Founded 1909           Weekly News and Highlights          September 27, 2019
Oct 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine Street
Oct 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine Street
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
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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.
Sept 27
John King
Jennifer Robinson
Sept 28
Paul Casey
Sept 29
Lisa Bridge
Sept 30
Dorothy Bullitt
Virginia McKenzie
Oct 1
Matt Albertson
Oct 2
Rex Clark
Marc Kurose
Evan Steinruck
Oct 3
Don Murphy
Oct 4
Travis Keeler
Oct 5
Assunta Ng
Oct 7
Ross Stewart
Oct 8
Karl Ege
Paul Heppner
Nancy Osborne
October 9
Steve Boyd
Michele Centanni
David Greenwood
Lorna Tumwebaze
Oct 11
Lou Lundquist


Seattle 4 Rotarians are invited to join the Seattle Fire Department on Friday, October 4th at 9:30am in Occidental Square to honor our fallen firefighters. 


1 Year
Ashok Gangolli
Joseph Smith
Shell Stone
3 Years
John Hojaboom
David McFadden
4 Years
KC Herren
Simone Loban
5 Years
Carla Fowler
Lorna Tumwebaze
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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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 Club Manager, Caroline Bobanick, or Associate Club 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!!     

Carmen Best, Seattle Chief of Police

October 2nd at Noon
Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine Street

The Seattle Police Department continues to set a national standard for equitable and constitutional policing. Through the hard work of the women and men of the department and the support of the Seattle community, the Seattle Police Department has made numerous achievements in the pursuit of public safety, public trust, and employee wellness. This work has been led by the department's five guiding principles: Service Excellence, Reducing Crime and Disorder, Data-Driven Policies and Practices, Honor and Professionalism, and Business Efficiencies. These principles summarize the department’s goals and priorities during the next few years as outlined in the Seattle Police Department’s 2019 Strategic Plan.

This week, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best will discuss the recently released plan, which captures key accomplishments and future goals. She will also highlight recent investments that address public safety challenges in our rapidly growing city. 

The Future is Now

Paying tribute to our main speaker, Brandon Lee, Consul General of Canada in Seattle, we opened with a song…”this land is your land from Nova Scotia to Vancouver Island.”  Mr Lee has been in Canada’s diplomatic corps since 2004, serving as ambassador to the Silicon Valley, and as strategic change agent for the World Health Organization and the International Red Cross.  His expertise is in diplomacy between sovereign nations and technology. 
He reminded us that since Canada is in an election season his comments did not reflect the government of Canada, but were his personal opinions.  He said that world politics are changing and that in the Canadian view, the US is an unreliable partner.  Structures of institutions, alliances and global rules are being questioned around the world.  The American dream, and the global dream of a good education, job, healthcare and the opportunity to lead a good life are being challenged.  In addition, governments are being asked to do more with less and consumers are demanding increasing speed and the scope of response that they find in the commercial world.  Public service and bureaucracy has an (negative) emotional charge. 

Meet New Member David Park

I used to do a lot of work using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.  For those familiar with the instrument, in Myers-Briggs terms, David Park is the classic Extrovert – someone who gets their energy from people.  A born salesperson!
David is the Vice President of Business Development for Juniper Capital, a private, commercial real estate lending organization in Seattle and the Northwest.  

Check out Photos of our Meetings and Other Events


Wednesday, October 9 
11:30 am-12:15 pm and 1:30 pm-1:45 pm @ the Grand Hyatt

Seattle #4's membership, service, and programs committees will be featured at the October 9 luncheon. Drop by before or after the program to learn more about each committee's mission, meeting schedule, and how to get involved!
Click Each for a Full Description
Rotary First Harvest Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Oct 12, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Keekwulees Meeting
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
Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST) - Site Visit
Nov 01, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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Seattle Fire Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Seattle 4 Rotarians are invited to join the Seattle Fire Department on Friday, October 4th at 9:30am in Occidental Square to honor our fallen firefighters.

Rotary Club of Shanghai Centennial Celebration

President Kim Moore 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 to 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 Executive Director, Caroline Bobanick (, know by October 4 if you plan to join the delegation so that we may provide a complete list of delegates to the Rotary Club of Shanghai two weeks in advance.

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

Austen’s Pride, an 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!

In Memoriam

John Blackman, founder of Argosy Cruises and Seattle 4 member from 1990-2018, passed peacefully at his Rancho Mirage home surrounded by his wife Anna and family.  It was shared that in his final days your cards, notes, emails and texts provided great comfort to not only him, but to the family members that were present. John touched so many lives through his work, philanthropy and industry connections and will be missed.


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:

Dow Constantine - King County Executive.  Individual membership with a Government & Policy classification.  Proposer, Mark Davis, and Seconder, John Bridge.


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