Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights          December 6, 2019
Dec 11, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
Dec 18, 2019 11:00 PM
The Sheraton, 1400 6th Ave
Dec 25, 2019
Jan 01, 2020
Jan 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
Jan 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
Jan 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
Jan 29, 2020
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Feb 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
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For those who drive to our weekly luncheons, here is some information about available parking options:

The Westin - for self-park or valet, obtain coupon at meeting registration for a discounted rate of $14.

Pacific Place is another good option only a couple blocks from most of our venues. The cost is $12 for up to 3 hours. The garage is accessed from either 6th or 7th between Pine and Olive.
The Sheraton, Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt, and Hyatt Olive 8 do not offer discounted parking.


Dec 6
Bill Hammond
Kelly O'Brien
Dec 7
Arnie Ness
Dec 8
Terry Van Nostrand
Dec 10
Carolyn Hojaboom
Dec 12
Nicole Klein
Dec 13
Matt LeMaster
Jim Spady
Dec 14
Steve Boyer
Nathan Donahue
Vicky Oxley
Dec 16
Bruce Jones
Dec 17
Kevin Crane
Dec 18
Bill Center


1 Year
Scott Gray
2 Years
Mark Gantar
Hyung-jong Lee
Brendon Lehman
Jane Nishita
Paul Tsai
Tatyana Tsyrlina-Spady
3 Years
Mary Wagner
Adel Sefrioui
5 Years
Jim Kraft
Jane Tornatore
9 Years
Alan Bergen
Andrew Rapp
12 Years
Brian Bruce
15 Years
Mark Wright
18 Years
Heather Fitzpatrick
22 Years
Bill Montero
25 Years
Linda Walton
26 Years
Paul Cressman Jr.
David Siebert
27 Years
Susan Adler
Jim Duncan
28 Years
Assunta Ng
32 Years
Anne Ferrell
39 Years
Skip Kotkins
40 Years
John Ellis
41 Years
Carl Behnke

Bob Alexander



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Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor, Bob Alexander, and Silver Level Sponsor, Sherry Calvert of Caliber Investments.

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

Phone: 206-623-002

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!! 


Visualize No Malaria: A Partnership to Eliminate Malaria with Elaine Gibbons and Neal Myrick

December 11th at Noon
The Westin, 1900 5th Avenue
Malaria exists in 103 countries worldwide, affecting 3.3. billion people, but about 90% of malaria-related deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. The majority of those affected are children under the age of five.   In the US, about 1,500 cases of malaria are found every year.  PATH is a nonprofit creating vaccines, finding treatments, inventing faster diagnostic tools, piloting new approaches, and putting data to work in completely new ways to prevent and stop outbreaks of malaria.   We will hear from Elaine Gibbons, Vice President of Global Engagement and Communications with PATH, as well as Neal Myrick, Global Head of Tableau Foundation, as they discuss lessons learned from their collaboration to address and help eliminate one of the world’s deadliest diseases.
The annual Seattle 4 Rotary Holiday Party is just around the corner! We hope you’ll join your fellow Rotarians and their families for this festive occasion. Doors open at 11:00 am for cocktails and caroling with the Rotary Rogues, followed by an entertaining program by the makers of Teatro Zinzanni from 12:30-1:00 pm.
Guest tickets must be purchased in advance - click below to learn more and get yours today. 

Create a Happy Holiday for a Child in Need

The Community Service Committee is hosting a toy drive to benefit children escaping homelessness, and it’s easier than ever to participate. Just grab a tag from the giving tree on your table during Rotary next week or click the link below.  Select the gift you’d like to give, include your name in the gift receipt (so we know where to send a thank you!), and it will be shipped directly to Wellspring Family Services. Within days, your gift will be wrapped and in the hands of a curious child from Wellspring or its partner agencies, ready to be opened! Thank you!!

The Holiday Spirit: Reveling in Our Differences and Affirming Our Shared Ideals

President Kim called the Seattle #4 Rotary Club to order at 12:30 p.m. on December 4, 2019 at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle. The song of the day was Climb Ev’ry Mountain led by Marli Iverson and Arnie Ness. Ken Colling led the Inspiration for the Day. President Kim then acknowledged guests and visiting Rotarians.

Heather Fitzpatrick, CEO of Wellspring Family Services urged Rotarians to give what they could for families experiencing emergencies particularly at this time of year. There was a Giving Tree at each table.


Election Results       

At this week’s luncheon, Governance Committee Chair, Ken Colling, presented the new club officers, board members, and foundation trustees who will serve  beginning July 1, 2020.
Club Officers
President, Jeff Borek
President-Elect, Jimmy Collins
VP for Programs, Beth Knox
VP for Service, Jan Levy
VP for Membership Recruitment, Mark Wright
VP for Membership Retention, Vicky Oxley
Secretary, Mary Johnstone
Treasurer, Robert Stadler
Sergeant at Arms, Ken Grant
Club Board Members 2020-2023
Liz McGrath
Bailee Neyland
Jeff Parker
Taylor Shimizu
Jesse Thomas
Foundation Trustees 2020-2023
Matt Albertson
Jon Bridge
David Kraft
Sue McNab
Rachelle Nesta-Goff

Check out Photos of our Meetings and Other Events

Together, Rotarians Transform the World

As Rotarians, we are leaders connecting for extraordinary good –both in our community and around the world.  Together we are eradicating polio and malaria, bringing fresh water to rural villages worldwide to stop the spread of disease, and helping our neighbors in need with housing, healthy foods, and educational opportunities.
Once a year we ask you to fulfill your membership obligations and take action by making two gifts that will transform our world.  One is to the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF).  The other is to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  Thank you for taking action now to help our club have a powerful and positive impact on our world.

In Memoriam

Club President 1976-77
James G McCurdy

James George McCurdy, age 96, of Seattle, Washington passed away on Wednesday December 4, 2019.  He was a beloved father, grandfather, and Seattle 4 Rotarian who will be dearly missed.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared through the link below for the McCurdy family.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Radiothon
Station Studio
Dec 05, 2019 5:45 AM –
Dec 06, 2019 7:00 PM
Holiday Shopping with Kids
Rotary Boys and Girls Club
Dec 07, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Harvest Against Hunger Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Dec 14, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Rotaract Holiday Social
Old Stove Brewing
Dec 19, 2019
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
Wellspring Family Services Holiday Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Dec 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary World Peace Conference 2020
Ontario Convention Center
Jan 17, 2020 7:00 AM –
Jan 18, 2020 10:00 PM
Ethnic Dinner at Kitchen Istanbul
Kitchen Istanbul
Jan 28, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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