Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     January 13, 2022

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, January 18
Westin Hotel & Zoom
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Jordan Babineaux

Pivot to Win: Transition Better When Change Happens

Planned or unplanned, we each experience change consistently. Change is inevitable and can be disruptive, even if we prepare for it.

How can we better plan for change and deploy an action plan to overcome the hurdles we face when life and business shift?

As a professional athlete for nearly a decade, I faced the challenge all athletes face when retiring from sports, a career, and identity change.


How Music Inspires Underserved Youth and a Float Around the Seattle Boat Show

Rotarians were entertained and enlightened by the day’s featured speaker, Dr. Quinton Morris, Associate Professor of violin and chamber music at Seattle University.  Dr. Morris is one of two black tenured college level instructors in the U.S...  His remarks were preceded by a lovely violin solo.
When he is not teaching, or performing from China to Carnegie Hall, Dr. Morris is inspiring young people in underserved communities with “world-class” music instruction, while supporting their development as self-aware leaders.
In 2017, he founded a non-profit program, Key to Change Studio (, to inspire underserved youth with music instruction.  “Underserved students in South King County can get exposure to well-known musicians who help them achieve whatever they want to do,” he said. “We focus on schools, teachers, and parents looking for after school activities.  We encourage teachers to work with us as we demonstrate how to develop healthy long-term relationships with students.”
George Duff's Celebration of Life service will be held this Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 PM at the Evergreen Covenant Church on Mercer Island.


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.

Rotary Litter Pickup with We Heart Seattle

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

Join your fellow Rotarians and give back to the city of Seattle through this event in partnership with We Heart Seattle! To attend, please RSVP HERE. Any questions regarding the event should be directed to Virginia McKenzie HERE. Please wear work clothes, sturdy close-toed shoes, work gloves and if you have it: a trash picker and your "Rotarian At Work" shirt. 

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.



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!! 
Jan 18, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Jan 25, 2023 12:30 PM
Online Program
Feb 01, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Feb 08, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
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Click Each for a Full Description
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Jan 18, 2023 10:30 AM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Feb 01, 2023 3:00 PM
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
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Einer Handeland
Bob Parks


1 Year
Mia Yen
2 Years
Won-jik Kwon
3 Years
David Frum
Rajeev Agarwal
Laurie Black
Steve Woolworth
6 Years
Randy Frisch
8 Years
Darryl Campbell
9 Years
Diankha Linear
12 Years
Lillian Sherman
18 Years
Anna Liotta
Burr Stewart
20 Years
Jim Spady
21 Years
Patrick Carter
22 Years
Ev Billingslea
23 Years
Jeff Borek
25 Years
Patrick Evans
Bill Hammond MD
26 Years
Brad Fowler
28 Years
Nancy Cahill
30 Years
Don Nielsen
Chris Clark
33 Years
Sten Crissey
34 Years
Fedva Dikmen
Bill Fetterley
35 Years
Laurie Jonsson
Carma McKay
40 Years
Bob Davidson
43 Years
John King
44 Years
Bob Calhoun
45 Years
Bill Weisfield
49 Years
Neil McReynolds

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. 
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