IN THIS ISSUE
THIS WEEK’S EDITOR
THIS WEEK’S PHOTOGRAPHER(S)
POINTS OF INTEREST
Bet Your Assets – A Look Ahead At The Financial Markets
Don Gehr, Coldstream Capital
At a tumultuous time in the political history of the country, Don Gher, principal at Coldstream Capital in Bellevue, was
called upon to surmise the impact of last week’s election on the nation’s financial markets. As Don said, “I’ve changed my topic five times in the last 30 minutes based on the close presidential race.” More
Steve Roberts, Chairperson of the Website Committee,
gave a brief recap of what’s happening in the technology department. If the straw poll taken to see about regular website access is accurate, then we’ve got a winner! Steve distributed a paper for
members to list ideas for future uses of the website. The BBRC site will mark its second anniversary in December and has replaced the weekly printing of the club newsletter, Reveille,
to an electronic format. Roberts pointed out that in addition to the new Bulletin Board [BBBB] for inter- and intra-club communications, members can also click on “Email” to send suggestions to the Webgrunt.
The Rotary Foundation awards five kinds of scholarships.
Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarships for one academic year of study abroad; Multi Year Ambassadorial Scholarships for two or three years of specific degree oriented study abroad;
Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships for three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country; Vocational Study Scholarships, available on a
world-competitive basis on a trial basis; and Japan Ambassadorial Scholarships for Japanese language study and internships through donations by Japan districts through the SHARE system only.
Ambassadorial Scholarships are intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition and fees, reasonable living expenses, limited
language training and miscellaneous expenses to a specified financial limit. That limit is $23,000 in the year 2000-2001 for Academic Year Ambassadorial Scholarships.
The Rotary Scholar is expected to be both an Ambassador and a scholar. However, Ambassadorial duties receive priority.
If you know of someone who fits these criteria, please look into the possibility of placing a nomination to our District 5030.
PLEASE DONATE TO YOUR ROTARY FOUNDATION TODAY!
For further information on this or other Rotary Foundation Ideas please contact Dick Clarke, BBRC Rotary Foundation Chairperson.
There is no regular meeting planned
this Friday at Glendale Country Club. Instead, the BBRC will meet at 6:00 p.m. at the Columbia Tower Club in downtown Seattle for the Club’s 15th Anniversary Party. [complimentary parking available
in the building garage]. Learn who the raffle winner is! Dinner and dancing … a wonderful night for all!
NOTE: Because a majority of the Board of
Directors is traveling this week, the monthly Board meeting has been postponed until Tuesday, November 21, 7:00 a.m., at the Bellevue Club. New members are particularly invited as a part of their new member list.
has brought out his Giving Tree for another consecutive year, a project that has brought untold joy to many
children and adults in our community. On the tree are 100 ornaments, to be selected by members at random. On each ornament is the gift desired and instructions for delivering. The Lake Heights YMCA will get 35
of the gifts, with the remaining 65 going to patrons of Hopelink. Be prepared to bring your gifts to the next regular meeting on Friday, December 1. Thanks!
There are two sides to every question. A good politician takes both.