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Feb 24, 2021 12:00 PM
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February 25
Jim Stevens
February 26
Dorothy Miller
February 28
Eric Roecks
March 1
Burr Stewart
March 2
Jim Burdett
SJ Mackay
March 3
Jim Kraft
March 4
Jaime Mendez
March 5
Gene Boes


2 Years
Eric Corning
Paul Casey
Nita Hairston
3 Years
Brandon Lee
Eu-wanda Eagans
4 Years
Roberto Dondisch
Robert Stadler
5 Years
William Dickinson
Sandy Walsh
6 Years
Steven Shaw
8 Years
Jan Levy
9 Years
Jeff Parker
Deanna Hobson
Lauri Hennessy
10 Years
Eric Weiss
11 Years
Carolyn Hojaboom
Steve Crandall
12 Years
Sam Davidson
17 Years
Peter Delaunay
David Woodward
John Warner
Alan Kunovsky
20 Years
Kim Moore
22 Years
Michael Barrett

24 Years
John Nesholm
Jack Lauderbaugh
Bill Center
31 Years
Rod Waldbaum

33 years
Jonathan Bridge
Larry Granat
42 Years
Douglas Picha
Wednesday, February 24th
at 11:00am
Peacebuilders Committee
Meeting Reminder 

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:

Bob Alexander



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

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


Social Media
Totem Report


Diplomacy Initiative Task Force
David Woodward, Founder
Dr. Skip Rowland, Co-chairperson
Dr. Suzanne Griffin, Co-chairperson


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

February 24th at 12:00 pm

Release the Kraken!

What to Expect from Seattle's Newest Professional Sports Team

Whether you are a fan of hockey or even sports in general, it is hard not to get caught up in the excitement of all things Kraken!  CEO of the Seattle Kraken, Tod Leiweke, is simultaneously bringing a three rink training center to Northgate, a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena to downtown Seattle, and a NHL hockey team to the Northwest. Join us for an update on the construction of Climate Pledge Arena and the training center, building a professional hockey team, and the diverse staff making it all happen.
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

Watch this week’s pre-meeting song -
"La Vie en Rose" performed by the group Jolie Môme in 2014. They perform the music of the “chanson réaliste” era, with hits from the 1920s through the 1950s. The band is based in New York City and has made a name for itself in the French jazz, cabaret and vintage communities.
The lead singer, Myriam Phiro, is a New York-based, French-Canadian actress and cabaret singer. She channels the smokey glamour of legendary French chanteuse Édith Piaf.  “La Vie En Rose” literally translates into “Life in Pink,” meaning to see life through “rose-colored glasses.”
Our club’s Education Committee supports UNCF students locally with mentoring and scholarships. Please consider joining fellow Rotarians at UNCF's "A Mind Is...Gala." Click HERE for details. 

Thursday, February 25th at 6:00 pm - LAST CHANCE  SIGN UP TODAY!

Baking Cookies with Tiffany


Join fellow Rotarian Tiffany Lewis, Chief Cookie Officer of Cookies with Tiffany, and other Rotarians for an engaging virtual hands-on (and delicious) cookie class on Thursday, February 25th. Tiffany will showcase her most sought after and famous s’more cookie, routinely touted as the best s’more cookie in Seattle, while sharing all her insider secrets to making the perfect cookie. Part science, part laid back fun, you won’t want to miss this! 

Additional Details:

Cost: $60 which includes all ingredients (except eggs, butter, and vanilla extract), instructions, two baked cookies and a memorable evening with your fellow Rotarians.

Ingredient Pick Up: Cookie kits are pre-measured dry ingredients and will be provided for pickup at Voula's Offshore Café (658 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105).  Choose a day and time for pickup that’s convenient for you:

  • Monday, February 22nd, 3:00-6:00
  • Wednesday, February 24th, 3:00-6:00

If you cannot make either day or time, please message Tiffany directly:

Additional Ingredients Needed for Class: 2 sticks of butter, 2 eggs, and vanilla extract.

Special Equipment Needed: Stand-mixer or hand-mixer in addition to a nonstick baking sheet (preferably with parchment paper), oven, two bowls, whisk, spatula, butter and eggs, our included cookie kit, a cookie scoop or spoon, and a great attitude.

Thursday, March 18th at 5:30pm
The Impressionist Garden 
with Rebecca Albiani

Join us for this special happy hour presentation with art historian and Frye Art Museum lecturer, Rebecca Albiani. Gardens were an important motif of early Impressionist art, featuring prominently in the works of Monet, Renoir, Morisot, and Cassatt.   Much later in his career, Monet would create a garden at his home in Giverny, where he installed the famous Japanese bridge over a pond of waterlilies and painted them gloriously in his final decades.  Join us for this special visual treat and celebration of spring!  Registration is free for members and their guests

Rebecca Albiani is a Graduate Lecturing Fellow at Washington’s National Gallery and a Fulbright Scholar in Venice. She received a MA from Stanford University and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Thursday, March 25th at 6:30pm
Rotary Single Malt Scotch Happy Hour

All of Scotland ~ Bring your own!

Join us on a Single Malt Scotch Tour of Scotland from the Northern Islands to the Southern Lowlands.  Scotland is known for some of the best whiskies in the world. Kevin Crane will lead us through a journey of the senses and will unfold the sublime nature and mystery of Scotch. You don’t need to be an experienced Scotch drinker to attend.
Rotary members shall have an opportunity to share their Scotch experiences and recommendations as they bring their own wee dram to this virtual event. 
Thursday, April 8th at 5:00pm
Peacebuilders Committee Book Club
Join us to discuss our next book club selection, Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo.  All are welcome.
Help us Re-Imagine Keeks!
We need a new name! Keekwulees was the name for our new member program which meant "person on the base of the totem pole" in Chinook jargon.  
Send your  recommendation to:
by March 15.
Winner receives a nice bottle of wine from
President Jeff's cellar!

Thank You Seattle Aquarium Staff, Rotary Members, and Donors! 

A blood drive reminds us that we have so much to be thankful for, especially the support and participation you give to the blood program. 

Your commitment is making Bloodworks Northwest a better and stronger partner for everyone who relies on us. 
Seattle Aquarium, thank you for the offer of a free ticket to donors.  They loved this!  
Rotary members, thank you for volunteering your time to greet the donors!  

We couldn’t do what we do without all of you.  It does take a village! 

Your generosity has positively impacted 186 patients!  
With great appreciation,  
The Bloodworks Team
It is not too late for those who missed the Aquarium event!  
To make your appointment:
Call 1-800-398-7888 or
Click HERE to book online. 
In Memoriam
We are deeply saddened to share that Ken Lowthian, Rotary member (1971-2021),
has passed away.  A memorial for Ken will be held at a later date due to COVID concerns. Memorial donations to: 
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
3050 California Ave SW,
Seattle, WA 98116.

UW Foster School of Business MBA Market Research Project Offer

The Foster School of Business at the University of Washington has a talented class of MBA students who, as part of their education, put their skills and education to work by taking on market research projects with companies and organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest during the spring term, March 29-June 4. There is no fee to participate. If you’re interested in a team of Foster MBAs conducting B2C market research, please contact Samantha BuhrDirector of Strategic Consulting, at If you have a project in mind, please submit your proposal here no later than March 5.

Share Rotary with Your LinkedIn Network in Three Easy Steps

1. Join our club's LinkedIn Group.
2. Forward invitations to meetings and events to your network. 
3. Include Fiona's email ( so your friends and associates can reserve their spot and get access codes.
If you don't already have a LinkedIn profile, CLICK HERE to learn how to get started. 


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1326 5th Ave Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Fiona Ronyai
Membership and Communications Manager
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