Friday Jun 8, 2018

Dr. Angie Song

MD, FACS

“Not Just for Games: Virtual Reality and Medical Applications”

Scribe: Kaj Pedersen Introduced by: Rourke O'Brien

We were dragging this morning!  Everyone was in such a positive mood that we still had half the membership talking at the kick off time for the meeting this morning, so we allowed for a couple of minutes to get settled down.  Steve Roberts then led the invocation and pledge, before ceding the floor to Colly Radford who introduced our guests this morning.  We were honored to host Bellevue’s Deputy Mayor this morning, Lynne Robertson.

Rourke O’Brien telling us about his recent visit of Rotary clubs

President Kaj asked Rourke O’Brien to lead the meeting by updating us on his recent visits to a couple of other Rotary clubs, where he exchanged flags with them.  He brought back the flags for our club as well as updating us on the experience he had at both locations.

Martin Clavijo was next up this morning with an update on his latest project in Colombia, where he helped a local Rotary club in Bogota, Colombia launch a computer lab in the slum area of the city.  Martin provided us with an overview of the problem in the area and how it has grown to become a fifth of the total population of Bogota city.  It is hard for peopl

Martin Clavijo telling us about his latest project in Columbia

e to escape the slum life, especially with the many challenges to overcome that include the gangs and other groups who take advantage of the younger population.  This project will help to provide an avenue for the children to learn computer skills as they find opportunities to escape the streets.  This is the second Peace project that Martin has led in Colombia and provides a wonderful example of how the BBRC can make an impact in other parts of the world.

President Kaj then took the opportunity to induct Stephanie Roberts into club membership.  Stephanie will be joining us with the classification of Marketing – Full Funnel.  Stephanie is vocationally involved with the American Marketing Association and has been looking for an opportunity to become active in the community, where she can leverage her professional experience to make a difference.  Stephanie finds enjoyment in design and painting, as

John Uppendahl and Stephanie Roberts after her induction to the club

well as volunteering in support of good works.  We are excited to have her join our club, where there will be plenty of opportunity for her to put her talents to work in Service above Self.  Please take time to welcome Stephanie to the club and engage her in our activities.

Our Rotarian of the Month will be Chuck Kimbrough.  Chuck has long been involved with the Adoption Party, since its introduction during Margie Burnett’s Presidency.  He has continued to champion this amazing event that brings kids waiting for adoption together in a safe environme

Chuck Kimbrough is our June ROTM

nt, where the potential for meeting their forever families may happen.  We have had tremendous success with this program at the BBRC and Chuck has been actively campaigning beyond our District to spread the program to other clubs within Rotary.  For his continued passion and involvement in championing this cause, we honor him with ROTM for June.

Before handing off to our guest Speaker, President Kaj called to attention the magnificent spread in the Bellevue Lifestyle magazine that paid tribute to our very own Steven Goldfarb.  Steven offered to pay $10 to the BBRC for anyone who brought a copy of the article to him at his Jewelry Shop in Bellevue – I have attached it here for you to do so: Bellevue Lifestyle Magazine.  Steven Was not able to get off without paying his $10 bounty to the club this morning either :-).

Dr. Angie Song talking about Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Rourke O’Brien introduced our guest speaker, Dr. Angie Song, who introduced us to the application of virtual reality in medicine.  Her talk took us through the history of VR, before giving us a number of wonderful examples of where the capability was being used in healthcare today.  She was also mindful of the fact that we have some way to go with the technology before it will replace the value or importance of healthcare professionals in their practice supporting their patients.

President Kaj thanked our speaker and ended the meeting with a quote from Charles Darwin: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

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Executive Committee

Rotarian of the Month for June - Chuck Kimbrough

By Kaj Pedersen

Chuck Kimbrough is our June ROTM

Our Rotarian of the Month will be Chuck Kimbrough. Chuck has long been involved with the Adoption Party, since its introduction during Margie Burnett’s Presidency. He has continued to champion this amazing event that brings kids waiting for adoption together in a safe environment, where the potential for meeting their forever families may happen. We have had tremendous success with this program at the BBRC and Chuck has been actively campaigning beyond our District to spread the program to other clubs within Rotary. For his continued passion and involvement in championing this cause, we honor him with ROTM for June.

Membership: New Member Committee

Introducing Stephanie Roberts - BBRC's Newest Member

By Kaj Pedersen

John Uppendahl and Stephanie Roberts after her induction to the club

We inducted Stephanie Roberts into club membership this week. Stephanie will be joining us with the classification of Marketing – Full Funnel. Stephanie is vocationally involved with the American Marketing Association and has been looking for an opportunity to become active in the community, where she can leverage her professional experience to make a difference. Stephanie finds enjoyment in design and painting, as well as volunteering in support of good works. We are excited to have her join our club, where there will be plenty of opportunity for her to put her talents to work in Service above Self. Please take time to welcome Stephanie to the club and engage her in our activities.

Rotating the Wheels 2018

OLD SCHOOL PARTY LIST

Social Event  •   Organized by Club Admin: Fellowship Committee

If you are having trouble registering for our Annual Rotating the Wheels party, please click the blue button to send Carmela an email with how many tickets you’d like. Then you can pay Kim at the front desk at a meeting. Be sure to register TODAY – the Early Bird Sale Price of $35 ticket ends June 15th. After that, party tickets are $50 each. (If you CAN login to the website, that is the preferred way to register.)

Here are all the details:

Who: You (and Guest)

What: Rotating the Wheels Party

Why: Why Not?!?! Really…to Celebrate the turning of the Rotary Leadership Year

Where: Newport Shores Yacht Club, 81 Skagit Key Bellevue, WA 98006

When: Saturday, June 30th 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

How Much: Tickets are $50 – BUT WAIT!!! If you register TODAY you can get them at an EARLY BIRD rate of $35. The Early Bird Sale Price ends June 15th!!

Questions?? Hit the blue button and email Carmela!!

By Adam Mihlstin

We had a great turnout at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank for this weekend’s work party.  Several BBRC’ers did “spud scrub” (sorting potatoes) and office work.

The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank provides support to hundreds of families each week.  Each month the IFCB secures, processes and delivers over 75,000/lbs. of food.  During the holiday season (Thanksgiving – New Years) they handle close to 175,000/lbs. of food.  IFCB also provides case management, holiday gift programs, school supplies, toiletries and more to local families in need of a helping hand.  Each week IFCB assembles 280 “superpacks” – these include school lunches for grade school students.

Student of the Month

Student of the Month - Alex Chee

By Kaj Pedersen

Larry May introducing our Student of the Month, Alex Chee from Bellevue Christian

Alex goes to school at Bellevue Christian, and he was truly complementary of the education and support he has received from the school.  Alex’s parents were in the audience supporting him this morning.  His interests lie in supporting international projects that are aligned in service with his church and he enjoys athletic sports.  This combination of service, pursuit in sports and education have given him a sense of perseverance in getting things done.  He is looking to study Mechanical Engineering at UW, following in his father footsteps and, just like his father, he hopes to work for Boeing one day in a role where he can have an impact on the world.  We wish Alex success in his pursuit of his dreams.