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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR
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POINTS OF INTEREST
Untangling the Traffic Mess
Kevin Murphy, Puget Sound Regional Council
Destination 2030 is the name of the regional transportation plan, a comprehensive road map devised by the Puget Sound Regional Council which is due
to be released in early 2001. Kevin Murphy, transportation planner with the Council for the past 4 1/2, years spoke to the BBRC Friday to explain the plan.
“This initiative has been underway for over two years, bringing together four Puget Sound counties – King, Kitsap, Pierce, and
Snohomish – dozens of cities in each of these counties, and cooperative efforts with state agencies,” explained Murphy. “The Council has set priorities with the task to end the ‘roads
versus transit conflict’ and adopt a plan that will carry us out 30 years.” More
New Paul Harris Fellow
Dick Clarke & Sharon Edberg
Sharon Edberg became the proud bearer of a Rotary sapphire pin, as she honored her husband Gordon with a Paul Harris Fellow. Dick Clarke, RI Foundation
Director, made the announcement and pinned on the pin.
Board Pix Mix
The Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club Board of Directors has hired John Mix to be Club Administrator. Mix served in a similar position
for four years from 1989 to 1993. More
Raffle Recount Continues
Although the car has been awarded to a lucky raffle ticket holder (#16091), the Election 2000 raffle campaign ended with a .08% margin for winner Dick Brown
, presidential candidate for the Tories. Brown edged out Jim Zidar of the Whigs. Immediately after certification, the whole mess ended up in Judge Jenny’s court. Stay tuned.
Rotary Minute vs. Judge Jenny
President Kopczynski revealed that the BBRC had
more “Steves” than any other club in Rotary. That brought on Judge Jenny, who confirmed that Rotary International bylaws allowed a club only 3% “Steves,” while the BBRC had 7%.
Requiring all answers to be three words, “Yes, Your Honor,” the Judge decreed that the Club would increase its total membership to embrace the present 7%, or that half of the
“Steves” would change their names. “Yes, Your Honor!”
Cary continued with his Rotary Minute by pointing out that Orville Wright was a member of the Dayton, Ohio, Rotary Club, and that the
three avenues of service were expanded to four in the 1980’s when Vocational Service was added. Another first was the first club project: a “comfort station” in Chicago City Hall, by Rotary’s first club in 1907.
This Friday’s program will
explore the topic “Forest and Fish Forever: How the State’s Forests and Fish Plan protects salmon habitat and water quality.” Bill Wilkerson
of the Washington Forest Protection Association will be our guest.
For those members who haven’t picked an ornament from the “Giving Tree,” you might give Phil Salvatori a call/email to see if there are any last
-minute opportunities. One hundred ornaments lit up the tree at the start of the project, and fewer than 15 were left on Friday. Gifts will be distributed to 35 Lake Heights YMCA families and 65 individuals at Hopelink.
Remember that applications are now being accepted for year 2002-2003 ambassadorial and cultural scholarships. Ambassadorial
scholarships are for a one-year term and are for up to $25,000. The cultural scholarships are for a six-month term for up to $19,000.
Rotary District 5030 plans to award three
ambassadorial and two cultural scholarships. Applicants cannot be Rotarians or children or grandchildren of Rotarians. Application deadline is June 1, 2001. For further information or application
forms, please contact either Dick Clarke or Kevin Jewell. Information can also be accessed at the Rotary International website.
Don’t forget that your online holiday shopping can benefit Healing The Children-Western Washington & Oregon
Chapter [HTC-WWA-OR]. Just click on the marketplace link on their
website and do your online shopping. HTC-WWA-OR receives a portion of every sale!
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.