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President Nancy Cahill's Theme for 2022-23

Gather - Engage - Serve


Wednesday, October 18
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Westin and on Zoom

Museum Panel Moderated by Jon Bridge

Join us to hear from an impressive panel featuring the CEO’s of three of our major Seattle area museums - MOHAI, Wing Luke and the Burke at UW.  We will explore how the museums have adapted to the changing environment brought on by the pandemic and what is planned for the future of the museums.

Meeting Report for October 10, 2023

What a wonderful turnout for our October 10 social at the Renaissance Hotel's 515 Lounge.  Thank you PDG Howard Cohen, Operation's Director for The Renaissance and their team for the delicious complimentary appetizers!  Stephen Morse, Jaime Mendez, several committee chairs and of course President Nancy, spoke about their passion for Seattle #4 and how to get involved.  The November event will be announced soon.  Hope you'll be able to make it!




Lunch Cost Changes:  All individual payments for meeting lunches across the board are now $40 including visiting Rotarians and prospective member guests.

Tuesday, October 24 
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (In Person) - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (Zoom) 

World Polio Day 2023: Let's Make Polio History

Join the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and Rotary International for a hybrid event commemorating World Polio Day 2023: Let’s Make Polio History.
This event will be an opportunity to celebrate progress in the fight against the disease and discuss the obstacles that remain to achieve a polio-free world.
Learn about what gives us hope in the pathway to eradication, how polio eradication is supporting women on the frontlines, and how the program continues to innovate and adapt to changing situations.
Engage with Ezra Teshome, PDG and a local Rotarian who has been leading vaccination campaigns in Ethiopia for over 20 years, and Tehniyat Khan from the Gates Foundation's polio team working to end polio in Afghanistan. The conversation will be moderated by Penny Legate, former TV anchor for KIRO TV.
To RSVP for this event, click HERE.

Book Club is Back!

The Peacebuilders Committee Book Club is back!  We are reading The River that Made Seattle by BJ Cummings. This is a book about the Duwamish River, a critical resource to the Indigenous people of the area that became a vital utility to aerospace and other industries. The use and abuse of the river shaped the lives of the area’s first people and the white settlers who came later. “Deeply researched and eloquent. Cummings skillfully unfolds the interrelated stories of a much-abused river, an ambitious city, and the people whose lives shaped both the river and the city.”
Our book discussion will be held on Wednesday, November 15, at 11:00 AM before the Seattle Rotary lunch program. We will meet in-person in the Olympic Room on the Mezzanine or 2nd Floor of the Westin Hotel.
The book’s publisher, University of Washington Press, is currently having a Back-to-School sale with 40% off and free shipping through Oct. 31st.  To order through University of Washington Press, click HERE.

Seattle Rotary Service Foundation Spotlight

The SRSF 2023-2024 Campaign kicks off in a few weeks and anyone who donates this year will receive one of these amazing pins (shown above).  40+ Seattle 4 Rotarians have already made a pledge to the campaign and are receiving their pins now.  Our goal is to have 100% member participation this year so please feel free to get on board asap. 

Applications Open for
Rotary Youth Exchange Program

Know a young person in your life who is looking for a unique summer experience? Share with them about the District 5030 Short Term Youth Exchange program! The Short Term Youth Exchange program is now open for applications for Summer 2024 for high school students aged 15-18. Students will go over to their host country to stay with a family for a month and then will return with their youth exchange student to share their culture for another month. This unique exchange promotes exploration of cultures, friendship between students and families, and promotes the spirit of Rotary within high school students! Applications are open through the end of October. Reach out to Tabitha Claus, District Youth Exchange Committee Member for more information. 
Click HERE for the informational flyer
Click HERE for application information



Bloodworks NW

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!! 
Oct 18, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Oct 25, 2023 12:30 PM
No Meeting Week
Nov 01, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Nov 15, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
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Click Each for a Full Description
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
World Polio Day 2023: Let's Make Polio History
Oct 24, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wellspring Family Services Fourth Week Event
Wellspring Family Services
Oct 25, 2023
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Nov 01, 2023 3:00 PM
Evening Second Week Membership Event
Nov 05, 2023 – Nov 12, 2023
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Oct 13 - Oct. 19
Scott Slater
Joyce Robertson
Eric Newman
Brenda Barnes


1 Year
Andrea Anderson
2 Years
Terryl Ross
3 Years
Tabitha Claus
Stephen Morse
Mihoko Tanaka
4 Years
Dow Constantine
7 Years
David McFadden
John Hojaboom
9 Years
Lorna Tumwebaze
Carla Fowler
10 Years
Eric Christensen
11 Years
Carese Busby
13 Years
Dan & Nancy Evans
Seree Wen
21 Years
April Mobley
22 Years
Daniel Weiner
24 Years
Jim Moore
25 Years
Vicky Oxley
26 Years
Cynthia Chirot
28 Years
Tom Mesaros
29 Years
Bob Johnson
30 Years
Neil Larson
Kathy Williams
31 Years
Karl Ege
34 Years
Roger Chaffin
Lou Lundquist
Nancy Osborne
35 Years
Jeff Pyatt
36 Years
Ron Bayley
41 Years
Steve Prince
52 Years
John Durbin

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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