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community photoOF NOTE
Baseball Hall of Fame


Member Jeff Cirillo received a nomination into the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. For him, the nomination is gratifying after 14 seasons playing ball, with 112 home runs.

Jeff was a third baseman and a .296 hitter. In 1997 and 2000, he was named an All-Star. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins and the Diamondbacks, where he made his first appearance as a pitcher.

Jeff also shares a major league record with John Wehner, for playing 99 consecutive errorless games at third base.

Now, Jeff works as a major league scout for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, but also finds time to shoot hoops at the Club and stay active with his three sons.

Congratulations, Jeff, on receiving this high honor!

community photoOVERLAKE DONS DANCING SHOES

Overlake Medical Center's annual Bandage Ball is back for another night of dancing, auctioning and mingling for a great cause.

Because Overlake receives no tax dollars, philanthropic events keep it and its services going. The Bandage Ball is a gala attended by 700 of the community's leaders, business moguls and families in an effort to keep the state-of-the-art facilities in their best condition.

This year's event, held Saturday, March 16, at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, will support and fund a new Heart & Vascular Center at Overlake. The David and Shelley Hovind Heart & Vascular Center will be the epicenter of comprehensive cardiac and vascular services in the east Puget Sound.

Overlake serves an average of 100,000 people each year, and is among the top 10 percent in the nation for heart attack response time. It's the only hospital on the Eastside that offers open-heart surgery, a full range of interventional procedures and vascular surgery.

Member Brittany Barker, one of this year's Bandage Ball co-chairs, is also a member of Overlake's young donors group and has served on the Board of Directors for the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce since September. Member Shirley Schumacher is also a co-chair, along with Dianne McLaughlin.

The Bandage Ball was first held in 1960, and in the last 16 years, it has raised more than $10 million.

For more information about this event, visit www.overlakehospital.org/bandageball. For inquiries about attending or volunteering for the event, contact Jennifer Fischer at 425.688.5526 or events@overlakehospital.org.

community photoOF NOTE
Zaarly Makes a Tech Splash


Member Ken Kamada is the co-founder of the new business Zaarly, founded in 2011. His partner, Bo Fishback, asked himself how much he would pay for any given item, and this sparked an idea. After some consulting with former startup lawyer Eric Koester, Ken and Bo decided to head to South by Southwest (SXSW)—a festival in Texas that features emerging technologies, among other things.

Soon, Bo, Eric and Ian Hunter created a prototype that answered Bo's question. "Zaarly, at its core, is a simple request application," Ken said. "Users request what they want, when they want it and how much they're willing to pay for it." Others in the marketplace can then fulfill these requests and make money.

The app drew attention from actor and business mogul Ashton Kutcher. Three days after SXSW, they had a check and 3,000 users. Six months after that, they raised more than $14 million from investors, and Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay and current Hewlett Packard CEO, joined Zaarly's board.

Since Zaarly's beta test, they have posted more than $40 million in requests, and have more than 400,000 users nationwide. "Our original product allowed people to ask for anything they wanted locally to our 'community' of Zaarly users," Ken said. "In return, people around them would make some money selling a good/service or simply by helping them out."

Zaarly has grown to include "Storefronts," where handymen, yoga instructors, personal chefs and many more, can open an online "store" through Zaarly, making it easier for users to find and buy from these owners. Think of it as a combination of Etsy, Groupon, eBay and Craigslist, with a high-end twist. These "Storefronts" are available in Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Kansas City.

Ken is now the CFO and sales director of Zaarly, and is excited by the company's growth. An app is available for both Android and iPhone devices, and you can visit the site at www.zaarly.com.

employee spotlight photoEMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Employee: Sue Marie Cook
Position: Concierge

Worked at the BC for: 4.5 years

Favorite memory made at the Club: The power went out on a stormy night, and then the generator failed. Chef Paul came to the rescue with his food, Hugh saved the day and the staff worked together. I know this Club is a safe place for anyone.

Favorite part about my job: Making BC members' and Hotel guests' requests come true—even shopping for anniversary presents when the husband forgets.

Favorite hobbies: Gardening. I have window boxes my dad made for my house.

Three words to describe me: Multitasker, reliable and crazy (my family and co-workers call me this).

Siblings: One older sister and two younger brothers.

Favorite food: Chicken Caesar salad.

Favorite movie: Any Harry Potter movie. When they're on, I can't stop watching.

I would never: take life for granted.

I just can't live without: my grandchildren.

An item on your bucket list: To see the Grand Canyon

Favorite place in the world: Haines, Alaska. It's very quiet.

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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