Happy Thanksgiving!

RI 2001-2002 THEME

Vol 14, No 20      November 19, 2001





John Mix

Jim Kindsvater



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BBRC is Sweet Sixteen
On a beautiful Puget Sound evening, the Royal Argosy Cruise ship departed Pier 56 for a voyage of lights, good food, and fellowship, as the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club celebrated its 16th Anniversary Friday. Leaving the dock around 7:00 p.m., the BBRC had the ship to itself as it circled Elliott Bay. The Captain even took the voyage to Shilshole Bay for a side visit, nearly to the Hiram Chittenden Locks.

The Anniversary Dinner has been a fixture of the BBRC fellowship schedule the past several years, commemorating the granting of a Rotary International Charter on November 20, 1985. At the same time, the gathering has coincided perfectly with the conclusion of the Raffle, and winners were announced at Friday’s cruise. MORE
Because of some unexplainable technical error – either by the software, hardware, or user (me, John Mix) – the photos taken at the Anniversary Cruise were lost and are not recoverable. I'm am deeply sorry to those of you who posed or were captured receiving special honors. I'm especially distressed that Robin and Steve Stark's pictures are not available, since they came so far to have their pictures taken [“Did not! We came for the party!”]. I ask for your forgiveness for screwing this up. Don't let Jim Kindsvater go out of town ever again!

Raffle Wrap-Up
Kim Shrader, in charge of this year’s raffle, made a brief report at Friday’s Anniversary Cruise, to wind up the raffle for another year. MORE

Board Okays Rotary District Newspaper Insert Project
Assistant Governor Sally Gray, assigned to keep an eye on the BBRC, attended the last Board meeting and proposed a public relations program for which the BBRC can participate – without cost! Other Rotary Districts have sponsored a newspaper insert that features each club and tells the general story of Rotary in the area. Proposed is an 8-page insert, with copy from each of the 11 Eastside Rotary Clubs. Other copy about Rotary will fill out the publication. It will run as an insert to the Eastside Journal on a date in the near future. The BBRC Board approved the proposal.

Thought For The Week
"Some see the glass as half-empty, some see the glass as half-full. I see the glass as too big." – George Carlin

It’s a break in the action as the country gives thanks for all our blessings. Thanksgiving 2001 will truly be a holiday for family, prayers, and reflection. There will be no meeting of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club this Friday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Officers and Board of Directors extends best wishes for a warm and fuzzy holiday.

REMINDER: Regular meetings resume on Friday, November 30, when Maestro Fusao Kajima, Conductor of the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra will visit for his annual Philharmonic update. His is a special program, so don’t miss it!

Several months ago, there were requests from some members to pay their dues by credit card. This is a request from the Club Administrator that those who use this service kindly complete your transactions with your credit cards at the Cashier’s table during the course of each quarter. Sending the information to the BBRC Post Office box only extends this service to an unneeded level. Simply bring your credit card to a Rotary meeting and have the Cashier charge your credit card account the billed amount. There is no need to send anything to the postal box. Thank you.

"There is just enough room in the world for all the people in it, but there is no room for the fences which separate them."