Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights          January 24, 2020
Jan 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Feb 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Feb 12, 2020 12:00 PM
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Feb 19, 2020 12:00 PM
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Feb 26, 2020 12:00 PM
Motif Seattle, 1415 5th Ave
Mar 04, 2020
Mar 11, 2020
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Mar 18, 2020
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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.


Jan 24
Zach Haveman
Lori Walker
Jan 25
Roberto Dondisch
Carla Fowler
Jan 26
Cathy Gibson
Jan 27
Doug True
Jan 28
Derryl Willis
Jan 30
Ben Wicks
Jan 31
Matt Bratlien
Jann Curley
Charley Dickey
Melissa Potter
Feb 1
Paul Frogley
Feb 3
Annie Wakefield
Feb 5
Sten Crissey
Linda Walton


1 Year
Pierce Murphy
3 Years
Randy Frisch
John Kelly
Evan Steinruck
Steve Tyler
4 Years
Rob LoBosco
Alex Mummery
5 Years
Daryl Campbell
6 Years
Sherry Calvert
Diankha Linear
9 Years
Joe Heslet
Lillian Sherman
15 Years
Burr Stewart
16 Years
Whitney Mason
17 Years
Jacki Lorenz
Jim Spady
18 Years
Patrick Carter
19 Years
Ev Billingslea
20 Years
Jeff Borek
22 Years
Bill Hammond
Patrick Evans
23 Years
Brad Fowler
25 Years
Nancy Cahill
27 Years
Chris Clark
30 Years
Doug Boyden
Sten Crissey
31 Years
Fedva Dikmen
Bill Fetterley
32 Years
Laurie Jonsson
37 Years
Bob Davidson
40 Years
John King
41 Years
Bob Calhoun
42 Years
Bill Weisfield
46 Years
Neil McReynolds

Bob Alexander



Video of Seattle Rotary Programs are available online thanks to the generous support of our Seattle Rotary Online Sponsors.

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: 206-623-0023

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!! 


Aadil Palkhivala: Why Yoga Now?

January 29th at Noon
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Avenue

According to a 2016 Yoga Journal report, 36.7 million people practice yoga in America and the yoga market is worth $16 billion dollars in the US and $80 billion globally. 
Join Aadil Palkhivala, world-renowned yoga master, to understand why yoga has appealed to so many Americans in the last decade.  Learn the difference between fitness and yoga and the lifelong benefits of having an authentic Purna Yoga practice. He will share his personal story about how he was born because of yoga and started learning yoga at the age of seven. He has taught hundreds of thousands of people around the world. His teachings include companies such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, and Cirque De Soleil (Mystère), as well as movie stars and athletes including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Aadil will teach you simple yoga poses to take home to help you unwind tension and Heartfull® Meditation techniques to help focus your mind to develop mental clarity.

Also this week: we're celebrating the Lunar New Year! Please wear red to be part of the festivities.


Australia's Wildfires and REI's Environmental Sustainability Efforts

President Kim called the Seattle 4 Rotary Club to order at 12:30 p.m. on January 22, 2020 at the Hyatt Olive 8 in downtown Seattle. She introduced visitors and called on Ken Grant to talk about Australia, his native country which has been ravaged by fires. Ken spoke about his native land and introduced a short video, “I Love a Sunburnt Country.” Ken said he appreciated the good wishes of the club toward Australia.
Tom Mesaros provided the Inspiration for the Day. He cited that the topic of the speaker today was really about cooperation. He said that we use cooperatives all the time, grocery stores, health care, insurance, utilities, etc. Tom said that cooperation allows us to create great things including the Seattle 4 Rotary club, and the future is about moving forward every day. He ended his remarks with “Competition makes us faster; cooperation makes us better.”

Check out Photos of Our Meetings and Other Events

This Thursday members received a link to a survey to share your experience of our Seattle 4 Rotary meetings. The results of this survey will be reviewed by a Strategic Options Task Force, which will use member feedback and research to recommend options for how we can best maintain and enhance the elements of our club that provide the most value to members while keeping costs at a reasonable level. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by Friday, January 31 to share your feedback.
If you didn't receive a link for the survey, please contact Mariah at


Business Networking Night @ The Hard Rock Cafe

Click Each for a Full Description
Wellspring Family Services Work Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Jan 25, 2020
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Ethnic Dinner at Kitchen Istanbul
Kitchen Istanbul
Jan 28, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Club of Tacoma #8 - 110th Anniversary Party
Hotel Murano - Bicentennial Pavilion
Jan 29, 2020 5:30 PM
Music Fellowship Event with Divas of Voice
Bake’s Place Bar & Bistro
Feb 07, 2020
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Harvest Against Hunger Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Feb 08, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
SAVE THE DATE - Business Networking Night
Hard Rock Cafe
Feb 20, 2020
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Wellspring Family Services Work Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Feb 22, 2020
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Harvest Against Hunger - Hearts & Wine 2020
The Foundry by Herban Feast
Feb 28, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Don't Miss the 5th Avenue Theatre's Newest Production

Seattle 4 Rotary Members Receive a 25% Discount!

Now Is a Great Time to Join Seattle 4 Rotary! 

Now through Valentine's Day, the club is offering a Sweetheart of a Deal. Prospective members can join Seattle 4 Rotary for an initiation fee of just $100. That's a savings of $350 for an individual member!

For more information about membership, follow the link below or email Caroline at

Share Rotary!

Do you know someone who you think would be a great addition to our club?  Sharing Rotary is easy and prospective members receive a complimentary lunch for their first visit! Here’s what to do:

Step 1  Invite someone to a lunch meeting and decide on a date.  You can find a list of our future speakers on our website at:
Step 2  Email Caroline at and let her know your selected date, name of your guest, their company or organization, and their email.  The office will create a name badge for your guest and a packet of information about membership that they can collect at check-in.
Step 3  Meet your guest at the meeting and enjoy the program.  If you are late or can’t make the meeting, don’t worry!  Someone from our membership team will host your guest and take good care of them.
Step 4  After the meeting, we will follow up with your guest and invite them to future meetings.  We also encourage you to connect with them to answer questions and offer to act as their sponsor.
Our members are our greatest asset.  We appreciate your help in Sharing Rotary and keeping our club strong and vibrant!

If You Haven't Made Your Annual Gifts to Rotary, Please Consider Making Your Gifts Today

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.


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