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New Member Proposed: Bill Knoppi
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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR
POINTS OF INTEREST
Holiday Breakfast Breaks Records
Glendale Country Club hosted a record-breaking crowd for the BBRC’s annual Holiday Breakfast. Chairperson Nancy Isely-Fletcher reported that the final tally showed 88 Rotarians, 49 kids (under 15) and 69 adults (non-Rotarians, 15 years and older), for a total of 206 attendees! A most impressive morning, with everything going like clockwork, Santa’s visit was a highlight (with those two good-looking elves!), along with an inspirational message by Janet DeWater and a chance to meet our holiday family. With the singing, the violin solo by Suzanne Goff, the invocation and greeting of guests, plus a special holiday bonus to the Glendale work crew, the whole program fed 206 people and ended precisely at 8:30! Good work, President Goldfarb! Maybe we’ll have to reassess your job performance for the first half of your term! Happy New Year to all, and thanks, especially, to the Fellowship Committee for its fine program, headed by Nancy and Margie Burnett.
Looking for ROSE Volunteers
The biggest mystery of the new year is “What in the heck does ROSE stand for?” Well, back in the very early stages of this Rotary year, the Fellowship Committee sought to find a tricky name for the various social events they planned. With Club Service I Director Steve Lingenbrink bringing the Committee together, and chaired by Margie Burnett, the Committee selected the acronym “ROSE” to signify these events. ROSE stands for Rotarians’ Outstanding Social Events (Experience). So far this year, two ROSEs have taken place, and the Committee is seeking to plan a few more before June 30.
The Committee is looking for members who might host an event in January and possibly April or May. Your home, clubhouse, or business would be an ideal location. The committee has had some response to prior notices, but they want to make sure that the word gets out to all members that they are looking for hosts, so that everyone has an equal opportunity to get in on the fun. Some Club subsidy is available to help with the cost of hosting these events.
If you’re interested or need more information on ROSE, please contact Margie Burnett, Ph (206) 233-7591. Thanks a bunch!
District Attendance Report
There were no new members inducted in December, but the Club enjoyed its highest membership total ever, with 117. The Club also continued to keep its attendance above 80%, a trend that began back in October. December’s attendance for the Club was 82.62%.
Thought for the Week
"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." – Elbert Hubbard
January 4 – After what we hope was a nice break over the New Year, it’s back to work, with the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club meeting at our favorite Friday spot, the Glendale Country Club. John Rasmussen, past District Governor, will open the New Year with “The Rotary Foundation,” shedding some new light on this wonderful peace-making tool that is at each Rotarian’s fingertips. Don’t miss John’s presentation. Bring a guest! Breakfast at 7:00, meeting at 7:30, and program at 8:00
A new quarter begins with this issue of the Reveille. Rotary’s third quarter (January–March) means a new billing for each member of the Club. A reminder that you have a 30-day window to cover your billing before it moves into the past due stage. You may pay by three different methods: 1) return your check in the envelope provided in the billing; 2) bring your check to any Friday meeting and give it to the Cashier; or 3) use your credit card at the Cashier’s table to charge your billing.
If you plan to contribute to the Rotary or BBRC Foundation and are not on the Club’s automatic billing program, please write a separate check to either “Rotary Foundation” or “BBRC Foundation.” Otherwise, if you are on the automatic billing program, you may pay the amount listed and the Foundation contribution will be automatically sent to the proper Foundation.
You know you are getting old when happy hour is a nap.