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Wednesday, August 2
The Westin (Grand Ballroom 1) and on Zoom

Annual Seafair & Navy Program Featuring Rear Admiral Jennifer Couture and Eric Corning, Seafair CEO

Our main speaker for the day is Rear Admiral Jennifer Couture.  Her most recent assignment prior to Commander of the Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN was Commander, Naval service Training Command.  She has earned numerous awards including the Legion of Merit.
Short program speaker Eric Corning will provide a sneak peek of this year's Seafair weekend, Seattle's biggest regional festival.

Meeting Report Not Available

Due to technical difficulties with Zoom, the July 27 report is unavailable.  The YouTube recording will be posted next week.
Many of you were unable to log in to the meeting.  The link that was sent out was correct.  We are continuing to investigate so it doesn't happen again.
If you would like to watch some of our past meetings, you can access them on our YouTube channel by clicking the link below.

Eric Bremner
9/18/1936 - 7/24/2023

Eric Bremner was a member of Seattle Rotary from 1969 to 2015.  He was club President in 2000-01.  Many of our members shared their thoughts about Eric.  Here are just a few.
I’m so grateful Eric’s son reached out to allow us to convey messages to Eric. So often people pass before we can let them know what they meant to us. Eric and I shared a special bond because he was the President of KING Broadcasting  and understood how crazy the business can be. He was always there with an encouraging word and that smile. He could tell when I was struggling, and his support meant the world to me. Just a class act in everything he did. What an example to aspire to. I’m grateful to have known Eric, and I’m grateful for the special bond we have in Rotary. Love to you all. ~ Mark Wright
Growing up with the Bremners, we often gathered for sing-a-longs in my mother’s living room. Eric always encouraged us to sing "Roll On Columbia", belting out the lyrics in his gorgeous baritone. I will always think of him when I hear that song.  ~ Dorothy Bullitt
Services will be announced at a future date.

Gather - Engage - Serve

Thursday, August 3 
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Magneson Park, Community Center

Rock the Park - Summer program for youth at Mercy Housing (Supported by SRSF)

ARC is requesting a Rotary team to volunteer on Thursday 8/3.   We will be supporting youth from Mercy Housing. Our job is to show up - play games with the kids, chat with anyone willing to talk or hang out with them.    
These are kids without solid family structures.  They get their food and summer meals through Rock the Park.
After-Hours gives them a safe place to be with safe adults to engage them in life and community during their summertime which is otherwise without structure.
Contact Joyce Robertson CLICK HERE to sign up or ask questions.

Thursday, August 17 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Center for Wooden Boats

Happy Hour 4 Good will benefit CHOICES Education Group

CHOICES Education Group ( is a student wellbeing platform that brings live classroom workshops to eighth grade students to empower them to thrive in school and life. Smart CHOICES empowers teens to make thoughtful, positive choices about their education and future, and introduces them to practical life skills to help them achieve their dreams. Money CHOICES © teaches teens how money is earned, budgeted, saved and spent, and helps them understand how they can make positive financial decisions both now and in the future.
  • Beer from Georgetown Brewing Co. and a selection of wines
  • BBQ from Pecos Pit BBQ
  • Live music provided by Elliott Bay Blues Band


Resource Fair

Saturday, August 26 
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM or 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Please note that there is an August 14 deadline to reserve your spot for the Resource Fair.

Please Note: The Empowerment Pass Program ended on June 30 because it was a 2022/2023 initiative.  All guests are now $20 for in-person club meetings.
The list of Seattle 4 attendees is growing!  Cathy Gibson, Jeff Borek, Virginia McKenzie and Kathy Williams would LOVE to have your join them! 
You'll hear from six keynote speakers (Lt. General Stephen Lanza, Jenny Andrews, Patrick Galvin, Nyreese, Lorelei Higgins, and Amy Downs), attend educational workshops, dine with friends, and meet Rotarians from all around our district.  What a great networking opportunity!
Your Seattle 4 Conference Coordinator is Kathy Williams.  Here are the most important links:
Click HERE to email Kathy Williams
Click HERE to email Cathy Gibson
Click HERE to Visit the Conference website
Click HERE to register
The Sounders FC Academy are in-need of host families to join their Host Family program.  
The Sounders FC Homestay Program offers young players from around the country a unique opportunity to train and play with Sounders FC Academy. These committed athletes have been identified by the Sounders recruiting department as individuals with the talent to develop as players within the Academy and make their way to the first team.
Sharing your home with a Sounders FC Academy player will provide a unique and enriching opportunity for your entire family! These student athletes are in a unique situation to join the program and are held to a high standard among their peers. The Academy will provide all host families a monthly stipend, tickets to Sounders FC home matches, and a supportive community to connect with. For more information about the program, please click here
Referral Program - If you can’t host but know someone who can, you will get rewarded! If your referral is approved to join the program, you will have your choice of Sounders FC match tickets, signed gear or invitations to special Sounders FC Events!  
Lauren Babcock
Seattle Sounders FC | Head of Academy Operations
813-919-3243 |


Cathy Gibson:  "Thank you Sten Crissey for championing Seattle #4 blood donations.
I think today was my fastest donation ever = less than 7 minutes!"

Morgan Stanley

New Corporate Members


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

Mary Goldie
Club Director

Carma McKay
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 Club Director, 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!! 
Aug 02, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Aug 09, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Aug 16, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Aug 23, 2023 12:30 PM
Zoom Only
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Click Each for a Full Description
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Aug 02, 2023 3:00 PM
Rock in the Park
Magneson Park
Aug 03, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Volunteers Needed at Auction of Washington Wines
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Aug 11, 2023 – Aug 12, 2023
Happy Hour 4 Good
The Center for Wooden Boats
Aug 17, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Aug 18, 2023 10:00 AM
Family Resource Fair
Wellspring Family Services
Aug 26, 2023
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Sep 06, 2023 3:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Sep 15, 2023 10:00 AM
View entire list

New Members

Kevin Schilling
Cindy Sharek


Joe Phillips
Fred Grimm
Harold Scoggins
Tatyana Tsyrlina-Spady


1 Year
Alice Braverman
2 Years
George Abbott
Alex Liatisis
Jennifer Hohnstein
Jess Hennessey
3 Years
Tiffany Lewis
David Bobanick
4 Years
Jon Zetlmaier
Marsha Mutisi
Alicia Flatt
Raymond Tymas-Jones
8 Years
Harold Scoggins
10 Years
Allison Parker
12 Years
Beth Knox
15 Years
Paula Houston
16 Years
Susie Roe
19 Years
Wally Kegel
Ken Colling
20 Years
Sue Nixon
21 Years
Roberta Nestaas
Lori Walker
Lynn Lindsay
23 Years
Cathy Gibson
29 Years
Bob Alexander
33 Years
Russ Tayler
35 Years
Don Root
37 Years
Bruce Jones
39 Years
Wals Maas

Get Involved

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  See below for a list of committees.  Email the committee chair by clicking on their name.  Or, contact Carma McKay for more information. 


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


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  


John Steckler  
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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