Friday Sep 27, 2019

"Bearding for Charity”

Patrick Dawson

American Beard Champion Emerald City Beardos

Introduced by: Margie Burnett

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Patrick Dawson will discuss “Bearders” as well as Beard and Mustache competitions. All BBRC members are encouraged to grow a beard, mustache or goatee or build or buy a fake beard to “wear” at our meeting Friday, September 27.

This email was sent to all members previously!

Attention bearders* or wanna-be bearders, Friday, September 27 the BBRC program will be Patrick Dawson, second place winner at the World Beard and Mustache Championships recently held in Antwerp, Belgium.

In the spirit of “Best Darn Rotary Club”, the BBRC will hold its own Beard Contest at our morning meeting on Friday, September 27. Men (and women, too), don’t wait, now is the time to start growing your beard (or scouring costume or craft stores) to be ready for the Friday meeting.

Beard categories are limitless…. and so are the prizes. Consider a mustache (romantic), goatee (dashing), full beard (manly), fake (disguise-worthy) or maybe something imaginative.

*Definition: Bearder – One who grows a beard for fun or competition.

About the Speaker

For the last 10 years, Patrick Dawson has been competing in the World Beard and Mustache Championships held biennially all over the world. Since 2015, Patrick has placed second in the world in the “Natural Goatee” division. Patrick also took first place in the Great American Beard Competition in his division which was last held in 2018.
“Bearders”, as they are known meet and compete through beard alliances all over the world. Patrick belongs to the Seattle beard alliance which is known as the Emerald City Beardos. Money raised at competitions locally and internationally is donated to charity.
Patrick grew up in Kent and now lives in West Seattle with his wife Mikhael and his 12-year-old son. Most evenings you can find Pat at a bar in SoDo where he works as a mixologist/ bartender.