Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights       July 30, 2021
Aug 04, 2021 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave.
Aug 11, 2021 12:30 PM
Online Program
Aug 18, 2021 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave. and on Zoom
Aug 25, 2021 12:30 PM
Online Program
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Duck Dodge
Aug 10, 2021 5:30 PM
Walk 'n Talk
Aug 26, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Aug 28, 2021
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Sep 25, 2021
Rotary District 5030 2021 Conference
Coeur d'Alene Golf Resort and Spa
Oct 01, 2021 – Oct 03, 2021
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Harold Scoggins
Tatyana Tsyrlina-Spady
Tabitha Claus
Patrick Evans


We will recognize anniversaries at
our August 18th meeting at the Westin Hotel
2 Years
Jonny Holz
3 Years
Suzanne Fortune
Dan Varghese
Janet Welcher
Arlesia Bailey
Kela Hall
Kelly O’Brien
4 Years
Annie Wakefield
5 Years
Ross Stewart
6 Years
Jennifer Porto
8 Years
Anne Bugge
9 Years
Liz McGrath
10 Years
Catherine Cleveland
Ben Reiber
11 Years
Rachelle Nesta-Goff
12 Years
Fred Grimm
Eric Robinson
14 Years
Virginia McKenzie
19 Years
Bill Marshall Jr.
20 Years
Stan Savage
21 Years
Bruce Williams
28 Years
Carl Lucks
30 Years
Dorothy Bullitt
36  Years
Mark Davis
37 Years
Watt Taylor
Paul Suzman
47 Years
Dick Vadnais

Get Involved - Join a Committee!
Please consider joining a Rotary Club of Seattle committee for greater fellowship. Our committees need your help, and we have a lot of great opportunities to choose from. They are the foundation our club is built upon.  Please contact President Jimmy Collins or Fiona Ronyai in the office for more details. 
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, Co-chairperson
Dr. Suzanne Griffin, Co-chairperson


Meeting Reporters



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



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 Caroline for more details at



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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. 
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Wednesday, August 4

12:00 PM Registration 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  Program

The Westin Hotel or on Zoom

*Vaccination required to attend in person

An Unlikely Friendship
Eugene Youngblood 
Steve Fleischmann 
Eugene Youngblood who at the age of 18, was sentenced to life in prison for double homicide is now free due to the caring support and assistance of Seattle businessman Steve Fleischmann, through the clemency process. 
Steve Fleischmann is the founder and chairman of Fleischmann Capital, an investment firm in real estate, venture capital, and equity markets.  He is also the founder and chairman of the Prostate Cancer Survivors Celebration Breakfast.  founded in 2004, it is the largest prostate cancer fundraising event in the United States.  Raising over 10 million dollars, the proceeds to the University of Washington Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Prostate Cancer Research Fund.  
Steve works at the largest maximum-security prison in Washington State mentoring inmates serving life sentences.
Don't Miss the Short Program
In celebration of Seattle Fleet Week and Seafair’s Hybrid 2021 festival, we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team. Two former Blue Angels will represent the team in a live question and answer hosted by Mark Wright.  The Blue Angels will return to Seafair in 2022 on August 5-7 at the Boeing Air Show.  You can visit Seafair’s Hybrid Fleet Week 2021 event at   Don’t forget to tune in to KONG TV on Saturday, August 7 at 8 PM to view the new special Seafair Salutes 75 Years of the Blue Angels.   This new TV special will give an insider view of the Blue Angels team, their new SuperHornet jets, and a sneak peek at what the new jets will look like at Seafair next summer.
To register a guest or prospective member, please contact Fiona Ronyai
If you are not on the program plan or if you are bringing a guest, please consider prepaying online through the links below. 
Also available on Zoom 
Join on Zoom click HERE
Or dial in on your phone: 
(253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584
Zoom Attendees - "Doors" open at Noon if you wish to chat and Zoom will stay open until 2:00 pm for further discussions after the program. 
Disrupting Poverty Through Food and Training
President Jimmy opened the meeting on a nice summer day which was our second in-person meeting since moving from all virtual.   Trish Bostrom and Jevon Powell led us in a rousing “This Land is Your Land.”  And Nancy Cahill inspired us with an Olympics-themed Inspiration for the Day with a focus on how the power of sports brings us together.
Jane Pryor introduced us to our new member, Mark Miles of Pilgrim Africa who is joining our club as their new corporate member representative.
We recognized our member anniversaries, which ranged from those celebrating their first year as members to a 37th year anniversary, with a “The Incredibles”-themed Anniversaries video.
David Fain provided a preview of next week’s meeting and John Steckler plugged the upcoming Rotary Mariners event on August 10th.  Then on to our speaker for the day. 
Meet Mark Miles
Mark Miles is Seattle Rotary’s new corporate representative for Pilgrim Africa. Pilgrim Africa is a nonprofit organization focused on treating and eliminating malaria and bringing STEM education to classrooms in rural Uganda.
Pilgrim Africa’s CEO, Dorothy Echodu, has been involved with Rotary for many years. The organization is currently wrapping up a Rotary Malaria Partners International grant focused on evaluating different case management approaches to malaria treatment. More than 200 Pilgrim Africa community health workers in 85 villages are testing and treating villagers for malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea which are the top three killers of children under five.
Pilgrim Africa is also playing a role in responding to COVID-19. Due to COVID’s rapid spread in Africa, all schools and most businesses in Uganda have closed. Hospitals are overwhelmed. Pilgrim Africa’s Beacon of Hope School is being used as a COVID-19 triage and treatment center in partnership with Soroti Regional Hospital.
Rotarians are Doers!
Congratulations to Jeff Borek and Kim Moore for their exposure in the August Rotary Magazine (p. 24).  Be sure to read the full articleThe collaboration of the "First Five" Rotary Clubs is an exciting one.  Save the date for the next meeting of the First Five Clubs on Wednesday, September 29th. 
A Big Thank You!
The Peace Builders Committee would like to thank all the volunteers who showed up to support the collaboration with the SRSF funded Choose 180 project.  A lot of fun was had while the group cleaned, painted, organized, and toured the Burien facility.  
Tuesday, August 10
5:30 PM
Duck Dodge 
Sailboat Crew Needed or
Watch from a Houseboat
Seattle Rotary Mariners is organizing a Rotary special event for the Tuesday, August 10,  ‘Duck Dodge’ sailboat race on Lake Union.   More than 100 sailboats of all sizes compete every week in the race across Lake Union.  At 5:30 pm, Sue Nixon will open her Lake Union houseboat to 20 Rotarians, while Pete DeLaunay invites five members to join the crew on his 36’ sailboat that will participate in the race.  Space is limited so sign up now. Snacks and BYOB are welcome.
Sign up below, and more information and confirmation will be forwarded to you. 

Thursday, August 26
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Summer Walk 'n Talk 
Our summer walks in the city followed by bites and beverages have been a great success. On July 22, the group enjoyed the Pike Place Market followed by fellowship at the Washington Athletic Club.  What better way to get to know fellow members than to stroll in Seattle?  Save the date and watch the calendar for details of our next walk. 


As we begin to emerge from the effects of the COVID19 pandemic, we are excited to announce our upcoming Rotary District 5030 Conference to be held in Coeur d’Alene, ID to be held on the weekend of October 1-3, 2021.
We can’t wait to get together face to face and hold this event as it will be the first District Conference to be held since the spring of 2019 in Spokane, WA.



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. 
Liz Powell:
Marsha Mutusi:



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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Fiona Ronyai
Membership and Communications 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 and Communication Manager, Fiona Ronyai, 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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