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reflections Bellevue Club

your community magazine.

A Fair to Remember the 50th anniversary of the seattle world’s fair honors a city

April 2012

With Kindness

Members Jeff and Amy Rogers take their passion for people to Uganda

Programmed for Success The Club’s Your Body, Your Life program is changing members’ lives

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With Kindness The Rogers family is changing the future for Ugandans.

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A Fair to Remember Take a look back at the fair that defined a city.

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Programmed for Success This month’s Wellness Warrior is among the first YBYL participants.

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Illuminating the Subconscious The Dream Detective helps decipher the details while we snooze.

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Eat with the Seasons Club Dietitian Cindy Farricker shares her favorite recipes for the veggies that are in season.

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Employee Spotlight Meet Matt Robinson, Assistant Front Office Manager for Hotel Bellevue.

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Strides Toward Progress The all-inclusive YBYL program’s team explains how their expertise makes for lasting results.

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Keeping Pace Let the training for marathon season begin! Photo Review The annual BC/Central Park Tennis Tournament hosted more than 500 matches.

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Body | Mind

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Calendar

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Photo Review

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Mingle

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Classes & Events

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Uncorked

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Classifieds

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Community

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Editor’s Picks

Cover: Two of the city’s most famous icons celebrate their 50th.

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u p f ro n t Management Staff President S. W. Thurston General Manager Brian Flaherty Member Liaison Beth Curtis Executive Chef Paul Marks Catering Director Jill Parravano Hotel Sales Director Jerry Stotler Athletic Director Sally Reed Aquatics Director Melissa Stepp Fitness Director Sue Matyas Recreation Director Katie Barth Tennis Director Brian Nash Athletic Services Katie Greenwood & Spa Director Financial Manager Jeff Ohlstrom Operations Controller Gina Abadia Communications Director Stacy Booth HR Director Karen Brier Membership Director Kaarin Keil

CONTACT BELLEVUE CLUB 425.455.1616 www.bellevueclub.com Athletic services 425.688.3177 hotel bellevue 425.454.4424 www.thehotelbellevue.com

Hours of Operation HOTEL BELLEVUE Club Concierge Desk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ATHLETIC FACILITY 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.* Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.* Saturday 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday *Subject to change, depending on scheduled events. The pool closes at 10 p.m. Monday-Friday. A full list of hours can be found at bellevueclub.com.

Reflec tions Magazine Volume 28 issue 11 www.BCreflections.com Editor Stacy Booth 425.688.3161 Associate Editor Allyson Marrs 425.688.3162 Graphic Designer Garit Reuble 425.688.3194 Digital Media Specialist Chelsea Nelson 425.688.3293

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he 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. How many of us remember that? My memories as a child are being loaded up with my two siblings into the back of my parents ’59 Ford (no seat belts back then) and heading across the state to visit it. Road trips as kids were always fun for about the first hour and then slowly degraded into wrestling matches, with plenty of warnings from the front seat. Funny things stick out in my memory as I wonder back in time. The Space Needle was so cool—all the fountains were glorious, the monorail was right out of Buck Rogers and it was incredible that you could water-ski in an indoor arena. It’s fun looking back, and often times, the exercise helps give one a better perspective on the future and the serendipity of all that has been accomplished along the way. So, I thought it might be fun to take a quick 20-year look at where we have come as a Club. In the early 1990s, there was no Hotel, no recreation pool, no competition pool. There was only one 50-meter pool, a hot tub and, of course, no outdoor pool! Today, swim lessons, Masters and Swim Team programs continue to flourish with young and old enjoying all of the pools. There was no Athletic Services Desk behind the Athletic entrance to make reservations, leaving tennis players with two options: call in or stand in line to register for a court time. Now, more than 80 percent of tennis court reservations are booked online. Luna Express didn’t exist. There were, however, candy and soda machines in the Kids’ Lounge, which is where the Spa is currently located. But the Spa wasn’t built until the mid-’90s.

There have been expansions and renovations in Child Care, Studio 1 and the women’s and men’s locker rooms and the creation of junior locker rooms. But the most significant change is the racquet sports area. The original eight racquetball courts were transformed into two racquetball courts, four squash courts, studios for kids activities and fitness programming. In the early ’90s, the Sun Deck became Studio 2 and the Aerobics Studio. With the addition of the Aerobics Studio, all the classes held in the gymnasium were moved. This allowed for additional fitness programming and more open gym time. In 2008, this space was expanded to create a larger area for kids and an additional court for basketball. The major project for Athletics came in 2009 with the fitness expansion. The expansion connected to the existing Club via the racquet sports area and Studio 2, nearly doubling the fitness studio and programming space. And with this, GPX was born, creating more than 80 classes per week. Of course, I haven’t mentioned all of the wonderful changes throughout the Club, but it’s been fun taking you back to look at a few. Looking forward, there are many more alterations to come in 2012. For now, we will keep those a surprise as we strive to create lasting memories and a Club you are proud to be a member of.

SALLY REED Athletic Director

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Water Runner

Ladies’ Tennis Night

April Birthday Month in Polaris Grill Begins

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Water Runner Spiritual Laws of Yoga Workshop: Law 6

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Men’s Spring Basketball League Registration Due

Business Connect: Animal Wisdom in the Workplace

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Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Ballroom Dancing Class Session 5 Programs Begin Ladies’ Tennis Night

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Karate Club

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Float-In Movie Night Adult 6-Week Sessions Begin Zumba

Karate Club Inflatable Obstacle Course Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

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Men’s Spring Basketball League Begins

Paper Management Class

Dream Interpretation Class

Wellness Speaker Series: Aging through the Decades

Men’s Tennis Night

Round-Robin Squash

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Kids’ Night Out: Outerspace Adventure

Feldenkrais: Dynamics of Good Posture

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Inflatable Obstacle Course

Mixed Doubles Night

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

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Salsa Dancing Class

Trivia Night in Cosmos

New Member Reception

Ballroom Dancing Class

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

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Singles Mixer Comedy Night Family Gym Night

Inflatable Obstacle Course Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

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Salsa Dancing Class Ballroom Dancing Class Ladies’ Tennis Night

For more information about programs listed on the calendar, please visit https://members.bellevueclub.com.

Around Town

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squak mountain half/full marathon Saturday, April 14, 8:30 a.m., Issaquah

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dream interpretation class

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Take a dive into your subconscious and learn to investigate your own dreams. It’s amazing what you can find in your head.

Comedy night with kermet apio and drew barth Friday, April 27, 8-10 p.m., $20, BC

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Illuminating the Subconscious By Allyson Marrs A world all our own. Dreams provide this. Each night, they take us on adventures, through the past and into the unknown. When we wake, the memory of the night can be fleeting, or lost completely, but it was there—at one time.

During the Dream Interpretation Workshop, held on Thursday, April 19, from 6-8 p.m., explore your own subconscious with Mimi Pettibone of The Dream Detective (thedreamdetective.com). “There is a greater part of our minds that is working in mysterious ways while we sleep, and this can help us problem-solve, form creative ideas and even be a source of precognitive and telepathic information,” said Mimi.

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mingle Continued from page 8 dedicated to investigation, research and awareness of dreams. During her workshop, members will learn how to recall dreams and understand some of the brain science involved in the act. Mimi will provide tools to help understand the meanings behind dreams and reveal some of the common dreams that sleepers experience. Sharing is not required, but participants are encouraged to, if they choose, or practice the tools privately. To attend the workshop on Thursday, April 19, from 6-8 p.m., contact Membership Director Kaarin Keil at kaarink@bellevueclub.com, or sign up at the Athletic Services Desk. Registration is $15/member.

Want to know everything that’s happening this month?

From social programs to fitness classes, find all our adult programming information in the Bellevue Club Connector. Pick up a copy at the Athletic Desk or see it online at bellevueclub.com/fitness/ BCconnector.pdf.


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By Allyson Marrs One hasn’t stung her, not yet, anyway. But with two bustling hives in her backyard, it’s always a possibility. Purchasing Manager Joyce Combs took in some new neighbors—neighbors that produce an abundance of sweets. In a community effort, Joyce adopted two beehives when her neighbor could no longer tend to them as often as he’d like, due to a medical condition. Joyce was an easy sell. “I’d love to have bees on my property,” she decided. As an avid gardener, the bees were a welcome addition to her home. Joyce has watched the hive change over the past two years, like when another queen took the throne and the colony split in two. “You couldn’t see through the throng of bees,” she said of the split. Half the colony had swarmed the new queen and took to a nearby tree branch before the beekeeper came by to chop it off and put them in a better suited home. Like humans, Joyce says, bees can get irritated and mad, which is usually what leads to stings. But she’s been lucky. She braves mowing the lawn, getting a mere foot from the hives, and does it without a suit, without a mask and without gloves. And this last fall, the bees were kind to their keeper in return. Some bee experts came by to cultivate the honey, and Joyce learned all about the process. With an assembly line technique, they collected 26 gallons of the sweet stuff. It’s an extensive process that took an entire day with six pairs of hands. The combs were collected, scraped and cranked until honey was literally getting poured into jars. But the reward was sweet with tones of blackberry, plumb and darker fruits highlighting the honey. Although Joyce says it was tough labor—she even sat on the crank at one point to keep it balanced—it was well worth it. Plus, having a delicious product by the end of the day is usually incentive enough to do it again.

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Eat with the Seasons

changing season means a changing list A of ingredients for a fresh meal. With spring in full swing, the garden is flourishing and producing some delicious edibles. It’s just one more reason to love this time of year, besides the hope of sunshine. Produce is always less expensive when purchased in season, not to mention a whole lot fresher, which means a whole lot healthier! There’s less freezing and storing, so the nutrients stay packed in right where you need them. There’s no short supply of local farmers markets around town, so take advantage of the spring bounty. If you’re new to eating locally, or in season, take note of the list below. These fruits and veggies are extra delectable this time of year, specifically in the Pacific Northwest.

This season, Club dietitian Cindy Farricker recommends asparagus.“The delicious young shoots are rich in B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, potassium and fiber. In fact, asparagus has more of the B vitamin folate than almost any other vegetable,” she said. She recommends taking the time to find freshly harvested asparagus because its taste is unmatched. “Asparagus is a delicate vegetable, deteriorating rapidly after harvest, making it one of the most perishable crops—starches and sugars break down quickly, altering its flavor,” said Cindy. So whether it’s at a roadside vegetable stand, a farmers market or your local grocery store, make sure it’s fresh.   Once you gather the veggie, try this recipe, recommended by Cindy for healthy eating.

Arugula Asparagus Chard Collard greens Edible flowers Fava beans

Broiled Asparagus 4 servings 1 pound fresh asparagus, ends trimmed 1-2 tablespoons olive oil Kosher salt* and black pepper

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Fiddleheads Garlic Kale Rhubarb Wild mushrooms

1. Heat broiler. Pile asparagus on rimmed baking sheet, arranging side-by-side in the same direction. Drizzle with olive oil and roll spears to coat.   2. Spread asparagus in a single layer on baking sheet, season with salt and pepper. Broil about 5 inches from heat, shaking occasionally until asparagus turns bright green and is slightly charred in spots (about 6-8 minutes). 3. Serve immediately. Nutrition per serving (6 average spears): calories 44, fat 3g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, carbs 5g, fiber 2g, protein 2g, sodium 240mg* *Use Mrs. Dash seasoning along with black pepper to reduce sodium to 0mg per serving. Stop by Polaris Grill and Splash to try new additions to the menus. We’re continually updating our recipes to ensure the best ingredients, and we’re always happy to pass on our seasonal favorites to you.


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A Toast to the Festival I’ve been going to festivals for more than 15 years, specifically Astoria’s Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival. It happens to fall on my birthday weekend, so it becomes an entire celebration. It’s right by the ocean, and we camp out, sip wines and of course, stock up on the best. Attending festivals is an inexpensive way to find a new favorite amongst plenty of worthy contenders. These weekend getaways give you the opportunity to stop and meet the region’s best vendors, sampling different grapes—even exclusive bottles. Festivals are especially great if you’re looking to learn. Vendors are always willing to take the time and answer your

questions, whether it’s about the growing process—the soil, the weather, the harvest—or offer recommendations based on your preferences. These are the same people who created the drink you’ll likely be enjoying later. It’s a rare opportunity to speak with the grower. I take the chance to stock up my own personal collection, knowing that I won’t

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Stacy Allison, first American woman to summit Mt. Everest After climbing Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, the 22,495-foot “Nepal’s Matterhorn” and the 24,600-foot Pik Communism, Stacy Allison summitted the 29,035-foot Mt. Everest, and then went on to lead a successful expedition up the 28,253-foot K2, the most difficult peak on Earth to climb. Hear exciting stories of adventure and breathing at the top of the world! R.S.V.P. by May 12 – seating is limited. Register at www.BreatheEasyBellevue.org, or call 206.512.3285.

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be able to find many of the varieties until I return the following year. So the best advice I can offer you is if you find something you like, don’t hesitate to scoop it up. While I meet and greet with the winemakers, I also do some work on the side. Festivals are an ideal place to hunt down bottles for the Club’s boutique wine list. Because of the rarity, I’ll purchase an entire case to bring back here and share with all of you. With the spring blossoming, a new crop is getting bottled for your pleasure. It also means that festival season is in full swing. There are dozens of options up and down the Pacific Northwest and below are some of April’s greatest parties in Washington and Oregon. See you there! Taste Washington Wine and Food Festival March 31 & April 1 Seattle tastewashington.org Mt. Rainier Wine Festival on the Road to Paradise April 28 Ashford, Mt. Rainier road-to-paradise.com A Taste of Ashland April 28 & 29 Ashland, Ore. atasteofashland.com Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival 2012 April 27-29 Astoria, Ore. oldoregon.com Joyce Combs is the Purchasing Manager at the Bellevue Club.


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BCST Snowflake Classic results

Congratulations to all the BCST nine and younger swimmers who competed in the 2012 Snowflake Classic in January! This year’s meet had a total 246 swimmers, with BCST competing against Issaquah Swim Team, Pro Club, South Sound Titans, White Water Aquatics, Olympic Cascade Aquatics and EXCEL.

100 percent best times: Ellie Bailey Grace Courter Lindsey Doherty Erin Freese Joey Harris Linnea Luthra

Audrey Oakes Nathan Quarterman Gihoe Seo Celia Steinhauer

Top 3 finishers:   Ellie Bailey—second in 50 free, 100 free Jonathan Butler—first in 100 IM, 50 fly Emma Conger—third in 25 fly Courtney Cross—first in 25 free, 25 breast and third in 50 back Katie Cross—second in 50 breast, 50 back and third in 100 IM Kylie Doan—first in 50 breast, 50 back and third in 50 free

Alma Freeman—first in 50 back, 50 breast, 100 IM Amelia Girotto—second in 50 fly and third in 100 IM Alex Harrison—third in 50 back Annie Headrick—second in 25 breast Finn Heneghan—first in 50 free, 100 free and second in 50 back Hanako Hirai—third in 50 back Alex Klinck—second in 100 IM, 50 breast, 100 free Jeffrey Kwon—first in 50 free Simon Kwon—second in 50 free and third in 50 fly Nathan Lee—first in 100 free, 50 back, 25 fly Megan Lei—first in 25 fly and second in 25 back Ella Martinez—third in 50 fly Luca Pungan—first in 25 breast, 50 breast and second in 25 free Nathan Quarterman—third in 50 free Sarah Sherrer—second in 100 free Jack Shoop—second in 50 free Rylee Siripipat—second in 50 fly, 100 IM and third in 50 breast Samantha Wineland—first in 50 fly and second in 50 back

February Challenge results

The great swims continued for BCST at this year’s February Challenge! Hosted by Evergreen Swim Club, BCST swimmers outscored their competitors to take first place. Several swimmers picked up regional times over the course of the weekend. Among them were Phillip Wang (100 fly), Killian Riley (50 free), Michael Peck (200 free), Dane Williams (100 back, 500 free), Nathalie Valdman (50 fly) and Martin Wu (500 free). Three other swimmers (Thomas Eggenberger, Rachel Nguyen, Nick Elizarov) managed to take first place in every one of their races during the weekend. Congratulations to all!

100 percent best times: Sophia Coco Teddy Crane Nick Elizarov Chase Johnsen Cole Johnsen Sophia Lee

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Heart of the Community Annually, Club Executive Chef Paul Marks volunteers his time with Sacred Heart Shelter during their soup charity, Soup Line. This past October, he joined many other volunteers and served up soup for 450 people. “I believe in this charity and what they provide for the homeless,” said Paul. “It is entirely by donation and time donated with all proceeds going to Sacred Heart.” Paul commands the kitchen while wife Karyn works the front line. Club member and volunteer at SHS, Jim Odom credits volunteers like Paul to the success of the event each year. “The SHS also uses funds from this event to house people for 60 to 90

days and offers some fun for the kids inhabiting the shelter—with a library reading room and kids’ play equipment area outside,” he said. For those in the community who need it, SHS offers a warm place to stay and primarily, safety for women and their children, whether it be through therapeutic practices to help them heal, or making the extra effort to get their children back in school. “These less fortunate people have gone through a traumatic life. Many have had acts of violence against them, and as a result, have ended up here,” said Jim. It’s not only a home for those who wouldn’t have one otherwise, but it’s also a way to get started. SHS makes an effort to give residents job training, medical attention and the tools needed to eventually get a place of their own. SHS is only one of the many ways Bellevue Club members and staff are giving back, making the Club and the city’s communities more cohesive with each act of kindness.

Moving Up

Member Betsy Weyer was recently elected to the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, East King County. Betsy has worked with Habitat since 2006, including several trips to Biloxi, Miss., after Hurricane Katrina. With this new role at Habitat EKC, she will work with Resource Development, among various other duties.

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co m m u n i t y Worked at the BC: 7 years Funniest/strangest memory made at the Club: There’s a counter in the kitchen that’s used as a holding area for both leftovers and desserts. My first night as Manager on Duty, I ate a pôt de crème from the table, thinking it was a leftover. A server came in looking for it, only to discover the chocolate residue all over my face. Favorite part about my job: Meeting all the interesting people, from a former Vice Admiral of the Navy, to some pretty cool actors and athletes. Favorite hobbies: Sailing, golfing, learning and working Three words to describe me: Chivalrous, congenial and Canadian Siblings: One younger brother Favorite food: Bangers and mash, and Chef Paul’s shepherd’s pie

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Favorite movie: “Back to the Future” trilogy I would never: be where I am today without my Bellevue Club family. They mean the world to me—thank you! I just can’t live without: my iPhone; it’s given me the gift of time.

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Amy said once she visited Uganda and met the children, it pulled at her heart, solidifying the project.

Reaching Across the World

Members Jeff and Amy Rogers’ family affair of giving made a world of a difference to the families in Uganda. By Allyson Marrs

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here are Seven Wonders of the World. Any given year, that list adapts to reflect the latest allnatural or man-made beauties. Yet something that has yet to be honored is the people who inhabit this world. And there are some wonderful people doing incredible things to actually change the world we live in. Members Jeff and Amy Rogers started making their mark with just three empty acres in Wamala, Uganda. These acres have since transformed into a school with multiple classrooms, a computer lab, a kitchen, a soccer field and soon, a baby house. “We have a lot of reasons to be thankful. In reality, when you look at it, it’s really come a long way,” Amy said. The journey across the world started here in Bellevue, when the Rogers family decided it was time to do some good in memory of Amy’s brother John who passed away from AIDS. Finding a cause became a way to honor his name. After extensive research, interviews and family votes, an opportunity in Uganda struck their interest. “We were passion-

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ate about the opportunity to serve kids in need and be able to engage our family in that process,” Jeff said. “So many opportunities present themselves, but very few involve the family. We wanted to do something that would allow us to not just go to one more board meeting or write one more check, but to actually have our kids engaged in what we were doing, so they could learn,” he added. By 2005, the Rogers’ three daughters weren’t the only kids learning. With the opening of the John T. Miller School, 40 Ugandan children finally had the chance to attend school. With the recent expansion, attendance is up to 242 students—students that otherwise wouldn’t have been able to get an education. Things quickly bloomed from there. “One thing that came out of this that was unexpected, was the interest in our community in Bellevue of people who wanted to help,” Amy said. To date, nearly 100 Bellevue friends have made the trek to Uganda with the Rogers. This outpouring of interest spurred the decision to turn the work into a foundation. Doingood started in 2007.

“It got too big for one family to manage,” Amy said. The foundation has five board members and three junior delegates—the Rogers’ three daughters, ages 12, 16 and 21. They also have partners throughout the community. “This is a globally connected community,” Jeff said. “Based on the ties and reaches in Bellevue, it’s not far relationally to anywhere in the world. One of the questions is not just how do we impact, in this case, Wamala, Uganda, but how do we impact Bellevue, Washington?” So they grabbed some local businesses to join in the fun. “It doesn’t only do good there,” Jeff said of Uganda, “but it can change lives here.” Expressive Businesses Strategies signed on to Doingood in 2008, taking business leaders to Uganda and bringing resources along. Rather than simply investing money, they invest their time and knowledge, hosting business seminars that have reached attendance of upward of 6,000 Ugandans. “This is a more inexpensive way to affect the next generation. It’s a way to help their economy,” Jeff said.


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five Reflections Jeff and Doingood volunteers mud a hut in Uganda to help protect a family from the elements.

In a nation that’s plagued with a struggling economy and even fewer resources, citizens are eager for any information they can get about incubating businesses. Another business that partnered with Doingood is EarthWise Ventures, harboring a relationship for the past three years. But they’re conquering the waterways, building a new ferry and transportation system to navigate Lake Victoria— the body of water connecting Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Once dependent on the lake for 30 percent of its economic activity, Ugandans now must resort to treacherous, arduous roadways. With the development of the new ferry, Uganda will have access and a means to boost the import and export of its products. Finally, Doingood’s relationship with Pilgrim Fellowship Ministries for the last two years has helped further develop the John T. Miller School and the new baby house, which will be complete this summer. But the projects that make an impact aren’t always extensive. It’s the random acts that can mean the difference between life and death for families in need. During one of the family’s many trips to Uganda—Amy, herself, has been 14 times in six years—they came across a home that needed a little work. For two straight days, the team helped a family mud a hut, adding a metal roof and solidifying the structure to protect against weather and animals. From elementary students to junior-high teens, college kids and business-minded adults, everyone lent a hand. “Those are the times that you come home and think, ‘I did something that changed a family’s situation,’ ” said Amy.

“‘I did something that just made life better for them.’” And ultimately, it’s about impact. Jeff breaks it down threefold. “In short-term impact, we built a house in two days. For the kids that traveled with us, there’s a sense of completion. They started something, and they finished it. That’s significant,” he said. The school—a multiyear project—represents the mid-term impact. “It educates children in a community that has no education. They’re setting themselves up to have an opportunity. For kids and family, it gives a sense of continuity that they’ve been able to work through,” he said. Holistically, it’s about long term, which the business seminars help shape. “They provide hope for what’s next,” Jeff said. “We didn’t set out at the beginning saying, ‘here are all the things we’re going to do.’ It will go far beyond what we ever see.” But why put forth all this energy for a country a world away? “As a mother, what would I want someone to do for my children if I were struggling, if my husband died and I had no way to make money?” Amy asked. “Would I want some stranger to come and help me? I would. I look in the eyes of those kids in Uganda and think they won’t forget the people who helped.” And those who are doing something won’t forget the children. “You’ll be forever impacted helping just one little kid who wouldn’t have been able to get somewhere without your help,” Amy said. Jeff believes that oftentimes, you have to take people out of the comfort of their

Favorite activity at the Club Amy: Swimming laps then a sauna. Jeff: Family time, whether in Polaris Grill or by the pool. Favorite Book(s) Amy: “Wild Swans” by Jung Chang and “Signature in the Cell” by Dr. Stephen Meyer. Jeff: “Getting Naked” by Patrick Lencioni and “Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann. Best Advice Amy: Be present, meaning, be available to friends and family first because most things in life fade, but relationships are treasures that truly last forever. Jeff: It’s easier to do well in front of a tsunami than in a receding tide. Position what you undertake in front of a trend. Personal Quirk Amy: The only TV I watch is reruns of “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Jeff: Ask our kids! First Job Amy: Sears, I worked there throughout college too. Jeff: Sold books door-to-door while a student at the UW.

own environment—their own culture— for them to feel safe enough to make an impact—to put their ideas into action. From kids to teens and adults, work with Doingood has spread compassion across the world. “There’s a realization that we actually can all make a difference,” Jeff said. “We can all do something.” april 2012

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A Fair to Remember It’s been 50 years since the Space Needle and the monorail invaded Seattle. Take a step back in time to the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and look ahead to what’s next. Photo courtesy of 1962 Seattle World’s Fair

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entury 21. We’re in it. But only 50 years ago, it felt like a lifetime away—an expanse of time traversed by the brave and the adventurous. Century 21. Only 50 years ago, it was the name of the World’s Fair, hosted by Seattle. It explored the past, the present and most notably, the future. Roughly 10 million attendees toured the themes of space, science and the future, unaware that they were creating it, giving Seattle a lasting legacy. It’s a celebration that’s been around longer than the United States Declaration

International Fountain Courtesy Puget Sound Regional Branch Washington State Archives, Century 21 Exposition

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of Independence—the inaugural fair was hosted by London in 1756. From carnival rides, museums and speeches by notable political figures, to food of the world, it’s an homage to bounty; a representation of the best this world has to offer.

Putting Seattle on the Map April 21, 1962, marked the beginning

of Century 21, which would run exactly six months, closing its doors on October 21, but leaving Seattle with two icons: the Space Needle and the monorail. Seattle was merely a passing thought before the fair propelled it to recognition.

Initial competition from New York, and Boeing’s general disinterest in the whole thing, nearly derailed the event, but eventually, Boeing couldn’t resist the opportunity to be a part of a science exposition. With more companies signing on and exhibitions starting to develop, the two stars of the show had their moment. It took eight months to construct the 605-foot (from base to antenna spire) landmark—a design that resulted from a compromise between a giant, tethered balloon and a space saucer. Originally dubbed the “Space Cage,” the needle rocketed 2.3 million people up to the observation deck during the fair. Construction cost $4.5

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“Beauty Queens” Courtesy Puget Sound Regional Branch Washington State Archives, Century 21 Exposition

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million, with an even costlier remodel in 2000 for $21 million. The visionary behind the icon, Eddie Carlson, was quoted as saying, “It wasn’t just building a building, it was building a structure that hadn’t been done like this before.” The monorail was a means to transport the thousands of daily visitors from the fair to the various downtown amenities. Its construction began one year before the opening of the fair and opened to the public on March 24, 1962. Its construction cost $3.5 million and was sold to the City of Seattle from Century 21 Corporation in 1965 for $600,000. To this day, it’s the nation’s only fully selfsufficient public transit system. Both brought the space-age theme to life, a theme that was originally set to be “American West,” and helped propel the United States’ vision of assuring the world that we were in no way behind the Soviet Union in terms of visionary developments. Just to be sure, the Baltic States didn’t receive an invite to the affair; neither did the People’s Republic of China, North Vietnam nor North Korea.

Looking Back “Running all around the grounds were

costumed peoples from all over the world. We all heard the news as Elvis, Sinatra and numerous celebrities visited Seattle,” recounts Bellevue Club member Katy Spence, who was 10 when she visited the fair. “The World’s Fair was our little bit of Disneyland in little Seattle.” During the festival, visitors could spin in a circle and face a new attraction in each turn. Perhaps the favorite attraction was the Gayway, a small amusement park, which Katy says was the highlight for any 10-year-old. But some of the attractions were also educational. “Century 21—The Threshold and the Threat,” or the “World of Tomorrow” exhibit was hosted by Washington state, boasting a tour of the future. Riders embarked on futuristic pods for a journey into space. They faced images recounting history, from iconic structures in Greece to the iconic body of Marilyn Monroe, but mushroom clouds and desperate families hiding in fallout shelters also made an appearance. Pan American World and General Motors, among others, sponsored the other exhibits. Boulevards of the World offered immense shopping excursions, and the Food Circus tantalized with exotic bites. “My absolute favorite were the Belgium waffles—fluffy, warm and covered with whipped cream, fresh


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Heading Forward So what would an anniversary of a

World’s fair be without an equally boisterous celebration? Seattle has put together an organization especially for this momentous occasion. The Next Fifty will be kicking off a series of events and exhibits this month that will run the same span as the fair 50 years ago. With a mission to highlight the leadership and innovation in the area during the last 50 years, the organization will focus on eight specific aspects—from culture and history, to technology and sustainability, among others. Various projects will aim to educate and inspire the Pacific Northwest family. To fully immerse yourself in the history of the fair, The Next Fifty is offering both a walking tour and an exhibit. The tour will take guests through the cultural, architectural and historical remnants that the fair imprinted on the city, offered four days each month from April 26 to Oct. 20. The exhibit, “Celebrating Century 21,” will display objects from the original fair along with pieces from the Hagley Museum and Museum of History and Industry. The exhibit will be open from April 21 to Oct. 21 at the Seattle Center. For a full list of the many events put on by The Next Fifty, as well as more information about their programs and focus areas in commemoration of the fair, visit the website, thenextfifty.org.

Photo courtesy of 1962 Seattle World’s Fair

strawberries and powdered sugar,” Katy remembered. Fair personnel donned attire fit for the occasion, keeping the theme intact with even the smallest details. “So many of the workers wore futuristic costumes. You felt like you were in the Jetsons cartoon,” Katy said. But the true stars of the fair remain the two objects that still represent Seattle 50 years later. “I was in awe thinking how cool the needle was, wondering how in the heck it stood up with that shape!” laughed Katy. “But I tell you, riding up that outside elevator for the first time was something! They didn’t have all the protective fencing on the observation deck, so you really felt you could jump right down.” The revolving restaurant was also a hit amongst visitors, which creator Eddie Carlson was especially proud of. Katy and her family took to placing objects around the windowsills, waiting for the rotation to bring them back. The whole affair created a phenomenon in the once-unknown city.

Fifty years ago

, the Seattle World’s Fair put our fair city on the map and in the minds of millions. Not only did it honor looking forward, the fair helped push the city ahead of top contenders in the arts and sciences. Just like then, six months will be set aside, starting now, to remember the past while planning for the future. There’s fun to be had and creating to be done. It’s about remembering the events that brought Seattle to where it is now—about honoring our home.

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Bare Benefits

April Showers Springs Restlessness

There are numerous benefits to waxing besides cosmetic appearance. For women, it means that the daily shaving battle disappears, with nicks, cuts and razor burns leaving with it. Shaving creams can also dry out the skin, leaving it irritated. A nd removal creams typically have a myriad chemicals, which can cause an allergic reaction. In the Spa, we offer full-body waxing—for guys too—with natural ingredients. It’s an easy way to remove hair and keep smooth for longer. R egular waxing can even cause hair to grow back finer and sparser over time.

We’re in the final months before the sunshine will (theoretically) start making its appearance more often than the rain cloud, and summer season takes the place of the school session. To help expel some of the kids’ excess energy from being inside all day, and help ease the anticipation of a long vacation ahead, the Club’s R ecreation Department hosts week long summer camps! From brain teasers (Chess4L ife camps) to adrenaline inducers (A ll Sports Camp), it’s important to keep your kiddos moving! —Katie Barth, Recreation Director

—Erin Marsh, Spa Aesthetician

Is Your Body Adventure Ready?

Outdoor sports are a great way to enjoy nature and stay in shape. If you’re just starting out, remember to start slowly and increase your tolerance over time. Conditioning is the best way to get in shape and improve your abilities in any sport. Conditioning includes resistance or weight training to build muscle strength, stretching to improve flexibility and range of motion and aerobic workouts to improve cardiovascular health. Cardio conditioning helps you use oxygen more efficiently and produce more energy so you can work out longer and harder, and with less effort. —Overlake Hospital Medical Center

The Hunger Games

Want to get ready for swimsuit and shorts season? Only eat when you are hungry! It sounds like odd advice, but people eat for lots of reasons, and shockingly, less than half the time it’s because of hunger. Avoid eating when you are triggered by aroma or visuals. If you only eat when you are truly hungry, you are bound to lose weight. —Cindy Farricker, Registered Dietitian

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Women’s Incontinence

Symptoms of incontinence—a loss of bladder control—may only be temporary due to a bladder infection or excessive intake of alcohol or caffeine. But for 40 percent of A merican women older than 50, incontinence problems don’t go away. It may be caused by pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, genetic factors or neurologic injury. L eft untreated, it can profoundly affect a woman’s quality of life. Treatments range from nonsurgical remedies such as Kegel exercises, biofeedback or medication, to noninvasive procedures such as injections, implants, slings or electrical stimulation. A bout 80 percent of people with urinary incontinence can improve their symptoms or be cured. If you’re experiencing frequent trouble with bladder control, talk to your doctor. —Overlake Hospital Medical Center


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Body Breakdown By Allyson Marrs If you enjoy sweating, gritting your teeth and pushing forward, this class is for you. If you enjoy a total body workout that’ll have you begging for mercy by the end of the hour, then look no further! I thoroughly enjoyed Ultimate Fitness (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. with Sabine). Within 15 minutes of the class ending, I was sore. Even my water bottle felt heavy. Our warm-up included 10 minutes on the bike, and then we moved on with gusto. We jumped straight into fastpaced squats—with the bar as an added bonus. The speed added an additional challenge, but it paled in comparison to the circuit that followed. Burpies. Everyone’s favorite exercise with a BOSU ball thrown in. I like to imagine that burpies are a floor’s cruel trick that it happily plays on people trying to burn some calories. We do practically kiss the floor with each dip, don’t we?

After a minute of those, we took to jumps, balancing on the BOSU ball then jumping right back off. By the end of this circuit, everyone in class was sweating, if they weren’t already, and most of us were red in the face. But Sabine doesn’t like to slow down. We did lunges, arm curls, chest presses, scissor jumps and lots of core work. Even through all the sweat and pain, I enjoyed every bit of it (well, maybe not so much the burpies, but does anyone?). There’s something about a class that incorporates so much into just one hour. I always leave with a bigger sense of accomplishment because I know I worked every muscle, most of which don’t always get the attention they should. Like I said, I was sore just minutes after class—which included

my legs, my arms, my back and my abs. Running on a machine just doesn’t have the same effect. But you can’t go into a class like this with low energy or an “I’m just going to give it 50 percent” mentality. Each of these exercises requires full commitment. I especially love workouts that involve my own body as the obstacle—where I’m my own resistance and weight, like a squat or a crunch. With this technique, you know exactly how hard you have to work to not only meet the barrier, but bust through it. By the end of the hour, my limbs were beat, and my hair was matted to my face. It was a kick-your-butt workout, and so far, my favorite on this GPX journey. There’s a GPX class fit for any style or preference, and the tough circuit of this class just so happened to match mine.

Ready to sweat?

The Bellevue Club GPX program includes more than 75 classes. From water aerobics to meditation, yoga to indoor cycling, there is a class for you. For more information, visit bellevueclub.com/gpx.

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using tips from registered dietitian Cindy Farricker for eating locally, and studied the benefits of heart-rate training from cardio coach Annelise Digiacomo. “The support from the YBYL team has been amazing!” she said. “The program is a lot of hard work, but worth it. I believe you get out of it what you put into it.” Liz said her body feels great and her motivation has never been stronger. She’s been continually building on the foundation that YBYL has provided her with, and she’s excited to get started on more of her goals, like running half marathons in less than two hours. “When I told friends that I’m doing the ‘Biggest Loser’ at the Bellevue Club, their reaction was extremely supportive,

but others were surprised as they didn’t think I ‘qualified’ for such a program,” said Liz. “But whether you want/ need to lose 30 or 100 pounds, this is a great program to help you safely get physically active—all with the support from an extremely experienced team. They provided you with a set of tools that I believe is sustainable for life beyond the program.”

want to be a wellness warrior?

The Bellevue Club offers a variety of wellness programs, classes and seminars. In addition, if you want a more individualized approach, the Club’s Your Body, Your Life program might be for you. Call 425.688.3461 or email wellness@ bellevueclub.com for more information.

Programmed for Success By Allyson Marrs In January, the Club launched a new weight-loss and health-improvement program, Your Body, Your Life. This month’s warrior is one of the initial 10 participants in the program, who demonstrated incredible success within the first three weeks. “I wanted to get my body back!” said member Liz Mullan. “When I saw the email in mid-December for the Your Body, Your Life program, I saw a comprehensive program that could help me define a healthy and appropriate fitness program complemented by a revamp of my diet,” she said. Liz viewed the program as a way to further her investment in the Club since it offered such thorough strategies. With support from a personal trainer, a registered dietitian and a cardiovascular coach, every aspect of a usually daunting, sometimes confusing, process is covered. “I find coming to the Club more enjoyable, and I now feel confident navigating the different cardio equipment,” said Liz. In the first three weeks, her work with personal trainer Frank Knapp and the rest of the YBYL team brought her one-third closer to her goal weight. She’s learned healthier eating habits,

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we l l n es s Having a wellness focus is key in YBYL. As a dietitian, I am able to help people make changes in their diets that improve their overall health and wellbeing. Comments many participants have made is how much better they feel. They have more energy on fewer calories and find that they are not as hungry. They’re feeling the benefits of good nutrition. Since I provide new food ideas each week, many people have ventured outside their comfort zone only to happily find that they love the new choices. Families are eating the same food, which is a first for many who have tried various diet programs in the past. By helping people gradually adapt their typical foods into the overall meal plan, they see that this is something they can stick to for life.

Strides Toward Progress

The new Your Body, Your Life program has graduated its first class with a slew of success stories from the participants. In just the first couple of weeks, the group lost more than 50 pounds, utilizing total-wellness techniques offered by the team who created the program. In a circular pattern of success, more energy prompts more motivation, and the group has lost the weight and gained new tools on their way to a healthier lifestyle. Program creator and Wellness Coordinator Jason Kennedy saw the importance in a program that would be about permanent results rather than a series of plateaus. “To achieve real and lasting success, it requires a team of people all working together to really help make the meaningful and lasting changes in a person’s life,” he said. “There are so many factors in play regarding becoming healthy that I realized that we needed a program here at the Club that could really make a significant difference in people’s everyday lives,” said Jason. Because every individual has a different body type and lifestyle, YBYL tailors

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its wellness plan to each participant. “Our program is successful because we adapt to the needs of our clients,” he said. But the battle of weight loss encompasses so much more than bodily changes. “I think what makes me the happiest is knowing that we are making significant changes in people’s lives and that they will be healthier, happier and have more energy for years to come as a result of our program.  We are improving the health of our members—one person at a time.” Club Dietitian, Cindy Farricker’s Take When Jason told me about the concept of having a comprehensive weight-loss program at the Club, I was thrilled. Having nutritional counseling, stress-reducing massage and cardiovascular training rolled up together in a weight-loss program is, in my opinion, the perfect approach. Participants in the first group going through YBYL range from young professionals to seniors with a fairly even mix of men and women. Everyone has been successful, and it is rewarding to see folks achieving diet and exercise goals that eluded them in the past.

Cardio Coach, Annelise Digiacomo’s Take Working as a cardio coach has been very gratifying. Many going through the YBYL program have shared with me that this portion of the program is different from anything they have done before. Yes, they’ve done cardio training, but they haven’t really known if the work they are doing is providing the benefits they are seeking. A cardio coach provides guidance through the workouts, education on cardiovascular fitness and information about how the training zones work for members at different intensities.   It’s been exciting seeing the changes in thought perception about cardio just over a few weeks, teaching participants how to utilize time efficiently and working out in their individual training zones that are set using results from their Active Metabolic Assessment. I have already seen many changes, with their starting heart rates lowering, which indicate a stronger and healthier heart. Recovery heart rates are dropping quicker, showing improved fitness levels as well as being able to increase the intensities at which each is working out.   The great thing about the YBYL program is that it is tailored to each person’s specific needs and goals—while some might be looking to lower their blood pressure, improve blood glucose and cholesterol or lose weight, others seek information on how to more effectively work out.  We really are seeing a variety of members come through, and to know that you play just a small part in helping them make new lifestyle changes is very rewarding. 


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Keeping Pace

The weather is finally favorable, or at least more so than it was in January! It’s a great time to get outdoors and gear up for the dozens of marathons and half marathons headed this way. If you’re getting back to running after some time away, or starting up for the first time, you should ease yourself into it. Marathon runner and Bellevue Club Personal Trainer Rusty Pruden uses his experience to offer up some scientific explanations along with solutions. Every marathon runner dreads “hitting the wall,” or being overwhelmed by fatigue before the finish line. Your muscles never entirely run out of glycogen—their favorite fuel—but when they get close, it’s difficult to hold pace. Or it could simply be from dehydration. But training can help. It improves your fatigue resistance largely by raising the threshold for warning signals. For example, training increases the running pace you can sustain without losing pH balance in your muscles. As a result, you

may improve your race time—not necessarily because you are simply able to run faster, but because you can run farther before your brain senses an unacceptable increase in muscle acidity.  The best way to guarantee that you will avoid the wall and achieve your goal time in a marathon is a training plan that culminates in a challenging and highly race-specific peak workout that makes marathons as familiar as possible to your brain and body.  Rusty’s Top 5 Tips for Marathon Training: 1. Learn to listen to your body. Rest when you’re tired, get physiologically tested and train with a heart rate monitor. 2. Establish a plan and stick to it—consistency is key to success. 3. Own two pairs of shoes and rotate them every other day. Rotating through your shoes makes them last up to 50 percent longer, which means you buy shoes half as often.

4. Get your rest. The average person gets an average of 6 hours of sleep a night and requires at least 8 hours per night as a low-impact working adult. For every hour you train a day, you need an extra 30 minutes of sleep on top of the original 8 hours. 5. Have a plan, log it and get your long runs in, gradually increasing your distance with each workout. If you try and complete 26.2 miles too close to marathon day without proper buildup, you’ll barely be able to move come race day. Example of a run to set you up for a marathon: 30 minutes easy 10 minutes at goal marathon pace 1 minute easy 10 minutes at current half-marathon pace 1 minute easy 10 minutes at half-marathon/10K pace

Keep it personal

Personal trainers are available to take clients on Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-7 p.m. and various hours on the weekends. An appointment is required to work with a trainer. For scheduling or general inquiries call 425.688.3172 or email fitness@bellevueclub.com Upcoming Runs in Washington Sunday, April 10: Whidbey Island Marathon & Half Marathon Saturday, April 14: Squak Mountain Half Marathon in Issaquah Sunday, April 29: Everett Heroes Half Marathon & 10K Sunday, May 6: Tacoma City Marathon & Half Marathon Sunday, May 13: Kirkland Half Marathon & 5K Run & Walk Sunday, June 17: Vancouver, USA Marathon & Half Marathon Saturday, June 23: Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon & Half Marathon

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April Pool’s Day By Melissa Stepp, Aquatics Director With the latest technology and continuous staff diligence, we take pride in the safety and cleanliness of our pools, inside and outside. This year, in recognition of ongoing efforts, Washington State celebrates April Pool’s Day on April 21. The Club will host a kick-off for swim lessons, which will include water-safety information and activities, on Thursday, April 19. The Bellevue Club pools are some of the cleanest you could ever swim in. We are continuously fighting germs with the latest and greatest technology behind the scenes, and trained staff work hard on the front lines. Just like learning how to float, taking care of your pool water is all about balance—pH balance. Our primary concern is killing germs like cryptosporidium and giardia, which may cause sudden illness and will shut down pools until they can be decontaminated. The Club chose chlorine as our primary sanitizer and a particular system to deliver it because we know it does the best job. Our system constantly adjusts to what’s going on in the pool. Whether there’s one lap 38 | april 2012

swimmer or 60 kids in the water, there is always enough chlorine to take on the germs. UV Technology is recommended by the King County Health Department and is the system installed in nearly every new or updated aquatic facility. We recently installed the UV light system as a secondary sanitation source. Not only is maintenance easier, but we can actually see the water being cleaned. Under a microscope, you’d see germs disappearing right before your eyes. UV is also an excellent chloramines killer. That’s the chlorine smell. If you smell chlorine, don’t worry, the system, and our staff, knows it’s there and are working double time to remove it. On the front lines, there is at least one trained pool operator in the Club 24/7. Not only do we make sure the automatic system is working, but we also check the water balance ourselves throughout the day and night. That’s more than you can ask for from your local health department or water park. Other factors in balancing our water include our water source, the light, the color of the bottom of the pool and the people in the pool. That’s right, you have the greatest impact on our healthy pool balance.

The CDC’s Six Steps to Healthy Swimming

Three Steps for All Swimmers • Don’t swim when you have diarrhea. You can spread germs in the water and make other people sick. • Don’t swallow the pool water. Avoid getting water in your mouth. • Practice good hygiene. Shower with soap before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers. Germs on your body end up in the water. Three Steps for Parents of Young Kids • Take your kids on bathroom breaks or check diapers often. Waiting to hear “I have to go” may mean that it’s too late. • Change diapers in a bathroom or a diaper-changing area and not at poolside. Germs can spread in and around the pool. • Wash your child thoroughly (especially the rear end) with soap and water before swimming. Invisible amounts of fecal matter can end up in the pool. As a Club, we will continue to work diligently to keep our pools safe and fun to use. With a little help from the swimmers, we can ensure that they stay that way through the warm weather ahead.


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Bellevue Club/ Central Park Tournament In the middle of February, the Bellevue Club and Central Park hosted their annual club tournament. Once again, the tournament was a huge success—there were 496 entries and more than 500 matches played in 10 days! The Mixed Doubles Open Doubles matches, followed by a Pros’ exhibition were featured matches of the night and enjoyed by all. The Bellevue Club also hosted a players’ party on Saturday night with cocktails and appetizers for all the participants. This tournament has become a tradition between the two clubs, and it helps build the tennis community in the area. We are looking forward to next year!

Pictured l-r from topmost photo: Carlos DeLeon & Chris Bingham; Nan Studer & Tamela Sandwith; Chris Romney & John Moskowitz; John Bell & Kurt Larson; Tony Marin, Laura Lund, Julie McDaniel & Doug McDaniel; Sanghee Jo, Yuka Nakaoka, Renee Stanley & Jesse Stanley; James Owen, Michelle Moskos, Heather Mceachran & Tom Clemente; Tim Bernardez & Ralph Katsman. Center, top: Dan Halos & Bob Baucke. Center, bottom: Claire Pirie, Paula Schimkus, Jenny Schell & Kerry Levine.

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Pictured l-r from top left: Maureen Kures, Tara James, Audrey Scallon & Lisa Schilling; Ross Finke, Steve Shimkus, Dan Halos & Mario Lopez; Winnie Kwan, Pauline Snowden, Ari Balkan & Tricia Schroth; Brett Hartzell, Paul Jerve, Matt Haber & Tom Clemente; Marina Abbott & Lisa Nordstrom; Michelle Neal & Linda Reichenbach; Jeff Chaney & Tim McRoberts; Claudia Sadro & Michelle Lin; Shauna Miller, Derek Gates, Crissey Miller & Mario Lopez. 40 | april 2012


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Pictured clockwise, from top left: Ross Finke; Derek Gates; Tony Martin; Julie McDaniel; Mario Lopez; Pauline Snowden; Doug McDaniel. Center: Winnie Kwan.

All photos by Jack Hunter Photography except the follow-

ing on page 39: Carlos DeLeon & Chris Bingham; Nan Studer & Tamela Sandwith; Chris Romney & John Moskowitz; and Tim Bernardez & Ralph Katsman.

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Upcoming Events Recreation Family Gym Night Friday, April 6 and 27, 5:30-8 p.m. Men’s Spring Basketball MembersOnly Draft Register by April 9 at www.belle vueclub.com/recreation. League begins April 17 & 19.

New! Ladies Squash Classes Six-week session, $105/member Beginner Group: Saturdays 9:3010:30 a.m. Adv. Beginners/Intermediate: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Register by calling 688.3177 or on the Members Only website. Kids’ Night Out: Outerspace Adventure Friday, April 20, 6-9 p.m. $33/member

Family Float-In Movie Night Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. Adult Six-Week Sessions: April 13-May 19 Salsa Mondays, 7:15-8:15 p.m. $60/member Ballroom Mondays, 8:15-9:15 p.m. $60/member

Fitness Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga: Law 6 Sunday, April 8, 4-5:30 p.m. $40/member or guest Wellness Speaker Series: Aging through the Decades Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m. $10/member, $15/family

Feldenkrais: Dynamics of Good Posture Saturday, April 21, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $35/member or guest

mingle Business Connect: Animal Wisdom in the Workplace Tuesday, April 10, 6:30-8 p.m., $10 Paper Management Class Wednesday, April 18, 6:30-8 p.m. $15 Dream Interpretation Class Thursday, April 19, 6-8 p.m., $15 FREE! Trivia Night in Cosmos Tuesday, April 24, 7-8:30 p.m. New Member Reception Wednesday, April 25, 5:30-7 p.m. Wine Event with “Wine Trails” Author Thursday, April 26, 6-8:30 p.m., $25 FREE! Singles Mixer in the Atrium Friday, April 27, 6-8 p.m.

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Ongoing programs For full lists of adult classes and events, pick up the latest copy of the Bellevue Club Connector or visit www.bellevue club.com/fitness/BCconnector.pdf.

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cl a s ses & eve n t s Private Dance Lessons (all ages) Private Basketball Lessons (7+)

Fitness See a Group Personal Training or GPX and Conditioning Studio schedule (available at the Athletic Services Desk) for a full list of classes.

Karate Club (7+) Guitar Lessons (9+) Kids’ Night Out (3-10) Racquetball & Squash Ladders To receive your invite, email recreation@bellevueclub.com.

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pril brings more than rain showers. It also brings a movie lull. Caught between Oscar contender season and summer blockbusters, there usually isn’t a whole lot to be excited about—and the weather is often still unfavorable enough that a good movie night might be in order. Here, 10 movies you might not have seen yet, but are worth a shot.

10 Movies you (possibly) haven’t seen

7. Spirited Away

—from Studio Ghibli, this Hayao Miyazaki film is great for families. A little girl accidentally wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches and monsters, trying desperately to find her way back to her parents.

8. Snatch

—Guy Richie directed this film that stars Brad Pitt and Jason Statham. It follows boxing promoters, a Russian gangster, amateur robbers and more as they track down a priceless, stolen diamond.

4. The Iron Giant —One of the best non-Disney animated films, this family-friendly movie follows a boy who makes friends with a giant, alien robot.

2. In Bruges

—a comedy starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson (who you might know from the Harry Potter films). This funny movie tells the story of hitman Ray and his partner as they await orders from their boss in Bruges, Belgium.

9. Good Cop, Bad Cop

—this little Canadian film that no one has ever heard of involves two cops, one from Quebec, one from Ontario and a case that literally lands on their border.

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5. Once

—starring the two musicians that form The Swell Season, this musical follows a busker and an immigrant as they fall in love and work together writing songs. You might have heard a track from the movie, as “Falling Slowly” received the Academy Award for best original song in 2007.

1. Winter’s Bone —an Oscar contender in 2011, this drama about an Ozark girl trying to keep her family intact stars Jennifer Lawrence. If you don’t know who she is, you will—she’s the lead in “The Hunger Games” movie, based on the extremely popular books by Suzanne Collins.

3. An Education

—1960s suburban London is the setting for this coming-of-age story. A teenage girl, played by Carey Mulligan, falls for a dashing older man, played by Peter Sarsgaard.

6. Maria Full of Grace

—Maria, a pregnant Columbian teenager, becomes a drug mule to make some much-needed money for her family in this flim.

10. Midnight in Paris

—nominated this year for an Oscar, Woody Allen’s latest movie tells the story of a writer in Paris who finds he can go back in time.


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