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Anniversary Dinner Pleases Attendees
Dancing the night away at the Rotary dinner.
The Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club marked its fifteenth anniversary with a mellow meeting at
the top of Seattle in the Columbia Tower Club, where 130 members and guests attended a reception, followed by dinner and program. The evening ended with dancing and music
provided by the Garrett Smith Quartet. More
Portrait of a Raffle Winner
Hosted by Dale and Hellen Hemphill at the Anniversary dinner, Bevan Richardson is a native of
one of the British Islands in the Caribbean, an island “near St. Thomas.” He has nine brothers and sisters. Bevan has been an airline steward for 21 years and
presently works for Alaska Airlines. He reports he visits his family at least three times a year. The Hemphills found Bevan to be very bright and personable and very outgoing. His
delightful, but brief comments upon accepting his new yellow Volkswagen were enjoyed by the Club.
Lucky guy, Bevan Richardson
Jim Kincaid, who joined the
BBRC in October of 1998, has resigned from the Club. Jim had a long history of Rotary service in his previous city of Redmond, Oregon, before moving to Bellevue. He has been active on the Rotary
Foundation Committee. The Board of Directors, acting on Jim’s request because of personal and economic reasons, reluctantly approved his request.
A Thanksgiving Thought
Contributed by Earl Falk
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead, and a place to sleep,you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the
agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you
are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
If your parents are still alive and still married, you are very rare, even in the United States.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankfu, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.
If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer healing touch.
If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more
blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.
The officers and directors of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club bring greetings in this
Thanksgiving Holiday! May you and your family enjoy the blessings of the day in peace and great fellowship.
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.
Don’t forget to bring your gifts to the next regular meeting on Friday, December 1. Thanks!
Jane Kuechle shared an
email she received from Stewart Martin this past week:
“Don't think we can come
up for the Anniversary; and dearly wish we could. I've got an Oklahoma! rehearsal that night in Tillamook. Yes, yours truly will be playing Carnes, the gruff father of Ado Annie, the Girl Who
Can't Say No. Not only do I point the shotgun at the Peddler, forcing marriage, sing a little about The Farmer and the Cowman Should Be Friends, but at the end I'm the Judge who frees the hero so he can
marry his girl. Large part for someone who hasn't "acted" since reading Shakespeare in senior year of High School! I'm nervous, studying my lines, and need voice lessons. The musical will be last 3 weekends in January, and first 2 in February, next year. Don't
come, unless you wanna hoot and holler. <smile>” – Stewart
Gentle words fall lightly, but they have great weight.