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2002-2003 THEME

Vol. 15, No. 18, October 28, 2002


Care and Concern

Norm Johnson’s wife, Carolyn, received a clean bill of health after her cancer biopsy.

Bob Moloney recently had a stint successfully inserted into his heart.

Our best wishes go out to Carolyn and to Bob.

Slade Gorton
Matt Terry

Transformation of Downtown Bellevue

Colly Radford introduced the main event, Matt Terry, from the City of Bellevue.

Since 1980, Matt has rebuilt the Planning, Permitting, Code Enforcement, and Neighborhood Improvement Departments within the City of Bellevue.

Matt did not need to state that we are in an economic downturn and that, within the City of Bellevue, there is a 26%-30% vacancy rate. He pointed out, however, that for the first few years of the 1990’s, new construction in Bellevue averaged approximately $250 million. But, through the years 1996-2001, that figure shot up to $500 million per year and brought the beginning of the transformation of Downtown Bellevue. MORE

Raffle Wind-Up

Another Raffle comes to an end this Friday, November 1st, when ALL members are to turn in their sales, their ticket stubs, a check made out to “BBRC Foundation,” and all of the unsold tickets. Wendi Fischer reported that over $10,000 were turned in Friday, making the total $79,611, with one week to go before final turn-ins. Our goal remains $110,000.

After the final turn-in, the Accounting crew will total up all the sales and some preliminary information will be available next week. The winner will be announced at the annual Anniversary Dinner at the Harbor Club on Friday evening, November 15. There will be no regular meeting that morning at Glendale.

In order to draw the winners, the tickets must be separated to put into the barrel. Thus, the annual Ticket-Tearing Party, with pizza and refreshments, will take place at Wayne McCaulley’s office, 10900 NE 8th, Suite 1101, on Thursday, November 7. Tearing tickets will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Reveille Announces New Feature!

From now until the end of the collegiate football season, your editorial staff will present the best of the One-Name Schools Pitted Against One Another Scores. The research that goes into this feature is mind-boggling! Here, then, is Column #1 of ONSPAOAS!!

  • Lincoln 34, Langston 13
  • St. Olaf 34, Macalester 6
  • St. Francis 35, Taylor 20
  • Malone 52, Urbana 10
  • MacMurray 7, Eureka 0
  • Luther 23, Loras 13
  • Kenyon 22, Hiram 10
  • And John Carroll beat the hops out of the beer company, Heidelberg, 59-21!
  • Bulletin from last week – Sam Houston edged Stephen F. Austin! Now, if that isn’t news!
  • And, Idaho stepped out into distant pastures to take on the whole Middle Part of Tennessee –
  • Idaho 21, Middle Tennessee 18!!

Until next time folks, be a good sport, will ya, huh?

Thought for the Week

Elvis Presley once said, “I don’t know anything about music, but in my line of work you don’t have to.”

The Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club will take its show “on the road” this coming Friday, November 1st, vacating our usual meeting place because of a conflict at Glendale.

Breakfast will be served at the Bellevue Regional Library at 1111 110th NE. If you’re unfamiliar with this facility, directions are available at (click on Find Your Library). Parking is available in the lot or under the building.

Speakers will be Bill Ptacek, Director, of the King County Library System (and current president of the Bellevue Noon Rotary Club) and Jim King, Manager of the Bellevue Regional Library.

The program and details have been coordinated by our own Jeanne Thorsen, who is Executive Director of the King County Library System Foundation.

Sorry for the delay in getting the 2nd Quarter billing out at its appointed time. How about getting your Raffle obligation taken care of and then pay your favorite Rotary Club sometime in November? That would be nice.

A Prayer:
I Wish You Enough

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish you enough "Hellos" to get you through the final "Good-bye."

I wish you enough.

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