Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     October 28, 2022

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, November 2
Westin Hotel & Zoom
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere

Economic Forecast

In his presentation, Mr. Gardner will present his 2023 national and regional economic forecasts.  As Chief Economist at Windermere, he will provide additional insider insight into the local housing market and why we are will not see a repeat of the 2008 market crash. Gardner has over 28 years of professional experience and sits on several real estate and economic boards including the Washington State Governors Council of Economic Advisors. 
There was no meeting reporter available for this week's meeting. Interested in becoming a meeting reporter? Please click HERE.


Urban Artworks Community Art Support

Saturday, October 19 - Saturday, November 12

Urban Artworks, the group that the Art Committee worked with for the banner project, would love some Rotary support.  If any Rotary member are interested in getting messy, working with a group that supports youth BIPOC artists, and helping the community look better, here are some opportunities.  
More information about the group can be found HERE.

Dia De Los Muertos Community Celebration

Friday, October 28
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Seattle Art Museum

This is an informal committee gathering to encourage our members to celebrate and learn about our diverse community. Every year at SAM, Fulgencio Lazo and a team of local artists design a unique tapete (sand painting) to celebrate Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Free with RSVP; for additional information, please contact Linda Lowry.

First Thursday Art Walk with Seattle Rotary Arts Committee

Thursday, November 3
5:00 PM
Seattle Art Museum Lobby

The Seattle Rotary 4 Art Committee invites you to attend the 1st Thursday Art Walk on November 3rd.  Meet in the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) lobby at 1300 1st Avenue at 5:00pm.  We will tour the collections in informal groups and then “walk” across the street for libations at the Goldfinch Tavern, 99 Union St.

To RSVP, please contact Jeff Parker.

Rotary Elwha Exploration Day

Sunday, November 6
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Port Angeles

Seattle Rotary's Environmental Sustainability Committee invites all club members to this free event, which will focus on the impact of dam removal on the Elwha River. Breakfast, a classroom learning session, and exploratory walk are all on the agenda for this event. To register, please click HERE.

Arts Committee In-Person Meeting

Wednesday, November 16
11:30 AM

The Arts committee will be holding their November meeting before a weekly Rotary meeting at the Westin. More details including room location forthcoming.

2023 Africa Malaria Tours

Thursday, February 9 - Thursday, February 16 2023 (Zambia) and Thursday, February 16 - Tuesday, February 21 2023 (Tanzania)

Join Seattle Rotary as we visit our malaria partners in Africa during this extensive two-part tour. Rotarians have the option of attending both tours or one of their choosing. The tours include all hotel accommodation, meals, beverages (beer and wine included), gratuities, airport/hotel transfers, ground transportation, and in-country flights between tour legs. For more information including cost and tentative itinerary, please see the event listing on the club website.




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!! 
Nov 02, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Nov 09, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Nov 16, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Nov 23, 2022 12:30 PM
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United Negro College Fund Portfolio Project
Sep 24, 2022 – Dec 10, 2022
Rotary Youth Exchange Applications NOW OPEN!
Oct 13, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
Hanbok Performance Show: Runway to Partnership
Museum of Flight
Oct 28, 2022 5:30 PM
Dia De Los Muertos Community Celebration
Seattle Art Museum
Oct 28, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Urban Artsworks Community Art Support
Oct 29, 2022 – Nov 12, 2022
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Nov 02, 2022 11:00 AM
First Thursday Art Walk
Seattle Art Museum
Nov 03, 2022 5:00 PM
Elwha River Exploration Day
111 Barnes Point Road
Nov 06, 2022
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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Bill Gates III
Mark Weed
Kathy Williams
Annie Ramirez
Doug Seto
Matt Albertson
Mihoko Tanaka
Rex Clark
Marc Kurose


1 Year
Terryl Ross
2 Years
Mihoko Tanaka
Tabitha Claus
Stephen Morse
3 Years
Dow Constantine
4 Years
Ashok Gangolli
6 Years
John Hojaboom
David McFadden
8 Years
Lorna Tumwebaze
Carla Fowler
9 Years
Eric Christensen
10 Years
Carese Busby
12 Years
Dan Evans
Nancy Evans
Sheree Wen
20 Years
April Mobley
21 Years
Daniel Weiner
23 Years
Jim Moore
24 Years
Vicky Oxley
25 Years
Cynthia Chirot
27 Years
Tom Mesaros
28 Years
Bob Johnson
29 Years
Kathy Williams
Neil Larson
30 Years
Karl Ege
33 Years
Nancy Osborne
Lou Lundquist
34 Years
Jeff Pyatt
35 Years
Ron Bayley
40 Years
Steve Prince
51 Years
John Durbin

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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