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President Nancy Cahill's Theme for 2022-23

Gather - Engage - Serve


November 15 Club Meeting Report

SRSF Short Program - Campaign Kick-Off
Kevin Crane and Charley Dickey kicked off the campaign for the 2023/2024 SRSF (Seattle Rotary Service Foundation). As a club of 300 strong, 55 have already committed to donating and will receive recognition in the form of being featured on a slide at a future meeting as well as receiving a pin that can be exhibited on your badge. 
Congratulations to Seattle Rotary members Tabitha Claus and Paul Tsai for successfully completing the “RISE” (Rotarians Inspired to Succeed and Engage) leadership program sponsored by Rotary District 5030
We celebrated the 18 graduates of this pilot program and recognized their Rotary mentors and the program facilitators.

Get Involved!


SRSF Spotlight

This week we kicked off the 2023-2024 SRSF Campaign.  As of yesterday, we received $20,000+ additional donations which makes the total $70,000 now on a goal of $250,000. 23% of our club members have now donated.  
Big thanks to all of you who have supported our campaign so far.  We are so excited about the projects that we will be able to support because of your generosity.
Special thanks to our Campaign Chair, Kevin Crane and to Charley Dickey for his opening remarks.
Click here to donate! so you can have an impact and receive one of these beautiful pins, too!
SRSF $100,000 Community Impact Grant:  We are off and running with the SRSF $100,000 Community Impact Grant Process as the Invitation to Participate and the online Application should be in your inbox now!
All grant information can also be found by clicking HERE

Wednesday, November 29
12:15 PM —1:15 PM
Historylink Offices at Pike Place Market

Volunteer Service Day at Pike Place Market

Come pack “No-Cook Bags” for the Pike Market Food Bank. These bags provide ready-to-eat food to community members who are experiencing homelessness, do not have a kitchen, or are in a situation that prevents or limits their ability to store, cook and prepare food. 
Community members pick up bags daily from the Pike Market Food Bank in addition to the regular grocery distribution program.  The demand is high for these bags with more than 600 bags picked up EACH WEEK!   
All of the food items for the bags will be procured in anticipation, we simply need willing hands to back them up and deliver them to the food bank. 
We will be using a space right above De Laurenti’s in the Market to pack and we will have a few moments to learn about the network of social services operating in the Market Community.
If you will be joining us, please RSVP by emailing club member Lillian Sherman at

Thursday, November 30th
3:00 PM
Seattle Asian Art Museum

Seattle Asian Art Museum Tour and Dinner

Gather for a self-guided tour of the Seattle Asian Art Museum, followed by a wonderful Italian dinner at Osteria La Spiga! 
This terrific exhibit can only be seen in Seattle:  What do late 18th- to 19th-century Edo (present-day Tokyo) and late 19th-century Paris have in common? This exhibition uncovers the shared renegade spirit that characterized the graphic arts and social cultures of these two dynamic cities. On view are over 90 Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings from SAM’s Japanese collection alongside private loans of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901).  
Renegade Edo and Paris: Japanese Prints and Toulouse-Lautrec
(  Ask for discounted Rotary group pricing at SAM
Adults $12
Seniors/+65 & Military $10
Students $7
SAM Members free
Special thanks to Fedva Dikmen, Doug Seto and the Membership and Arts Committees.  
Please RSVP to to confirm attendance, as we have reserved space at both venues. 

Wednesday, December 6
5:30 PM
2125 1st Ave. 5th Floor

Seattle Rotary Mariners Holiday Party Potluck

To RSVP for this event, please click HERE.
Seattle # 4 is co-sponsoring  a 9 day tour to Kenya to learn more about Rotary service, especially malaria projects and working with Rotary Clubs in other countries.
The tour will include sightseeing and more importantly 3 days, 2 nights of safari. The $2,400 price includes all hotels, transportation within Kenya, food, adult beverages tips and admissions; based on double occupancy. If interested, contact Larry Granat:


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 22, 2023
No Meeting Week
Dec 06, 2023 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel
Dec 19, 2023 5:00 PM
Queen City Yacht Club
Dec 27, 2023
No Meeting Week
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Click Each for a Full Description
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
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Join Us - Seattle Asian Art Museum & Dinner
Nov 30, 2023 3:00 PM
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
Evening Membership Second Week Event
Dec 10, 2023 – Dec 17, 2023
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Dec 15, 2023 10:00 AM
Holiday Party at Queen City Yacht Club
Queen City Yacht Club
Dec 19, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Cody McNeal


November 17 - 23
Rod Waldbaum
Mary Goldie


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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