Welcome to WBCC’s New Website

This is the West Bellevue Community Club’s new website. It is a work in progress and will be updated over the next several weeks.

Stay Tuned for News about WBCC’s Annual Meeting!

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Lochleven Real Estate Activity

Below please find a chart detailing the real estate sales in the neighborhood for the first half of 2013. As you can see, there has been quite a bit of activity!


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2012 Annual Meeting Notice

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March 19, 2012 Meeting Minutes

West Bellevue Community Club

March 19,  2012

Meeting Minutes

The Board Meeting was held at 7:30 pm at the residence of Gretchen and Dan Dill at 534  97th Ave NE.  Those attending the meeting were the following:

 Matt McBrady – President
Gretchen Dill  – Secretary
Ken Hart – Board Member
Steve McConnell – Future Board Member
Mark Walters
Bob Sheehan – Past Board Member
Scott East – Past Board Member
Doug Leigh – Past Board Member
Chuck Doland – Past Board Member

Attached to the minutes is the Agenda for the meeting as proposed by the President, Matt.

There was much discussion concerning the by-laws of the club and it was determined that at the annual meeting new by-laws would be brought before the members attending. Although, the Club may be in violation of past by-laws, everyone felt that the Club had to continue its existence and that the measures we have been taking would be justified in the end.   It was decided that the annual meeting will be held sometime during the last weeks of May.

Those attending the meeting decided that Steve McConnell with help from Mark Walters will set-up a web-site and email address for the Club.  Any cost incurred would be paid by the Club.

Once the site is up and working, then Gretchen with the help of the City ofBellevuewill mail a notice to every property owner within the Club area to announce the annual meeting and to introduce the web site.  Gretchen will ask The Boys and Girls Club again for a meeting room.

Discussion concerning the permit process and the Bellevue Planning Commission ensued and it was determined that at the annual meeting committees be formed to keep the Club aware of any present and future problems.

The hour was getting late and the meeting ended with the hope that once the web-site was generated, everything would fall in line and the annual meeting would be a success.

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November 14, 2011 Minutes

West Bellevue Community Club

November 14,  2011

Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting was held at Gretchen and Dan Dill’s residence at 7 pm.

In attendance were the following:

Matt McBrady
Dee Dee Fischer
Dough Leigh
Scott East
Dan Dill
Gretchen Dill
Laurie Cansler
Mark Walters
Ken Hart
Chuck Doland

Discussion started with Matt updating all concerning his talks with the Church and the members associated with the Friends of Youth mission.

Mark Walters and Dee Dee Fischer then apprised us concerning their talks with a lawyer and their drafting of the petition that would be signed by the neighborhood residents.  Some talks over the legality of the entire project then ensued with no real resolution.  Gretchen Dill discussed her ongoing talks with the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club and it had been determined that they were also not in favor of having the Young Adult Homeless Shelter so close to their facility.  It was decided that Gretchen would have the President of the Boys and Girls Club write a letter supporting our position.

Unfortunately, it was then determined that somehow our issue with the Church had gone to the internet and that “meetings” with other neighborhoods in proximity to ours were being formed.  The older members of the group were surprised and somewhat disappointed.   It was determined that whatever was on the internet needed to be taken down immediately and that we would proceed as we originally had decided.  We would work with local businesses, petition the neighborhood, receive a letter from the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club, and receive a legal opinion on the usage of the land.

The meeting ended due to the time of night and everyone left with the intention of hearing from the lawyer that was hired by some of the residents in the near future and in receiving letters for the B&G Club along with local businesses supporting our position.

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November 8, 2011 Minutes

West Bellevue Community Club

November  8  2011

The meeting was held at 7:30 pm at the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club.   Notification of the meeting was conducted by a door to door flyer campaign and by street sign placements throughout the community. A total of 54 residents attended the meeting that was conducted by Matt McBrady, temporary President, and Gretchen Dill, temporary Secretary.

First order of business was the election of a Board in order that the meeting could take place.   Elected by the participating residents were:

Matt McBrady – President

Dee Dee Fisher

Gretchen Dill – Secretary

Dan Dill

Joyce Doland  -Treasurer

Ken Hart

It was decided that an annual meeting would be held in the spring of 2012 to elect a new board; however for now the board would stand as stated above so that the pressing issue concerningGraceLutheranChurchand their potential affiliation with Friends of Youth could be dealt with as quickly as possible.

Discussion was held amongst all concerning Friends of Youth and their proposition to Grace Lutheran Church for a 15 year lease of the Education building for a 24 hour 7day a week operation of their Homeless Young Adult program.  A variety of questions were brought up by the residents with Matt and Gretchen answering them to the best of their ability. A ballot to vote on one’s position on this matter was distributed to all who attended. It was determined that 99% of those who attended where against Friends of Youth’s usage of the building.

Individuals then signed up for helping to go door to door throughout the community with a petition asking the Church to reconsider the matter knowing that the community was not in favor of such a commitment. It was felt that the Church is a member of the community and that such a project would adversely affect the entire community and not just the Church.

First the Board would create a Petition that would be a legally constructed document with the help of the many lawyers who attended the meeting.  Also the board would determine other avenues to pursue in order to stop this endeavor by Friends of Youth.

The meeting ended with the knowledge that the Board would notify those in attendance within the very near future of our course of actions to be taken.

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October 24, 2011 Minutes

West BellevueCommunity Club

  Initial Reconstitution Meeting

October 24, 2011

Unofficial Minutes

Attendee List:

Gretchen Dill, Dan Dill, Paul Taipale, Matt McBrady, Bob Sheehan, Kermit Anderson, Dana Syltebo Anderson, Joy Stewart, Paul Measel, Jane Measel , Scott East


A group of neighbors within the West Bellevue Area decided there was a need within the community to re-establish the neighborhood association.  Therefore, a group of prior board members and others from within the community meet to formulate a plan to notify the entire neighborhood and to address some current issues facing the community.

As a group it was decided that an interim board be in place to handle existing concerns that may need immediate response. Due to the fact that the last existing President of the board no longer lived within the community it was decided that Matt McBrady would fulfill the responsibilities of President of the Northwest Bellevue Community Club until the proper procedures as stipulated within the club’s bylaws for electing a new board could be established.  The Treasurer of the club would remain as Joyce Doland and Gretchen Dill would handle the duties of secretary during this interim period.

It was decided that we would hold a neighborhood meeting calling for a new board and to address any issues at the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club instead of the prior meeting location.  Our by-lays state that the neighborhood must have a minimum notification of 10 days of any meetings.  Gretchen will ask the BBGC for a room and the date will be set by October 26 with notification starting by October 28.  Notice would consist of reader boards at the main entrance points of the neighborhood and fliers at individual residences.  The fliers will include a listing of the current issues facing the neighborhood along with a statement concerning how board members are elected.

We then discussed the following issues since they were determined to have a direct impact on the neighborhood in the near future:

1. The updating of the neighborhood comprehensive plan by the City ofBellevue

2. GraceLutheranChurchand the Friends of Youth proposal to create a young adult homeless center on the Church property.

3. Zoning of 3 new homes on one lot and zoning problems in general.

4.  Bellevue Boys and Girls Club future plans

After much discussion it was decided that the most pressing issue was Issue #2.  We decided that the interim board would work with the VueCrest Community Board, Grace Lutheran Church and The Friends of Youth in addressing the concerns over having a 7 day a week 24 hours a day young adult homeless center situated within our neighborhood.  We hope to have the entire neighborhood aware of this situation within 2 weeks.

Another pressing matter at this point was updating the neighborhood’s directory of households.   Joy Stewart and Matt McBrady will spearhead this effort.  Gretchen Dill will investigate if the community still has a website and e-mail address.

It was determined that all further communications with the neighborhood will be addressed by Gretchen Dill so as to free up Matt McBrady in order for him to focus on the homeless youth shelter issue.

The meeting began at 7:30 pm.

The meeting ended at 10:30pm.

The meeting was held at 534  97th Ave NE, Bellevue,WA 98004

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