Event Types


A Visit from Our District Governor

Craig Gillis was raised in Williams Lake. He pursued a B.A. (history) at the UVIC where he met his wife Gerry. They ventured to Prince Rupert as high school teachers before moving in 1976 to Campbell River, to teach, retiring in 2008. After serving as a counselor, vice-principal and principal in elementary, middle, and high schools, Craig spent eight years as Director of Instruction (K-12) and Assistant Superintendent for SD 72. Craig and Gerry have their Master of Education degrees. Gerry, a high school counselor, chartered and then sponsored the Interact Club of Timberline Secondary. Since retirement Craig has worked as a SD 72 consultant, coordinating mentorship for principals and vice-principals and facilitating the Aboriginal Education Improvement Agreement dialogue. He works with VIU and the UVIC in Field Services, supervising student teachers. Recently, he trained all workers in Campbell River for Elections Canada. He serves as a B.C. Marriage Commissioner.
A Rotarian with Campbell River Daybreak since 2001, Craig has always had service in his blood. He has served as director/grants chair for the C.R. Community Foundation for seven years. Prior to his year as President in 2010-2011, he was named ‘Rotarian of the Year’. He has served on multiple club committees citing youth activities as a focus---Literacy, Student of the Month, Scholarship, RYE. An advocate of the club’s wheelchair project, he participated in the distribution of 280 wheelchairs to Colombia. He is a multiple Paul Harris fellow and soon a Paul Harris Society member. A perennial presenter at DLTA, he has served as District Trainer, Asia Country Officer and Youth Exchange Chair, and has cofacilitated over twenty Rotary Club Vision sessions.
The Gillises are very proud of their daughter, a clinical psychologist, and their son, a documentary film maker. Their first grandchild recently arrived!
Aug 02, 2018

KBTC is looking forward to welcoming you to our studios on August 9th for Rotary 8’s first ever THURSDAYS AT 5 meeting.  Join us for a sneak peek at some upcoming PBS programs and then consider staying to help with a Rotary 8 Literacy Committee project to get the last of the books destined for Reach Out and Read clinics stickered and packed up for delivery.   Get to know KBTC and participate in a service project at the same time…a great way to Reignite Your Rotary!

Aug 09, 2018
Aug 09, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Aug 14, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Aug 15, 2018 5:00 PM –
Sep 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Imagine Eastside - Coming This Fall

A mother's greif is bringing good things to the Eastside of Tacoma. Shalisa Hayes is the founder of the Billy Ray Foundation, an organization in Tacoma whose mission is to reduce violence and teach young people to be civically engaged while connecting them to educational and employment opportunities. After suffering the loss of her teenage son to gun violence, Shalisa also founded the Mothers of Magnitude (M.O.M.) support network which works to connect mothers of deceased children. Her story has also inspired the building of the new Eastside Community Center, that will be opening in October. Her mantra: “When he died, he gave me purpose”

Aug 16, 2018
Aug 16, 2018 11:00 AM
Aug 16, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Aug 16, 2018 1:00 PM
Aug 22, 2018
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

A Teachers Evolving Mind

Born in Tacoma and and entering his thirteenth year of teaching, Nate Bowling is the 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year and runner-up for National Teacher of the Year. Nate is also the host of the Nerd Farmer Podcast, a podcast about civics, culture, and education on the Channel 253 Podcast Network. He will discuss critical issues facing our community and the public attitude towards them.

Aug 23, 2018
Aug 25, 2018
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Aug 25, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Aug 27, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Tacoma Dome Revitalization

Over the last 35 years, more than 25 million people have enjoyed world-class entertainment and events at the Tacoma Dome. This summer, the Dome is being enhanced with more than $30 M in capital improvements focused on making the live experience even better. Kim Bedier, Director of Tacoma Venues & Events for the City of Tacoma, will review all the exciting developments and what you can expect once the Dome reopens this fall.”

As Director of Tacoma Venues & Events, Kim is responsible for the iconic Tacoma Dome, one of the world’s largest wood domed structures seating up to 22,000, the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, and Cheney Stadium, the historic Pantages and Rialto Theaters, and Theater on the Square. The City’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality and the Special Event Permitting group were recently added to her portfolio. Kim also liaises with Travel Tacoma and South Sound Sports, and is a member of the City’s Executive Leadership team.

Bedier served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Venue Managers in 2015. She is former Chair of the Board of Regents of IAVM’s Venue Management School and Graduate Institute where she has instructed for many years. Bedier also instructs at the annual Asia-Pacific (Australia) Venue Management School and Leadership Institute.

Bedier was named one of five inaugural “Women of Influence” in the venue management industry by Venues Today in 2007. Facilities & Events Management named her one of “Ten Leading Women Venue Executives” in 2016 and an “Entertainment Venue Executive Luminary” in 2017.

Aug 30, 2018

President Tacoma Community College

Having a passion for community college education, Dr. Harrell strives every day to lead a group of professionals in providing the best environment, programs and services students need to complete their academic and career goals.

Dr. Harrell most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Before Georgia Piedmont, he served as the Vice President of Success at Lone Star College, Dean of Student Services at Anne Arundel Community College, Coordinator for Student Affairs at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and Assistant to the Vice President at Tallahassee Community College.

Dr. Harrell is a published author, having written or co-written at least eight scholarly articles and book chapters. He has also served as a presenter at numerous local, regional and national conferences and seminars. Dr. Harrell completed his doctor of philosophy degree (Ph.D.) at Florida State University, where he defended his award-winning dissertation, titled, “Using Student Characteristics to Predict the Persistence of Community College Students Enrolled in Online Courses.” He holds a master’s degree (M.Ed.) from Vanderbilt University, and a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from Wittenberg University.

Sep 06, 2018
Sep 06, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Sep 06, 2018 1:00 PM
Sep 07, 2018 8:15 AM

Sep 13, 2018

ShelterBox Response Team

You will get an insiders view of what it takes to become a ShelterBox Response Team member. 

Sep 27, 2018