Dieter Bohrmann, Communication Manager & Public Education & Outreach Supervisor, Washington Department of Ecology’s Nuclear Waste Program, “Hanford: Myth or Reality?”

Dieter Bohrmann, Washington Department of Ecology’s Nuclear Waste ProgramHanford, called the most contaminated site in North America, presents the paradox of massive contamination next to a river preserved in its natural state. Hanford borders the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River – made a National Monument because of the Reach’s pristine beauty. Understanding Hanford requires more knowledge than recent headlines about leaking radioactive waste tanks.


Lots of Ice Cream Sold at Bellevue ARTSfair

BAM Ice Cream Sales 2014 - Nancy PasternakLast weekend, July 25-27, Bellevue Rotarians put on their aprons, as they have done every July for more than three decades, to engage in ice cream sales during the annual Bellevue Arts Museum’s ARTSfair, a treasured community celebration. Rotarians, Rotaractors, and family members staffed the ice cream booth in 3-hour shifts for the duration of the fair.

A big thank you to all of our volunteers for making this year another success!

> Click here to view ice cream sales photos.


Inspiration Playground PLAY FOR ALL Campaign

The Rotary Club of Bellevue has partnered with the City of Bellevue to help fund and build a truly inclusive outdoor play environment at the Bellevue Downtown Park. The Inspiration Playground is envisioned as a destination recreational resource for Bellevue, the greater Eastside and all of King County. It will have a universally accessible design and feature sensory-rich play experiences and equipment suitable for all ages and abilities. The play spaces will accommodate the needs of all children — those who are typically developing, as well as those with physical, cognitive, or sensory disabilities.

Camp Goodtimes Carnival — Not Just Lunch!

Camp Goodtimes 2014Camp Goodtimes is a place where kids dealing with cancer can talk with other kids fighting the same battle; talk with counselors who are only a few years older and cancer survivors; and talk with volunteer doctors and nurses who spend their vacations supporting Camp Goodtimes.

So, how does Rotary do something that minimizes the threats of this disease and get these kids to HAVE FUN? They throw a carnival, complete with face painting, cotton candy and snow cones, gigantic squirt guns, dunk tank, air moon walks, whipped cream fight, and hair styling – mohawks and red, blue, pink coloring.

The 2014 Camp Goodtimes was held on June 26 and was a huge success, thanks to all the wonderful volunteers! The kids and camp staff love Rotary Carnival Day!

> Click here to view 2014 camp photos.




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