Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     March 18th, 2022
Don't miss the Rotary International Convention in Houston!!  Click HERE for information and registration.


Wednesday, March 23
On Zoom 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring with Lisa Fain

Lisa Fain, CEO, and founder of the Center for Mentoring Excellence will guide mentors and mentees to bridge gaps between and among cultures - a growing issue in today's diverse workplace

Lisa Fain, CEO, and founder of the Center for Mentoring Excellence will guide mentors and mentees to bridge gaps between and among cultures - a growing issue in today's diverse workplace. Mentors and mentees may come from very different backgrounds and have a limited understanding of each other's cultures and outlooks. But mentoring remains the most powerful tool for creating meaningful relationships, furthering professional development, and increasing engagement and retention. Younger workers and emerging leaders, in particular, are demanding it.


Rotary Supports Ukrainian Refugees & Women Rotary Leaders

President Jimmy called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m., in-person at the Westin and on Zoom.  Song leader Raymond Tymas-Jones accompanied by Ryan Bunbury led Rotarians in a St. Patrick’s Day favorite, When Irish Eyes are Smiling; and followed by Bill Center with the day’s inspiration focused on the plight of Ukrainian refugees caught up since 2/24 in Putin’s   unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.  In context with the recent ‘cold open’ where two cast members introduced the Ukrainian Chorus who then performed their anthem followed by the familiar intro, ‘live from New York’ it was Saturday Night’.   Ukraine has a deep, rich tradition of choral music.   “On this occasion, the performance brought me to tears,” Bill said.  “It's even more moving once you know the words of the prayer – so wise – selfless – and humble”.
Leadership Tomorrow
Class of 2023

Are you inspired to step into a bigger role in your community?

Are you being called to lead?

Join many of your fellow Seattle 4 Rotarians and consider applying for the Leadership Tomorrow Class of 2023 - a cohort of Puget Sound leaders from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. Together you will explore important regional issues and how they are interconnected, develop and practice strategies and tools to become more effective civic leaders, and expand your personal and professional networks. Key aspects of the program are analyzing the history and current impacts of racism and understanding that working with others to advance racial equity is central to leadership in our region.


Seattle 4 Fellowship
Thursday, March 24
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM  
The Rainier Tower
1301 5th Avenue - 12th Floor
Sea4s Happy Hour - All Welcome!
Thank you all who attended our first Happy hour on February 24th.  We can't wait to see you again and those that couldn't join us 
All members are welcome to attend.  
Click HERE to RSVP
Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday, March 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
Volunteer Opportunity
Sunday, April 17
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.

Howard Cohen 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:


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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

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!! 
Mar 23, 2022
Online Program
Mar 30, 2022
Apr 06, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Avenue and on Zoom
Apr 13, 2022
Online Program
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Click Each for a Full Description
International Service Committee
On Zoom
Mar 18, 2022 10:30 AM
Building Tiny Houses
Hope Factory
Mar 20, 2022 9:00 AM
Environmental Sustainability Committee
On Zoom
Mar 23, 2022 11:00 AM
Sea4 Happy Hour
Rainier Tower
Mar 24, 2022
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Mar 26, 2022 9:15 AM
Peacebuilders Committee
On Zoom
Mar 30, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Community Service Committee
On Zoom
Apr 06, 2022 10:30 AM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Apr 06, 2022 11:00 AM
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Jon Bridge
Irv Sandman
John Steckler
Don Kraft
Joel Paget
Gary Drobnack
Mike O’Brien
Mike Harney


1 Year
Ryan Bunbury
JB Menefee
Anne Jannetti
3 Years
Nick Curatola
Bailee Brown
Judy Kaiser
David McDonald
Derek Ruckman
Alvaro Jimenez
4 Years
Joyce Davidson
Taylor Shimizu
Jesse Thomas
Bonnie Towne
6 Years
Daron Vchulek
8 Years
Bob Boeshaar
9 Years
Eric Newman
Jim Loder
Mark Long
Jimmy Collins
13 Years
Bill Gates III
16 Years
Candy Lee
A.D. Vickery
Janice Winemiller
17 Years
Jeff Pritchard
18 Years
Manny Ramos
Liv Wernecke
20 Years
Jim Odom
Skip Rowland
21 Years
Joel Ferrell
James Wong
22 Years
Einer Handeland
24 Years
John Steckler
25 Years
Joel Paget
26 Years
Craig Dawson
28 Years
Gerry Maurer
30 Years
Laurel James
Mark Weed
32 Years
Rich Lacher
34 Years
Rita Ryder
44 Years
Fred Weiss

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

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