Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights         December 1, 2023
President Nancy Cahill's Theme for 2022-23

Gather - Engage - Serve


Wednesday, December 6
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Westin (Fifth Avenue Ballroom) and Zoom

Michael Greer, President & CEO of ArtsFund

State of the Arts Sector

Michael will discuss the state of the arts and culture sector reflecting on data from last year's Community Accelerator Grant, 2019's Nonprofit Recovery Grant, and conversations with industry leadership. The conversation will conclude with a brief discussion of current and future initiatives to strengthen and support the sector.

UW President Ana Mari Cauce

Rotarians gathered on February 21st to hear University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce speak on the problems facing the higher education, Washingtonians, and the World as a whole and what UW has done and continues to do to address these. Cauce shared how UW is working directly to address challenges while also setting up a foundation to address these problems together as a city and an academic community.
Highlighting the connection between UW the community at large Cauce provided examples of students, faculty, and community members working to build upon the idea of a “University FOR Washington; and not just of Washington.” Cauce highlighted this point by sharing the story of the 1930s UW rowing team that served as the inspiration for the book and film, The Boys in the Boat. After qualifying for the 1936 Olympics the team was not able to afford the costs to travel to the games and the Seattle Times organized a donation campaign to send the team to the Olympic. A team that came together as one and was then aided by the community that similarly came together as one to send the team to the Olympics. Additionally, Cauce shared how recently UW quarterback Michael Penix Jr. demonstrated the idea of coming together as one during the 2023 football season. Cauce shared how at the December 2023 Heisman Trophy ceremony Penix Jr. displayed the interior of his jacket which was emblazoned with the names of his football teammates, further demonstrating the idea of a team coming together.
Rotary Club of Seattle appreciates its connection with Bloodworks NW. Club members continue to give on a monthly basis, including our very own Past President and Future District 5030 Governor, Jeff Borek! 
If you donate to Bloodworks NW, please take a pic to send to Mary and mention Rotary District 5030 so that our organization can get credit for your contribution!

Get Involved!

Our 2023-2024 campaign is underway with 28% of our goal achieved ($70K on $250K).  You may be asking why this is so important?  The reason is that the job of the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation is to fund the Rotary Club of Seattle’s amazing Service Committees.  Their ability to change lives and impact communities comes directly from the SRSF.  Many thanks to everyone who has made a commitment so far. 
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, December 6
5:30 PM
2125 1st Ave. 5th Floor

Seattle Rotary Mariners Group (SRMG) Holiday Potluck Celebration!

To RSVP for this event, please click HERE.
SRMG will provide turkey and drinks.
Please also plan on bringing a $25 gift for the gift exchange and plan for a raffle to raise funds for the 3Strands Global Foundation.
Parking: Pay lot located across the street between Taco Del Mar and the Army Navy Surplus store.
Attire: Holiday Festive
Much Gratitude to new Rotary Mariners Group Member – Virginia McKenzie for opening up her space to host this festive time of fellowship!

Saturday, December 9
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellspring Family Services

Volunteer Saturday - Giving Together Drive

Every December, the Wellspring Family Store transforms into a holiday wonderland to provide gifts and toys to children in families experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. Volunteers will write cards to be included in holiday orders, organize toys, or pack toy orders to go directly to families.

Volunteer Requirements: All volunteers must complete a volunteer application by CLICKING HERE and RSVP by CLICKING HERE at least one week in advance of the event date. Masks are required on-site for all volunteer activities.

Wednesday, December 13
7:00 PM
AMC Pacific Place

Boys in the Boat Private Premiere Screening

Thanks to club members Nicole Klein and Linda Lowry, we are offering this special opportunity to see an early screening of the much-anticipated Boys in the Boat film. We will send a club-wide email soon with all event details but get this on your calendar ASAP!

Tuesday, December 19
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Queen City Yacht Club

Rotary Club of Seattle
Holiday Party

Join us for a festive celebration at the Queen City Yacht Club!
The Rotary Club of Seattle is thrilled to host its annual holiday party, a wonderful in-person event that promises a night of merriment and joy. Get ready to mingle with fellow Rotarians and indulge in delicious food and drinks.
This is the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and embrace the holiday spirit with your Rotary community. Don't miss out on this unforgettable evening of laughter, cheer, and good company. Mark your calendars now for the Rotary Club of Seattle Holiday Party!
For event details and to purchase tickets, please click HERE. Ticket price $10.

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 by CLICKING HERE



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!! 

Jun 05, 2024 12:30 PM
Motif Hotel
Jun 19, 2024 12:30 PM
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2024-2025 Rotary Club of Seattle Board Training
Skinner Building - 7th Floor Conference Room
May 18, 2024
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Wellspring Family Services Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
May 22, 2024
YRL Event at Flatstick Pub SLU
Flatstick Pub SLU
Jun 03, 2024
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
GUEST RSVP for 6.5 Lunch Meeting, Miri Cypers
1415 5th Avenue
Jun 05, 2024 Ends: 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-07:00)
Community Service Committee
Jun 05, 2024
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Jun 05, 2024 3:00 PM
Race Equity Series with Matika Wilbur
Wyncote Forum at Seattle Town Hall
Jun 07, 2024 6:00 PM
Wellspring Family Resource Fair
Wellspring Family Services
Jun 08, 2024
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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Collin Olden
Logan Reilly


Nov 30 - Dec 7
Mike Barrett
Carl Lucks
Carese Busby
Bill Hammond


1 Year
Barton Delacy
Jared Grose
2 Years
Ryan Pong
Sue Bennett
6 Years
Tatyana Tsyrlina-Spady
Paul Tsai
7 Years
Adel Sefrioui
Mary Wagner
9 Years
Jim Kraft
13 Years
Andrew Rapp
16 Years
Brian Bruce
19 Years
Mark Wright
22 Years
Heather Fitzpatrick
29 Years
Linda Walton
30 Years
Dave Seibert
31 Years
Jim Duncan
32 Years
Assunta Ng
36 Years
Anne Farrell
43 Years
Skip Kotkins
44 Years
John Ellis
45 Years
Carl Behnke

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 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
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. Repost club social media posts
4. Invite your connections to a meeting, and let know so they may be introduced. 


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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