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Rotary Service Day
Wellspring Family Services
May 22, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Rotary International 2021 Virtual Convention
Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021
President's Reception
Queen City Yacht Club
Jun 24, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
District 5030 Golf Classic/Year End Dinner
The Golf Club a Newcastle
Jun 28, 2021
1:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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Geoff Ball
DeWitt Jensen
Gerry Maurer
Tom Hayward
James Wong
Alan Sclater
Eric Robinson
Alan Bergen
Kerry Howell
Rachel Smith


1 Year
Koji Takezaki
Nanda (Malcolm) Waters
Kerry O’Keefe
2 Years
Jonathan Bosch
Liam Li
Dorothy Miller
Dennis Williams Jr.
3 Years
Jevon Powell
Eric Roecks
4 Years
Cody Fritz
8 Years
Lina Kim
9 Years
Peter Wright
10 Years
Liz Powell
Sarah Weaver
12 Years
Ken Grant
Faouzi Sefrioui
13 Years
Sue Beller
Jann Greene
18 Years
Jean Thompson
19 Years
Jerilyn Brusseau
John Kilpatrick Ph.D.
20 Years
Charley Dickey
22 Years
Maureen Brotherton
23 Years
Kirk Greene
24 Years
Father Steve Sundborg
27 Years
Len Cereghino
Edie Hilliard
29 Years
Doug Seto
35  Years
Tim Bendokas
38 Years
Tom Herche

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


Please send any general club committee announcements for The Newsletter to Fiona Ronyai by Thursday at noon. 

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


Bob Alexander

May 12 at Noon

Rob McKenna 
Why I’m Still a Republican – The Two-party System in America
Some say there are four political parties in America: Biden Democrats, Sanders/AOC Democrats, Trump Republicans, and Reagan/Bush Republicans. On election day, however, only two major parties are listed. Is that going to remain the case? I will explain why I think the two-party system is here to stay, and what that means for Republicans like me who were not Trump supporters.
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 was La Bamba - Song Around the World version performed by Playing for Change in conjunction with Los Lobos.  It is a Mexican folk song, originally from Veracruz and played in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.
Thursday, June 24  
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Queen City Yacht Club
President's Reception 
Join us for our first in-person event in more than a year!  Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and real people will join together to honor President Jeff Borek.  Significant others are welcome. 
Tickets are $10.00 per person and include two drink tickets and must be purchased by June 18th. Cash bar for additional drinks.  
Monday, June 28 - 1:30 PM
14th Rotary District 5030
Golf Classic
Cocktail Reception 
Join fellow Rotarians and friends from District 5030 for an enjoyable round of golf at the spectacular China Creek Course, The Golf Club at Newcastle.  Non-Rotarians welcome.  Register below.

Seattle 4 will be hosting a cocktail reception from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm to thank Seattle 4 Rotary member Cathy Gibson for her tenure as District Governor. All are welcome - golfers and non-golfers alike.  No charge for the reception only. One drink ticket included. Sign up below. 

Dinner and program to follow at additional cost. Register below.

Dear Seattle 4 members and friends,
A number of our club’s members have been stricken with cancer and are fully engaged in battles for survival without certain outcomes.  When any of us become aware of such illnesses, our immediate response is one of helplessness; we struggle for what we can possibly say or do.  In the case of cancer, there is something significant we can do and that is to donate blood or platelets. Both are critical components in fighting cancer.
Your blood donation may not reach our ailing Rotary friends directly, but your donation will replace the units our friends require, and for that, we can promise you, they will be extremely grateful.  
Below is a list of Seattle 4 blood donors who support this effort. If you choose to join them and make a blood donation, please let Sten know ( Once advised of your generosity the Rotary Cares Committee will write a personal note to each of our known cancer-afflicted members. The note will express your care and concern and let them know YOU have made a blood donation in their honor.
Also, if you know of a member who is fighting cancer, has made their condition public, and might appreciate receiving such a care card, please inform Sten so he can add them to our Rotary Cares list.
Your generosity will help save lives.
Thank you!
Sten Crissey and the Rotary Cares Committee
Seattle 4 members donating blood to fight cancer for our stricken members:
Jeff Borek
Ken Colling
Jimmy Collins
Sten Crissey
David Fain
Heather Fitzpatrick
Larry Granat
Cathy Gibson
Nancy Cahill
Robyn Grad
Beth Knox
Lisa Mayfield
Dave Mayfield
Jeffery Parker
Jevon Powell
Eric Robinson
John Steckler
Jane Tornatore
Ben Wicks
Bruce Williams
David Woodward

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:
In Memoriam 
Nancy. C. Buffington passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 15th.  Nancy's closely-held belief in Service above Self, the Rotary motto, and her commitment to it was evidenced as she served Seattle Rotary 4 in various leadership positions and in 2005-2006 served as President.  Puget Sound Business Journal included Nancy in their list of  Women of Influence in 2006.  Click here to read more. 

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. 



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Caroline Bobanick
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Fiona Ronyai
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