Vol. 12, No. 24, December 13, 1999
A Robust Business
Citing key impacts in growing of companies, momentums impact is on the Leadership Model and the role of the Founder or CEO. The key impact of Mass is on planning, input, and measurement systems. And Maturity centers on the key impact of strategic planning and new product development.
The stages of growth described in her charts showed crossing the chasm, breaking the growth barrier, getting big, and restarting. Nancy unveiled a situation matrix that readily revealed the critical, important, and nominal identifiers of situations and fundamentals facing the lifecycle of the modern business.
Every business comes up against growth barriers, where expectations get scrambled. When that happens, you must ensure that the trust youve built up doesnt erode. Highly effective organizations dont exist in profusion almost all are in transit.
John Martinka introduced Ms. Pierce, saying that she had conducted a seminar on organizing growth at the Northwest Venture Group recently. He was glowing in his praise for her companys ability to help companies during this period of extreme pressure on growing successfully.
More details can be obtained by accessing the companys website at www.woodscreek.com. TOP
Sharon introduced Mark Esteb for the invocation and pledge to the flag, while Rick McManus introduced four visiting Rotarians and guests of Rotarians. TOP
Laura Henningson, a senior at Eastside Catholic, was recognized for her activities on behalf of her class and school. A member of the schools swim and water polo team, Laura also participated in the Leadership Team and performed as Senior Class Secretary. She has been a member of Earth Corps and the schools environmental group, and has planned and participated in worthwhile community service. Kim Shrader introduced Laura.
Brynya Woods, a senior at Sammamish High, was saluted for her outstanding career as an All-Kingco and All-Eastside soccer player. With a 3.89 Grade Point Average, Brynya plans a career in education and communications and is hoping for a call to UCLA, where she can continue her soccer playing. Bob Holert introduced Brynya. TOP
Thomas praised the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club for being the number 2 club in the district in support for Rotary First Harvest. Your support purchased 199,680 pounds in this mighty effort. Jeanne presented a plaque to the Club for its achievement. Accepting was Earl Falk, the BBRC RFH coordinator. TOP
A Rotary Rapid Response Grant has helped contain a serious outbreak of polio in Angola. As of June 1999, 896 cases had been reported, primarily in children. On April 15th, Rotary Foundation Chairman Robert Barth approved a grant for $350,000 for operational support of vaccination and social mobilization teams in the effort, which immunized more than 634,000 children under the age of five in two days, April 17-18. (Note how long it took for the funds to be approved to the time the program was implemented.).
Poor sanitation and nutrition, along with civil conflict, have hindered the drive to eradicate polio in Angola. Most victims of the recent outbreak live in crowded sections of the countrys capital, Luanda, where families have fled to escape the conflict. Despite these obstacles, three rounds of National Immunization Days were carried out in June, July, and August, reaching three million children. The PolioPlus Partners Program has provided $305,000 for surveillance and social mobilization activities in support of the immunization project.
If you contact people who dont know about Rotary, this is a prime example of how this organization mobilizes its resources rapidly, effectively, and with little fanfare. And, as the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club has done, Rotary International has achieved the highest ratings for turning contributions into programs with little or no expense. You get your moneys worth when you invest in Rotary, its Foundation, and the BBRC Foundation.
No wonder youre proud to be a Rotarian! TOP
Guido Salvatori has put out contracts on all Rotarians who have gifts for the Giving Tree, but who havent yet delivered them to his office. The Giving Tree supported 85 gifts this year and just a few remain to be collected.
Please wrap the gifts and attach the ornament. Then deliver them to Salvatoris American Business Communications at 13620 N.E. 20th, Suite Q, Bellevue. Or call Phils office at 641-6400 and ask for Lisa. Deadline will be at sundown Tuesday.
Lisa & Phil with
your packages. TOP
For the meat of the holidays, the Club will take a holiday, since the next two Fridays will conflict with Christmas and New Years. Therefore, after Fridays Holiday Breakfast, the next meeting will take place in a new year, Century and Millennium. Dont miss Friday, January 7th, when the stars will be aligned like no other Friday in the Clubs history. That meeting, by the way, will take place offsite at Bellevue Square, where Kemper Freeman will be the speaker. [The Glendale CCs kitchen will be undergoing extensive remodeling during January, forcing the Club to schedule meetings elsewhere during the first three Fridays in January. The second meeting is offsite at Safeco Field.]
Stand by for more details. Access the website when prompted by email to get the latest information about your beloved Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club.TOP
Immediate Past President
Sergeant At Arms
Club Service I Director
Club Service II Director
Community Service Director
Vocation Service Director
International Service Director
Congratulations to these public-spirited Rotarians who will go the extra mile providing leadership to the BBRC in the next few years. TOP
According to Shelley Noble, a gift room will hold all of the gifts available for selection by needy families. Volunteers will help the families select and wrap gifts and generally be of assistance during three shift periods: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and an evening shift. If you can volunteer during any of these times, please call Jennifer Cole-Wilson, (425)747-4826. TOP