King County Sheriff John Urquhart, “Tough Time to be a Cop”
Sheriff John Urquhart has served the citizens of Washington State as a police officer for nearly 40 years. His career has included stints as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Master Police Officer, Sergeant, street-level vice/narcotics detective, public information officer and administrative aide to two sheriffs. He has investigated everything from shoplifting to homicides. In 2012, he was elected as the 33rd King County Sheriff, in a special election, and re-elected in 2013 to a full, 4-year term.
WEEKLY BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS
Fellowship Ski Retreat: February 2016, Park City, UT
Park City & The Canyons Resort — partners, and guests of participating Rotarians are welcome, but space is limited.
Prosperity Rings Thank You & Invitation to Visit India
A thank you from Prosperity Rings for a $29K Micro Credit Loans Grant and also an invitation to members of contributing clubs to travel to India to oversee the application of the funds.
CURRENT BELLEVUE ROTARY PROJECTS
Bellevue ARTSfair Ice Cream Sales
In July, 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 staff the ice cream booth in 3-hour shifts for the duration of the fair.> Click here to sign up for a sales shift.
Inspiration Playground News
Seahawks Make Donation to Support Inspiration Playground in Bellevue
Bellevue Rotary Press Release
Mar 9, 2015
The Rotary Club of Bellevue is pleased to announce a $20,000 donation was received from the Seattle Seahawks for the purchase of a SwayFun Glider, to be installed at the Inspiration Playground project in Bellevue Downtown Park. The SwayFun Glider is a wheelchair accessible swing that includes benches for other passengers. The Rotary Club of Bellevue will ensure the swing features authentic Seahawks colors. The donation is part of the Seahawks PLAY 60 program, a league wide effort to fight childhood obesity by encouraging youth and families to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.
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.