FEATURED SPEAKER

Tom Brosius, Vice President & General Manager, Orion, “Orion: a Sustainable Social Enterprise Model”

Tom Brosius, Orion

Orion is a non-profit social enterprise with a sustainable business model focused on providing vocational training and employment services for individuals with barriers to employment. Tom Brosius has managed the Aerospace Manufacturing division of Orion since 2007.

Orion has been providing precision metal products to the aerospace, automotive, marine and general manufacturing industries since 1959. The company is a four-time winner of the Boeing Performance Excellence Award and a former Boeing Supplier of the Year.

WEEKLY BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS

  • West Seattle Rotary Holiday Shopping Spree for Kids

    West Seattle Rotary Holiday Shopping Spree for Kids

    Volunteers needed to help shop with kids on Saturday, December 6.

  • Whitefish Ski Trip Spots Available!

    Whitefish Ski Trip Spots Available!

    A few spots have just opened for this fellowship event at Whitefish Mountain Resort!

  • New, Simpler Way to Sign Up for RFH Work Parties

    New, Simpler Way to Sign Up for RFH Work Parties

    Sign up for a Rotary First Harvest work party in one easy step!

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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