Kevin Ticen, Author, “When It Mattered Most — The Forgotten Story of America’s First Stanley Cup, and the War to End All Wars”
In “When It Mattered Most,” Author Kevin Ticen tells an inspiring story of the first American team to win the Stanley Cup, a feat largely lost to history. In the winter of 1917, as Europe spiraled rapidly out of control and pulled the U.S. into the greatest conflict the world had ever seen, a talented band of athletes in the Pacific Northwest fought to turn themselves into an elite team. That elite team would battle the looming war, their own insecurities, and fierce opponents on both coasts of Canada to captivate a community and journey toward hockey immortality.
“When It Mattered Most” breathes life into the humanity and times of a remarkable team during a monumental 18‑month period of world history, inspiring readers with a never-before-seen look into the evolution of Hall of Fame players, a championship team, and a war largely overshadowed by its second incarnation.
Kevin Ticen spent more than six years writing about Seattle sports, as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Seattle Sports Commission. A former catcher on the University of Washington baseball team, Ticen played professionally in the Anaheim Angels minor league system and then overseas in Austria. His sports writing career began in the off‑season, during his minor league days, writing for one of the many Seattle start-ups during the dot.com boom.
His post-playing days have been spent coaching baseball, first for five years on the staff at the University of Washington, and now leading a high school‑aged summer program in the Seattle area.
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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.
The annual Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair will be the weekend of July 26, 27 & 28. All Rotarians, family members, friends, co‑workers, and neighbors are invited to participate in our annual BAM Ice Cream Sales! We have four shifts on Friday and Saturday and three shifts on Sunday. Each shift is 3 hours, and we need 13 persons per shift.
This is a fun way to get to know other Rotarians, spread the word about our club and community service activities, and raise funds for great causes.
Questions? Contact Irene Song.
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.
The Bellevue Rotary First Harvest Work Party is held the second Saturday, every other month, from 8:30-11:00AM, at the Northwest Harvest Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent. This is a wonderful and meaningful 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.)
The Bellevue Rotary Club organizes work parties every other month, but you can sign up to attend a work party in any month. Just visit 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. A one-step form will open for you to complete, and you can use this form to sign up for a work party several months in advance.
There is always a possibility of a fellowship gathering at Pete’s BBQ after the work party. If you have questions or are interested in going to Pete’s, please contact email@example.com.