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President's Reception

Thursday, June 30
Queen City Yacht Club
5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music by Sue Nixon, and real people will join together to thank President Jimmy Collins for his year of service.  Significant others are welcome. 
Tickets are $10.00 per person and include two drink tickets. A cash bar will be available for additional drinks. Click HERE to register and purchase tickets.
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, June 22
Westin Hotel and Zoom 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Christine Gregoire, Hope Through Partnership

Seattle is the economic engine of the region and beyond. Following the Great Recession, we led in recovery time and economic vitality. That’s what we can do when we come together in partnership to ensure the region is a great place to live, work and enjoy. Challenge Seattle has engaged and continues to engage in partnerships to address COVID, homelessness, housing affordability, climate and more. Make no mistake, we are in very challenging times but if we join the public, private, and philanthropic sectors together, there’s not much we can’t accomplish. We need hope in our communities and that is best done through partnerships. Let's talk about it. 

Meeting Report

Rotarian Trish Bostrom Inspires Club on 50th Anniversary of Title IX

Dorothy Bullitt, our member and Club President from 2001-2002 introduced our main program speaker, Trish Bostrom, who won the Pac 8 singles championship, played in the French and Australian Opens, defeated Billie Jean King at Wimbledon, and is a member of the UW Hall of Fame as well as the Pac 12 Hall of Fame. She then went onto law school and practiced estate planning and corporate law and became a civic leader, serving on several boards and government commissions.
Trish began her inspiring presentation explaining her passion for Title IX that is celebrating 50 years since its passage in 1972.  She walked us through her journey to being an advocate for women’s sports, equal rights for female athletes (and all women), and a fantastic tennis player from her days growing up in West Seattle and then during her historic time at the University of Washington. 


Bell Harbor Marina Boat Show

Saturday, June 18
Lunch at Ivar's on Pier 54 Boat Show on Pier 66
12:00 PM 

Join the Seattle Rotary Mariners for this special fellowship event! The day starts with lunch at 12:00 PM at Ivar's Acres of Clams on Pier 54 then moves onto the boat show on Pier 66 featuring Mariner Pete Leenhouts' boat, Riptide!
Please RSVP by emailing Stephen Morse at

Building Tiny Houses

Sunday, June 19
Hope Factory
Seattle, WA
9:00 AM

Rotarians and their family members,  and friends of Rotarians are all welcome to help build tiny houses on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
A maximum of 14 people can attend. This is a District 5030 event. 
Vaccination and masks are required.  Must be 18+ years old. 
Click HERE to access the volunteer form you must complete to attend.

Happy Hour Hosted by the Young Rotary Leaders (YRLs)

Wednesday, June 22
Oliver's Twist
Seattle, WA
5:30 PM

YRLs and all other Rotary members are invited to Oliver's Twist for a happy hour fellowship event. For more information, please contact Tabitha Claus at

Rotary Club Wiesbaden-Kochbrunnen Meeting Featuring a Presentation on The World Press Photo Award 2022

Thursday, June 23
Online Program
10:00 AM

Rotary Club Wiesbaden-Kochbrunnen in Germany welcomes all Rotarians to its meetings in English every three months. The speaker for June's program is Joumana El Zein Khoury, Executive Director of the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam/The Netherlands. 
Attendees can join the meeting by clicking HERE and entering the password "rotary" when prompted. 

Forum on the Future of Japan-U.S. Relations Presented by Seattle University/Facilitated by Diplomacy Roundtable

Thursday, June 30
Online Program
11:00 AM

Rotarians are invited to register for this forum and attend virtually by clicking HERE to register. Registrants will receive a link to attend the event virtually. 

71st Annual Fourth of July Party Hosted by Laurel James

Monday, July 4
17851 Ballinger Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA
2:00 PM

Laurel James would like to invite fellow Rotarians to a holiday potluck party! Kids are welcome and Laurel suggests bringing sports items for play. For additional information or to RSVP, please call Laurel at 206-979-9930.

End of Year District 5030 Golf Tournament and Dinner

Monday, June 27
Golf at 1:30 PM
Dinner at 6:00 PM
ewcastle Golf Club
Newcastle, WA

Join District President Howard Cohen and District Governor Elect Kae Peterson for an end-of-the-year Rotary celebration at Newcastle Golf Club in June! 
To register for the golf tournament and/or the dinner, please click HERE.

Happy Hour for Good Benefitting The Lantern Project

Thursday, July 21
The Center for Wooden Boats
Seattle, WA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join our hosts, the Lake Union Rotary Club, for this special happy hour benefitting The Lantern Project and their efforts to end sexual exploitation. Tickets are $40 and include drinks, appetizers, and live music with 100% of proceeds going to The Lantern Project.
Please click HERE to sign up to attend!



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 Manager, 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!! 

The Rotary Foundation Annual Appeal

Please make your donation to The Rotary Foundation today.
As Seattle 4 Rotary members, we are committed to providing service and support to communities. Please join your fellow club members by making your annual donation to The Rotary Foundation (TRF), which transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
When you give to TRF you are directly supporting Rotary’s work. Your gift makes our service projects — projects that eradicate polio, promote peace, develop communities, improve the environment, and improve the daily lives of millions — happen. You can find out more about the impact of giving by clicking HERE.
Our overall goal is to have 100% of our Seattle 4 members donate to TRF. We need your help today to help us reach that goal. 
If you have any questions regarding your current donation status specifically or TRF, please email David Bobanick at
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Westin Hotel and on Zoom
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Westin Hotel and on Zoom
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Bell Harbor Marina Boat Show
Ivar's Acres of Clams (Pier 54) and Pier 66
Jun 18, 2022 12:00 PM
Building Tiny Houses
Hope Factory
Jun 19, 2022 9:00 AM
Happy Hour Hosted by Young Rotary Leaders (YRLs)
Oliver's Twist
Jun 22, 2022 5:30 PM
Environmental Sustainability Committee
On Zoom
Jun 22, 2022 11:00 AM
Rotary District 5030 Golf Tournament and Dinner
Newcastle Golf Club
Jun 25, 2022 1:30 PM –
Jun 27, 2022
Forum on the Future of Japan-U.S. Relations
Online Program
Jun 30, 2022 11:00 AM
President's Reception
Queen City Yacht Club
Jun 30, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
71st Annual Fourth of July Party
House of Laurel James
Jul 04, 2022 2:00 PM
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Larry Granat
Ken Grant
Daryl Campbell


1 Year
Brad Collins
3 Years
Kerry Howell
5 Years
Mahnaz Eshetu
Harry Short
6 Years
Dulcie Patner
10 Years
Mike Harney
11 Years
John Pohl
12 Years
Petros Koumantaros
13 Years

Matt Bratlien

14 Years
Wier Harmann III
15 Years
Marli Iverson
20 Years
Nina Odell
John Adams
Dann Mead Smith
Joe Phillips
23 Years
Steve Boyer
Bill Franklin
26 Years
Alan Sclater
29 Years
Robin Pasquarella
30 Years
Roberta Greer
32 Years
Astrid Berg
33 Years
Irv Sandman
35 Years
Stan Foster
36 Years
Dave Kelly

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
Tabitha Claus and Ashley Burman
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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