Vol 14, No 2     July 9, 2001

The Agros Project

Report From San Antonio

Sergeant At Arms: The Powers Year

Tah Bids Farewell

Friday Potpourri

We Get Emails

Web Fun

John Mix

Jim Kindsvater



BBRC COMMITTEE LISTS lists are available in the Members Only Section.

DISTRICT 5030 CLUB MEETING LOCATIONS are available on the Calendar Page. Use this to determine when and where to make up a meeting locally.

Click here for a New Member application!

The Agros Project

Skip Lee
Agros founder Skip Lee

Rotarians were treated to a fascinating program on the Agros (pronounced ah-gross) Foundation by its founder Skip Lee of Seattle. “Agros is a blend of microlending meeting Habitat for Humanity,” Lee explained. “Since 1982, Agros has grown to where it is becoming a force in helping break the cycle of poverty.”

Lee, a Seattle lawyer, joined with others to form Agros 19 years ago. “The concept was to collect private funds to help purchase land which could then be ‘sold’ to the people who would repay the capital costs from the production on the land. Part of the concept envisions homes being constructed on the land, which the people will work off until it’s theirs.” MORE

Report From San Antonio
“You could have sent me to Scotland or Singapore or Barcelona, but instead, you sent me to San Antonio, Texas!” noted our new President, Steven Goldfarb. Donning a rawhide cowboy hat and attaching a Rotary pin as big as a muskrat swimming the Perdanales, Steve said you haven’t lived until you attend a Rotary International Convention.

Tah Bids Farewell
Pakpoom Saen-jung, better known as “Tah,” gave his farewell remarks to the BBRC Friday, as he prepared to leave later that day for his home in Thailand. He was excited about gaining back the day he lost a year ago! MORE

Thought For The Week
Everything requires effort. The only thing you achieve without it is failure.

Today’s Proverb
Close, but no cigar.
Meaning: Nearly achieving success, but not quite.

Carnival games of skill usually give out prizes to the winners. In particular, shooting games offered prizes, and long ago, they once gave out cigars as prizes. A contestant that did not quite hit the target may have been close, but not close enough to win the prize. Hence, the effort was "close, but no cigar."

This Week
MickeyDon’t miss one of the premier events of the year, the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club’s Golf Outing, this coming Friday, at beautiful Mt. Si Golf Course, 9010 North Bend-Meadowbrook Road S.E., Snoqualmie, Washington, between Snoqualmie and North Bend. Festivities begin at 7:00 a.m., with registration and viewing and bidding on silent auction items and a continental breakfast. Tourney begins with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start and scramble. Non-golfers shhould plan to return for a delicious barbecue lunch at 1:30, when awards will be presented. Tim Moriarty, General Chairman, said that 136 golfers have signed up and “that’s a full field.” Come and enjoy a wonderful morning and Dick Brown Guaranteed Great Weather at the Sixth Annual BBRC Golf Outing! 
GOLFERS: Be sure you check out
Web Fun this week! It’s just for you!

Corner is very busy. Just work hard and be happy!