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Join the family of Rotary at our first ever Virtual Rotary Convention. This free event will connect Rotary participants from around the world, inspire through innovation, and celebrate our resilience and ability to adapt. More information coming soon!


June 12
John Durbin
June 13
Adel Sefrioui
June 14
Alan Vickery
Matondo Wawa
June 15
Crysti Chen
June 18
Larry Granat
June 19
Ken Grant
June 22
Daryl Campbell
Nick Curatola
June 24
Mark Wright
June 25
Lynn Lindsay
Ralph Munro
June 26
Eric Christensen


1 Year
Caitlin Grant
Kerry Howell
3 Years
Lacey Clark
Mahnaz Eshetu
Harry Short
4 Years
Johnny Lau
Dulcie Patner
5 Years
Lynn Beck
7 Years
Steve Davis
8 Years
Mike Harney
9 Years
John Pohl
10 Years
Petros Koumantaros
11 Years
Matt Bratlien
12 Years
Wier Harman III
13 Years
Marli Iverson
16 Years
Anne Gillingham
18 Years
John Adams
Dann Mead Smith
Nina Odell
Joe Phillips
21 Years
Steve Boyer
Bill Frankliin
24 Years
Alan Sclater
27 Years
Robin Pasquarella
28 Years
Roberta Greer
Michael Troyer
30 Years 
Astrid Berg
31 Years
Irv Sandman
33 Years
Stan Foster Jr.
34 Years
Dave Kelly

Bob Alexander



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 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!! 

June 17th at 12:00pm

*Social time starting at 11:45am*

A New Solution to Seattle's Opioid Crisis 

COVID-19 is fast becoming a perfect storm for worsening the opioid epidemic.
People in recovery are often finding their support groups canceled and treatment providers limiting or stopping services. At the same time, those in active addiction may find it difficult to acquire their usual supply of drugs due to the pandemic, throwing them into dangerous withdrawals. Our homeless population now faces even more challenges to treatment and recovery.
On June 17, we will hear how Ideal Option, a national leader in office-based, medication-assisted treatment for addiction, seeks to help stem the tide of addiction in downtown Seattle and throughout King County.
Dr. Jeff Allgaier, a University of Washington graduate and co-founder of Ideal Option, will share Ideal Option’s plans to offer low-barrier, innovative programs, and tools to every demographic in Seattle. He will also provide a compelling look into how Ideal Option is currently making a difference in other cities and counties.
Today, Ideal Option operates 72 clinics in nine states, including 31 in Washington State. Ideal Option collaborates with existing stakeholders and providers to improve the continuum of care. This includes partnerships with emergency rooms and jail systems as well as numerous support agencies and programs addressing housing, mental health, and nutrition support among others.  
This program will feature an extended Q&A and discussion on this pressing topic. If your schedule allows, we encourage you to stay late to be part of the conversation.
Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Or dial in on your phone: (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584
If you have any questions about using Zoom or run into technical difficulties, please contact

Monday June 15th at 4:00pm

National Security and the Road Ahead with Retired Army Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey of NBC News

Join a special Zoom meeting sponsored by the Puget Sound Passport Rotary Club.  

Wednesday, June 17th at 6:30pm

Rotary District 5030 Peace and District Awards

As we come to the close of this Rotary year, join your fellow Rotarians and Peacebuilders from around the district for an evening of celebration on Zoom.  Registration is free and required. 

Thursday, June 18 at 8:00am

Join the Inaugural Meeting of The Rotary Club to End Human Trafficking

This is a new Rotary club chartered in Minneapolis, that will be meeting virtually, and will have a national and global reach in the fight against human trafficking.  Rotary International President Mark Maloney will be on the call, along with Rotary International Director Suzi Howe.  Click here to register.

Rotary Club of Seattle
Monday, June 15th
111 Years Young

The Rotary Club of Seattle was founded on June 15th, 1909 becoming the fourth Rotary club after Chicago, San Francisco, and Oakland.  Since that time, the club has sponsored numerous clubs in our region and in Asia helping promote Service Above Self in our community and throughout the world.
District 5030
1937 - Kirkland
1939 - University District
1943 - Renton
1946 - Ballard
1947 - West Seattle
1948 - Seattle Northeast
1951 - Edmonds (granddaughter club)
1951 - North Seattle
1954 - Burien/White Center
1962 - Rainier
1962 - Shoreline
1983 – Seattle Metropolitan
1984 - University Sunrise
1984 - Seattle International District
1986 - Emerald City
1986 – Queen Anne (now Puget Sound Passport)
1988 - South Seattle Breakfast
1993 - SeaTac
2004 - Magnolia
2015 - Seattle City Rotaract
Beyond the District
1910 - Tacoma 8
1911 - Spokane 21
1913 - Vancouver 61 (B.C.)
1913 - Victoria 90 (B.C.)
1915 - Portland
1916 - Everett
1917 - Bellingham
1919 - Manila
1919 - Shanghai
1919 - Beijing (granddaughter club)
1919 - Yakima
1920 - Aberdeen
2020 - Centralia
1920 - Ketchikan

A Message from Our District Peacebuilder Chair and Seattle 4 Rotary Member Jessica Bhiuyan

Fellow District 5030 Rotarians,
I’m honored to serve as your Peacebuilder Chair, perhaps even now more than ever. I believe, especially at this moment, that peacebuilding work is vital. I don’t take my responsibilities to serve, support, and assist our district and each of your clubs lightly, instead feeling more passionate and committed than ever. I hope you will join me.
In light of the recent brutal and tragic murder of George Floyd, as well as Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many Black Lives before them, I want to assure you that as District 5030 Rotarians, we will do the difficult, and much needed work to create a more just, open, and peaceful world for all. A great deal of this work must revolve around race relations, diversity, equity, and inclusion. I am proud to say you will see this outlined as a priority for our coming Rotary year. 
2020-2021 District Peacebuilding Goals:
  • District Peace Book Club: Reading, Gathering, and Discussing 
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
  • Growing District Peacebuilder Committee
  • Establishing new peacebuilder committees in three district clubs
Join our Committee:
If you would like to join this work as a District Peacebuilder Committee member, please fill out this short survey so that we may take next steps together.  Click here for the survey.  
District 5030 Peacebuilding Facebook Group:
If you haven’t already, please join (and encourage your fellow Rotarians too) our District Peacebuilding Facebook Group.  Click here to join the Facebook group.  Everyone can share announcements, ideas, resources, and dialogue on all things Rotary Peacebuilding throughout our district. 
Book Club:
I would like to offer our first district wide Peace Book Club offering immediately. The idea was to read, gather, and discuss two books a year (fall and spring). With so much going on and the enthusiasm received, I would like to expedite this for all district Rotarians and peace clubs, with a selection that will reflect listening, learning, and dialoguing around race relations. 
If you would like to participate in this early summer book club program, please send me an email at
Anti-Racism Resources:
Many Rotarians are diving into the difficult, yet vital work surrounding racism and Black Lives Matter. Most of us, inside and outside of Rotary, are looking for resources to help support our efforts. I would like to offer a few:

Podcast: Unlocking Us, Brené Brown; Episode: Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist 

Article and Resources: 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

As your PeaceBuilder Chair, as well as a social justice advocate, Executive Director of the non-profit World Without Hate, and a current member of Seattle’s Human Rights Commission, I am heavily involved in race relations and DEI work. I am also a white individual who has and continues to learn about and understand my own racism, white fragility, and transition to white ally and accomplice for Black Lives and our marginalized community members. I am here to learn with you, as well as offer my support, time, and experiences as we all journey through this revolution. I can be reached at at any time.
In Peace,
Jessica C. Bhuiyan
PeaceBuilder Chair
Rotary District 5030
Seattle 4 Rotary

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 one of our Rotary Cares Committee Co-chairs listed below to let us know how we can help. 
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