Disability Pride Month Events

There are four events that are happening during the month of October for Disability PRIDE month.

Viewing of 30 days in wheelchair

When: October 1st 9:00am-5:00pm

Where: Library Media Center, Rm D126

Disability Pride Day "Journey to Nepal and Back" Student Panel Discussion

When: October 15th 11:00am-2:00pm

Where: Carlson Theatre

Theater Performance of “Into the Fire

When: October 27th 10:30am

Where: Carlson Theater

Play about the returning Disabled Veterans from the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan

The Ability Experience

When: October 30th 9:00am-3:00pm

Where: Gym

Experience shooting hoops from a wheel chair, or playing games with a blind fold

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Rotaract at Rotary

The Nepal team gave a presentation to about their trip to the Bellevue Rotary on Tuesday, August 4th at the Harbor Club Restaurant. We were featured in their weekly bulletin. Many thanks to our wonderful mentors, the Bellevue Rotarians.

Tiger Face pics as always! Thank Rob 🙂
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New Internship with TRIFC.org

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Rob Rose of TRIFC.org has just launched an intern position with his non-profit org for working on projects for children with disabilities in Nepal. This position is located in Bellevue and meets twice a week. For more info, contact Rob Rose info[at]trifc[dot]org or check out the text below.

Volunteer Internship Position

Length of volunteer service – one-quarter to one-year depending on our needs and the interest of the intern.

Our organization focus is on helping children and adults with disability so a volunteer will most likely be working in these areas.

Possible avenues of volunteer service (This would be dependant upon the volunteer’s interests and areas of study):

1.) Program Development – Take an agreed-upon project concept and develop it from concept to implementation.  This would involve working directly with one of our partner organizations in Nepal.

2.) Fund Development – Research and write grants for projects.

3.) Marketing Development – Help develop and/or maintain new areas of market reach for TRIFC.org.  Social marketing site development as well as development of more traditional means of extending our reach and exposure.

4.) Cultural Tie-ins – Develop programs that would connect People With Disability (PWD’s) on the BC campus with PWD’s in Nepal.

Volunteer Time Expectations – Meet with TRIFC.org representative at least twice a week (one meeting can be.  5-10 hours of volunteer service per week.

Pogacha Photo Gallery

Bellevue Rotarian, Rob Rose showcased his photographs from Nepal for his non-profit organization TRIFC.org on Sunday, June 14th from 1pm-4pm. Our Nepal group was there and sold $220 worth of photo sets. 100% of these proceeds went towards our fundraiser for the Nepal Wheelchair Club.

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Internship Summit Day

On Memorial Day, our group of 5 interns and advisor Jerry, went to Katie’s house for a 6 hour BBQ/work day. We got everybody registered for the online Connect portal, worked on our President’s staff presentations, and planned for upcoming events related to the Nepal Disability Awareness Campaign.

Here’s a pic from that day…
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Bake Sale a Success!

On Wednesday, June 3rd in the cafeteria, the BC Rotaract Club held a bake sale that ran from 10:30am-2:30pm in order to raise money for the Nepal Wheelchair Club. We have a goal to raise $350 for the purchase of two wheelchairs from this club.

From our bake sale, we raised $70 and have another event lined up to help fund raise with the rest of the money. Many thanks to Jenny for using her creativity at the last moment to print pictures of the club for the display and printing out little flags of Nepal and taping them on coffee stirrers from Student Programs! You rock Jenny 🙂

Also, a big shout-out to the Rotaractors who helped staff the table and brought treats that day….Jenny, Michelle, Tagrina, Nidhi, Magenta, Felix, Katie B

See some Pics below…

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Nepal Video Up!

Thank you Marilyn and David for all your hard work! Looks great 🙂