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Dec 30, 2020
Jan 06, 2021 12:00 PM
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Jan 20, 2021 12:00 PM
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Jan 27, 2021 12:00 PM
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Feb 03, 2021 12:00 PM
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January 1
Monna Lux
Raymond Tymas-Jones
January 3
Anne Bugge
January 4
Jonny Holz
John Warner
January 5
Petros Koumantaros
January 6
Malcolm Waters
Cindy Watson
January 7
John Kilpatrick Ph.D.
January 8
Steve Crandall
Alicia Flatt
January 12
Laura Rehrmann
January 14
Einer Handeland


1 Year
Steve Woolworth
Rajeev Agarwal
Laurie Black
David Frum
Cindy Watson
Matondo Wawa
4 Years
Randy Frisch
Evan Steinruck
Steve Tyler
5 Years
Rob LoBosco
6 Years
Daryl Campbell
7 Years
Sherry Calvert
Diankha Linear
10 Years
Lillian Sherman
16 Years
Burr Stewart
17 Years
Whitney Mason
18 Years
Jacki Lorenz
Jim Spady
19 Years
Patrick Carter
20 Years
Ev Billingslea
21 Years
Jeff Borek
23 Years
Patrick Evans
Bill Hammond M.D.
24 Years
Brad Fowler
26 Years
Nancy Cahill
28 Years
Chris Clark
31 Years
Doug Boyden
Sten Crissey
Fedva Dikmen
32 Years
Bill Fetterley
33 Years
Laurie Jonsson
38 years
Bob Davidson
39 Years
Valerie Elliott
41 Years
John King
42 Years
Bob Calhoun
43 Years
Bill Weisfield
47 Years
Neil McReynolds

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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There's still time to participate in our quarterly blood drive! Read on for details and links to sign up.

January 6th at 12:00 pm

Lessons From 2020: Where Do We Go From Here?

When we return to our Rotary meetings on January 6, the year 2020 will be in our rearview mirror. Processing all that took place is a critical step in making the most of the year ahead.
Ed Taylor, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at the University of Washington, was the lead instructor for 2020: The Course which engaged students in a series of talks, lectures, and dialogues with over 20 faculty members and alumni from across the University of Washington campuses and community.  Faculty and community leaders came together to teach lessons learned from 2020 and examine what national thought leaders were doing to meet the imperatives of 2020 through their research, scholarship, and service. Further, students documented their own experiences to create a time capsule for future generations of UW teachers and learners.
What lessons did students learn? What will they remember? What do these lessons mean for future learners? Why does it all matter?  Join us for what promises to be a fascinating look at a momentous year. 
Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Or dial in on your phone: (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584

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.

Friday, January 8 - Saturday, January 9

Special Invitation for Seattle #4 Rotarians to Attend the Drawdown 2021 Conference Presented by the National Council for Science and the Environment

The District 5030 Environmental Sustainability Committee has arranged for climate-caring Rotarians to attend key presentations at this critical environment and climate change symposium.  Recommended sessions include Chad Frischman of Project Drawdown on January 8th and Jonathan Foley, Executive Director of Project Drawdown at 9:10 am on Saturday morning, January 9th. Foley is a phenom in the climate change conversation, and people will not want to miss him! Consult the conference schedule for more outstanding speakers and breakout sessions on Saturday. For more information about the National Council for Science and the Environment check out:
Rotarians may register for FREE for the last two days (January 8-9, 2021) of the NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference.

Thursday, January 21 at 6:00 pm

Westland Whiskey Tasting

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 January 2nd.  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

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.

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. 

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


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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