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Oct 06, 2021 12:30 PM
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Oct 13, 2021 12:00 PM
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ASUW Shell House and Conibear Shell House Tour
ASUW Shell House
Oct 02, 2021
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
October Walk 'n Talk
Lakeview Cemetery
Oct 09, 2021
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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
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Matt Albertson
Mihoko Tanaka
Rex Clark
Marc Kurose
Don Murphy
Travis Keeler
Assunta Ng
Ross Stewart


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 6
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
On Zoom

A Focus on Six Decades of Leadership and Service

Mike Flynn, former editor, and publisher of the Puget Sound Business Journal will interview Governor Evans about his life, his career, and his take on the current political environment. 

Daniel J. Evans served as the 16th Governor of the State of Washington for three terms from 1965-1977. He served as the second President of the Evergreen State College from 1977-1983.  In 1983 Governor Evans was appointed to the US Senate where he served from 1983-1988.

Before entering politics Dan Evans earned BA and Ma degrees at UW where he became a civil engineer,  practicing in both the public and private sectors.  The Graduate School of Public Affairs at UW was renamed the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance in honor of Governor Evans in 1989.  Governor Evans ranks as one of the most distinguished leaders in the history of the State of Washington, with a life of commitment to public service, with outstanding leadership in governance, education, and the environment, to name a few.

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
Joint Collaboration
First Five Meeting
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others."
Wednesday's meeting with Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, and Chicago was an interesting view into the future of Rotary membership.  Thank you to the over 70 Seattle #4 Rotarians who joined in to listen to Dan Galvin and Jenny Bates.
Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta has a goal for the 2021-22 Rotary year.  He would like each Rotarian to introduce one friend, colleague, or family member to the wonderful world of Rotary. 
Each one, Bring One is his mantra. 
Who do you know who would be a great Rotarian?  Invite them to a meeting, a fellowship event or to join our monthly What is Rotary Zoom call on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  All are welcome. 
Congratulations to those that won copies of Dan Galvin's book The Trusted Way.
We hope to get a recording of the meeting soon in case you missed it. 
Membership Applications
It has never been easier to submit a membership application.
1.  Complete the online form and press submit. 
2.  Our membership manager will send a proposer endorsement form to the sponsor(s).  Complete and submit!
No paperwork or signatures are required. 
September Walk 'n Talk 
Thank you fellow Seattle 4 Rotarian, Assunta Ng for leading a very interesting tour of the International District followed by a delicious dinner on Thursday. 
As we proceed through October and November with no in-person meetings, consider joining one of our outdoor activities with optional dining to follow - a great way to continue Rotarian fellowship! 
Saturday, October 2
11:00 AM  - 1:00 PM
ASUW Shell House
UW Waterfront
Tour the Home of
The Boys in the Boat
and the Current Conibear Shell House of Washington Rowing
Join Rotarian, Nicole Klein, and Seattle Rotary Mariner, Mike O’Byrne, as you tour through two iconic buildings on the UW campus – the historic ASUW Shell House and the current men’s and women’s rowing training facility, the Conibear Shell House. 
Guests will begin with Nicole at the WWI Navy hangar-turned boathouse and workshop for George Pocock, and then drive or walk down the road to the state-of-the-art training facility for Washington Crew and hear from Husky oarsman, Mike O’Byrne, about his experience and the sport today. 
The tour will conclude by 1 pm with an option to join the group for an informal lunch at Ivar’s Fish Bar outside deck.
Please RSVP: for parking and directions.
Saturday, October 9
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Walk 'n Talk
Lakeview Cemetery
Historic Tour
Jared Steed, Historian, and Attorney will take us on a tour of Seattle’s Pioneer Cemetery, Lakeview Cemetery located on North Capitol Hill. 
Beneath the ground of Lake View Cemetery lies some of Seattle’s richest history. As Seattle’s most famous cemetery, many prominent Seattle pioneers lie within its grounds, including the Dennys, Maynards, Mercers, Yeslers, and Chief Seattle's daughter, Princess Angeline.
Welcome New Members!
Ashley (Ash) Burman
Associate - Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP
Young Rotary Leader Membership with Legal Services Classification
                              Proposer: Tabitha Claus
Christopher (Chris) Schultz
Tax Senior Manager - Moss Adams
Young Rotary Leader Membership with Accounting Classification
Proposer: Cathy Gibson 
Call to Nominate Candidates
for District Governor
The selected Rotarian will serve from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025.
Who might consider this opportunity?
  • A past club president, who served a full term as president in 2020-2021 or before, and a Rotarian in good standing. Or a person who served as a charter president of a club, having served from the date of the charter to the end of that Rotary year.
  • A past president who feels he or she can provide the leadership to support the clubs and club presidents in District 5030.
  • A Rotarian who is willing and able to commit to this position and has the physical ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Please note, our past governors have remained fully active in their professions, or been retired, or reduced their professional workloads. All possibilities can work for the individual.
What are the responsibilities of a District Governor?

Here are some highlights of the role and responsibilities.
  • Act as a Servant Leader.
  • Support club presidents and clubs in their service and membership endeavors.
  • Support continuity in District 5030, working with predecessors and successors.
  • Motivate all Rotarians in the District.
  • Delegate, appoint, provide training, and support the District Team (i.e., Assistant Governors, the Foundation Committee, the Membership team, the District Trainer, and more). In so doing, develop the leadership of these Rotarians for future opportunities.
  • Recognize and acknowledge individuals and clubs for their accomplishments.
  • Promote support of The Rotary Foundation and membership growth.
An interested Rotarian may find a more detailed description of the District Governor's duties in Section 16.090 of the RI By-laws within the 2016 Rotary Manual of Procedure. 

Please contact President Jimmy Collins for more information and application forms.
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Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

Fiona Ronyai
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