Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights          January 17, 2020
Jan 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
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
Mar 04, 2020
Mar 11, 2020
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.


Jan 18
David Park
Jan 19
Bob Parks
Jan 21
Brian Marks
Jan 22
Arlesia Bailey
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


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!! 


Product Sustainability at REI

January 22nd at Noon
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave

Greg Gausewitz is Product Sustainability Manager at REI where he guides their efforts to ensure the products sold at the co-op support environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and animal welfare. Greg has worked in sustainability for more than five years and previously worked on the supply chain sustainability at Target Corporation. Greg holds undergraduate economics and environmental degrees from UCLA and a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University.

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Bloodworks Northwest
Call for Donors

Our community’s blood supply is at emergency levels right now and we need more help as soon as possible. Snowy conditions have caused the cancellation of drives and appointments resulting in a dangerously low inventory dip. And due to a national shortage, chances of getting relief from other parts of the country are slim.
If you’re eligible to donate blood, your impact will be immense. You can also help by sharing our social media messages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn and encouraging those in your personal friends, family, and social circles to donate.
We have a significant need for all blood types, especially today through Sunday as well as next week. Make your appointment by clicking the link below, or text bloodapp to 91985, or contact 800-398-7888. (Please check with your supervisor before donating during a shift.)
THANK YOU for saving lives in our community!


Business Networking Night @ Hard Rock Cafe

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Rotary World Peace Conference 2020
Ontario Convention Center
Jan 17, 2020 7:00 AM –
Jan 18, 2020 10:00 PM
2nd Annual Healthcare Alliance Summit
The Mountaineers
Jan 22, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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
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
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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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