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September 11
Skip Kotkins
September 14
John Ellis
September 15
Kela Hall
Faith Ireland
Bailee Neyland
Jeff Pyatt
September 16
Kristi Marchbanks
Todd Summerfelt
Bill Weisfield
September 17
Bob Boeshaar
Bruce Williams
September 18
Bob Davidson
Jan Levy
September 20
Stan Foster Jr.
Nita Hairston
Jonelle Johnson
Lisa Mayfield
September 23
Cynthia Chirot
September 25
Nancy Cahill
Shirley Lansing
Jeff Parker


1 Year
Mike Hatzenbeler
Mike O’Brien
David Park
3 Years
Marc Kurose
Jim Stevens
Linda Thompson-Black
Amelie von Saint
  Andre-von Arnim
Derryl Willis
4 Years
Matt Albertson
Kevin Crane
Lindsay Klarman
Dave Lenox
Nima Samiee
6 Years
Nick Anderson
7 Years
Paul Frogley
10 Years
Nyasha Tunduwani

12 Years
Lisa Mayfield
17 Years
Dominik Musafia
Linda Rough
21 Years
Harvey Rubinstein
26 Years
Karen Wong
28 Years
Jim McCurdy

30 Years
Paul McTaggart

33 Years
Faith Ireland
Shirley Lansing

34 Years
Don Murphy

Bob Alexander



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 Mariah for more details at

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


Social Media
Totem Report


Diplomacy Initiative Task Force
David Woodward, Founder
Dr. Skip Rowland, Co-chairperson
Dr. Suzanne Griffin, Co-chairperson



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September 16th at 12:00pm

*Social time starting at 11:45am*

Improving Race Relations: What's It Going to Take?

The black community has tried every way possible to be peaceful and patient regarding equity, human rights, and to be heard. What we are seeing now is the result of many years of frustration and waiting for systems to correct themselves. So the question we're faced with is, "What’s it going to take? What will our society and our country need for change to occur?"

As a retired Seattle Seahawk player, high school football coach, sports radio talk show host, and director with Special Olympics North America, Ray Roberts is no stranger to leadership. The social unrest, along with his own personal stories of discrimination, have served as a catalyst to direct his leadership skills to this critical issue.

Ray brings his passionate message and call to action at a time when so many are wondering, "What's it going to take?" 

Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Or dial in on your phone: (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584

Links from the September 9th Meeting

Learn more about this week's speakers by reading their full bio
Read the story on Diversity in Brewing.

View this week’s pre-meeting video and learn more about The EDGE Observation Deck in New York where the video was filmed. 

Share Rotary with Your LinkedIn Network in Three Easy Steps

1. Join our club's LinkedIn Group.
2. Forward invitations to meetings and events to your network. 
3. Include Caroline's email ( so your friends and associates can reserve their spot and get access codes.
If you don't already have a LinkedIn profile, CLICK HERE to learn how to get started. 

Our Commitment to Social Justice 

In response to the recent acts of violence against Black Americans across the United States, the Rotary Club of Seattle determined it was time to document our position on the continued struggle against racism towards all people of color in our society.  The Rotary Club of Seattle is proud of our rich history of work on diversity and inclusion and was one of the first Rotary clubs in the world to welcome women to join as full-fledged members.  Guided by our values and beliefs, we strive to foster an environment where every member of our club is able to thrive because of our differences, not in spite of them.  In that spirit, we will continue to do the work necessary to become active allies of those who are victims of racism.  Our position is articulated in these documents, approved by the Board of Directors at their August meeting. 

Thursday, September 17th at 5:30pm

This Happy Hour is Going to Be a Disaster! 

September is Disaster Preparedness Month, and we'll be celebrating with a disastrous Happy Hour. Dave Nichols of ShelterBox will talk about Rotary's disaster relief efforts, we'll test your disaster knowledge and preparedness with some fun trivia, mix a disaster-themed cocktail, and by popular demand, we'll have even more time for members to connect in breakout rooms. We can't wait to see you there! 
Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Meeting ID: 879 4749 0377
Dial-in on your phone: (253) 215-8782

Tuesday, September 29th at 5:30pm

Walk to the Olympic Sculpture Park and Dine at Elliott’s Oyster House

Enjoy a walk along the waterfront to the Olympic Sculpture Park followed by dinner and a beautiful view of Elliott Bay from socially distanced tables on the deck at Elliott's Oyster House. In addition to seafood, they offer chicken, pasta, and filet mignon (the same filet you get at the Metropolitan Grill). Attendees will meet by the Argosy Cruise sign for the walk to the Olympic Sculpture Park at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm.

This event is limited to 34 people. 

Please RSVP by Friday, September 25th. For more information, contact Doug Seto.

Wednesday, September 30th at 5:30pm

Connect with the Great Northwest Rotary Business Network

The Great Northwest Rotary Business Network invites you to attend their first-ever networking social on Zoom! See the flyer linked below for more information and a link to RSVP.

Rotary Around the Globe: An Update from the International Service Committee (ISC)

Partnerships created by Rotary clubs, including Seattle 4 Rotary, keep moving forward in the midst of the global pandemic.

Being one of CREATE!'s newer partner communities, Mbossedji in rural Senegal was still in the early stages of implementing their community development program when the pandemic hit the world.  With partnerships by Rotary clubs, including Seattle 4 Rotary, Mbossedji is moving forward in the midst of the global pandemic. Click the link below to learn more about this initiative.

You're also invited to join the ISC for their next meeting on Wednesday, September 16th at 10:30am to learn more about what they're doing. Contact Sarah Mackay for more information. 

Are You Ready to Lead?

Are you interested in supporting people around the globe? Would you like an opportunity to learn about nonprofits from all over the world?  If so, consider serving as a co-chair for our club's International Service Committee. Message Sarah Mackay at

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:

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 any further information or visit the website at

Do you have content you'd like to share on our club's Facebook? Here are two ways to do that:
1. All members are invited to join and post in our Members-only Facebook Group
2. Send your ideas and requests for content for our public Facebook Page to Social Media Chair Bailee Neyland


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

Phone: 206-623-0023

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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