Friday Jan 8, 2016

Dr. Sameer Gafoor

Medical Director of Structural Heart Disease Swedish Heart and Vascular, Seattle

“Updates in Structural Heart Disease – What This means for you!”

Scribe: John Uppendahl Introduced by: Bob Holert

Speaker Program Notes

Dr. Sameer Gafoor, CVC Frankfurt, Germany and Swedish Heart and Vascular spoke about updates in structural heard disease – what it means fro you.

  • 610,000 people die of heart disease every year – ¼ of deaths.
  • Leading cause of death for men and women.
  • 735,000 Americans have a heart attack
    • 71.4% of them have a first heart attack
  • Early action is critical at first signs of attack because minutes matter.

What are the different types of heart disease?

  • Coronary artery disease – vessels that surround the heart.
  • Arrhythmia – electrical problems
  • Congestive heart failure – overall pump problem
  • Congenital heart disease –blockages, bypass surgery and/or stents help repair issues

Recovery after open heart surgery

  • Requires cracking the chest – “sternotomy”
  • First three months
    • Avoid activities that strain your chest or upper arm muscles; bicycle riding, outdoors, jogging, weight lifting or heavy aerobic excersise.

Recovery after stenting?

  • Walk day of or after procedure
  • Can go through the arm or leg

Percutaneous therapy for coronary artery disease

  • Through the skin, uses a catheter

Issues with surgery

  • Open sternotomy
  • Bypass circulation with a pump

We will be adding his full Power Point presentation which includes some cool videos and lots of useful information for everyone.

Club Business

Board Elections 2016-17

Voted unanimously in today by a general vote of the membership:

Past President: Paul Chapman
President: Mike Ralph
President-Elect: Kaj Pedersen
International Service: Fred Jansen
Public Relations: Chris Boland
Comm service: Adam Milhstin
Club Administration: Tracy Tenhulzen
New Generations: Alexandra Chehab
Treasurer: Jonathan Hera
Rotary Foundation: David Bolson
Sergeant At Arms: Sheldon Sweeney
President Elect Nominee: Morris Kremen

How We Laughed!

Carmela and Chris provided light relief from the pressures of voting with a skit on Club Announcements.  Evidently ANYONE can post ANYTHING on the website (four way test, people – four way test….!)

Club Announcements

Please Log in to make an announcement


Community Service Judges Needed

The BBRC sponsors the Community Service Project prize every year.

DECA is still looking for 30 more judges for our Written Events Evaluation, and could use your help!  Written judging will be open Thursday, January 14 – Friday, January 22. .Instructions on how to pull these projects will be emailed on Thursday, January 14.

The high school DECA students have submitted over 600, 30-page business plans, market research, community service, and public relations projects for State Competition. New this year, you can spend a few hours from the comfort of your home, office, or coffee shop evaluating and scoring these projects online.

Each project should take anywhere from 15-30 minutes to read.  After reading, judges will submit scores following an online form for that specific project.  Judges are encouraged to read 8 projects each, with the opportunity to read more.

Anniversary Party

Cash, Check or Credit??

Social Event  •   Organized by Club Admin: Fellowship Committee


If you signed up (and paid) for your Anniversary Party Tickets at a BBRC meeting, you are NOT on the master list! You must contact Carmela ASAP so we can include you in our counts. Space is even more limited than we thought!! If you know you’ve be procrastinating about getting your Anniversary Party tickets – do not wait for next Friday’s meeting. Get your tickets on the website today!!

Club Admin: Fellowship Committee

Fireside Chat with Mark Hough

By Carmela Ramaglia

Join our very own Mark Hough in the Glendale Bar after our January 15th meeting to hear more stories of his time overseas. Mark spoke on “Implementing US Foreign Policy – Nurturing the Rule of Law in Two Very Different Post-Conflict Countries” last November. One meeting was not long enough to hear about his experiences, what he learned, and what perspectives he can offer. So join us in a “follow-up” discussion of his time abroad.


RYLA Applications needed!

By Madeline Gauthier

Rotary Youth Leadership Award Applications are now sought! We are focusing on 10th and 11th grade students who would like training in leadership. Please contact me for applications. The event is the weekend of March 10-13, 2016. Applications are due by Feb. 12, 2016.

Club Admin: Website Committee

Get YOUR message out!!

You’ll have noticed over the last month that club announcements are now being distributed over email, and posted on the web-site.  Following on from today’s theme set by our glorious SAA:

True or False? (there is a hint – see if you can spot it)

  1. Publishing announcements on our website is really difficult – only someone like your 12 yr old granddaughter would be capable of such a technical feat.
  2. To publish an announcement, you should send an email to Paul Osborn (along with an Imani payment of $10).
  3. You don’t need to put your announcement on the website.  Just announcing it at the meeting will get dozens of members responding immediately to whatever you ask for.
  4. The scribes who write up the meeting notes always get all the details precisely correct when they type up any announcement you make during the meeting.
  5. Anyone can create an announcement on the website, directly from the home page by:
    • Selecting a relevant committee or project from the dropdown
    • Entering the Title, and typing the announcement, and if you like, insert pictures and hyperlinks
    • There are additional ‘easy’ features:
      • Use the ‘Request Replies’ option to create a handy blue button on your announcement
      • Use the ‘Additional Call to Action’ option and a yellow button will take interested members to the relevant project/committee, or to another website of your choice
      • Use the “Announcement Expires on” date for when the announcement should no longer be displayed