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Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, August 10
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

After Roe v. Wade

US Representative Dr. Kim Schrier and Leah Rutman of ACLU Washington

Congresswoman Dr. Kim Schrier is the representative for Washington's 8th Congressional District. She is the first and only pediatrician in Congress, and prior to serving the 8th district in the other Washington, she served families in the Issaquah area as a pediatrician for 17 years. In Congress, she sits on the Energy & Commerce Committee, which oversees healthcare and energy policy, and is the only member from the Pacific Northwest on the Agriculture Committee. As the only pro-choice woman doctor in all of Congress, she is a fierce defender of women's reproductive rights and is the only candidate in her race for re-election this year who will protect a woman's right to choose.

Dr. Schrier will be co-presenting with Leah Rutman, Policy Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington.  They will discuss the ramifications of the Supreme Court's recent overturning of the Roe v. Wade precedent. 



The Navy Band played festive, patriotic music to start the program and then President Beth walked up to the podium with “Danger Zone” from Top Gun playing, given today’s Seafair and Navy/Coast Guard theme as well!  Beth reminded us that this week is the culmination of Seafair and features Fleet Week, the Blue Angels and the Hydro races and gave her appreciation for “those that serve in the military.”
The Navy Band led us in the National Anthem and Faith Ireland inspired us with water-themed remarks in honor of Seafair.  She mentioned all the different bodies of water in our area (101 lakes, 44 rivers/creeks in King County) and everything that water provides: drinking water, ferries, maritime economy, cruise ships and tourism, etc.  Seafair is her highlight of summer fun, so she encouraged us to be grateful for water.


Grand Opening of Aegis Living Lake Union

Saturday, August 13
Aegis Living Lake Union
1936 Eastlake Ave. E
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All (including kids!) are welcome to attend! For more information, please email Nicole Cheramie at

Wellspring Family Services Resource Fair

Saturday, August 27
Wellspring Family Services
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This fair will be focused on getting children ready to learn. We will have school supplies available for children, and other services available to help families regain housing stability. To see volunteer roles available for this event, please click HERE.

All volunteers must be signed up prior to August 19th, for a specific role and either one or both shifts. No additional volunteers after this day can be signed up. The Fair will be outside, so please dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and feel free to bring any water, beverages, and snacks to stay comfortable and safe. Masks will be required onsite.

When you arrive for your volunteer shift please find Faye and check in. If you have a Wellspring shirt, please wear it. If not, let us know your size and we will provide one!

If this is your first time volunteering with Wellspring, you will need to complete an application, and email your proof of vaccination against COVID 19 to

Fellow Rotarian, Linda Thompson-Black, would like to invite club members to assist with the UNCF's Portfolio Project by mentoring high school juniors and seniors as the prepare for life beyond graduation. For more information, please call Linda at 206-851-8178.
If you would like to volunteer at UNCF's upcoming PNW College & Career Fair, please call Rotarian Linda Thompson-Black at 206-851-8178.




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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Mary Goldie
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 Executive Director, Caroline Bobanick, or Membership Manager, 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!! 
Aug 10, 2022
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Aug 17, 2022 12:30 PM
Rainier Club and on Zoom
Aug 24, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Program
Aug 31, 2022
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Grand Opening of Aegis Living Lake Union
Aegis Living Lake Union
Aug 13, 2022
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Aug 17, 2022 10:30 AM
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Aug 27, 2022
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Wellspring Family Resource Fair
Wellspring Family Services
Aug 27, 2022
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Sep 07, 2022 11:00 AM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Sep 21, 2022 10:30 AM
United Negro College Fund Portfolio Project
Sep 24, 2022 – Dec 10, 2022
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Sep 24, 2022
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
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Tabitha Claus
Patrick Evans
Mike Adams
Zach Schweiss
Freeman Fong


3 Years
Jonny Holz
4 Years
Suzanne Fortune
Janet Welcher
Arlesia Bailey
Kelly O'Brien
5 Years
Anne Wakefield
6 Years
Ross Stewart
7 Years
Jennifer Porto
9 Years
Anne Bugge
10 Years
Liz McGrath
11 Years
Catherine Cleveland
Ben Reiber
13 Years
Fred Grimm
Eric Robinson
15 Years
Virginia McKenzie
20 Years
Bill Marshall Jr.
21 Years
Stan Savage
22 Years
Bruce Williams
29 Years
Carl Lucks
31 Years
Dorothy Bullitt
37 Years
Mark Davis
38 Years
Paul Suzman

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or Mary Goldie for more information. 


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
Tabitha Claus and Ashley Burman
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 Caroline 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. 
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