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President Nancy Cahill's Theme for 2023-2024

Gather - Engage - Serve

Next Evening Event

Thursday, February 15
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Rainier Club

Monthly Member Event with Community Impact Grant Finalists

Our February member evening event will feature food, drinks, socializing, and presentations from the top three SRSF $100,000 Community Impact Grant finalists, the Pike Place Market Food Access Program of the Pike Place Market Foundation, the Veteran Financial Education Project of Consumer Education & Training Services (CENTS), and Freedom Schools Summer Literacy Program from WA-BLOC.

Business Group Represents Main Street Washington

The Association of Washington Business (AWB) is the state’s oldest and largest business association, focused on the present and future, of business and manufacturing growth across Washington. Often characterized as the state’s ‘chamber of commerce’, It is all hands-on deck when the Legislature is in session. AWB, president, Kris Johnson, made the trek from Olympia to Seattle #4 Rotary for Wednesday’s lunch at the Westin. He described priorities and how Legislation can have profound impacts on growth and development.
The 60-day session Legislators will adopt a supplemental budget and consider six initiatives that would impact on the state’s economy. “Our state’s budget went from $33B to $70B in the past ten years and as the unifying voice of business we advocate thoughtful discussions about tax policy,” he said, “that can stimulate growth by reducing the Business & Occupation tax, childcare B&O tax credit and oppose unnecessary tax increases.” The Legislature is expected to adjourn on March 7.

SRSF Giving Update

Please join us for a very special event on February 15th at the Rainier Club at 5:30 PM hosted by Rotary Club of Seattle's own Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF).



The top three finalists for the $100,000 Community Impact Grant award, CENTS, Pike Place Market Foundation, and RVC/WA-BLOC, will be presenting their grant projects to us at this event. You can see their grant applications and a grant finalist summary by CLICKING HERE.
This is your chance to be part of something BIG as we have not made a grant of this size in many years.  Members of the Rotary Club of Seattle will select the final award winner via email and voting will be open for several days following the presentations.  
  • Date - February 15, 2024 
  • Time – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location - Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Ave., Seattle
  • Appetizers - Lots of yummy things!
  • Drinks - Soft drinks, beer, and wine!
We hope to see you there!
Also, there are just three weeks left to the Campaign so please take a minute to donate here!
Your SRSF Board!

Bob Wiley Memorial

Bob's memorial will be February 17 at 1:00 PM at the Mercer Island Congretional Church (4545 Island Crest Way).

Get Involved!

Tuesday, February 13
12:00 PM
West Seattle Golf Club

Lunch and Author Talk with BJ Cummings Sponsored by the Peacebuilders Committee

Please CLICK HERE to contact Cathy Gibson for more information on this special event! Thanks to the Peacebuilders committee for being "People of Action" and bringing this event to fruitition!

Thursday, February 15
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Rainier Club

February Evening Membership Event Hosted by SRSF

Join us for our February evening social mixer, hosted by our very own Seattle Rotary Service Foundation. This month we will be at the Rainier Club and the evening will feature presentations from Community Impact Grant finalists. Expect food, drinks, and presentations about some great work happening at our local nonprofits! RSVP by CLICKING HERE.

Wednesday, February 21
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rotary Education Workshop on Online Safety and Human Trafficking Prevention

Come learn how to protect our youth from sexual exploitation.  This webinar is FREE to attend and proudly sponsored by Rotary Club of the Pacific Northwest Ending Sex Trafficking.   Thursday, February 22 at 6pmPST.  Feel free to invite your friends and family.  All are welcome! For more information, CLICK HERE.

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

An Evening with Ciscoe Morris

Save the date for this exclusive evening with Ciscoe Morris, Seattle's premiere gardening personality! More details coming soon! 


Wednesday, March 13
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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!! 

Feb 21, 2024 12:30 PM
Mar 06, 2024 12:30 PM
Mar 20, 2024 12:30 PM
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Click Each for a Full Description
Peacebuilders' Lunch & Author Talk w/ BJ Cummings
West Seattle Golf Club
Feb 13, 2024
12:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Evening Membership Event - Community Impact Grant
Rainier Club
Feb 15, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
RSVP HERE FOR 2.15 Evening Membership Event - Community Impact Grant Finalist Presentations
Feb 15, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (UTC-08:00)
International Service Committee (Monthly except Jun, Jul, and Dec)
On Zoom
Feb 16, 2024 10:00 AM
Rotary Education Workshop on Online Safety and Hum
Feb 21, 2024
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
1900 5th Avenue
Feb 21, 2024 12:30 PM Pacific Standard Time (UTC-08:00)
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
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
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Karlin Bungartz
Kendrick Davis
Ariel Delaney
Tucker Minor
Armin Rohanifar
Paul Spieldenner
Kyle White


February 9 - February 15
Ryan Bunbury
Paula Houston


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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