Founded 1909           Weekly News and Highlights          September 20, 2019
Sep 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, 808 Howell Street
Oct 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine Street
Oct 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine Street
Oct 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Four Seasons, 99 Union Street
Oct 23, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
Oct 30, 2019 12:00 PM
Four Seasons, 99 Union Street
Nov 06, 2019
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
Nov 13, 2019 12:00 PM
The 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.
Sept 20
Stan Foster
Sept 21
Nita Hairston
Joe Heslet
Jonelle Johnson
Lisa Mayfield
Sept 23
Cynthia Chirot
Sept 24
Jim McCurdy
Sept 25
Nancy Cahill
Shirley Lansing
Jeff Parker
Sept 27
John King
Jennifer Robinson
Sept 28
Paul Casey
Sept 29
Lisa Bridge
Sept 30
Dorothy Bullitt
Virginia McKenzie
Oct 1
Matt Albertson
Oct 2
Rex Clark
Marc Kurose
Evan Steinruck
Oct 3
Don Murphy
Oct 4
Travis Keeler


2 Year
Marc Kurose
Jim Stevens
Linda Thompson-Black
Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim
Derryl Willis
3 Years
Matt Albertson
Kevin Crane
Lindsay Klarman
Dave Lenox
Nima Samiee
5 Years
Nick Anderson
Jennifer Robinson
6 Years
Michele Centanni
9 Years
Nyasha Tunduwani
11 Years
Lisa Mayfield
15 Years
Michael Verchot
16 Years
Dominik Musafia
Linda Rough
20 Years
Harvey Rubinstein
25 Years
Karen Wong
27 Years
Jim Bowles
Jim McCurdy
29 Years
Paul McTaggart
30 Years
George Futas
32 Years
Faith Ireland
Shirley Lansing
33 Years 
Don Murphy

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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Technology and the State of the World: A View from Canada with Brandon Lee, Consul General of Canada in Seattle

September 25th at Noon
Hyatt Regency, 808 Howell Street

Consul General of Canada in Seattle, Brandon Lee, will share some of his views on the progression of technology and how this is affecting and will affect the world as the industrial economy transfers into the digital economy. 

Consul General Lee was based in San Francisco and was formerly Canada’s Ambassador to Silicon Valley and has deep insights into the importance of this moment in global history. He joined the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2004 and later became the Department’s first Director of Innovation.  He has a background leading management and innovation and has held senior positions at the World Trade Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross where he spearheaded major organizational and international reform initiatives. 
Our luncheon this week will be held at a new venue, the Hyatt Regency, located at 8th and Howell. Our luncheon will be in the Elwha Ballroom on the 5th floor.
Directions and parking information for the hotel can be found here: Public parking is also available at Pacific Place, located just a couple blocks away.

Autism at Work

President Kim introduced our main program, Autism at Work, by reading a personal reflection from our member Paul Suzman who was planning to introduce the program today but was called back East for work. Paul’s son has autism and has benefited from Dr. Stobbe’s work.
Dr. Gary Stobbe is a board certified neurologist at the Neurology Clinic and director of the Adult Autism Clinic at UW Medical Center.  He kicked off the panel discussion that featured his UW colleagues Natasha Harrington and Hala Annabi.

Meet New Member David Greenwood

If you are seeking new office space in downtown Seattle, there is a very strong chance that you will have the opportunity to engage the Broderick Group to advise you.  If you do, ask for David Greenwood.  He is our newest Seattle 4 member – a Young Rotary Leader in the Real Estate - Commercial Office Leasing classification. 

Check out Photos of our Meetings and Other Events


Wednesday, October 9 
11:30 am-12:15 pm and 1:30 pm-1:45 pm @ the Grand Hyatt

Seattle #4's membership, service, and programs committees will be featured at the October 9 luncheon. Drop by before or after the program to learn more about each committee's mission, meeting schedule, and how to get involved!
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Wellspring Family Services Work Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Sep 21, 2019
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Mercer Island Walk for Peace
Rotary Park
Sep 21, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Business Networking Night
Hard Rock Cafe
Sep 26, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary First Harvest Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Oct 12, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST) - Site Visit
Nov 01, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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Table Talks Summary

President Kim Moore hosted the first monthly Table Talk with a goal of soliciting specific feedback and ideas from Rotarians at the August 14th luncheon.  The topic was how can we better articulate the path to leadership for the club? and there were some great discussions!  Highlights include updating the website to promote club leadership opportunities, hosting a committee fair, including brief programs about leadership paths at luncheons, introducing leadership opportunities at orientation and Keeks meetings, and assigning mentors to new Rotarians.  All ideas have been communicated to Programs, Governance, and Nominating committee leadership who are working on execution.

Rotary Club of Shanghai Centennial Celebration

President Kim Moore will be leading a Seattle Rotary delegation to the centennial celebration of the Rotary Club of Shanghai which the Rotary Club of Seattle sponsored in 1919.  This historic event for the first club in China will be held October 18 to 20 with the main gala on Saturday evening October 19 at the Grand Millennium Hong Qiao Hotel in Shanghai.  Members of the Rotary Club of Seattle are welcome to join the delegation.  Please let Executive Director, Caroline Bobanick (, know by October 4 if you plan to join the delegation so that we may provide a complete list of delegates to the Rotary Club of Shanghai two weeks in advance.

Discounted Tickets for Austen's Pride at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Austen’s Pride, an extraordinary new musical based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will be presented at The 5th Avenue Theatre October 4th – 27th and Rotarians get a 25% discount!
One of the things that makes The 5th Avenue Theatre such a special place, is the creation on new works! Austen’s Pride is going to be a beautiful production, and you can see it first, and with your discount! Just visit and put in Promo code: ROTARYSEATTLE to purchase your tickets! You book directly through our website, plus, you also save in fees!



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 Club Manager, Caroline Bobanick, or Associate Club 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!!     
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