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Nov 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Dec 04, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
Dec 11, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
Dec 18, 2019 12:00 PM
The Sheraton, 1400 6th Ave
Dec 25, 2019
Jan 01, 2020
Jan 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
Jan 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
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For those who drive to our weekly luncheons, here is some information about available parking options:

The Westin - for self-park or valet, obtain coupon at meeting registration for a discounted rate of $14.

Pacific Place is another good option only a couple blocks from most of our venues. The cost is $12 for up to 3 hours. The garage is accessed from either 6th or 7th between Pine and Olive.
The Sheraton, Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt, and Hyatt Olive 8 do not offer discounted parking.



At this week’s luncheon, Governance Committee Chair, Ken Colling, presented the slate of candidates for election on December 4, 2019 to serve for the Rotary year beginning July 1, 2020. 

Electronic ballots were sent via email on November 13th. Electronic voting closes at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, December 3. Ballots will also be available at the December 4th meeting until 12:25 pm, at which time voting will be closed for tallying. The election results will be announced at the end of the meeting.
Click the link below to view a list of candidates and their bios. 
If you did not receive your ballot, or if you have any issues casting your ballot online, please contact Mariah at

Notice to the Membership:
Proposed Bylaws Changes

Vote - December 4th Meeting

The board is recommending a change to the current club bylaws. The proposed changes are driven by a strategic decision for a greater emphasis on membership recruitment and retention including the establishment of a second Vice President level board position focused in this area.


Nov 29
Wier Harman III
Mary Wagner
Nov 30
Bill Gates Sr.
Dec 1
Mike Barrett
Ruthann Howell
Dec 2
Carese Busby
Carl Lucks
Dec 3
Dave Lennox
Dec 5
Bret Anderson
Dec 6
Bill Hammond
Kelly O'Brien
Dec 7
Arnie Ness
Dec 8
Terry Van Nostrand
Dec 10
Carolyn Hojaboom
Dec 12
Nicole Klein
Dec 13
Matt LeMaster
Jim Spady
Dec 14
Steve Boyer
Nathan Donahue
Vicky Oxley


1 Year
Scott Gray
2 Years
Mark Gantar
Hyung-jong Lee
Brendon Lehman
Jane Nishita
Paul Tsai
Tatyana Tsyrlina-Spady
3 Years
Mary Wagner
Adel Sefrioui
5 Years
Jim Kraft
Jane Tornatore
9 Years
Alan Bergen
Andrew Rapp
12 Years
Brian Bruce
15 Years
Mark Wright
18 Years
Heather Fitzpatrick
22 Years
Bill Montero
25 Years
Linda Walton
26 Years
Paul Cressman Jr.
David Siebert
27 Years
Susan Adler
Jim Duncan
28 Years
Assunta Ng
32 Years
Anne Ferrell
39 Years
Skip Kotkins
40 Years
John Ellis
41 Years
Carl Behnke

Bob Alexander



Video of Seattle Rotary Programs are available online thanks to the generous support of our Seattle Rotary Online Sponsors.

Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor, Bob Alexander, and Silver Level Sponsor, Sherry Calvert of Caliber Investments.

In addition to supporting our club, becoming a Seattle Rotary Online sponsor brings many benefits. To learn more, click here, or contact Mariah for more details at


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NEW! Check out the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF) 2018-2019 Annual Report and see all the wonderful projects you funded to help those in need in our community and beyond.

The Holiday Spirit:  Reveling in our Differences and Affirming our Shared Ideals with Rabbi Daniel Weiner

December 4th at Noon
The Westin, 1900 5th Avenue
Senior Rabbi Daniel Weiner believes passionately in building Judaism for the 21st century and in healing the world through social justice.  Weiner and his team won the Religion Action Center’s Fain Award for their campaign on gun responsibility.  His efforts with other clergy contributed to the founding of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility which drafted and helped pass Initiative 594 in 2014.  This measure was designed to require background checks to be run on every person purchasing a gun in the state of Washington, even those who do so via private sales.  Work on implementation of the law and about gun responsibility continues.
Rabbi Weiner's columns have appeared in The Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Haaretz.  Weiner wrote Good God: Faith for the Rest of Us about the dangerous polarization between fanatical faith and soulless secularism.

Check out Photos of our Meetings and Other Events

Together, Rotarians Transform the World

As Rotarians, we are leaders connecting for extraordinary good –both in our community and around the world.  Together we are eradicating polio and malaria, bringing fresh water to rural villages worldwide to stop the spread of disease, and helping our neighbors in need with housing, healthy foods, and educational opportunities.
Once a year we ask you to fulfill your membership obligations and take action by making two gifts that will transform our world.  One is to the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF).  The other is to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  Thank you for taking action now to help our club have a powerful and positive impact on our world.
Tickets are now available for the annual Seattle 4 Rotary Holiday Party! Click below to learn more and get yours today. 

Yakima Rotary
Centennial Party

Friday, December 6th from 6:00-11:00pm
Yakima Convention Center

One hundred years ago, Seattle 4 Rotary sponsored three clubs - Manila, Shanghai and Yakima. Join President Kim in Yakima on Friday, December 6th for Yakima Rotary’s Centennial celebration!  

Tickets are $50 per person and include food, entertainment, and a drink ticket. 

Wellspring Family Services Baby Boutique Needs Your Help!

Homeless families have an increased need for clothing and toys during the winter months. Please consider joining the Community Service Committee on the third Saturday of December from 9:15-11:15am to help sort and organize donations for families in need.
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Radiothon
Station Studio
Dec 05, 2019 5:45 AM –
Dec 06, 2019 7:00 PM
Shout, Sister, Shout!
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Dec 05, 2019 6:30 PM
Holiday Shopping with Kids
Rotary Boys and Girls Club
Dec 07, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Harvest Against Hunger Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Dec 14, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Rotaract Holiday Social
Old Stove Brewing
Dec 19, 2019
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
Wellspring Family Services Work Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Dec 21, 2019
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Rotary World Peace Conference 2020
Ontario Convention Center
Jan 17, 2020 7:00 AM –
Jan 18, 2020 10:00 PM
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Don't Miss the 5th Avenue Theatre's New Production of Mrs. Doubtfire

Members Receive a 25% Discount.



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

Phone: 206-623-002

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Mariah Kimpton
Program Manager
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