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President Nancy Cahill's Theme for 2022-23

Gather - Engage - Serve


Wednesday, November 8
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Columbia Tower - 75th Fl.
701 Fifth Avenue

Topic: Mentoring


Join us for the evening fellowship event at the Columbia Tower Club featuring a panel discussion on mentorship moderated by club member Mark Wright and featuring club member panelists. Appetizers will be provided by the club and there will be a cash bar. Parking is $12 after 5:00 PM at the Columbia Tower.
If you are planning on attending please register TODAY by clicking here to access the registration form. Please use the code rotarymember when filling out the registration form as this event is free for both Columbia Tower Club Members and Seattle Rotary Members; however, is $35 for the General Public. 

November 1 Meeting Report

President Nancy came on stage at the Westin To “Don’t Stop Me Now” and introduced Skip Kotkins who inspired us with a story of someone that has inspired him, Thomas (T.J.) Vassar who was one of the first Black students at Lakeside School who then went onto to graduate from Harvard, elected and then served as president of the Seattle School Board and spent most of his career (until his untimely death from cancer) at Lakeside, running the same program that he benefit from as a student (Lakeside’s enrollment is now 2/3 students of color).

Seattle 4 Rotarians Help at Wellspring 

Here is a photo of some of the Seattle 4 volunteers who served at Wellspring Family Services on October 25th.  Our group festively decorated donation boxes that will be used to collect warm clothing and practical gifts for those in need.

Our next fourth week volunteer service event will be Wednesday, November 29 at the Historylink offices in Pike Place Market! More details coming soon!

Seattle Rotary Service Foundation Spotlight

$100,000 Community Impact Grant
SRSF needs your help as we begin the search for the recipient of our $100,000 Community Impact Grant.  Please CLICK HERE TO RANK THE GRANT FOCUS AREAS by Tuesday, November 7th. SRSF thanks you!
SRSF Campaign Donor Pin
We have quite a few Seattle 4 Rotarians wearing this new Pin.  It can be yours, too!
This Pin is worn by Seattle 4 Rotarians who have already pledged or given to this years’ Seattle Rotary Service Foundation Campaign.  Wouldn’t it be great to see all of our Club members wearing this Pin?  Each project that we get to fund and is completed by a Service Committee has a lasting impact on it's recipients and their communities! 
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is honored to be selected as a Spirit of 12 Partner with the Seattle Seahawks again this year! This means there will be exclusive opportunities for our organization to fundraise for our mission at Seahawks games and events throughout the season. Our next volunteer opportunity is coming up on November 12, 2023 for 50/50 raffle ticket sales and we would love to have you there!

The Volunteer Opportunity
What: Selling 50/50 raffle tickets during a Seahawks home game. The charitable proceeds portion of the 50/50 raffle jackpot will go into a pool of funds that will be combined all season and evenly distributed between all twelve (12) Spirit of 12 organizations at the end of the season.
When: Sunday, November 12, 2023
Where: Lumen Field
Time: 9:00am thru the start of the 4th quarter
Registration: Pre-registration is required – Seattle Seahawks Spirit of 12 -50/50 Ticket Sales (
Additional Details:
  • All volunteers will be provided with breakfast & lunch.
  • All volunteers provided a Spirit of 12 t-shirt
  • Volunteers who sell a minimum amount of raffle tickets will receive Starbucks gift cards.
  • The highest ticket sellers will have a chance to win Seahawks game tickets, autographed items, and team gear!

Book Club is Back!

The Peacebuilders Committee Book Club is back!  We are reading The River that Made Seattle by BJ Cummings. This is a book about the Duwamish River, a critical resource to the Indigenous people of the area that became a vital utility to aerospace and other industries. The use and abuse of the river shaped the lives of the area’s first people and the white settlers who came later. “Deeply researched and eloquent. Cummings skillfully unfolds the interrelated stories of a much-abused river, an ambitious city, and the people whose lives shaped both the river and the city.”
Our book discussion will be held on Wednesday, November 15, at 11:00 AM before the Seattle Rotary lunch program. We will meet in-person in the Olympic Room on the Mezzanine or 2nd Floor of the Westin Hotel.
The book’s publisher, University of Washington Press, is currently having a Back-to-School sale with 40% off and free shipping through Oct. 31st.  To order through University of Washington Press, click HERE.


Lunch Cost Changes:  All individual payments for meeting lunches across the board are now $40 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

Carma McKay
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 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!! 
Nov 08, 2023 5:30 PM
Columbia Tower Club
Nov 15, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Nov 22, 2023
No Meeting Week
Dec 06, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
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White Christmas@ the 5th Avenue - Special Discount
Oct 25, 2023 3:00 PM –
Nov 05, 2023 5:00 PM
Evening Membership Event - Mentorship
Columbia Tower Club
Nov 08, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity at Seahawks Game!
Nov 12, 2023 9:00 AM
November Book Club
Westin Hotel
Nov 15, 2023
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Nov 17, 2023 10:00 AM
Volunteer Service Day at Pike Place Market
HistoryLink Office
Nov 29, 2023
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Dec 06, 2023 3:00 PM
Giving Together Drive for Wellspring
Wellspring Family Services
Dec 09, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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Cody McNeal


November 3 - 9
Don Root
Sue McNab


3 Years
Eric Piekarz
David Wu
5 Years
Mary Johnstone
6 Years
Gene Boes
7 Years
Jaime Mendez
9 Years
Robyn Grad
15 Years
Jane Pryor
17 Years
Dave Kraft
21 Years
Terry Van Nostrand
24 Years
Trish Bostrom
25 Years
Jonelle Johnson
35 Years
Tracy Garland
36 Years
Sue McNab

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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