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community photoWEDDED BLISS
A fairy-tale wedding at the Bellevue Club

By Allyson Marrs

She found the ring in the glove box. On their way back to Portland from Seattle, after visiting Subrina's mom in the hospital, Subrina opened the glove box and stumbled upon a ring. Scott pulled over at Exit 114 and asked her to marry him, right there on the freeway.

They met at work after a less-than-perfect romantic whirlwind, but Scott's persistence paid off when Subrina finally decided to go out with him.

On Aug. 11, 2012, the two were married at the Bellevue Club.

community photoSubrina's family have been BC members for 25 years. "We have many reasons for why we chose the BC for our wedding venue, but they all pertain to my mom and the fact that she is alive today because of her membership and her commitment to the Club," Subrina said.

Her mother has dealt with serious health issues during the last year, but doctors were impressed with her physical condition. "Her strength is a tribute to her membership," Subrina said.

So, for the happy couple, the venue decision was an easy one. "The Bellevue Club represents family to us. It is why we all could be together to share in my husband's and my special day. It is class, style and good taste."

community photoSubrina and Scott had a traditional Hindu wedding, complete with two bagpipers and a drummer. Catering Director Jill Parravano worked with the couple's wedding planner to make their fantastical plans come to life, including a processional from the street to Club property with a horse and music, and many personal touches in the courtyard and the Olympic Ballroom. The ballroom had a "mandap" (a traditional Hindu hooded canopy), and the room was filled with Bhangra music to keep the guests dancing all night.

"Jill ensured that the dining room was transformed perfectly, and allowed our wedding planner to bring in my husband's favorite beer for our wedding—a huge deal, I mean it," Subrina said.

Adding personality and special touches during guests' wedding days is something that the Catering Department strives for. It's another reason why there is only ever one wedding in a day. The Catering Department, the Club and the Hotel want to devote the whole day to making your wedding as special as it should be.

"Jill made our dream wedding come true. My husband is the man of my dreams, and the Bellevue Club was the only location we even considered. She coordinated with our wedding planner and vendors to create a traditional Hindu wedding in the city."

If you're interested in renting out the Olympic Ballroom for a wedding, or any other special event, call the Catering Department at 425-688-3382. Their staff is willing, and eager, to plan event details with you to ensure that it's exactly as you hoped it to be.

community photoDEFINING LOVE
As explained by kids


We asked the youngest Bellevue Club members how they would define love. In celebration of Valentine's Day, it's fun to ponder, and to realize the many ways it can be answered. For most adults, it's a tough question, but these little ones had some interesting, and quite literal, insights.

"You love your mom and dad." —Ava Gurlanick, 5

"Love means you really love somebody." —Skylar Stott, 5

"You be nice." —Vaughn Ederer, 5

"You trust each other." —Jacob Lowden, 6

"I say, 'I love you' to mom." —Parker Holmes, 7

"Mom." —Sam Weichbrodt, 4

"My sister being nice to me." —Bridge Gerry, 4

"It means you love them a lot." —Ava Williamson, 4

employee spotlight photoEMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Employee: Tamara Sagdai
Position: Housekeeping Supervisor

Worked at the BC for: 17 years

Favorite memory made at the Club: The holiday gift exchanges with my team. We sing songs from everyone's countries, and try food from all over the world.

Favorite part about my job: It's different every day—from the guests I meet, to my co-workers' many different cultures.

Favorite hobbies: Cooking, fishing, doing puzzles, dancing, reading and working on my garden.

Three words to describe me: Organized, kind-hearted and compassionate.

Siblings: One older sister.

Favorite food: Russian piroshki.

Favorite movie: "It's a Wonderful Life."

I would never: forget the years I worked with Mary Wieth—the Executive Housekeeper.

I just can't live without: Grandchildren.

An item on your bucket list: To build a home with a water view, so I can sit on the patio with my family and enjoy a glass of wine.

Favorite place in the world: The city where I grew up—Grodno in Belarus.

In the Cards
Membership Card Reminder
In order to protect the Bellevue Club’s private membership status, every member who enters the Club must have his or her membership card swiped by a staff member.

Although most members become familiar faces around the Club, the card scanning policy helps stop unauthorized use by nonmembers and members who have been suspended or left the Club. Also, the use of membership cards creates a more efficient entrance environment, in contrast to manually entering each member into the computer.

For those with lost or missing cards, be sure to tell the Athletic Entrance representative so they can order you a new card. We completely understand that you may occasionally forget or misplace your membership card. However, any member who refuses to comply with our card-scanning policy will be subject to disciplinary actions.

Be Our Guest:
Guest check-in procedures
Guests are always welcome at the Bellevue Club. We encourage members to bring a guest for the day to enjoy use of the facility. All guests that are brought to the Club shall abide by the Rules and Regulations of the Bellevue Club. This includes checking in. To ensure that guests are eligible to use the facility, we ask that all members abide by the following rules:

• The same guest may visit the Bellevue Club once per month, but not to exceed two visits within a six-month period. The Bellevue Club does offer multi-day and weekly passes through Membership Services.
• The sponsoring member must be present with the guest upon check-in. The only exception is with special passes or arrangements made in advance through Membership Services.
• All guests must fill out a Guest Registration Form, which is to be signed by both the member and guest.
• All guests are subject to pay a guest fee upon check-in. The fee is $16 for an adult and $8 for a junior.

All the News that's Fit to Blog
Bellevue Club launches blog and Twitter
There’s officially a new blog on the block. The Bellevue Club recently launched a new media outlet with all the latest information and member news on the Eastside at www.bellevueclub.com/blog.

Created as a place for members to stay connected to the Bellevue Club community, the new blog is focused on posting timely stories and announcements about member and Club happenings. Along with member news, also look for fitness tips, recipes, social events and class updates.

If you or somebody you know is hosting a charity event or you recently won an award, the Bellevue Club Blog wants to hear about it. Send all interesting news items and tidbits to reflections@bellevueclub.com.

In addition to a shiny new blog, the Bellevue Club is also on Twitter. Follow the Club at www.twitter.com/BellevueClub to get last-minute class openings or cancellations, parking alerts, special offers and weather-related announcements, as well as information about community events in Bellevue.

Nominate a Member for a Profile
Do you know any members who have special talents or athletic abilities, unique hobbies, far-flung travels or interesting careers, volunteer or charity work? We are looking for members to feature for profiles in future issues of REFLECTIONS, and we’d love to hear from you. Call 688-3162 or e-mail reflections@bellevueclub.com with your nomination.

Sign Up for E-Mail Alerts
Bellevue Club members can now sign up to receive e-mail alerts about the latest fitness classes, social events, construction updates, restaurant specials and more. Visit https://members.bellevueclub.com and click on “Subscribe to E-mail Alerts.” From this screen you can sign up to receive specific e-mail alerts about various departments at the Club. Tailor individual alerts to exactly what you want to know about at the Club, from last-minute tennis court openings to promotions at the Spa. Receive only the information you requested, and unsubscribe or change alerts at any time. If you have questions about
e-mail alerts, contact the web coordinator at 688-3293 or e-mail webcoordinator@bellevueclub.com.

See What’s Happening ‘This Week’
Stay up to date on the latest construction news, classes and happenings at the Bellevue Club with the new “This Week at the Club” page at www.bellevueclub.com/thisweek. The link will provide information about special events, current specials, promotions and sales around the club, upcoming events, construction updates, parking alerts, membership information and more.

Use Automatic Deduction to Pay your Club Bill
The Club accepts automatic deductions from your checking or savings account as a convenient, dependable and safe way to make your monthly Club payment.

To sign up for our automatic deduction program, pick up an Authorization Agreement form at Membership Services and return it with a voided check or preprinted savings withdrawal slip.

Once you drop off the completed form, we’ll withdraw your payment directly from your checking or savings account. Automatic deduction payments are made on the 15th of the month and will be reflected on your bank statement. We will continue to send you a monthly Club statement of activity for your review. For more information, please call Membership Services at 688-3221.

Parking Lot Theft Alert
There have been a number of automobile break-ins at the Club due to valuables being left unattended in cars. To reduce the possibility of this happening to you, please never leave valuables—or for that matter, anything—in your car. Do not hide items in your car, either. We have extended security’s presence in the parking lot as well as having the Bellevue Police provide random surveillance throughout the day and evening.

If you observe any unusual activity, please report it to the Athletic Desk immediately.

Locker Room Reminder
Please note that all members under 16 years of age are required to use the Family/Children’s locker rooms. Opposite sex children under 6 years of age are permitted in the boys or girls locker rooms when accompanied by an adult. Please be aware that adults do use these locker rooms. If you are uncomfortable for any reason please contact the Athletic Desk and we will arrange for a staff person to assist your child.

Club Employment Not Available for Members
Please remember that the Bellevue Club does not employ Club members, including Junior and Intermediate classifications. We appreciate your understanding and hope you will continue to enjoy all the activities available at the Club.

Child Care and Kids’ Camp Sick Policy
Please do not bring your sick child to the Child Care Center or Kids’ Camp. This includes a child with a cold, runny nose, cough or fever. We ask that you respect this rule for the protection of other children and our staff.

Reminder for Parents Regarding Junior Members
Summers are a busy time and we have many youngsters in the Club every day taking classes and camps. Please remind your children of the following junior member rules to make time in the Club more pleasant for everyone.
• Junior members shall use the Athletic Entrance upon entering and exiting the Club except when accompanied by a parent for dining purposes or when attending a social function.
• Junior members under 12 years of age shall be accompanied by a parent while in the Club unless participating in a supervised class/activity or open swim.
• Junior members 12 years of age and older are allowed to bring a guest without having their parents present. A membership card or identification must be presented at the Athletic Entrance.
• Junior members 16 years of age and older may use the adult locker rooms. All other junior members shall use the children’s locker rooms.
• Junior members are not permitted in Polaris restaurant, Cosmos, the ballroom or conference rooms, or hotel guest areas unless accompanied by a parent or while attending a supervised class/activity.
• The Junior Activity Lounge is provided for junior members. No rowdiness or foul language is allowed.
• Junior members shall use the Athletic Entrance upon entering and exiting the Club except when accompanied by a parent for dining purposes or when attending a social function.
• Junior members under 12 years of age shall be accompanied by a parent while in the Club unless participating in a supervised class/activity or open swim.
• Junior members 12 years of age and older are allowed to bring a guest without having their parents present. A membership card or identification must be presented at the Athletic Entrance.
• Junior members 16 years of age and older may use the adult locker rooms. All other junior members shall use the children’s locker rooms.
• Junior members are not permitted in Polaris restaurant, Cosmos, the ballroom or conference rooms, or hotel guest areas unless accompanied by a parent or while attending a supervised class/activity.


 


 
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