Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     August 25, 2023


No meeting Wednesday, August 30
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 6th at the Westin

No Meeting Report as August 30th was the 5th Wednesday of the month.


Don Kraft's Celebration of Life 
Friday, September 8
2:00 PM at Mirabella
116 Fairview Ave. N.


Don Kraft, Rotary Club of Seattle member for 69 years, passed away this past week. Many of your were touched by Don and his commitment to our club, which never waivered. Don's Seattle Times obituary can be found HERE.

Per the family's request, in lieu of flowers, they have requested donations to be made to Rotary Club of Seattle's own Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF).
If you would like to make a donation to SRSF in memory of Don Kraft, please click HEREAnd please email so that your donation will be appropriately attributed.

Gather - Engage - Serve


Resource Fair

Saturday, August 26 
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM or 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Please note that there is an August 14 deadline to reserve your spot for the Resource Fair.

OCTOBER 13-15, 2023
Besides being a terrific location, this is a great opportunity to meet Rotarians from other clubs in our District, learn from inspiring speakers, and consider ways that we can partner with other clubs on projects.
Click on, and to register, click on Register, and then Guest Registration. (Do not click on Member Login.)  Complete the several pages of registration. Then to make a hotel reservation, on the Home Page of this web site, click on Rooms.
To get there to Victoria, we can fly via Kenmore Air, which is offering a generous 20% discount on airfare exclusively for our Rotary District 5030 conference attendees.  Simply book your flight before October 8th and use the discount code Rotary Vic2030.
Or if you prefer, you can take the Victoria Clipper from downtown Seattle to the Inner Harbor in Victoria.
For further information, contact Kathy Williams,, 206-419-9545.  

Attention: First-time District Conference Goers!

If you have never attended a Rotary District Conference, here is an incentive for you to join regional Rotarians at the 2023 Rotary District Conference in Victoria, British Columbia on October 13-15!
Submit your conference registration receipt to Mary Goldie ( and if you’re one of the first 10 Seattle Rotarians to do so, the club will reimburse your $425 registration fee. 
Congrats to Gina Hall on being our first club member to complete her registration and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!
For District Conference registration, schedules, hotel, and transportation information, check out:


Cathy Gibson:  "Thank you Sten Crissey for championing Seattle #4 blood donations.
I think today was my fastest donation ever = less than 7 minutes!"

Morgan Stanley

New Corporate Members


Rotary Club of Seattle
1326 5th Ave Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101

Mary Goldie
Club Director

Carma McKay
Membership 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 Club Director, Mary Goldie, 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!! 
Sep 27, 2023 12:30 PM
Zoom Only
Oct 04, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Oct 10, 2023 5:30 PM
Renaissance Hotel's 515 Lounge
Oct 18, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
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Click Each for a Full Description
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Sep 08, 2023 – Oct 08, 2023
Happy Hour 4 Good
The Center for Wooden Boats
Sep 21, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Oct 04, 2023 3:00 PM
Rotary District 5030 Conference
Victoria, BC
Oct 13, 2023 – Oct 15, 2023
Happy Hour 4 Good
Center for Wooden Boats
Oct 19, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Oct 20, 2023 10:00 AM
Family Store Support
Wellspring Family Services
Oct 21, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Nov 01, 2023 3:00 PM
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New Members

Kevin Schilling
Cindy Sharek


Freeman Fong
Paul Suzman
Peter Wright


1 Year
Annie Ramirez
Loria Yeadon
4 Years
Jonny Holz
5 Years
Arlesia Bailey
Suzanne Fortune
6 Years
Annie Wakefield
7 Years
Ross Stewart
8 Years
Jennifer Porto
10 Years
Anne Brugge
11 Years
Liz McGrath
12 Years
Ben Reiber
Catherine Cleveland
14 Years
Fred Grimm
16 Years
Virginia McKenzie
21 Years
Bill Marshall, Jr.
23 Years
Bruce Williams
29 Years
Bob Alexander
30 Years
Carl Lucks
32 Years
Dorothy Bullitt
39 Years
Paul Suzman

Get Involved

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  See below for a list of committees.  Email the committee chair by clicking on their name.  Or, contact Carma McKay for more information. 


Business Mentor Program
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Boys & Girls Club
Jared Grose


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, Chair  


Meeting Reporters



Get Connected!

1. Join our club's LinkedIn Group.
2. Recommend fellow Rotarians.
3. Include Seattle Rotary 4 in your profile. 
4. Invite your connections to a weekly meeting, and let know so they may be introduced. 
If you don't already have a LinkedIn profile, CLICK HERE to learn how to get started. 


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 Mary for more details at

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


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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