Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     October 21, 2022

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, October 26
Zoom Only
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Anahita Dalmia, Alterea Inc.

Agents of Influence: A Game to Critically Evaluate Information

In the midst of the pandemic, co-founder of Alterea Inc., Anahita Dalmia, realized the frightening power that misinformation and fake news has on the younger generation. Anahita, a 3rd generation Rotarian originally from New Delhi, India, and a member of the Rotary Club of Newport Beach, CA, was inspired to develop 'Agents of Influence’ - a spy themed media literacy game aligned with the 4-Way test that equips middle school students with the necessary skills to critically evaluate information and make responsible, informed decisions.


Conversation with Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison and Seattle Sportswriter Mike Gastineau

President Beth opened the meeting at The Rainier Club on a smoky, foggy fall day.  Raymond Tymas-Jones and Ryan Bunbury led us in “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”  Bill Center inspired us by reminding us that even though life is not fair, an essential ingredient in productivity and success is something distributed fairly and equally to all: time.  The question is, “how do we spend our time? Time is precious, but we can share it with those in need of encouragement, help, and relief.”  He has never regretted the time he has invested in others…


Fellow Rotarian, Linda Thompson-Black, would like to invite club members to assist with the UNCF's Portfolio Project by mentoring high school juniors and seniors as the prepare for life beyond graduation. For more information, please call Linda at 206-851-8178.

Wellspring Family Services Resource Fair

Saturday, October 22
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wellspring Family Services

If this is your first time volunteering with Wellspring, you will need to complete an application, and email your proof of vaccination against COVID 19 to

Community Harvest Program

Saturday, October 22
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join Harvest Against Hunger and our partners (and graduated Harvest VISTA site!) with the Community Harvest program at Upper Valley MEND on Saturday, October 22nd to help pick apples in a Cashmere, WA orchard. Our goal is to pick more than 18,000 pounds of apples in one day!
Space is limited, so please register in advance HERE.

Duwamish River Tours with Maritime High School

Wednesday, October 26 & Thursday, October 27
Harbor Island Marina

To demonstrate what they’ve learned, the Maritime High School freshman class are designing boat-based tours of the Duwamish River to share the story of historic and current communities on the river.

The students will be presenting on - and operating - the vessel "Admiral Jack" with the assistance of a trained captain.

Tours will be held Wednesday, October 26 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM and Thursday, October 27 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Space is limited, so please let Stephen Streufert know which date and time you would like to attend by clicking HERE

YRL Escape Room Event

Wednesday, October 26
Hourglass Escapes

This event will have limited capacity at either 8 people or 16 people, depending on demand we can do 1 or 2 rooms. Timing is either 5pm or 7pm depending on what works best for the group. We can plan to walk to Queen Anne Beer Hall before or after for some more socialization - anyone can join for this portion, no RSVP required. 
Please email Tabitha Claus or Ashley Burman if you'd like to join and your preferred start time for the escape room (5pm or 7pm start) by October 21st! RSVP required. 

Path Forward 2022

Thursday, October 27
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online Program

Rotarian Dr. Stephan Blanford invites you to this online panel discussion regarding the role of equity-focused policies on child outcomes. To register, click HERE.
For more information on the Runway to Partnership event, please see the event listing on the club website.

Dia De Los Muertos Community Celebration

Friday, October 28
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Seattle Art Museum

This is an informal committee gathering to encourage our members to celebrate and learn about our diverse community. Every year at SAM, Fulgencio Lazo and a team of local artists design a unique tapete (sand painting) to celebrate Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Free with RSVP; for additional information, please contact Linda Lowry.

First Thursday Art Walk with Seattle Rotary Arts Committee

Thursday, November 3
5:00 PM
Seattle Art Museum Lobby

The Seattle Rotary 4 Art Committee invites you to attend the 1st Thursday Art Walk on November 3rd.  Meet in the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) lobby at 1300 1st Avenue at 5:00pm.  We will tour the collections in informal groups and then “walk” across the street for libations at the Goldfinch Tavern, 99 Union St.

To RSVP, please contact Jeff Parker.

Rotary Elwha Exploration Day

Sunday, November 6
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Port Angeles

Seattle Rotary's Environmental Sustainability Committee invites all club members to this free event, which will focus on the impact of dam removal on the Elwha River. Breakfast, a classroom learning session, and exploratory walk are all on the agenda for this event. To register, please click HERE.

2023 Africa Malaria Tours

Thursday, February 9 - Thursday, February 16 2023 (Zambia) and Thursday, February 16 - Tuesday, February 21 2023 (Tanzania)

Join Seattle Rotary as we visit our malaria partners in Africa during this extensive two-part tour. Rotarians have the option of attending both tours or one of their choosing. The tours include all hotel accommodation, meals, beverages (beer and wine included), gratuities, airport/hotel transfers, ground transportation, and in-country flights between tour legs. For more information including cost and tentative itinerary, please see the event listing on the club website.




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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Carma McKay
Interim Staff

Mary Goldie
Membership Manager

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 Executive Director, Caroline Bobanick, or Membership Manager, 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!! 
Oct 26, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Program
Nov 02, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Nov 09, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Nov 16, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
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United Negro College Fund Portfolio Project
Sep 24, 2022 – Dec 10, 2022
Rotary Youth Exchange Applications NOW OPEN!
Oct 13, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
Todd Summerfelt Memorial
Mountaineers Clubhouse at The Mountaineering Club
Oct 21, 2022 2:00 PM
Wellspring Family Services Volunteer Day
Oct 22, 2022
Community Harvest Program
Cashmere, WA
Oct 22, 2022
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Oct 22, 2022
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Duwamish River Tours with the Maritime High School
Harbor Island Marina
Oct 26, 2022 – Oct 27, 2022
YRL Escape Room Event
Hourglass Escapes
Oct 26, 2022
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Liv Werneke
Sue Nixon
Rich Lacher
Faouzi Sefrioui
Anne Jannetti
David McFadden


1 Year
Terryl Ross
2 Years
Mihoko Tanaka
Tabitha Claus
Stephen Morse
3 Years
Dow Constantine
4 Years
Ashok Gangolli
6 Years
John Hojaboom
David McFadden
8 Years
Lorna Tumwebaze
Carla Fowler
9 Years
Eric Christensen
10 Years
Carese Busby
12 Years
Dan Evans
Nancy Evans
Sheree Wen
20 Years
April Mobley
21 Years
Daniel Weiner
23 Years
Jim Moore
24 Years
Vicky Oxley
25 Years
Cynthia Chirot
27 Years
Tom Mesaros
28 Years
Bob Johnson
29 Years
Kathy Williams
Neil Larson
30 Years
Karl Ege
33 Years
Nancy Osborne
Lou Lundquist
34 Years
Jeff Pyatt
35 Years
Ron Bayley
40 Years
Steve Prince
51 Years
John Durbin

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or Mary Goldie 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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