Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights         June 7, 2024
President Nancy Cahill's Theme for 2023-2024

Gather - Engage - Serve

Next Meeting - June 19

Wednesday, June 19
12:30 PM (Socialize Starting at 12:00)
Westin Hotel & Zoom

Joy Shigaki, Friends of the Waterfront and President Nancy's Last Meeting, Gavel Pass

Please prepare for the meeting to start a few minutes early as we have a full program in celebration of our last meeting of the 23/24 Rotary year!

ADL Aims to Stop All Forms of Discrimination

An excerpt from Tom Mesaros’ inspiration at Wednesday’s meeting set the tone for the day - “we love the people our children chose to love – be accepted by accepting others….”   
The day’s featured program centered on the wide-ranging work of the PNW Anti-Defamation League ( that promotes non-discrimination in all its forms.
Seattle #4 President-elect, Jon Bridge, introduced PNW-ADL Regional Director, Miri Cypers, as an experienced Legislative staffer, non-profit executive, and seasoned manager-doer who is leading ADL in key areas of education, advocacy, and non-discrimination while promoting dialogue about Diversity, Equality, and Inclusiveness (D.E.I.) for everyone.
She began her remarks with an overview of ADL, founded in 1913 to stop widespread antisemitism/defamation of the Jewish people.  Since its inception, ADL has a long legacy of civil rights evolving to secure justice and fair treatment for Jews, Asians, LGBTQ+ and all people.
We are so happy to see the return of YRL happy hours as we have seen an increase number of YRL members joining the club this year! This Monday, members gathered at Flat Stick Pub for some fun and games! 
Do you know a 35 or under young adult that could benefit from the friendship, service, business, and community connections offered by our club? Please consider bringing them as a guest to an upcoming meeting or event!
We love repeat visiting Rotarians and were happy to welcome back Samapta Patel from the Rotary Club of Bombay West in India after a previous visit last spring. Considered one of its regions most prestigious clubs, they are known for their commitment to community service projects.

Travelling This Summer? Pick Up Club Flags and Find Clubs Near Your Adventures!

As the busy summer vacation season approaches, please pick up some club flags at the next meeting you attend in June to take with you on your travels. We would love to see your flag exchange pics from clubs you visit while traveling the next few months and will be posting them to our Members-Only Facebook page and weekly newsletters!
To find clubs near where your travels will take you, please use the Rotary Club Finder by CLICKING HERE.

Seattle Rotary Future Vision Task Force Update - Make-Up Informational Session Added

Thank you to members who attended the informational Future Vision session on May 8th.

Due to a technical error, the meeting recording didn’t process properly so there will be a second informational members’ session on Zoom on June 10th @ 5PM.

All members are welcome to attend, especially anyone who missed the May 8th session. To register for the June 10th session, CLICK HERE. The Zoom link is within the registration form and a will be sent out the day of the session for those who are registered.


SRSF Giving Update

Pike Place Market Foundation, the recipient of the SRSF $100,000 Community Impact Grant, organized a No Cook Food Bags packing event on May 1st.  We had a great turn out and packed close to 1,000 bags.  Thanks to all who joined us.    
Pinkham & Skeel and Presidents Circle Donors will be invited to a special event on Wednesday, June 19th at the Seattle Yacht Club from 5:30pm-7:30pm. This is a recognition for our club members who have donated to the SRSF at either $1000 (P&S) and $2500 (PC) levels. There will be delicious appetizers, wine, beer and soft drinks.  It’s going to be a lovely event.  
Thank you!
Your SRSF Board of Directors

Get Involved!

Friday, June 7
6:00 PM
Wyncote Forum at Seattle Town Hall

Racial Equity Series featuring Native American Photographer and Educator Matika Wilbur

Join us for an inspiring evening with Native American photographer and educator Matika Wilbur. Matika traveled around the country to photograph members of all then-562 federally recognized US tribes. She will share her prensentation Changing the Way We See Native America: Dismantling Native American Stereotypes. Catering will be provided by Off the Rez Food truck and Catering Company. This is a free community event; to attend, please register by CLICKING HERE.

Saturday, June 8
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Two Volunteer Shifts)

Wellspring Family Resource Fair Volunteering

Please note that all volunteers must be signed up for a specific role and shift prior to June 3rd. We will not be able to accommodate any additional volunteers after this date. Some roles may require background checks. The fair will be held inside and outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes. You are also welcome to bring water, beverages, and snacks to stay comfortable and safe during your shift.

To RSVP to attend, please CLICK HERE.

To fill out a volunteer form, please CLICK HERE.

Monday, June 10
5:00 PM
Zoom Only

Zoom Makeup Future Vision Task Force Report Information Session

Please plan to attend this Zoom-only session if you were unable to attend our May 8 all-club meeting. All are welcome. To RSVP to attend, please CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, June 18
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Victory Hall

Leadership Tomorrow 40th Anniversary Celebration

For 40 years, LT has worked at the forefront of civic engagement to cultivate a network of inclusive, courageous, and curious leaders across Puget Sound. As we celebrate this significant milestone, join us  in honoring our past, celebrating our present, and envisioning our future. To RSVP, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, June 27
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Queen City Yacht Club

President's Party to Honor Nancy Cahill's Year of Service

Save the date for our annual unofficial summer kickoff as we celebrate the close of our 23/24 Rotary year and our fearless club leader, Nancy Cahill! To register to attend, please CLICK HERE.



Bloodworks NW

New Corporate Members



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

Mary Goldie
Club 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 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!! 

Jun 19, 2024 12:30 PM
Jul 10, 2024 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Jul 17, 2024
Jul 24, 2024 12:30 PM
Zoom Only
Jul 31, 2024 12:30 PM
Steelheads Alley at Victory Hall
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Upcoming Events
Race Equity Series with Matika Wilbur
Wyncote Forum at Seattle Town Hall
Jun 07, 2024 6:00 PM
Wellspring Family Resource Fair
Wellspring Family Services
Jun 08, 2024
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Future Vision Report Makeup Zoom Session
Jun 10, 2024 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-07:00)
1900 5th Avenue
Jun 19, 2024 Ends: 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-07:00)
Pinkham & Skeel and President's Circle Reception
Seattle Yacht Club
Jun 19, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Pinkham & Skeel and Presidents Circle Reception
1807 East Hamlin Street
Jun 19, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-07:00)
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Jun 21, 2024 10:00 AM
President's Party Honoring Nancy Cahill!
Queen City Yacht Club
Jun 27, 2024
Jun 27, 2024 Ends: 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-07:00)
Community Service Committee
Jul 03, 2024
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Conor Law
Edie Hilliard (Reinstatement)


June 7 - June 13
Tiffany Lewis
Susie Roe
Linda Rough
John Pohl
Jared Grose
John Durbin
Adel Sefrioui


These are club membership (not total years of Rotary membership) anniversaries only
1 Year
Cindy Sharek
2 Years
Frances Walker
5 Years
Kerry Howell
7 Years
Mahnaz Eshetu
Harry Short
8 Years
Dulcie Patner
12 Years
Mike Harney
13 Years
John Pohl
15 Years
Matt Bratlien
17 Years
Marli Iverson
22 Years
Dann Mead Smith
Joe Philips
John Adams
25 Years
Bill Franklin
Steve Boyer
28 Years
Alan Sclater
32 Years
Roberta Greer
34 Years
Astrid Berg
35 Years
Irv Sandman
37 Years
Stan Foster Jr.
38 Years
Dave Kelly

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 Mary Goldie for more information. 


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


Member Engagement & Recruitment
New Member Introduction
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 Chair to let us know how we can help. 
Marsha Mutisi:
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