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Jan 12, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Program
Jan 19, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave. and on Zoom
Jan 26, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Program
Feb 02, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave. and on Zoom
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Building Tiny Houses
Hope Factory
Jan 16, 2022 9:00 AM
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Jan 22, 2022 9:15 AM
Environmental Sustainability Committee
On Zoom
Jan 26, 2022 11:00 AM
Peacebuilders Committee
On Zoom
Jan 26, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sea4 Happy Hour
On Zoom
Jan 27, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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Steve Crandall
Alicia Flatt
Jennifer Hohnstein
Laura Rehrmann
Einer Handeland


1 Year
Won-jik Kwon
2 Years
Steve Woolworth
Rajeev Agarwal
Laurie Black
David Frum
Matondo Wawa
5 Years
Randy Frisch
Steve Tyler
7 Years
Daryl Campbell
8 Years
Sherry Calvert
Diankha Linear
11 Years
Lillian Sherman
17 Years
Burr Stewart
Anna Liotta
18 Years
Whitney Mason
19 Years
Jim Spady
20 Years
Patrick Carter
21 Years
Ev Billingslea
22 Years
Jeff Borek
24 Years
Bill Hammond M.D.
Patrick Evans
25 Years
Brad Fowler
27 Years
Nancy Cahill
29 Years
Chris Clark
32 Years
Doug Boyden
Sten Crissey
33 Years
Fedva Dikmen
Bill Fetterley
34  Years
Laurie Jonsson
Carma McKay
39 Years
Bob Davidson
42 Years
John King
43 Years
Bob Calhoun
44 Years
Bill Weisfield
48 Years
Neil McReynolds


Please consider joining a Rotary Club of Seattle committee for greater fellowship. Our committees need your help, and we have a lot of great opportunities to choose from. They are the foundation our club is built upon.  Please contact President Jimmy Collins or Fiona Ronyai in the office for more details. 
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 Caroline for more details at


Bob Alexander

Wednesday, January 12
On Zoom 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Austin Allison
Co-founder/CEO of Pacaso
Breaking Industry Boundaries to Create a Completely New Category of Second Home Ownership

Pacaso, a service that helps people buy and own second homes, has broken records and changed the second home real estate industry through passion, innovation, and technology. To help make the dream of second homeownership possible for more people, Austin created an entirely new category of second home buying through co-ownership. Austin will be sharing his entrepreneurial journey, from his real estate start in Ohio to the launch and eventual sale of his last startup dotloop, to the incredible growth Pacaso has seen over the last year.

Austin launched Pacaso in October 2020 and by March 2021, he had successfully raised $90M over the course of two rounds of funding and became the fastest U.S. company to reach Unicorn designation (less than 6 months). Now, over a year later, the company is valued at $1.5 billion with total funding at $217 million.  

Short Program

Patrick Carter, Rotary Boys and Girls Club. 

Meeting Report - January 5
How "Gracenotes" Build Relationships and Goodwill
Andrea Driessen’s TedX talk went viral one day after she described how Gracenotes engage the recipient and writer in meaningful ways; and how a simple note can help organizations and individuals be more effective, resilient, and empathetic.  Although a Gracenote is a euphemism for ‘thank you note’, these simple communications can have long-lasting benefits.
“Why do we wait so long to talk about someone until they have died?” she began. “How do we honor those who are very much alive?”.  She described how her dad reacted when she wrote his “living eulogy” as a repeatable tool for love and gratitude.
“We underestimate the impact of a Gracenote on the giver as well as the receiver,” she said. “Send a Gracenote to yourself via snail mail to gauge how your perspective changes…just the sense of holding the note as a receiver.”   A Gracenote can be a written note, video, photo collage, PowerPoint deck…the medium, she continued, doesn’t’ matter as much as the doing.
Sunday, January 16
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity
Build Tiny Houses
The Hope Factory
5 South Nevada Street
14 volunteers maximum per event - first come, first served.  Volunteer form needs to be completed for each volunteer.   
  • Rotarians and their families, and friends of Rotarians are all welcome
  • Must be 18 years of age or above
  • No previous experience is needed
  • Must be vaccinated
  • Masks are required
  • Bring work gloves and lunch

Questions -

Saturday, January 22
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Volunteer Opportunity
Wellspring Family Services
1900 Rainier Avenue S.
Spend a Saturday morning with your fellow Rotarians by helping families experiencing homelessness at Wellspring Family Services.
Friends and family welcome. 
Complete the Volunteer Form in advance and check the ‘Rotary – 4th Saturday’ box.  If anyone has any questions they can also reach out to
Thursday, January 27
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 
On Zoom
Sea4s Happy Hour!
What is a Sea4 (formerly known as Keeks...)?  
Sea4 s are our newest Rotarians (joined 2019-2021).  Pre-Covid monthly happy hours took place to allow new Rotarians to meet each other and learn about Rotary and how to make the best use of their membership.  We are reviving this tradition and had hoped for an in-person event for January.  However, in light of the latest surge, we are taking January's happy hour online.  We hope this won't deter you from participating. 
It will be a great opportunity to meet some club leadership as well as other new Rotarians in an informal setting.  This month we will learn about the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF).  What is it?  How does it impact the work Rotary Committees do?  How can you help?
All Seattle #4 Rotarians are welcome to join in!  We look forward to seeing you soon. 

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:

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



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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