Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights      October 8, 2021
Oct 13, 2021 12:00 PM
Online Program
Oct 20, 2021 12:30 PM
Online Program
Oct 27, 2021 12:30 PM
Online Program
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This is Rotary!
On Zoom
Oct 13, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Oct 23, 2021 9:15 AM
Young Rotary Leaders (YRL) Lunch
Mioposto Baker Hill
Oct 23, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Cruise Aboard NWMC's Admiral Jack
Lake Union Dry Dock Company
Nov 06, 2021
10:45 AM – 1:00 PM
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Karl Ege
Nancy Osborne
Steve Boyd
Lorna Tumwebaze
Jon Scholes
Lou Lundquist
Scott Slater


1 Year
Mihoko Tanaka
Tabitha Claus
Stephen Morse
2 Years
Dow Constantine
3 Years
Ashok Gangolli
5 Years
John Hogeboom
David McFadden
7 Years
Carla Fowler
Lorna Tumwebaze
8 Years
Eric Christensen
9 Years
Carese Busbe
11 Years
Dan and Nancy Evans
Sheree Wen
16 Years
Barbie Seifert
19 Years
April Mobley
20 Years
Daniel Weiner
22 Years
Nancy Osborne
Jim Moore
23 Years
Vicky Oxley
24 Years
Cynthia Chirot
26 Years
Tom Mesaros
27 Years
Bob Johnson
Darlene Corkrum
28 Years
Kathy Williams
Neil Larson
29 Years
Karl Ege
32 Years
Lou Lundquist
33 Years
Jeff Pyatt
34 Years
Ron Bayley
39 Years
Steve Prince
50 Years
John Durbin



Please consider joining a Rotary Club of Seattle committee for greater fellowship. Our committees need your help, and we have a lot of great opportunities to choose from. They are the foundation our club is built upon.  Please contact President Jimmy Collins or Fiona Ronyai in the office for more details. 
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
Diplomacy Round Table
David Woodward, Founder
Dr. Skip Rowland, Co-chairperson
Dr. Suzanne Griffin, Co-chairperson


Meeting Reporters



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:



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


Bob Alexander

Wednesday, October 13
Noon To 1:00 PM
On Zoom

2022 Seattle Mayoral Debate

Mark Wright King TV Anchor and past Seattle 4 President, will moderate a debate between the two finalists for Seattle Mayor:

Lorena Gonzalez, at-Large Member Seattle City Council Position 9 and current City Council President

Bruce Harrell, City Council Member elected in 2007, 2011, and 2015, and selected by fellow Council Members as City Council President in 2016, subsequently serving as Interim Mayor, in 2016. 

This program will offer a contrast between the two candidates as they explain why each wants to serve as Mayor of Seattle, what they see as their strengths, what they see as the most important issues facing City leadership, and what they plan to prioritize in helping Seattle restore the Downtown, effectively address homelessness, and improve public safety for all citizens.

To register a guest or someone interested in membership, please contact Fiona Ronyai
Join on Zoom click HERE
Or dial in on your phone: 
(253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584
Member Spotlight - Laurie Black
As professionals, whether we are in the Non-Profit or the For-Profit field, many of us ask ourselves a similar question:
I know when my career started, but when does it end? Does it end when I retire? For many of us, the answer is, no.
Our Spotlight Member of the Month for October is a great example of a professional whose career defiantly did not stop when she retired and in fact, it flourished. Her name is Laurie Black and Laurie is categorized as an Achiever member of 0 to 5 years.  As a relatively new member, she is a great example of the type of new member we want to attract to join our club as we grow for the future. Let me tell you, her story.
Governor Evans' Reflections of a Distinguished Career
President Jimmy called the Zoom meeting to order promptly at 12:30.  He introduced Don Murphy accompanied by Freeman Fong leading Rotarians in the day’s anthem,  Star-Spangled Banner, followed by Faith Ireland for the day’s inspiration that focused on Governor Evans as a leader in education, public policy, and for all he has done in his long distinguished career.  
John Steckler of the club’s member engagement team provided the month’s member spotlight on new club member Laurie Black, her career with Nordstrom that included various managerial posts including as president of 50 Nordstrom RACK stores where she grew sales to more than $1B.   She retired from Nordstrom to join many volunteer non-profit boards, including 34 Boys & Girls Clubs in King County; where she now serves as CEO.  Nordstrom awarded her the Blake Nordstrom Public Service Award for her public service work.  Laurie represents the Nordstrom way ‘Whatever it takes.' 
President Jimmy introduced seasoned journalist and former Puget Sound Business Journal publisher, Mike Flynn, who moderated an interview with former Governor, U.S. Senator, and college president Dan Evans with his wife of 62 years, Nancy.  
Washington state historians will remember the 1964 election when Democrats won in a landslide when relatively unknown Daniel J. Evans was elected Governor; defeating popular Governor Al Rossellini who was running for a third term.   
“I spent 14 months getting to know the state and letting people get to know me mainly because a previous poll before the election revealed that I ran six out of six candidates,” Governor Evans said,” but I figured it was time for someone new and  the state’s voters agreed.”
Wednesday, October 13
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This is Rotary!
On Zoom
New members, those considering membership, and team leadership connect in a small Zoom venue to learn more about what it means to be a Rotarian.  Get your questions answered, meet members of the leadership team and find out how to get involved. 
We look forward to seeing you there.  
Each one Bring one
Saturday, October 23
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Volunteer Opportunity
Wellspring Family Services
1900 Rainier Ave. S.
Spend a Saturday morning with your fellow Rotarians by helping families experiencing homelessness at Wellspring Family Services.
Your morning will be spent helping to sort donations for Wellspring’s Baby Boutique, a free clothing store for families facing homelessness.
Friends and family welcome. 
Complete the Volunteer Form in advance and check the ‘Rotary – 4th Saturday’ box. If anyone has any questions they can also reach out to Saidah McKissick at
Saturday, October 23
1:00 PM
Young Rotary Leader (YRL) Lunch
Mioposto Baker Hill 
3601 S McClellan St.
Join us after volunteering at Wellspring Family Services for lunch.  No need to reserve - just show up and meet your fellow YRL's!  Contact Tabitha Claus for more information. 
Saturday, November 6
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(arrive by 10:50 AM)
Lake Union Dry Dock Company
1515 Fairview Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
Cruise with Rotary Mariners
aboard NWMC's Admiral Jack
The Seattle Rotary Mariners and the Northwest Maritime Center invite you for a lunchtime cruise on Lake Union to learn about the intersection of the newly inaugurated Maritime High School of the Highline School District and the 100+-year-old Lake Union Dry Dock Company.
Admiral Jack is a 40’, 50 passenger foot ferry newly converted into a floating classroom for students to experience marine science and vessel operations.  Northwest Maritime Center leads the maritime programs for the new High School.  You will hear how this Project Based Learning institution prepares students for advanced degrees as well as entry directly into the maritime workforce. 
Fellow Rotarian Bruce Jones, Chairman of Lake Union Dry Dock Company, with staff, will share the fantastic history of a century of shipbuilding and vessel repair on Lake Union.
Please RSVP to Stephen Morse
Membership Applications
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2.  Our membership manager will send a proposer endorsement form to the sponsor(s).  Complete and submit!
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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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