John Enger, District Governor, Rotary District 5030, “Projects and Pride”
John Enger, a retired Yellow Pages publisher who spent his entire career producing both print and online directories, is the District Governor for Rotary Year 2014-2015. He is a Roosevelt High School graduate who went on to earn a degree in Communications/Advertising at the University of Washington. He is a member of the UWAA, a Tyee Club and Big W contributor. While at the UW, John was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, worked on both the Daily and Tyee publications, and was a sprinter on the Huskies Track Team.
SPECIAL FELLOWSHIP EVENT
WEEKLY BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS
Coming Up: Rotary First Harvest Work Party, October 11
The next BRC Rotary First Harvest Work Party is October 11, 9AM, NW Harvest Warehouse, Kent.
Summer Youth Exchange Is Looking for Students!
Each year, local Rotary districts and clubs worldwide arrange thousands of international Youth Exchanges for students.
BRC Book Group Discussion, October 15
The next BRC Book Group Discussion will be Wednesday, October 15, from 7:00-9:00PM. Our discussion leader will be Judd Lees.
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.