Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     April 1, 2022

Wednesday, April 6
Westin and o
n Zoom 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

It’s Time to Rethink School with Don Nielsen, Discovery Institute

For more than four decades, our public schools have failed to adequately educate more than half of our children.   Now, with the pandemic, the problem is even worse.  Many of our children have lost at least a year of school and their social development has also suffered.  Though we have fully funded our schools, during this time, supplemented with an enormous one-time grant from the Federal Government, there has been no fundamental change in how our schools operate and, therefore, we should not expect any change in the outcome.   Our failing education system is still a failing education system, only more expensive. Nothing will change, improve, or get fixed if we keep school as it has always been.  It’s time to rethink school.
Don't miss the Rotary International Convention in Houston!!  Click HERE for information and registration.


Thursday, April 7
5:00 PM -7:00 PM
Wiliam Traver Gallery
110 Union St #200

Preston Singletary Art Exhibition

No reservations needed - just show up at the gallery.  If you missed Preston's Seattle 4 Rotary presentation in November, you can view that HERE.

Volunteer Opportunity
Sunday, April 17
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
(3rd Sunday of each month)
Build Tiny Houses
The Hope Factory
5 South Nevada Street
14 volunteers maximum per event - first come, first served.  Volunteer form needs to be completed for each volunteer.   
  • Rotarians and their families, and friends of Rotarians are all welcome. 
  • Must be 18 years of age or above.
  • No previous experience is needed.
  • Must be vaccinated.
  • Masks are required.
  • Bring work gloves and lunch.

Howard Cohen at
Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday, April 23
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Wellspring Family Services
1900 Rainier Avenue S.
Spend a Saturday morning with your fellow Rotarians by helping families experiencing homelessness at Wellspring Family Services.
Friends and family welcome. 
Complete the Volunteer Form in advance and check the ‘Rotary – 4th Saturday’ box.  If anyone has any questions they can also reach out to

Seattle 4 Fellowship
Thursday, April 28
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM  
The Rainier Tower
1301 5th Avenue - 12th Floor
Sea4s Happy Hour - All Welcome!
We can't wait to see you!  All members are welcome to attend.  
Click HERE to RSVP

Saturday, May 7
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pilchuck Glass School
Stanwood, WA

Campus Tour and Happy Hour

Sign up today for a special tour of the iconic glass art school founded by Dale Chihuly.  We'll get a tour of campus, watch live glassblowing, and enjoy some Happy Hour libations.  This special tour is $50 per person and will likely sell out fast, so click HERE to reserve your spot today.  Make sure you select the correct day and time (Saturday, May 7th Happy Hour Tour). 



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:


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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

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!! 
Mar 30, 2022
Apr 06, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Avenue and on Zoom
Apr 13, 2022
Online Program
Apr 20, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Avenue and on Zoom
View entire list
Click Each for a Full Description
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Mar 26, 2022 9:15 AM
Peacebuilders Committee
On Zoom
Mar 30, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Community Service Committee
On Zoom
Apr 06, 2022 10:30 AM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Apr 06, 2022 11:00 AM
International Service Committee
On Zoom
Apr 15, 2022 10:30 AM
District 5030 Volunteer Project
Duwamish Hill Preserve
Apr 16, 2022
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Building Tiny Houses
Hope Factory
Apr 17, 2022 9:00 AM
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Apr 23, 2022 9:15 AM
View entire list


Bill Franklin
Ron Bayley
Fred Weiss


1 Year
Jenn Gladish
Brian Goodwin
Gina Hall
Rachel Smith
2 Years
DeWitt Jensen
3 Years
Matt LeMaster
4 Years
Jessica Bhuiyan
Nicole Klein
7 Years
Mike Adams
Jon Scholes
Ben Wicks
9 Years
Lauren Domino
Michele Shaw
12 Years
Kari Rallo
13 Years
Gary Drobnack
14 Years
Steve Boyd
16 Years
Steve Sundquist
17 Years
Linda Cheever
18 Years
Hollie Ellis
Freeman Fong
22 Years
Jean Bateman, CFRE
29 Years
Mike O'Byrne
35 Years
Bob Parks
37 Years
Rex Clark
38 Years
Jim Burdett
45 Years
Ralph Munro

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or Fiona Ronyai 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 Caroline for more details at


Bob Alexander

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

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