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Our leadership team is hard at work creating quality program content and opportunities for connection among members during these difficult times, and we need your help to make that happen! Members are invited to send in short videos (up to 2 minutes) or pictures sharing what you are doing to create moments of hope and joy in the midst of the pandemic. Are you delivering groceries for an elderly neighbor, donating blood, or singing in the streets with your neighbors? Send your videos or pictures of such acts of kindness and moments of connection to to be featured in an upcoming program or the newsletter.


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Ev Billingslea
Eu-wanda Eagans
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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


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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!! 

April 15th at 12:00pm

Ken Grant: 10 Steps to Servant Leadership

Now, more than ever, the world needs Servant Leaders --people who put their needs behind the needs of their teams. But how do you know if you are a servant leader? Is this an inherent skill set or a teachable one? We will learn more from our special guest speaker (and our club's Sergeant-at-Arms), Ken Grant, as he walks us through the 10 steps to becoming a true servant leader. 
As a sought after brand strategist, Ken has made a career out of building and repositioning brands, keeping employees front and center to his clients' success.  This promises to be an interesting and  entertaining program.
Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Or dial in on your phone: (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584
If you have any questions about using Zoom or run into technical difficulties, please contact

Members Liam Li and Karl Ege Are Bringing Millions of Masks to Washington State for Our Healthcare Workers

This Wednesday, we heard from members, Liam Li and Karl Ege, about their amazing work to supply millions of masks to our state's health care workers.  They also helped organize a nation-wide teleconference on Zoom between major medical centers throughout the country, representatives of CDC and other medical research institutions, and the doctors in Wuhan and Shanghai, China who were on the frontlines in bringing COVID-19 under control in China. The program lasted nearly 90 minutes and was described by the medical professionals here as “extraordinarily helpful.”  Click HERE to view the video conference.  Click HERE for more information and materials. 


Mayor Jenny Durkan and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins Thank Seattle 4 Rotary for Our Donation of Masks to Our First Responders


Thanks to all of our members whose contributions allowed us to purchase 2,220 KN95 masks for our first responders.  These were delivered to Fire Station 10 on Monday afternoon.  Mayor Jenny Durkan and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins personally came out to thank our club with appropriate social distancing of course!!  The delivery was covered on KING 5 News Monday evening.

Using her connections in China, Young Rotary Leader, Crysti Chen, was able to procure masks on behalf of the club that are currently nearly impossible to obtain.  She also brought 1,000 extra masks as a personal donation to our firefighters for their families.  You are truly a Person of Action who practices Service Above Self Crysti!! 

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Harvest Against Hunger, a program of our Rotary district, is working with partners across Washington, including the Washington State Department of Agriculture, to develop plans and best practices for hunger relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more, visit the COVID-19 Resource Page on the Harvest Against Hunger website.  Here is the latest:

  1. HAH is coordinating delivery of surgical masks for volunteers and staff to use at food banks across Washington.  Their initial order will include 12,000 masks.

  2. Working with new partners in California, the organization is sourcing truckloads of fresh produce that are available as a result of the many restaurant closures in that state. The goal is to deliver 4-5 truckloads a week through the end of the month, and possibly longer.

  3. HAH is expanding its King County Farmers Share and Farm to Food Pantry initiatives to provide additional early-season funding to farmers who have been impacted by market and restaurant closures.  

  4. The organization is tapping into its trucking donor network to help move additional loads of food between hunger relief partners across Washington. 

Even though large-scale volunteer shifts have been cancelled at Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline, local foodbanks still need volunteer help to serve an increasing number of clients - including many who are requesting food for the first time. If you are interested in volunteering at a local food bank, please visit the COVID-19 Resource Page to learn more and search for food banks near you.
The next time you’re at the grocery store stocking up your pantry, consider grabbing a few extra items to donate to Northwest HarvestFind a list of their public drop sites HERE. 


Are you a member and at-risk for the coronavirus and would like help with grocery shopping, picking up pet supplies, or anything else that could put you at risk? There are lots of Rotary members who want to help and keep you safe. 
All you have to do is:
  1. Complete the form request which has four questions: 
    1. Name
    2. Phone number
    3. What you need help with (i.e. groceries)
    4. Your neighborhood (so volunteers can choose requests that are most convenient for them)
Once you submit the request, volunteers will receive an email and someone will contact you in a timely manner to lend you a hand.


Member, Jonny Holz, is organizing volunteers.  Please contact him at, or go to the online sign-up by clicking HERE.


Even though our meetings have moved online, individual connection with the wonderful members in our club is still important. To make that happen, Seattle 4 teams are picking up the phone, and calling members. So the next time your phone rings, don't be surprised it's a friendly Rotarian taking the opportunity to say hi and visit, (virtually).  Contact member, Alicia Flatt, at, for more information.


On Thursday, March 26th, our club board approved a discount of $100 per month for members on the program plan.  A credit of $200 was issued to those members on March 31 and will be applied to their April 1st and May 1st invoices.” 
If you have been impacted by the State of Emergency and need further financial assistance with your membership dues, please contact Caroline at
If you would like to contribute your program plan discount to members in financial need, please contact Mariah at  
On behalf of our board and staff, thank you for your membership and stay safe!  
The Boys & Girls Clubs are offering extended programming and extra services for our essential workers during this State of Emergency.  Click HERE for more details.  
Please consider a blood donation at Bloodworks Northwest. You can find guidelines for donating during the virus outbreak (most people are still eligible to donate!) and schedule an appointment HERE.
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