Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights       July 2, 2021
Jun 30, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jul 07, 2021
Jul 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave.
Jul 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jul 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave.
Aug 04, 2021
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave.
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July 4th Celebration
Laurel James' 6 Acre Compound
Jul 04, 2021
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Walk 'n Talk
Jul 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Team Project Choose 180
Jul 25, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Walk 'n Talk
Aug 26, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary District 5030 2021 Conference
Coeur d'Alene Golf Resort and Spa
Oct 01, 2021 – Oct 03, 2021
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Doug Boyden
John Nesholm
Linda Thompson Black
Liam Li
Nyasha Tunduwani
Jean Bateman
Jim Odom
Skip Rowland
Dave Kraft 


1 Year
David Bobanick
Tiffany Lewis
2 Years
Coury Shadyac
Crysti Chen
Alicia Flatt
Marsha Mutisi
Raymond Tymas-Jones
Jon Zetlmaier
6 Years
Harold Scoggins
8 Years
Allison Parker
10 Years
Beth Knox
13 Years
Paula Houston
Karl Neiders
14 Years
Susie Roe
Travis Keeler
17 Years
Ken Colling
Wally Kegel
18 Years
Bernie Griffin
Sue Nixon
19 Years
Lori Walker
Lynn Lindsay
Roberta Nestaas
20 Years
Kristi Marchbanks
21 Years
Cathy Gibson
22 Years
Suzanne Griffin
31 Years
Russ Taylor
33 Years
Don Root
35 Years
Bruce Jones
36 Years
Todd Summerfelt
37  Years
Walt Maas
Please send any general club committee announcements for The Newsletter to Fiona Ronyai by Thursday at noon.

Get Involved - Join a Committee!

Please consider joining a Rotary Club of Seattle committee for greater fellowship. Our committees need your help, and we have a lot of great opportunities to choose from. They are the foundation our club is built upon.  Please contact President Jimmy Collins or Fiona Ronyai in the office for more details. 
Business Mentor Program
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Boys & Girls Club


Member Engagement
New Member Introduction
Membership Recruitment
Rotary Cares
Rotary Mariners
YRL - Young Rotary Leaders
Diplomacy Round Table
David Woodward, Founder
Dr. Skip Rowland, Co-chairperson
Dr. Suzanne Griffin, Co-chairperson


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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



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



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Our next meeting on July 14th will be held at The Westin Hotel Seattle (Zoom option still available).  If you haven't already told us you are coming - RSVP HERE. We have put certain Safety Protocols in place to make everyone feel comfortable.  For those not on the program plan please consider paying for your lunch in advance. (Button below)
If you have lost your name tag please let Fiona Ronyai know in advance so we can have a new one made for you.  All new members will be able to pick up their name tag at the registration desk.  Those members who reached their one-year anniversary on Zoom will also be able to pick up their blue name tag. 
The Westin is offering a $14.00 parking rate for self or valet parking.  No voucher required.  Let the attendant know you are participating in the Rotary meeting. 
To invite a prospective member to lunch please register with Fiona Ronyai.

Wednesday, July 14
The Westin Hotel Seattle Cascade Ballroom          Noon - 1:30 PM

Service above Self
General Curtis "Mike" 
In 2019, General Curtis “Mike” Scaparrotti completed a distinguished 41-year career in the US Army as the Commander, US European Command, and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO. As the NATO Commander, General Scaparrotti worked to preserve the security and stability of the Alliance and strengthen it in the face of traditional and new-age adversaries.    He is a keen practitioner of strength and diplomacy on the world stage.  You won't want to miss this presentation as he shares his observations about leadership and Service Above Self. 
For those wishing to join on Zoom Click HERE
Or dial in on your phone: 
(253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584

Links from This Week's Meeting

Our opening music video, Love Train by The O'Jays and performed by many celebrities and the children from Turnaround Arts.
As Father Steve Sundborg retires from Seattle University we want to once again express our thanks for all you have done to positively impact our club, and - more importantly - your decades of service to the Seattle University community, our region, and the nation.  Our entire membership is so grateful for your wonderful examples of Service above Self over the course of your career.
Thank you, President Jeff Borek and the 2020-21 Leadership Team. 
It has been quite a year and members took time to thank the leadership team for the great job they have done as we met entirely on Zoom.  The chat was full of accolades for this wonderful team.  We will not soon forget this pandemic year. 
The gavel has been passed to the 2021-22 president and his team.  Onward...
Welcome 2021-2022   
Club President, Jimmy Collins 
and Our Leadership Team for This Coming Year!
Jimmy Collins, President
Beth Knox, President-Elect
Jeff Borek, Immediate Past-President
Doug Seto, Vice President for Membership -  Retention
Nyasha Tunduwani, Vice President for          Membership - Recruitment
Paula Houston, Vice President for Service
David Fain, Vice President for Programs
Mary Johnstone, Secretary
Jesse Thomas, Treasurer
Ken Grant, Sergeant-at-Arms 

Terms ending 6/30/2022
Matt Bratlien
Rob LoBosco
Susie Roe
Faouzi Sefrioui
Jaime Mendez
Terms ending 6/30/2023
Liz McGrath
Bailee Neyland
Jeff Parker
Taylor Shimizu
Jevon Powell
Terms ending 6/30/2024
David Bobanick
Alicia Flatt
Jonelle Johnson
Dominik Musafia
Jane Pryor
Jess Hennessey
Jennifer Hohnstein
Manny Ramos
Glenn Kuper 
Alexander Liatsis
Chief Justice Steven C. Gonzalez
We look forward to meeting you on July 14th!
 Mark Wright, Einer Handeland, Doug Seto, Jeff Borek, and Jeff Pyatt for introducing these new Rotarians to Seattle 4. 
Membership is the lifeblood of any club.  Thank you to the following members who won our prizes in our spring membership contest and everyone else who introduced new members this year. 
1. Doug Seto - A Night on the Town at the Columbia Tower Club
2. Fedva Dikmen - Lenovo Laptop
3. Rod Waldbaum - Pearl Necklace 
Newsletter Reports are Back!
If you have a knack for writing a 300-word article for the weekly newsletter once or twice every 12 weeks, please listen up.  The membership engagement committee discussed whether to resume written meeting reports, and members overwhelmingly stated how the written reports have been missed!!  The committee’s work is valued tremendously as a quick read while viewing meetings on the YouTube channel takes more time.  
All meetings will be streamed on ZOOM with two meetings per month in person and on ZOOM.  Reporters who take notes during an in-person meeting will be seated at the President’s table and recognized along with other contributors at the close of each meeting.  There are several meetings between now and November 10 where a reporter is needed.  To learn more about being a reporter respond to Newsletter Chair Pete DeLaunay (
Sunday, July 4
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Laurel James' Compound
Lake Forest Park
Rotary 4 Celebrates Together
Our fellow member, Laurel James, invites you to join her at her six-acre compound in Lake Forest Park for a Family 4th of July Celebration! Come enjoy a day of fellowship and activities including basketball, softball, soccer, hiking, and running. Enjoy spending time by the creek on the property. Bring a potluck dish to share. There will be a keg of beer. If you desire other beverages bring them with you. Bring your basketball and or soccer ball. It will be a great day of family fun! The event is free but the capacity is 100 guests so please sign up in advance. There is parking on site.  All details are in the sign-up button. 
Sunday, July 25 
9:00 AM-NOON
1416 SW 151st St. 
Can you paint? 
Move furniture? 
Want to Tour Choose 180?
Be the Rotary hands-on team to set up this new youth-mentoring space.  12 Volunteers are needed.  Friends and family welcome. 
RSVP and Questions - Joyce Robertson 

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 one of our Rotary Cares Committee Co-chairs listed below to let us know how we can help. 
Liz Powell:

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. 



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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Fiona Ronyai
Membership and Communications 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 and Communication Manager, Fiona Ronyai, 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!! 
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