Category Archives: Tateuchi Center

Happy Birthday Susan!

Birthday Girl, Susan Neumann

Jan, Diane, Susan , Londi, Cathi, Suzy

This past week, which has been very busy for me with Alicia’s graduation, Shaking it Up for Science with the ARCS Gala, attending the Women Corporate Directors dinner, attending an all-day Pacific Continental Bank Board meeting, producing and attending two ZINO Society Roundtable Investment meetings, a Harbor Club Board of Governors meeting, a Tateuchi Center Nominating Committee meeting, serving as a finals judge for the Seattle University Business Plan Competition, attending the  Edward V. Fritzky Chair Dinner as a UW Foster School of Business CIE Board member, an Enroute investors meeting, and opening night of Guys and Dolls at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, I took a fun time out to help Susan Neumann celebrate her birthday at The Capital Grille with friends Suzy Krabbe, Londi Burnett, Diane Kuenster, and Jan Rogers.

We usually plan a brief luncheon three times per year to celebrate the birthdays of these friends and Monday was the day prior to the departure of several of the group on a Silversea Baltic Sea cruise.  Happy Birthday and Bon Voyage Susan!

Over 900 for Breakfast!

Jane Hague thanks 900+ supporters.
On Wednesday, Ken and I attended the Gala Kick-Off Breakfast for Jane Hague, who is running for King County Council.  Jane has been a Council Member since 1994.  Ken was amazed at the number of people in attendance.  He said that he had envisioned that we would be attending a small breakfast with maybe a couple of hundred people at the most and he was dumbfounded to see over 900 people in attendance.

Jane’s husband, Ed Springman, had done a masterful job of getting people to organize tables to support Jane.  He was so proud of Jane and Jane did a beautiful job of thanking him from the podium for being her Number One cheerleader and supporter and promised all in attendance that she will win this election.

It was definitely a “who’s who” of people attending from the Eastside and dozens of politicians were there to support Jane’s kick-off.  We sat at Peter Horvitz’ table along with other supporters of the Tateuchi Center including Betty & Kemper Freeman, Warren Koons, Pamela Rolfe, Maxine Barnard, Barbara Morgan, Alka Badshah and Brad Smith.

Honorable Conrad Lee, Bellevue City Councilman, led the Pledge of Allegiance and shared with us how proud he is to be an American.  Honorable Rob McKenna, Washington State Attorney General and Honorable Brian Sontag, Washington State Auditor were on hand to pay tribute to Jane and both admitted that they looked at each other as best friends in Olympia.  The financial “ask” was ably handled by Scott Morris of Trilogy International Partners and Honorable Joan BcBride, Mayor of Kirkland.

Congratulations, Jane!  We are all rooting for you!