Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights        May 21, 2021
May 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jun 02, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jun 09, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jun 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jun 23, 2021 12:00 PM
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Rotary Service Day
Wellspring Family Services
May 22, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Rotary International 2021 Virtual Convention
Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021
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
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Harry Short
Taylor Shimizu
Beth Knox
Harvey Rubinstein
Jevon Powell
Alan Kunovsky


1 Year
Koji Takezaki
Nanda (Malcolm) Waters
Kerry O’Keefe
2 Years
Jonathan Bosch
Liam Li
Dorothy Miller
Dennis Williams Jr.
3 Years
Jevon Powell
Eric Roecks
4 Years
Cody Fritz
8 Years
Lina Kim
9 Years
Peter Wright
10 Years
Liz Powell
Sarah Weaver
12 Years
Ken Grant
Faouzi Sefrioui
13 Years
Sue Beller
Jann Greene
18 Years
Jean Thompson
19 Years
Jerilyn Brusseau
John Kilpatrick Ph.D.
20 Years
Charley Dickey
22 Years
Maureen Brotherton
23 Years
Kirk Greene
24 Years
Father Steve Sundborg
27 Years
Len Cereghino
Edie Hilliard
29 Years
Doug Seto
35  Years
Tim Bendokas
38 Years
Tom Herche
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

In-person Meetings Are Back Starting July 14th!!
In addition to our regularly scheduled Wednesday Zoom meetings, we look forward to seeing you in person at the Westin Hotel downtown for these Wednesdays during the first quarter of the new Rotary year:
July 14 & 28
August 4 & 18
September 1 & 15
Vaccination will be required to attend our in-person meetings and all in-person meetings will also be available on Zoom.
For those members on our Program Plan, please note that this will increase from $20 to $70* per month to subsidize our catering and hybrid AV costs (this will be reflected on your June 1 invoice). Members who are fully retired and not on the Program Plan can pay for their lunch at the door for the usual cost of $40.  
Every effort is being made by your club leadership and staff to keep membership costs as affordable as possible.   
Thank you so much for your membership – we can’t wait to see you!!!
*Final Program Plan costs will be approved at the May 27th club board meeting and featured in upcoming communications.

Introduce a new member
by June 1 and be entered to win a great prize.
Email completed membership applications to

May 26 at Noon

Seattle Metro Chamber:
New Leadership and Rebuilding a Competitive, Equitable, and Inclusive Economy
As the new President and CEO of the Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce, Rachel brings 15 years of government affairs, policy, operations, and advocacy experience, including serving as Deputy County Executive and Chief of Staff to King County Executive Dow Constantine, to this critical role of overseeing our region’s business industry. Just as importantly, Rachel brings a pragmatic approach to rebuilding the region’s economy to be nationally competitive while grounded in the core values of equity and inclusion.
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 was the song True Colors, performed by KO (Kevin Olusola), the artist you heard at the beginning of last week's meeting performing with the band Pomplamoose. 
Jon Scholes gave us an update on the opening of Downtown Seattle.  Keep up to date on the re-opening of Seattle. Click HERE
Unless protests are received in the time period required (seven days), the following will receive a "Welcome to Rotary" notification that their membership has been accepted:
Scott Slater
VP Operations at Full Life Care, Individual Membership with Healthcare Classification
Proposer, Fedva Dikmen
Dr. Yvonne Richards 
Owner/Director of The Tutoring Center – Covington WA.  Individual Membership with Education Classification.  Proposer, Doug Seto
Tim Cummins 
Managing Director at Sonata Capital.  Individual Membership with Investments Classification.  Proposer, Rod Waldbaum
Thursday, June 24  
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Queen City Yacht Club
President's Reception 
Join us for our first in-person event in more than a year!  Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and real people will join together to honor President Jeff Borek.  Significant others are welcome. 
Tickets are $10.00 per person and include two drink tickets and must be purchased by June 18th. Cash bar for additional drinks.  
Monday, June 28 - 1:30 PM
14th Rotary District 5030
Golf Classic
Cocktail Reception 
Join fellow Rotarians and friends from District 5030 for an enjoyable round of golf at the spectacular China Creek Course, The Golf Club at Newcastle.  Non-Rotarians welcome.  Register below.

Seattle 4 will be hosting a cocktail reception from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm to thank Seattle 4 Rotary member Cathy Gibson for her tenure as District Governor. All are welcome - golfers and non-golfers alike.  No charge for the reception only. One drink ticket included. Sign up below. 

Dinner and program to follow at additional cost. Register below.

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. 



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1326 5th Ave Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Fiona Ronyai
Membership and Communications Manager
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