Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights       June 4, 2021
Jun 09, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jun 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jun 23, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jun 30, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jul 07, 2021
Jul 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave.
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Rotary International 2021 Virtual Convention
Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021
President's Reception
Queen City Yacht Club
Jun 24, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
District 5030 Golf Classic/Year End Dinner
The Golf Club a Newcastle
Jun 28, 2021
1:30 PM – 9:00 PM
District Governor's Reception
The Golf Club a Newcastle
Jun 28, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Dominik Musafia
Tiffany Lewis
Susie Roe
John Pohl
Linda Rough


1 Year
Matt Marshall
2 Years
Caitlin Grant
Kerry Howell
4 Years
Mahnaz Eshetu
Harry Short
5 Years
Dulcie Patner
9 Years
Mike Harney
10 Years
John Pohl
11 Years
Petros Koumantaros
12 Years
Matt Bratlien
13 Years
Wier Harman III
14 Years
Marli Iverson
19 Years
Nina Odell
John Adams
Joe Phillips
Dan Mead Smith
22 Years
Bill Franklin
Steve Boyer
25 Years
Alan Sclater
28 Years
Robin Pasquarella
29 Years
Roberta Greer
31 Years
Astrid Berg
32  Years
Irv Sandman
34 Years
Stan Foster Jr.
35 Years
Dave Kelly
Please send any general club committee announcements for The Newsletter to Fiona Ronyai by Thursday at noon.

Get Involved - Join a Committee!

You can find a full list of our committees with descriptions on our website. Contacting the committee chair, listed below, is the best way to find out how to get involved. 


Business Mentor Program
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Boys & Girls Club


Member Engagement
New Member Introduction
Membership Recruitment
Rotary Cares
Rotary Mariners
YRL - Young Rotary Leaders
Diplomacy Initiative 
David Woodward, Founder
Dr. Skip Rowland, Co-chairperson
Dr. Suzanne Griffin, Co-chairperson


Social Media
Public Image



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



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


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June 9 at Noon

Resurrecting Seattle Arts 
In this conversation with arts leaders, Vivian Phillips will lead an exploration of the arts sector as it was pre-pandemic and what lies ahead. Seattle Theater Group Executive Director, Josh LaBelle, and 4Culture Executive Director, Brian Carter, will share what new opportunities are on the horizon for arts organizations and artists, as well as some of the biggest challenges being faced across the region’s arts ecosystem looking toward the future of recovery.  
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Or dial in on your phone: 
(253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584

Links from This Week's Meeting

Our opening music video was the song Lean On originally recorded by the group Major Lazer, American electronic dance music (EDM) trio for their 3rd full-length album “Peace is the Mission in 2015. The version you just heard was performed by the electro-funk band Scary Pockets and featured vocalist Elise Trouw (Trow) in collaboration.
We wish to thank  Doug Picha, Seattle Children's Foundation President, for 40 years of Seattle Rotary membership.  We wish him well in retirement. He will always be remembered for the Christmas gift he and his wife Cassie gave to their children that grew into so much more. 
Mount Nyiragongo volcano, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa, erupted on May 23, killing 31 people and sparking an evacuation in the nearby city of Goma. Nyiragongo, one of the world's most active volcanoes. ShelterBox is monitoring the situation. Their operations teams are in contact with humanitarian agencies in the area and are ready to respond if needed.
Every day, ShelterBox prepares for and responds to disasters and crises that displace families around our world. Currently, they are supporting families who have survived disaster or conflict in 7 different countries. This work is only possible because of private charitable donations to ShelterBox, and if you are a member of the club that has made your annual foundation commitment, you can be proud of your support of ShelterBox. 
June 18    July 23    August 13
Summer Rotary Walk 'n Talks
Friday Evenings at 6 PM
What better way to reconnect and bring Seattle back to life than to join fellow Rotarians in a city walk followed by an opportunity to sit down over a cocktail. 
Mark these dates in your calendar and stay tuned for more details. 
Thursday, June 24  
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Queen City Yacht Club
President's Reception 
Join us for our first in-person event in more than a year!  Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and real people will join together to honor President Jeff Borek.  Significant others are welcome. 
Tickets are $10.00 per person and include two drink tickets and must be purchased by June 18th. Cash bar for additional drinks.
To ensure everyone's safety, a vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours of the reception will be required to attend.
Monday, June 28 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Golf Club at Newcastle
District Governor's Cocktail Reception 
Seattle 4 will be hosting a cocktail reception to thank Seattle 4 Rotary member Cathy Gibson for her tenure as District Governor. All are welcome - golfers and non-golfers alike. 
No charge to attend the reception only. One drink ticket included. Sign up below. 
If you wish to join the golf tournament or attend the dinner program at additional cost please register by June 14th. 
In Memoriam 
We are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of fellow Seattle 4 Rotarian, Carolyn Hojaboom on June 2, 2021, as she was returning from Hawaii with her husband and fellow club member John.  Carolyn was an active Rotarian who served as our club Treasurer and board member.  She will be missed, and we will provide more information as it becomes available. 

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 one of our Rotary Cares Committee Co-chairs listed below to let us know how we can help. 
Fedva Dikmen:
Sue McNab:

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. 



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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Fiona Ronyai
Membership and Communications Manager
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