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November 6
Jim Loder
November 8
Darlene Corkrum
Suzanne Griffin
November 10
William Dickinson
November 12
Jeff Borek
Hollie Ellis
Bob Johnson
Dave Kelly
November 13
Liz McGrath
November 14
Paul Cressman Jr.
Roberta Greer
November 15
Dow Constantine
Tom Mesaros
November 18
Edie Hilliard
November 20
Rod Waldbaum


2 years
Mary Johnstone
3 years
Susan Bean
Gene Boes
4 Years
Jaime Mendez
6 Years
David Fain
Robyn Grad
9 Years
Karen Lee
12 Years
Jane Pryor
14 Years
Dave Kraft
18 Years
Tom Hayward
Terry Van Nostrand
21 Years
Trish Bostrom
22 Years
Jonelle Johnson
Laura Rehrmann
23 Years
Sue Mcnab
32 Years
Tracy Garland
Jim Linardos
66 Years
Don Kraft

Bob Alexander



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 Mariah for more details at

Get Involved - Join a Committee!

You can find a full list of our committees with descriptions on our website. Contacting the committee chair, listed below, is the best way to find out how to get involved. 


Business Mentor Program
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Boys & Girls Club


Member Engagement
New Member Introduction
Membership Recruitment
Rotary Cares
Rotary Mariners


Social Media
Totem Report


Diplomacy Initiative Task Force
David Woodward, Founder
Dr. Skip Rowland, Co-chairperson
Dr. Suzanne Griffin, Co-chairperson

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. 
Fedva Dikmen:
Sue McNab:



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November 11th at 12:00 pm

*Social time starting at 11:45 am*

America’s Role in the World:
2020 Election Analysis

Jason Gross is Executive Director of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), a nation-wide coalition of over 500 businesses and NGOs that works in Washington, D.C. and around the country to strengthen America’s civilian-led tools of development and diplomacy, alongside defense. Jason will give a thorough analysis of what to expect from the new Congress based on USGLC's experience meeting with over 300 congressional candidates this election cycle, and what we might expect in the context of foreign policy from either a Biden Administration or another four years with the Trump Administration.
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Links from the November 4th Meeting

Watch this week's opening music video. Learn more about the group, BTS, the song, Dynamite, and the cultural phenomenon that is K-POP.

Learn more about the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and watch their Virtual Annual Meeting

SRSF Announces $35,000 Grant to Address Homelessness in Downtown

Recognizing the uniquely challenging environment our community faces, your SRSF board established three timely priorities for local projects: first, to support the health, recovery, and sustainability of downtown; second, to support communities of color, particularly the black community; and third, to support the resiliency of children and families during and after COVID. On November 4th, Nancy Cahill, SRSF President, announced these priorities and encouraged all Rotarians to think about the ways in which we can, as Rotarians, further these objectives with our time, talent, and financial contributions.  
The SRSF board just approved a special grant for the first priority, to support downtown Seattle's growing challenges with homelessness. This $35,000 grant is being made from funds set aside last year for urgent needs. President Jeff announced that the grant would go to support the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)’s Metropolitan Improvement District Street Outreach Team that works directly with downtown's homeless population. The grant will enable their team to help more homeless individuals get off the streets by providing hygiene supplies, clothing, and move-in housing costs, as well as assisting with obtaining identification cards and other immediate needs.  
Thanks to all members for making this important work possible through your financial contributions, and to Jon Bridge and Kathy Williams for working with the DSA to bring this grant forward. Jon Scholes, DSA President and CEO, thanked our members for their support through this grant.

With Two Gifts,
We Can Change the World!

One of the hallmarks of Rotary membership is joyful giving.  We are blessed with generous members paving the way for our club to make a difference in people’s lives, and every donation makes a difference!  Whether contributing to a myriad of local efforts addressing big challenges regarding housing, education, health, and the environment, as well as to international efforts to improve the quality of life for people in need, we have opportunities every year to make a difference. 
As Seattle 4 Rotarians, we give on an annual basis as part of our membership commitment. We invite you to make two gifts that will have meaningful impact: the first is to the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF), and the second is to The Rotary Foundation (TRF)Thank you for your generosity – it is our combined commitment to attend, to serve, and to give that allows our club to make a difference in the world!
Jeff Pritchard and Whitney Mason
SRSF Campaign Co-Chairs 2020-2021


Thursday, November 19th at 6:30 pm

The Power of Servant Leadership: A Conversation With Howard Behar

Join this year's VP of Membership Mark Wright for a special Happy Hour conversation with Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks Coffee Company International and the author of It's Not About The Coffee: Leadership Principles from a Life at Starbucks.  Login codes will be sent by special emails to members who are encouraged to invite their friends and associates who they think would be interested in club membership. If you have questions, please contact Caroline at

Saturday, November 21st from 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Rotary District 5030 Symposium: Race Matters to Rotary

You are invited to the District 5030 Symposium: Race Matters to Rotary on Saturday morning, November 21st. The Zoom session opens at 8:50am and the formal program begins at 9am.
Please register in advance for this meeting through the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the symposium.
Stay tuned for more details and a speaker lineup that will be finalized soon. 

Thursday, December 3rd at 5:00 pm

Peacebuilders Book Club - Caste: The Origins of our Discontents

Join the Peacebuilders Committee on Thursday, December 3rd at 5:00 pm (Zoom info to be provided) to discuss Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, written by Isabel Wilkerson!  In her critically acclaimed non-fiction work, Wilkerson explores the United States’ unseen caste system and the historical influences. You can find multiple formats of the book on Amazon.  Questions?  Reach out to Caitlin Grant or David McDonald.
Do you have content you'd like to share on our club's Facebook? Here are two ways to do that:
1. All members are invited to join and post in our Members-only Facebook Group
2. Send your ideas and requests for content for our public Facebook Page to Social Media Chair Bailee Neyland

UW Foster School of Business Consulting Offer for Rotarians

The Foster School of Business at the University of Washington has a talented class of MBA students who, as part of their education, put their skills and education to work by taking on consulting projects with companies throughout the Pacific Northwest.  The program is offering to waive the nominal consulting fee for Rotarian businesses that submit proposals for the upcoming winter term. Note that the current RFP deadline is November 13, but an extension can be requested. See the flyer attached below for more information. Those interested in participating should contact Samantha Buhr, Director of Strategic Consulting, at

Share Rotary with Your LinkedIn Network in Three Easy Steps

1. Join our club's LinkedIn Group.
2. Forward invitations to meetings and events to your network. 
3. Include Caroline's email ( so your friends and associates can reserve their spot and get access codes.
If you don't already have a LinkedIn profile, CLICK HERE to learn how to get started. 

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


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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Mariah Kimpton
Program 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 Program Manager, Mariah Kimpton, 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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