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Wednesday, May 24
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Todd Humphrey, Sr. VP of Digital & Fan Experience Discusses The Kraken

Have you ever wondered how 32nd NHL team ended up with the Kraken name? Or how the Kraken were able to turn things around in just their second season?


Join Todd Humphrey, senior vice president of digital innovation & fan experience at the Kraken, on an interactive deep-sea journey through the history of the Kraken from conception to the first puck drop, how they're building a winning team on and off the ice, the magic that makes Climate Pledge Arena one of the best arenas in the world, the secrets behind their remarkable success in just two seasons, and more. As Kraken employee #5 and a former professional hockey player, Todd’s knowledge of the organization and game will provide unique, insightful stories into what’s happening behind the scenes at the Kraken. Don't miss your chance to plunge into the depths of the Kraken!

May 17, 2023
Thanks to Reporter Brad Barber
Editor's note:  Pictured above are our visitors from Sequim.  The Sequim Rotary Club and Interact Club.  In total we had about 145 members and guests in attendance.  It reminded us of those halcyon days.

Seattle Rotarians had a great time on the Coast Guard Tour



Sea4s & YRL Happy Hour

Thursday, May 25
Frolik Kitchen & Cocktails in The Motif Hotel
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Sea4s and Young Rotary Leaders groups are teaming up to host a Happy Hour on Thursday, May 25th starting at 5pm at Frolik Kitchen Cocktails. This event will bring together new members of Seattle 4 and our Young Rotary Leaders group. There will appetizers provided by the club.

A Few Slots Still Open!

Exclusive Tour - Seattle Convention Center’s new Summit Building

Wednesday, May 31
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

We have an exclusive opportunity to go on a guided tour of the Seattle Convention Center’s new Summit Building as they are not offering public tours.  Come see firsthand the innovative design that connects the communities surrounding the Seattle Convention Center together.

This tour is limited and will last approximately ninety (90) minutes.

We will meet at the corner of 9th Avenue and Pine Street at the outdoor Pine Plaza entry doors.

Contact Doug Seto to reserve your spot

Private Pike Place Market Tasting Tour

Thursday, June 1
4:00-6:00 PM

Show Me Seattle invites you to join us on an intimate, guided food tour of the world-famous Pike Place Market as we explore the back alleys, narrow corridors, and tiny storefronts in search of our favorite places. Taste the best the market has to offer while a friendly local guide shares entertaining stories of the market’s checkered history, its legendary characters, and one-of-a-kind small businesses with you. This tour is limited to 16 guests so make sure to RSVP FAST!

Note: This is a walking tour therefore no transportation will be provided. Rain or shine, the tour will go on. Dress accordingly!

To RSVP click HERE.

RSVP By: May 22nd

Location: Pike Place Market. Meeting location and event day details to come.

Walking Tour of New Waterfront with Bob Donegan

Thursday, June 8
4:30 PM

Tour the newly redesigned waterfront with Ivar's President & CEO Bob Donegan! 

We’ll walk the waterfront from Waterfront Park south of Colman Dock, the Washington Street boat landing, under the new Marion Street pedestrian bridge, along the central waterfront, look at the new Union Street steps and art, walk by the aquarium’s new Ocean Pavilion, and conclude at new Pier 62.

Your tour guide will be the only one of the original 24 stakeholders on the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Committee who still walks the project every day.

Let’s meet at the Washington Street Landing (photo attached to this event listing) to save time.

Networking Event at the WAC!

Thursday, June 15
6:00 PM - 08:00 PM

We have something different cooked up for our quarterly networking event this spring!

We invite you to join us at the WAC for an evening of business and pleasure as we get to try out the club's golf simulator and hear a presentation from John Steckler on making a growth plan for your business.

It's going to be a good one!

Family Resource Fair in Support of Wellspring

June 17
Time: TBD

Volunteer Requirements: All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and RSVP to at least one week in advance of the event date. Masks are required onsite for all volunteer activities. Please let us know if there are young children or people with mobility restrictions in your group so we can plan a volunteer activity for everyone to enjoy.

For more information and additional opportunities, reach out to Faye at

Family Resource Fair events provide a place for families to receive mulitple services at one time. These events have a tremendous impact in the community and rely on volunteers to direct traffic, pass out supplies and resources, serve food, and more. 

President's Party in Honor of Beth Knox

Thursday, June 29
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us for a night of music, fellowship, and fun as we honor Beth Knox's year as Club President! The evening will feature plenty of entertainment from Sue Nixon & Band and our very own Rotary Rogues, with special surprises throughout the night! This event is one you will not want to miss!

Note that the last club board meeting of the year will take place in-person right before the event, also at the Queen City Yacht Club. More details coming soon.



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!! 
May 24, 2023 12:30 PM
Online Program
May 31, 2023 12:30 PM
Jun 07, 2023 12:30 PM
Rainier Club and on Zoom
Jun 14, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
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Click Each for a Full Description
5th Ave Theater - Discounted Tickets for Seattle 4
5th Avenue Theater
Apr 21, 2023 – Jun 17, 2023
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
May 19, 2023 10:00 AM
Sea4s & YRLs Happy Hour
Frolik Kitchen and Cocktails
May 25, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
5 spots available -Tour Seattle Convention Center
Meet at corner of 9th Avenue and Pine St.
May 31, 2023
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Private Pike Place Market Tasting Tour
Economy Market Building at Pike Place Market (meet at Sasquatch statue)
Jun 01, 2023
3:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Jun 07, 2023 3:00 PM
Walking Tour of New Waterfront with Bon Donegan
Meet at Washington Street Landing
Jun 08, 2023 4:30 PM
Networking Event at the WAC!
Washington Athletic Club - 8th Floor
Jun 15, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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New Members


Amanda DeFisher
Ingrid Chapman



Lillian Sherman
Alice Braverman
Joel Ferrell
Harry Short
Taylor Shimizu
Beth Knox


1 Year
Brad Barber
2 Years
Scott Slater
Yvonne Richards
Brenda Barnes
Tim Cummins
Jonathan Harvey
Steven Gonzalez
3 Years
Kerry O'Keefe
4 Years
Dennis Williams, Jr.
Dorothy Miller
Liam Li
5 Years
Jevon Powell
11 Years
Peter Wright
12 Years
Liz Powell
Sarah Weaver
14 Years
Ken Grant
Faouzi Sefrioui
15 Years
Jann Greene
Sue Beller
21 Years
Jerilyn Brusseau
John Kilpatrick
22 Years
Charley Dickey
24 Years
Maureen Brotherton
25 Years
Kirk Greene
29 Years
Len Cereghino
31 Years
Doug Seto
37 Years
Tim Bendokas
40 Years
Tom Herche

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or Carma McKay 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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