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Vol. 14, No. 33, February 18, 2002

Proud Retreat Tradition Continues

Kim Shrader
Kim Shrader

One of the most successful activities of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club is the Annual Club Retreat. Dating back to 1988, the BBRC retreat attracts over 50% of the membership, which makes it truly an exercise in leadership by those attending.

Kim Shrader, President-Elect, is Chairperson of this year’s Retreat, which is behing held once again at Port Ludlow, this year on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6. “This is a time for fellowship and truly fun events,” said Kim. Norm Johnson heads up golf Friday afternoon, followed by a reception and dinner Friday evening, where Kim promises a “mystery speaker.”’

After breakfast on Saturday, the retreaters will dig in to provide feedback on how they’d like the BBRC to look in five years. That session goes from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

The annual mad dash to the Kingston Ferry follows. A registration form will soon be posted on the website and more details will follow. This is important stuff, so put it on your calendar: 2002 Retreat, Port Ludlow, April 5-6.

From the Reveille, Volume 1, No 13, May 1, 1989

Advance to the Retreat

Last year (1988), 25% of the membership of the BBRC carved time out of their busy schedules to attend the first ever Club retreat. It’s that time again, and President-Elect Don Deasy puts out a call for the Club to match last year’s participation.

Everyone is urged to attend the 2nd Annual Planning Retreat. This working weekend is designed particularly for old and new officers, directors and committee chairs. The scene is Dr. Dan Brzusek’s Hideaway on Whidbey Island and the dates are May 12 and 13.

Those attending are asked to assemble at the SE 8th Bellevue Park ‘n’ Ride at 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 12. Please contact Don Deasy if you plan to attend. The retreat winds up Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Cost is $15.00.

From the Reveille, Volume 1, No 15, May 15, 1989

Planning Retreat Near Useless

The BBRC’s 2nd Annual Planning Retreat was held this weekend at Dan Brzusek’s residence on Whidbey Island, near Useless Bay, with 30 members attending. Moderated by President-Elect Don Deasy, the purpose of the retreat was to ferret out all the good ideas awaiting germination by those attending.

Opening with a warm-up brainstorm session, conducted by our own Dennis Newell, the group defined several areas of interest, including Fellowship (how to expand it); Service (how to perform it); Fundraising (how to raise the money); and Club Operations (how to be more efficient). After an evening of fun and fellowship and overnight “rest,” the scene shifted to the Useless Bay Golf & Country Club for the balance of the session.

Subhead to “Continued on Page 2 - Useless Discussions”

Again with Newell leading the discussion, the balance of the meeting was devoted to a “think tank” session, seeking to nail down some positive results from the brainstorm ideas of the night before and put them in a useful form to implement in the coming year. After a 1:00 p.m. adjournment, the group adjourned and returned to the mainland.

Next year’s motto for Rotary is “Enjoy.” With this in mind, President-Elect Deasy proposed to do just that through fellowship and service, member involvement, contributions to the community-through stressing quality not quantity-and doing it all through broad-based teamwork. Assessing the work accomplished, Deasy commented that “the strength of our club lies in the willingness of its members to participate, as witnessed by the great turnout this weekend. And, of course, future planning is the key to a successful new Rotary year.”

Attending the retreat were: Paul Baker, Tony Banks, Chuck Barnes, Sam Bisignano, Bob Brady, Dick Brown, Dan Brzusek, Doug Cameron, Don Chandler, Dick Clarke, Don Deasy, Vern Dwight, Ted Ederer, Larry Gallagher, Jim Givan, Ron Healey, Jerry Jerome, Chuck Kimbrough, Ron Luhman, Rick Meadows, John Mix, Bob Moloney, Dennis Newell, Maura O’Brien, Ron Overholt, Jim Owens, Colly Radford, Dennis Scholl, Jan Sprake, and Jeannie Springer. Owens copped the snoring prize from the night before.