Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     June 10, 2022
Seattle Rotary meetings and events are now mask optional and do not require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test.

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, June 15
Zoom Only
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Trish Bostrom, 50th Anniversary of Title IX

Trish won the Pacific Eight Collegiate Singles Championship in 1972 while at the University of Washington.  She is the only tennis player, male or female, at the University of Washington who has ever won this prestigious title. Trish was co-captain of the Junior Wightman Cup team with Ann Lebedeff during her collegiate years.  During this time she won the U.S.T.A. National Amateur Grass Court Doubles Championships 1972 and the U.S.T.A. National Amateur Clay Court Doubles Championships 1972. 

Trish so dominated women’s collegiate tennis in the Pacific Northwest that she sought greater competition and equality for women’s athletics by challenging the University of Washington to allow her to compete on the men’s tennis team and to create equal programs for women’s tennis.  She was a pioneer for women’s collegiate sports and helped in changing the University’s support for women’s tennis and other sports.

Trish will be presenting on the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, the work that has been done, and the work that still needs to be done to bring gender equity to collegiate sports.

There was no meeting reporter available for this week's meeting. Interested in becoming a meeting reporter? Contact Mary Goldie at



Nicole was born and raised in one of our most tourist-bound cities, New Orleans. After graduating from the University of New Orleans, she spread her wings working for the Four Seasons Hotel in Lanai, Hawaii and for the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney, Australia. When the pandemic hit, Nicole was looking for new opportunities and found her current position as Marketing Director of Aegis Living Communities.
Nicole has since lived in Seattle for three years but has not lost any time putting roots down. She met her husband locally and they were married on Lopez Island, where they have a second residence. 
Please make sure to give Nicole a hearty welcome at the next in-person meeting or event you attend! And thank you to Joel Paget for introducing our club to Nicole! If you'd like to know more about Nicole, check out her LinkedIn profile HERE or our social media post HERE.


Family Resource Fair 

Saturday, June 11
Wellspring Family Services
Seattle, WA
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In lieu of the June standing volunteer work party at Wellspring Family Services, Rotarians are invited to volunteer at the nonprofit's upcoming Family Resource Fair. 

Wellspring will be providing summer clothing, diapers and wipes, toys, books, and other supplies from their Family Store, signing children up for the Early Learning Center, offering housing resources, providing vaccinations and other services through the Odessa Brown Clinic’s mobile store, serving lunch, and offering games and other activities for children. 

Vaccinations and masks are both required for participation. 

To sign up to participate, please contact Heather Fitzpatrick at

Australian Rotary Action Combatting Malaria

Wednesday, June 15
Online Program 
11:00 AM

Join us for an inside look at the work Australian Rotarians have been doing to eliminate malaria in the Western Pacific Rim.  Their story of remarkable successes in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia and East Timor exemplifies the effectiveness of sustained Rotarian service above self.  In addition, Rotarians Dai Mason and Tony Springer will tempt us with the attractions of the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia. To access the event, click HERE.

Bell Harbor Marina Boat Show

Saturday, June 18
Lunch at Ivar's on Pier 54 Boat Show on Pier 66
12:00 PM 

Join the Seattle Rotary Mariners for this special fellowship event! The day starts with lunch at 12:00 PM at Ivar's Acres of Clams on Pier 54 then moves onto the boat show on Pier 66 featuring Mariner Pete Leenhouts' boat, Riptide!
Please RSVP by emailing Stephen Morse at

Happy Hour for Good Benefitting The Lantern Project

Thursday, July 21
The Center for Wooden Boats
Seattle, WA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join our hosts, the Lake Union Rotary Club, for this special happy hour benefitting The Lantern Project and their efforts to end sexual exploitation. Tickets are $40 and include drinks, appetizers, and live music with 100% of proceeds going to The Lantern Project.
Please click HERE to sign up to attend!

End of Year District 5030 Golf Tournament and Dinner

Monday, June 27
Golf at 1:30 PM
Dinner at 6:00 PM
ewcastle Golf Club
Newcastle, WA

Join District President Howard Cohen and District Governor Elect Kae Peterson for an end-of-the-year Rotary celebration at Newcastle Golf Club in June! 
To register for the golf tournament and/or the dinner, please click HERE.

Parties in the Park

Tuesdays and Thursdays May - August
Occidental Square and Westlake Park

The Downtown Seattle Association invites you to all-day parties every Tuesday in Occidental Square and every Thursday in Westlake Park from now until August. Starting at 11:00 AM each day, enjoy music, food trucks, games, and an afternoon happy hour from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. For more information, click HERE.

Downtown Summer Sounds

Summer Concert Series
July - September
Dates and Times TBD

Live, local music is back this summer as part of this long-running series. This free event will feature a wide array of musical genres, times, and event locations. Click HERE for more information as it becomes available. 



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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

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!! 

The Rotary Foundation Annual Appeal

Please make your donation to The Rotary Foundation today.
As Seattle 4 members, we are committed to providing service and support to communities. Please join your fellow club members by making your annual donation to The Rotary Foundation (TRF), which transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
When you give to TRF you are directly supporting Rotary’s work. Your gift makes our service projects — projects that eradicate polio, promote peace, develop communities, improve the environment, and improve the daily lives of millions — happen. You can find out more about the impact of giving by clicking HERE.
Our overall goal is to have 100% of our Seattle 4 members donate to TRF. We need your help today to help us reach that goal. 
If you have any questions regarding your current donation status specifically or TRF, please email David Bobanick at

President's Reception

Thursday, June 30
Queen City Yacht Club
5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and real people will join together to thank President Jimmy Collins for his year of service.  Significant others are welcome. 
Tickets are $10.00 per person and include two drink tickets. A cash bar will be available for additional drinks. Click HERE to register and purchase tickets.
Jun 15, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Program
Jun 22, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
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Family Resource Fair at Wellspring Family Services
Wellspring Family Services
Jun 11, 2022
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Australian Rotary Action Combatting Malaria
Online Program
Jun 15, 2022 11:00 AM
International Service Committee
On Zoom
Jun 15, 2022 10:30 AM
Bell Harbor Marina Boat Show
Ivar's Acres of Clams (Pier 54) and Pier 66
Jun 18, 2022 12:00 PM
Building Tiny Houses
Hope Factory
Jun 19, 2022 9:00 AM
Environmental Sustainability Committee
On Zoom
Jun 22, 2022 11:00 AM
Rotary District 5030 Golf Tournament and Dinner
Newcastle Golf Club
Jun 25, 2022 1:30 PM –
Jun 27, 2022
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Jun 25, 2022
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
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John Pohl
Linda Rough
John Durbin
Adel Sefrioui
A.D. Vickery


1 Year
Brad Collins
3 Years
Kerry Howell
5 Years
Mahnaz Eshetu
Harry Short
6 Years
Dulcie Patner
10 Years
Mike Harney
11 Years
John Pohl
12 Years
Petros Koumantaros
13 Years

Matt Bratlien

14 Years
Wier Harmann III
15 Years
Marli Iverson
20 Years
Nina Odell
John Adams
Dann Mead Smith
Joe Phillips
23 Years
Steve Boyer
Bill Franklin
26 Years
Alan Sclater
29 Years
Robin Pasquarella
30 Years
Roberta Greer
32 Years
Astrid Berg
33 Years
Irv Sandman
35 Years
Stan Foster
36 Years
Dave Kelly

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 Caroline for more details at


Bob Alexander

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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