Founded 1909           Weekly News and Highlights          September 13, 2019
Sep 18, 2019 12:00 PM
The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
Sep 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Oct 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Grand Hyatt
Oct 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Grand Hyatt
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
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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 14
John Ellis
Sept 15
Kela Hall
Faith Ireland
Bailee Neyland
Jeff Pyatt
Sept 16
Kristi Marchbanks
Todd Summerfelt
Bill Weisfield
Sept 17
Bob Boeshaar
Bruce Williams
Sept 18
Bob Davidson
Jan Levy
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


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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Autism at Work: Making Diversity and Inclusive Hiring Work for All

September 18th at Noon
The Westin, 1900 Fifth Avenue
Despite often possessing valuable skills for the workplace, autistic individuals have traditionally had alarmingly high unemployment and under-employment rates. With an estimated 50,000 autistic adults entering adulthood annually, overcoming the barriers to successful employment has become a pressing national issue. During this program, Dr. Stobbe and colleagues, Hala Annabi and Natasha Harrington, will highlight some of the current barriers to successful hiring and focus on strategies that are showing promise not only for the autistic adult, but also potential benefits for the businesses focusing on diversity and inclusive hiring.

Seattle 4 Rotary Celebrates the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

President Kim called the Seattle #4 Rotary Club to order at 12:30 p.m. on September 11, 2019. The Renaissance Courtyard Ball Room in downtown Seattle hosted the meeting. President Kim immediately acknowledged that this Rotary Club meeting was taking place on the 18th Anniversary of 9/11. 
Arnie Ness and Freeman Fong led Rotarians in the singing of America.
The Inspiration for the Day was led by David Brenner.  David said it is still hard to believe the horror of 9/11. He cited the quick and tragic demise of the twin towers along with the tremendous loss of life that still haunts us. Dave then asked Rotarians to contrast that shock with an incredibly honorable feat that started around that same time. Since 2001, Presbyterian Minister Ron Rice, a Rotarian guest from Seattle, has led an effort to provide functional wheelchairs to victims of polio in Nigeria.  Over 19,000 wheelchairs have been built and distributed since the beginning of the program. Nigeria just celebrated three years of being polio free but there are still thousands of Nigerians that were afflicted with polio prior to the immunization efforts. A short video, showing people with polio, literally crawling to their donated wheelchair was shown. Minister Rice said that the effort relies totally on donations. If you would like to find out more about Minister Rice’s wheelchair program, visit

Check out Photos of our Meetings and Other Events

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Rotary First Harvest Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Sep 14, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Fellowship Gathering in Einer's Dahlia Garden
Einer's Mercer Island Home
Sep 15, 2019
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wellspring Family Services Work Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Sep 21, 2019
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Business Networking Night
Hard Rock Cafe
Sep 26, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST) - Site Visit
Nov 01, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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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.

Club Update from Seattle City Rotaract

Seattle City Rotaract is a club of young professionals aged 21-30 sponsored by Seattle #4 Rotary that focuses on hands-on service in the local community and leadership development. Do you have any recent college grads, interns, or emerging professionals in your life that might be interested? Encourage them to check out the Rotaract Club at
Engaging with Rotaract Club members is a great way for current Rotary members to meet and get to know the Rotarians of tomorrow as well. All Rotaract Club meetings and events are open for Rotarians to attend – both the young and young at heart! Recently, several Seattle #4 members enjoyed a rooftop barbeque at Seattle City’s Kickoff Party hosted by Virginia McKenzie.  Other upcoming events include:
End of Summer Beach Party
Saturday, September 7 at 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 15 at 1:00 pm
Volunteering at Beacon Hill Food Forest
Saturday, September 21 at 10:00 am
Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 pm
Follow the links or contact Mariah to learn more. 



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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