IN THIS ISSUE
Raising Capital & Building a Company – The Yotta Yotta Story
A great story about building a new company from
scratch and what it takes to compete in today’s market was the topic delivered by Steve Mattioli, President of Yotta Yotta in Kirkland. “We’re 14 months old, have 120 employees, and
after beta testing, we’re ready to deliver our product. No customer buys technology,” said Mattioli. “People buy business solutions. Our challenge is to be where the market is going.” MORE
Retreat Weekend Coming Up
One of the BBRC’s most significant activities takes place this Friday and Saturday, as the Club gathers for its annual
retreat. Dating back to the spring of 1988, Club members have participated in growing numbers to help plan the agenda for the coming year.
President-Elect Steve Goldfarb is counting on nearly half of the membersh ip showing up at Port Ludlow to ponder painstakin g
paradigms of prodigious partnerships, plying passages of pragmatic predilection, providing the prestige of profound progression to plan a propitious program, producing a period of prosperous and
providential participatory pyrotechnics. This, too, will come to pass. MORE
Port Ludlow golf course
BBRC Press Release
Monday, March 26, 2001
[Ghostwritten by Norm Johnson]
BBRC TO RELOCATE
The Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club, in a surprise announcement, indicated that they would be relocating club operations from the
present site at the Glendale Country Club located in Bellevue, Washington, to a site to be selected in either Texas, Colorado, or Idaho. MORE
District Foundation Seminar April 7
District Governor Nominee Rosemary Aragon is chairing the annual Foundation Seminar, less than two weeks away. Club
Presidents-Elect, Foundation chairs and International Committee chairpersons are urged to attend. The seminar will be held at Bellevue Community College, Room N-201,
on Saturday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
The agenda will cover such topics as Ambassadorial scholars – the nomination and selection of scholars, the interview
process, and counseling. Selection of Group Study Exchange participants will be discussed, as well as inbound and outbound programs and the topic of hosting.
Foundation Volunteers involves University teachers, and the seminar will discuss eligibility and experience necessary.
Polio-Plus and Partners will consist of an update of these programs. A discussion of annual giving programs within each club will take place, including sustaining, dDouble
sustaining, and available credits.
Rotary’s Permanent Fund will explore the benefactor program, bequests, and major donors. The RI Foundation’s Matching
Grants program will reveal more information about Community Assistance Program (CAP), Discovery, and 3-H programs.
Any member of the BBRC is welcome to attend. The program is packed with information about how Rotary serves to
promote goodwill and understanding worldwide. Dick Clarke can provide more information.
Michael Riley, Superintendent of Bellevue Public Schools, will be the featured
speaker this Friday, March 30. Dr. Riley, who spoke to the BBRC a couple of years ago soon after his selection as superintendent, will speak
on “An Update on Progress in the Bellevue Public Schools,” and particularly on how the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs
are driving educational reform. Chuck Kimbrough will introduce Dr. Riley. A delicious 7:00 a.m. breakfast, 7:30 a.m.
meeting, and 8:00 a.m. program this Friday at the Glendale Country Club.
There are a few members who have not been able to respond to a request for selecting a primary mailing
address. This information is necessary for our database. Please email John Mix and let him know whether you prefer BUSINESS or HOME as your preferred mailing address.
A reminder from the Membership Development
committee: If you need a Proposed Member Application, it’s located on the BBRC website, www.bbrc.net. Click on the Members Only tab; then click on the last of the four orange-colored boxes for access to the Application. It is in Adobe Acrobat format,
which means you can print it out. [You will need your BBRC login and password to access this file.]
Also, while you’re on the
Members Only page, check out the third box in that row, which will take you to the Short Version of the Membership Directory. This is also a PDF file. Print it out and it gives you two pages of
up-to-date phone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses for all members. Handy for folding and keeping in a pocket or purse.
The third quarter of the
Rotary Year is ending this week. This means a new quarter begins April 1 (no foolin’) and a new billing cycle means new membership dues billed to you. If you haven’t paid third
quarter dues yet, please do so now, so you’ll escape having a past due balance.
And now, the thought for the
week from this Corner:
"I always prefer to believe the
best of everybody - it saves so much trouble." – Rudyard Kipling
“Go Hawks!” (Uttered by Substitute President Howard Johnson when he couldn’t find anything else
that stirred him. He is referring, of course, to his beloved Kansas Jayhawks.)