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Creative Necessity: An Economic Impact Study of Arts and Cultural Organizations in East King County
Mary Pat Byrne
Norm Johnson introduced Mary Pat Byrne, Arts Specialist for the City of Bellevue since 1987, and Doug McCallum, President of Eastside Arts Coalition and a member of the Rotary Club of Bellevue. Doug said his “abiding love for the arts and the link between arts and business” has always been an interest of his. “But, who benefits most from this association?” MORE
Truancy Board Volunteer Needed
The Bellevue School District has asked our club if we can support them with a volunteer to be part of a truancy board for high school students. The duty would require meeting approximately three hours per month in a mediation-type setting to help families determine courses of action for students with serious absentee problems. Meetings would take place at Sammamish High School. If you are interested, please contact Tom Smith (Ph 425-644-7013). Your help will be much appreciated!
BBRC Retreat Alert
John Martinka, one of the promoters of the annual planning Retreat announced some heavy competition on Friday night, April 5. In addition to the reception and dinner, plus a surprise mystery speaker, John exhorted all attendees to “bring your favorite beer mug! We’ll have a contest and vote on the group favorites.” John brought samples of different kinds of mugs. John DeWater showed a Rotary beer mug, which had a 4-way test on the back! This is important stuff, amid all the beer mug contests. It’s the annual Planning Retreat, where the work of Rotary really gets serious. If you want a say in what your Rotary Club does in the coming year, then you’ll want to be registered for the Retreat, April 5-6, at Port Ludlow, WA. Registration available soon by email.
John Martinka, with beer mug.
Update on Nancy
”My new name is Nancy Y. Prior.
My husband's name is Colin and he is from Crawley, West Sussex, England. He is the CEO of an Internet services (ASP-Application Service Provider) company. It is an online survey company called NetReflector, and BBRC uses its "tool" InstantSurvey for registration at our events. Pro bono of course!
After our wedding in Crawley on 02/02/02, we honeymooned in Sydney, Australia (2 days) and New Zealand (19 days). Traveled both islands of NZ, saw lots (and lots) of sheep and lots of cows. Met some really nice people and even learned to say "Kia Ora" (Kiora) or hello in the Maori language.”
Nancy, who has more energy that several Rotarians put together, reminds all members to respond to a broadcast email coming soon for registration to the BBRC Retreat. And, for your records, Nancy can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Thought for the Week
Talent may be genetic. It’s what you do with it that counts.
The Outstanding Husky women’s softball team has gone to the Women’s College World Series for several years and is back on track for great things in the future. You’ll hear all about it from Teresa Wilson, coach of the team. Guests are always welcome at the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club, which opens with a wonderful buffet breakfast at 7:00 a.m., followed by the weekly meeting at 7:30, and the program at 8:00. Don’t miss it! This Friday morning at the Glendale Country Club. MAP ON CALENDAR
Mark Hough is the Reveille Editor this week. Treat him nice. Keep up the good work on attendance. Get those make-ups done and submit the proper paperwork. Reminder to those few members who have not paid their dues: New quarter begins April 1. No foolin’! Please send your current quarter dues to PO Box 3003, Bellevue WA, 98009-3003. Thank you!
See Calendar for more details on these events.
Saturday, April 20
District Foundation & Membership Seminar; 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Mercer Island Community Center
Saturday, June 1
District Assembly, Ballard High School (Seattle), 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Saturday, August 17
Rotary Night at the Mariners
See the Mariners whip the NY Yankees!
Monday-Tuesday, September 30, October 1
Landmine Action Conference, "Ending the Tragedy of Landmines through Innovation and Cooperation"
Monday, June 24
Farwest Breakfast, Barcelona Rotary International Convention, Hotel Princess Sofia Inter-continental, Catalunya Room, Barcelona