Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights          December 13, 2019
Dec 18, 2019 11:00 AM
The Sheraton, 1400 6th Ave
Dec 25, 2019
Jan 01, 2020
Jan 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
Jan 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
Jan 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
Jan 29, 2020
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Feb 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Feb 12, 2020 12:00 PM
Westin, 1900 5th 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.


Dec 13
Len Cereghino
Matt LeMaster
Jim Spady
Dec 14
Steve Boyer
Nathan Donahue
Vicky Oxley
Dec 16
Bruce Jones
Dec 17
Kevin Crane
Dec 18
Bill Center
Dec 21
Alejandro Grajal
Dec 23
Brian Bruce
Bill Marshall
Dec 24
Jeff Pritchard
Dec 26
Chris Clark
Mike O'Byrne


1 Year
Scott Gray
2 Years
Mark Gantar
Hyung-jong Lee
Brendon Lehman
Jane Nishita
Paul Tsai
Tatyana Tsyrlina-Spady
3 Years
Mary Wagner
Adel Sefrioui
5 Years
Jim Kraft
Jane Tornatore
9 Years
Alan Bergen
Andrew Rapp
12 Years
Brian Bruce
15 Years
Mark Wright
18 Years
Heather Fitzpatrick
22 Years
Bill Montero
25 Years
Linda Walton
26 Years
Paul Cressman Jr.
David Siebert
27 Years
Susan Adler
Jim Duncan
28 Years
Assunta Ng
32 Years
Anne Ferrell
39 Years
Skip Kotkins
40 Years
John Ellis
41 Years
Carl Behnke

Bob Alexander



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Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor, Bob Alexander, and Silver Level Sponsor, Sherry Calvert of Caliber Investments.

In addition to supporting our club, becoming a Seattle Rotary Online sponsor brings many benefits. To learn more, click here, or contact Mariah for more details at


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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 Executive Director, Caroline Bobanick, or Program 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!! 


Seattle 4 Rotary Annual Holiday Party 

December 11th at 11:00am
The Sheraton, 1400 6th Avenue

Ring in the holiday season starting at 11:00 am with a cocktail (or two) and caroling with the Rotary Rogues. Then experience a unique Rotary lunch starting at 12:00 pm with your fellow Rotarians and their families and some world-class circus performers in an interactive and entertaining program brought to you by the people behind the amazing Teatro Zinzanni.

As always, you’ll be on your way by 1:30pm, but not without a memorable experience to cherish and share with friends and family. Don’t miss it!

Schedule of events:
11:00 Caroling with the Rotary Rogues and pre-luncheon reception
11:45 Ballroom doors open
12:00 Program begins
1:30 Program concludes

Members on the program plan do not need to RSVP for this year's event. For members not on the program plan and guests, tickets will be available online through Eventbrite until Friday, December 13. 

If you have any questions or would like to reserve a table, please contact Mariah at or 206-623-0023.

Create a Happy Holiday for a Child in Need

The Community Service Committee is hosting a toy drive to benefit children escaping homelessness, and it’s easier than ever to participate with their Amazon Wishlist. 


Just click on the link below, select the items you wish to purchase. When you are done, select “Proceed to Checkout”.
If you are not already logged in to Amazon, you will be asked to do so. If you are not a member of Amazon, you will need to create an account. If you do not wish to create an account, you can give a gift of cash here and note in the memo that you would like the money to be used to purchase items for the toy store:
When you get to the page where you can select an address, look at the “Other Addresses” list. If you see “Wellspring Family Services – Baby Boutique’s Gift Registry Address,” check that address and proceed.  If you do not see that appear, you will need to add the following address:  Wellspring Family Services Rotary Giving Tree, 1900 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144.

Partnership Aims to Eliminate Malaria and More

Seattle 4 Rotary member and Rotarian Malaria Partners’ Board Chair, Jeff Pritchard, introduced Elaine Gibbons, Vice President for Global Engagement and Communications at PATH, and Neal Myrick, Global Head of the Tableau Foundation.  They described how their collective work went beyond intellectual engagement to help solve a problem. “We forged ahead to show how Tableau could deliver a fundamental benefit with a highly motivated PATH workforce to get the job done,” she said. “Our strategic partnership embarked on a multi-year commitment to access data tools to support the mission,” he said.

Their strategic partnership’s success was predicated on key values:  culture, commitment, competence, communication, and conflict resolution.  The work to tackle malaria started in Zambia with their Ministry of Health where the PATH/Tableau partnership provided software and funding to support the ministry.

Check out Photos of our Meetings and Other Events

Together, Rotarians Transform the World

As Rotarians, we are leaders connecting for extraordinary good –both in our community and around the world.  Together we are eradicating polio and malaria, bringing fresh water to rural villages worldwide to stop the spread of disease, and helping our neighbors in need with housing, healthy foods, and educational opportunities.
Once a year we ask you to fulfill your membership obligations and take action by making two gifts that will transform our world.  One is to the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF).  The other is to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  Thank you for taking action now to help our club have a powerful and positive impact on our world.

Meet Kae Peterson, District 5030 Governor 2022-2023

Kae, a 31-year Rotarian, Paul Harris Society member and two-time club president, has been a member of three clubs in our district: Shoreline, Redmond and currently Lake Forest Park.  Kae has held numerous Rotary leadership roles at both the club and district level including: Assistant Governor, the District 5030 Membership Committee, the Rotary District 5030 Academy, District 5030 project liaison to the Gates Foundation, PETS training leader, club auction chair, club board member and club Youth Services chair.
Kae has a distinguished professional career: 13 years at Evergreen Healthcare Foundation where she currently is Vice President of Development.  Kae is active in her community having recently completed 17 years as an elected Commissioner for the King County Fire District 16 among other prominent volunteer roles. Kae will be following Howard Cohen (Emerald City), who is Governor in 2021- 22, and Cathy Gibson (Seattle #4), who is Governor in 2020-21.

In Memoriam

Club President 1976-77
James G. McCurdy

James George McCurdy, age 96, of Seattle, Washington passed away on Wednesday December 4, 2019.  He was a beloved father, grandfather, and Seattle 4 Rotarian who will be dearly missed.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared through the link below for the McCurdy family.

In Memoriam
Ralph Davis

Ralph Davis was a member of Seattle 4 Rotary from 1997-2016.  He was admired for his generous and caring spirit as well as his hospitality which included hosting club and district conference parties. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. 
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Harvest Against Hunger Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Dec 14, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Rotaract Holiday Social
Old Stove Brewing
Dec 19, 2019
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
Wellspring Family Services Holiday Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Dec 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary World Peace Conference 2020
Ontario Convention Center
Jan 17, 2020 7:00 AM –
Jan 18, 2020 10:00 PM
Ethnic Dinner at Kitchen Istanbul
Kitchen Istanbul
Jan 28, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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