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King County Councilmember Jane Hague, “King County Update: Money, Metro and Marijuana”

Councilmember Jane Hague has spent 30 years in local government, serving in both policy and management positions. Her extensive policy background covers the City of Bellevue as well as the King County Council. Additionally, she spent eight years as the Manager of King County’s Elections Division. Jane was also recognized by her peers in 300 US Counties when she was elected President of the National Association of Counties where she served five years on the national organization’s Executive Board. She continues to serve on their Board of Directors and will bring their Large Urban County Caucus to Bellevue in 2015.

WEEKLY BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Whitefish Ski Trip Deadline Extended to October 27

    Whitefish Ski Trip Deadline Extended to October 27

    BRC Fellowship Ski Retreat, February 5-9, 2015, Whitefish Mountain Resort.

  • Rotary First Harvest Work Party, December 13

    Rotary First Harvest Work Party, December 13

    From 9:00AM-12:00 noon, Northwest Harvest Warehouse, Kent.

  • Rotary District 5030 Conference 2015, May 15-17

    Rotary District 5030 Conference 2015, May 15-17

    Rotary District 5030 Conference 2015, May 15-17, Tulalip Resort

CURRENT BELLEVUE ROTARY PROJECTS

Inspiration Playground in the News

Rotary hits funding milestone for Inspiration Playground

by BRANDON MACZ, Bellevue Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 9, 2014 at 5:54PM

Washington Rep. Cyrus Habib lost his sight when he was eight years old while attending Somerset Elementary in Bellevue. As a child, he said he wanted to play on the jungle gym as much as any 8-year-old.

“They kept me by the side of the school with the recess lady and the teachers while the rest of the kids played,” he said during Tuesday’s Rotary Club of Bellevue luncheon. Habib’s mom took him to the principal, where she told the administrator she would teach him how to navigate the playground. “She said, ‘I can fix a broken arm. I can never fix a broken spirit.’”

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.

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