Overlake Hospital Medical Center Expands
Ken Graham, CEO of the Overlake Hospital Medical Center, made one of his periodic visits to bring Rotarians up to date in what is happening to healthcare in Bellevue. “Healthcare is expensive,” Graham observed. “A recent worldwide survey in 56 countries showed that healthcare is the top concern of people everywhere, but they have different ideas of how it should be delivered. Everyone wants someone else to pay for it, either by employers (from a majority of developed nation’s respondents); by the government (second tier countries); or by the First World (from responses from the Third World).”
Ken, who is a Bellevue Rotarian and chairperson of the District’s Rotatcare Committee, informed the audience that a second clinic for low-income people will be opened soon in Renton, to serve South King County. The clinic at Hopelink in Bellevue continues to serve a growing number of people and families who have no health coverage. READ MORE
BBRC Anniversary Dinner
If you haven’t RSVP’d for the BBRC Anniversary Dinner, do it now, and head on down to the “whoopee spot, where the food is fine and the friendship’s hot!” You won’t want to miss any of the action next Friday, November 14th, with a cocktail hour from 6:00-7:00 pm and dinner at 7:00, all happening at the Harborside, 1200 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle.
RSVP to Don Chandler one way or the other, whether you WILL or WILL NOT be attending.
The theme is Chicago in the 20's and 30's, please dress the part.
Preserve Planet Earth Sets Sammamish ReLeaf
The BBRC Preserve Planet Earth Ccommittee reminds one and all about the four-hour work party at 60 Acres Park, NE 116th in Redmond. This project is to replace trees and remove invasive weeds near NE 124th, along the Sammamish River. The work takes place on Saturday, November 15, in cooperation with the King County Department of Natural Resources and the City of Redmond. This will be the seventh year of projects by the BBRC along the Sammamish River. Members are reminded to bring shovels, warm clothing, gloves and other family members to this important environmental event. For more information, contact Vicky Hunsicker Sanko (Ph 425-869-8724) or CLICK HERE FOR SIGN-UP SHEET WITH DETAILS (PDF)
Vicky Hunsicker Sanko explained the Club’s project of collecting older cell phones that are no longer needed at members’ businesses or households. This is a program instigated by Verizon where they take the phones, refurbish them, and donate them back to people who need the protection of communication. Particularly, the phones will go to the Eastside Domestic Violence group. Linda Olsen, Executive Director explained to the Club recently how this will help women and mothers who may be targets for violence. Vicky said the collection box will be available each week for several weeks to gather up the used phones.
Thought for the Week
So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and they have to spend their wealth to regain their health.
November is Rotary Foundation Month, and next week will be a salute to this dynamic player in the effort to build understanding, goodwill and peace in the world. Immediate Past District Governor Rosemary Aragon will expound on the impact the Foundation has made in the world. Breakfast is served at 7:00 a.m, followed by the weekly club meeting. Program begins at 8:00 a.m. Bring a friend, a prospective member and enjoy Rotary at the Glendale Country Club.
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Thanks to several members who have updated their pages of the Directory. Thanks to the faithful who have kept their dues current. Thanks to everyone who has learned how to be a Rotarian.
Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair. – George Burns (1896 - 1996)