Vol. 13, No. 24, December 11, 2000

 Friday Potpourri

The Friday Invocation
Delivered by Milt Douglas

You are not here to merely make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

– Woodrow Wilson
28th President of the
United States

Heavenly Father,

Lest we ever forget, we thank you for sending us on this wonderful journey called life!

We turn to you for guidance in making our journey more meaningful and enriching to this world.

We ask for your blessing on the leadership of our club, so they may continue in so effectively guiding us in service of our greater community.

We also ask for your blessing on our national, state and local leaders that they will make good decisions and serve the common good.

In the name of your loving son, Amen.”

Milt Douglas provided the invocation and led the pledge to the flag [see invocation at right].

Mark Hough greeted three visiting Rotarians and a passel of guests.

Stewart Martin’s 50th birthday was celebrated Friday. Stewart and his wife, Karen, have moved to Manzanita, Oregon, and members were urged to email Stewart with their greetings.

Rourke O’Brien tried to hook Tim Moriarty on a gambling charge, regarding the forthcoming match between Oregon State and Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. The Sergeant At Arms backed off when he realized the Irish had to play somebody! Jay Powers was fined $5.00 for good reason and Chuck Kimbrough was fined $5.00 for aiding a solicitation – he had new windows installed in his home, and his neighbors received a flyer touting the project from the installer.

Donn Roberts turned in his Red Badge for his permanent Blue Badge, the second time Donn, who has perfected the process. Congrats, Donn, glad you’re back home again!

A card was circulated during the meeting for members to sign, sending our condolences to Marina Petribu, last year’s exchange student. Her father passed away recently at their home in Recife, Brazil.

Jenny Andrews circulated ideas for Tah, our Thai exchange student, to join with a BBRC family(ies) and celebrate the New Year. Tah has just moved in with Jenny and Tom, and she was high on our new student: “He’s a great young man … all of us should get to know him better.” Contact Jenny with your interest in New Year’s Eve.