Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     July 22, 2022

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, July 27
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Kaj Pedersen, Redefining the Value of Rotary

Zambia-born Pedersen is a software executive currently leading technology for AstrumU and has over 20 years of experience in venture creation. Pedersen found Rotary through his mother's fight with Polio, which she suffered through when Pedersen was a child.

Rotary's ambitious work to eradicate Polio appealed to Pedersen; it's alignment with his personal goals towards service and growth lead him to pursue leadership positions within the organization as Club President, Assistant Governor, and, currently, as District Governor Elect for District 5030 Rotary. Pedersen will present on how all Rotarians can promote Rotary by reexamining the value of membership.


Featured Speaker: Mat Chacon, Shooting from the Front Lines


President Beth Knox called Seattle Rotary Club #4  to order at 12:30 pm Wednesday, July 20, 2022. The meeting was held at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle and via Zoom.

President Beth first acknowledged all indigenous people who were the original settlers on the land where this meeting was taking place.  

She said that last year, President Jimmy’s theme for Rotarians was to “Inspire Hope”.

Our theme this year will be to “Step Up”. Actions make us feel empowered and stronger.

We were glad to host a few Youth Exchange students at this week's meeting! Thanks for submitting the pic, David Fain and Tabitha Claus! 
Have a picture of a Rotary event, meeting, or volunteer day that you'd like to share with the club? Email them to Membership Manager Mary Goldie at


Rotary Volunteer Day at Wellspring Family Services

Saturday, July 23
Wellspring Family Services
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

All Rotarians are welcome to attend this standing monthly volunteer event. Volunteers must pre-register to attend by sending an RSVP to Faye Green at

Sea4s (New Rotary Members) Happy Hour - Open to All!

Thursday, July 28
ASUW Shell House
3655 Walla Walla Rd.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This summer we welcome the return of bi-monthly happy hours for Sea4s (newer Seattle Rotary members) and this month we'd like all members to join in on the fun! 
There will be a short program featuring our incoming Seattle Rotary Club President, Beth Knox, a tour of the historic Shell House, food, drinks, and fellowship for all!
Please register to attend (it's free!) by clicking HERE.

Seattle City Rotaract 2022/2023 Kick-Off Party

Thursday, July 28
Virginia McKenzie's Condo (Address Upon Registration)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join us as we celebrate the new Rotary year and introduce you to the new 2022-23 board! To register for this ticketed event, please click HERE.

Grand Opening of Aegis Living Lake Union

Saturday, August 13
Aegis Living Lake Union
1936 Eastlake Ave. E
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All (including kids!) are welcome to attend! For more information, please email Nicole Cheramie at



Bob Alexander


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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

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!! 
Jul 27, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Aug 03, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Aug 10, 2022
Rainier Club and on Zoom
Aug 17, 2022 12:30 PM
Rainier Club and on Zoom
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Click Each for a Full Description
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Jul 23, 2022
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Sea4s (Newer Rotary Members) Happy Hour
ASUW Shell House
Jul 28, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Aug 03, 2022 11:00 AM
Grand Opening of Aegis Living Lake Union
Aegis Living Lake Union
Aug 13, 2022
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Aug 17, 2022 10:30 AM
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Aug 27, 2022
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Sep 07, 2022 11:00 AM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Sep 21, 2022 10:30 AM
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Bob Calhoun
Bill Fetterley
Linda Lowry
Yvonne Richards
Marsha Mutisi
Ben Reiber
Neil McReynolds
Don Nielsen
Steve Prince
David Woodward
Joe Phillips


1 Year

Jess Hennessey Jennifer Hohnstein Glenn Kuper Jr. Alex Liatsis George Abbott

2 Years Tiffany Lewis David Bobanick

3 Years
Alicia Flatt
Marsha Mutisi
Raymond Tymas-Jones
Jon Zetlmaier
7 Years
Harold Scoggins
9 Years
Allison Parker
11 Years
Beth Knox
14 Years
Paula Houston
Karl Neiders
15 Years
Travis Keeler
Susie Roe
18 Years
Ken Colling
Wally Kegel
19 Years
Sue Nixon
20 Years
Lynn Lindsay
Roberta Nestaas
Lori Walker
22 Years
Cathy Gibson
28 Years
Bob Alexander
32 Years
Russ Taylor
34 Years
Don Root
35 Years
Stan Foster
36 Years
Bruce Jones
37 Years
Todd Summerfelt
38 Years
Walter Maas

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
Tabitha Claus and Ashley Burman
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 Caroline 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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