Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights         January 5, 2024
President Nancy Cahill's Theme for 2023-2024

Gather - Engage - Serve

Next Evening Event

Wednesday, January 10
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
First Interstate Bank
Two Union Square
Suite #3000

Membership Social with Presentation on the Great Wealth Exchange

For our club's January evening member event, we will be having a social happy hour at First Interstate Bank with a presentation about the Great Wealth Exchange and what you need to know about it's expected impacts over the next few decades. Food and drink will be provided; we do ask that you RSVP by CLICKING HERE so we have an accurate count for food and beverage service.

Religious Communities Foster Trust & Civil Discourse


Religious freedom was the title of the  Seattle Rotary’s long program on Wednesday at the Motif Hotel in downtown Seattle.  Three local clerics came to the podium to describe how religious communities can foster better relations and outcomes.  The panelists were Seattle 4 member and Senior Rabbi of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Daniel Weiner;  Pastor & Senior Minister, Carey G. Anderson, First African Methodist Episcopal Church; and Reverand Steven L. Thomason, DEAN AND RECTOR, Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral,
Rabbi Weiner called the panelists ‘brothers in faith’ on Capital Hill who value interfaith connections beyond their physical proximity.  Each congregation is committed to a set of shared values that extend beyond differences in politics, tone, or style.
The panel focused on three main themes: Uncertainty, Trust and the Next Generation.



Get Involved!

We hope you all had a lovely holiday and want warmly welcome each of you to the New Year! 
As of Tuesday 1/2/24, 44% of our membership had made a donation or a pledge to the current Seattle Rotary Service Foundation Campaign.  Many thanks to all of you who have done so thus far!  
However, many of our members prefer to make their gifts in January or February.   Therefore, for your convenience, CLICK HERE to see all of the ways to make that happen that includes options for a one time donation, through Donor Advised Funds (Fidelity, Schwab, etc) and even monthly donations.  
This link also provides an easy donation path for The Rotary Foundation.  
Remember that your gifts make our Service Committee work possible and supports our Service Above Self philosophy. Your gifts truly make a difference in our ability to make the world a better place!

Wednesday, January 10
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
First Interstate Bank
Two Union Square

Membership Social with Presentation on the Great Wealth Exchange

Event details are at the top of the newsletter; if attending, please RSVP by CLICKING HERE.

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

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.

Tuesday, January 23
4:00 PM
Seattle Public Library Main Branch

Screening of Sentenced Sponsored by the Education Committee

Please "Save the Date" for a special film showing of Sentenced, a film documentary highlighting the impacts of adult illiteracy, followed by a panel discussion. This program motivates Rotarians to support our youth; academic intervention non-profits will be at the program. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, February 13

Lunch and Author Talk with BJ Cummings Sponsored by the Peacebuilders Committee

Please "save the date" for this very special opportunity for lunch and a talk from BJ Cummings, author of recent Peacebuilders book club selection, The River That Made Seattle. More details coming soon!

Monday, February 26

Deadline to Register to Volunteer Marshal with Rotary at the 2024 KPMG PGA Women's Championship

The Rotary Club of Seattle is excited to offer this volunteer opportunity as a Marshall for the 2024 KPMG  Women's PGA Championship! Our club has committed to providing 15 volunteers for Hole 11. The deadline for registration for this event in June is February 26; please see below for registration information:

  • CLICK HERE to access the volunteer portal
  • Click "Register Here" on the right-hand side of the page
  • Select "Adult Volunteer" as your volunteer type
  • Create a username and fill out information needed
  • When prompted to select a Committee Choice, select "Marshal Hole 11 - Rotary Club of Seattle" from the drop down box, enter the security code RCS2024, and complete the entire registration process

*Using this code ensures that all members of our club volunteering will be assigned to the correct hole*


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!! 

Jan 17, 2024 12:30 PM
Feb 07, 2024 12:30 PM
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Click Each for a Full Description
Monthly Evening Event at First Interstate Bank
First Interstate Bank
Jan 10, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
SRSF Finance Committee Meeting
Westin Hotel
Jan 17, 2024
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Ethnic Dinner
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
Illiteracy Shouts Out for Action
Seattle Public Library
Jan 23, 2024 4:00 PM
Compañía Nacional de Danza Performance 
University of Washington Meany Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 25, 2024 8:00 PM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Feb 07, 2024 3:00 PM
Lunch and Author Talk with BJ Cummings
Feb 13, 2024
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Collin Olden
Logan Reilly


January 5 - January 11
Jorge Chapa
John Kilpatrick, PhD
Steve Crandall
Alicia Flatt


1 Year
Rob Lobosco (reinstatement)
Jorge Chapa
Tony Chen
2 Years
Mia Yen
Kevin Schilling
4 Years
Steve Woolworth
Rajeev Agarwal
Laurie Black
David Frum
7 Years
Randy Frisch
13 Years
Lillian Sherman
19 Years
Burr Stewart
Anna Liotta
21 Years
Jim Spady
23 Years
Ev Billingslea
24 Years
Jeff Borek
26 Years
Laurie Jonsson
Bill Hammond III, MD
29 Years
Nancy Cahill
31 Years
Don Nielsen 
Chris Clark
35 Years
Fedva Dikmen
Bill Fetterly
41 Years
Bob Davidson
44 Years
John King
45 Years
Bob Calhoun
46 Years
Bill Weisfield

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


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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