Every July, as they have done for more than three decades, Bellevue Rotarians exchange their business attire for aprons and comfortable shoes to man (or woman) pushcarts at Bellevue Square during the annual Bellevue Arts Museum’s ARTSfair, a treasured community celebration. Rotarians, Rotaractors, and family members work in 3-hour shifts for the duration of the fair.
Shouting “Ice cream! Ice cold water!” the Rotarians – from executives to doctors, lawyers, and even a police chief – have raised more than $150,000 for projects and grants that support our community.
Some 150 Bellevue Rotary members, their friends and families participate in this fundraising event. Look for them again this July and buy that ice cream! Your support makes a difference!
“I had no idea the difficulties involved in getting this event off the ground! The refrigeration truck is essential. When it doesn’t work we have a crisis. Diane Tebelius, a North Dakota farm girl/now Seattle tax attorney, can drive the truck plus keep the mechanics engaged so the refrigeration keeps working. Hats off to Diane and Kelly Becker (plus Kelly’s husband Brad) for getting the support team in gear to prepare for the event while they managed the crisis.” — BRC member and ice cream sales participant Jan Jarman