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October 2
Rex Clark
Marc Kurose
Evan Steinruck
October 3
Don Murphy
October 4
Travis Keeler
October 5
Assunta Ng
October 7
Ross Stewart
October 8
Karl Ege
Paul Heppner
Nancy Osborne
October 9
Steve Boyd
David Greenwood
Lorna Tumwebaze
October 10
Jon Scholes
October 11
Lou Lundquist
October 14
Ken Lowthian
Joyce Robertson
Rita Ryder
October 15
Eric Newman
Michael Troyer


1 Year
Dow Constantine
2 Years 
Ashok Gangolli
Joseph Smith
4 Years
John Hojaboom
David McFadden
6 Years
Carla Fowler
Lorna Tumwebaze
7 Years
Eric Christensen
8 Years
Carese Busby
10 Years
Dan & Nancy Evans
Sheree Wen
12 Years
Bill Bryant
15 Years
Barbie Seifert
18 Years
April Mobley
19 Years
Daniel Weiner
21 Years
Nancy Osborne
Jim Moore
22 Years
Vicky Oxley
23 Years
Cynthia Chirot
25 Years
Tom Mesaros
26 Years
Darlene Corkrum
Bob Johnson
27 Years
Neil Larson
Kathy Williams
28 Years
Karl Ege
31 Years
Lou Lundquist
32 Years
Jeff Pyatt
33 Years
Ron Bayley
38 Years
Steve Prince
49 Years
John Durbin

Bob Alexander



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 Mariah for more details at

Get Involved - Join a Committee!

You can find a full list of our committees with descriptions on our website. Contacting the committee chair, listed below, is the best way to find out how to get involved. 


Business Mentor Program
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Boys & Girls Club


Member Engagement
New Member Introduction
Membership Recruitment
Rotary Cares
Rotary Mariners


Social Media
Totem Report


Diplomacy Initiative Task Force
David Woodward, Founder
Dr. Skip Rowland, Co-chairperson
Dr. Suzanne Griffin, Co-chairperson

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 one of our Rotary Cares Committee Co-chairs listed below to let us know how we can help. 
Fedva Dikmen:
Sue McNab:


October 7th at 12:00pm

*Social time starting at 11:45am*

Gratitude Conquers Quarantine Fatigue

Are you tired and overwhelmed from sheltering at home? Has it been difficult to maintain a positive attitude? Do you need some gratitude reinforcement to get you motivated again? Next week’s program will help you to overcome those issues and more to ensure you conquer your quarantine fatigue.
Led by former Seattle 4 Rotarian, David George Brooke, a.k.a. That Gratitude Guy, this presentation is an entertaining, enlightening, and empowering talk that provides tools and techniques to blunt some of the worldwide pandemic effects.
Embracing the incredible power of gratitude and using simple exercises to break old habits and beliefs, enables you to re-form and re-focus your life with a higher trajectory.
Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Or dial in on your phone: (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584

Links from the September 30th Meeting

Watch this week’s pre-meeting video. Learn more about the original artist, Johnny Mercer, and cover artist, Morgan James
It's not too late to check your Washington State voter registration before this fall's election.
Meet Seema Balwani
  • A resident of three US coasts
  • Holder of an advanced open water diver certification
  • A grant fellow for a distinguished US Senator on an issue she was extremely passionate about
  • A recognized national leader in climate change and a resilience advocate
These are just a few of the interesting facts relating to, and impressive achievements of, Seema Balwani. She is our newest club member.

Share Rotary with Your LinkedIn Network in Three Easy Steps

1. Join our club's LinkedIn Group.
2. Forward invitations to meetings and events to your network. 
3. Include Caroline's email ( so your friends and associates can reserve their spot and get access codes.
If you don't already have a LinkedIn profile, CLICK HERE to learn how to get started. 

Wednesday, October 7th at 3:00pm

Meeting of the First Five Rotary Clubs Featuring Jennifer Jones, Rotary International's First Female President-Nominee

The first five Rotary Clubs (Chicago, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, and LA) are gathering again! If you enjoyed our first collaborative meeting in May, you'll love this program filled with inspirational speakers and opportunities to connect, with a focus on Rotary's spirit and legacy of service.

Our guest speaker will be Jennifer Jones, who this year became the first woman nominated to become President of Rotary International. We'll also be announcing a collaborative service project happening later this fall. The program will run from 3:00-4:00pm, followed by optional breakout rooms. Registration is required to attend. We can't wait to see you there!

Thursday, October 15th at 5:30pm

Save the Date for our October Happy Hour!

We hope to see you at our next monthly Happy Hour on October 15, with guest hosts from the Seattle City Rotaract. We'll have lots of time for breakout rooms, trivia, and more!

Thursday, October 29th at 5:00pm

District 5030 Workshop: Enhancing Your Online Presence

Making a great virtual impression with your image and voice is essential for connecting with your audience. Is your virtual image an accurate reflection of your real self? Does it enhance or detract from who you are? How can you be more effective as a virtual presenter, facilitator, or leader?

In this 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn tips to apply immediately that will help you master your virtual image and increase connection at Rotary meetings and at work. Join us for this lively session with Virtual Image Master (and Toastmaster) Rebecca P. Murray who will give you a proven 5-point image and audio checklist to ensure you shine in every virtual scenario. This event is open to all District 5030 Rotarians. Click the link below to register.

PLEASE NOTE: This session is limited to 100 Rotarians.  So register right away!

Volunteers Needed at the Rotary Boys and Girls Club

The Seattle Rotary Boys & Girls Club, under the leadership of Patrick Carter, has taken on the role of full-day academic support and childcare for the Seattle Public Schools. This means they need to ensure students are online and learning with their respective classrooms. What problem does online learning present?  Without human touch and guidance, the students are having their share of struggles. Some of them still can’t read or are having problems with basic math. Unlike the kids who can stay at home, they don’t have a parent or guardian to step in and help them when they run into problems.
Seattle Rotary Boys & Girls Club needs volunteers to come down and help. The time slots 8:30 – 11:30 and 12:30 – 2:30 are available and all COVID-19 procedures are being followed. No reported cases have been identified during the past six months of operation at the club. Volunteers will need to complete a simple background check and follow the guidelines.
Please consider signing up to help by emailing Patrick Carter at
Learn more about the Rotary Boys & Girls Club on their website. 

Are You Ready to Lead?

Are you interested in supporting people around the globe? Would you like an opportunity to learn about nonprofits from all over the world?  If so, consider serving as a co-chair for our club's International Service Committee. Message Sarah Mackay 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

Do you have content you'd like to share on our club's Facebook? Here are two ways to do that:
1. All members are invited to join and post in our Members-only Facebook Group
2. Send your ideas and requests for content for our public Facebook Page to Social Media Chair Bailee Neyland


Access the club membership directory on the go! The ClubRunner app is free and available for iPhone and Android users. Here's how:
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  2. Login using the same information you use to login via the website.
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If you don't know your login information, please email Mariah at


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!! 
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