Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights         October 27, 2023
President Nancy Cahill's Theme for 2022-23

Gather - Engage - Serve


Wednesday, November 1
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Westin Hotel (Casade Ballroom) & Zoom

Josh LaBelle, Seattle Theater Group

Josh will share insight into the impact of one of the largest nonprofit Arts & Cultural organizations in the region.  Provide a good understanding of the health of the local nonprofit arts sector and opportunities in front of us.


Lunch Cost Changes:  All individual payments for meeting lunches across the board are now $40 including visiting Rotarians and prospective member guests.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Columbia Tower - 75th Fl.

Mark you calendars to join your Seattle Rotary friends and enjoy one of the best views in Seattle!  The topic for this after work gathering is MENTORING with a panel presentation led by Mark Wright and there will be plenty of time for socializing.

Book Club is Back!

The Peacebuilders Committee Book Club is back!  We are reading The River that Made Seattle by BJ Cummings. This is a book about the Duwamish River, a critical resource to the Indigenous people of the area that became a vital utility to aerospace and other industries. The use and abuse of the river shaped the lives of the area’s first people and the white settlers who came later. “Deeply researched and eloquent. Cummings skillfully unfolds the interrelated stories of a much-abused river, an ambitious city, and the people whose lives shaped both the river and the city.”
Our book discussion will be held on Wednesday, November 15, at 11:00 AM before the Seattle Rotary lunch program. We will meet in-person in the Olympic Room on the Mezzanine or 2nd Floor of the Westin Hotel.
The book’s publisher, University of Washington Press, is currently having a Back-to-School sale with 40% off and free shipping through Oct. 31st.  To order through University of Washington Press, click HERE.

Seattle Rotary Service Foundation Spotlight

The SRSF 2023-2024 Campaign kicks off in a few weeks and anyone who donates this year will receive one of these amazing pins (shown above).  40+ Seattle 4 Rotarians have already made a pledge to the campaign and are receiving their pins now.  Our goal is to have 100% member participation this year so please feel free to get on board asap. 



Bloodworks NW

Morgan Stanley

New Corporate Members



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

Mary Goldie
Club Director

Carma McKay
Membership 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 Director, Mary Goldie, 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!! 
Nov 01, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Nov 08, 2023 5:30 PM
Columbia Tower Club
Nov 15, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Nov 22, 2023
No Meeting Week
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White Christmas@ the 5th Avenue - Special Discount
Oct 25, 2023 3:00 PM –
Nov 05, 2023 5:00 PM
Host a Youth Leader this November!
Oct 25, 2023 4:30 PM –
Nov 01, 2023 5:00 PM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Nov 01, 2023 3:00 PM
Evening Second Week Membership Event
Nov 05, 2023 – Nov 12, 2023
Evening Membership Event
Columbia Tower Club
Nov 08, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Nov 17, 2023 10:00 AM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Dec 06, 2023 3:00 PM
Giving Together Drive for Wellspring
Wellspring Family Services
Dec 09, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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October 27 - November 2
Bill Gates III
Mark Weed
Kathy Williams
Annie Ramirez
Doug Seto


1 Year
Andrea Anderson
2 Years
Terryl Ross
3 Years
Tabitha Claus
Stephen Morse
Mihoko Tanaka
4 Years
Dow Constantine
7 Years
David McFadden
John Hojaboom
9 Years
Lorna Tumwebaze
Carla Fowler
10 Years
Eric Christensen
11 Years
Carese Busby
13 Years
Dan & Nancy Evans
Seree Wen
21 Years
April Mobley
22 Years
Daniel Weiner
24 Years
Jim Moore
25 Years
Vicky Oxley
26 Years
Cynthia Chirot
28 Years
Tom Mesaros
29 Years
Bob Johnson
30 Years
Neil Larson
Kathy Williams
31 Years
Karl Ege
34 Years
Roger Chaffin
Lou Lundquist
Nancy Osborne
35 Years
Jeff Pyatt
36 Years
Ron Bayley
41 Years
Steve Prince
52 Years
John Durbin

Get Involved

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  See below for a list of committees.  Email the committee chair by clicking on their name.  Or, contact Carma McKay for more information. 


Business Mentor Program
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Boys & Girls Club
Jared Grose


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 Mary for more details at

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


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:
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