Founded 1909         Weekly News and Highlights     December 2, 2022

Next Week's Meeting

Wednesday, December 7
Westin Hotel & Zoom
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Emily Cantrell, PROVAIL

Building Pathways to Inclusion

As a business leader, it’s rare to go a day without hearing or talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. George Floyd’s murder reignited the DEI movement, and companies across the country immediately ramped up their DEI efforts. Yet, there is one ‘d’ often left out of these discussions: disability. 

According to the CDC, 61 million Americans - about 26 percent of our population - have some type of disability. Yet, because these individuals may require accommodations, they are often marginalized.

Seattle-based nonprofit PROVAIL believes every one of us has the right to pursue the life we choose to live, and has spent 80 years fighting the stigma around disabilities. As one of the state’s largest multi-service agencies, PROVAIL supports people with disabilities to fulfill their life choices through its three program areas: Employment Services, Home & Lifestyle, and Mobility & Communication.


Circlewood Village for the Planet, Hospitals Stressed, Strike for Hunger Raises $70K, and SRSF at 25% of Goal

President Beth opened the meeting promptly at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom.  She acknowledged November as American Indian Heritage Month, and how we conduct Rotary meetings on Indigenous People’s land. Thanks to Faith Ireland, Beth found out about the book, The Code Talkers (25th Anniversary Edition) about the important role of Navajo Indians using their native language to help win World War II (  Mary Goldie introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.


Disaster Preparedness Seminar

Tuesday, December 6
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

Rotarian and Japanese General Consul Hisao Inagaki would like to invite all Rotarians to this disaster preparedness seminar. 

The threat of destructive earthquakes and tsunamis that have historically hit the Washington coastline are a major concern. While the risk of land liquefaction and damage to critical infrastructure such as power lines and underground utilities during an earthquake in the Seattle area is known, recent studies suggests that the Seattle Fault can also generate a tsunami with the same level of destruction as could be experienced on the coast. This seminar will introduce technology from Japan’s experience preparing for and recovering from destructive earthquakes and tsunamis that could occur in Washington State and share recent research into disaster preparedness.

Jevon Powell LIVE at North City Bistro!

Thursday, December 8
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
North City Bistro

McPage & Powell Full Band is doing a show at North City Bistro and invite you to help pack the house with Rotarians! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased HERE.

Argosy Christmas Ship Fellowship Event

Friday, December 9
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ASUW Shell House

Join your fellow Rotarians and the general public for a fun, free night of holiday tunes sung by a choir, drinks, and merriment. As this is an outdoor event, please dress warmly! For more event details, please email Nicole Klein HERE.

Seattle Rotary Mariners Holiday Party
Saturday, December 17
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Seattle Yacht Club - Elliott Bay

The Seattle Mariners would like to invite you to their holiday party! This party is a BYOB, potluck affair with the main course and non-alcoholic drinks provided. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Stephen Morse HERE.

2022 Seattle Rotary Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 21
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Queen City Yacht Club

Don your gay apparel and join your fellow Rotarians for a night of food, drinks, and merriment to celebrate the holidays! The evening's entertainment will include carols by The Rogues, an improv set from Jet City Improv, and the music stylings of Sue Nixon and her band! Tickets are $10 and may be purchased HERE.

2023 Africa Malaria Tours

Thursday, February 9 - Thursday, February 16 2023 (Zambia) and Thursday, February 16 - Tuesday, February 21 2023 (Tanzania)

Join Seattle Rotary as we visit our malaria partners in Africa during this extensive two-part tour. Rotarians have the option of attending both tours or one of their choosing. The tours include all hotel accommodation, meals, beverages (beer and wine included), gratuities, airport/hotel transfers, ground transportation, and in-country flights between tour legs. For more information including cost and tentative itinerary, please see the event listing on the club website.




Rotary Club of Seattle
1326 5th Ave Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-623-0023

Carma McKay
Interim Staff

Mary Goldie
Membership 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 Manager, 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!! 
Dec 07, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Dec 14, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Dec 21, 2022
Dec 28, 2022
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United Negro College Fund Portfolio Project
Sep 24, 2022 – Dec 10, 2022
Disaster Preparedness Seminar
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
Dec 06, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Dec 07, 2022 11:00 AM
Jevon Powell LIVE at North City Bistro!
North City Bistro
Dec 08, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Argosy Christmas Ship at ASUW Shell House
ASUW Shell House
Dec 09, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wellspring Family Services Volunteer Day
Dec 17, 2022
Seattle Mariners Holiday Party
Seattle Yacht Club - Elliott Bay
Dec 17, 2022
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2022 Seattle Rotary Holiday Party
Queen City Yacht Club
Dec 21, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Mike Barrett
Carese Busby
Carl Lucks
Dr. Bill Hammond
Terry Van Nostrand


1 Year
Sue Bennett
Ryan Pong
Zach Schweiss
2 Years
Carla Costa Sandine
5 Years
Paul Tsai
Tatyana Tsyrlina-Spady
6 Years
Adel Sefrioui
Mary Wagner
8 Years
Jim Kraft
12 Years
Alan Bergen
Andrew Rapp
15 Years
Brian Bruce
18 Years
Mark Wright
21 Years
Heather Fitzpatrick
28 Years
Linda Walton
29 Years
Dave Siebert
30 Years
Susan Adler
Jim Duncan
31 Years
Assunta Ng
35 Years
Anne Farrell
42 Years
Skip Kotkins
43 Years
John Ellis
44 Years
Carl Behnke

Meet fellow Rotarians and get involved in service.  Join a committee.  Contact committee chair or 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  


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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. 
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