Special Assistant to head coach Pete Carroll Seattle Seahawks
“Utterly Amazing – A Storybook Journey”
Introduced by: Rourke O'Brien
As Pete Carrol’s personal assistant for 10 years, Ben helped the BBRC members open their minds this morning. We need to open our minds to what is going on around us and not assume.
Ben demonstrated how easy it is for us to assume what is happening around us, we THINK we know what is happening and missing so much!
Ben started his sports carrier by covering the women’s volleyball team of USC. As a Sophomore, he then worked with the USC football team writing stories for the student newspaper. He wanted to write about how hard it was to be a walk-on.
His job was to write a story on the USC walk on’s for the football team. Next day after his story was published he was called and asked to join the team. Here is was not trying to be on the team and WOW, just trying to write an article for the school newspaper he made the team.
Hardest part is the mental side, especially learning the playbook.
Unfortunately Ben dislocated his shoulder after only 1 year of playing. He was crushed.
A video was showed about how Ben was able to rehabilitate his shoulder to get back to the USC football team and returned back to practice 4 months after his injury. The school campus heard about Ben’s recovery and the whole school were behind him.
Ben’s mind over matter is an amazing addition for Pete Carrol’. As Pete’s personal assistant, Ben helps to infuse accomplishments that are beyond reach for most for the Seahawks payers, coaches and even the fans.
Ban handles Pete’s day to day operations, speeches, guest relations and social media presence.
Ben challenges us to find something that is exciting, uncommon and significant in our lives. Go outside your comfort zone, open your eyes!
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Poverty Bay Wine Festival 2016
The Des Moines Rotary Club invites you to help celebrate the 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival. The atmosphere will be lively with entertainers and strolling musicians, but this year’s event will be all about the wine, with a wine tasting competition, a wine toss and a more relaxed atmosphere for meeting and learning from some of the best winemakers around.
Wine Festival Tickets $35.00 includes ten tasting tokens (tastings range from 1 – 3 tokens). Additional tasting tokens available for $1.00.
As always, 100% of the net revenues generated by this event are used to fund the charitable activities of the Des Moines Rotary Club.
Mar 04, 2016 @ 05:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mar 05, 2016 @ 12:00 PM – 09:00 PM
(Announcement courtesy of the Guild of Scriveners)
New Interact Parternership with Forest Ridge
The New Generations Committee is proud to announce the most recent addition to our club. We have entered into an Interact partnership with Forest Ridge of the Sacred Heart School. Our thanks to Laura Cosacchi for taking on this leadership role for our club. This active group of social minded and committed young women and their school advisor will be visiting our club on Friday, March 4th to share a bit about themselves. Let’s give them a warm BBRC welcome!
Just Monkeying Around
Kung Hei Fat Choi!
This Voluntines day, get matching stick hers (and his) by going to the allinforautism.org website and registering. No, really, this isn’t funny, we need 300 people – sew pleats do it two day.
(this is a free posting by The Guild of Scriveners)
Need Some Help With Chores?
Who You Gonna Call…?
Our multi-talented exchange student, Leo, needs to raise $900 for his Western Safari trip and is ready, willing and able to work for it! Leo will mow your lawn, wash your car, do office work, chop wood, move furniture or babysit and you decide how much to pay. What a deal — it just doesn’t get any better than this!
Sammamish High School Needs Your Help!
I am posting the following announcement on behalf of Cassie Swoope, the host Mom for our exchange student, Leo. Thank you for supporting Sammamish High School. Cheers, Colleen
From: Sammamish Totems Enrichment Program Supporters S.T.E.P.S.
Re: Sammamish High School Spring Fundraiser (Non-Profit Tax ID: #91-1300361)
Dear Bellevue Breakfast Rotarians,
The S.T.E.P.S organization has been volunteering at Sammamish High School, raising money and granting funding to school programs for over 25 years.
Our organization is planning a fundraising auction event on March 26th. I am asking for donations to auction off at this event. Some items we can use are a well pet visit, round of golf, gift cards, bottle(s) of wine, and photography services. We are grateful for any donation you or your business are able to provide. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.
Thank you so much for your consideration.
Cassie Swoope, firstname.lastname@example.org
You Are Never Too Old to Have An Opinion!
Judge on March 4th
DECA is still looking for judges for March 4th (a Friday unfortunately).
Mentor A National Competitor
If you can’t make that but would like to improve the chances of local State Winners as they go on to National, then we will be organizing mentoring for a few of the competitors towards the end of March.
If you would like to be involved in this unique way to give back, contact me (Paul Osborn)
District Conference is THE Fellowship Event of the Year!