Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights         February 16, 2024
President Nancy Cahill's Theme for 2023-2024

Gather - Engage - Serve

Next Lunch Meeting

Wednesday, February 21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Westin Hotel & Zoom

UW President Ana Mari Cauce

Through research, innovation, healthcare and education, the University of Washington serves the people and communities of our state in countless – and sometimes surprising – ways. Now, as we face serious and urgent societal challenges, the UW is focused on how this engine of opportunity and discovery can drive solutions that accelerate progress for the public good. By leveraging our university’s unique strengths and assets in collaboration with a wide range of partners and stakeholders, the UW is advancing a healthier, more sustainable and more equitable Washington and world.

She will be accompanied by our Vice President for External Affairs, Randy Hodgins.

Community Impact Grant Finalists Pitch for $100,000

Last night, club members met at the The Rainier Club to hear from three finalists for our club's Seattle Rotary Service Foundation $100,000 Community Impact Grant. Club members heard 10 minute pitches from Consumer Education and Training Services (CENTS)Pike Place Market Foundation, and WA-BLOC. We will be announcing the $100,000 grant recipient soon! Thanks to everyone that attended and participated in this dynamic event!

Volunteers Needed!

The Boys & Girls Club is looking for reading mentors for three of their local area clubs. They are looking for volunteers that can read with one child twice a week for an hour. They would LOVE Rotarians to sign up for this program as it is effective in bringing K-4th grade students to reading at grade level in 10 weeks! To volunteer, CLICK HERE.

Low Ticket Alert!

The 2024 Hearts & Wine event benefitting Rotary Distict 5030 community partner Hearts & Wine will be held Friday, March 1. Tickets are almost sold out though so if you plan to attend, please purchase your tickets today if you can by CLICKING HERE.

SRSF Giving Update

The $100,000 Community Impact Grant event was last night and it was a big success.  All three presentations were fantastic and so are their projects.  Check out our website to watch the video and read through their applications.  Voting begins now and closes on Friday, February 23rd. Thanks to all who helped with this event and especially to our SRSF President, Sarah Weaver.  
There are only 13 days left of the campaign and we could really use your help as we are currently sitting at 48% of Seattle 4 Rotarians who have contributed.  Please reach out to any of the SRSF Board Members if you need any assistance or have questions.  Thanks to those who are already on board.

Bob Wiley Memorial

Bob's memorial will be February 17 at 1:00 PM at the Mercer Island Congretional Church (4545 Island Crest Way).

Get Involved!

Wednesday, February 21
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rotary Education Workshop on Online Safety and Human Trafficking Prevention

Come learn how to protect our youth from sexual exploitation.  This webinar is FREE to attend and proudly sponsored by Rotary Club of the Pacific Northwest Ending Sex Trafficking.   Thursday, February 22 at 6pmPST.  Feel free to invite your friends and family.  All are welcome! For more information, CLICK HERE.

Monday, February 26

Deadline to Register to Volunteer Marshal with Rotary at the 2024 KPMG PGA Women's Championship

The Rotary Club of Seattle is excited to offer this volunteer opportunity as a Marshall for the 2024 KPMG  Women's PGA Championship! Our club has committed to providing 15 volunteers for Hole 11. The deadline for registration for this event in June is February 26; please see below for registration information:

  • CLICK HERE to access the volunteer portal
  • Click "Register Here" on the right-hand side of the page
  • Select "Adult Volunteer" as your volunteer type
  • Create a username and fill out information needed
  • When prompted to select a Committee Choice, select "Marshal Hole 11 - Rotary Club of Seattle" from the drop down box, enter the security code RCS2024, and complete the entire registration process

*Using this code ensures that all members of our club volunteering will be assigned to the correct hole*

Thursday, February 29
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
UW Foster School of Business

Rotary Day at the UW Foster School of Business Hosted by the Business Mentors Committee

The Rotary Business Mentors committee, under the co-chairmanship of Barton DeLacy and Paul Tsai, provides Seattle 4 members with an opportunity to coach UW Foster School of Business students as they help businesses in underserved communities to plan for and execute growth strategies.

To hear about the work of the Business Mentors Committee, please join us for the Rotary Day on the UW Campus!

Rotary Day

  • Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
  • Time:  12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Location: Founders Hall, Peek Forum (5th Floor) / UW Foster School of Business

Lunch will be provided.

Parking will be provided

Parking instructions will be sent to all attendees by email prior to the event. Please submit your registration so that you receive parking instructions.


Please send your RSVP by February 21 using the following link:

Feel free to reach out to Gabriela Michan at with any questions.

Wednesday, March 13
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An Evening with Ciscoe Morris

Save the date for this exclusive evening with Ciscoe Morris, Seattle's premiere gardening personality! More details coming soon! 


Wednesday, April 10
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Rotary Boys and Girls Club Day

Join us for a highly anticipated visit to our beloved Rotary Boys and Girls Club! This is your opportunity to see what our club does to contribute to this important organization within King County, both now and historically. For more information about the history of our club and the Rotary Boys and Girls Club, please CLICK HERE. More information about this event will be posted once finalized. 


Lunch Cost Changes:  All individual payments for meeting lunches across the board are now $45 including visiting Rotarians and prospective member guests.



Bloodworks NW

New Corporate Members



Rotary Club of Seattle
1326 5th Ave Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101

Mary Goldie
Club Director

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!! 

Feb 21, 2024 12:30 PM
Mar 06, 2024 12:30 PM
Mar 20, 2024 12:30 PM
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RSVP HERE FOR 2.15 Evening Membership Event - Community Impact Grant Finalist Presentations
Feb 15, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (UTC-08:00)
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Feb 16, 2024 10:00 AM
Rotary Education Workshop on Online Safety and Hum
Feb 21, 2024
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
1900 5th Avenue
Feb 21, 2024 12:30 PM Pacific Standard Time (UTC-08:00)
Deadline to Register - Women's PGA Volunteer
Sahalee Country Club
Feb 26, 2024
Rotary Day at UW Foster School of Business
Founder's Hall, Peek Forum
Feb 29, 2024
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Mar 06, 2024 3:00 PM
An Evening with Ciscoe Morris!
Mar 13, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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Karlin Bungartz
Kendrick Davis
Ariel Delaney
Tucker Minor
Armin Rohanifar
Paul Spieldenner
Kyle White


February 16 - February 22
Tony Chen
Maureen Brotherton


2 Years
Steve Brum
3 Years
Linda Lowry
Shoko Toyama
5 Years
Paul Casey
Eric Corning
7 Years
Roberto Dondisch
8 Years
Sandy Walsh
11 Years
Jan Levy
12 Years
Deanna Hobson
Jeff Parker
14 Years
Steve Crandall
15 Years
Sam Davidson
20 Years
Pete Delaunay
David Woodward
Alan Kunovsky
23 Years
Kim Moore
25 Years
Mike Barrett
27 Years
Bill Center
Jack Lauderbaugh
John Nesholm
34 Years
Rod Waldbaum
36 Years
Jon Bridge
Larry Granat

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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