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President's Reception

Thursday, June 30
Queen City Yacht Club
5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and real people will join together to thank President Jimmy Collins for his year of service.  Significant others are welcome. 
Tickets are $10.00 per person and include two drink tickets. A cash bar will be available for additional drinksClick HERE to register and purchase tickets.

Due to the President's Reception on June 30th and the Fourth of July holiday the following week, there will be no Seattle Rotary meetings on June 29 or June 6. Our next meeting will be at the Westin and on Zoom Wednesday, July 13
Meeting Report

Hope Through Partnership: Former Governor Christine Gregoire, Challenge Seattle


President Jimmy called the Seattle Rotary Club #4 to order at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The meeting was held at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle and online via Zoom.

This was President Jimmy’s final meeting as Club President of Seattle Rotary Club #4. He said he is proud of the diverse membership, assertive commitment to social justice, and the 113 year legacy our Rotary club has with downtown Seattle. He acknowledged that Rotary meets on the land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish people.



End of Year District 5030 Golf Tournament and Dinner

Monday, June 27
Golf at 1:30 PM
Dinner at 6:00 PM
ewcastle Golf Club
Newcastle, WA

Join District President Howard Cohen and District Governor Elect Kae Peterson for an end-of-the-year Rotary celebration at Newcastle Golf Club in June! 
To register for the golf tournament and/or the dinner, please click HERE.

Forum on the Future of Japan-U.S. Relations Presented by Seattle University/Facilitated by Diplomacy Roundtable

Thursday, June 30 Online Program 11:00 AM

Rotarians are invited to register for this forum and attend virtually by clicking HERE to register. Registrants will receive a link to attend the event virtually. 

71st Annual Fourth of July Party Hosted by Laurel James

Monday, July 4 17851 Ballinger Way NE Lake Forest Park, WA 2:00 PM

Laurel James would like to invite fellow Rotarians to a holiday potluck party! Kids are welcome and Laurel suggests bringing sports items for play. For additional information or to RSVP, please call Laurel at 206-979-9930.

Installation Ceremony for Rotary Club of Madras Central

Monday, July 4
Online Program
6:30 AM

Recent visiting Rotarian Sundararaman Krishnamoorthy extends an invitation to our members to virtually attend his club's leadership installation ceremony for the new Rotary year. Please click HERE if you'd like to attend and enter the Meeting ID (317 847 2528) and Passcode (202020) when prompted.

Happy Hour for Good Benefitting The Lantern Project

Thursday, July 21
The Center for Wooden Boats
Seattle, WA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join our hosts, the Lake Union Rotary Club, for this special happy hour benefitting The Lantern Project and their efforts to end sexual exploitation. Tickets are $40 and include drinks, appetizers, and live music with 100% of proceeds going to The Lantern Project.
Please click HERE to sign up to attend!

Rotary Volunteer Day at Wellspring Family Services

Saturday, July 23
Wellspring Family Services
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

All Rotarians are welcome to attend this standing monthly volunteer event. Volunteers must pre-register to attend by sending an RSVP to Faye Green at



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

Phone: 206-623-0023

Caroline Bobanick
Executive Director

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!! 

The Rotary Foundation Annual Appeal

Please make your donation to The Rotary Foundation today.
When you give to TRF you are directly supporting Rotary’s work. Your gift makes our service projects — projects that eradicate polio, promote peace, develop communities, improve the environment, and improve the daily lives of millions — happen. You can find out more about the impact of giving by clicking HERE.
Our overall goal is to have 100% of our Seattle 4 members donate to TRF. We need your help today to help us reach that goal. 
If you have any questions regarding your current donation status specifically or TRF, please email David Bobanick at
Jun 29, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Jul 13, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
Jul 20, 2022 12:30 PM
Westin Hotel and on Zoom
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Click Each for a Full Description
Rotary District 5030 Golf Tournament and Dinner
Newcastle Golf Club
Jun 25, 2022 1:30 PM –
Jun 27, 2022
Forum on the Future of Japan-U.S. Relations
Online Program
Jun 30, 2022 11:00 AM
President's Reception
Queen City Yacht Club
Jun 30, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
71st Annual Fourth of July Party
House of Laurel James
Jul 04, 2022 2:00 PM
Education Committee Meeting
On Zoom
Jul 06, 2022 11:00 AM
International Service Committee
On Zoom
Jul 20, 2022 10:30 AM
Happy Hour Benefitting The Lantern Project
The Center for Wooden Boats
Jul 21, 2022 6:00 PM
Rotary Volunteer Day
Wellspring Family Services
Jul 23, 2022
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
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Mark Wright
Lynn Lindsay
Ralph Munro
Eric Christensen
Marli Iverson
Rajeev Agarwal


1 Year
Brad Collins
3 Years
Kerry Howell
5 Years
Mahnaz Eshetu
Harry Short
6 Years
Dulcie Patner
10 Years
Mike Harney
11 Years
John Pohl
12 Years
Petros Koumantaros
13 Years

Matt Bratlien

14 Years
Wier Harmann III
15 Years
Marli Iverson
20 Years
Nina Odell
John Adams
Dann Mead Smith
Joe Phillips
23 Years
Steve Boyer
Bill Franklin
26 Years
Alan Sclater
29 Years
Robin Pasquarella
30 Years
Roberta Greer
32 Years
Astrid Berg
33 Years
Irv Sandman
35 Years
Stan Foster
36 Years
Dave Kelly

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
Sue Nixon and 
Rotary Mariners
YRL - Young Rotary Leaders
Tabitha Claus and Ashley Burman
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 Caroline for more details at


Bob Alexander

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. 
Marsha Mutusi:
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