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Apr 14, 2021 12:00 PM
On line Program
Apr 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
May 05, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
May 12, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
May 19, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
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Seattle Rotary Mariners - Virtual Sail to Sweden
On Zoom
Apr 15, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Joint Meeting of The First Five Rotary Clubs
On Zoom
Apr 22, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Flower Arranging Secrets
On Zoom
Apr 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Art of the Pie - Registration Deadline is April 23
On Zoom
May 06, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Astrid Berg
Ev Billingslea
Eu-wanda Eagans
Suzanne Fortune
Jimmy Collins
Eli Funk
Trent Mummery
Sarah Weaver
Laurie Jonsson
Craig Dawson
Diankha Linear
Sandy Walsh


1 Year
Eli Funk
Jensen DeWitt
2 Years
Matt LeMaster
3 Years
Nicole Klein
Jessica Bhuiyan
6 Years
Mike Adams
Jon Scholes
Ben Wicks
8 Years
Michele Shaw
Lauren Domino
11 Years
Kelly Holm
Kari Rallo
12 Years
Gary Drobnack
13 years
Steve Boyd
15 Years
Steve Sundquist
16 Years
Linda Cheever
17 Years
Freeman Fong
Hollie Ellis
21 Years
Jean Bateman
28 Years
Mike O’Byrne
34 Years
Bob Parks
36 Years
Rex Clark
37 Years
Jim Burdett
44 Years
Ralph Munro

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
Please send any general club committee announcements for The Newsletter to Fiona Ronyai by Thursday at noon. 

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:


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


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April 14 at Noon

Downtown Regeneration with Karen Thomas and James Wong

Join local developer, James Wong, Founder of Vibrant Cities, and global perspective architect, Karen Thomas, Principal of Gensler & Associates, as they discuss the resilience of cities and our path forward in the revitalization of downtown Seattle and the supporting region. James and Karen will share emerging data and their purview into what lies ahead for a decade of growth and prosperity.
Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Or dial in on your phone: (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584

Links from This Week's Meeting

Our opening music video today was  Pretzel Logic performed live by Sara Niemietz, with Snuffy Walden and Jonathan Richards.  The song was originally written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, the principal members of the popular American jazz rock band Steely Dan.
Mark your calendars for District 5030 Forum:
Saturday, April 17 at 9 AM
Race Matters to Rotary
Rotary Club of Seattle has been working  with the district and with our own, independent DEI Task Force to reinforce our club’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to improve our local community for all.
Member Presentations 
Member Spotlight - Dan Varghese
Meet Dan Varghese - A Rotary Achiever.  An Achiever is a Rotarian who has been a member for less than 5 years.  Dan personifies the entrepreneurial Rotarians of the future. Thank you to Jaime Mendez for introducing Dan to Rotary where he has found fellowship with individuals "greater than myself but who share common values".   View Dan's story here.
New Member -  Linda Lowry
Please join me in welcoming Linda Lowry, classification Healthcare, to Seattle 4, and thanks to Sherry Calvert & Barbie Siefert for nominating Linda.  Entrepreneur, elite athlete, marketing consultant, lifestyle writer, and above all else, survivor.  These are words you could use to describe our new member, Linda Lowry.
Propose/second a new member by June 1 
and be entered to win a great prize(s). Watch this spot weekly to preview the amazing prizes to be awarded in June. 
Who can you invite to join Seattle Rotary 4?
Overnight Escape
includes valet parking and breakfast credit
(Value $500) 
#1 Seattle Hotel on TripAdvisor and awarded "Top 10 Best New Hotels" on USA Today's Best Readers Choice Awards
Courtesy of:
Night on the Town
(Value $150)
Best View in the City 
Courtesy of:
Jimmy Collins

A Special Thank You to Our Members from a School Librarian for Our Book Donation
Thank you very much for your extremely generous donation toward library books for our school.  This donation will help us continue the work of building a library collection that reflects our student population. 
This donation allows for collection expansion in hopes that students can continue to develop their independent reading lives. My hope is as we offer diverse and engaging resources for students, more resources that express diversity will arise as more diverse voices will see that their authorship is vital. 
We are creating diverse readers and thus creating new or future authors.
Thank you for your help in this work!
Kristian Englert, Teacher Librarian South Shore PK-8 for South Shore students, families and staff
Monday, May 17 - All Day
13th Rotary District 5030
Golf Classic
Join fellow Rotarians and friends from District 5030 for an enjoyable round of golf at beautiful Harbour Pointe Golf Club in Mukilteo.  
Monday, June 28 - 1:30 PM
14th Rotary District 5030
Golf Classic
Join fellow Rotarians and friends from District 5030 for an enjoyable round of golf at the spectacular China Creek Course, The Golf Club at Newcastle.  

After golf, join DG Cathy Gibson and the leadership of District 5030 for dinner at Newcastle as we celebrate the 2020-21 Rotary year! (Additional Cost for Dinner)

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

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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
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