Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights       June 25, 2021
Jun 30, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jul 07, 2021
Jul 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave.
Jul 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jul 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave.
Aug 04, 2021
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave.
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District 5030 Golf Classic/Year End Dinner
The Golf Club a Newcastle
Jun 28, 2021
1:30 PM – 9:00 PM
District Governor's Reception
The Golf Club a Newcastle
Jun 28, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
July 4th Celebration
Laurel James' 6 Acre Compound
Jul 04, 2021
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Walk 'n Talk
Jul 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Team Project Choose 180
Jul 25, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Walk 'n Talk
Aug 26, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary District 5030 2021 Conference
Coeur d'Alene Golf Resort and Spa
Oct 01, 2021 – Oct 03, 2021
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Eric Christensen
Derek Ruckman
Marli Iverson
Rajeev Agarwal
Lauri Hennessey


1 Year
Matt Marshall
2 Years
Caitlin Grant
Kerry Howell
4 Years
Mahnaz Eshetu
Harry Short
5 Years
Dulcie Patner
9 Years
Mike Harney
10 Years
John Pohl
11 Years
Petros Koumantaros
12 Years
Matt Bratlien
13 Years
Wier Harman III
14 Years
Marli Iverson
19 Years
Nina Odell
John Adams
Joe Phillips
Dan Mead Smith
22 Years
Bill Franklin
Steve Boyer
25 Years
Alan Sclater
28 Years
Robin Pasquarella
29 Years
Roberta Greer
31 Years
Astrid Berg
32  Years
Irv Sandman
34 Years
Stan Foster Jr.
35 Years
Dave Kelly
Please send any general club committee announcements for The Newsletter to Fiona Ronyai by Thursday at noon.

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
YRL - Young Rotary Leaders
Diplomacy Initiative 
David Woodward, Founder
Dr. Skip Rowland, Co-chairperson
Dr. Suzanne Griffin, Co-chairperson


Social Media
Public Image



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



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



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July 14th Meeting 
The Westin Hotel Seattle
If you haven't already RSVP'd previously or through the poll at Wednesday's meeting, please 
if you intend to attend in person. 
Safety protocols we have put in place to make sure everyone feels comfortable:
  • Meetings are open to members and guests. Please RSVP and state that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Our meeting location has multiple entrances and means of access to the banquet room including escalators and elevators.
  • For those needing to pay for lunch, we will provide the option to prepay online to avoid congestion in the lobby. 
  • The banquet staff will arrange tables and seating in accordance with regional health guidelines and best practices and we will follow state-mandated protocols at that time. 
  • Extra seating will be set so reserving seats on either side is an option if you need extra space.
  • Color-coded wristbands will be available for each member and guest to indicate their comfort level with social greetings and conversation.  These bands can be worn with the nametag or on the wrist.  
    • red for those who would like to maintain a healthy distance from other attendees;
    • yellow for those who are ok with fist or elbow bump for contact; 
    • green for those who are "huggers" and ready for interaction with vaccinated guests. 
How would you like to become a ‘Mic Handler’? Yes, as we come back together for real-live meetings, we will also go back to having a roving mic to help members ask questions of our guest speakers each week. If you would like to become a member of this elite group, please reach out to Ken Grant at

June 30 at Noon

Intentional Conversations:
A Game Plan for Leaders
Jen Mueller
Sports Broadcaster, Business Consultant, and Author
As a sports reporter whose career depends on effective communication, Jen will share three conversation strategies that allow you to connect with greater ease and communicate with more effectiveness. You’ll discover the missed opportunity in every conversation, a counter-intuitive approach for staying in the loop, and ways to increase productivity with your team in just 15 seconds.
Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Or dial in on your phone: 
(253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584

Links from This Week's Meeting

Our opening music video, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk and performed by Pomplamoose.  A great introduction to our speaker this week, Brad Smith - President of Microsoft.  Watch the full presentation below.
Want to improve your Rotary experience?
Please consider joining a Rotary Club of Seattle committee for greater fellowship. Our committees need your help, and we have a lot of great opportunities to choose from. They are the foundation our club is built upon.  Please contact President Jimmy Collins or Fiona Ronyai in the office for more details.  
Sunday, July 4
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Laurel James' Compound
Lake Forest Park
Rotary 4 Celebrates Together
Our fellow member, Laurel James, invites you to join her at her six-acre compound in Lake Forest Park for a Family 4th of July Celebration! Come enjoy a day of fellowship and activities including basketball, softball, soccer, hiking, and running. Enjoy spending time by the creek on the property. Bring a potluck dish to share. There will be a keg of beer. If you desire other beverages bring them with you. Bring your basketball and or soccer ball. It will be a great day of family fun! The event is free but the capacity is 100 guests so please sign up in advance. There is parking on site.  All details are in the sign-up button. 
Thursday, July 22 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rotary Walk 'n Talk 
Save the Date.  Our first summer city walk was a great success.  Stay tuned for details on which neighborhood we will explore next. Guests are welcome. 
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:
Jessica (Jess) Hennessey
Sr. Policy Specialist at Amazon. Individual Membership with Technology Classification.  Proposer Sarah Mackay 
Jennifer Hohnstein
Not employed (Currently Pro Bono Attorney for Northwest Justice Project). Individual Membership with Human and Community Services Classification.  Proposer Einer Handeland
Manuel (Manny) Ramos
Executive Director- Chief Seattle Council – Boy Scouts.  Individual Membership with Human and Community Services Classification.  Proposer Doug Seto
Glenn Kuper
Senior Manager, Policy Communication – Amazon. Individual Membership with Technology classification.  Proposer Jeff Borek  
Alexander Liatsis
Broker at Allied Property Experts(APEX).  YRL Membership with Real Estate Classification.  Proposer Jeff Pyatt 

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:

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. 



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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Fiona Ronyai
Membership and Communications 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 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!! 
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