Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     April 14,2023

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, April 19
Westin Hotel & Zoom

WA State Treasurer, Mike Pellicciotti 

State Finances and Long-Term Policy

The State Treasurer’s Office has a stellar team of financial professionals keeping track of the state’s General Fund, all legislatively mandated debt and other financial obligations used to pay for infrastructure improvements, the state’s cash flow, as well as the state’s invested Treasury funds. Hear about how the office of the State Treasurer's office tracks about $37 billion dollars each day to manage the state’s debt, cash and investments, and promote financial policies that help Washington’s working class and retirees.

Annual Diplomacy Program

Thank you to Brad Barber for being our meeting reporter this week.
Short Program Global Priorities / Outlook for Washington State:
Geoff Potter joined on behalf of Governor Inslee to focus on what state government is doing from the perspective of the office of international relations and protocol. Geoff explained engagement has been strong over these challenging times and highlighted a recent visit from Norway (President and Delegation). This represents the first foreign address to our state legislature in our state's history.
Volunteering at the Litter Pick Up with We Heart Seattle: Nancy Cahill, John Raybar, Catherine Gibson, Larry Granat, Jevon Powell + wife + twin sons - Not Pictured: Ken Colling and Virginia McKenzie. They were at a spot called The Eagles Nest in West Seattle.


Rotary Boys & Girls Club Annual Maintenance Day

Saturday, April 15
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
201 19th Ave.

Join Seattle 4 Rotary members, family, and friends to spruce up the club by cleaning inside and out.

Bring your favorite tools and spend three hours of fun and service at your Rotary Boys and Girls Club.

This event is held with the RBGC Advisory Board and is a great opportunity the Rotarians and board members to get to know each other.

Patrick will also be making her famous strawberry shortcake – you do not want to miss it!

To register to attend, please click HERE.

Elwha River/Olympic National Park Service Days

Saturday, April 15

(Olympic Spring Service Day) & Sunday, April 16 (Elwha River Exploration Day)

There are two great opportunities in April to volunteer and explore nature through NatureBridge, a nonprofit organization supported by our club's own Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF). 
For more details and to register to attend the Olympic Spring Service Day on April 15, please click HERE.
For more details and to register to attend the Elwha River Exploration Day on April 16, please click HERE.

Networking Night with Nicole Klein

Monday, April 17 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


April brings the return of our networking events with Nicole Klein! Please join us for a casual evening of getting to know our fellow Rotarians better with this networking event focusing on networking tips and tricks. Bring your name badge, your business cards, and willingness to make some new connections! For more information or to RSVP, please email Nicole Klein.

Hike (Walk), Learn, and Socialize - West Seattle

Saturday, April 22nd starting at 1:00 PM

The Peace Builders Committee is inviting all to join us on Saturday, April 22, for a day including a little hiking or easy walking, some learning about our community’s history, including that of the local indigenous peoples, and fun socializing with fellow Rotarians at a “happy hour” afterwards.
Join Southwest Seattle Historical Society and West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group for a guided hike followed by an oral history panel program highlighting the tribal, residential, industrial, political and ecological history of Seattle’s largest contiguous forest.
1:00 pm - Hike to Pigeon Point Park
                (moderate to strenuous)
1:30 pm - Hike to heʔapus Village Park                      (easiest)
3:00 pm - Panel at Longhouse
Afterwards, Seattle Rotarians will enjoy a “happy hour” at a local establishment.
Both hikes depart from the Duwamish Longhouse.
Duwamish Tribe Longhouse & Cultural Center 
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Registration for this event includes either hike and the panel program. Light refreshments will be provided before the panel begins.
Afterwards, Seattle Rotarians will enjoy a “happy hour” at a local establishment.
Contact Kathy Williams @ to register both for the hikes, the panel discussion, and the happy hour afterwards.  When you register, you will be informed of the “Happy Hour” location.

Theo's Chocolate Private Tour Experience

Saturday, April 29 at 1:00 PM


During this hour-long interactive experience, you’ll discover the origins of cacao, see how we craft our chocolate from scratch in Seattle, and learn about the close partnerships we’ve cultivated with the farmers we source from. Plus, you’ll get an inside view of our factory to see where the magic happens. And what chocolate experience would be complete without tasting? During your visit, you’ll indulge in a wide range of treats, from our nationwide bestsellers to hand-crafted confections.

Note that tickets are first come, first serve and capped at 21; each member may bring no more than two additional guests. Cost for each attendee is $15, with part of ticket costs being subsidized by the club. 

To register to attend, please RSVP to Jan Levy. You will then receive an invoice from Freshbooks to pay for your ticket.

Dinner & 5th Avenue Theater
Saturday, May 3
Dinner at 5:30 PM (Washington Athletic Club), Performance at 7:30 PM (5th Avenue Theater)

We will be having dinner together at the Washington Athletic Club prior to the musical.  Please contact Doug Seto to make a reservation for dinner at the Washington Athletic Club and if you have any questions.

Join fellow Rotarians at Sweeney Todd, a deliciously thrilling story of revenge and retribution, which continues The Seattle Fifth Avenue Theatre’s celebration of the titan of musical theatre:  Stephen Sondheim.  After 15 years in exile, Sweeney Todd arrives in a dark ad gritty London, hungry for vengeance against the judge who destroyed his life.  Todd joins forces with Mrs. Lovett, the unhinged proprietress of a failing pie shop, and together they develop a spine-tingling plot to extract revenge.

Purchase your tickets HERE for a special discount.



Morgan Stanley


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 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!! 
Apr 19, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Apr 26, 2023 12:30 PM
Online Program
May 03, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
May 10, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
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Rotary Boys & Girls Club Maintenance Service Day
Boys & Girls Club
Apr 15, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Elwha River Olympic Service Day
NatureBridge Olympic National Park
Apr 15, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Elwha Exploration Day
Olympic National Park
Apr 16, 2023
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Networking Night with Nicole Klein
Westin Hotel
Apr 17, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
5th Ave Theater - Discounted Tickets for Seattle 4
5th Avenue Theater
Apr 21, 2023 – Jun 17, 2023
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Apr 21, 2023 10:00 AM
Community Open House at Oxbow
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
Apr 22, 2023
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Event
Bellevue Downtown Park
Apr 22, 2023
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Laurie Jonsson
Ashley (Ash) Burman
Andrea Anderson
Sandy Walsh
Ken Colling
Jim McCurdy
Mark Long
Jennifer Porto
April Mobley
Robyn Grad


2 Years
Rachel Smith
Jenn Gladish
Gina Hall
Brian Goodwin
3 Years
DeWitt Jensen
4 Years
Matt LeMaster
5 Years
Nicole Klein
Jessica Bhuiyan
8 Years
Mike Adams
Jon Scholes
10 Years
Michele Shaw
13 Years
Kari Rallo
14 Years
Gary Drobnack
15 Years
Steve Boyd
17 Years
Steve Sundquist
18 Years
Linda Cheever
19 Years
Freeman Fong
Hollie Ellis
23 Years
Jean Bateman
30 Years
Mike O'Byrne
36 Years
Jim Burdett
46 Years
Ralph Munro

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or Carma McKay 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 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:
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