Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     October 7, 2022

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, October 12
Rainier Club and on Zoom
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Curt Blake, Spaceflight Inc.

Beyond Rideshare in Space: Introduction to Spaceflight Inc.’s Launch, Integration, and In-Space Transportation Services

For more than 10 years, Spaceflight Inc. has been a pioneer in providing launch services to small satellite developers, helping them access, integrate, and launch their payload to space across a large portfolio of domestic and international rockets. Recently, the company has doubled its footprint with a new headquarters in Bellevue to meet customer demand for its integration and production services and introduced a line of propulsive space vehicles for last mile delivery in space. President and CEO Curt Blake will share the highlights of the innovative company’s offerings and future plans.



Speech on Campus


Former President Sue Nixon called Seattle Rotary Club 4 to order at 12:30 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2022. The meeting was held via Zoom and at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle.

Former President Sue welcomed Rotarians and reported that President Beth was busy with her Sports Commission activities. President Sue said she recently attended a play at the Seattle Rep., “Where We Belong”, and gave it rave reviews.




Support Hurricane Ian Impact in Florida by Giving Blood

The blood supply is critical for Florida right now, and Bloodworks Northwest donors are helping to ensure patients who need blood can receive it. Bloodworks Northwest is sending emergency blood shipments to Florida, 130 units so far, as Hurricane Ian halted blood donation there.
Rotarians can donate on behalf of District 5030: Wherever you choose to donate, be sure to mention the code, 5030, or that you are donating on behalf of Rotary District 5030. To make your next appointment, visit or call 800-398-7888. Have a question? Email Bloodworks. Appointments and masks are required, and there is no deferral from donating if you have received the COVID-19 vaccine. See Bloodworks’ COVID-19 safety measures for more information. 
Fellow Rotarian, Linda Thompson-Black, would like to invite club members to assist with the UNCF's Portfolio Project by mentoring high school juniors and seniors as the prepare for life beyond graduation. For more information, please call Linda at 206-851-8178.

English-Language Virtual Rotary Meeting

Thursday, October 13
10:00 AM
Online Program

The Rotary Club of Wiesbaden-Kochbrunnen in Germany would like to invite Rotarians to attend their next English-language virtual meeting featuring speaker Bruce Levine discussing Thaddeus Stevens. To attend, please click HERE.

International District Tour

Thursday, October 13
4:45 PM
Seattle Best Tea

Our member Assunta Ng, Publisher of the Northwest Asian Weekly, will take us on a tour of the International District showing where Chinatown, Japan town and Little Saigon are.  This is her Chinatown tour Part II. It will focus on Bruce Lee’s first kung fu schools and where his childhood movies in Hong Kong were shown in the early 1960s. The story of the Chinese Historic Chinatown Gate, the controversy of Sound Transit Stations in Chinatown, the conflicts between the young activists and business owners on new developments and homeless issues, and other landmarks will be featured in this tour.

Meet at Seattle Best Tea at 506 S. King St. at 4:45 p.m., ending at Tai Tung  (655 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98104) for dinner and beverages. Dinner including tax, $30.

If you would like to volunteer at UNCF's upcoming PNW College & Career Fair, please call Rotarian Linda Thompson-Black at 206-851-8178.

Wellspring Family Services Resource Fair

Saturday, October 22
Wellspring Family Services

If this is your first time volunteering with Wellspring, you will need to complete an application, and email your proof of vaccination against COVID 19 to

Community Harvest Program

Saturday, October 22
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join Harvest Against Hunger and our partners (and graduated Harvest VISTA site!) with the Community Harvest program at Upper Valley MEND on Saturday, October 22nd to help pick apples in a Cashmere, WA orchard. Our goal is to pick more than 18,000 pounds of apples in one day!
Space is limited, so please register in advance HERE.

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.




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!! 
Seattle Rotary would like to extend a warm welcome to its newest Rotary legacy, Ripley Claus, daughter of Rotarian Tabitha Claus!
Oct 12, 2022 12:30 PM
Rainier Club
Oct 19, 2022 12:30 PM
Rainier Club and on Zoom
Oct 26, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Program
Nov 02, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
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Click Each for a Full Description
United Negro College Fund Portfolio Project
Sep 24, 2022 – Dec 10, 2022
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Oct 05, 2022 11:00 AM
Rotary District 5030 Foundation Champions Gala
DoubleTree Hotel SeaTac
Oct 07, 2022 5:00 PM
Whale Watching Tour
Pier 69
Oct 08, 2022
10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
International District Tour with Assunta Ng
Seattle Best Tea
Oct 13, 2022 4:45 PM
United Negro College Fund College & Career Fair
Oct 16, 2022 10:00 AM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Oct 19, 2022 10:30 AM
Wellspring Family Services Volunteer Day
Oct 22, 2022
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Ross Stewart
Karl Ege
Nancy Osborne
Steve Boyd
Lorna Tumwebaze
Jon Scholes
Lou Lundquist
Scott Slater


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. 
Liz Powell:
Marsha Mutusi:
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