Please Note As of July 11th, 2012, Bellevue Overlake Rotary meets from 4-5:30 PM on Wednesdays at Basils Restaurant at The Bellevue Hilton on 112th. We no longer meet at the Harbor Club location. Please come visit us at our new location.
Rotary first came to the Eastside of Lake Washington in 1937, when the Kirkland Rotary Club was formed. The Kirkland Club was assigned a territory that included all of present Kirkland, Bellevue and Mercer Island. This was well before the opening of any cross-lake floating bridges. Bellevue Overlake Rotary Club was chartered in 1980 and sponsored by the Bellevue Tuesday Noon Club.
The Bellevue Overlake Rotary Club is committed to Vocational and Community Service projects, including work parties at Rotary First Harvest, and International Service projects. We initiated a project to provide dictionaries to third grade students at a local elementary school. The dictionary project was so successful, it became a District wide project for Rotary District 5030.
One of the most memorable and impacting hands-on project that is ongoing is our Plant-a-Tree For Citizenship program led by Dick Spady. Plant-a-Tree involves elementary students growing evergreen trees from seeds and conducting a tree planting ceremony a year later. Plant-a-Tree has won national recognition for both Rotary and the City of Bellevue.