Planet Northwest Partners
Christina Santos, CARE
Christina Santos, Field Coordinator for CARE in Seattle, brought a message about the activities of her organization in the field of international family planning. With eight years of political and fundraising experience, Christina has her undergraduate degree in International Affairs and her graduate degree in Political Management from George Washington University.
“Rotary has excellent population projects across the globe,” Christina observed. CARE was a product of WWII and operates in 60 countries. “Programs today don’t fit inside a care package,” she said with a smile.
What is family planning, and why does it matter? “It effects everything. Family planning programs are saving women’s lives – 600,000 women die each year from pregnancy-related causes.
These programs also save children’s lives – 11 million children under 5 die each year in developing countries. MORE
Be My Valentine
Looks like the Valentine’s Dinner is set. Bob Moloney took the microphone and explained, “I’m a 16-year veteran of this club and previously, when I’ve asked for help, I always got it. This was repeated again last week when the phone rang off the hook after I pleaded with you to help me find more hosts. Now, I have more hosts than guests!! If you’d like to go to dinner on the 15th, there may still be time and space. Contact Bob.
Thought for the Week
Sir Thomas Foxwell Buxton said, "With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable."
Get your high this week at the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club, with Friday’s program lifting you miles above Wyoming. It’s “Climbing Adventures in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming” with Alex Rule and Cary Kopczynski. These two intrepid explorers discovered some spots that Lewis and Clark missed, as they describe their August 2002 climb of two 12,000 foot peaks. Enjoy the trek without leaving your seat at the Glendale Country Club, 7:00 breakfast, 7:30 meeting and 8:00 a.m. program. Bring a guest or potential new member!
A reminder once again to all members bringing potential members to our meetings: on the first visit, the Club allows you to activate the Blue Card. This entitles you to bring your guest at no charge. Please make sure the card is given to either Norm Johnson or Jenny Andrews.
If neither are available, you may give the cards to John Mix.
At the end of this week, we will have passed the 30-day mark in the current quarter. Please remit your dues to BBRC, PO Box 3003, Bellevue WA 98009-3003. If there are questions, please contact the Club Administrator.