There will be no regular noon meeting this Tuesday. Instead, Bellevue Rotary will be holding its Annual President’s Celebration, 5:30PM, at the Embassy Suites, 3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue. There will be a no-host bar, dinner, and free parking. Dress is business. Cost for guest is $60 per person, billed to your Rotary account.
We will be honoring outgoing President Barbara Morgan, and hailing incoming President Diane Tebelius, for the new Rotary Year 2017‑2018.
The Inspiration Playground, Bellevue Rotary’s signature project, which we have spent the last 5 years working to create, is opening on Wednesday, June 28th! The Sensory Garden Component will open in Summer 2018.
Please mark the date on your calendars and come to the Bellevue Downtown Park, 10241 NE 4th St, from 3:00-6:00PM, to celebrate with us. Ribbon cutting is at 3:30PM, and there will be live music, fun activities, and food trucks.
Bellevue Rotary will be manning a table to continue to sell leaves, flowers, and animals during the grand opening. Please contact Pat Naselow if you can help. Also, go to the Inspiration Playground Facebook page to “like” and share the information with your friends and family.
JOYCE SHAFFER ARTICLE ON NEUROPLASTICITY
Bellevue Rotary member Joyce Shaffer, along with Liliana Alberto, spoke recently to the club on Brain Health. In response to numerous requests from members, Joyce has provided this link to read her full published article on FrontiersIn.org, entitled “Neuroplasticity and Clinical Practice: Building Brain Power for Health.”
Please join us for BRC Thirsty Thursday, from 6:00-8:00PM, at Scotty Browns, 958 111th Ave NE, Bellevue (425.449.8869).
This month’s theme: Fellowship
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 and have a laugh 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 for 3 hours in the Elements Building, accessed from 112th or 111th.
Prospective members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend! And don’t forget: this also counts as a meeting make-up.
Questions? Contact Brittany Barker.
Save the date for our next Thirsty Thursday, July 27!
You can sign up online to volunteer or be a Team Captain. Team Captains serve in the Bellevue Rotary Booth, count money, and make sure the ice cream carts are stocked. Volunteers sell ice cream at the ice cream carts, collect money, and enjoy the ARTSfair crowd.
The schedule is as follows:
- Thursday, July 27, Set-Up Party, starting at 6:00PM.
- Friday & Saturday, July 28 & 29: We need 2 Team Captains and 10 Volunteers for each of the four 3-hour shift: 9:30AM-12:30PM; 12:30-3:30PM; 3:30-6:30PM; 6:30-9:30PM
- Sunday, July 30: We need 2 Team Captains and 10 Volunteers for each of the two 3-hour shifts, and the last shift, which is 2.5 hours: 9:30AM-12:30PM; 12:30-3:30PM; 3:30-6:00PM
- Sunday, July 30, Clean-Up Party, starting at 6:00PM.
It’s FUN! Invite your family, friends, and colleagues to join you!
Questions? Contact Judy Armstrong.
Camp Goodtimes was established in 1984 to provide a no-cost camp environment for children affected by cancer, where they can recapture the joys of childhood. Our Rotary Club hosts an annual carnival, where kids (and volunteers) spend an afternoon with bubbles, bouncy houses, paint, and all around fun.
The date for Camp Goodtimes 2017 is June 29, from 10AM-4:30PM, on Vashon Island (Camp Burton). We need volunteers! Bring friends, co-workers, partners!
Please contact Erich Patten if you are able to participate in this great annual event. Ask any Rotarian who has previously been to Camp Goodtimes, and they will tell you it is one of the most worthwhile days you can spend volunteering! Just look at these happy campers!
The next Bellevue Rotary Book Group discussion will be Wednesday, July 12, from 7:00‑9:00PM. Thanks to SanDee Olsen-Meyer for again offering her home for this gathering. Our book selection is “A Man Called Ove,” by Fredrik Backman.
If you have an EVEN numbered birth year, please bring a bottle of wine to share.
If you (your partner) plan on participating, please RSVP to Margaret Doman.
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Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.
A feel-good story in the spirit of “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” and “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).
Meeting make-ups should be entered into DACdb by the 10th of each month. If you do an E–club make-up, you must still enter it into DACdb.