Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights       July 23, 2021
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
Aug 18, 2021 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave.
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Rotary Team Project Choose 180
Choose 180
Jul 25, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Duck Dodge
Aug 10, 2021 5:30 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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Bill Fetterley
Linda Lowry
Yvonne Richards
Marsha Mutisi
Ben Reiber
Neil McReynolds
Steve Prince
David Woodward
Joe Phillips
Stan Savage
Fred Grimm


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
Seattle Rotaract
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 28

12:00 PM Registration 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  Program

The Westin Hotel or on Zoom

Disrupting Poverty Through Food and Job Training 
Angela Dunleavy
CEO FareStart
Please join Angela for a conversation about building back a more inclusive economy in a  post-pandemic world, addressing the root
causes of poverty, and providing training and employment for homeless and displaced people.  Laurie Hennesey, Seattle 4 Member,
will facilitate the discussion, to be followed by Q and A.
To register a guest or prospective member please contact Fiona Ronyai
Also available on Zoom 
Join on Zoom Click HERE
Or dial in on your phone: 
(253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584
If you are not on the program plan or if you are bringing a guest, please consider prepaying online through the links below. 
Resilience and Persistence of the Pike Place Market Through the Pandemic


The Pike Place Market is America’s longest continually running farmers market - established in 1907.  COVID changed everything for the market’s vendors as they traversed how to continue in business.  As executive director of the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (PDA) since 2017, Mary Bacarella oversees the market’s 500 small businesses – farmers, day-stallers, and brick and mortar retailers - but did not expect 16 months of pandemic related restrictions.  
Ken Grant served as an interviewer for the day’s featured program asking Mary, first about the difference between the Pike Place Market PDA and Pike Place Market Foundation, led by Rotarian Lillian Sherman.    “The PDA oversees the nine acres of the market’s historic district running the market including operations…or a little city inside the city,” she said.  The PDA has a staff of about 100.  The Foundation is the fundraising arm of the market. 
4th Saturday of the Month
Starting on July 24
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM 
Volunteer Opportunity 
Wellspring Family Services 
Spend a Saturday morning with your fellow Rotarians by helping families experiencing homelessness.  Your morning will be spent helping to sort donations for Wellspring's Baby Boutique, a free clothing store for families facing homelessness.  Family and friends welcome.  Details and sign-up instructions are here.
Tuesday, August 10
5:30 PM
Duck Dodge 
Sailboat Crew Needed or
Watch from a Houseboat
Seattle Rotary Mariners is organizing a Rotary special event for the Tuesday, August 10,  ‘Duck Dodge’ sailboat race on Lake Union.   More than 100 sailboats of all sizes compete every week in the race across Lake Union.  At 5:30 pm Sue Nixon will open her Lake Union houseboat to 20 Rotarians, while Pete DeLaunay invites 5 members to join the crew on his 36’ sailboat that will enter in the race.  Space is limited so sign up now. Snacks and BYOB are welcome.
Sign up below and more information and confirmation will be forwarded to you. 
Thursday, August 26
6:00 PM - 8:00PM
Summer Walk 'n Talk 
Our summer walks in the city followed by bites and beverages have been a great success. July 22 the group enjoyed Pike Place Market followed by fellowship at the Washington Athletic Club.  What better way to get to know fellow members than to stroll in Seattle?  Save the date and watch the calendar for details of our next walk. 


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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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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