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Next Evening Event - Private Member All Club Meeting

Wednesday, May 8
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 
Rainier Club

Future Vision Report

All members are invited to learn more about the club’s Future Vision. Please plan to attend this important club meeting. The Future Vision Task Force will review the Future Vision Recommendations approved and adopted by the club Board in March. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions, share your feedback, and offer your support for plan implementation in the year ahead. There is no cost to attend next Wednesday’s meeting, however for planning purposes, please register to attend by CLICKING HERE
We also ask that everyone read the future vision report before attending by CLICKING HERE.


Rob Dunlop of Cascade PBS (KCTS)

Rotarians gathered on Wednesday, May 1st, for a presentation from Cascade PBS President, Chief Executive Officer, and fellow Seattle 4 Rotarian Rob Dunlop. The presentation covered the importance of local media, changes in consumer sourcing of media, the changing media landscape, and the responsibility that both consumers and producers of content have.
During opening remarks, Dunlop noted the prominence of the Rotary Four-Way Test banner on stage. The Four-Way Test asks: is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? “It represents the power of community,” Dunlop said when comparing the Four-Way Test and the mission statement of Cascade PBS. The Cascade PBS mission statement is to inform and inspire the community and make the world a better place.
Founded on December 7th, 1954, Cascade PBS started as a licensee on campus of the University of Washington serving the Seattle community via KUOW. Today, Cascade PBS serves an area including Western Washington and Central Washington, with rebroadcast airing in British Columbia and Eastern Canada. “So, this is generally our area, although now with streaming environments and so forth, our signal and our content and programing is now available in many other places,” Dunlop said.
Dunlop then spoke on the change consumers have been making to the way they access their media. “More and more households are adopting broadband as a way of consuming television content than ever before,” Dunlop shared. From Dunlop’s presentation, an infographic showed how broadband adoption by consumers has increased over time, contrasted against the decrease in the use of cable and satellite, while use of broadcast-only technology like antennas has remained flat.

The Pike Place Market Foundation is thrilled and thankful to have been awarded the SRSF Community Impact Grant for our Food Access Program and we were equally thrilled to engage so many Rotarians in the recent hands-on service project on May 1.  It would be an honor to host a tour for any of you who are interested in learning more about the Market Community and the Food Access Program in particular.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me to schedule a tour.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the No-Cook Bag packing event that was a part of the Community Impact Grant Award.   About 50 Rotarian’s packed almost 800 bags in an hour, which is a truly remarkable effort!   At the beginning of the packing event, The Pike Market Food Bank shared they hand out between 400-500 bags EACH WEEK to people living without shelter or without the ability to cook, so the bags we packed will be put to immediate use… and will be gone soon!    For those of you who may be interested in future packing projects connected with this grant, The Pike Market Food Bank is planning to offer a few more packing events for Rotarians IN the Pike Place Market Food Bank in over next few months – dates coming soon.  If you’re interested in regular volunteer opportunities, they welcome the help and I encourage you to reach out directly.  For those of you inspired to engage your company or group in a similar no-cook bag packing event, please reach out to for information.  It is a wonderful, impactful group activity that fulfills an immediate need in our community. 

With immense gratitude,

Lillian Sherman

Executive Director of the Pike Place Market Foundation.

SRSF Giving Update

Pike Place Market Foundation, the recipient of the SRSF $100,000 Community Impact Grant, organized a No Cook Food Bags packing event on May 1st.  We had a great turn out and packed close to 1,000 bags.  Thanks to all who joined us.    
Pinkham & Skeel and Presidents Circle Donors will be invited to a special event on Wednesday, June 19th at the Seattle Yacht Club from 5:30pm-7:30pm. This is a recognition for our club members who have donated to the SRSF at either $1000 (P&S) and $2500 (PC) levels. There will be delicious appetizers, wine, beer and soft drinks.  It’s going to be a lovely event.  
Thank you!
Your SRSF Board of Directors

Get Involved!

Saturday, May 4
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
111 Barnes Point Rd, Port Angeles

Elwha River Exploration Day!

Walk in the footsteps of NatureBridge students as you explore Elwha River restoration and its history with NatureBridge. We’ll utilize hands-on field science practices to help you understand biodiversity and ecological health, and how the ecosystem is changing post-dam removal.

You will start the day at our Olympic campus with a warm beverage and light snacks, including the world's best banana bread. You’ll have time to meet your fellow day adventurers while packing your lunchtime sandwich as we introduce NatureBridge and the Elwha River. Then we head out into the field to research sites on the Elwha where we will learn about the Elwha River, the impact of the dam in our local community and around the world! Please bring your own water, wear comfortable walking shoes and layers for the weather. The program will conclude on the Elwha River.

Registration is $10 and space is limited!

We hope you’ll join us for this fun and inspirational day!


Wednesday, May 8
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Rainier Club

Special All-Club Meeting

This special meeting is being called to provide club membership with an opportunity to hear about and discuss (in small table-talk sessions) the Future Vision Task Force report. This report is the result of several months of task force work to envision what the Rotary Club of Seattle of the future could look like. We would like to see full member participation! Please make attendance to this event a priority to you! Food and beverage will be offered. To RSVP to attend, please CLICK HERE.

Friday, May 10
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UW Campus - William H. Gates Hall Room 138

India Symposium

Co-directed by April 17 lunch meeting panelist Dr. Radhika Govindrajan, this free event will showcase the research, projects, and published academic work from UW faculty members who work with or in collaboration with scholars from India. Registration is required for this free event. To register, please CLICK HERE.

Monday, May 13
6:00 PM
Ivar's Salmon House

Puget Sound Maritime Dinner

Join us on Monday, May 13th, at Ivar’s Salmon House on Northlake Way for a special dinner presentation by Jason Childs, former NFL player and current President and CEO of Saltchuk Marine, a family of marine transportation logistics companies including Foss Maritime and Tote. To register to attend, please CLICK HERE.

Saturday, May 18
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Puget Sound Plaza - 15th Floor Conference Room

2024-2025 Rotary Club of Seattle Board Training

Please save the date for this required training for all current and incoming 2024-2025 RCOS board members, which will be led by District 5030 trainer Steve Lingenbrink.

Friday, June 7
6:00 PM
Wyncote Forum at Seattle Town Hall

Racial Equity Series featuring Native American Photographer and Educator Matika Wilbur

Join us for an inspiring evening with Native American photographer and educator Matika Wilbur. Matika traveled around the country to photograph members of all then-562 federally recognized US tribes. She will share her prensentation Changing the Way We See Native America: Dismantling Native American Stereotypes. Catering will be provided by Off the Rez Food truck and Catering Company. This is a free community event; to attend, please register by CLICKING HERE.



Bloodworks NW

New Corporate Members



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

Mary Goldie
Club 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 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!! 

May 15, 2024 12:30 PM
Jun 05, 2024 12:30 PM
Motif Hotel
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Elwha River Exploration Day
111 Barnes Point Rd.
May 04, 2024
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Young Professionals Exchange Applications Open
May 05, 2024 – May 15, 2024
RSVP HERE All Club Special Meeting - Open to Current Club Members Only
820 4th Avenue
May 08, 2024 Ends: 11:59 PM
Special Club Meeting - May Evening Event
Rainier Club
May 08, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Puget Sound Maritime Dinner
Ivar's Salmon House
May 13, 2024 6:00 PM
GUEST REGISTRATION 5.15 Lunch Meeting, Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Westin Hotel)
1900 5th Avenue
May 15, 2024 Ends: 11:59 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
May 17, 2024 10:00 AM
2024-2025 Rotary Club of Seattle Board Training
Puget Sound Plaza - 15th Floor Conference Room
May 18, 2024
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
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Joanne Miller
Ford Van Winkle


May 3 - May 9
Alan Sclater
Kerry Howell
Rachel Smith
Jane Pryor
Jenni Cox
Walt Maas
Paul Tsai
Allison Parker
Mary Johnstone


These are club membership (not total years of Rotary membership) anniversaries only
1 Year
Julie Kang
Amy Maloney
Eunji Seo
3 Years
Dr. Yvonne Richards
Brenda Barnes
Tim Cummins
Steven Gonzalez
4 Years
Kerry O'Keefe
5 Years
Dennis Williams Jr.
Dorothy Miller
Liam Li
6 Years
Jevon Powell
12 Years
Peter Wright
13 Years
Jonathan Kilpatrick 
Sarah Weaver
15 Years
Faouzi Sefrioui
16 Years
Sue Beller
22 Years
Jerilyn Brusseau
John Kilpatrick, PhD
25 Years
Maureen Brotherton
30 Years
Len Cereghino
32 Years
Doug Seto
38 Years
Tim Bendokas
41 Years
Tom Herche

Get Involved

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  See below for a list of committees.  Email the committee chair by clicking on their name.  Or, contact Mary Goldie for more information. 


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


Member Engagement & Recruitment
New Member Introduction
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 Chair to let us know how we can help. 
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