Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     June 2, 2023


Wednesday, June 7
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Rainier Club & Zoom

New Hope for Alzheimer's Couples and Families

Rosalys Peel, author of Mike & Me, will tell us how her husband Mike, who had Alzheimer's, stayed at home and in love with her for his ten year journey.
Her presentation will include; stories, journal notes, and insights.
Concluding with new hope for Alzheimer's families and how we can step up to make a difference. 

No Report.  We don't meet on the 5th Wednesday.
Anthony Garvey reached out to our club a few weeks ago, letting us know he found a 1937 relic from our club he believes his grandparents were gifted. I put Anthony and our club members attending the RI Convention in touch with each other to facilitate the exchange last week as Anthony lives in Melbourne. Larry Granat graciously agreed to meet with Anthony and bring this treasured item back to our club. Please come to an in-person meeting in June to see the memento yourself! 


Host Family Request

Families will be reimbursed $800 for hosting students and an additional $150 if they mention they are with Rotary.

Bylaws Submission by Board of Directors for Approval by Club Members:

Actions Completed:
1. RCOS bylaws last approved in 2019 have been reviewed and revisions proposed to be compliant with Washington law.
  • Participants in the review include Jimmy Collins (Board rep), David Siebert (prior Governance Committee Chair, and Tony McCormick (Perkins Coie LLP partner - nonprofit practice)
  • Revisions proposed by board members during the period 2021-current date have been considered.
  • Comments from Board members during the period February-current date have been considered in the review process.
  • Request at the March Board meeting for any Board policy recommendations - none received. 
2.  Proposed RCOS bylaws have been submitted by Perkins Coie and were posted for review and approval by the Board.  Highlights include:
  • Washington non-profit law changes approved in 2022 by the Washington legislature have been added.
  • Officer duties previously adopted in Bylaws have been retained.  Any further guidelines for officers may be added by future Board action (resolution to establish a policy)
  • Board standing committees have been streamlined based on current Club practice.
    • Executive Committee, Finance Committee and Governance Committee retained.
    • Other standing committees were deleted e.g. Audit Committee, Investment Committee, Personnel Committee.
3.  Next steps:
  • The Board of Directors unanimously approved the submission on April 25, 2023, and submits the revised bylaws for ratification by Club Members as soon as possible.
  • Effective date of these Bylaws shall be established as July 1, 2023, to coincide with the new Rotary year.
To read the bylaws, click HERE

Join the Boys & Girls Club to celebrate Ms. Patrick Carter!

Monday, June 5
6:00-8:00 PM

For more than 35 years, Boys & Girls Club kids, teens and staff turned to Miss Patrick Carter for love and support. Generations of youth grew up with her in their corner. Maybe you or someone you know is one of those lucky people who could always count on Patrick. Patrick leads with unmatched energy and passion for her kids and Club community.

Join us in celebrating and thanking Ms. Patrick for all she has done for youth, families, our community, and her staff. We are so thankful for her energy and passion that have so deeply impacted the Rotary and Rainier Vista communities. Let’s come together to thank and celebrate Ms. Patrick as she moves on to her next adventure.  

Please share this event with others who would want to celebrate Ms. Patrick! Refreshments and appetizers will be served. RSVPs are requested ASAP.

Where: Rotary Boys & Girls Clubs

Please RSVP to attend this event honoring Patrick

Walking Tour of New Waterfront with Bob Donegan

Thursday, June 8
4:30 PM

Tour the newly redesigned waterfront with Ivar's President & CEO Bob Donegan! 

We’ll walk the waterfront from Waterfront Park south of Colman Dock, the Washington Street boat landing, under the new Marion Street pedestrian bridge, along the central waterfront, look at the new Union Street steps and art, walk by the aquarium’s new Ocean Pavilion, and conclude at new Pier 62.

Your tour guide will be the only one of the original 24 stakeholders on the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Committee who still walks the project every day.

Let’s meet at the Washington Street Landing (photo attached to this event listing) to save time.

Networking Event at the WAC!

Thursday, June 15
6:00 PM - 08:00 PM

We have something different cooked up for our quarterly networking event this spring!

We invite you to join us at the WAC for an evening of business and pleasure as we get to try out the club's golf simulator and hear a presentation from John Steckler on making a growth plan for your business.

It's going to be a good one!

Family Resource Fair in Support of Wellspring

June 17
Time: TBD

Volunteer Requirements: All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and RSVP to at least one week in advance of the event date. Masks are required onsite for all volunteer activities. Please let us know if there are young children or people with mobility restrictions in your group so we can plan a volunteer activity for everyone to enjoy.

For more information and additional opportunities, reach out to Faye at

Family Resource Fair events provide a place for families to receive mulitple services at one time. These events have a tremendous impact in the community and rely on volunteers to direct traffic, pass out supplies and resources, serve food, and more. 

Hands On Opportunity
Saturday, June 24
9:30 AM - Noon

  9:30 - Private Tour of REST House
10:00 - Yard work
 Noon - Lunch nearby
REST House is a long term housing facility for people coming out of "the life."  Rotary Club of the PNW Ending Sex Trafficking invites Seattle Rotary to join us for a morning of light yard work to brighten up their home!   Bring your favorite gardening tools, work gloves and personal water bottle.  Write your name on your tools so they are sure to go back home with you.  Wear work clothes and (if you have one) your Rotary T-Shirt!  The Rotary T-shirts show up great in photographs.   Types of yard work:  weeding, trimming hedges, pulling sticker bushes, mowing the lawn, weed wacking, and planting flowers.  This is a nice event to bring children.  If nature calls while volunteering, we may use the lavatory in REST House.  If it's down pouring rain, we'll reschedule.   Pray for nice weather!! 
RSVP:  HERE (The Shoreline location will be shared upon registration.)

We're in the Pride Parade!

Sunday, June 25
Time & Location TBD

March with the Rotary Club of Seattle as it participates for the first time in the Seattle Pride Parade! More details coming soon!

President's Party in Honor of Beth Knox

Thursday, June 29
5:00 - 8:00 PM @ The Queen City Yacht Club

This annual event will honor 2022-2023 Club President Beth Knox as she wraps up her year serving the Rotary Club of Seattle. This year's theme is "sports" so expect a party experience not unlike attending an arena or stadium game!

Highlights of the night include: Music from Sue Nixon & Band and our very own Rotary Rogues! A short program honoring Beth and her Rotary Club of Seattle Board leadership team! Surprise sports-themed party elements throughout the night! Your favorite gruesome twosome, Pete DeLaunay and John Steckler, reunite behind the bar to serve libations all evening!

Party duration extended an hour from previous years to accommodate more socializing and networking time with your fellow club members!

Significant others or plus ones welcome to attend with paid registration. We do ask that all attendees be 21 and over.

NOTE: The final Board meeting of the year will take place in-person at the yacht club from 3:30-5:00, immediately before the event. 

To register to attend, please click HERE.



Morgan Stanley

New Corporate Members



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

Mary Goldie
Club Director

Carma McKay
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 Club Director, 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!! 
Jun 07, 2023 12:30 PM
Rainier Club and on Zoom
Jun 14, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Jun 21, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Jun 28, 2023
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Click Each for a Full Description
5th Ave Theater - Discounted Tickets for Seattle 4
5th Avenue Theater
Apr 21, 2023 – Jun 17, 2023
Private Pike Place Market Tasting Tour
Economy Market Building at Pike Place Market (meet at Sasquatch statue)
Jun 01, 2023
3:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Patrick Carter's Retirement Party
Rotary Boys & Girls Club
Jun 05, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Jun 07, 2023 3:00 PM
Walking Tour of New Waterfront with Bon Donegan
Meet at Washington Street Landing
Jun 08, 2023 4:30 PM
Networking Event at the WAC!
Washington Athletic Club - 8th Floor
Jun 15, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Jun 16, 2023 10:00 AM
Family Resource Fair in Support of Wellspring
Wellspring Family Services
Jun 17, 2023
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New Members


Julie Kang
Amy Maloney



Mike Hatzenbeler
Dominik Musafia
Tiffany Lewis
Susie Roe


1 Year
Frances Walker
4 Years
Kerry Howell
6 Years
Mahnaz Eshetu
Harry Short
7 Years
Dulcie Patner
11 Years
Mike Harney
12 Years
John Pohl
13 Years
Petros Koumantaros
14 Years
Matt Bratlien
16 Years
Marli Iverson
21 Years
Dann Mead Smith
Joe Phillips
John Adams
24 Years
Bill Franklin
Steve Boyer
27 Years
Alan Sclater
30 Years
Robin Pasquarella
31 Years
Roberta Greer
33 Years
Astrid Berg
34 Years
Irv Sandman
36 Years
Stan Foster, Jr.
37 Years
Dave Kelly

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or Carma McKay 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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