Comedy, Economics, and Climate Change
Economist, Environmentalist and Comedian Stand Up Economist
Scribe: Megan Sweeters Editor: Jim Kindsvater Introduced by: Rourke O'Brien
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In this issue
Stand-Up Economist, Yoram Bauman, shares some humor and insight into the world’s carbon concentrations and strategies to reduce carbon emissions. With legislation in the works to introduce a Washington State tax neutral carbon fee, Yoram Bauman and his group hopes to have the state lead to national and international action. Club news includes Student of the Month, World Polio Day, The Rotary Foundation, and Oktoberfest.
Rouke O’Brien introduced our guest speaker, Yoram Bauman, “The First and Only Stand-up Economist” and author of “The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change” and “The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volume 2: Macroeconomics”. Carbon concentrations, burning fossil fuels, air pollution, emissions… Yoram introduces a revenue neutral solution that increases carbon tax and decreases sales tax, B&O taxes and a Working Family Rebate. This legislation will likely be on the 2016 ballot. Yoram Bauman, and his group, hope to have the state lead to national and international action.
Invocation and Introduction of Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Scott Sadler gave the Invocation and led the pledge, and Dan Sullivan introduced visiting Rotarians and Guests.
Sergeant-at-Arms, Tim Leahy, announced the Halloween Costume Contest next Friday on Halloween…
Who’s the scariest, wackiest, cutest, strangest, cleverest of all? Who’s willing to boldly go where no man, or woman, has gone before? Who believes they can take first place in our BBRC Halloween Costume Contest this Friday? Is it you?
Could be any of you! So come decked out in your wildest Halloween costume Friday morning! We’ll decide who’s worthy of “Best of Show”.
And should you choose not to come in costume…..do so at your own risk…..and wallet! Boo! Ha ha ha ha ha……….! So spooky!
Yours truly…..or maybe not…..sinister, scary, bloodsucking,
Student of the Month
Tanya Franzen introduced our BBRC Student of the Month, Belky Martinez Cruz. Along with five AP classes and a 3.5 GPA, Belky helps our at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, is involved in the Totem Pride Leadership and works with children attending Lake Hills Elementary. Following graduation from Sammamish High School, Belky hopes to attend Central Washington University and major in Criminal Justice.
World Polio Day
A District 5030 video and BBRC commercial were shared in honor of World Polio Day. Polio will be gone forever if we see it through! We’re this … close!
The Rotary Foundation
Dick Brown and John Martinka kicks off Rotary International Foundation Month, sharing examples of ways Rotary International Foundation grants allowed BBRC access to projects that influence and change lives. Reminder that each member is expected to contribute at least $100 annually to the Paul Harris Foundation set up in honor of Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris.
Every Rotarian Every Year!
Paul Chapman shared the “Most Commonly Asked Questions about the BBRC Oktoberfest”. Herr Der Wasser has brewed a ton of bier and these girls can’t drink all of it! Make it to the Oktoberfest on Saturday, November 1st at 5:30 PM. Festivities are behind the Lawrence the Florist store in Bellevue. See you then!