Friday Nov 18, 2016

Elliott Neff

Founder &CEO Chess4Life

“Life Skills and Hope through the game of Chess – from the slums of Uganda to the red carpet of Hollywood!”

Introduced by: Rourke O'Brien

Chess4Life Founder and National Chess Master Elliott Neff shares the story of meeting and coaching Phiona, the young lady whose story is told in the new Disney movie Queen of Katwe. Expect to hear about how chess is being used internationally to teach life skills through chess, bringing hope to thousands of children, as well as a short demonstration of playing chess ‘blindfolded’.


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Community Svc: Service Projects Committee

BBRC Annual Turkey Drive - Gobble Gobble!

By Adam Mihlstin

Thank you to all who generously donated to this year’s annual Turkey Drive.  We were successful in raising enough money to purchase 60 turkeys that’ll be delivered to HopeLink, Issaquah Food Bank and the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank.

A BIG thank you to QFC (Bellevue Square store), Cary Kopczynski / CKC Engineers, Tom Leonidas / Wood Harbinger and Rick McManus / Bellevue Optometry for kick-starting the fund-raising with donations of $250 each.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey.

Any additional funds raised will be donated to Rotary First Harvest.

Have a great holiday season!

Your Turkey Chairman – Adam