Speaker Date Topic
Stephanie Cherrington, Executive Director Feb 27, 2018
Eastside Pathways
Eastside Pathways

Eastside Pathways mobilizes the Bellevue community to support every child from cradle to career to ensure a productive, fulfilling life. Eastside Pathways works with the City of Bellevue, the Bellevue School District, families, nonprofits organizations, communities, funders, business, and others. These stakeholders unite around common goals, measurements, and strategies to maximize each child’s opportunity.

Eastside Pathways is a member of StriveTogether, a national network of 70 community partnerships that use the principle of Collective Impact framework as the way to effect deep, long-lasting systemic change to support local education systems.


The approach is based on individual responsibility and collective accountability, using data to drive actions and decision-making and focusing on continuous improvement.

To learn more, please visit: http://eastsidepathways.org/


Debbie Webber Mar 06, 2018
Rotary Business Meeting
David Almond, Singer & Board Member Mar 13, 2018
Student of the Month + The Kirkland Chorale Society
Student of the Month + The Kirkland Chorale Society

Kirkland Choral Society is the Eastside’s largest choral group. Begun with only eight voices in 1988, we’ve grown to nearly 100 talented members from all over the Puget Sound region.

Under music director Glenn Gregg, KCS presents a wide-ranging repertoire of classical and modern choral masterworks, providing opportunities for both singers and audiences to experience choral music at its finest.  Some of our programs in recent years have included:
• Carmina Burana, performed for an audience of more than 2,500 in Seattle’s Benaroya Hall (in collaboration with select other local groups)
• Bach Mass in B Minor
• Verdi Requiem
• Choral masterpieces from Dave Brubeck, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Faure, Rutter, Poulenc, Berlioz, Haydn, Bach, Vivaldi, Liszt, and Bernstein

KCS is committed to creating a quality experience not only for our audiences but also for our singers, providing opportunities to socialize and enjoy the process of creating music together. 

To learn more about the Kirkland Chorale Society, please visit: http://www.kirklandchoralsociety.org/

Heike Missal, Director of Education Mar 20, 2018
Learning for Life: Sponge School Teaching Languages to Young Children

Founded by Jackie Friedman-Mighdoll, Sponge was the first language program of its kind on the west coast. We opened our doors in Seattle’s Mt. Baker Neighborhood in the Fall of 2005 by offering a few classes taught by a very passionate group of teachers to some very young students.

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are proud to offer Spanish, Chinese, French, Japanese, Hindi and German language classes for kids throughout the Greater Seattle area, in our centers as well as numerous elementary schools and preschools.

While Sponge’s offerings have expanded significantly since its founding and there’s a new owner-management team at the helm as of this summer, our focus on bringing an immersive and fun language learning experience to kids – delivered by passionate and well trained native language teachers – hasn’t changed.

We continue to be inspired and guided by our founder Jackie’s original mission to raise globally-minded children and look forward to welcoming you and your family to one of our classes soon!

To learn more, please visit: https://spongeschool.com/our-story/

Josh Bone & Jami Hoppen Mar 27, 2018
NORCOM 911 : Protecting our Communities

The Core Mission of the Northeast King County Regional Public Safety Communication Agency ("NORCOM") is to provide high quality emergency service communications to the public for emergency medical services, fire and police. We will carry out this mission by receiving calls for service, dispatching resources in response to such calls, tracking and coordinating such information flow and resources to assist responders; initiating records for all emergency events; and enhancing effectiveness, efficiency, coordination and interoperability of emergency service providers.

Josh Bone Communications Training Officer for over two years at NORCOM. This is sure to offer fascinating insight about how our 911 calls are handled and the people who work to ensure our safety and protection.

For more information, please visit: http://www.norcom.org/index.html

Debbie Webber Apr 03, 2018
Rotary Business Meeting
Chris Carlisle - Seahawks Trainer Apr 10, 2018
On Motivation + Student of the Month
On Motivation + Student of the Month

After nine years as USC’s head strength and conditioning coach, Carlisle joined Seattle in the same capacity on February 4, 2010.

Carlisle oversees the Super Bowl XLVIII champion’s weight room and the overall physical development of the team, helping its movement be efficient as possible.

He was named the 2006 National Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society.

USC played in the 2001 Las Vegas Bowl, 2003 Orange Bowl, 2004 Rose Bowl, 2005 Orange Bowl (BCS Championship Game), 2006 Rose Bowl (BCS Championship Game), 2007 Rose Bowl, 2008 Rose Bowl, 2009 Rose Bowl and 2009 Emerald Bowl during his tenure.

He came to USC from the University of Tennessee, where he was the associate head strength and conditioning coach for three years (1998-2000). The Volunteers football team won the 1998 BCS Championship Game and Southeastern Conference championship.

While coaching at Tennessee, Carlisle learned he had Hodgkin’s Disease in December of 2000 and began radiation treatments. He was hired by USC in February of 2001, kept his illness a secret except to Trojans Head Coach Pete Carroll, continued treatments in Ten­nessee and at USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital, then doctors told him in the summer of 2001 that the cancer was in remission. He informed the USC players of his ordeal at the start of fall 2001 camp. He was one of 17 nominees for the 2003 Most Courageous Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America and was one of 11 nominees for the 2005 award.

Carlisle began his career as the head football coach and strength coach at Dodge (Neb.) High in 1985. He then spent six seasons (1986-91) as an offensive line coach and strength coach at Blytheville (Ark.) High. He next was a strength and conditioning graduate assistant coach at Arkansas for two years (1992-93) before becoming the head football coach and strength coach at Subiaco (Ark.) Academy, a college prep school, for four seasons (1993-96). He spent 1997 as an offensive line coach and strength coach at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, winning the NJCAA national championship that season.

After playing offensive line at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, Iowa, in 1980, he was a three-year (1981-83) starting offensive lineman at Chadron (Neb.) State College, earning All-Area honors.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Chadron State in 1985 and a master’s degree in history from Arkansas in 1997.

Carlisle prepped at Mason City (Iowa) High, where he starred in football. Born on August 7, 1962, he and his wife, Louon, have one son, Alex

TBD - TED Ederer? Apr 17, 2018
TBD Apr 24, 2018
Debbie Webber May 01, 2018
TBD May 08, 2018
Student of the Month +
TBD May 15, 2018
TBD May 22, 2018


Debbie Webber Jun 05, 2018