Rotary CLub of Bellevue, Washington

Bellevue’s largest Rotary Club, serving our community and the world since 1961.

NEW MEETING LOCATION AS OF APRIL 1, 2014

Rotary Club of Bellevue now meets at 12:00 noon, at Maggiano’s Little Italy, located in Lincoln Square, 10455 NE 8th St, in Bellevue (the corner of Bellevue Way and NE 8th Street).

Maggiano’s will validate parking in the Lincoln Square parking garage (the north elevator is most convenient to the restaurant).

FEATURED SPEAKER

John Kelly, Senior Vice President

Global Responsibility & Public Policy

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John Kelly, Senior VP, Starbucks

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FEATURED PROJECT

Bellevue Rotary Auction Beneficiary

The Bellevue Rotary Auction is an annual evening attire event that is attended by approximately 650 Eastside business and community leaders. The 2014 Auction will be held on Saturday, May 10, beginning at 5:30 pm, at Meydenbauer Center. There will be several silent auctions, a live auction, dinner, and dancing.

Each year a different beneficiary is selected to be the primary recipient of the funds raised at the auction. This year’s beneficiary is KidsQuest Children’s Museum.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Inspiration Playground PLAY FOR ALL Campaign

Inspiration Playground PLAY FOR ALL CampaignOur usual Tuesday lunch meeting started off with a bang of excitement, as the Rotary Wishing Well committee awarded President Rob Rose a check of $280,000 for the Inspiration Playground PLAY FOR ALL campaign! With this gift, we have raised nearly $750,000 in gifts and pledges. Add this to our other generous donations and we are at nearly $1.5M of our $4.3M goal!

Please visit the PLAY FOR ALL campaign website at www.inspirationplayground.org for more information.

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RotaCare — Medical Care for Those in Need

Rotary First HarvestImagine seeing your child in pain and not being able to take him or her to see a doctor. You have no money, no insurance. You don’t speak English and don’t know where to turn for help. Today, there is somewhere Bellevue families can turn, where healthcare is provided, no questions asked. Prescriptions filled, for free.

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On the Calendar

APR 25-27

Rotary District 5030 Conference, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada

MAY 7

BRC Book Discussion Group, 7PM, Book: The Round House, by Louise Erdrich

MAY 8

BRC Thirsty Thursday, 6PM, The Goose & Pub Eatery

MAY 10

BRC Annual Auction & Dinner, 5:30PM, Meydenbauer Center

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Rotary First Harvest work party (Eric Postle)

Special Olympics (Karin Blakely)

Camp Goodtimes (Charlotte Ellis)

RotaCare Clinic (Bill Grimes)

Service to Mature Adults (Linda Pillo)