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2002-2003 THEME

Vol. 15, No. 27, December 30, 2002


Musings for a New Year

"Everything Comes In Threes"
Not true. In reality, everything comes in ones. Sometimes, when three "ones" come in a row, it seems like everything comes in threes. By the way, in medieval times, it was widely believed that everything came in twenty-sixes. They were wrong, too. It just took them longer to recognize the pattern.

"You Can't Take It With You (when you die)"
Well, that depends on what it is. If it's your dark blue suit, you can certainly take it with you. In fact, not only can you take it with you, you can probably put some things in your pockets.

"You Learn Something New Every Day"
Actually, you learn something old every day. Just because you've just learned it, doesn't mean it's new. Other people already knew it, Columbus is a good example of this.

"You Get What You Pay For"
Clearly this is not true. Have you been shopping recently? Only a very naive person would believe that you get what you pay for. In point of fact, if you check your purchases carefully, you'll find that you get whatever they feel like giving you. And if corporations get any more powerful, you soon might not even get that.

"Nice Guys Finish Last"
Not true. Studies have shown that, on average, nice guys finish third in a field of six. Actually, short guys finish last. By the way, in medieval times, it was widely believed that nice guys finished twenty-sixth. You can see how limited those people were.

New Members Meet January 7

The BBRC’s New Member Group will take up residence at Jitter’s Coffee, 15020 NE 20th, on Tuesday morning, January 7, 2003. The meeting begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends promptly at 8:00 a.m. Club Administrator John Mix will dig deep into the black hole of reports to explain how the Club runs, how the Reveille is produced and how the website helps members communicate.

Attendees receive credit for a make-up at the meeting. Wayne McCaulley is in charge.

Thought for the Week

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt


A new year dawns and the BBRC is ready. Friday, January 3, the Club gathers again at Glendale Country Club to hear about an ambitious project – The Husky Pool Project – driven by former Husky All-American swimmer Bill Patterson, a Portland architect. Bill will explain the details behind the proposal to build a world class aquatics center on the UW campus. (Kopczynski)

Not only is 2002 history, but so is the Rotary year’s 2nd quarter. New billing is headed your way. Kindly remit your payments to Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club, PO Box 3003, Bellevue, WA 98009-3003. Thanks.

The club is doing quite well to achieve a goal set by the new 5-year plan of maintaining at least 80% attendance attendance. This quarter has shown the best attendance in the Club’s history, not only by members attending regular Friday meetings, but in the increased  frequency of make-ups. December’s average attendance was 82.76%.


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