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December 18
David Bobanick
Bill Center
December 23
Brian Bruce
Bill Marshall Jr.
December 24
Jeff Pritchard
December 26
Chris Clark
Mike O'Byrne
December 28
Susan Bean
Eric Weiss
December 29
David Fain
Daron Vchulek
December 31
Dan Evans


1 Year
Carolyn Ladd
2 Years
Hyung-Jong Lee
Jane Nishita
Paul Tsai
Tatyana Tsyrlina-Spady
4 Years
Adel Sefrioui
Mary Wagner
6 Years
Jim Kraft
Jane Tornatore
10 Years
Alan Bergen
Andrew Rapp
13 Years
Brian Bruce
16 Years
Mark Wright
19 Years
Heather Fitzpatrick
26 Years
Linda Walton
27 Years
Paul Cressman, Jr.
Dave Siebert
28 Years
Susan Adler
Jim Duncan
29 Years
Assunta Ng
33 Years
Anne Farrell
40 Years
Skip Kotkins
41 Years
John Ellis
42 Years
Carl Behnke

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 one of our Rotary Cares Committee Co-chairs listed below to let us know how we can help. 
Fedva Dikmen:
Sue McNab:

Bob Alexander



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 Mariah for more details at

Get Involved - Join a Committee!

You can find a full list of our committees with descriptions on our website. Contacting the committee chair, listed below, is the best way to find out how to get involved. 


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


Member Engagement
New Member Introduction
Membership Recruitment
Rotary Cares
Rotary Mariners


Social Media
Totem Report


Diplomacy Initiative Task Force
David Woodward, Founder
Dr. Skip Rowland, Co-chairperson
Dr. Suzanne Griffin, Co-chairperson



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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

Happy Holidays - No Meeting December
23 or 30

*Next Meeting
January 6, 2020*

Assunta Ng shared this message during the holiday program - a sentiment shared by all of us in Seattle Rotary!

November 27 - January 9

Downtown Holiday Lights and Delights

The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) invites you to take part in Holiday Lights and Delights presented by Amazon, where a sleigh’s worth of new socially distanced experiences await you in downtown. Dazzling holiday-themed light sculptures have come to life in Westlake Park, with more than 80,000 lights shining from larger-than-life installations of presents, arches, trees, and more. New this year, DSA has brought an augmented reality adventure to designated spots throughout parks, sidewalks, and plazas in the downtown Seattle retail core. Bring your smartphone to discover this digital winter wonderland hidden in plain sight.

Westland Whiskey Tasting

Thursday, January 21 at 6:00 pm

Enjoy Westland Distillery's American Single Malt Whiskey Virtual Tasting with the fellowship of your Rotary Club of Seattle friends. You will be guided through an hour-long tasting of three different Westland Distillery award-winning single malt whiskies.

Westland Distillery’s Single Malt Scotch Tasting Kit includes their American Oak, Sherry Wood, and Peated Single Malt Whiskies. You will receive a Glencairn Tasting Glass and Westland Whiskey information with the whiskey.

Westland Distillery will ship the whiskey tasting kit to your home prior to the event.

Cost: $95.00 per person.   
Contact Doug Seto at for more details, and click the link below to sign up to participate. 

Rotary is Out for Blood!

Seattle 4 Rotarians! Our community needs us!  The blood supply in Seattle has developed into a major public health crisis. Sanitation protocols have shut down bloodmobiles which historically have provided 60% of our region’s blood supply while the demand for blood has risen 8% in just the last month.  COVID projections indicate the supply/demand picture will only darken.  Your Board of Directors is encouraging us to respond and has approved four quarterly blood drives to take place over the coming year with the first drive happening now! 
The featured donation location for this launch is the Pop Up at Mariners T-Mobile Park which runs through December 31st.  Mariners are generously giving away fun thank you gifts to donors, such as bobbleheads and hats. To register for this event, click here.
Alternatively, any convenient Bloodworks NW donation site will welcome you. To register for a donor site convenient for you, click here or call 800-398-7888.
So what incentives are we offering?  The opportunity to save lives! Plain and simple.  As a special thank you for your donation, Paul Harris Fellowship points will be awarded to all participating Seattle 4 Rotary members; enough that four donations during the year will earn members a full Paul Harris Fellowship! For details, contact our club’s Bloodworks Liaison, Sten Crissey, at
The need cannot be overstated. Understanding the urgency, our District Governor, Cathy Gibson, has called for every club in our district to participate and has announced a competition.  Seattle 4 has accepted the challenge and will compete against seven Rotary teams, each team will be roughly the size of Seattle 4’s total membership.  To register and record your participation:
  1. Email your appointment confirmation to with the name of your team which is Seattle 4 Rotary.
  2. On the day of your donation tell the registrar that you are donating for Rotary District 5030 (code 5030).  Tell your family, friends, and co-workers!  We need everybody’s help.  And by using the 5030 code, Seattle 4 will receive credit for their donation.
Please! Be a hero! And do your part to support our Rotary is Out for Blood campaign.  Make your appointment today!


All donations are by appointment only. The one-hour donation appointment is a safe and essential action to support local hospitals and patients. The pop-up centers are being conducted in accordance with social distancing guidelines. No walk-ins, guests, or people under age 16 are permitted onsite. All donors are required to wear masks during their appointment. Bloodworks has posted information addressing questions and concerns for blood donors at  For questions about eligibility or to make your appointment, call 800-398-7888, or visit  For all other questions, contact our club’s Bloodworks Liaison, Sten Crissey, at

Give the Gift of Joy to a Child in Need!

The Community Service Committee is once again partnering with Wellspring Family Services to brighten the holidays for children and families experiencing homelessness. Wellspring needs donations of toys, clothing, diapers, grocery gift cards, and more to help families facing homelessness during the holiday season. It’s a quick, easy, and socially-distant way to help bring joy to a child in need! Just review the wish list and shop at one or more of these online sites:
Amazon or Amazon Smile: Log into your account and click this link to shop Wellspring’s Giving Together 2020 list. From the list, select items you'd like to donate. Then, at Checkout, check the box for shipping to Wellspring. Next, under “Review items and shipping,” click “Add gift options,” and type in your name and Rotary 2020. Be sure to include your email so that we can send you a note of thanks!
Gift cards are always welcome! You can order them from Fred Meyer or from Safeway/Albertsons.
You can also shop at your favorite local or online retailer and have the items delivered or dropped off at Wellspring Family Services, The Rotary Support Center for Families, 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144.
Here’s a brief wish list of items we need:
UNDER $100
Retail store gift cards (priority item)
Sports clothing
Toy store gift cards
Warm coats
Arts & crafts kits
Diverse dolls w/ accessories
Family games
Learning toys
Ride-on toys
Grocery store gift cards (priority item)
Diapers and Wipes (priority item)
Lego or K’Nex sets
Prepaid gas cards
Purses & wallets
Remote control cars
Train sets
Action figures
Board books
Car or truck toys
Electronic toy pets
Pre-teen/teen books
Socks & underwear
Sports balls (football, soccer, basketball, etc.)
Teething toys
Hand-held games
Hats, gloves, & scarves
Jewelry making kits
Makeup kits
If you have questions, contact or 206-902-4259.  For more information about Wellspring, visit All children deserve a safe and warm winter, especially those facing homelessness. Thank you for supporting this important cause!

Do you have content you'd like to share on our club's Facebook? Here are two ways to do that:

1. All members are invited to join and post in our Members-only Facebook Group
2. Send your ideas and requests for content for our public Facebook Page to Social Media Chair Bailee Neyland.

You're Invited to Watch The Seattle Fire Department Awards Ceremony

Seattle Rotarians are invited to watch this year's Seattle Fire Department Awards on YouTube. This is a wonderful recognition ceremony held in honor of some of Seattle's finest, with compelling, real-life stories of heroism, bravery, and everyday acts of service. 

Share Rotary with Your LinkedIn Network in Three Easy Steps

1. Join our club's LinkedIn Group.
2. Forward invitations to meetings and events to your network. 
3. Include Caroline's email ( so your friends and associates can reserve their spot and get access codes.
If you don't already have a LinkedIn profile, CLICK HERE to learn how to get started. 


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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Mariah Kimpton
Program 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 Program Manager, Mariah Kimpton, 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!! 
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