Friday Sep 15, 2017

Mark Davis

Senior VP, Director of Private Trust Development D. A. Davidson

“What’s Ahead for the Economy?”

Introduced by: Bob Holert

Congratulations to Mitch Freedman for being our Rotarian of the Month for July in recognition of his work with Rotary Family Cares and Student of the Month.

Theodore Koshar presented his Eagle Scout project in conjunction with the Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery , where he was selling named bricks that his Scout group will lay down in support of the Hatchery.

















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Executive Committee

Rotary Grapevine

By Kaj Pedersen

Celebrating Peace

Following up on the announcement this Friday, there are some activities that may be of interest to members with respect to Rotary’s mission in the pursuit of peace:


  •      Everyone as local Rotarians have an awesome opportunity to recognize and support PEACE within the world in Seattle.  We will be gathering at City Hall, Thursday September 21st, 11:30am along with the Mayor, City Council Reps & Guest Speakers to recognize “International Peace Day with Rotary in Seattle.”  There will be an official proclamation from the city in recognition of all that Rotary does supporting Peace efforts here and around the world.

    ·        The Rotary International President’s Peace Conference will be February 9-11 up in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  More details will be in this month’s newsletter and can be found at:

Rotary Academy

Three of our BBRC Club members will be embarking on their own journeys to learn about Rotary through the District 5030 Rotary Academy.  We wish Tom Miller, Ruben Ladlad and Martin Clavijo all the best in their participation of the Academy.  It will help strengthen our club’s involvement in Rotary and allow for these three individuals to develop a deeper understanding of the Rotary cause.

District 5030 Making a Difference

·        A historical moment for District 5030 with a  Zone Director and a Zone Coordinator being selected from the ranks of the Districts simultaneously for the first time.  Our congratulations to both who will be taking on these roles:

  • Zone 25/26 Director – John Matthews
  • Zone 25 Coordinator – Steve Lingenbrink

Community Svc: Adoption Party

BBRC Family Fest - Adoption Party - Sept 30th 2017

By Tanya Franzen-Garrett

When is the Adoption Party?
Saturday, October 6th, 2019

Where is the Adoption Party?
Woodridge Elementary School, Bellevue School District
1269 SE 20th Place
Bellevue, WA 98005

What can I do?? 
We need various volunteers to man activity tables, to serve food, to hand out prizes and to drive.  Please contact Tanya Franzen-Garrett.  

Community Svc: Rotary First Harvest

Elk Run Farm - District Fellowship and Learning

By Kaj Pedersen

Rotarians learning about the farm and its crops

Colleen Turner and the Pedersen clan were able to visit Elk Run Farm this past Saturday and get a first-hand look at a remarkable example of Rotary action right here in our area. Elk Run Farm, built on a former golf course, now grows and distributes vegetables for distribution to hungry families and individuals through the 12 members of the South King County Food Coalition. Learn more about the Elk Run Farm Visit

PR: PR & Media Relations Committee

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club donates $20,000 to Kindering

By Kaj Pedersen

From left, Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club President Kaj Pedersen, Development Director Alison Morton of Kindering and Executive Director Mimi Siegel of Kindering at the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club’s regular breakfast meeting. The club donated $20,000 to Kindering through All in for Autism 5K/10K Run/Walk held in April.

The Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club donated $20,000 to Kindering Friday morning.

Kindering Executive Director Mimi Siegel accepted the check on behalf of the organization. Kindering is a nonprofit that offers early intervention, early learning, special education, family support and more.

“We are thrilled to support Kindering, as our main All in for Autism event beneficiary, with this $20,000 contribution,” the club’s President Kaj Pedersen said. “Mimi Siegel and Kindering have been stalwart partners the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club’s All in for Autism event from the beginning and we enjoy supporting them. Kindering really provides a tremendous service in supporting families and children affected with autism in our community, which is key to our partnership.”

New Generations: Youth Services Committee

The Teen Center of the Boys and Girls Club

By Alexandra Chehab

On Friday August 25th, a small group of BBRC Rotarians: Paul Osborn, Wendi Fischer, Laura Cosacchi and Alex Chehab, set off to tour the Teen Center that is part of the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue. We were scouting for possible service projects to help Middle-Schoolers in Bellevue.

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The Teen Center is looking for volunteers to help with the following hands-on activities:

  • help feed the teens on Thursdays from 4-8pm
  • provide tutoring/ mentoring after-school.

For more information, please go to: and/or contact the Director, Seth Dostart at: