CDR Donald M. Leingang, United States Navy (Retired), “The Impact of the USO Northwest”
CDR Don Leingang is a Northwest native, raised in Tacoma, who graduated from Oregon State University in 1984, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He was commissioned an Ensign through the NROTC program in June 1984 and reported to Pensacola for flight school training in September. A helicopter pilot and former Commanding Officer of Navy Recruiting District Seattle, Leingang’s distinguished 24-year Naval career included leadership positions at the U.S. Naval Academy, Director of Air Warfare, Washington, D.C., and the Operations Officer at Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
WEEKLY BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS
BRC Thirsty Thursday, May 26, Suite Lounge
Thirsty Thursday is a great way to introduce new and prospective Rotarians to our club and members. Also counts as a meeting make-up!
Camp Goodtimes, June 30 — Volunteers Needed
Rotary carnival at Camp Burton, Vashon Island, for children affected by cancer. We need volunteers!
Rotary First Harvest Work Party, June 11
Join us from 8:30AM-11:00AM, at Northwest Harvest Warehouse, in Kent. Friends and family are invited to help!
CURRENT BELLEVUE ROTARY PROJECTS
Inspiration Playground News
Inspiration Playground Naming Opportunities
Be a part of the Inspiration Playground … forever!
Add your name to the whimsical design elements of the Inspiration Playground fence. You can also honor family or friends, commemorate an occasion, or share an inspiring quote.
Click here to view our gallery of choices, and consider making a donation that will make your gift a legacy that will live on at the Inspiration Playground.
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.