Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     October 14, 2022

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, October 19
Rainier Club and on Zoom
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Ann Davison, City Attorney

Public Safety and Criminal Justice in Seattle

Seattle City Attorney, Ann Davison, is returning to Seattle 4 to share the state of public safety and a progress update on efforts to improve criminal justice in the city of Seattle. Since being elected as Seattle City Attorney, Ann Davison has focused on returning real-time accountability to Seattle’s criminal justice system through a series of policies, including the high-utilizer initiative, close-in-time filing, and internal process improvements in the criminal division. She is committed to working together with all members of the City’s criminal justice community to reduce crime in Seattle and enforce our laws and our values and is looking forward to sharing the results of these efforts with Rotary Club of Seattle. 


Support Rotary Foundations & How to Rideshare in Space

President Beth opened the meeting at the Rainier Club and on Zoom, introducing Linda Rough & Jevon Powell with the day’s song, Try a Little Kindness, followed by Nick Anderson for the day’s inspiration about the importance of preparing to make time for the important things in life, when there is no time left.
President Beth attended a recent Rotary District 5030 event where $60K was raised to eradicate polio.  The meeting also confirmed District Governor nominee and past Seattle #4 Rotary president Jeff Borek, who came to the podium with remarks about how he got involved with Rotary in the eighties, and why he values Rotary to this day.  He encouraged Rotarians to share their Rotary value statements with colleagues & friends as prospective Rotarians.  


Fellow Rotarian, Linda Thompson-Black, would like to invite club members to assist with the UNCF's Portfolio Project by mentoring high school juniors and seniors as the prepare for life beyond graduation. For more information, please call Linda at 206-851-8178.
If you would like to volunteer at UNCF's upcoming PNW College & Career Fair, please call Rotarian Linda Thompson-Black at 206-851-8178.

World Polio Day 2022 with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 

Thursday, October 20
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

Celebrate World Polio Day 2022 with Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. This hybrid event will be an opportunity to celebrate progress in the fight against polio, but also discuss the remaining obstacles to overcome in order to achieve a polio-free world. Hear from our keynote speaker Ramesh Ferris, who is a Rotarian, Global Citizen, and Polio Survivor. Ramesh lives in Canada and is a global advocate in the fight against polio.

Mark Wrightformer Seattle Rotary President and former King 5 anchor, will moderate an engaging panel discussion with national and local leaders including Lara Paige from the Gates Foundation’s Polio Team, and Ezra Teshome, Rotarian, and Polio Plus Chair.

Following the panel discussion, there will be time for questions from the audience.  We hope you can join us because, together, we can #EndPolio. 

Please click HERE to register for both the online and in-person event!

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test is required for entry. A limited number of rapid tests are available for guests onsite.  ASL interpretation is available. 

Wellspring Family Services Resource Fair

Saturday, October 22
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wellspring Family Services

If this is your first time volunteering with Wellspring, you will need to complete an application, and email your proof of vaccination against COVID 19 to

Community Harvest Program

Saturday, October 22
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join Harvest Against Hunger and our partners (and graduated Harvest VISTA site!) with the Community Harvest program at Upper Valley MEND on Saturday, October 22nd to help pick apples in a Cashmere, WA orchard. Our goal is to pick more than 18,000 pounds of apples in one day!
Space is limited, so please register in advance HERE.

YRL Escape Room Event

Wednesday, October 26
Hourglass Escapes

This event will have limited capacity at either 8 people or 16 people, depending on demand we can do 1 or 2 rooms. Timing is either 5pm or 7pm depending on what works best for the group. We can plan to walk to Queen Anne Beer Hall before or after for some more socialization - anyone can join for this portion, no RSVP required. 
Please email Tabitha Claus or Ashley Burman if you'd like to join and your preferred start time for the escape room (5pm or 7pm start) by October 21st! RSVP Required

Rotary Elwha Exploration Day

Sunday, November 6
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Port Angeles

Seattle Rotary's Environmental Sustainability Committee invites all club members to this free event, which will focus on the impact of dam removal on the Elwha River. Breakfast, a classroom learning session, and exploratory walk are all on the agenda for this event. To register, please click HERE.




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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Carma McKay
Interim Staff

Mary Goldie
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 Executive Director, Caroline Bobanick, or Membership Manager, 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!! 
Oct 12, 2022 12:30 PM
Rainier Club
Oct 19, 2022 12:30 PM
Rainier Club and on Zoom
Oct 26, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Program
Nov 02, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
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Click Each for a Full Description
United Negro College Fund Portfolio Project
Sep 24, 2022 – Dec 10, 2022
Rotary Youth Exchange Applications NOW OPEN!
Oct 13, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
International District Tour with Assunta Ng
Seattle Best Tea
Oct 13, 2022 4:45 PM
United Negro College Fund College & Career Fair
Oct 16, 2022 10:00 AM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Oct 19, 2022 10:30 AM
World Polio Day 2022
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
Oct 20, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wellspring Family Services Volunteer Day
Oct 22, 2022
Community Harvest Program
Cashmere, WA
Oct 22, 2022
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Joyce Robertson
Eric Newman
Brenda Barnes
David McDonald


1 Year
Terryl Ross
2 Years
Mihoko Tanaka
Tabitha Claus
Stephen Morse
3 Years
Dow Constantine
4 Years
Ashok Gangolli
6 Years
John Hojaboom
David McFadden
8 Years
Lorna Tumwebaze
Carla Fowler
9 Years
Eric Christensen
10 Years
Carese Busby
12 Years
Dan Evans
Nancy Evans
Sheree Wen
20 Years
April Mobley
21 Years
Daniel Weiner
23 Years
Jim Moore
24 Years
Vicky Oxley
25 Years
Cynthia Chirot
27 Years
Tom Mesaros
28 Years
Bob Johnson
29 Years
Kathy Williams
Neil Larson
30 Years
Karl Ege
33 Years
Nancy Osborne
Lou Lundquist
34 Years
Jeff Pyatt
35 Years
Ron Bayley
40 Years
Steve Prince
51 Years
John Durbin

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or Mary Goldie for more information. 


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


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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