Friday Apr 15, 2016

Dr. Joseph Castleberry

President / Author Northwest University

“The New Pilgrims: How Immigrants are Renewing America’s Faith and Values “

Scribe: John Uppendahl Introduced by: Ann Norman

72 volunteers needed for BBRC april 24th all in for AUTISM RUN

Don’t miss the fun! Our community needs your help: The BBRC’s April 24th All in for Autism Run in Bellevue needs 72 volunteers for the course before the race can begin. Today Rotary District 5030’s incoming Assistant District Governor Pat Turner for announcing that she is volunteering to help at the event. Now we need 71 more volunteers. Please stop now, reflect on this opportunity, and reach out to your colleagues at work, churches, youth sports teams, gym, etc. and encourage them to join the fun as a volunteer or run participant at After the run, visit the 520 Bar & Grill by the race to celebrate and enjoy good food and drinks, even celebratory champagne!

Rotarian Malaria Partners honors bbrc

Rotarian Malaria Partners‘ Larry Granat received $7,000 check from BBRC which had 100% member participation in awareness and fundraising campaign. Granat said, “Our entire board was in awe and literally applauded the BBRC for its impressive effort, participation and generosity. You are setting an example which we hope to emulate throughout the district. It is my honor to present this banner to the club for your work.

bellevue schools foundation LUNCHEON may 6

Colleen Turner, BBRC member shared she transitioned from owning a travel agency to the non-profit sector.  She now works for the Bellevue Schools Foundation, which since 1979 has been funding programs to help the school district be as effective as possible in helping students in our community succeed. Colleen is asking for introductions for generous people who care about helping our students to change the world. You can help make it happen! Attend the Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Spring for Schools benefit luncheon on Friday, May 6th at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue; check out the details and register online at



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Third Thursday at Azteca

Third Thursday at Azteca

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

April’s Third Thursday will be held at Azteca on 112th. It seems to be a popular venue with plenty of parking and SNACKS!!

We will be looking for fun new places with outdoor seating to celebrate the sunshine for our summer get-t0gethers. So if you have a favorite place, please let Carmela know.

For this month, our Happy Hour will shin-dig will begin about 4:30 – or whenever YOU get there.

There is no party without YOU! :-)

District Conference

Chapman's Car and Shuttle Service Available!

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

Procrastinators BEWARE!! The Conference Hotel is BOOKED!! But take heart, our gracious President Paul Chapman offered his car for the night. If you prefer a real bed, there are several other hotels in beautiful Coeur D’Alene and SHUTTLE SERVICE to and from the conference.

Don’t Delay! Register for District Conference Today!! 

Grab Your Tickets and See Paul Harris and His Fellows LIVE!!


New Generations: Youth Services Committee

Young Leaders Summit at International Conference in Seoul

Thank you Bellevue Breakfast Rotarians for allowing us to come and speak to you last month about May’s Young Professional’s Summit at the Rotary International Convention in Seoul. As you may remember from our talk, Rotary received an anonymous $1 million grant 2 years ago to help revolutionize Rotary and focus on engaging and retaining younger members. Previous, smaller summits, and this major international one have focused on bringing together young Rotarian (under 40) and Rotaract (under 30) leaders to help determine the direction of Rotary in the upcoming years.

District Governor Terry has pledged to send 10 young professionals from 5030 to Korea’s event, and we are fundraising to help cover out-of-pocket costs for these young attendees. The International Convention is a fantastic opportunity to hook these young leaders on Rotary; the last Rotaractor the district sent came home to start a new Rotaract Club, host a regional Rotaract Conference, and join the inaugural board of MDIO Big West Rotaract! Check out Terry’s message about young professionals in District 5030 in February’s The Bridge.

You can help fund our trip (we’re getting close to our goal!!) by donating personally at or have your club donate directly to the district to support our trip.

Thank you so much for your time and enthusiasm,
Devon Hay & Sora Moon