Stacey Brehman, Development Coordinator for NorthHelpline is our speaker this week. She works to build relationships with everyone in our shared community by providing information about North Helpline's mission and services to the broader public. Her mission especially focuses on building impactful partnerships with community organizations, local businesses, foundations, and corporations. Stacy comes from a human services fundraising background working in domestic violence advocacy and healthcare.
Mark Mendez, our speaker this week, is a local Lake City leader. He brings a passion for the neighborhood as a resident here for 35 years, and as an organizer that has spearheaded and supported many local community events.
By partnering with him for outreach, and by putting money and muscle behind many of his acitivities, can Rotary re-engage the community? Will this help us return as a strong, local catalyst for the benefit of all?
Join us this week to ask and find out!
The program includes rehabilitating an abandoned water well and installing a solar pump and gravity-fed garden irrigation system to provide access to clean, abundant, and affordable water for the village. We will also provide hands-on training for community members in sustainable agriculture strategies, poultry production, clay-sand improved cookstove construction, and in the development of community savings and lending procedures. We anticipate this will be the first of several similar projects in cooperation with CREATE!, which has spent the last twelve years successfully developing and refining its community partnership and training model with 18 rural Senegalese villages.
Our Presenters are both members of Bellevue Rotary:
Adam Pinsky is the Chief Financial Officer for Bayley Construction, a regional commercial general contractor and has spent most of his career in the construction industry. He has been a member of Bellevue Rotary since 2010.
Alexandra Comstock is the Development Director at the Eastside Legal Assistance Program, a civil legal aid non-profit based in Bellevue. She has been a member of Bellevue Rotary since 2017.
Our speaker, Polly Olsen of the Burke Museum, is Director, DEAI & Decolonization and Tribal Liaison. She will explain these changes, starting with the old Burke, then building the New Burke, and finally what's on the horizon for "The Emerging Vision of the Burke Museum".