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Apr 21, 2021 12:00 PM
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Apr 28, 2021
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
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Joint Meeting of The First Five Rotary Clubs
On Zoom
Apr 22, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Flower Arranging Secrets
On Zoom
Apr 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Art of the Pie - Registration Deadline is April 23
On Zoom
May 06, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Ken Colling
Mark Long
Jim McCurdy
Jennifer Porto
Robyn Grad
April Mobley
Chris Charbonneau
Jim Linardos


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


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 21 at Noon

Benji Backer, CEO
American Conservation Coalition
Action Over Rhetoric: Connecting with the Next Generation on Environmentalism
Millennials and Gen Z are prioritizing environmental issues more than any other generation in history. As such, companies, politicians, and leaders (at all levels) are wondering how to engage the next generation. Benji Backer, a national leader in the environmental community, will speak during Earth Week about the numerous ways to engage with younger generations on these issues — and how unifying action is far more important than divisive rhetoric. 
Join on your computer by clicking HERE
Or dial in on your phone: (253) 215 8782
Meeting ID: 259 970 584

Links from This Week's Meeting

Our opening music video today was the song Celebration performed by kids from all over the world, as recorded by Playing for Change.
Celebration" is a song released in 1980 by Kool & the Gang from their album Celebrate! It was the band's first and only single to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2021, the Library of Congress selected Celebration for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant.”
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. 
Thursday, April 22 - 9:00 AM
Joint Meeting of the First Five Rotary Clubs
Mark your calendars to attend this meeting featuring guest speaker Shekhar Mehta, President-Elect, Rotary International.
Thursday, April 22 - 6:00 PM
Flower Arranging Secrets
It's spring!  April showers bring May flowers.  Learn how to select flowers for an arrangement. All members and guests welcome.  No need to register. 
You have a bunch of flowers - now what? Learn some design principles, color choices, how to use floral foam, how to select a good vase for floral designs, and science-based flower care facts.  
Bring your own pocket knife, pruners, flowers and a vase, or just follow along.  You will be all set for summer.
Seattle 4 member, Sten Crissey, grew up working in the family business, Crissey Flowers & Gifts. Sten’s knowledge of flower care and handling is based on scientific research funded by the American Floral Endowment (AFE), an organization for which Sten served as a Trustee. AFE funds research and scholarships for commercial floriculture.
Last week to Register!
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

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

Share Rotary with Your LinkedIn Network in Three Easy Steps

1. Join our club's LinkedIn Group.
2. Forward invitations to meetings and events to your network. 
3. Include Fiona's email ( so your friends and associates can reserve their spot and get access codes.
If you don't already have a LinkedIn profile, CLICK HERE to learn how to get started. 



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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