Dr. Samuel R. Browd, Attending Neurosurgeon at Seattle Children’s Hospital & Co‑Founder & Chief Medical Officer of VICIS, “VICIS: Impact Reducing Football Helmets”
Dr. Samuel R. Browd, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FAANS, FAAP is a Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington (UW) and co‑founder and Chief Medical Officer of VICIS, a UW spin‑out company that has developed the ZERO 1, a highly-engineered revolutionary helmet technology designed to reduce impact forces. It is the culmination of a 3‑year, $40M research and development effort shaped by some of the world’s leading athletes, engineers, and neurosurgeons.
Dr. Browd is also Attending Neurosurgeon at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Medical Director of the Seattle Children’s Sports Concussion Program, Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Neurosurgery, and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering and affiliate faculty of the Foster School of Business. In addition, he serves as an Unaffiliated Neurologic Consultant to the NFL and as an Independent Neurologic Consultant to the Seattle Seahawks.
Dr. Browd completed a combined M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Florida, studying neuroplasticity and learning. His current research interests include concussion, hydrocephalus, and biomedical engineering solutions in Neurological surgery. Dr. Browd has co‑founded four venture-backed biomedical startups: Aqueduct Critical Care, Inc., is developing a self-regulating device to manage brain ventricular drains; Navisonics, Inc., is developing a micro-ultrasound device to accurately place catheters into the brain; eLoupes is on the leading edge of virtual reality solutions in healthcare and industry; and VICIS.
Dr. Browd is a UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow and is on the Advisory Board of CoMotion, UW’s commercialization group. He was honored as the 2016 inventor of the year by the UW School of Medicine.
On Saturday, August 12, members of the Bellevue Rotary Club joined with other District Rotary friends and students from Eastside Rotaract to box 9,450 pounds of rice and oats, which equates to 7,268 meals.
Thank you to Stan Kehl for organizing this event and providing these photos.
The next Bellevue Rotary First Harvest Work Party is Saturday, October 14. 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 Rotary First Harvest website and click on the sign-up link for the date of the work party in which you wish to participate.
Coming up this fall, Rotarian Rob Rose will be leading an 18‑day adventure tour to Nepal, departing Seattle on October 28 and returning November 14. If you join him on this amazing journey, you will learn about the culture and history of Nepal and have a jungle experience in Chitwan National Park, the jewel of Nepal’s national park system. Plus, you will have an easy trekking experience with spectacular views of the Himalayas, as well as several life-affirming volunteer experiences with children with disabilities.
Please contact Rob Rose (Ph 425.985.3176) if you are interested in the trip or if you have any questions.
SIGN-UP DEADLINE: AUGUST 27.
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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:
The Bellevue Rotary Club is proud to host the Bellevue Rotary Foundation Masquerade Ball on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the W Hotel, 10455 NE 5th Place, in Bellevue. The event is presented by Betty and Kemper Freeman/The Bellevue Collection and will begin at 5:30PM with a cocktail reception, featuring passed canapés and an open bar, a silent auction, and live music by The Tempos, followed by the dinner program and dancing, with complimentary dance lessons. Free self-parking is available at Lincoln Square Expansion.
Please register online for this event and select your menu option from the choice of:
- Filet Mignon, Parmesan Whipped Potatoes, Roasted Broccolini
- Walnut Crusted Halibut, Roasted Root Vegetables, Parsnip Puree, Citrus Butter, Sauce Verge
- Gold Beet, Goat Mac’n’Cheese, Summer Vegetables, Crispy Kale.
The cost per Rotarian is $225 and includes 2 tickets. This amount will automatically be billed to your Rotary account, whether you attend or not.
We look forward to this great evening with friends. Be sure to wear your formal evening attire and purchase a festive mask at one of our August Rotary meetings, starting August 8th.
Questions? Please contact email@example.com
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Drinks, Dinner, Dancing & Decadence
All proceeds from this event benefit the Bellevue Rotary Foundation. The Bellevue Rotary Foundation was established to raise awareness and provide financial grants of support to other local non-profit organizations, and fund the community service projects of the Rotary Club of Bellevue. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Bellevue Rotary Foundation relies on contributions from businesses and individuals to fund these vital programs and service projects that have been supporting our communities since 1961. Past Bellevue Rotary Foundation grant recipients include: KidsQuest Children’s Museum, Eastside Heritage Center, Youth Eastside Services, Bellevue Lifespring, Jubilee Reach, Hopelink and many more. Past Bellevue Rotary Foundation service projects include: Rotary First Harvest, Family Adoption Festival, Partners for Work, Camp Goodtimes, Inspiration Playground, Special Olympics and the Salvation Army as well as numerous projects in India, Nepal, Zambia, South Africa and elsewhere.
The next BRC Fellowship Ski Retreat will be at Sun Valley, ID, from March 8‑12, 2018. With more than 3,400 vertical feet and over 2,000 acres of varied terrain, Sun Valley offers skiers and boarders something special on not just one mountain, but two.
Bald Mountain has over 2,000 acres of in‑bounds skiing terrain; 14 lifts, including 7 high speed quads, 3 triples, 2 doubles, and 1 surface chair; 75 named downhill runs; 25 miles of groomed and tracked XC trails; and 10.5 miles of backcountry XC trails — 36% Beginner + 42% Intermediate + 22% Advanced = 100% FUN!
Dollar Mountain caters primarily to beginner and novice skiers and children, with 4 chairlifts, including 2 quads, 1 triple and 1 double; full-featured terrain park with 76 rails; and all day ski school camps for kids as young as 2 years old. This is a WONDERFUL opportunity to include your children and grandchildren!
Sun Valley, Bald Mountain, and Dollar Mountain welcome skiers of all abilities and offer adaptive skiing programs and lessons, as well as specialized equipment.
For the non-downhill skier/non‑snowboarder, Sun Valley offers many other activities for your enjoyment, including cross country skiing, guided snowshoe tours, sleigh rides, ice skating, snowmobile tours, and visits to the home of Ernest Hemingway, the Blaine County Historical Museum, and Craters of the Moon National Park.
For the adventurous Rotarian, there is paragliding from the top of Bald Mountain (weather permitting), back country skiing, and Heli‑Skiing!
Accommodations will be at the Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley Resort Village, a luxury AAA Four-Diamond, 4.5 star resort, with newly remodeled luxury rooms and suites and basic WiFi access. Centrally Located in The Sun Valley Resort Village, the Lodge is and less than 1.5 miles from Ketchum, with a free resort shuttle to River Run and Warm Springs ski areas and to Ketchum. On‑site are a fitness center, heated swimming pools, hot tub, lounge, gourmet restaurants, and full spa and childcare services.
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Roundtrip airfare nonstop between Seattle and Boise, ID (depart Seattle 03/08, return 03/12)
- 4 nights lodging (THU, 03/08-SUN, 03/12, checkout and return to Seattle MON, 03/12) (Please be advised: private residences of our members are NOT available for lodging.)
- 3-day adult lift ticket at Bald Mountain (FRI, 03/08-SUN, 03/11)
- Roundtrip private airport transfers to/from Boise Airport and Sun Valley Resort on days of travel
- Free WiFi in all rooms
- Free self and valet parking
- Free use of pools/hot tubs and fitness centers
- Free ski storage at the base of mountains (Bald and Dollar)
- All taxes and resort fees
$1115* per person based on double occupancy King Room (+ $499 single supplement)
$1169* per person based on double occupancy King Suite (+ $569 single supplement)
$1210* per person based on double occupancy Queen Suite
* Deduct $250/person for no airfare
* Deduct $200/person for no lift ticket
- $500 deposit per person due by November 1, 2017
- Final Payment due by December 20, 2017
- Refunds available for cancellations and/or itinerary changes received through December 20, 2017
- Cancellations and/or itinerary changes received on or after December 21 may not be available for refund.
Questions? Contact Brittany Barker.
Please join us for BRC Thirsty Thursday, from 6:00-8:00PM, at the Suite Lounge, on the lobby floor of the Wintergarden Plaza of The Hyatt, in Bellevue (10500 NE 8th St, Suite 125).
This month’s theme: Membership
Thirsty Thursday is a great way to introduce new and prospective Rotarians to our club and members. Bring your guests and show them the lighter side of Bellevue Rotary Club. Join us in the lounge for a bit of mingling, a few laughs, and a toast with your fellow BRC members at this fun fellowship event. There will be complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar, with validated parking available in the Hyatt parking garage.
Prospective members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend! And don’t forget: this also counts as a meeting make‑up.
Questions? Contact Debbie Acton.
Save the date for our next Thirsty Thursday, September 28, location TBD!
PAST ISSUES: July 2017
Bellevue Rotary is booked for 24 tee times on Wednesday, September 27, at Bellevue Golf Course. Our first tee time will be at 12:00 noon, with dinner following at about 5:30PM. The cost is $75.00 (billed to your Rotary account) and includes golf, range balls, dinner, and prizes. Drinks and carts are extra, and carts can be reserved and paid for at the Pro Shop (425.452.7250).
Please contact Brad Hunt if you would like to participate in this fall fellowship.