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Vol. 13, No. 38, April 9, 2001

 Classification Talk

Doug Engberg
Doug Engberg gives his Classification Talk.

Doug Engberg, classification “Education-At Risk Youth,” and a member of the BBRC since his induction on October 27, 2000, gave an entertaining classification talk Friday. Doug opened with some self-deprecating remarks about his golf game at the Retreat Outing, endearing himself to all the golfers in the audience. Doug won the straightest drive category, but they didn’t say how far.

He then told about running a 5K race earlier in his life, an event with 3,000 to 4,000 other runners. He thought to himself that he had a good chance of winning this thing, so placed himself up front with the rest of those who had similar ideas. Off went the gun and he opened with a sprint. At the end of the first mile, he heard an official say “six minutes,” and Doug was quite please with himself. “At a mile-and-a-half, I hit the proverbial WALL, and that was the end of my race. Life is not a sprint, I learned, but a marathon where you are eager to value relationships.”

Engberg, Kopczynski
BBRC President Cary Kopczynski presents Doug Engberg with his cool Blue Badge.

Doug worked nine years in for-profit sales and the past 12 years in the not-for-profit field. He was an early staff member of Promise Keepers, worked for the Washington Family Council, and now is with Crista Ministries. “When I first visited this Club, I was overwhelmed by your behavior, but immediately thought I could be part of that. I really enjoy being a BBRC member.”

With that, President Cary released Doug from his Red Badge and presented his permanent Blue variety, to the applause of the membership. Congratulations, Doug! You’re a fine, new addition to the BBRC!


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