Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights          February 14, 2020
Feb 19, 2020 12:00 PM
Westin, 1900 5th Ave
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.


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Maureen Brotherton
Feb 25
Jim Stevens
Feb 26
Dorothy Miller
Feb 28
Candy Lee
Eric Roecks


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Eric Corning
Alex Fan
Nita Hairston
2 Years
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Robert Stadler
4 Years
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William Dickinson
Sandy Walsh
5 Years
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7 Years
Jan Levy
8 Years
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Jeff Parker
9 Years
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10 Years
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Carolyn Hojaboom
11 Years
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Pete DeLaunay
Alan Kunovsky
David Woodward
John Warner
19 Years
Kim Moore
21 Years
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23 Years
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Jack Lauderbaugh
John Nesholm
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Rod Waldbaum
32 Years
Jon Bridge
Larry Granat
33 Years
Art Mazzola
41 Years
Doug Picha

Bob Alexander



Video of Seattle Rotary Programs are available online thanks to the generous support of our Seattle Rotary Online Sponsors.

Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor, Bob Alexander, and Silver Level Sponsor, Sherry Calvert of Caliber Investments.

In addition to supporting our club, becoming a Seattle Rotary Online sponsor brings many benefits. To learn more, click here, or contact Mariah for more details at

Thank You for Supporting Our Club's Service Work! 

As Rotarians, we are leaders connecting for extraordinary good –both in our community and around the world.  Together we are eradicating polio and malaria, bringing fresh water to rural villages worldwide to stop the spread of disease, and helping our neighbors in need with housing, healthy foods, and educational opportunities.
Thank you for taking action to help our club have a powerful and positive impact on our world.


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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Mariah Kimpton
Program 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 Program Manager, Mariah Kimpton, 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!! 

Your Navy in the Northwest with Rear Admiral Scott Gray

February 19th at Noon
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Avenue

Navy Region Northwest is the third largest fleet concentration area in the continental United States. Its mission is to support the fleet, fighter, and family in order to provide ready naval forces able to execute our nation's defense. Navy Region Northwest is comprised of military, civil service, and contractor professionals who together operate the Navy's premier shoreline installations.  What’s in store for the future of Navy Region Northwest?  Rear Admiral Scott Gray will address its strategy and what lies ahead.
With more than 29 years of naval service, Rear Admiral Gray has been Commander of Navy Region Northwest since June 2018.  He will discuss the United States as a maritime nation along with its challenges, operational capabilities, and economic impact.  He will also address major installations in the Pacific Northwest, local challenges, stewardship, and community. 

Fishing Gear and Plastic Debris Are Polluting Our Oceans

Biologist Tessa Code told Rotarians that individuals can make a difference.  During her talk, she described her work to research, assess, and remove marine debris through a project focused on isolated Hawaiian islands as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fish Population and Marine Debris Division. "We research the alarming amount of plastics in the Pacific Ocean that is primarily made up of fishing equipment, nets, and shoreline plastics,” she said.  These items are petroleum-based and not biodegradable.  She described her work in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands --low lying sand islands that have accumulated an alarming amount of plastic debris. The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are one of the most isolated places in the world and “covered in plastic absolutely everywhere.”

“Ocean currents and prevailing winds have accumulated what is called the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ that is actually three times the size of France,” she said.  It is estimated that 46% of the marine debris is made up of fishing gear.  NOAA began seriously looking at plastics in the ocean in 1996 to assess and prevent debris entanglements and marine life hazards.  The NOAA team removed two million pounds of fishing equipment, not including 52 tons of fishing nets.  “We conduct in-water surveys to identify and remove nets that have caused considerable damage to coral as well as sea life,” she continued.

Check out Photos of Our Meetings and Other Events

Don't miss our Business Networking Night on February 20th!  More details in Upcoming 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

Seattle 4 Rotarians enjoy a special ticket offer for the Dragons inaugural season!

Don't Miss the 5th Avenue Theatre's Newest Production

Seattle 4 Rotary Members Receive a 25% Discount!

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Coronavirus and Pandemic Disease Preparedness
Kane Hall #210
Feb 19, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Business Networking Night
Hard Rock Cafe
Feb 20, 2020
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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
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