Jean Floten, Chancellor, WGU Washington, “Education and Accountability”
Jean Floten became the first chancellor of WGU Washington in 2011. Having dedicated her career to postsecondary education, Chancellor Floten was drawn to the University’s mission of expanding access to affordable higher education for all Washington residents. Under her leadership, WGU Washington has grown to approximately 7,000 students and awarded more than 3,000 bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
WEEKLY BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS
Evergreen Court Auction, February 10
Need Rotarian volunteers for Evergreen Court Assisted Living Valentine Auction.
Special Olympics Ski Event, February 7
Need volunteers to act as starters, timers, gate judges. Ski free afterward!
BRC Book Group Discussion, January 28
BOOK:Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson, 7:00-9:00PM
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.