Of the thousands of Rotary clubs in the world today, Seattle was the fourth club established in 1909. It’s a legacy that our business and community leaders take seriously, gathering weekly to manifest the Rotarian ideals of fellowship and Service Above Self. As one of the world’s largest and most inclusive Rotary clubs, we can and do make big things happen in our local and global communities. 

Over the decades, the Rotary Club of Seattle has provided a forum for prominent people from business, civic, and academia in the United States and around the world.  The best way to learn more about our club and the work we do is to experience this first hand. If you would like to attend a lunch meeting and learn more about Seattle 4, please contact Membership Manager, Carma McKay, at carma@seattlerotary.org.  We meet every Wednesday at noon and welcome you to join us! 

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December 12 at the Hyatt Olive 8

John Carlson and General Peter Chiarelli
Gun Control Debate

Our past-president and KING 5 anchor, Mark Wright, will moderate an informative debate over prevailing approaches to curtailing gun violence.  On one side, General Peter Chiarelli U.S. Army (Ret.), who, in addition to his illustrious military career, is known for his efforts to reduce the high rate of suicides among veterans, the majority of which occur with a gun.  On the other side will be John Carlson, conservative radio host, gubernatorial candidate, and co-founder of the Washington Policy Center, who has written about ways to reduce gun violence that don’t diminish gun rights.

This will be a unique program, with time set aside for small-group discussion and questions from the audience. Both advocates have provided a written overview of their positions for audience members to review in advance. You can read John Carlson's overview here and General Peter Chiarelli's overview here





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