Rotary Club
of Seattle
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Founded 1909                            Weekly News and Highlights                      April 13, 2018

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April 25
The Westin
Naveed Jamali, Double Agent
May 2
Grand Hyatt
Program TBA
May 9
The Westin
Ally Svenson, Enlightened Leadership
May 16
The Sheraton
Annual Seattle Firefighter Awards
May 23
The Westin
Entrepreneurs Panel with GeekWire


April 13
Trent Mummery
Theresa Wang
Sarah Weaver
April 14
Laurie Jonsson
April 15
Craig Dawson
Charlie Farra
Diankha Linear
April 16
Sandy Walsh
April 17
Ken Colling
Bob Lucurell
April 18
Mark Long
Jim McCurdy
Jennifer Porto
April 20
Robyn Grad
April Mobley
April 21
Derick Pasternak
April 22
Bill Smead
April 23
Chris Charbonneau
Jim Linardos
1 Year
Alejandro Grajal
Gary Hartman
2 Years
Lauren MacLeod
3 Years
A Michael Adams
Rosanne Lapan
Constance Miller
Benjamin Wicks
4 Years
Christopher Otto
5 Years
Lauren Domino
Michele Shaw
8 Years
Kelly Holm
Kari Rallo
9 Years
Gary Drobnack
10 Years
Steven Boyd
Robert Mucklestone
12 Years
Richard Hopp
13 Years
Linda Cheever
14 Years
Hollie Ellis
Freeman Fong
15 Years
Alfred Benaroya
18 Years
Jean Bateman CFRE
Norman Johnson
25 Years
Michael O'Byrne
31 Years
Robert Parks
33 Years
Rex Clark
34 Years
James Burdett
41 Years
Ralph Munro


Celebrate and support your fellow Rotarians during good and difficult times. Share news of kudos, awards, illness or loss with the Rotary Cares Committee (co-chaired by Fedva Dikmen & Jane Tornatore) — our group is dedicated to supporting and celebrating Seattle #4 members. Click here to contact the committee and share your news!


Bob Alexander


Intended as a library of past presentations, 
Seattle Rotary Online sponsorships are available to companies or other organizations that wish broader awareness within the club or community.
Sponsorships are available for as little as $500. Please contact Seattle 4 Rotarian, David Endicott by email or at 206-409-3275.


Do you have a friend, coworker, or acquaintance who you think would enjoy Rotary membership? 
Find the membership application below, and contact Caroline Bobanick at 206-623-0023 or for more information or to reserve a complimentary lunch for a prospective member. 


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Mark Wright

Cindy Runger 
President-Elect Nominee
Kim Moore

Immediate Past-President
Catherine Gibson 
Board Chair
Roberta Nestaas

Vice President for Membership
Corinne Cavanaugh 

Vice President for Service
Kelly Pearson 

Vice President for Programs
Hamilton McCulloh

Virginia McKenzie

Carolyn Hojaboom

Ken Grant 
TRF Chair
Roberta Greer
David Siebert
Ken Colling

Terms ending 6/30/2018
Roberta Greer
Trent Mummery
Allison Parker
David Siebert
David Woodward 

Terms ending 6/30/2019
Linda Cheever
Jimmy Collins
Beth Knox
Ben Linford
Kim Moore

Terms ending 6/30/2020
Ken Colling
David Levine
Rob LoBosco
Harold Scoggins
Jane Tornatore

Two gifts...
We change the world

Once a year we ask you to make two donations.  One is to the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (SRSF).  The other is to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  If you have not yet made your donations, please consider doing so today.  Thank you! 

Brad Smith, President of Microsoft: "Building an inclusive and accessible community” 

April 18 at Noon
The Embassy Suites, 255 S. King St. 
Join us this Wednesday as Seattle Rotary President Mark Wright speaks with Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith. Brad will share his insights on inclusive hiring practices, the role Artificial Intelligence could play in accessibility, and the value of educating and training our business leaders, employees and community to have an inclusive mindset. Brad also serves as the Honorary Board Chair of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, and is passionate about Seattle and the Puget Sound Region using this national stage to serve as a model for a City of Inclusion.
Members do not need to RSVP, but please contact if you are bringing guests. 

Venue Information

Join us at the brand new Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel in Pioneer Square. 
The hotel is only two blocks from the International District Station, accessible from downtown by the light rail or any tunnel bus. Self-parking is available for a $10 flat rate, and valet parking is also available. 


Panel Shares insight on "Islam for Dummies, like me"

Totem Report April 11, 2018
By Laura Rehrmann
Meet Zach Haveman

2018 District Conference

Register now to join hundreds of Rotarians from across District 5030 for a weekend of fellowship, speakers, workshops, service opportunities and more. 
April 27-29 at Tulalip Resort & Casino
Full Conference Registration - $340
Saturday Only Registration - $199
Seattle #4 members who have already registered include: Alan Bergen, Steve Crane, Sten Crissey, Krista Dalton, Cathy Gibson, Robyn Grad, Roberta Greer, Suzanne Griffin, Carolyn Hojaboom, John Hojaboom, Candy Lee, Jacki Lorenz, Gerry Maurer, Virginia McKenzie, Jane Nishita, Jeff Pritchard, Jean Thompson, and Kathy Williams.
Rotary Boys & Girls Club  Fellowship Night
Wednesday, April 18
4:30-7:30pm @ Buffalo Wild Wings, 1624 4th Ave
Join the Rotary Boys & Girls Club Committee for a night of fellowship benefiting the High School Leadership program at Rotary Boys & Girls Club. This is a great opportunity to meet our future leaders and a few board members from the club.  All Rotarians and friends are invited to attend and support the club. 10% of all proceeds from the evening will go to Rotary Boys & Girls Club. See Patrick Carter for more information.
Rotary Wing Challenge: The committee that eats the most wings wins a prize!
Keekwulees Meeting
Thursday, April 19
5:30-7:00pm @ the Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Ave
Meet fellow members, learn more about the club, and check off another item on your yellow badge checklist!
Earth Day Service Project
Saturday, April 21
9:00am-12:00pm @ Washington Park Arboretum
2300 Arboretum Drive
Join the Seattle Rotary Sustainability Committee in a service project at Washington Park Arboretum. Volunteers will work on restoration through planting, mulching, removing invasive species, and maintaining trails throughout the arboretum. 
More details and sign up coming soon!
Baby Boutique
Saturday, April 21
9:15-11:30am @ Wellspring Family Services, 1900 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 
Volunteer with Wellspring Family Services Baby Boutique.
Bring your friends and family – ages 4 and older are welcome! Space is limited, RSVP to Tai Powell.
Private Clipper Round the World boat tour
Saturday, April 21
1:00-2:00pm @ Bell Harbor Marina
All Rotarians and family members are invited to join the Seattle Rotary Mariners as we tour the inside of these 70-foot racing sailboats that have just completed their most recent leg from China, traveling 33 days at sea and over 5,000 miles. Children of all ages are welcome.
world peace forum
April 20-21
Toronto, Canada
The Seattle #4 Rotary Peacebuilder Committee invites you to join the World Peace Forum. Every year, the World Peace Forum gathers scholars and students, peace activists and executives, journalists, religious leaders, politicians and artists from all corners of the globe to participate in the dialogue of Peace! 
Evening Edition
Thursday, April 26
Women's University Club, 1105 6th Ave
Enjoy a spotlight session with esteemed Seattle Rotary member Jimmy Collins, followed by quality conversation. Conveniently located downtown, join your fellow Rotarians and guests after work at the Women's University Club. A heavy appetizer buffet for $15, $6-8 wine, and $8-10 mixed drinks are available to purchase by credit card. Onsite parking is also available at a modest rate. We hope to see you there!
Maintenance Day at the Rotary Boys & Girls Club
Saturday, April 28
9:00-11:3oam @ the Rotary Boys & Girls Club,
201 19th Ave
Rotarians, friends, and family are invited to come help spruce up your investment at the Rotary Boys & Girl Club's Annual Maintenance Day on Saturday April 28th. We'll get started at 9:00am and finish with lunch at 11:30am. The club is located on the corner of 19th & E. Spruce.  Bring your favorite gloves or tool. Please see Robert Stadler or Simone Loban for more information.
YRL Cocktails and Conversation
Thursday, May 24
7:00-10:00pm @ 1221 1st Ave
Enjoy networking and quality conversation with fellow Rotarians. Member Conrad Wouters will be sharing his home, DJ skills, craft cocktails, and a stunning sunset view. Young and young at heart are welcome. Tickets are $15.

In Memoriam

This week we lost another beloved former member of our club, reverend and civil rights activist Dr. Sam McKinney. 

Wider World of Rotary

Seattle Rotary member Paula Houston has been appointed the sports commissioner for the powerlifting competitions at this summer’s Special Olympics USA Games. In this role, she will oversee the planning, staging, technical aspects and execution of the competition. More than 85 powerlifters from across the country are expected to compete in the USA Games. 
Paula is a long-time Special Olympics Washington volunteer and brings an extensive background in powerlifting to the USA Games. As a competitive powerlifter, her many accolades include 12 national and six world championships. She has also been inducted into the Washington State Powerlifting Hall of Fame as well as the USA Powerlifting Hall of Fame.
The Special Olympics USA Games will take place July 1-6 and will welcome more than 4,000 athletes and coaches to Seattle. The powerlifting competitions will take place at the University of Washington’s Meany Hall.


For more information on committees, including those that do not have regular meeting times, see the committee page on our website. Meeting times and locations are subject to change, contact committee chairs for more information. 


11:00 am, 2nd Wednesday
Lobby of the Rotary Club meeting venue
Business Mentor Program
1:30 pm, 1st Wednesday 
Rotary Club luncheon room
Community Service
11:00 am, 1st Wednesday
1326 5th Ave., 7th floor conference room
4:00 pm, 3rd Tuesdays
Two Union Square, 601 Union St. Suite 5122
International Service
10:30 am, 3rd Wednesday
1201 3rd Ave. Davis Wright Tremaine, #2200

11:00 am, last Wednesday of the month
Rotary Club meeting venue
5:30 pm, on 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Perkins Coie, 49th floor of 1201 3rd Ave
Virginia McKenzie, Liaison
Rotary Boys & Girls Club
11:30 am, 3rd Wednesday
Lobby of the Rotary Club meeting venue
11:00 am, 4th Wednesday September-June
Northern Trust, 1301 Second Ave., Suite 2600


10:00 am, 3rd Tuesday
1215 4th Ave., 3rd floor conference room
5:00 pm, 1st Tuesday
The Columbia Tower Club
3rd Thursday of the month at alternating times and venues. Email reminders will be sent in advance of each month's meeting.
Rotary Relations
11:00 am, 2nd Wednesday
Rotary Club meeting venue

Contact Us

Rotary Club of Seattle
1326 5th Ave, Suite 342
Seattle, WA 98101
Caroline Bobanick
Club Manager
Phone: 206-623-0023
Mariah Kimpton Associate Club Manager
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