Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights      September 3, 2021
Sep 08, 2021 12:30 PM
Online Program
Sep 15, 2021 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave. and on Zoom
Sep 22, 2021
Online Program
View entire list
Click Each for a Full Description
New and Prospective Member Orientation
On Zoom
Sep 08, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Einer Handeland Stunning Dahlia Garden Tour
Einer Handeland's Home
Sep 12, 2021
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Day Hike to Grand Park, Mt. Rainier National Park
Mercer Island Park and Ride
Sep 18, 2021 7:00 AM
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Sep 25, 2021 9:15 AM
Rotary Volunteer Opportunity - Mentors Needed
On Zoom
Sep 25, 2021
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
September Walk 'n Talk
The International District
Sep 30, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
View entire list


Jenn Gladish
Janet Welcher
Andrew Rapp
Barbie Seifert
Tom Herche
Brian Goodwin
Kirk Greene


We will be honoring anniversaries at our
Sept. 15 meeting
at The Westin.
1 Year
Daniel Chen
Hisao Inagaki
Monna Lux
2 Years
Mike O’Brien
Mike Hatzenbeler
4 Years
Marc Kurose
Jim Stevens
Linda Thompson-Black
Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim
Derryl Willis
5 Years
Matt Albertson
Kevin Crane
Lindsay Klarman
7 Years
Nick Anderson
8 Years
Paul Frogley
11 Years
Nyasha Tunduwani
13 Years
Lisa Mayfield
18 Years
Linda Rough
Dominik Musafia
22 Years
Harvey Rubinstein
29 Years
Jim McCurdy
31 Years
Paul McTaggart
34 Years
Faith Ireland
Shirley Lansing
35 Years
Don Murphy

Get Involved - Join a Committee!
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, Co-chairperson
Dr. Suzanne Griffin, Co-chairperson


Meeting Reporters



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:



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. 

Access the club membership directory on the go! The ClubRunner app is free and available for iPhone and Android users. Here's how:
  1. Go to your app store, search for the ClubRunner app, and install for free.
  2. Login using the same information you use to log in via the website.
  3. Easily search or browse the directory from anywhere.
If you don't know your login information, please email Fiona at


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, September 8
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 

On Zoom


How Will the Seahawks Perform This Season?

Steve Raible

"Voice of the Seahawks," Steve Raible, will share his thoughts about the upcoming Seahawks' season.  Learn what Steve thinks our team's prospects are for a winning year as new recruits and coaching staff are integrated into the Seahawks' game plans.

A longtime broadcaster and original Seattle Seahawk, Steve has been a fixture in the Pacific Northwest for almost half a century.  Raible entered broadcasting in 1982 following a six-year career as a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks.  A second-round draft choice of the expansion franchise in 1976, Raible came to Seattle after graduating from Georgia Tech.

Steve has called the biggest games in Seahawk history, including the Super Bowl 48 championship over the Denver Broncos. 

Join Steve for an entertaining program.

To register a guest or someone interested in membership, please contact Fiona Ronyai
Join on Zoom click HERE
Or dial in on your phone: 
(253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584
Traditional Leadership Cannot Rebuild an Uneven, Siloed America
President Jimmy rang the bell promptly at 12:30 in the Westin Hotel’s Cascade Ballroom, followed by the day’s anthem,  America the Beautiful,  led by Cynthia Chirot accompanied by Burr Stewart.  Bill Center delivered the day’s inspiration that took the form of an update about past president Todd Summerfelt’s battle against cancer.  “Cancer is an insidious disease inflicting untold anguish,” Bill said, “as Todd has been grappling with cancer since the first of the year but doing better than expected. "
President Jimmy asked past president and KING-TV anchor Mark Wright to introduce and interview the day’s featured speaker, Paul Shoemaker, founding president of Social Venture Partners International (SVPI) (, and one of the Northwest’s leading experts on activating social change agents, and how individuals can be the most effective.  His new book, Taking Charge of Change: How Rebuilders Solve Hard Problems ( describes how the social, economic, and health challenges facing America in the 2020s are radically different than those we faced even one generation ago.
Member Spotlight
John Steckler
Thomas B. Hayward
An Incredible Story!
365 and Still Going! 
Consul General of Japan and fellow Seattle 4 Rotarian, Hisao Inagaki's Instagram account is getting attention around the world after folding a crane every day, praying for everyone's health and peace,  and posting it on Instagram.  He recently marked one year with the 365th crane. Consul General Inagaki is not done. He plans to continue while he is in Seattle and then he will donate his work!
We will be celebrating his one-year anniversary with Seattle 4 at our meeting on September 15th. 
Sunday, September 12
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Einer Handeland's
Dahlia Garden Tour


Fellow Rotarian, Einer Handeland and his wife Marilyn have been working with dahlias for over 40 years and would like to invite you to tour their stunning garden filled with 700 dahlias including 160 different varieties. Wellspring is providing vases so you can take a few blooms to brighten up your home!  Iced tea, lemonade, and wine will be served. 

Parking is available in front of the house as well as within a parking lot at Trinity Lutheran Church --just three houses north at the corner of 85th Ave SE and SE 40th St.  Wheelchair access is on the north side of the house.  If you need additional information, please contact Einer at 206-755-0630.

Saturday,  September 18 Meet at 7:00 AM  
Mercer Island Park/Ride
Day Hike to Grand Park
Mt. Rainier National Park

Grand Park is a large plateau on the north side of Mt Rainier very near the National Park's northern West-East boundary.  It offers great views of Mt Rainier on a sunny day.  Hikers will meet on Mercer Island and leave at 7:00 AM.  Group size will be limited to 12 and will be for members only. 

3 spots left!

Saturday, September 25
Saturday, December 11
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM 
Mentors Needed 
Want to HELP future leaders prepare for post-secondary education?
UNCF in partnership with Seattle 4 Rotary presents the Portfolio Project. The Portfolio Project is a free 11-week bridge to success program targeted to underrepresented emerging scholars in their Junior and Senior years of High School. The mission of the Portfolio Project is to equip students across Washington and Oregon State with the resources needed to reach their aspirations of post-secondary education.
As a mentor, you will inspire, guide, and motivate, your student while they navigate through the daunting college and scholarship application process.
This year we’ve implemented the Support Squad. This cohort allows two Rotarian mentors for each group of portfolio project students. This provides a team approach for mentors and students. It allows the pairing of mentors to share the time commitment. For example, if a mentor has a prior commitment on a Portfolio Project Saturday.
For More Information:
Linda Thompson-Black 206-851-8178
Lori Walker 206-399-0165
Apply At:
Thursday, September 30
5:30 PM 
Walk 'n Talk
The International District

These events are a great way to meet fellow Rotarians safely in an outdoor environment.  The walks are free and the dinner is optional.

You won't want to miss this one!  Our fellow Rotarian Assunta Ng, publisher of the Northwest Asian Weekly, will provide a captivating tour chronicling the struggles, transformation, growth, and prospering of the International District. She will show us where Chinatown, Japan Town, and Little Saigon are.  We will start the tour at TP Tea Washington (679 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98104) where you will enjoy some Boba Tea.  Our tour will include a visit to the Northwest Asian Weekly Building (formerly housing the iconic Kokusai Theater), the historic Panama Hotel, Danny Woo Garden, the 113-year-old Maneki Restaurant, the oldest Japanese Restaurant in the United States, Wing Luke Museum, Uwajimaya Asian Supermarket ending at Tai Tung (655 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98104) with a classic dinner designed by Assunta at a cost of $20.  Parking will be provided nearby.

RSVP For Dinner 


As we begin to emerge from the effects of the COVID19 pandemic, we are excited to announce our upcoming Rotary District 5030 Conference to be held in Coeur d’Alene, ID to be held on the weekend of October 1-3, 2021.
We can’t wait to get together face to face and hold this event as it will be the first District Conference to be held since the spring of 2019 in Spokane, WA.
Thursday, October 7
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Continental Place
2125 1st Avenue
*proof of vaccination required at the door
Seattle 4 Rotarians are invited to help solve the mystery.  This year's annual fundraiser will include games, a raffle, and a prize to the best detective (be sure to dress the part!).
Early Admission (Sept. 18) - $30
General Admission - $40



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
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 and Communication Manager, Fiona Ronyai, 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!! 
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To unsubscribe from future e-mails, click here.
To forward this email to your friends, click here.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7
ClubRunner is a registered trademark of Doxess Technologies Inc.
© 2016 ClubRunner. All Rights Reserved.