Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     November 4, 2022

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, November 9
Westin Hotel & Zoom
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Bob Donegan, President, Ivar's

State of the Waterfront

For 25 years, Bob Donegan has helped manage the historic Ivar’s seafood emporium from its offices on Seattle’s waterfront.  Donegan will bring this insider knowledge to his presentation, outlining the state of the waterfront today and exciting developments on the horizon. 

When not touting his registered membership to the Ken Grant Fan Club, Donegan volunteers with the Waterfront Association, the new Park Oversight committee, the Seattle Aquarium, Chamber of Commerce, Sports Commission, UW Foster School, Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts, the Washington Hospitality Association, and the Seattle branch of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank.  He and his wife live in Richmond Beach.


Thoughts on the Economy and Housing Market in 2023 with Matthew Gardner

President Beth opened the meeting at the Westin on a wet and cold November day. Jimmy Collins reminded us to vote and then led us in “This Land is Your Land” with Freeman Fong on piano.  Tom Mesaros inspired us to VOTE by Tuesday the 3rd and reflected on the key voting-related measures implemented in our country’s history as he reminded us that it was not always as easy to vote like it is today. 
New Member Introduction: Ryan Pong
By Joe Phillips


For links to register and attend this online program, please click HERE.

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

The Arts committee will be holding their November meeting before a weekly Rotary meeting at the Westin. 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 09, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Nov 16, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Nov 23, 2022 12:30 PM
Nov 30, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Program
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Click Each for a Full Description
United Negro College Fund Portfolio Project
Sep 24, 2022 – Dec 10, 2022
Rotary Youth Exchange Applications NOW OPEN!
Oct 13, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
Urban Artsworks Community Art Support
Oct 29, 2022 – Nov 12, 2022
First Thursday Art Walk
Seattle Art Museum
Nov 03, 2022 5:00 PM
Rotarians Take Action for Ukraine - Online Program
Please see event write-up for Zoom Link
Nov 05, 2022 7:00 AM
Elwha River Exploration Day
111 Barnes Point Road
Nov 06, 2022
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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
View entire list


Sue McNab
Don Root


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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