Douglas R. King, President & CEO, The Museum of Flight, “STEM Initiatives”
Doug King leads a team of more than 500 staff members, docents, and volunteers whose mission is to make the Museum of flight the foremost educational air and space museum in the world. He reports to a volunteer Board of Trustees of community and national leaders that defined an extraordinary, world-class long-term vision to accomplish that goal in the decade ahead—Vision 2020. This vision calls for a world-class collection and impactful education program which will deliver an inspirational visitor experience. The Museum of Flight is one of only 900 museums in the nation accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
SPECIAL FELLOWSHIP EVENT
WEEKLY BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS
Rotary Foundation Annual Fund Drive
This month marks the kick-off of the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund Drive. The Rotary Foundation is every Rotarian’s charity.
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.