Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights          February 7, 2020
Feb 12, 2020 12:00 PM
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Feb 19, 2020 12:00 PM
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Feb 26, 2020 12:00 PM
Motif Seattle, 1415 5th Ave
Mar 04, 2020 12:00 PM
Sheraton, 1400 6th Ave
Mar 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Mar 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine Street
Mar 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
Apr 01, 2020 12:00 PM
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Thank You for Supporting Our Club's Service Work! 

As Rotarians, we are leaders connecting for extraordinary good –both in our community and around the world.  Together we are eradicating polio and malaria, bringing fresh water to rural villages worldwide to stop the spread of disease, and helping our neighbors in need with housing, healthy foods, and educational opportunities.
Thank you for taking action to help our club have a powerful and positive impact on our world.
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For those who drive to our weekly luncheons, here is some information about available parking options:

The Westin - for self-park or valet, obtain coupon at meeting registration for a discounted rate of $14.

Pacific Place is another good option only a couple blocks from most of our venues. The cost is $12 for up to 3 hours. The garage is accessed from either 6th or 7th between Pine and Olive.
The Sheraton, Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt, and Hyatt Olive 8 do not offer discounted parking.


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Cody Fritz
Jacki Lorenz
Feb 10
Paula Houston
Feb 12
Rachelle Nesta-Goff
Feb 13
Whitney Mason
Feb 17
Maureen Brotherton


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10 Years
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16 Years
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David Woodward
John Warner
19 Years
Kim Moore
21 Years
Mike Barrett
23 Years
Bill Center
Jack Lauderbaugh
John Nesholm
30 Years
Rod Waldbaum
32 Years
Jon Bridge
Larry Granat
33 Years
Art Mazzola
41 Years
Doug Picha

Now Is a Great Time to Join Seattle 4 Rotary! 

Now through Valentine's Day, the club is offering a Sweetheart of a Deal. Prospective members can join Seattle 4 Rotary for an initiation fee of just $100. That's a savings of $350 for an individual member!

For more information about membership, follow the link below or email Caroline at


Bob Alexander



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

Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor, Bob Alexander, and Silver Level Sponsor, Sherry Calvert of Caliber Investments.

In addition to supporting our club, becoming a Seattle Rotary Online sponsor brings many benefits. To learn more, click here, or contact Mariah for more details at


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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Mariah Kimpton
Program 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 Program Manager, Mariah Kimpton, 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!! 


Fighting the Permanence of Plastic: A Pacific Islands Cleanup Story

February 12th at Noon
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Avenue

Plastic debris is accumulating in our oceans and impacting marine environments.  Tessa Code saw this firsthand on a NOAA Marine Debris mission to the northwestern Hawaiian Islands in 2018.  She and the team collected over 164,000 pounds of marine debris ranging from plastic bottles to large fishing nets. During her presentation she will give you a sense of her experience, what the project accomplished, and provide ideas for others to become less dependent on single-use plastics.
Tessa Code grew up in Seattle and graduated with a BS in biology from Santa Clara University. She has worked on research projects in Australia, Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, and Washington State. Currently, she studies fish populations with the Western Fisheries Research Center.

Seattle Dragons Kickoff XFL's Relaunch and District Governor Bill McElroy Visits Seattle 4

The Super Bowl this past Sunday didn’t mark the end of football season. With a “substantial amount of appetite for more football,” the relaunch of the XFL is at our doorstep, as shared by Ryan Gustafson, President of the Seattle Dragons, the newest professional sports franchise in town set to kickoff their home opener at CenturyLink Field on Saturday, February 15th.
Gustafson, who grew up in Bellevue, was invited to speak to Seattle 4 by Rotarian Mark Davis.  He was formerly Vice President of Business Strategy and Development for Sounders FC, and has also worked for the Seattle Seahawks, the San Diego Padres and Major League Baseball. Now leading the Seattle Dragons, he shared his excitement about bringing more, authentic football to Seattle throughout the spring with a focus on fan engagement, accessibility, and rule innovations that both speed up the game and help to eliminate some of the violent plays in a focus on health and player safety.

Check out Photos of Our Meetings and Other Events

Now is the time to become a member of the Seattle 4 Rotary Pinkham & Skeel Circle of Service! 

Last week, Carl Behnke inspired us all by declaring a challenge gift for all members who have given $400 toward the campaign.  If those members give an additional $300, Carl will match that additional amount and those members will become members of the Pinkham and Skeel Society (members who give $1,000 or more to the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation).  So if you have currently donated $400, and you increase your contribution to $700, Carl will match that gift with $300 more.

TONIGHT! Join President Kim Moore and Past President Sue Nixon for a music fellowship event with Divas of VoiceMore details in Upcoming Events. 

Don't miss our Business Networking Night on February 20th!  More details in Upcoming Events. 

Join the parade of international flags at the upcoming Rotary Northwest President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) and hear from Rotary International President Elect Holger Knaack on Friday, February 21st.  RSVP to Jimmy Collins ASAP.  More details in Upcoming Events. 

Peacebuilders Committee  Book Discussion on Wednesday, February 26.  More details in Upcoming Events. 

Support Harvest Against Hunger at their Hearts & Wine event on Friday, February 28th.  More details in Upcoming Events. 

Save the Date
April 3-4, 2020
Rotary District 5030 Annual Conference

Seattle 4 Rotarians enjoy a special ticket offer for the Dragons inaugural season!

Don't Miss the 5th Avenue Theatre's Newest Production

Seattle 4 Rotary Members Receive a 25% Discount!

Click Each for a Full Description
Music Fellowship Event with Divas of Voice
Bake’s Place Bar & Bistro
Feb 07, 2020
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Harvest Against Hunger Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Feb 08, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Business Networking Night
Hard Rock Cafe
Feb 20, 2020
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
International Parade of Flags at Rotary PNW PETS
Doubletree Hotel at SeaTac Airport
Feb 21, 2020
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Wellspring Family Services Work Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Feb 22, 2020
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
White Fragility - Peacebuilders Book Discussion
Feb 26, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Harvest Against Hunger - Hearts & Wine 2020
The Foundry by Herban Feast
Feb 28, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Harvest Against Hunger Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Mar 14, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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