Friday Jul 29, 2016

Ted Baseler

President & CEO Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

“String of Pearls”

Introduced by: Chuck Kimbrough

     Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is the ‘String’. Our collection of estate wineries are the ‘Pearls.’ We call this our ‘String of Pearls,’ describing a collection of estate wineries whose vineyards produce some of the best wines in the world.

     Significantly, it also highlights our company philosophy: We believe that each “pearl’s” luster is best revealed when the vineyard and wine-making decisions are made on site by the people who grow the grapes and make the wine. The Ste. Michelle Wine Estates company is simply the “string,” providing administrative and financial support for these extraordinary wine properties.

      Ste. Michelle Wine Estates President and CEO Ted Baseler notes, “With Chateau Ste. Michelle as our first pearl, over the years we have developed or acquired other wineries that meet our high standards of quality and whose wines are distinctive. These wines reflect the place where they are grown.”
     From Washington State’s short, warm summers and sparse soil, to the cooler climate and mineral-rich soil of the Willamette Valley to the complex soil and longer, hot summers of the Napa Valley, the terrier of each pearl on our string is as unique as each wine in our portfolio.

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By Paul Osborn

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Je vous ecris ce petit mot pour vous exprimez ma gratitude de m’avoir accueillie cette année, l’ambiance du Bellevue Breakfast Botary Club va beaucoup me manquer ! Je vous souhaite une bonne vie a tous et j’espère vous recroiser !

Léo

Executive Committee

"I wouldn't want to belong to any Committee that would have me as a member"

By Michael Ralph

…but there are perks to membership….

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Community Svc: Service Projects Committee

Congregation For The Homeless / St. Thomas Church

By Adam Mihlstin

A big shout-out to several Club members.  The St. Thomas Church reached out to BBRC last week in hopes we could support their efforts to house and feed 30 homeless men for the month of July.

The original request was to sponsor one lunch.  With the generosity of Fred Barkman, Brian Evison, Paul Cunnington, John Schwager, Colin Radford and Adam Mihlstin we raised over $200 and procured bread, deli meats, fruit, chips, snacks and bottled water for 3 to 4 days of lunches.

Thank you gentlemen!

Int’l Svc: World Community Svc Comm.

An update from Enky and Imagine Scholar

By Fred Janssen

Hello Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club,
We hope this message finds you well.
Firstly, we’d like to share our exciting news!  Imagine Scholar’s new and improved website is now live: imaginescholar.org Please check it out and let us know your thoughts.
More importantly, attached is your second quarter update from Enky. Enjoy!

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If you have any questions for Enky or would like to write her, please feel free to utilize me as your liaison.  I’d be thrilled to help you get to know her more.
All the best,
Megan on behalf of Imagine Scholar

Megan Nellis

Program Director
www.imaginescholar.org
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