Rotary Club
of Seattle
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    Founded 1909                      Weekly News and Highlights                         July 6, 2018

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Looking Ahead

July 18
The Westin
Frank Blethen, The Seattle Times
July 25
The Westin
John Sileo, the Hacker's Blacklist
August 1
Bell Harbor
August 8
The Westin
Steve Griessel, Betz Winery
August 15
The Westin
Judge James Robart
For those who drive to our weekly luncheons, here is some information about available parking options.
The Westin - for self-park or valet, obtain coupon at meeting registration for a discounted rate of $14.
Pacific Place is another good option only a couple blocks from most of our venues. The cost is $12 for up to 3 hours. The garage is accessed from either 6th or 7th  between Pine and Olive.
The Sheraton, Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt, and Hyatt Olive 8 do not offer discounted parking.
July 6
Krista Dalton
July 7
Jean Bateman
Jim Odom
Skip Rowland
July 8
Dan Ketchel
Carol Nygren
July 9
Dave Kraft
July 12
Bill Bryant II
Angie Holmstrom
July 13
Bob Alexander
Lina Kim
Dann Mead Smith
July 14
Mark Gantar
July 15
Wally Kegel
Karl Neiders
July 16
Robin Pasquarella
Steve Sundquist
July 17
Anne Farrell
Bernie Griffin
Bareq Peshtaz
2 Years
Lacey Stone
3 Years
Jackie Kopson
Harold Scoggins
5 Years
Allison Parker
6 Years
Jim AuBuchon
7 Years
Beth Knox
Ben Linford
9 Years
Brian Marks
Paula Houston
10 Years
Karl Neiders
Michael Isensee
11 Years
Travis Keeler
James Keating
Susie Roe
13 Years
Craig Wright
14 Years
Ken Colling
Wally Kegel
15 Years
Sue Nixon
Bernie Griffin
16 Years
Roberta Nestaas
Lori Walker
Lynn Lindsay
17 Years
Kristi Marchbanks
18 Years
Catherine Gibson
19 Years
Suzanne Griffin
24 Years
Bob Alexander
28 Years
Russ Taylor
30 Years
Don Root
32 Years
Bruce Jones
33 Years
Todd Summerfelt
34 Years
Walt Maas


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


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Cindy Runger

 Kim Moore

Immediate Past-President
Mark Wright 
Board Chair
David Woodward

Vice President for Membership
Liz Powell 

Vice President for Service
Susie Roe

Vice President for Programs
Rob LoBosco

Jennifer Porto

Carolyn Hojaboom

Ken Grant 
TRF Chair
Jeff Pyatt
Jimmy Collins
Paula Houston 

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
Terms ending 6/30/2021
Corinne Cavanaugh
Fedva Dikmen
Paula Houston
Ben Wicks

Photo Courtesy Avi Loud

Cindy's First Meeting Featuring Daniel Pak

July 11 at Noon
The Four Seasons, 99 Union St.
President Cindy Runger will celebrate her first meeting at the Four Seasons on July 11. Philanthropist and musician Daniel Pak will share his work of empowering youth voices through music. He will also bring the "Aloha spirit" to Rotary with a musical performance done in the Hawaiian tradition of  kanikapila that he grew up with, or jamming and storytelling.  The program will be a great way to start off the new Rotary year with action and impact. You won't want to miss it!
Four Seasons Parking Information:
Parking at the Four Seasons is valet only at a rate of $32 per car. A number of self-parking options are available near the hotel:
Target - enter on Union between 1st and 2nd, $13 for two hours, or 2 hours free with a $20 purchase
Russell Investments - enter on Union between 1st and 2nd, $20 for 2 hours
Republic Parking, 1400 2nd Ave - $13 for 2 hours
Thursday, July 12
6:00-8:00 pm @ 2125 1st Ave.
Celebrate the start of the new year with Seattle City Rotaract, a young professionals club sponsored by Seattle #4. You'll have the opportunity to hear more about what they've accomplished this year and their plans for 2018-2019 at this casual rooftop barbecue. Tickets are $20 and include food and drinks.
Rotary First Harvest 
Saturday, July 14
8:30-11:00 am @ Northwest Harvest Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S., Kent
Join Rotarians and Rotaractors from around the district for a morning of hands-on service.  You'll be helping to pack some of the millions of pounds of healthy fruits and vegetables RFH provides every year for families and individuals in need.
Peace Pole planting at St. Mark’s Cathedral
Sunday, July 15
12:15 pm @ St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 E 10th

With grant funding from SRSF, the Peacebuilder Committee is recognizing the many community programs of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral that promote peace and justice. One of the most recent activities was the sponsorship of a forum and peaceful march to highlight the separation of families and children at the border. Following the brief  peace pole ceremony at 12:15, Rotarians and family members are invited to tour the I AM exhibit in the nave. I AM celebrates the rich, diverse and pivotal contribution that Middle Eastern women make to the enduring global quest for harmony and peace. 
Saturday, July 21
11:00 am-1:00 pm @ Seattle Harbor Patrol Marina, 1717 N. Northlake Pl.
Join the Seattle Rotary Mariners for a personalized tour with the Seattle Police Harbor Patrol.
Tuesday, August 14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2321 Fairview Ave. E Slip #6
The Seattle 4 Rotary Mariners invite you to a night of fun on Lake Union with Duck Dodge. More details to come!
FareStart Guest Chef Night
Thursday, September 6
7:00 - 10:00 pm @ FareStart, 700 Virginia St. 
Join fellow Rotarians to volunteer at FareStart's Guest Chef Night. No experience is necessary. This is FareStart's most popular opportunity and is consistently booked a year in advance.
SAve the Date: Ethnic Dinner
Thursday, September 6
7:00 - 10:00 pm @ FareStart, 700 Virginia St. 

Join fellow Rotarians for another fun fellowship night at FareStart.
RSVP to Fedva Dikmen.


Do you have a friend, co-worker, or acquaintance who you think would enjoy Rotary membership? 

Contact Caroline Bobanick at
206-623-0023 or for more information or to reserve a complimentary lunch for a prospective member. 

Video of Seattle Rotary Programs are available online thanks to the generous support of our Seattle Rotary Online Sponsors.

Special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsors, Ken Hamm of First Choice Health and Bob Alexander.

In addition to supporting our club, becoming a Seattle Rotary Online sponsor brings many benefits. To learn more, click here, or contact David Endicott.


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 Thursdays
Horizon House, 900 University St. 
Janice Winemiller and Lori Walker
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
Jacki Lorenz and Jane Pryor
5:00 pm, 1st Tuesday
The Columbia Tower Club
Ben Wicks and Jeff Snell
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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