Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights       June 11, 2021
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Jun 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jun 23, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jun 30, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jul 07, 2021
Jul 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave.
Jul 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
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Rotary Walk 'n Talk
Washington Athletic Club
Jun 18, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
President's Reception
Queen City Yacht Club
Jun 24, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
District 5030 Golf Classic/Year End Dinner
The Golf Club a Newcastle
Jun 28, 2021
1:30 PM – 9:00 PM
District Governor's Reception
The Golf Club a Newcastle
Jun 28, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
July 4th Celebration
Laurel James' 6 Acre Compound
Jul 04, 2021
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rotary District 5030 2021 Conference
Coeur d'Alene Golf Resort and Spa
Oct 01, 2021 – Oct 03, 2021
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John Durbin
Adel Sefrioui
A.D. Vickery
Matondo Wawa
Crysti Chen
Larry Granat


1 Year
Matt Marshall
2 Years
Caitlin Grant
Kerry Howell
4 Years
Mahnaz Eshetu
Harry Short
5 Years
Dulcie Patner
9 Years
Mike Harney
10 Years
John Pohl
11 Years
Petros Koumantaros
12 Years
Matt Bratlien
13 Years
Wier Harman III
14 Years
Marli Iverson
19 Years
Nina Odell
John Adams
Joe Phillips
Dan Mead Smith
22 Years
Bill Franklin
Steve Boyer
25 Years
Alan Sclater
28 Years
Robin Pasquarella
29 Years
Roberta Greer
31 Years
Astrid Berg
32  Years
Irv Sandman
34 Years
Stan Foster Jr.
35 Years
Dave Kelly
Please send any general club committee announcements for The Newsletter to Fiona Ronyai by Thursday at noon.

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
YRL - Young Rotary Leaders
Diplomacy Initiative 
David Woodward, Founder
Dr. Skip Rowland, Co-chairperson
Dr. Suzanne Griffin, Co-chairperson


Social Media
Public Image



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


Bob Alexander


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June 16 at Noon

Building a More Racially Equitable Future
Chris Gregoire
CEO – Challenge Seattle
Former Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire, CEO of Challenge Seattle, will discuss Washington Employers for Racial Equity (WERE)– a new statewide coalition of nearly 80 Washington CEOs and business leaders committed to building a more racially equitable future. Join us as Chris shares the journey that this new coalition has been on to better understand how racial bias and structural inequities affect the lives of Black Washingtonians and how the business community can advance equity for all. Learn how the coalition has committed to working collectively to achieve parity in hiring, pay, and promotion for Black Washingtonians, support Black-owned businesses, and invest in racial equity across the state.
Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Or dial in on your phone: 
(253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584

Links from This Week's Meeting

Our opening music video, Somewhere over the Rainbow was a personal favorite of our long-time Seattle 4 member Carolyn Hojaboom. We were all saddened by the news of her recent passing and wish to thank Cathy Gibson for a wonderful tribute.  
Seattle Rotary 4 is playing its part in brightening up Seattle as it reopens and revitalizes.  Be on the lookout for our colorful banners designed by local artists that will adorn poles throughout the city later this summer.  Thank you to Jeff Parker, Jim Loder, and the Arts Committee for making this project a reality. 
New Member Introduction
Meet Ryan Bunbury
"My heart is in helping people find hope".  Ryan is the Lead Pastor and President of the Board of Calvary Christian Assembly and has found a home with Seattle Rotary 4. We thank Jimmy Collins and Harold Scoggins for proposing Ryan under the classification of  Religious Organizations. 
Wednesday, June 16 
11:00 AM
Diplomacy Seminar

The Emerging Role of Subnational Governments in Global Affairs
The featured speaker is Schuyler Hoss, Director of International Relations and Protocol in the office of WA State Governor Jay Inslee.  All are welcome to join.
Friday, June 18   
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Washington Athletic Club
Summer Rotary Walk 'n Talk
What better way to reconnect and meet new friends while bringing downtown Seattle back to life than to join fellow Rotarians for a summer city walk followed by an opportunity to sit down over a libation? 
Seattle 4 Rotarian and architect, Lori Walker, will point out key architectural details as we walk from the WAC to Pike Market and back. 
Thursday, June 24  
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Queen City Yacht Club
President's Reception 
Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and real people will join together to thank President Jeff Borek for his year of service.  Significant others are welcome.  Plan to attend our first in-person event of the 2020-21 Rotary year!   
Tickets are $10.00 per person and include two drink tickets.  Cash bar for additional drinks.
To ensure everyone's safety, a vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours of the reception will be required to attend.
Sunday, July 4
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Laurel James' Compound
Lake Forest Park
Rotary 4 Celebrates Together
Our fellow member, Laurel James, invites you to join her at her six acre compound in Lake Forest Park for a Family 4th of July Celebration! Come enjoy a day of fellowship and activities including basketball, softball, soccer, hiking, and running. Enjoy spending time by the creek on the property. Bring a potluck dish to share. There will be a keg of beer. If you desire other beverages bring them with you. Bring your basketball and or soccer ball. It will be a great day of family fun! The event is free but the capacity is 100 guests so please sign up in advance. There is parking on site.

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:

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. 



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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