Service? and also wrote the book, The Trusted Way: A Story about Building a Life and Business of Character.  Rotarians see The Four-Way Test at every meeting and in this presentation, Patrick will share:

  • The surprising story behind The Four-Way Test
  • How The Four-Way Test can help you build strong personal and professional relationships
  • Why The Four-Way Test is more relevant than ever in the 21st century
  • How to memorize The Four-Way Test (and other important information) using a highly effective technique

In preparation for this meeting, our speaker requests that members consider how The Four-Way Test has impacted their lives personally or professionally. 


Payneful Perspectives on Leadership
Our VP/Programs David Fain introduced Patti Payne who everybody in the Seattle area knows!  As she is a longtime columnist for The Puget Sound Business Journal, worked decades as a broadcast news anchor and correspondent, serves on several boards, and keynotes, and emcees numerous events yearly. Payne serves as principal of her own consulting business, The Payne Group Communicating/Connecting.
While Patti told us how much she loves Rotary and the trusted relationships through the years, she did admit feeling a little uneasy in the spotlight, as she is usually the one interviewing others. 
Her remarks, entitled Payneful Perspectives on Leadership were reflections on her own leadership path and lessons from some of our region’s key business leaders.
She started with a moving story, one she has never forgotten: Working for a local broadcast station, she was interviewing at holiday time, the head of a local nonprofit working with abused children. She was told that these youngsters never spoke, but she remained hopeful that one child might break his or her silence when asked what they might want for Christmas. After an hour of speaking gently to the children, one boy with whom she had made strong eye contact eventually shared his touching wish: “One good day.”  This was all he wanted – and Patti noted that indelible moment was a powerful, courageous example of true leadership.  “Leadership is how we think of approaching every day; how we find the spark inside of us and the spark that lifts others.  All of us are leaders, it’s our choice,” Patti said.

Member Spotlight - Alvaro Jimenez

Each month we like to spotlight one of our members so we can get to know each other a little better. 
This month Alvaro Jimenez is the focus as one of our Achiever Members (Rotarian for 0-5 years).
Click the picture to enjoy the presentation,

Meet New Member Jess Hennessey

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  That is true with Jessica Hennessey, proposed by Mark Wright and Sarah Mackay. 
Jess grew up in central New York.  Her father worked for Boeing as a flight technician and lived all over the world assisting with the delivery of airplanes.  When Cayman Airways bought planes, for example, Jess was off to visit her father in the Cayman Islands.  Her father instilled in her a love of travel, cultures, and peoples of the world.  Her mother, a dental hygienist, insisted that she and her siblings regularly volunteer at nursing homes, instilling in Jess a call to service.
Love of travel and a call to service defines this Rotarian.


Rotary District
Documentary Film Night
Saturday, February 19
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
AMC Pacific Place
600 Pine St. 
Who We Are - A Chronicle of Racism in America

Join fellow District 5030 Rotarians and bring your friends for a viewing of this groundbreaking documentary.  In the film Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America, Robinson asks all of us to examine who we are, where we came from, and who we want to be. The film includes Jeffery Robinson's talk on the history of U.S. anti-Black racism interwoven with archival footage, interviews, and Robinson's story, exploring the enduring legacy of white supremacy and our collective responsibility to overcome it.  This is a must-see.

The Who We Are Project was founded by Jeffery Robinson, former ACLU Deputy Legal Director. Stay after the film as Jeffery will be present after the credits for a Q&A Session.

Pre-purchase your tickets HERE

Volunteer Opportunity
Sunday, February 20
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
(3rd Sunday of each month)
Build Tiny Houses
The Hope Factory
5 South Nevada Street
14 volunteers maximum per event - first come, first served.  Volunteer form needs to be completed for each volunteer.   
  • Rotarians and their families, and friends of Rotarians are all welcome. 
  • Must be 18 years of age or above.
  • No previous experience is needed.
  • Must be vaccinated.
  • Masks are required.
  • Bring work gloves and lunch.

Questions -
Seattle 4 Fellowship
Thursday, February 24
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM  
The Rainier Tower
1301 5th Avenue - 12th Floor
Sea4's Happy Hour - All Welcome!
Members who joined Seattle #4 in the last two years haven't had many opportunities to meet in person socially.  Now is your chance.  Stop by after work for a beverage and bite and get inspired by your fellow new Rotarians. 
We can't wait to meet you.  All members are welcome to attend.  
RSVP by February 22nd
Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday, February 26
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Wellspring Family Services
1900 Rainier Avenue S.
Spend a Saturday morning with your fellow Rotarians by helping families experiencing homelessness at Wellspring Family Services.
Friends and family welcome. 
Complete the Volunteer Form in advance and check the ‘Rotary – 4th Saturday’ box.  If anyone has any questions they can also reach out to



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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Fiona Ronyai
Membership and Communications 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 and Communication Manager, Fiona Ronyai, 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!! 
Feb 16, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave. and on Zoom
Feb 23, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Program
Mar 02, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave. and on Zoom
Mar 09, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Program
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International Service Committee
On Zoom
Feb 17, 2022 10:30 AM
Who We Are - A Chronicle of Racism in America
AMC Pacific Place
Feb 19, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Building Tiny Houses
Hope Factory
Feb 20, 2022 9:00 AM
Environmental Sustainability Committee
On Zoom
Feb 23, 2022 11:00 AM
Peacebuilders Committee
On Zoom
Feb 23, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SeaFour Meeting
The Rainier Tower
Feb 24, 2022
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Hearts and Wine
On Remo
Feb 25, 2022 6:30 PM
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Feb 26, 2022 9:15 AM
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Ryan Bunbury
Paula Houston
Harisa Paco
Whitney Mason
Maureen Brotherton
Manny Ramos


1 Year
Linda Lowry
Shoko Toyama
Maki Hsieh
Mark Miles
3 Years
Paul Casey
Nita Hairston
Eric Corning
5 Years
Robert Stadler
Roberto Dondisch
6 Years
Sandy Walsh
7 Years
Steven Shaw
9 Years
Jan Levy
10 Years
Deanna Hobson
Jeff Parker
11 Years
Eric Weiss
12 Years
Steve Crandall
13 Years
Sam Davidson
18 Years
Pete DeLaunay
David Woodward
Alan Kunovsky
21 Years
Kim Moore
23 Years
Mike Barrett
25 Years
Jack Lauderbaugh
John Nesholm
Bill Center
32 Years
Rod Waldbaum
34 Years
Jon Bridge
Larry Granat

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or Fiona Ronyai 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 Caroline for more details at


Bob Alexander

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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