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Feb 26, 2020 12:00 PM
Motif Seattle, 1415 5th Ave
Mar 04, 2020 12:00 PM
Sheraton, 1400 6th Ave
Mar 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
Mar 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine Street
Mar 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave
Apr 01, 2020 12:00 PM
Apr 08, 2020 12:00 PM
The 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.


Feb 17
Maureen Brotherton
Feb 25
Jim Stevens
Feb 26
Dorothy Miller
Feb 28
Candy Lee
Eric Roecks
Mar 1
Burr Stewart
Mar 2
Jim Burdett
Sarah Mackay
Mar 3
Jim Kraft
Mar 4
Jaime Mendez
Mar 5
Gene Boes
Mar 6
Jessica Bhuiyan
Alvaro Jimenez
Jack Lauderbaugh


1 Year
Paul Casey
Eric Corning
Alex Fan
Nita Hairston
2 Years
Eu-wanda Eagans
Brandon Lee
3 Years
Roberto Dondisch
Robert Stadler
4 Years
David Brenner
William Dickinson
Sandy Walsh
5 Years
Steven Shaw
7 Years
Jan Levy
8 Years
Deanna Hobson
Jeff Parker
9 Years
Eric Weiss
10 Years
Steve Crandall
Carolyn Hojaboom
11 Years
Sam Davidson
16 Years
Pete DeLaunay
Alan Kunovsky
David Woodward
John Warner
19 Years
Kim Moore
21 Years
Mike Barrett
23 Years
Bill Center
Jack Lauderbaugh
John Nesholm
30 Years
Rod Waldbaum
32 Years
Jon Bridge
Larry Granat
33 Years
Art Mazzola
41 Years
Doug Picha

Bob Alexander



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Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor, Bob Alexander.

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Rotary Business Mentors Program Showcase: 25 Years of Partnership with the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business

February 26th at Noon
The Motif Seattle, 
Emerald Ballroom, 3rd Floor, 1415 5th Avenue


The University of Washington’s Foster School of Business Consulting & Business Development Center links students with a racially and ethnically diverse business and nonprofit community to expand their knowledge and skills, help small businesses grow, open educational opportunities for under-represented minority students, and stimulate innovative economic development research. 

This year the Consulting & Business Development Center is celebrating 25 years of partnering with the Rotary Club of Seattle.  This partnership has helped create more than $200 million of new revenues and 200,000 new jobs in underserved communities.  Join us for this special showcase of the Rotary Business Mentors program and learn how we are helping advance student careers and creating jobs where they’re needed the most.  Students from the program will be in attendance to share their experience and mingle with members.


The Motif Parking garage entrance is located on 5th Avenue between Pike and Union. If that garage is full, other nearby options include the WAC garage on 6th Avenue, or the City Centre building garage on Union St. between 5th and 6th

Navy at Home Here, On Watch in the World

President-elect Jeff Borek kicked off the meeting with a rousing Star-Spangled Banner led by Don Murphy accompanied by Mike O’Brien, a fitting opening for our main speaker, Rear Admiral Scott Gray, Commander of Navy Region Northwest. 
Rabbi Daniel Weiner prayed for the “welfare of those who secure our freedoms upon the sea” in an eloquent opening inspiration emphasizing a tale from his Jewish tradition.  “When a boat is named and launched, everyone rejoices and is happy.  But there is even more joy when a ship, having weathered the storms and sailed past all the sea’s dangers, comes safely back to port.”
Jimmy Collins, who currently serves as the civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army in Washington State, introduced Rear Admiral Scott Gray who outlined the challenges of new international threats, a budget that does not cover all the demands, and the need for our community to know more about the Navy operations in the Northwest.

Meet New Member Carolyn Ladd

I’m delighted to present our new member Carolyn Ladd. Thanks to Linda Walton her seconder and John Bridge.  I knew when I met Carolyn that I wanted her to be a Rotarian. Her amazing career includes 20 years as an executive-level attorney for the Boeing Company. So, with my recruiter hat on, I asked her if she knew about Rotary. She said she had been to many Rotary meetings in Oregon when she was Miss Oregon. My recruiting got easier from there!

Check out Photos of our Meetings and Other Events

Peacebuilders Committee  Book Discussion on Wednesday, February 26.  More details in Upcoming Events.

Support Harvest Against Hunger at their Hearts & Wine event on Friday, February 28th.  More details in Upcoming Events. 

Seattle 4 Is Designated as the Host Club for the Rotary District 5030 Annual Conference on April 3-4, 2020 at the Bell Harbor Conference Center

You can show your Seattle 4 spirit by signing up to help as a host at the conference!  Most time slots are just 15-30 minutes.  Click the link below to pick your time slot, or contact the district volunteer coordinator, Cary Young, via email.

Aloha Seattle 4 Rotarians!

Don't Miss the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu on June 6-10

Click Each for a Full Description
Wellspring Family Services Painting Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Feb 22, 2020
9:15 AM – 12:15 PM
White Fragility - Peacebuilders Book Discussion
Blue Mouse Boardroom
Feb 26, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Harvest Against Hunger - Hearts & Wine 2020
The Foundry by Herban Feast
Feb 28, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Harvest Against Hunger Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Mar 14, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Pike Place Market Gardening Party
Market Commons
Mar 21, 2020
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Wellspring Family Services Work Party
Rotary Support Center for Families
Mar 28, 2020
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Rotary District 5030 Annual Conference
Bell Harbor Conference Center
Apr 03, 2020 5:00 PM –
Apr 04, 2020 8:00 PM
Harvest Against Hunger Work Party
Northwest Harvest Warehouse
Apr 11, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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Rotary Club of Seattle
1326 5th Ave Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-623-002

Caroline Bobanick

Executive Director
Mariah Kimpton
Program Manager
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