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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
November 23
Ashok Gangolli
November 24
Lauren Domino
Nina Odell
November 25
Trish Bostrom
November 26
Joseph Smith
November 27
Koji Takezaki
Jon Zetlmaier


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

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:

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



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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

November 18th at 12:00 pm

*Social time starting at 11:45 am*

Redefining Community Engagement

Detective Kim Bogucki is a 32-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department and co-founder of the IF Project, a collaboration of law enforcement, current and previously incarcerated adults, and community partners. Detective Bogucki will draw parallels between her unique career path and some rather unusual, but highly effective models of community engagement. Detective Bogucki will also present practical strategies police can use to begin to earn trust…one department, one community, and one person at a time.
Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Or dial in on your phone: (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584

Links from the November 4th Meeting

See this week's opening song, performed by the Brass Quintet from the 56th Army Band stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord.
Meet Monna Lux
I never think of CPA’s as being particularly funny or extroverted.  At least I never did, until I met our newest member, Monna Lux! 
Monna is the managing shareholder of Lux & Associates, a CPA firm located in Federal Way which provides tax, business planning, and compliance work along with educational and supervisory services to their clients.

Congratulations to Bill Center, winner of this year's UW Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award!

Established in 2012, the Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award (DAVA) is given to a living UW alumnus veteran who made a positive impact on the local, national or international community, the University of Washington, or the veteran community. Congratulations to our member and past president Bill Center who received the 2020 award! If you missed seeing the recognition video following our Veteran's Day meeting, we encourage you to check it out via the link below.  

Wednesday, November 18 at 11:00 am 

Diplomacy Initiative Task Force Meeting Featuring Suzanne Griffin

You're invited to join next week's Diplomacy Initiative Task Force meeting. Seattle 4 Rotary member Suzanne Griffin, Ph.D. will provide an overview of international aid efforts in Afghanistan, explain the rationale for significant international investments in that country, and highlight progress made to date.  In 2002, Dr. Griffin used her sabbatical to return to the country where she had served in the Peace Corps.  She ultimately resigned from her community college position to lead education and health programs in Afghanistan until 2016. 
Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Meeting ID: 255 908 3386 
Passcode: Salish2030  


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.  Members are encouraged to invite their friends and associates who they think would be interested in club membership. Please RSVP for your guests by sending their names to Caroline at
Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Or dial in on your phone: (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 868 6995 0410

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 8:50 am and the formal program begins at 9:00 am.
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.
See the flyer attached below for a full lineup of speakers and workshop topics. 

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.

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. Click here to submit a project proposal. Additionally, the Foster MBA Strategic Consulting website has further information including an option for a spring quarter project if the winter is not a good fit. For questions please contact Samantha Buhr, Director of Strategic Consulting, at
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

For $30, You Can Bring Hope to a Homeless Person with an Art Kit

As health and wellness practices evolve there is increased understanding that the arts offer promise to reducing anxiety and social isolation, processing trauma and stigma, and relieving feelings of depression and suicidal ideation.  An art kit can help transform the life of a low-to-no income adult recovering from homelessness, substance use disorder, health challenges, and other trauma by harnessing the power of creative engagement as a bridge to community and a path to stability.  Please consider clicking on the link below and donating $30 for an art kit for someone experiencing the trauma of homelessness.  We are partnering with Path with Art to distribute these to local shelters in downtown Seattle.
This is part of our club’s efforts as we get closer to winter to help individuals in Seattle who are experiencing homelessness.  Our foundation recently supported the Downtown Seattle Association’s Outreach Team with a $35,000 to help provide case management, mental health services, housing, and job placement as well as street-based outreach services for those in need.  Working with the First 5 Collaboration of Rotary clubs, we also distributed 1,000 hygiene kits to the Salvation Army’s new state-of-the-art shelter in SODO.  And, a team of Seattle 4 members helped put together beds and performed other tasks needed to get the facility ready for its opening this week.
Thank you to all our members for your support in giving hope to those experiencing housing insecurity.    

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. 


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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