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May 22
Liz Jarrard
Harry Short
May 23
John Kelly
Taylor Shimizu
May 25
Beth Knox
May 26 
Harvey Rubinstein
May 27
Jevon Powell
May 28
Alan Kunovsky
May 29
Fedva Dikmen
Roberta Nestaas
June 2
Mariah Kimpton
June 3
Mike Hatzenbeler


1 Year
Jonathan Bosch
Liam Li
Dorothy Miller
Dennis Williams Jr
2 Years
Jevon Powell
Eric Roecks
3 Years
Cody Fritz
Yoichiro Yamada
7 Years
Lina Kim
8 Years
Peter Wright
9 Years
Lisa Bridge
Liz Powell
Sarah Weaver
11 Years
Ken Grant
Faouzi Sefrioui
12 Years
Sue Beller
Jan Curley
17 Years
Jean Thompson
18 Years
Jerilyn Brusseau 
John Kilpatrick Ph.D.
19 Years
Charley Dickey
21 Years
Maureen Brotherton
22 Years
Kirk Greene
23 Years
Father Steve Sundborg
26 Years
Edie Hilliard
Len Cereghino
28 Years
Doug Seto
34 Years
Tim Bendokas
28 Years
Doug Seto
37 Years
Tom Herche
49 Years
Ken Lowthian

Bob Alexander



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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!! 

May 27th at 12:00pm

*Social time starting at 11:45am*

The Current State of Banking with Jack Heath and Kevin Blair

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have had an enormous impact on the banking industry and the clients who depend on bank services. From the closure of bank branches to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and mortgage forbearance measures, the industry has seen a number of challenges in a short period of time. Join us on May 27th when we’ll hear from Washington Trust Bank executives Jack Heath, President and COO, and Kevin Blair, Regional President Western Washington, who will share an economic update and their perspective on the changes currently impacting the banking industry.
Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Or dial in on your phone: (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584
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Meet New Member David Frum

Introduced by Gerry Maurer

David Frum (pronounced Dah-Veed) was born at Bahia Blanca in Argentina. At age seven, his family moved to a kibbutz, a communal farm, in Israel.  He says that to this day his favorite vehicle is a John Deere tractor.  Let’s explore how an Argentine-Israeli farmer ended up in Seattle with an architecture practice that specializes in Health Care Design.
After his military service, David left Israel for Colorado Springs to attend Colorado College.  It was there that he met his wife Elizabeth Labadie from Portland, Oregon.  Two years after he left Colorado Springs for Minnesota, she followed and they married.  They relocated the family to Seattle in 1990, 30 years ago.

Resuming the Discussion on “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo

Wednesday, May 27 at 11:00 am

The Peacebuilder Committee Book Club is resuming the discussion of “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo. Like the initial discussion in February, it will be led by Paula Houston with small group breakouts. “White Fragility” is a New York Times best-selling book exploring how racism as a practice is not restricted to ‘bad people’ and the counterproductive reactions even the best-meaning people can have when their assumptions about race are challenged. Your Peacebuilders Committee invites all Seattle 4 Rotary members to join us in this read and discussion. Click here to find the book on Amazon.
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Meeting ID: 898 1822 8460
Password: 724721

Rotary District 5030
Festival of Training

May 5th thru May 30th

Formerly known as the District Assembly, this year's Festival of Training is taking on an entirely new approach.  Because nothing is more important than your health and safety, we are moving to a virtual assembly and using Zoom for our trainings.  All members are invited to attend more than 35 Zoom Webinars led by expert district Rotarians.  There is literally something for everyone!

Rotarians are PEOPLE OF ACTION, so take advantage of this unique opportunity!  Click on the link below to view the entire calendar of events and to register.  If you miss a training, it has been taped and will be available using the link below.
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!

Seattle 4 Rotary - Standing With Our Neighbors Through Food Banks

“If not you, who? If not now, when?”  

 --President Kim to Rotarians to support our neighbors and food banks.

White Center Food Bank offers culturally relevant foods.
“I’m a 79 yr old sole-supporter of my adult son who is unable to work due to a chronic condition.  Thank you to the White Center Food Bank.”
Pike Market Food Bank opened in 1979 and serves long-time downtown seniors and others.
U-District Food Bank reports that 2/3 of households include one or more adults working full-time.  Clients are 20% children, 18% seniors, and 17% homeless.  They have two neighborhood food pantries including North Seattle Community College and Magnuson Park.
Food Bank @ St. Mary’s on Capitol Hill has been serving since the 1940s and is the busiest food bank reaching 18,000 visits per month.
  • 100% match is made for one gift per person to your local neighborhood food bank (see list of examples below).
  • For this matching fund, gifts to large food organizations, like Harvest Against Hunger are not matched – but are welcomed without the match.
  • Limit of one gift per member can be matched.   
  • Gifts must be made by 5/31.  (April matches are now complete.)
Check out the article in the link below that was featured in The New York Times to learn more about the need and the impact your gifts can make in our community.  


Are you a member and at-risk for the coronavirus and would like help with grocery shopping, picking up pet supplies, or anything else that could put you at risk? There are lots of Rotary members who want to help and keep you safe. 
All you have to do is:
  1. Complete the form request which has four questions: 
    1. Name
    2. Phone number
    3. What you need help with (i.e. groceries)
    4. Your neighborhood (so volunteers can choose requests that are most convenient for them)
Once you submit the request, volunteers will receive an email and someone will contact you in a timely manner to lend you a hand.


Member, Jonny Holz, is organizing volunteers.  Please contact him at, or go to the online sign-up by clicking HERE.
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