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June 26
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June 28
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June 29
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June 30
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Dulcie Patner
5 Years
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7 Years
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8 Years
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9 Years
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10 Years
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11 Years
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12 Years
Wier Harman III
13 Years
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16 Years
Anne Gillingham
18 Years
John Adams
Dann Mead Smith
Nina Odell
Joe Phillips
21 Years
Steve Boyer
Bill Frankliin
24 Years
Alan Sclater
27 Years
Robin Pasquarella
28 Years
Roberta Greer
Michael Troyer
30 Years 
Astrid Berg
31 Years
Irv Sandman
33 Years
Stan Foster Jr.
34 Years
Dave Kelly

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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!! 

June 24th at 12:00pm

*Social time starting at 11:45am*

Rotary Year-end Celebration! 

Join us next Wednesday to wish President Kim a fond farewell and welcome incoming president Jeff Borek.  The program promises to be thoughtful, poignant, and a WHOLE LOT OF FUN!  Part of the fun will be an interactive session with Drum Café, where we will all participate.  So bring something to keep a beat to, whether a drum, a pot, or the arm of your chair.  All you skeptics have to trust Kim and me on this one!
We will also hear from the Rogues, Father Steve, and a few others.  Tell all your Seattle 4 posse to show up too.
And thank you for a great year as Vice President of Programs.
Jeff Pyatt
Vice President of Programs
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Connect with Rotarians from Around the World at the Rotary International Convention 

Saturday, June 20 - Friday, June 26

Join the family of Rotary at our first ever Virtual Rotary Convention. This free event will connect Rotary participants from around the world, inspire through innovation, and celebrate our resilience and ability to adapt. Click on the link below for all the details and registration. 


Thursday, July 16th at 5:30pm on ZOOM

Seattle 4 Rotary Club Virtual Happy Hour

Join your fellow members on ZOOM for a special happy hour get together.  We'll hear from incoming President Jeff Borek about his vision for the year ahead and have plenty of time to socialize.  Bring your own beverage and get ready to connect.  There will be a prize for the best Zoom background!   

Summer Read for the Next Peacebuilder Book Club Discussion

Paula Houston has recommended The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander for our next Peacebuilder Book Club discussion which will be held in August or September.  This will be the third in our series following the highly recommended White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo and So You Want to Talk About Race by Oluo Ijeoma.

A Message from Our District Peacebuilder Chair and Seattle 4 Rotary Member Jessica Bhiuyan

Fellow District 5030 Rotarians,
I’m honored to serve as your Peacebuilder Chair, perhaps even now more than ever. I believe, especially at this moment, that peacebuilding work is vital. I don’t take my responsibilities to serve, support, and assist our district and each of your clubs lightly, instead feeling more passionate and committed than ever. I hope you will join me.
In light of the recent brutal and tragic murder of George Floyd, as well as Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many Black Lives before them, I want to assure you that as District 5030 Rotarians, we will do the difficult, and much needed work to create a more just, open, and peaceful world for all. A great deal of this work must revolve around race relations, diversity, equity, and inclusion. I am proud to say you will see this outlined as a priority for our coming Rotary year. 
2020-2021 District Peacebuilding Goals:
  • District Peace Book Club: Reading, Gathering, and Discussing 
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
  • Growing District Peacebuilder Committee
  • Establishing new peacebuilder committees in three district clubs
Join our Committee:
If you would like to join this work as a District Peacebuilder Committee member, please fill out this short survey so that we may take next steps together.  Click here for the survey.  
District 5030 Peacebuilding Facebook Group:
If you haven’t already, please join (and encourage your fellow Rotarians too) our District Peacebuilding Facebook Group.  Click here to join the Facebook group.  Everyone can share announcements, ideas, resources, and dialogue on all things Rotary Peacebuilding throughout our district. 
Book Club:
I would like to offer our first district wide Peace Book Club offering immediately. The idea was to read, gather, and discuss two books a year (fall and spring). With so much going on and the enthusiasm received, I would like to expedite this for all district Rotarians and peace clubs, with a selection that will reflect listening, learning, and dialoguing around race relations. 
If you would like to participate in this early summer book club program, please send me an email at
Anti-Racism Resources:
Many Rotarians are diving into the difficult, yet vital work surrounding racism and Black Lives Matter. Most of us, inside and outside of Rotary, are looking for resources to help support our efforts. I would like to offer a few:

Podcast: Unlocking Us, Brené Brown; Episode: Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist 

Article and Resources: 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

As your PeaceBuilder Chair, as well as a social justice advocate, Executive Director of the non-profit World Without Hate, and a current member of Seattle’s Human Rights Commission, I am heavily involved in race relations and DEI work. I am also a white individual who has and continues to learn about and understand my own racism, white fragility, and transition to white ally and accomplice for Black Lives and our marginalized community members. I am here to learn with you, as well as offer my support, time, and experiences as we all journey through this revolution. I can be reached at at any time.
In Peace,
Jessica C. Bhuiyan
PeaceBuilder Chair
Rotary District 5030
Seattle 4 Rotary

Donate by June 30th to End Polio and Get a Triple Match

Your donation helps Rotary and its partners reach every child with the polio vaccine. Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, your contribution will be tripled, getting us even closer to a polio-free world.  Please donate by the end of June to take advantage of the match.
Members can also contact Bob Rogers at to receive additional matching foundation recognition points for donations of $100 or more to polio before June 30th.  

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. 
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