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2002-2003 THEME

Vol. 15, No. 22, November 25, 2002


No meeting this week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We gather again on Friday, December 6, at the Glendale Country Club.

The Sweet Sounds of Harmony —
Some Friendly Advice

Friendly Advice

Jim Owens, a former member of the old Lake Washington Skippers Barbershop Chorus, had the pleasure of introducing Friday’s program, when the sweet sounds of the “old songs” were presented by Friendly Advice.

The BBRC’s resident barbershopper, Dick Swanson, is a member of Friendly Advice and brought his group to serenade the BBRC Friday. The quartet has toured Finland giving concerts with the mayor of Helsinki in the audience. The foursome is Dan Tangarone, Wes Sorstokke, Dick Swanson, and Bill Thurmon. They can be reached by calling (425) 643-5339 or email MORE

The Giving Season

Chuck Barnes, Rotary Foundation Chairperson for the BBRC, told the Club that the matching gift offer for Club members contributing to the Rotary Foundation has been extended through December 6. “Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re going to extend our offer, so please contact me if you intend to contribute this year.” The Club is offering $100 to each member who pledges or contributes at least $300 to the Annual Fund and Polio Eradication Campaign, or $50 to contributions of $150.

Phil Salvatori
Phil Salvatori
Shelley Noble
Shelley Noble

The Bright Lights of Christmas

Phil Salvatori unveiled The Giving Tree for another season, the symbol of caring by the BBRC during the Christmas holiday. “The tree had 125 gift tags on its branches, with 50 tags for the Lake Heights YMCA and 75 gifts for Hopelink families.” Phil asked members to take a tag and be sure to wrap gifts numbered 76 to 125. December 13 is the deadline for the gifts to be brought to a club meeting or to Phil’s office.

Shelley Noble rose to explain how the process works and how 125 families will be impacted. The Giving Tree has been an annual fixture of the season for BBRC members.

Thought for the Week

We help those in need, bright students, too.
We don’t ask for praise, for all that we do

And I think to myself, best darn club in the world!

– Andrew Face

You have a date with a turkey! We hope your Thanksgiving feast is memorable, that your fires are warm, your family healthy, and your blessings many. Happy Thanksgiving Holiday from the officers and directors of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club, “the best darn club in the world!”

We are moving rapidly into the 60-90 day phase of our Second Billing Period. There are some of us who have not paid your dues. Kindly give great consideration to giving yourself a zero balance, in readiness for the Third Billing Period, which arrives sooner than we may like on January 1, 2003.

The Club is doing a magnificent job in turning in attendance make-ups. Evidence that our attendance will once again top 80% for the month of November — two months in a row — means that we have a busy club, with members attending bona fide meetings and visiting other Rotary Clubs for make-ups. Keep up the good work!

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