Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights       July 16, 2021
Jul 21, 2021 12:30 PM
Online Program
Jul 28, 2021 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave.
Aug 04, 2021 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave.
Aug 11, 2021 12:30 PM
Online Program
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Walk 'n Talk
Washington Athletic Club
Jul 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Team Project Choose 180
Choose 180
Jul 25, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Walk 'n Talk
Aug 26, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Aug 28, 2021
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Sep 25, 2021
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Anne Farrell
Bernie Griffin
Linda Cheever
Heather Fitzpatrick
Tim Bendokas
Jim Duncan
Bob Calhoun 


1 Year
David Bobanick
Tiffany Lewis
2 Years
Coury Shadyac
Crysti Chen
Alicia Flatt
Marsha Mutisi
Raymond Tymas-Jones
Jon Zetlmaier
6 Years
Harold Scoggins
8 Years
Allison Parker
10 Years
Beth Knox
13 Years
Paula Houston
Karl Neiders
14 Years
Susie Roe
Travis Keeler
17 Years
Ken Colling
Wally Kegel
18 Years
Bernie Griffin
Sue Nixon
19 Years
Lori Walker
Lynn Lindsay
Roberta Nestaas
20 Years
Kristi Marchbanks
21 Years
Cathy Gibson
22 Years
Suzanne Griffin
31 Years
Russ Taylor
33 Years
Don Root
35 Years
Bruce Jones
36 Years
Todd Summerfelt
37  Years
Walt Maas

International Service  Committee

Meetings will be on Zoom, 3rd Friday of each month at 10:30 am.  Contact Alicia Flatt for details. 
Please send any general club committee announcements for The Newsletter to Fiona Ronyai by Thursday at noon.

Get Involved - Join a Committee!

Please consider joining a Rotary Club of Seattle committee for greater fellowship. Our committees need your help, and we have a lot of great opportunities to choose from. They are the foundation our club is built upon.  Please contact President Jimmy Collins or Fiona Ronyai in the office for more details. 
Business Mentor Program
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Boys & Girls Club


Member Engagement
New Member Introduction
Membership Recruitment
Rotary Cares
Rotary Mariners
YRL - Young Rotary Leaders
Diplomacy Round Table
David Woodward, Founder
Dr. Skip Rowland, Co-chairperson
Dr. Suzanne Griffin, Co-chairperson


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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



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


Wednesday, July 21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Resilience and Persistence of the Pike Place Market Through the Pandemic
Mary Bacarella, Executive Director Pike Place Market
Join Mary as she is hosted and interviewed by Ken Grant for this unique journey through the past 15 months at the Pike Place Market.
Four years ago, when Mary Bacarella took on the reins as Executive Director at the Pike Place Market, she expected the unexpected, but not a worldwide pandemic. 
We will take a behind the scenes look at what the market is, its role in our city, the fears faced during Covid 19, and the powerful story of resilience, perseverance, and lessons learned through community, love, and loyalty to what can only be described as the Soul of Our City. 
Join on Zoom Click HERE
Or dial in on your phone: 
(253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584

Rotarians Inspire Hope - Service Above Self

With those words, President Jimmy Collins, officially ushered in his term as President of Seattle Rotary #4, at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle.  Because of the pandemic, President Jimmy marked the day as being the first in-person gathering of the Seattle Rotary Club since March of 2020. Additionally, this was the first public event at Seattle's downtown Westin Hotel, since Covid struck almost 16 months ago. The overall mood was upbeat and filled with renewed optimism.

Your Seattle Rotary Service Foundation is proud to announce the  2021-2022 grants totaling nearly $180,000  made possible by your generous contributions. This year together with members, service committee chairs, and your leadership we established three critical priorities for local area grants. These are:
1) Support the health, recovery, and sustainability of downtown Seattle
2) Support communities of color, particularly the black community
3) Support the resiliency of children and families during and after Covid 
The vast majority of the local grants funded met one or more of these priorities. 
Thursday, July 22
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Washington Athletic Club (WAC)
1325 6th Ave., Seattle 
Seattle Rotary Walk 'n Talk
What better way to reconnect and meet new friends while bringing downtown Seattle back to life than to join fellow Rotarians in a city walk.
We will meet at 6:00 pm outside the WAC and proceed on a 30 - 40 minute walk guided by fellow Rotarian, Doug Seto. Walk at your own pace as we explore Pike Place Market and Belltown neighborhoods. We will meet back at the WAC for no-host beverages and bites. Look forward to seeing you there. Friends and family welcome. 
Please RSVP HERE so we can let the WAC how many to anticipate.
Sunday, July 25 
9:00 AM-NOON
1416 SW 151st St. 
CHOOSE 180 transforms the lives of youth and young adults by partnering with institutional leaders, connecting them with the community, empowering them with choice, and teaching them the skills necessary to avoid engagement with the criminal legal system.
Can you paint? 
Move furniture? 
Would you just like a tour? 
Be the Rotary hands-on team to set up this new youth-mentoring space.  12 -15 volunteers are needed.  Friends and family welcome. 
RSVP and Questions - Joyce Robertson


As we begin to come out from the effects of the COVID19 pandemic, we are excited to announce our upcoming Rotary District 5030 Conference to be held in Coeur d’Alene, ID to be held on the weekend of October 1-3, 2021.
We can’t wait to get together face to face and hold this event as it will be the first District Conference to be held since the spring of 2019 in Spokane, WA.


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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4. Invite your connections to a weekly meeting, and let know so they may be introduced. 
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Rotary Club of Seattle
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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