Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights         February 23, 2024
President Nancy Cahill's Theme for 2023-2024

Gather - Engage - Serve

Next Club Event

Thursday, February 29
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Founders Hall, Peek Forum (5th Floor), UW Campus

Rotary Day at the UW Foster School of Business

The Rotary Business Mentors committee, under the co-chairmanship of Barton DeLacy and Paul Tsai, provides Rotary Club of Seattle 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! Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, CLICK HERE.

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.

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

Get Involved!

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
Wisteria Hall at Washington Park Arboretum

An Evening with Ciscoe Morris

Save the date for this exclusive evening with Ciscoe Morris, Seattle's premiere gardening personality! To RSVP to attend, please CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, April 10
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Rotary Boys & Girls Club

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!! 

Mar 06, 2024 12:30 PM
Mar 20, 2024 12:30 PM
Apr 03, 2024 12:30 PM
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Click Each for a Full Description
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
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
1900 5th Avenue
Mar 06, 2024 Ends: 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (UTC-08:00)
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Mar 06, 2024 3:00 PM
RSVP HERE for 3.13 Ciscoe Morris Event
Mar 13, 2024 Ends: 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-07:00)
An Evening with Ciscoe Morris!
Wisteria Hall at the Washington Park Arboretum
Mar 13, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Mar 15, 2024 10:00 AM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Apr 03, 2024 3:00 PM
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Karlin Bungartz
Kendrick Davis
Ariel Delaney
Tucker Minor
Armin Rohanifar
Paul Spieldenner
Kyle White


February 23 - February 29
Jim Stevens
Dorothy Miller
Candy Lee


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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