Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights         November 10, 2023
President Nancy Cahill's Theme for 2022-23

Gather - Engage - Serve


Wednesday, November 15
13:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Westin (Cascade Ballroom) & Zoom

Seattle Aquarium’s Ocean Pavilion: “Putting Global Ocean Health at the Heart of Our New Waterfront”

Join Seattle Aquarium President and CEO and club member Bob Davidson for an insider’s look at the Aquarium’s historic campus expansion. Join us to “tour” the new Ocean Pavilion—opening in summer 2024—and learn how this project will benefit local communities, downtown Seattle and our shared marine environment.

November Evening Meeting Event

Wednesday night, the club enjoyed our November evening member event, co-hosted by the Columbia Tower Club. The night featured an impactful panel discussion on mentorship, moderated by club member Mark Wright and featuring club member panelists Dorothy Bullitt, Nyasha Tunduwani, and Garin Wedeking. 
In December, in lieu of a second week evening event, please plan to join us instead on December 19th for the club holiday party at Queen City Yacht Club! Event registration will be open for this fun annual event soon!

Get Involved!

Our very own Jenn Gladish is at the Rotary Zone Conference in San Diego this week and just completed her Emerging Leader training! Happy to have Jenn, Jeff Borek and Cathy Gibson in attendance this week!
$100,000 Community Impact
Grant:  Thanks to all of you who took the survey and provided feedback on the Grant Focus Areas.  We have our Top 3 and they are as follows:
1. The Vitality of Downtown Seattle
2. Education & Literacy
3. Food Insecurity 
We are putting the final touches on the application documents and will let you know as soon as they are ready to go!
Stay tuned
The SRSF 2023-2024 Campaign kicks off next Wednesday, November 15th.  We are excited about this year especially because we have quite a few Rotarians who have already donated or pledged their donation. You can see who they are because of this awesome pin that they are wearing!

Click here to donate!

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is honored to be selected as a Spirit of 12 Partner with the Seattle Seahawks again this year! This means there will be exclusive opportunities for our organization to fundraise for our mission at Seahawks games and events throughout the season. Our next volunteer opportunity is coming up on November 12, 2023 for 50/50 raffle ticket sales and we would love to have you there!

The Volunteer Opportunity
What: Selling 50/50 raffle tickets during a Seahawks home game. The charitable proceeds portion of the 50/50 raffle jackpot will go into a pool of funds that will be combined all season and evenly distributed between all twelve (12) Spirit of 12 organizations at the end of the season.
When: Sunday, November 12, 2023
Where: Lumen Field
Time: 9:00am thru the start of the 4th quarter
Registration: Pre-registration is required – Seattle Seahawks Spirit of 12 -50/50 Ticket Sales (
Additional Details:
  • All volunteers will be provided with breakfast & lunch.
  • All volunteers provided a Spirit of 12 t-shirt
  • Volunteers who sell a minimum amount of raffle tickets will receive Starbucks gift cards.
  • The highest ticket sellers will have a chance to win Seahawks game tickets, autographed items, and team gear!

Book Club is Back!

Please Note:  If you are planning to join us for the Book Club Discussion next week, please email Peacebuilders Committee Chair Mike Hatzenbeler to let him know,
The Peacebuilders Committee Book Club is back!  We are reading The River that Made Seattle by BJ Cummings. This is a book about the Duwamish River, a critical resource to the Indigenous people of the area that became a vital utility to aerospace and other industries. The use and abuse of the river shaped the lives of the area’s first people and the white settlers who came later. “Deeply researched and eloquent. Cummings skillfully unfolds the interrelated stories of a much-abused river, an ambitious city, and the people whose lives shaped both the river and the city.”
Our book discussion will be held on Wednesday, November 15, at 11:00 AM before the Seattle Rotary lunch program. We will meet in-person in the Olympic Room on the Mezzanine or 2nd Floor of the Westin Hotel.
The book’s publisher, University of Washington Press, is currently having a Back-to-School sale with 40% off and free shipping through Oct. 31st.  To order through University of Washington Press, click HERE.
Seattle # 4 is co-sponsoring  a 9 day tour to Kenya to learn more about Rotary service, especially malaria projects and working with Rotary Clubs in other countries.
The tour will include sightseeing and more importantly 3 days, 2 nights of safari. The $2,400 price includes all hotels, transportation within Kenya, food, adult beverages tips and admissions; based on double occupancy. If interested, contact Larry Granat:


Lunch Cost Changes:  All individual payments for meeting lunches across the board are now $40 including visiting Rotarians and prospective member guests.



Bloodworks NW

Morgan Stanley

New Corporate Members



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

Mary Goldie
Club Director

Carma McKay
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 Club Director, 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!! 
Nov 15, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Nov 22, 2023
No Meeting Week
Dec 06, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Dec 19, 2023 5:00 PM
Queen City Yacht Club
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Volunteer Opportunity at Seahawks Game!
Nov 12, 2023 9:00 AM
November Book Club
Westin Hotel
Nov 15, 2023
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Nov 17, 2023 10:00 AM
Volunteer Service Day at Pike Place Market
HistoryLink Office
Nov 29, 2023
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Dec 06, 2023 3:00 PM
Giving Together Drive for Wellspring
Wellspring Family Services
Dec 09, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Evening Membership Second Week Event
Dec 10, 2023 – Dec 17, 2023
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Dec 15, 2023 10:00 AM
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Cody McNeal


November 10 - 16
Dave Kelly
Hollie Ellis
Bob Johnson
Jeff Borek
Anna Liotta
Liz McGrath
Roberta Greer
Tom Mesaros
Dow Constantine 


3 Years
Eric Piekarz
David Wu
5 Years
Mary Johnstone
6 Years
Gene Boes
7 Years
Jaime Mendez
9 Years
Robyn Grad
15 Years
Jane Pryor
17 Years
Dave Kraft
21 Years
Terry Van Nostrand
24 Years
Trish Bostrom
25 Years
Jonelle Johnson
35 Years
Tracy Garland
36 Years
Sue McNab

Get Involved

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  See below for a list of committees.  Email the committee chair by clicking on their name.  Or, contact Carma McKay for more information. 


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


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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