Members Bellevue Botanical Garden Society
“Bellevue Botanical Gardens – A Gem you Should Visit!”
Introduced by: Robin Callan
Today’s program will give you a chance to see this gem near downtown Bellevue as this program is in their facility! Our speakers will discuss the gardens, gardening and there will be a short tour of parts of the garden.
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As announced at today’s BBRC meeting, next week’s 3rd Thursday will be in the garden of Denise Lane and Roel Allers, 3340 Evergreen Point Road, Medina. Denise Lane, who was one of the presenters at the BBRC’s 7/13 meeting at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, is a master gardener and has used her talents to create a great northwest garden. It is an extraordinary one-acre garden to admire and wander through. It has a wonderful entertainment terrace complete with outdoor kitchen, a pond with a waterfall, a “Little and Lewis ruin”, sculptures, yard art, and, of course, lots of exotic plants. As Denis says: “it’s a fun garden to wander through with a glass of wine”.
This will be a BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage) 3rd Thursday and you may also want to bring a spouse or guest as well. Plan on arriving between 4 and 6:30 PM.
RTW: HIGHLAND FLING AND FELLOWSHIP MADE FOR A TREMENDOUS NIGHT
Thanks to the amazing organization of the Fellowship committee, we had a packed event at the Newport Yatch Club for our RTW on 30th June. Eighty-three attendees joined in the fun and the Highland Fling gathering. We had a number of members join in the spirit with their Scottish attire and outfits to support the theme of the night. Our own Paul Harris and the Fellows were tremendous in their musical performance and were able to pack the floor with dancers throughout most of the evening.
We took the opportunity to thank the board and our outgoing President for their service this past
Rotary year. We also took the opportunity to recognize Joellen Monson for many years of dedicated service to the BBRC by making her a Paul Harris Fellow. Wendi Fischer was our Rotarian of the Year for her work with the M3v work-group and membership. Finally, Kaj Pedersen handed over the President’s pin to Chris Boland our new President for Rotary year 2018-19 and he took the opportunity to introduce his new board.
With the ceremonies over the rest of the evening was dedicated to fellowship and fun, as only the BBRC knows how to do very well! Thank you everyone for making this a night to remember.
Many Hands Make For Light Work - Tavon Work Party
Great fellowship, great weather and a little backbreaking work made a small dent in the daily upkeep of Tavon Learning Center’s beautiful 6 acre campus on the Issaquah Plateau. Tavon Learning Center is a recent grant recipient that received funds for the upkeep of their greenhouse operation.
Tavon provides active learning and community programs that empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to acquire home and community skills for living better. For people with disabilities, having an equal opportunity to participate in post-high school learning and make community connections can change everything!
Tavon’s Garden Market Stand is back for Summer! Tavon provides fresh produce and herbs picked straight from their gardens, local honey, homemade baked treats, and blossoming flower arrangements, all in one stop.
You can find Tavon at Gilman Village, outside of Mudhouse Pottery, every Thursday from 11:30 – 3:30 PM until mid-September. All proceeds go directly to our programs and benefit our members.