Founded 1909              Weekly News and Highlights         March 15, 2024
President Nancy Cahill's Theme for 2023-2024

Gather - Engage - Serve

Next Lunch Meeting 

Wednesday, March 20
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 
Motif Hotel & Zoom

Rachel Smith, Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce


Rachel Smith, President and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, will make the case for why the stakes are high, and why that’s a good thing; how thinking big, re-embracing regionalism, and being civically relentless will set the Puget Sound region up for success in 2024 and beyond.

Oooh La La! Ciscoe Morris Dazzles During March Evening Member Event

Our March evening event saw us being true Rotarians as we "rotated" from a happy hour at The Attic at Madison Park on to Wisteria Hall for a special presentation from everyone's favorite local gardener, Ciscoe Morris! Rotary District Governor Kaj Pedersen graciously attended and offered opening remarks, complimenting our club on our current momentum with these fun monthly outings. Let's keep riding this wave and wrap up the 2023-2024 Rotary year with a BANG! SAVE THE DATE TODAY for our April evening member event on APRIL 10 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at the Rotary Boys & Girls Club!

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.

Elevate Your Leadership - Apply for Leadership Tomorrow!

Effective leadership is the foundation of thriving communities. CLICK HERE TO APPLY for Leadership Tomorrow’s Flagship Program and join a cohort of 80 Puget Sound leaders from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. Together you will explore the interconnected issues that shape our region, develop and practice strategies and tools to become more effective leaders, and expand your personal and professional networks. Our club has a long-standing relationship with Leadership Tomorrow and many club members are graduates of the program.

Applications are due April 1 before 5 p.m. Check out LT’s website for more information, including upcoming Information Sessions.

SRSF Giving Update

The outreach to non-donors is having an impact as we now have 55% of our club members who have donated.  This is up 3% points from last week.
We will continue to contact members through the rest of March and hope to get to at least 70%.  
For those of you who have donated at the $1000 and above level, stay tuned for more information about an upcoming celebration in June. 
Again, thanks to all of you who support our Service Above Self motto through your generous gifts.
We appreciate you!
Your SRSF Board of Directors

Get Involved!

Saturday, March 16
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Coast Guard Museum Northwest

Seattle Rotary Mariners/Puget Sound Maritime Luncheon Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Launch of the USRC Bear

Join us on Saturday, March 16th, at the Seattle USCG Base for a special luncheon to celebrate the 150th Birthday of the famous US Revenue Cutter Bear. We'll be gathering at 11:30AM at the Coast Guard Museum Northwest. Then we'll move upstairs to the Bear Room for a pasta luncheon and program meeting.
For more information and to register to attend, please CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, March 27
12:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Wellspring Family Services

Wellspring Family Services Volunteer Day

Please RSVP to attend by filling out this volunteer form by CLICKING 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. To RSVP to attend, please CLICK HERE.

Saturday, April 13
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rotary Boys & Girls Club

Service Day at the Rotary Boys and Girls Club 

More details coming soon! Save the date for this opportunity to give back to our very own Rotary Boys and Girls Club!

Saturday, May 4
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
111 Barnes Point Rd, Port Angeles

Elwha River Exploration Day!

Walk in the footsteps of NatureBridge students as you explore Elwha River restoration and its history with NatureBridge. We’ll utilize hands-on field science practices to help you understand biodiversity and ecological health, and how the ecosystem is changing post-dam removal.

You will start the day at our Olympic campus with a warm beverage and light snacks, including the world's best banana bread. You’ll have time to meet your fellow day adventurers while packing your lunchtime sandwich as we introduce NatureBridge and the Elwha River. Then we head out into the field to research sites on the Elwha where we will learn about the Elwha River, the impact of the dam in our local community and around the world! Please bring your own water, wear comfortable walking shoes and layers for the weather. The program will conclude on the Elwha River.

Registration is $10 and space is limited!

We hope you’ll join us for this fun and inspirational day!




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 20, 2024 12:30 PM
Apr 03, 2024 12:30 PM
Apr 17, 2024 12:30 PM
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International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Mar 15, 2024 10:00 AM
Seattle Rotary Mariners Luncheon with PSM
Coast Guard Museum Northwest
Mar 16, 2024
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
GUEST REGISTRATION ONLY for 3.20 Lunch Meeting (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM at The Motif Hotel)
1415 5th Avenue
Mar 20, 2024 Ends: 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-07:00)
Wellspring Family Services Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Mar 27, 2024
12:20 PM – 1:30 PM
Deadline to Apply - Leadership Tomorrow
Apr 01, 2024 5:00 PM
GUEST REGISTRATION 4.3 Lunch Meeting with Secretary of State Steve Hobbs
1900 5th Avenue
Apr 03, 2024 Ends: 11:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-07:00)
Community Service Committee
Apr 03, 2024
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Apr 03, 2024 3:00 PM
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Bonnie Nickel
 Bindiya Patel


March 15 - March 21
Jon Bridge
Irv Sandman
John Steckler
Joel Paget


These are club membership (not total years of Rotary membership) anniversaries only
1 Year
Ani Black
Jim Barnhart
Garin Wedeking
Maddy Vonhoff
3 Years
Ryan Bunbury
Anne Janetti
6 Years
Bonnie Towne
Taylor Shimizu
10 Years
Bob Boeshaar
11 Years
Jimmy Collins
Eric Newman
Mark Long
15 Years
Bill Gates (Honorary)
18 Years
AD Vickery
Candy Lee
19 Years
Jeff Pritchard
20 Years
Manny Ramos
Liv Wernecke
22 Years
Jim Odom
Skip Rowland
23 Years
Einer Handeland
Joel Ferrell
26 Years
John Steckler
27 Years
Joel Paget
32 Years
Laurel James
34 Years
Rich Lacher
46 Years
Fred Weiss

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. 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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