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Hockey In Seattle
Thunderbirds General Manager Russ Farwell
The Thunderbirds Hockey Club of Seattle has been a mainstay of the local sports scene for years. A member of the Western Hockey League, the T
-Birds play in an 18-team league that features 14 Canadian teams and four U.S. teams.
The team’s General Manager, Russ Farwell, who has had a career in hockey, including a four-year stint with the Philadelphia Flyers, explained the
WHL is minor league hockey, which leads directly to the National Hockey League. “Our players are 16- to 20-year-olds. We have nine players on our squad who are in high school; the rest
are of college age. They all take a full load of academic courses during our 72-game season.” More
Special Email from Rotary International President Frank Devlyn:
To All U.S. Rotary Club Presidents, Secretaries, and other interested U.S. Rotarians:
I am writing to make you aware of a new program to support Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. As you may be aware, the Board of Directors of
Rotary International (with the concurrence of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation) recently approved a new credit card in the U.S. that will bear the name and emblem of Rotary
International. All royalties generated from purchases using this officially approved credit card will go directly to TRF.
Because of the importance of this program in supporting The Rotary Foundation, I am asking for your help in informing the members of your club
about this credit card. Obviously, the sooner members of your club obtain the Rotary credit card, the sooner the programs of The Rotary Foundation will benefit. Therefore, I am asking you to
inform the members of your club about the credit card not later than December 15. Application forms are currently available from either your district Foundation chair, district governor, or
by following a link provided at the RI website.
Additional information regarding the New Rotary International Credit Card Program can be found on page 12 of the October issue of The Rotarian.
Yours in Rotary,
Frank J. Devlyn
President, Rotary International
Dick Clarke, Mr. Rotary Foundation, gave a pitch to help him get rid of $5,000 made available by the BBRC Board of Directors. The money is a matching program of
contributions to the Rotary Foundation. For new members just starting their participation in this program, Dick will offer $200 to first time contributors and $100 to members going for their additional Paul Harris
Fellow. Bob Moloney rose to comment about the various corporate matching programs that companies offer. “If you’re a new Rotarian, you could contribute $200, Dick would match that figure and your company may
match with another $200 … it’s a great way to accelerate your drive to become a Paul Harris Fellow.”
It is with deep sympathy that the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club notes the October 10th passing of Kenneth J. Luplow,
father of BBRC member Steve Luplow. A long-time Boeing employee, Mr. Luplow was a charter member of the first Boeing sales organization. He specialized in international sales until his retirement in 1982. Mr
. Luplow is survived by his wife Sally, sons Ken, Jr., Peter, Steve, and five grandchildren. Remembrances can be made to the Museum of Flight or Hospice of Seattle.
Everyone is unselfish when it comes to giving advice.