Friday Jun 16, 2017

Leonard Garfield

Executive Director MOHAI - Museum of History and Industry

“If you Have Never Visited MOHAI – the Museum of History and Industry – you are Missing a Gem”

Introduced by: Colin Radford

Executive Director Leonard Garfield will give us a peek into the past, present and future of the Museum of History and Industry located in Seattle’s South Lake Union. After hearing Leonard, you will most likely want to see the bigger picture and visit this superb museum on the history of the Pacific Northwest, State of Washington and Seattle!

Below is an excerpt from SEATTLE MAGAZINE, from which Leonard received the 2014 Executive Excellence Award:

For a man who runs a resource dedicated to Seattle’s past achievements, Leonard Garfield thinks a lot about the city’s future.

Some of that future is about his own Museum of History and Industry, or MOHAI. Garfield oversaw the recent move from the museum’s longtime home in Montlake to a new home on the south shore of Lake Union, refreshing its exhibits and bringing together its scattered collections to a new resource and conservation center in Georgetown.

“We’re reaching record numbers of visitors and students,” says Garfield, “and we want to extend even further. It’s a long-term commitment.”

But he doesn’t see those exhibits and resources as frozen in time. “We look at history as something that is happening today,” he explains. “We are making history.”

As we confront issues from improving schools to transportation, Garfield believes that MOHAI’s records of the past provide ideas and explain how things became as they are. “History is a tool we can use as a community to make better decisions going forward.”

Garfield sees the museum’s initiatives, including the new Bezos Center for Innovation, engaging the 25,000 students who now visit annually. “They cannot only connect with the story of where we’ve been, but [also] get excited about where we are going.”

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Third Thursday – June 15th 2017


Social Event  •   Organized by Club Admin: Fellowship Committee
By Carmela Ramaglia


We will be meeting around the tall tables in the back of the bar area near the atrium to the south of the restaurant

700 Bellevue Way NE #115, Bellevue, WA 98004

Fellow BBRC Members!

Liquid sunshine or basking in the rays – that’s always the question here in Western Washington this time of year.As the sun prepares to cross the equator, we at the BBRC prepare for our Beach Party on June 24th! BUT FIRST – plan to start your Summer Solstice Celebration early at McCormick and Schmick’s (Bellevue Location) onThursday, June 15th @ 4:00PM – Join your fellow BBRC Members in ideal magnetohydrodynamics, as the Club provides a G-type main-sequence star sized table full of free hors d’oeuvres!

You won’t want to miss joining your fellow BBRC members for fun and friendship @ 4:00PM (or earlier) onThursday, June 15th! This is going be more fun than hydrogen fusion exceeding hydrostatic equilibrium! And please remember, prospective members and guests are as welcome as endothermic nuclear reactions during a supernova!

Don’t forget, this event counts as a meeting make-up!


We look forward to experiencing your thermal and kinetic energy at the bar!

Heliospherically yours,


Your BBRC Fellowship Team

Rotating the Wheels – 2017

Rotating the Wheels - Sign Up TODAY!

Social Event  •   Organized by Club Admin: Fellowship Committee
By Carmela Ramaglia

Our annual Rotating the Wheels party is right around the corner (June 24th!)

Get your tickets today!



June, 24th 2017


WHO:          YOU!!!! (And guests!)

WHAT:        Rotating the Wheels

WHY:           Help us honor and thank outgoing club President Mike Ralph and welcome incoming President Kaj Pedersen!

WHERE:     Mercer Island Beach Club

WHEN:        Saturday, June 24th 2017 – 5:30 pm

HOW:           Get Tickets Here and Bring Your Beach Party Attire and Fun-Loving Party Attitude ?

TICKETS:    $45 each