Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights         December 8, 2023
President Nancy Cahill's Theme for 2022-23

Gather - Engage - Serve

Next Event: Club Holiday Party on December 19

Tuesday, December 19
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Queen City Yacht Club

Annual Holiday Party

Enjoy music, food, fun, and fellowship at our annual holiday party! To purchase tickets, please CLICK HERE.

Members Out and About

The December issue of Rotary Magazine featured a spotlight of Rotary Club of Seattle's very own Jerilyn Brusseau! 
Our members continue to give regularly to Bloodworks NW and would like to count you in our number! When donating, please snap a pic and let them know you are with Rotary District 5030 so our organization is credited for your generous giving!
The University of Washington December 2023 issue features an article highlighting club member Mike Hatzenbeler and his work as a community builder spanning from his time as a political science major in college to present day at PROVAIL. To read the article, CLICK HERE.

December 6 Meeting Report


President Nancy called Seattle #4 Rotary Club  to order at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. She announced new elections coming up and officers. Faith Ireland spoke about the importance of the arts in Seattle going back to 1962, when she first was exposed to the arts via politics. She supported Wing Luke for Seattle City Council.


Get Involved!

Thank you for attending the Rotary Club of Seattle's meeting this week. CLICK HERE for the link to the SRSF New Member Welcome Guide that was presented by Kevin Crane and Vicky Oxley. You will see again how your gifts are making a difference in this world! We are a service club and our service committees bring our raised funds to life!
You should have also received a text this week with THIS LINK to the donation page our website showing all the ways you can give to both the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation and The Rotary Foundation.
For more information about the two foundations, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, December 9
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellspring Family Services

Volunteer Saturday - Giving Together Drive

Every December, the Wellspring Family Store transforms into a holiday wonderland to provide gifts and toys to children in families experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. Volunteers will write cards to be included in holiday orders, organize toys, or pack toy orders to go directly to families.

Volunteer Requirements: All volunteers must complete a volunteer application by CLICKING HERE and RSVP by CLICKING HERE at least one week in advance of the event date. Masks are required on-site for all volunteer activities.

Wednesday, December 13
6:00 PM
AMC Pacific Place

Boys in the Boat Private Premiere Screening

Thanks to club members Nicole Klein and Linda Lowry, we are offering this special opportunity to see an early screening of the much-anticipated Boys in the Boat film. We will send a club-wide email soon with all event details but get this on your calendar ASAP!

Tuesday, December 19
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Queen City Yacht Club

Rotary Club of Seattle
Holiday Party

Join us for a festive celebration at the Queen City Yacht Club!
The Rotary Club of Seattle is thrilled to host its annual holiday party, a wonderful in-person event that promises a night of merriment and joy. Get ready to mingle with fellow Rotarians and indulge in delicious food and drinks.
This is the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and embrace the holiday spirit with your Rotary community. Don't miss out on this unforgettable evening of laughter, cheer, and good company. Mark your calendars now for the Rotary Club of Seattle Holiday Party!
For event details and to purchase tickets, please click HERE. Ticket price $10.

Wednesday, January 17
6:00 PM
Tanoor Restaurant (Dexter Ave. Location)

Ethnic Dinner Hosted by Fedva Dikmen

Club member Fedva Dikmen would like to invite you to our next club ethnic dinner at Tanoor Restaurant. The set menu is $55 per person. To RSVP for this event, please contact Fedva by CLICKING HERE.
Seattle # 4 is co-sponsoring  a 9 day tour to Kenya to learn more about Rotary service, especially malaria projects and working with Rotary Clubs in other countries.
The tour will include sightseeing and more importantly 3 days, 2 nights of safari. The $2,400 price includes all hotels, transportation within Kenya, food, adult beverages tips and admissions; based on double occupancy. If interested, contact Larry Granat:


Lunch Cost Changes:  All individual payments for meeting lunches across the board are now $45 including visiting Rotarians and prospective member guests.



Bloodworks NW

Morgan Stanley

New Corporate Members



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

Mary Goldie
Club Director

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 Club Director, 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!! 

Dec 27, 2023
No Meeting Week
Jan 03, 2024 12:30 PM
Jan 17, 2024 12:30 PM
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Click Each for a Full Description
Giving Together Drive for Wellspring
Wellspring Family Services
Dec 09, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Private Screening of Boys in the Boat
AMC Pacific Place
Dec 13, 2023 7:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Dec 15, 2023 10:00 AM
Holiday Party at Queen City Yacht Club
Queen City Yacht Club
Dec 19, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Jan 03, 2024 3:00 PM
SRSF Finance Committee Meeting
Westin Hotel
Jan 17, 2024
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Ethnic Dinner with Fedva Dikmen
Tanoor Restaurant
Jan 17, 2024 6:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Jan 19, 2024 10:00 AM
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Collin Olden
Logan Reilly


December 8 - December 14
Terry Van Nostrand
Loria Yeadon
Nicole Klein
Len Cereghino
Matt LeMaster
Steve Boyer
Vicky Oxley


1 Year
Barton Delacy
Jared Grose
2 Years
Ryan Pong
Sue Bennett
6 Years
Tatyana Tsyrlina-Spady
Paul Tsai
7 Years
Adel Sefrioui
Mary Wagner
9 Years
Jim Kraft
13 Years
Andrew Rapp
16 Years
Brian Bruce
19 Years
Mark Wright
22 Years
Heather Fitzpatrick
29 Years
Linda Walton
30 Years
Dave Seibert
31 Years
Jim Duncan
32 Years
Assunta Ng
36 Years
Anne Farrell
43 Years
Skip Kotkins
44 Years
John Ellis
45 Years
Carl Behnke

Get Involved

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  See below for a list of committees.  Email the committee chair by clicking on their name.  Or, contact Carma McKay for more information. 


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


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:
Marsha Mutusi:
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