RI 2001-2002 THEME

Vol 14, No 10      September 10, 2001


John Mix

Jim Kindsvater



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Doug McLean
Doug McLean

Thriving in a World of Consolidation With Bubbles McLean
Talking Rain
CEO and President Doug McLean brought with him memories of being a member of the BBRC. “It’s been almost seven years since I left the Club. I brought gifts with me, because I know you’ll be easier on me!” Doug had outfitted everyone with a ticket stub and conducted a raffle as the first order of business. Bob McNulty won a stylish Talking Rain blanket; Dick Clarke won a case of AirWater; Carol Hoeft won a case of flavored sparkling water. Before the morning was over Doug had raffled off about a dozen items. Everyone received the patented Talking Rain plastic bottle. MORE

Service Planned
A BBRC member for five years in the early 90’s, Hope Tuttle succumbed to cancer on Saturday, September 1, in Bellevue. She is survived by her sons Brooks and Jeff and daughter Amy. She had her share of friends in the BBRC, as she fought the disease with vigor, and her wry humor. She will be missed.

A service for Hope is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 15, at St.Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 N.E. 12th St., Medina. Remembrances in Hope’s name can be sent to the Seattle-King County American Red Cross, P.O. Box 24325, Seattle, WA 98124, or to the Dr. Henry Kaplan Research Fund, 1221 Madison St., Seattle, WA 98104.

District Night at the Mariners

Dick Clarke
Dick Clarke

John Klaus, of the Redmond Club, told the Club about District 5030 Mariner’s Night, Saturday, September 15, against the Texas Rangers. Dick Clarke, local District Baseball Chairman, said as of Friday morning, there were 19 tickets available, going for $45 each. The evening begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Convention Center, across the street from Safeco Field, for a session with a couple of Mariner players, a before-game meal, and good seats, Check with Dick Clarke for tickets.

Homeless Youth Project

Susan Harrison
Susan Harrison

Not only does Rotary sponsor the Homeless Youth Project at Sand Point in Seattle by having fundraisers throughout the year, but BBRC Board Member Susan Harrison told the Club Friday that food is collected, cooked, and served for the youth on Saturday nights. For the weekend of September 22, they need 20 boxes of macaroni and cheese, along with green beans, chili, and bananas. You’ll note that all of this is soft food because their teeth are so wretched. Contact Susan for more details

Issaquah-Redmond Rousers Fundraiser
Clint Merriman, Issaquah Rotary Club, reported on their new project, teaming with the Redmond Rousers. Shawn Shippler, a student at Skyline High in Sammamish, was running track last spring and collapsed. EMS arrived and brought him back, but, unfortunately, the young man suffered brain damage and remains in a comatose condition. The project proposed to raise funds in Issaquah and Lake Washington School Districts to purchase Automated External Defibrillators. They are $3,500 a piece, and $30,000 are needed to cover the schools in each school district. Merriman reported they’re almost to their goal. On September 29, the clubs will have a live auction of Mariner collectibles to raise the final $5,000.

Eric LeMay, son of the late Harold LeMay, will take us on a tour in some of America’s great cars, all collected by the senior LeMay. “Take a Ride Through America’s Past” is the topic, and you won’t even get car sick because this program’s at Glendale! Breakfast at 7:00 a.m., meeting at 7:30, and program at 8:00. Bring a guest! Go to the Calendar to find a map to the Glendale Country Club.

Keeping track of make-ups at other clubs is a satisfying duty. This shows that members take attendance seriously. However, all too often, the make-up club doesn’t fill out the card completely. Mostly what’s missing is the date of your make-up. Our Clubmate Software asks this question and doesn’t like it if it’s left blank. Also, we need the date you’d like the make-up applied to the BBRC Attendance Chart. Sometimes, the name of the make-up club is not indicated, and the software wants to know that, too.

Since all Rotarians are trustworthy and believe in the 4-way test, the use of email is permissible to notify the BBRC. Just send your make-up information to Secretary Terry Peterson at, with a “cc” to John Mix at Be sure to include your name, the make-up club’s name, date you attended, and the date you want the attendance applied.

Oh, and keep those First Quarter Dues checks coming! If you’ve lost or misplaced your billing, which was dated July 26, 2001, contact John Mix immediately.

Water, taken in moderation, never hurt anybody.