John D. Deehr, CAPT USN(RET), Senior Naval Science Instructor, Liberty High School Naval Junior ROTC, “Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today”
Captain John Deehr is a native of Warren, Ohio and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, in 1982. He joined the Navy in 1985 and received his commission through Naval Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island in February 1986.
During his thirty years of active duty service, Captain Deehr served on board six different surface ships, in various positions, including executive as officer of USS Ogden (LPD 5) and USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and commanding officer of USS Germantown (LSD 42) and USS Peleliu (LHA 5). On shore, Captain Deehr served in various staff positions, including Assistant Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel at U.S. Naval Surface Forces, Deputy Director of Operations and Plans at U.S. Central Command, and as the Professor of Naval Science and Commanding Officer of the University of Washington Naval ROTC Unit. Additionally, he holds a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. In July 2016 Captain Deehr became the Senior Naval Science Instructor for the Liberty High School NJROTC Unit, and in 2018 he was awarded one of only two Liberty High School PTSA Outstanding Educator Awards.
Captain Deehr is married, with two children, Eli, 13, and Reagan, 11, and will celebrate his 30th wedding anniversary this coming October.
Glen Curda’s Weekly Photos
Thank you to Randy Williams‑Gurian for providing photos from this month’s Harvest Against Hunger work party. Thank you also to other BRC participants David Sprague, Jemal Idris, Steve King, and Fred Auch. (Click photos for larger images)
The next Bellevue Rotary Harvest Against Hunger Work Party is Saturday, October 12. As usual, this is a great way to be a part of a hands-on project that helps people in our own community. All Rotarians, family members and friends are invited to help! (Children must be at least 3rd grade or 9 years old.) Sign up by visiting the Harvest Against Hunger website and clicking on the sign-up link for the date of the work party in which you wish to participate.
Please join us for BRC Thirsty Thursday, from 6:00-8:00PM, at Henry’s Tavern, 500 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 310 (located on the third floor, across from the cinema).
Thirsty Thursday is a great way to introduce new and prospective Rotarians to our club and members. Bring your friends, partners, and guests to share appetizers (hosted) and drinks (no‑host), and get to know your fellow BRC members at this fun fellowship event (free parking).
Prospective members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend! This also counts as a make‑up.
Questions? Contact Steve King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bellevue Rotary is booked for 28 tee times on Wednesday, September 18, at Willows Run Golf Club, in Redmond, for our Fall Golf fellowship. Our first tee time will be 12:00 noon, and we will be having dinner at about 5:30PM, with awards and prizes. The cost is about $90.00 (billed to your Rotary account) and includes golf, range balls, carts, dinner, and prizes.
Space is on a first-booked-first-confirmed basis. Please contact Brad Hunt if you would like to participate in this fall fellowship.
Bellevue Rotarian Rob Rose will be leading a 16-day adventure tour to Nepal this fall, in partnership with Global Family Travels, departing Seattle on October 29 and returning November 13. You are invited to join Rob on this amazing journey, where you’ll learn about the culture and history of Nepal. Plus, you will also have an easy trekking experience with spectacular views of the Himalayas, as well as several life-affirming volunteer experiences with children with disabilities.
Testimonials from some of the 2018 trip participants:
Very rewarding and treasured lifetime experience. I went with no expectations and found that everyday was uniquely meaningful. The kindness, respect, caring, and genuineness that I observed of a very ethnically diverse Nepali people left an indelible imprint on me. Spending time with “differently-abled” people gave me lasting insights into a world I would never have know otherwise. Experiencing the beauty of Nepal, particularly the Himalayan Mountains was the ‘icing on the cake’ of this trip for me. — John Lee
If you’re considering going with Rob to Nepal, I suggest you stop thinking about it and just do it! We had an amazing adventure. We met so many warm and caring people, and we gained a totally new perspective of our world and the people in it. The opportunities to learn about the Nepali culture and get involved with local non-profit organizations are so enriching. — Armen & Lori Stein
This was the adventure of a lifetime. The Nepalese people are so kind, caring, and welcoming … it was so wonderful to be exposed to Nepali culture. I want to see so much in this world but I feel like I have to go back to Nepal. — Claudia Hansen
Traveling with TRIFC to Nepal is in one word: EXPERIENTIAL. The team they have working together have the trip down to a science. — Graham & Vicki Calder
Please contact Rob Rose (Ph 425.985.3176) if you are interested in the trip, want additional information, or if you have any questions. Feel free to share this information with other Rotarians or non-Rotarians who might be interested.
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Is traveling to exotic Kathmandu, Nepal, on your personal “bucket list”? Watch this short video where four Bellevue Rotarians share their Nepal trip experiences: