Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights            October 11, 2019
Oct 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Four Seasons, 99 Union Street
Oct 23, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
Oct 30, 2019 12:00 PM
Four Seasons, 99 Union Street
Nov 06, 2019
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
Nov 13, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
Nov 20, 2019 3:18 PM
Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison Street
Nov 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Dec 04, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
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For those who drive to our weekly luncheons, here is some information about available parking options:

The Westin - for self-park or valet, obtain coupon at meeting registration for a discounted rate of $14.

Pacific Place is another good option only a couple blocks from most of our venues. The cost is $12 for up to 3 hours. The garage is accessed from either 6th or 7th  between Pine and Olive.
The Sheraton, Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt, and Hyatt Olive 8 do not offer discounted parking.


Oct 11
Lou Lundquist
Oct 14
Ken Lowthian
Joyce Robertson
Rita Ryder
Oct 15
Eric Newman
Michael Troyer
Oct 17
Tom Betts
Jim Bowles
Lacey Clark
Oct 18
Jerry Burtenshaw
Oct 20
David McDonald
Oct 21
Liv Wernecke
Oct 22
Sue Nixon
Oct 23
Rich Lacher
Oct 24
Faouzi Sefrioui


1 Year
Ashok Gangolli
Joseph Smith
3 Years
John Hojaboom
David McFadden
4 Years
KC Herren
Simone Loban
Lorna Tumwebaze
5 Years
Carla Fowler
6 Years
Eric Christensen
7 Years
Carese Busby
Joseph Chard
Tim Tomlinson
9 Years
Dan and Nancy Evans
Sheree Wen
11 Years
Bill Bryant II
14 Years
Barbie Seifert
Susan Lane
17 Years
April Mobley
18 Years
Daniel Weiner
20 Years
Nancy Osborne
Jim Moore
21 Years
Vicky Oxley
22 Years
Cynthia Chirot
24 Years
Ruthann Howell
Tom Mesaros
25 Years
Bob Johnson
Darlene Corkrum
26 Years
Kathy Williams
Neil Larson
27 Years
Karl Ege
30 Years
Lou Lundquist
31 Years
Jeff Pyatt
32 Years
Rob Bayley
37 Years 
Steve Prince
48 Years
John Durbin

Bob Alexander



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Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor, Bob Alexander, and Silver Level Sponsor, Sherry Calvert of Caliber Investments.

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Judge Jim Rogers: The End of the Crime Wave of the 90s, the Incarceration Crisis, and Public Safety Downtown Today

October 16th at Noon
The Four Seasons, 99 Union St.

*See Parking Info Below*


The King County Superior Court has 61 judicial officials, 53 of whom are elected judges.  These officials are located in four courthouses, where they render decisions and hear trials every day, in one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States.  Judge Rogers will address the state of your County Superior Court, discuss the crime wave of the 1980s and 90s, the resulting incarceration crisis and where we stand in King County, and the current safety challenges faced by anyone seeking to enter the downtown King County Courthouse.

Judge Jim Rogers currently serves as the Presiding Judge for King County Superior Court.  Elected in 2004, he has presided over many trials for cases involving civil, criminal, family law, dependency, and involuntary treatment issues. 


Four Seasons Parking Info:

Parking at the Four Seasons is valet only at a rate of $32 per car. A number of self-parking options are available near the hotel:
Target - enter on Union between 1st and 2nd, $13 for two hours, or two hours free with a $20 purchase
Russell Investments - enter on Union between 1st and 2nd, $20 for two hours
Republic Parking – enter on Union between 2nd and 3rd or on 2nd Ave between Pike and Union - $14 for two hours

Critical Moment in Fight Against Malaria

Malaria kills approximately half a million people every year, with 432,000 dead in 2017 according to the most recent data, and most of those deaths are children in the most vulnerable areas. Philip Welkhoff, Director of the Malaria Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke to Seattle 4 Rotarians about the progress that has been made in the fight against malaria, the reasons for hope in the road ahead, and that urgent action is needed.
Welkhoff, who was accompanied at lunch by his wife, Martina, was introduced to Rotary at a young age. Speaking of Rotary as a force for good, Welkhoff told the story of growing up on the north coast of Haiti, where the water systems that they drank from were installed by Rotarians. Before joining the Gates Foundation, Welkhoff was the Director of Research at the Institute for Disease Modeling, where he helped develop computer simulations of malaria, polio and other disease transmissions to assist health professionals and scientists in working toward the eradication of these diseases. Welkhoff has his PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics from Princeton and joined the Gates Foundation in March 2018.

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Together, Rotarians Transform the World

As Rotarians, we are leaders connecting for extraordinary good –both in our community and around the world.  Together we are eradicating polio and malaria, bringing fresh water to rural villages worldwide to stop the spread of disease, and helping our neighbors in need with housing, healthy foods, and educational opportunities.
Once a year we ask you to fulfill your membership obligations and take action by making two gifts that will transform our world.  One is to the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF).  The other is to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  Thank you for taking action now to help our club have a powerful and positive impact on our world.
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Rotary First Harvest Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Oct 12, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
ISC Meating Featuring Zainab Al-Tameemi
The Skinner Building
Oct 16, 2019
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Keekwulees Meeting with Speaker Jessica Bhuiyan
The Rainier Club
Oct 17, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Wellspring Family Services Work Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Oct 19, 2019
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Autumn Harvest of Apples for Those in Need
Ringsrud Orchard - Cashmere, WA
Oct 19, 2019
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Seattle World Polio Day Celebration
Bill & Melinda Gates Discovery Center
Oct 24, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
"So You Want To Talk About Race?"
The Four Seasons
Oct 30, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST) - Site Visit
Nov 01, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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Rotary Club of Shanghai Centennial Celebration

District Governor Elect and Seattle 4 Rotary Past President, Cathy Gibson, will be leading a Seattle Rotary delegation to the centennial celebration of the Rotary Club of Shanghai which the Rotary Club of Seattle sponsored in 1919.  This historic event for the first club in China will be held October 18-20 with the main gala on Saturday evening October 19 at the Grand Millennium Hong Qiao Hotel in Shanghai.  Members of the Rotary Club of Seattle are welcome to join the delegation.  Please let Cathy know if you plan to join by emailing her at:

Discounted Tickets for Austen's Pride at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Austen’s Pridean extraordinary new musical based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will be presented at The 5th Avenue Theatre October 4th – 27th and Rotarians get a 25% discount!

One of the things that makes The 5th Avenue Theatre such a special place, is the creation on new works! Austen’s Pride is going to be a beautiful production, and you can see it first, and with your discount! Just visit and put in Promo code: ROTARYSEATTLE to purchase your tickets! You book directly through our website, plus, you also save in fees!


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

Phone: 206-623-002

Caroline Bobanick

Executive Director
Mariah Kimpton
Program 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 Program Manager, Mariah Kimpton, 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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