Dwayne Clark, Chairman & CEO, Aegis Living
Dwayne J. Clark is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aegis Living. With more than 25 years of senior housing experience, Dwayne is nationally known for the quality of projects he manages, as well as his innovative flair. He has been involved in the development, construction, and/or management of over 200 senior housing projects.
Dwayne was raised from humble beginnings by a single mom who gave him his greatest gift: the confidence that he could do anything. Those early years of Dwayne’s life led him to the tireless pursuit of running a company in a different way, with staff satisfaction being a driving force. His success in creating an outstanding company culture has been chronicled in many publications. This passion prompted him to write a book, “Help Wanted: Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Exceptional Staff.” The book has been used for course curriculum in many leading Universities. Dwayne has written two additional books about his mom and her journey with Alzheimer’s, “My Mother, My Son” and “Saturdays with G.G.”
WEEKLY BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS
Rotary First Harvest Work Party, October 10
From 8:30AM-11:00AM, Northwest Harvest Warehouse, Kent. Bring friends and family are to help!
BRC Thirsty Thursday, September 24, Scotty Browns
Thirsty Thursday is a great way to introduce new and prospective Rotarians to our club and members. Also counts as a meeting make-up!
CURRENT BELLEVUE ROTARY PROJECTS
Inspiration Playground News
BRC Inspiration Project Receives $1.5 Million from State!
The Bellevue Rotary Inspiration Playground & Sensory Gardens project received a $1M Capital Grant from the Washington State Legislature AND a $500,000 Parks and Recreation Grant from the State. This puts us close to $4M in funds raised toward this $5M-5.5M project and will allow us to prepare for groundbreaking in the spring of 2016.
We owe a huge “vote” of thanks to Senators Litzow and Habib and Representatives Senn, Clibborn, Hunter, and McBride! Special thanks also to Dan McDonald, Erin Dziedzic, and our entire BRC Inspiration Park Committee.
We’re in the home-stretch now. Let’s turn this “dream” into a ‘”reality” for children with and without disabilities in our region!
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.