Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     February 3, 2022

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, February 8
Westin Hotel and Zoom 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Loria Yeadon, CEO of Seattle YMCA

Finding Our Y: Community Caring for Community

The YMCA of Greater Seattle has been serving community and keeping its promise to be there no matter what since 1876. Join us for a conversion with Loria Yeadon, President & CEO of YMCA of Greater Seattle, to learn more about Vision 2025, the Y’s bold plan for strengthening community and advancing equity and justice for all through whole person health. With over 35,000 member families, the Y is a welcoming place of belonging where youth and families can develop and thrive through programs like health and wellness classes, early education, childcare, swim lessons, meal programs, outdoor leadership and camp, sports, mental health counseling, transitional housing, crisis response resources, foster care, volunteerism, and so much more. Join us!

Member Spotlight: Fedva Dikmen
By John Steckler

An Annual Club Favorite: Business Mentors Showcase 


President Beth began today’s meeting at The Rainier Club with “Today kicks off Black History Month” and quoting President Obama. She said that today’s meeting is “is one of our annual Rotary favorites, Business Mentors with the University of Washington”. She reminded us that this mentor program is supported by the donations we make each year to our Seattle Rotary Service Foundation.

President Beth mentioned how we all benefit from mentors and that there are five types: master of craft, champion of your cause, co-pilot, the anchor, the reverse mentor.



Discounted Tickets to A Woman of No Importance

Friday, February 3 at 8 PM
Friday, February 10 at 8 PM
Saturday, February 18 at 2 PM
Taproot Theater

The Art Committee is pleased to be able to offer limited discounted tickets to three showings of A Woman of No Importance at Taproot Theatre on Friday, Feb 3 at 8pm; Friday, Feb 10 at 8pm; and Saturday, Feb 18 at 2pm.  This comedic classic from Oscar Wilde features glittering banter, charm and wit within the beloved Taproot Theater.  We only have six seats reserved per performance, so it is first come, first served.  To reserve a spot, contact Janice Winemiller HERE

Seattle Rotary Night Out - Seattle University Basketball Game at Climate Pledge Arena

Wednesday, February 8
7:00 PM
Climate Pledge Arena

Join your fellow Rotarians for a night of basketball action! We are also planning some behind-the-scenes goodies for members that attend so keep an eye on this space for other activities that might take place on the night! For discounted tickets in our Rotary group section, please click HERE.

An Evening with Seattle Rotary Mariners at the Seattle Boat Show

Friday, February 10
5:00 PM
Lumen Field Event Center

Join the Seattle Rotary Mariners for an evening at the Seattle Boat Show, with complimentary tickets!

With nearly 300 exhibits, more than 800 boats, and nearly 100 boating seminars this year’s Boat Show in the Lumen Field Event Center is packed with fun and exciting attractions, the latest in marine accessories, technology, and destination and service providers to speak with in-person. It’s the West Coast’s biggest boat party of the year that you don’t want to miss.

Meet across the street at the headquarters for Harvest Against Hunger for fellowship from 5 – 6pm and then walk to the Show.

Visit the Seattle Boat Show website for more information.

Email Stephen Morse to reserve your complimentary ticket. 

Discounted Tickets for Upcoming 5th Avenue Theatre Shows

Various Show Dates and Times
5th Avenue Theatre

Seattle Rotary's partnership with The 5th Avenue Theatre allows club members to get discounted tickets to upcoming shows. Rotarians can get 25% off tickets to see Into the Woods and Sweeney Todd and 20% off tickets to see Les Miserables. If purchasing tickets and you want to take advantage of this discount, please click HERE.

Rotary Litter Pickup with We Heart Seattle

Sunday, February 12
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We Heart Seattle is a non profit that comes alongside homeless encampments to clear trash.  This is a harm reduction strategy for the people living there and also a beautification strategy for our parks and greenways.  Along the way, We Heart Seattle offers people living outdoors referral services to housing and drug rehabilitation services.  Rest assured that if the homeless encampment we are working near is inhabited, We Heart Seattle will get permission from the residents before we clean.  It's not uncommon for the residents to come out and clean with us.  This Litter Pick will take place near Eastlake, under Interstate 5. The actual address is 214 East Galer. But the easiest meet up point is the corner of East Galer and Franklin Ave East. Look for us there at 10:00 AM. We’ll be wearing high visibility vests, so you cannot miss us. Wear sturdy hiking boots and layers for the weather. We Heart Seattle will supply gloves, PPE, picking tools, bags and other cleaning supplies.  This service project is appropriate for volunteers aged 13 years and older. 
To learn more about We Heart Seattle, go to their website.
RSVPs are being collected on Facebook HERE.

Seattle Opera Presents A Thousand Splendid Suns

Sunday, March 5
2:00 PM 
McCaw Hall

The Arts Committee would like to invite all Rotarians, especially Diplomacy and International Service Committee members, to the Seattle Opera world premiere of A Thousand Splendid Suns. If you are interested in joining the group, please email Robyn Grad HERE.

Wellspring Family Services Volunteer Day

Saturday, March 25
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellspring Family Services

The Wellspring Family Store provides free essentials like diapers, formula, clothing, books, toys, and school supplies to children in families experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. This critical effort relies on volunteers to help sort clothing, manage inventory, and pack orders going to families. For more information regarding signing up to volunteer, please click HERE.



Morgan Stanley


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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Carma McKay
Interim Staff

Mary Goldie
Membership 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 Membership Manager, 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!! 


From 1990-1993, the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation provided $500,000 towards the development of the Seattle Rotary Education Center at Woodland Park Zoo. The result is the Seattle Rotary Education Center, which enabled the Zoo to expand its hands-on, living laboratory with a new 14,000-square-foot education facility. The Center is a major asset as Woodland Park Zoo makes “education” come alive for more than one million visitors a year.
Feb 08, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Feb 15, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Feb 22, 2023 12:30 PM
Online Program
Mar 01, 2023 12:30 PM
Rainier Club and on Zoom
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Discounted Tickets to A Woman of No Importance
Taproot Theater
Feb 03, 2023 – Feb 18, 2023
Seattle Rotary Night Out - Seattle U Basketball
Climate Pledge Arena
Feb 08, 2023 7:00 PM
2023 Africa Malaria Tours
Feb 09, 2023 – Feb 21, 2023
Litter Pickup with We Heart Seattle
Feb 12, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Feb 15, 2023 10:30 AM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Mar 01, 2023 3:00 PM
Seattle Opera Presents A Thousand Splendid Suns
McCaw Hall
Mar 05, 2023 2:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Mar 15, 2023 10:30 AM
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Rotary Leadership Election Results

That you to all members that took the time to vote! The Nominations committee are happy to present you with the Rotary Club of Seattle's leadership elections results:
At Large Club Board (3-Year Terms)
Tabitha Claus
Mike Hatzenbeler
Jennifer Hohnstein
Liz Powell
Nyasha Tunduwani
Club Officers
Nancy Cahill (2023-2024 Club President)
Mary Johnstone (Board Chair)
John Steckler (VP of Programs)
Nick Anderson (Co-VP of Membership)
Stephen Morse (Co-VP of Membership)
Jaime Mendez (VP of Service)
Marsha Mutisi (Secretary)
Jenn Gladish (Sargent-At-Arms)
Jon Bridge (2024-2025 Club President)
SRSF Board (3-Year Terms)
Eric Christensen
Tiffany Lewis
Sue McNab
Frances Walker
Lori Walker


Annie Wakefield
Sten Crissey
Linda Walton


1 Year
Robert Gilmore
Kim Romano
Steve Brum
2 Years
Linda Lowry
Shoko Toyama
Mark Miles
4 Years
Paul Casey
Eric Corning
6 Years
Roberto Dondisch
7 Years
Sandy Walsh
10 Years
Jan Levy
11 Years
Deanna Hobson
Jeff Parker
12 Years
Eric Weiss
13 Years
Steve Crandall
14 Years
Sam Davidson
19 Years
Pete DeLaunay
Alan Kunovsky
David Woodward
22 Years
Kim Moore
24 Years
Mike Barrett
26 Years
Bill Center
Jack Lauderbaugh
John Nesholm
35 Years
Jon Bridge
Larry Granat

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or Mary Goldie 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 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 Co-Chairs are listed below to let us know how we can help. 
Liz Powell:
Marsha Mutusi:
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