Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     May 6th, 2022
Seattle Rotary meetings and events are now mask optional and do not require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test.

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, May 11

On Zoom Only
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Ann Davison, Seattle City Attorney

Ann Davison is the first female City Attorney and first mom to hold the highest legal office in Seattle City government. Her career in public service began more than 30 years ago when she worked as a caseworker in the U.S. House of Representatives. Over the past three decades, Ann has been a champion for those without a voice or power. Prior to becoming City Attorney, Ann worked in private practice. Since 2005, Ann has focused on areas including civil litigation, immigration, sports, contracts, business transactions,  employment, and intellectual property. Ann graduated with a B.A. from Baylor and holds a JD from Willamette University College of Law.


Education Committee Works to Close the Achievement Gap 

By Pete DeLaunay

President Jimmy called the meeting to order promptly at 12:30 p.m. at the Westin and online via Zoom.  Linda Rough accompanied by Jevon Powell led the day’s song, “What a Wonderful World’ followed by Tom Mesaros with the day’s Star Wars themed inspiration, “May the 4th Be With You”.  Much like the hero Hans Solo’s leadership, he said Star Wars was filled with leadership from, “Can people count on you?” to “Be on the winning side of truth”.  

President Jimmy encouraged Rotarians to support the Down Seattle Association’s citywide promotion of service on May 21 – a blood draw at Bloodworks, helping out at Wellspring Family Services. Members can visit for more information. 

Ken Grant introduced new member Harisa Paco, followed by the day’s member spotlight shined on Seattle #4 Rotarian Jon Zetlmaier.  John Steckler described Jon as a marathon runner, skier and long board skateboarder.  As a UW economics graduate, John now has his own firm and is a certified financial planner, financial adviser, and wealth manager.  Jon also chairs the Rotary Boys & Girls Club Committee and serves on the Board of Governors at the Washington Athletic Club.  

Don't miss the Rotary International Convention in Houston!!  Click HERE for information and registration.


District 5030 Festival of Training

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings in May on Zoom

All incoming Club Officers, Rotarians interested in leadership roles, and grant applicants are asked to join the District 5030 Assembly for a month of training sessions offered in May. For a list of sessions with links to registration, please click HERE

ASUW Shell House and Seattle Yacht Club Opening Weekend

Friday, May 6: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Saturday, May 7: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
ASUW Shell House on Montlake Cut

The ASUW Shell House will be open to the public (friends, family, guests, and dogs!) starting:

Lots of festivities to enjoy from both the Seattle Yacht Club, Washington Rowing, and Windermere. Parking and traffic may be tight. If you can Light Rail to the stadium drop off, that would be great! Please see this map to find the old shell house! If you have never been, a great weekend to see it surrounded by all of our water-based boating and rowing traditions!  If you have visited, we have NEW PHOTOS and exhibits to see!

Seattle Yacht Club schedule of events:


Friday, May 6 – OPEN HOUSE 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Windermere Party on the Cut, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friday (21+; tickets required):

The party will be adjacent to the ASUW Shell House on the west side with a band, food and drinks!

8:00 PM: UW Huskies Night Sprints go by! CHEER ON this new tradition!

Saturday, May 7 – OPEN HOUSE, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

** 9:30 AM Montlake Bridge traffic closes – 4pm opens again (approx.) **

10:16 AM: Races start! (see race course map)

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM: SYC Boat Parade (judging right across from our building in the cut)

**Marina side of the building will be open to the public for viewing**

Saturday, May 7
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pilchuck Glass School
Stanwood, WA

Campus Tour and Happy Hour

Sign up today for a special tour of the iconic glass art school founded by Dale Chihuly.  We'll get a tour of campus, watch live glassblowing, and enjoy some Happy Hour libations.  This special tour is $50 per person and will likely sell out fast, so click HERE to reserve your spot today.  Make sure you select the correct day and time (Saturday, May 7th Happy Hour Tour). 


Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday, May 14
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Salvation Army Work Party for Homeless Shelter

Help pack sack lunches at the Salvation Army's SODO Homeless Shelter.  Volunteers will be preparing sack lunches then distributing to clients in the shelter. Space is limited - reserve your spot with Lisa Borders at
Volunteer Opportunity
Sunday, May 15
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
(3rd Sunday of each month)
Build Tiny Houses
The Hope Factory
5 South Nevada Street
14 volunteers maximum per event - first come, first served.  Volunteer form needs to be completed for each volunteer.   
  • Rotarians and their families, and friends of Rotarians are all welcome. 
  • Must be 18 years of age or above.
  • No previous experience is needed.
  • Must be vaccinated.
  • Masks are required.
  • Bring work gloves and lunch.


Save the Date!
Museum of Glass Tour

Saturday, June 11
Museum of Glass
Tacoma, WA
11:00 AM

Make a plan to join your fellow Seattle Rotary #4 members for a tour of the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. At the conclusion of the tour, we will have lunch at the new museum restaurant, Incalmo Tacoma. 

If you are interested in attending, please email Fedva Dikmen to RSVP at

Save the Date!

Dinner at Ada's Restaurant and Bar

Wednesday, June 15
Ada's Restaurant and Bar
Seattle, WA
6:00 PM

Join your fellow Rotarians for a night of authentic Turkish food! If you are interested in attending, please email Fedva Dikmen at



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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Mary Goldie
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 Executive Director, Caroline Bobanick, or Membership and Communication Manager, Fiona Ronyai, 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!! 

Saturday, May 21

Mayor Bruce Harrell is launching the City's first Day of Service to turn the values behind his vision for One Seattle - inclusion, cooperation, and service - into shared action and meaningful improvement for our City and the quality of life of all residents.  Click HERE to learn more about how you can get involved and read about our club activities below. 

Saturday, May 21
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Volunteer at Wellspring Family Services for May Volunteer Day

Spend a Saturday morning with your fellow Rotarians by helping families experiencing homelessness at Wellspring Family Services.
Friends and family welcome. 
To volunteer, please fill out this volunteer form:  and check the ‘Rotary – 4th Saturday’ box. 
If anyone has any questions they can also reach out to Faye Green at


Seattle 4 Rotarians, 

The need for blood donors is far bigger than BWNW could handle on any one day.  This is why the entire month of May is available for Rotarians, friends, family and co-workers to donate blood at BWNW. 

Please call BWNW at 1-800-398-7888 or go online to to schedule your donation.

When you arrive for your appointment please mention “Rotary 5030” to get your donation properly credited.  Also, we ask that you print and bring this sign with you to use for a selfie photo.

Finally, email your photos to so we can track our success. Even if you do not take a photo, please let Sten know you donated.

Thank you!

Sten Crissey

May 11, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Program
May 18, 2022 12:30 PM
Rainier Club and on Zoom
May 25, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Program
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Click Each for a Full Description
Be Bold 4 Blood Drive
May 01, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Seattle Yacht Club Opening Weekend
ASUW Shell House
May 06, 2022 12:00 PM –
May 07, 2022 4:00 PM
Salvation Army Work Party for Homeless Shelter
Salvation Army SODO Shelter
May 14, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Building Tiny Houses
Hope Factory
May 15, 2022 9:00 AM
International Service Committee
On Zoom
May 18, 2022 10:30 AM
Rotary Volunteer Day - May
Wellspring Family Services
May 21, 2022
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Environmental Sustainability Committee
On Zoom
May 25, 2022 11:00 AM
Peacebuilders Committee
On Zoom
May 25, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
View entire list


Alan Bergen
Kerry Howell
Rachel Smith
Susan Adler
Jenni Cox
Jane Pryor
Mary Johnstone
Walt Maas
Allison Parker
Paul Tsai
Mahnaz Eshetu
Neil Larson
Daniel Weiner


1 Year
Brenda Barnes
Tim Cummins
Steven Gonzalez
Jonathan Harvey

Yvonne Richards
Scott Slater
2 Years
Kerry O'Keefe
Malcolm Waters
3 Years
Liam Li
Dorothy Miller
Dennis Williams Jr.
4 Years
Jevon Powell
Eric Roecks
10 Years
Peter Wright
11 Years
Liz Powell
Sarah Weaver
13 Years
Ken Grant
Faouzi Sefrioui
14 Years
Sue Beller
Jann Greene
19 Years
Jean Thompson
20 Years
John Kilpatrick, PhD
Jerilyn Brusseau
21 Years
Charley Dickey
23 Years
Maureen Brotherton
24 Years
Kirk Greene
28 Years
Len Cereghino
Edie Hilliard
30 Years
Doug Seto
36 Years
Tim Bendokas
39 Years
Tom Herche

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or Mary Goldie for more information. 

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, 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 Caroline for more details at


Bob Alexander

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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