Friday Nov 3, 2017

"Be the Match"

Victoria "Tori" Fairhurst

Community Engagement Representative - Washington and Alaska Be The Match

Scribe: Traci Tenhulzen

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Three years ago Tom Helbling was diagnosed with leukemia.  With a perfect match donor from Germany, Max Korell, 23 years old, was able to save Tom’s life.

Girish Bhatia also shared his personal donor story.

If you would like more information on “Be The Match” please contact Tori Fairhurst,

If you would like to joint the match –

Club Business


Here are the nominees for the 2018-19 Board presented at today’s club meeting:

  • President: Morris Kremen
  • President-Elect: Chris Boland
  • Community/Vocational: Mitch Freedman
  • Club Administration: Bob Holert
  • New Generations: Laura Cosacchi
  • Treasurer: Margie Burnett
  • Rotary Foundation: Chuck Kimbrough
  • President-Elect Nominee: Ann Norman

Officers & Directors not up for Election

  • Past President: Kaj Pedersen
  • Secretary: Ann Norman
  • Public Relations: Paul Osborn
  • International Service: John Schwager
  • Membership: Timothy Leahy
  • Sergeant at Arms: Curtis Cummings

Please take an opportunity to thank these individuals for their willingness to serve on the BBRC Board for 2018-19.

New Members

Shokouh received her blue badge. Congratulations!


Our goal is to have more registrations this year for the Annual All In For Autism 10 and 5 K run and Kids Dash.  We can do it with our help – register early at All in for Autism website.

Yeah for 10 K early registration
BBRC members the first to register for the 10 K!











About the Speaker

Tori Fairhurst is the Be The Match Community Engagement Representative covering Washington and Alaska. Tori is a Spokane native, graduate of Gonzaga Prep and University, and moved to Olympia 24 years ago. Prior to joining Be The Match in August 2016, she worked at Puget Sound Blood Center recruiting blood donors.