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January 31
Charley Dickey
Jann Greene
Matt Bratlien
February 1
Paul Frogley
February 3
Annie Wakefield
February 5
Sten Crissey
Linda Walton
February 8
Cody Fritz
Jacki Lorenz
February 10
Paula Houston
February 12
Rachelle Nesta-Goff


1 Year
Steve Woolworth
Rajeev Agarwal
Laurie Black
David Frum
Cindy Watson
Matondo Wawa
4 Years
Randy Frisch
Evan Steinruck
Steve Tyler
5 Years
Rob LoBosco
6 Years
Daryl Campbell
7 Years
Sherry Calvert
Diankha Linear
10 Years
Lillian Sherman
16 Years
Burr Stewart
17 Years
Whitney Mason
18 Years
Jacki Lorenz
Jim Spady
19 Years
Patrick Carter
20 Years
Ev Billingslea
21 Years
Jeff Borek
23 Years
Patrick Evans
Bill Hammond M.D.
24 Years
Brad Fowler
26 Years
Nancy Cahill
28 Years
Chris Clark
31 Years
Doug Boyden
Sten Crissey
Fedva Dikmen
32 Years
Bill Fetterley
33 Years
Laurie Jonsson
38 years
Bob Davidson
41 Years
John King
42 Years
Bob Calhoun
43 Years
Bill Weisfield
47 Years
Neil McReynolds

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:

Bob Alexander



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

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


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

February 3rd at 12:00 pm

Uwajimaya: Past, Present, and Future

Denise Moriguchi, President, CEO, and third-generation family leader of Uwajimaya, an iconic local Asian grocery retailer that has been serving the Pacific Northwest for over 90 years, will talk to the company’s past, present and future. Learn about the company’s history, tales of survival, resilience, and change over 90 years, and what lies ahead.
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

Watch this week’s pre-meeting song - A 1984 Mashup of 99 Red Balloons and Take On Me. Learn more about the performer, Pomplamoose.
Learn more about the Meet the Chief event President Jeff shared. Registration is closed, but you can sign up to be notified of future events. 
Check out the article Ralph Munro mentioned during his presentation, Bill Gates: We must prepare for the next pandemic like we prepare for war
Meet Membership and Communications Manager Fiona Ronyai
Meet our new Membership and Communications Manager, Fiona Ronyai.  Fiona will take charge of both membership recruiting and our member services.  She will also be in charge of the Totem.   
Fiona comes to us with more than 16 years of conference services experience with hotels in the US and Canada.  For 10 years, she was the Director of Catering and Convention Services for the Crowne Plaza downtown receiving a glowing reference and Manager of the Year awards for 2014 and 2018.  During her career, she coordinated Canada’s first gay wedding as well as the official visits of Prince Andrew to Toronto and of Nelson Mandela to Ottawa.  

Friday, February 19th at 6:00 pm 

Harvest Against Hunger - Hearts and Wine

Hearts & Wine 2021 will be unlike any other as Harvest Against Hunger shifts to bring you a memorable online event. This winter’s fundraiser will include many of the elements you love from the annual in-person event—engaging and entertaining speakers, fellowship, and opportunities to do good things for our community. 
There are several options for participating - including free registration. Register to attend yourself, rally a group for a virtual watch party, and check out the silent auction items (bidding starts February 8) below. We can't wait to see you there!

Thursday, February 25th at 6:00 pm

Baking Cookies with Tiffany

Join fellow Rotarian Tiffany Lewis, Chief Cookie Officer of Cookies with Tiffany, and other Rotarians for an engaging virtual hands-on (and delicious) cookie class on Thursday, February 25th. Tiffany will showcase her most sought after and famous s’more cookie, routinely touted as the best s’more cookie in Seattle, while sharing all her insider secrets to making the perfect cookie. Part science, part laid back fun, you won’t want to miss this! 

Additional Details:

Cost: $60 which includes all ingredients (except eggs, butter, and vanilla extract), instructions, two baked cookies and a memorable evening with your fellow Rotarians.

Ingredient Pick Up: Cookie kits are pre-measured dry ingredients and will be provided for pickup at Voula's Offshore Café (658 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105).  Choose a day and time for pickup that’s convenient for you:

  • Monday, February 22nd, 3:00-6:00
  • Wednesday, February 24th, 3:00-6:00

If you cannot make either day or time, please message Tiffany directly:

Additional Ingredients Needed for Class: 2 sticks of butter, 2 eggs, and vanilla extract.

Special Equipment Needed: Stand-mixer or hand-mixer in addition to a nonstick baking sheet (preferably with parchment paper), oven, two bowls, whisk, spatula, butter and eggs, our included cookie kit, a cookie scoop or spoon, and a great attitude.

Rotary is Out for Blood!

Seattle 4 is in competition with district clubs to see which club(s) can save the most lives. Help Seattle 4 save lives.  Paul Harris Fellowship points will be awarded to Seattle #4 blood-drive participants. Anyone who makes a blood donation before March 17th will also automatically be entered into a drawing for one of 9 new cars through Bloodworks Northwest's giveaway. 
For one reason or another, only 40% of the general population is eligible to give blood. This is why we particularly celebrate those Seattle 4 members listed below who have done so:
Steve Bamesberger
Jeff Borek
Ken Colling
Jimmy Collins
John Crissey
Sten Crissey
Larry Granat
Cathy Gibson
Nancy Cahill
Robyn Grad
Beth Knox
David Mayfield
Jaimie Mendez
John Steckler
Ben Wicks
Bruce Williams
Dennis Williams
David Woodward
If you have donated blood but do not find your name on the list, please email Sten at Thank you!

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 Caroline'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. 


Access the club membership directory on the go! The ClubRunner app is free and available for iPhone and Android users. Here's how:
  1. Go to your app store, search for the ClubRunner app, and install for free.
  2. Login using the same information you use to login via the website.
  3. Easily search or browse the directory from anywhere.
If you don't know your login information, please email Fiona at


Unless protests are received in the time period required (seven days), the following will receive a "Welcome to Rotary" notification that their membership has been accepted:
Shoko Toyama
Chief Development Officer at Plymouth Housing. YRL Membership with a Human and Community Services Classification. Proposer - Lynn Beck.
Gordon Okumu
King County Health and Environmental Investigator with Department of Natural Resources and Parks. YRL Membership with a Government and Policy Classification. 
Proposer - Bailee Neyland.
Linda Lowry
Business Development Representative at Bloodworks NW.  Individual Membership with a Health Care Classification.
Proposer - Sherry Calvert.


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
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 and Communication Manager, Fiona Ronyai, 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!! 
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