Mac Cummins is the Director of the Community Development Department for the City of Bellevue, WA. In this capacity, he manages a Department which includes Divisions of Economic Development and Arts, Planning, Neighborhoods, Environmental Stewardship and Conflict Resolution. In Mac’s role as Director, he is a member of the executive leadership team which helps manage and run the City; and is a key advisor to the City Council on all land use and growth issues facing the City.
The City of Bellevue is a city of 142,000 with a booming Downtown filled with skyscrapers and high rises, including 14,000 residents and 52,000 employees daily. The Department’s services include Strategic Planning, Comprehensive Planning, Arts and Culture, Environmental Stewardship, Economic Development, and a host of programs relating to community building. The Department creates and manages key strategic initiatives; as well as creating and advising on City policy relating to growth, development, vision, community building, and culture.
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Jan 28 – John McKay, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP – “The U.S. Constitution Meets the Immigration ‘Crisis’”
John McKay represents global and Fortune 500 companies and corporate executives in internal investigations, complex litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. He understands the threats posed by governmental inquiry and internal conduct requiring careful and fair investigation. John works with clients and their boards to prevent costly and disruptive investigations, while treating employees and witnesses with respect and fairness.
John was one of the earliest supporters of Washington’s I-502, which made Washington one of the first states in the country to legalize cannabis recreationally for adult use. Since then, John has actively supported clients in the rapidly growing legal cannabis industry, advising on the interplay between state, tribal, and federal law; regulatory concerns; and related matters.
A former U.S. attorney in Seattle, John is a seasoned trial lawyer with deep roots in the legal community and a well-earned reputation for fairness and integrity. He brings to bear for clients his experience in the Justice Department, F.B.I., Legal Services Corporation, and private litigation practice. A highly decorated lawyer, John has received numerous awards for pro bono service; as a leader in diversity; and in service to local, state, federal, and American bar associations.
In Mink River, Brian Doyle melds Native American folklore, Irish storytelling, a host of quirky characters, and a little bit of the fantastical to bring a coastal Oregon town to life. The town is Neawanaka, whose residents get by as many real-life Oregon coast residents do: by logging, fishing, catering to tourists and dairy farming. Like Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood and Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, Brian Doyle’s stunning fiction debut brings a town to life through the jumbled lives and braided stories of its people. There are love affairs and almost-love-affairs, mystery and hilarity, bears and tears, brawls and boats, a garrulous logger and a silent doctor, rain and pain, Irish immigrants and Salish stories, mud and laughter. There’s a Department of Public Works that gives haircuts and counts insects, a policeman addicted to Puccini, a philosophizing crow, beer and berries. An expedition is mounted, a crime committed, and there’s an unbelievably huge picnic on the football field. Babies are born. A car is cut in half with a saw. A river confesses what it’s thinking. . .
It’s the tale of a town, written in a distinct and lyrical voice, and readers will close the book more than a little sad to leave the village of Neawanaka, on the coast of Oregon, beneath the hills that used to boast the biggest trees in the history of the world.
The date of our next meeting is Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. Our discussion will be from 7 – 9 pm and Elaine Heller has offered to host. Directions will be provided in an upcoming email. Please bring a bottle of wine if you have an even-numbered birth year.
Please join us for BRC Thirsty Thursday, from 5:30-7:30PM, at a new location: Tavern Hall, 505 Bellevue Way NE, (located on the second floor of the Bellevue Square North building near Crate & Barrel, across the skybridge from Macy’s).
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.
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The Bellevue Rotary Harvest Against Hunger (formerly Rotary First Harvest) 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 Harvest Against Hunger 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 organizers Irene Song & Brad Hunt
The event is going to be set for 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. At a new location, Mercer Island Community Center. This is going to be a Fun, Family friendly, Casual Summer time event. Help us thank the old and bring in the new.
President’s Celebration 2019-Luisa Cálad, Claire Irizarry, Fran Dougherty, Shannon Bailey, Ivan Irizarry
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