Patti Skelton-McGougan, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Eastside Services, “Supporting Young People in Turbulent Times”
Patti Skelton-McGougan has been the Chief Executive Officer of Youth Eastside Services since 1997. She holds a degree in Social Work/Sociology from Washington State University, and is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Cascade Public Executive Program and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business’ Executive Program.
Patti has received the Woman of the Year award, presented by Bellevue Business and Professional Women, and the Community Commitment Award, presented by the Bellevue Youth Link Board. She has over 25 years of experience in local and regional organizations dedicated to serving children and teens, the disabled, minorities, and seniors, including Children’s Home Society, the Washington Department of Social and Health Services, and the City of Bellevue.
Patti has served on numerous Governance Boards, and has played a key role in developing new approaches to address the changing needs of the youth and families in our community.
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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 new 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 this month’s organizer Chris Porter.
Thank you to those who have already signed up to volunteer at Family Festival or provide a ride for foster kids who do not have transportation. But we still more help! We need more drivers and volunteers.
This year’s Family Festival is being held Saturday, April 28, at Woodridge Elementary School, 12619 SE 20th PL, Bellevue. Family Festival brings together foster kids and potential parents at a fun and family-oriented party. The event has been highly successful with helping foster kids find their forever families.
Please contact Tom Knollman if you are interested in volunteering in any way for the Family Festival. Volunteer hours are from 8:00AM to 2:00PM, with the actual party scheduled from 11:00AM to 1:00PM.
The Bellevue Rotary Club is once again hosting an auction for the residents of the Evergreen Court Retirement Community, 900 124th Ave NE, Bellevue. The date is Tuesday, May 1, 6:00PM (set‑up at 5:30PM). Auction veteran Dean Rebhuhn will be our auctioneer for the evening.
Each resident will receive $1,500 in “Rotary Money” to bid on items ranging from gift cards (Bartells, Trader Joe’s, etc.) to yarn/knitting supplies to Seahawks attire to wine and chocolate. We estimate around 40 residents will be in attendance, and we need 15 Rotarian volunteers to display auction items, to serve as spotters, to sit with and/or assist and/or encourage participation, to help with set‑up and clean‑up. We also need auction item donations and/or money to purchase auction items. The average cost of each item should be in the $25 range, and we will need 45 items. If you or your business would like to donate an item or money allocated to fund an item, we will make sure you are duly recognized at the event.
If you would like to volunteer at the event or provide/donate auction items/money, please contact Rob Amrine. We hope you can help us in providing an evening of entertainment and fun for seniors in our community.
On a special date in May, instead of Thirsty Thursday, we will be having Wine Tasting Wednesday. All BRC members, guests, and prospective members are invited to join us on May 30, from 6:00‑8:00PM, at Bellevue Botanical Gardens, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue.
There is no cost for this event, which counts as a make‑up, but we ask that everyone bring a bottle of wine and an appetizer. We will have a blind tasting for the wine, with a prize for the wine with the most votes.
More information to follow!
Mark your calendars for Bellevue Rotary’s Annual Celebration of Service on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 5:30PM.
We invite you to join us for an elegant Evening in Paris at the Bellevue Westin Hotel, with cocktails, dinner and dancing! All proceeds from this event benefit the Bellevue Rotary Foundation, which provides grants to local and international non-profit organizations and supports community service projects here and around the world.
For questions regarding sponsorships and other opportunities to get involved, please contact email@example.com.
We are looking forward to this great evening with friends!