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Vol 13, No 21      November 20, 2000


John Mix

Wally Mahoney
John Mix



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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

Bevan Richardson
Lucky guy, Bevan Richardson

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.

Kincaid Resigns

Jim Kincaid
Jim Kincaid

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.

Phil Salvatori 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.