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Know Your WHY!
Introduced by: Bob Holert
In this issue: Business consultant and fellow Rotarian Bill Prater gave a quick hitter overview of what he does. It was fast moving, lively, and laced with examples. Other agenda points were our exchange student, annual turkey drive (not to be confused with membership), student of the month, Partners and Work award, Paul Harris awards, an update on the financial contributions on the Haiti project.
Bob Holert introduced fellow Rotarian Bill Prater. Bill gave a fast paced presentation on the why of it. Why it is important to know how we are hard wired. It is important in forming relationships with both employees and customers. He started with a quote from Mark Twain “The two most important days of your life. The day you were born and the day you found out why”.
Bill said all 7 billion people on the planet are hard wired with one of the 9 “whys”. He emphasized that you have only 1 “why” but may utilize traits of some of the others.
- Contribute to a greater cause. Make a difference
- Create relationships based on trust
- Making sense out of complex and complicated things.
- Find a better way and share it.
- Want to do things the right way.
- Think differently and challenge the status quo.
- Seek mastery and understanding.
- Must clarify to create clarity.
- To simplify.
The presentation was peppered with examples. Bill claimed to be a number 3 but he did a good demonstration of a number 8. To request a complimentary WHY Discover session: Call: 206.922.4343 or Text: MyWhy to 58885
The produce donation in the speakers name was donated by Katherine De Stephano and Escape Outdoors.
An election is looming
The audacious list of candidates to run the club 2015 -2016 was finally released. With jubilation from those chosen and heartache from those left out, here are the candidates
President Paul Chapman
President Elect Mike Ralph
President Elect Nominee Kaj Pedersen
Past President Wendi Fisher (this was an especially hard fought race)
Club Administrator Kaj Pedersen
New Generations Joellen Monson
Membership Girish Bahtia
Public Relations Nic Wildeman
Treasurer Jason Cherney
Rotary Foundation Megan Sweeters
Community Service Morris Kremen
Secretary The competition continues
International Service Fred Janssen
Laura Cossacci started the meeting with a motivational invocation. Alan Forney introduced the visiting Rotarians and guests.
Paul Chapman was doing a yeoman’s job of collecting for the BBRC turkey drive. BBRC has a goal of taking care of Thanksgiving dinner for 50 families. Ann Norman donated Husky football tickets to the cause. They were to be sold and the money added to the drive. The turkey take total today was not available but the basket was pretty full.
Larry May introduced Christopher Gammill as our student of the month from Eastside Prep. Christopher joined a long list of very bright, community motivated students that we have had. He is very involved in everything aeronautic and hopes to be an airline pilot. He was joined by his parents Kevin and Hillary Gammill, along with Paul Hagen, Director of Student Life.
Jane Keuchle accepted a trophy from the Bellevue Noon Club that BBRC won because of a challenge between the clubs in job placements of the Partners for Work program. Partners for Work places challenged young people in jobs they can handle. Jane was too polite to say by how much we whupped them. However we are now in another challenge that you will be hearing more about.
Ariadna Paraira, our exchange student, made an announcement but the exchange students on the West Coast were planning Western Safari. Ariadna will be selling items indigenous to her home in Catalonia at the meeting December 5th. Bring your wallets and purses and let’s help Ariadna with her Safari.
Dick Brown assisted by Kim Shrader handed out Paul Harris awards. Howard Johnson was awarded a 1 ruby pin, Kevin Jewell a 5 sapphire pin, and Alan Forney a 1 sapphire pin. This is Rotary Foundation month and our goal this year, as in the past, is to have every Rotarian donate every year. EREY. If you haven’t already ponied up, please do so and save the committed some stomach acid.
Steve Roberts gave a quick update on the Haiti water project. This endeavor is costing $182,000. There are seven districts involved. $140,000 is coming from the RI Foundation in the form of matching grants. In what Wendi described as magical math, $42,000 in district donations turns into $182,000. Another reason to support the RI Foundation.
The thought for the day was from Erma Bomback: “In my family, gravy is a beverage”
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