Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     January 20, 2022

The Seattle Rotary Governance Committee is pleased to present the slate of candidates for approval at the Club's Annual Meeting to be held on February 1, 2023, for terms beginning July 1, 2023.


Your Nominations Committee this year is comprised of eight members:

· Jan Levy, Chair

· Nancy Cahill

· Jimmy Collins

· Sue McNab

· Nancy Osborne

· Jeff Parker

· David Siebert

· Mark Wright


Please click the link below to review the short bio information about each candidate.


Important: As was done last year, the Nominating Committee is presenting a non-contested slate of candidates for the boards of the Rotary Club of Seattle, the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation, and club officers. Please show your support for each candidate by checking the box next to each name. Thank you.

On behalf of the Nominations Committee, the following slates of candidates are nominated for approval on February 1, 2023, to their respective terms to begin July 1, 2023.

At-Large Club Board Members 

There are 5 candidates for 5 open 3-year positions:

1. Tabitha Claus

2. Mike Hatzenbeler

3. Jennifer Hohnstein

4. Liz Powell

5. Nyasha Tundawani

Club Officers 2023-2024

These are the candidates for the 1-year terms:

1. Nancy Cahill, President

2. Mary Johnstone - Board Chair

3. John Steckler - VP Programs

4. Nick Anderson - Co-VP Membership

5. Stephen Morse - Co-VP Membership

6. Jaime Mendez - VP of Service

7. Marsha Mutisi - Secretary

8. Jeff Parker - Treasurer

9. Jennifer Gladish, Sergeant-at-Arms

President-Elect Nominee to serve 2024-2025:

Jonathan (Jon) Bridge

SRSF Trustees

There are five candidates for five open 3-year terms:

1. Eric Christensen

2. Tiffany Lewis

3. Sue McNab

4. Frances Walker

5. Lori McNab

The SRSF Trustees elect their own officers at a meeting later in the year and will not be part of this process.

Please click the box below to access your ballot. The deadline to submit your online ballot is noon on Tuesday, January 31st , at which time voting will be closed and the results will be announced at the end of the meeting on Wednesday, February 1st. If you have any issues casting your ballot online, please contact Mary Goldie at If you are not able to cast your ballot online, please call Mary Goldie at (206) 623-0023 to cast your ballot over the phone.

The Bylaws of The Rotary Club of Seattle state the “Annual Meeting”, in which the election of officers and directors shall take place, shall be held on the first regularly scheduled meeting held in December. This year, with the Board’s approval, the Annual Meeting has been moved to the first regularly scheduled meeting held in February. The names of candidates nominated shall be announced to the Club in writing two weeks prior to the date of the election.

The Annual Meeting this year will be held on February 1st, the first regular meeting in February. 

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, January 25
Zoom Only
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Andrea Heuston

Five Reasons Why Women Make Great Leaders

When women become leaders, they provide a different set of skills and imaginative perspectives. More importantly, female leaders bring structural and cultural differences to the table, which drive effective solutions. This creative standpoint and unique sense of awareness will also allow them to study and uncover the finer details that may go unmissed by others. Studies have shown that companies with higher gender diversity in leadership roles boast a higher EBITDA by over 3.5% as well as superior stock performance. Join us to hear more with Andrea Heuston’s presentation, Five Reasons Why Women Make Outstanding Leaders.


How the Pivot Model Works & Club Leadership Update


Past president, Jeff Borek, opened the meeting for President Beth who is traveling. Don Murphy led the day’s song written by a man that despicably sold other human beings in the slave trade and, as he states in the hymn, he was a wretch, but he was saved by God's amazing grace. Rotarians joined Don in singing Amazing Grace, accompanied by Ryan Bunbury.

Tom Mesaros delivered the day’s inspiration about change and how some change is better than others. There are big changes in life and small changes. The measure of our intelligence is the ability to change, and play to your strengths as change is the law of life. And for those who look to the past and present, will miss the future. Every great dream begins with a dreamer, reminding Rotarians to have the strength to reach for the stars.

Past president Jeff introduced visiting Rotarians and guests, followed by an acknowledgement of Seattle 4 Rotarian anniversaries, from one year to 45 years in our club!



Member Engagement Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 26
4:00 PM
Online Meeting

If you are a committee chair and/or part of the Member Engagement committee, please make a plan to attend this virtual meeting. The agenda will cover a review and update of the events calendar and brainstorming new engagement ideas. To join the meeting, click HERE.

Discounted Tickets to A Woman of No Importance

Friday, February 3 at 8 PM
Friday, February 10 at 8 PM
Saturday, February 18 at 2 PM
Taproot Theater

The Art Committee is pleased to be able to offer limited discounted tickets to three showings of A Woman of No Importance at Taproot Theatre on Friday, Feb 3 at 8pm; Friday, Feb 10 at 8pm; and Saturday, Feb 18 at 2pm.  This comedic classic from Oscar Wilde features glittering banter, charm and wit within the beloved Taproot Theater.  We only have six seats reserved per performance, so it is first come, first served.  To reserve a spot, contact Janice Winemiller HERE

Seattle Rotary Night Out - Seattle University Basketball Game at Climate Pledge Arena

Wednesday, February 8
7:00 PM
Climate Pledge Arena

Join your fellow Rotarians for a night of basketball action! We are also planning some behind-the-scenes goodies for members that attend so keep an eye on this space for other activities that might take place on the night! For discounted tickets in our Rotary group section, please click HERE.

Rotary Litter Pickup with We Heart Seattle

Sunday, February 12
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join your fellow Rotarians and give back to the city of Seattle through this event in partnership with We Heart Seattle! To attend, please RSVP HERE. Any questions regarding the event should be directed to Virginia McKenzie HERE. Please wear work clothes, sturdy close-toed shoes, work gloves and if you have it: a trash picker and your "Rotarian At Work" shirt. 

Seattle Opera Presents A Thousand Splendid Suns

Sunday, March 5
2:00 PM 
McCaw Hall

The Arts Committee would like to invite all Rotarians, especially Diplomacy and International Service Committee members, to the Seattle Opera world premiere of A Thousand Splendid Suns. If you are interested in joining the group, please email Robyn Grad HERE.



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Rotary Club of Seattle
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Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-623-0023

Carma McKay
Interim Staff

Mary Goldie
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 Executive Director, Caroline Bobanick, or Membership Manager, 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!! 


We are fast approaching the end of our Rotary Service Foundation annual  campaign. Remember it is an expectation of membership that members donate to the Foundation during the campaign, which will end February 1st for this Rotary year.
Our money funds many community projects suggested by the Service committees. Collectively, our donations are supporting scholarships at Boys and girls Clubs in Central Seattle, beautifying Seattle downtown and helping develop programs at the Maritime High School plus many other programs.
Please make your donation today using the website or by sending a check.
Together our funds have impact in supporting our city and its people. Be part of our collective effort if you haven’t already had a chance.
-Sue McNab, SRSF President & Seattle Rotary Club Member
Jan 25, 2023 12:30 PM
Online Program
Feb 01, 2023 12:30 PM
Rainer Club and on Zoom
Feb 08, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Feb 15, 2023 12:30 PM
Rainier Club and on Zoom
View entire list
Click Each for a Full Description
Member Engagement Committee Meeting
Jan 26, 2023 4:00 PM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Feb 01, 2023 3:00 PM
Discounted Tickets to A Woman of No Importance
Taproot Theater
Feb 03, 2023 – Feb 18, 2023
Seattle Rotary Night Out - Seattle U Basketball
Climate Pledge Arena
Feb 08, 2023 7:00 PM
2023 Africa Malaria Tours
Feb 09, 2023 – Feb 21, 2023
Litter Pickup with We Heart Seattle
Feb 12, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Feb 15, 2023 10:30 AM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Mar 01, 2023 3:00 PM
View entire list


Daniel Chen
Arlesia Bailey
Lori Walker
Roberto Dondisch
Carla Fowler
Cathy Gibson


1 Year
Mia Yen
2 Years
Won-jik Kwon
3 Years
David Frum
Rajeev Agarwal
Laurie Black
Steve Woolworth
6 Years
Randy Frisch
8 Years
Darryl Campbell
9 Years
Diankha Linear
12 Years
Lillian Sherman
18 Years
Anna Liotta
Burr Stewart
20 Years
Jim Spady
21 Years
Patrick Carter
22 Years
Ev Billingslea
23 Years
Jeff Borek
25 Years
Patrick Evans
Bill Hammond MD
26 Years
Brad Fowler
28 Years
Nancy Cahill
30 Years
Don Nielsen
Chris Clark
33 Years
Sten Crissey
34 Years
Fedva Dikmen
Bill Fetterley
35 Years
Laurie Jonsson
Carma McKay
40 Years
Bob Davidson
43 Years
John King
44 Years
Bob Calhoun
45 Years
Bill Weisfield
49 Years
Neil McReynolds

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or Mary Goldie for more information. 


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


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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