Mission to Ethiopia
L-R: Margie Burnett, Jim Owens, Linda Jonas, Kim Shrader
In late October last year, a team of over 60 Rotarians from District 5030 and nearby districts participated in a National Immunization Day (NID) in Ethiopia. The BBRC’s three representatives presented a program of their memories and impressions.
Kim Shrader introduced the program by explaining how the group left Seattle and flew to London – where they had a 9-hour layover – and then on to Addis Ababa, the capitol of Ethiopia. Next, the other two team members, Jim Owens and Margie Burnett, recounted their experiences.
Jim used a Power Point presentation to show the Rotary Mission to Ethiopia for the children. “The weather doesn’t change much in this part of the world. The country has no coastline. It’s twice the size of Texas, with a population of 65 million. Experts expect the population to triple in 10 years. The average annual income is $100.” MORE
Peterson Earns PH Fellow
Terry Peterson chalked up his first Paul Harris Fellow Friday, signifying his contributions of at least $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Foundation Chairperson Chuck Barnes said this was the BBRC’s 140th Paul Harris Fellow since the Club first began. Congratulations to Terry for this important Rotary achievement.
Terry Peterson (L & Chuck Barnes
Call from the LUV Doctor!
Bob Moloney asks, “Have you all got a lover? Sure you do! And to celebrate, we’re having our 8th Annual Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday, February 15. You must sign-up and get the enrollment form to me. Get with the program! This is a great evening, where members will go to dinner at another member’s home, meeting with six to eight BRBC Rotarians and their spouses. Don’t sandbag me on this. Register now!!”
And don’t forget to take pictures for the Reveille!
Thought for the Week
"Every Child Matters / Every Drop Counts"
Kim saw this on a poster from the World Health Organization at the rehabilitation clinic in Butajira, Ethiopia.
Kim said, “In the village where I gave the polio vaccine drops to children, this means "May God bless you with good health.”
Tenayestilegn to all our BBRC Rotarians.
A long-awaited program featuring the coach of the highly successful Women’s Softball Program at the University of Washington, Teresa Wilson will talk about the coming season’s prospects. Bring a guest. Breakfast begins promptly at 7:00 a.m., meeting at 7:30, and program at 8:00. Glendale Country Club in Bellevue.
REMINDER: We encourage you to pay your dues by credit card, if that is your wish. However, we want you to complete this transaction by actually bringing your card to the Cashier on Friday. DO NOT send your credit card information to the Club Administrator. This only prolongs the agony of getting your transaction processed.
And, thanks to all of you who are using the website to report your make-ups at other clubs and other meetings. This is an easy system to use for all concerned. We hope you’re finding this a success, also.
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A California congressman was reporting back on his trip from Baghdad. He said that almost no one spoke English, poison gas filled the sky, and he saw people firing guns in the street … and that was on the way to the L.A. airport." – Jay Leno