Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     July 21, 2023


Wednesday, July 26
Zoom Only

Robert Birman, E.D.
CENTRUM: 50 Years of Statewide Arts Education in Port Townsend

In 1973, Governor Evans oversaw a groundbreaking experiment to transform a former military base into a center for arts and creativity. 50 years later, Centrum remains one of the leading cultural organizations in the State and now serves a global audience. And—at 50—the innovations continue with Centrum at the fore of a new public/private partnership to invest in the future of Fort Worden State Park as a center for lifelong learning.


No July 19 Meeting Report

Watch the full meeting on YouTube by clicking the link below.

Gather - Engage - Serve

Thursday, August 17 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Center for Wooden Boats

Happy Hour 4 Good will benefit CHOICES Education Group

CHOICES Education Group ( is a student wellbeing platform that brings live classroom workshops to eighth grade students to empower them to thrive in school and life. Smart CHOICES empowers teens to make thoughtful, positive choices about their education and future, and introduces them to practical life skills to help them achieve their dreams. Money CHOICES © teaches teens how money is earned, budgeted, saved and spent, and helps them understand how they can make positive financial decisions both now and in the future.
  • Beer from Georgetown Brewing Co. and a selection of wines
  • BBQ from Pecos Pit BBQ
  • Live music provided by Elliott Bay Blues Band


Resource Fair

Saturday, August 26 
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM or 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Please note that there is an August 14 deadline to reserve your spot for the Resource Fair.

Laura Rehrmann
1/12/1948 - 7/19/2024

It is with great sadness that we share with you that Laura Rehrmann passed away on July 19. She was President of Seattle Rotary in 2013-14, having joined in 1998.
Laura’s daughter Alexa writes:
“Laura passed away this afternoon just before 1:00 pm. She went very quietly as we were holding hands and reading aloud the horsey bits from Geraldine Brooks’ Horse.
We are so grateful to have had your visits. She was very happy to see each of you and spend these last weeks together. We will be in touch about memorial service arrangements as soon as we have a date.”
Cards may be sent to the Rehrmann Family at 2233 38th Place E., Seattle, WA 98112
Please Note: The Empowerment Pass Program ended on June 30 because it was a 2022/2023 initiative.  All guests are now $20 for in-person club meetings.
Your Seattle 4 Conference Coordinator is Kathy Williams.  More information will be in the Club newsletter soon.  In the meantime:
Click HERE to email Kathy
Click HERE to Visit the Conference website
Click HERE to register


Zoom:  We need some more members to volunteer to be Zoom hosts at our club meetings.  You simply admit people from the "waiting room" and mute everyone when the meeting starts. (3 people needed)

Registration Desk:  Do you have some time from noon to 12:30 on in-person club meeting days?  You'll help take lunch payments, give out name tags to guests, and tell special guests where they're seated.  And, you get to say hi to your fellow members. (3 people needed)

Contact Carma if you can volunteer.  It's only once a month and you'll be helping us out tremendously.


Cathy Gibson:  "Thank you Sten Crissey for championing Seattle #4 blood donations.
I think today was my fastest donation ever = less than 7 minutes!"

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!! 
Jul 26, 2023 12:30 PM
Zoom Only
Aug 02, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Aug 09, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Aug 16, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
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Click Each for a Full Description
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Jul 21, 2023 10:00 AM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Aug 02, 2023 3:00 PM
Volunteers Needed at Auction of Washington Wines
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Aug 11, 2023 – Aug 12, 2023
Happy Hour 4 Good
The Center for Wooden Boats
Aug 17, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Aug 18, 2023 10:00 AM
Family Resource Fair
Wellspring Family Services
Aug 26, 2023
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Sep 06, 2023 3:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Sep 15, 2023 10:00 AM
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New Members

Kevin Schilling
Cindy Sharek


Bob Calhoun
Bill Fetterley
Yvonne Richards
Linda Lowry
Marsha Mutisi
Ben Reiber
Neil McReynolds
Don Nielsen
Steve Prince
David Woodward


1 Year
Alice Braverman
2 Years
George Abbott
Alex Liatisis
Jennifer Hohnstein
Jess Hennessey
3 Years
Tiffany Lewis
David Bobanick
4 Years
Jon Zetlmaier
Marsha Mutisi
Alicia Flatt
Raymond Tymas-Jones
8 Years
Harold Scoggins
10 Years
Allison Parker
12 Years
Beth Knox
15 Years
Paula Houston
16 Years
Susie Roe
19 Years
Wally Kegel
Ken Colling
20 Years
Sue Nixon
21 Years
Roberta Nestaas
Lori Walker
Lynn Lindsay
23 Years
Cathy Gibson
29 Years
Bob Alexander
33 Years
Russ Tayler
35 Years
Don Root
37 Years
Bruce Jones
39 Years
Wals Maas

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  


John Steckler  
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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