Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights         April 23, 2021
Apr 28, 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
May 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Jun 02, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
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Art of the Pie - Registration Deadline is April 23
On Zoom
May 06, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Chris Charbonneau
Jim Linardos
Jonathan Bosch
Watt Taylor
Catherine Cleveland
John Adams 


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
YRL - Young Rotary Leaders


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 28 at Noon

Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH
Secretary of Health
Looking Forward: Vaccines and the Light at the End of the Pandemic Tunnel
Now that everyone 16 and older in Washington state is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, a new goal has been set for administering 90,000 vaccines per day, doubling the original target. While distribution progress has happened faster than anticipated, there are still concerns.  Demand for the vaccine has softened in some areas of the state, struggles continue to ensure equitable vaccine administration in some groups, and worries of a fourth wave linger. Washington state’s health secretary, Dr. Umair Shah, will provide an update on gaining ground in the pandemic and what lies ahead at the end of this tunnel.
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Links from This Week's Meeting

Our opening music video today was the song Oh, What a World 2.0 (Earth Day Edition) performed by Kacey Musgraves and released this time last year, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  
Harvest against Hunger Executive Director and fellow Seattle 4 Rotarian, David Bobanick, shared exciting news about their Farm to Community Program.  
Jon Scholes, CEO, and President of the Downtown Seattle Association gave a brief update on the state of downtown.  More details can be viewed by clicking here. 
Members Like You!
People who make a difference
Impact starts with our members — people like you who see a world where people unite, and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Introduce a new member by June 1 
and be entered to win a great prize.
Email the name of your prospective member to
and membership information will be sent. 
Unless protests are received in the time period required (seven days), the following will receive a "Welcome to Rotary" notification that their membership has been accepted:
Brian Goodwin
Senior Manager of Sales, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Individual Membership with Cultural Institutions Classification.  
Proposer, Doug Seto
Last Day to Register for...
Thursday, May 6
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Art of the Pie with James Beard Nominated Author, Kate McDermott
In celebration of Mother's Day, let's bake together!  Kate will go through the steps in making the perfect flaky pie crust every time, and the art of creating a custom crostata.  
A shopping and equipment list will be sent prior to class. Please have all items accounted for prior to class...or feel free to just watch.

Kate McDermott is the James Beard Award-nominated author of Art of the Pie, Home Cooking with Kate McDermott, and recently, Pie Camp. Her Pie Camps, held nationwide and pre-COVID, in her Port Angeles-based Pie Cottage, regularly sell out. McDermott, who has been featured by the New York Times, Saveur, NPR, to name a few, is a sought-after expert and educator in the Art of Pie. We are honored to welcome Kate to the Seattle 4 Rotary.

Reservation Information: Each reservation is for up to two (2) people and one (1) zoom account/window per household - $59.98

Saturday, May 22 
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Rotary Service Day
Help Children Experiencing Homelessness
The Community Service Committee invites you to join us on Saturday, May 22, from 9:00 – 11:30 to sort clothing and build storage racks at Wellspring Family Services.
During the pandemic, many families cleaned houses resulting in record levels of donations. Without a volunteer group to process them, Wellspring has a backlog of clothing that needs to be sorted.
In addition, our Seattle Rotary Service Foundation provided Wellspring with a grant to install new shelving in the storage area at the store to make storing donations much easier. We need your help to set the racks up and fill them with clean, folded clothing in new, clearly labeled, plastic bins.
Click below to register and pick the option for Rotary Service Day on May 22. If you have problems with your registration, you can email Saidah McKissick at We look forward to seeing you there!
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 the 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 District Governor Cathy Gibson and the leadership of District 5030 for an evening 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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