Gutenberg Meets the Internet – High Tech Printing in the Millennium
A new technology program was presented by Rich Begert, President and CEO of ImageX, Inc., headquartered in Seattle. Rich joined ImageX in 1998, after 12 years leadership of experience in the fast-paced wireless industry. He previously worked as Regional President of ATT Wireless/McCaw Cellular from 1993-1998, with McCaw Cellular as General Manger of Oregon operations from 1988-1993, and as Regional Director for Marketing for McCaw from 1986-1988. Previously, Mr. Begert served in sales and sales management positions with Xerox Corporation.
Despite the pressures from the new technology economy, Begert has led ImageX into high levels of leadership. The company was founded in 1995, began generating revenues in 1997 and went public in 1999. ImageX was named as one of the fastest growing companies since 2000. The company was #3 in 2000, #5 in 2001 and #7 in 2002 in an economy that has challenged many a CEO. MORE
Reminders for This Friday!
Rotary Ski Day
This Friday, immediately following the weekly meeting, the intrepid group of late winter skiers will embark for Crystal Mountain ski area for a day riding the slopes. Cary Kopczynski and Don Chandler are behind this event. Still time to sign up. Contact either/or and spend a great day in the Washington snow country.
Homeless Youth Dinner
John Martinka put out a plea for warm clothes for homeless youth, as the next dinner for those living on the streets will take place at the University YMCA this Saturday. “Bring any surplus clothing this Friday. We especially need any kind of baby clothes.” John would probably like to see more BBRC members help host the dinner event. Contact him right away.
Iron Lung Comes to Bellevue Square
A replica of the iron lung – a part of the history of America in the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s – will be the focal point of a display this weekend to let patrons of Bellevue Square learn more about the dreaded disease of polio and accept donations for Rotary’s fight to eradicate polio.
Members of Bellevue Breakfast and Bellevue Rotary Clubs will staff the display during the two-day event. Chuck Barnes, chairing the affair for the BBRC said that 22 members had signed up, “but everybody signed up for 9:30 Saturday morning! More members are needed, especially those to fill other slots on the weekend.” Call Chuck immediately and help with this fine public awareness program.
Kemper Freeman was singled out for his willingness to sponsor the Iron Lung display at Bellevue Square
Out & About:
Community Activities of Note
- The King County Library System Foundation's Literary Lions dinner will feature NPR host and author Scott Simon, honor Starbucks Foundation for its outstanding contributions to literacy, and introduce 30 popular local authors. The event will be held Saturday, March 15, at the Bellevue Regional Library and is a great opportunity to buy books and meet authors; proceeds support the Foundation's literacy programs. Reception, books, dinner, chef Tom Douglas signature dessert, coffee, champagne, chocolates, more books – and it's great fun to eat and drink in a library. For more information on individual tickets and table sponsors, contact Jeanne Thorsen, or visit www.kcls.org and click on Literary Lions in the program headlines.
- The annual Hopelink Auction to support the work that Hopelink does for the Eastside community takes place on March 8, at Seahawk Stadium. Auction items are in demand. And, the BBRC is planning a table at the auction. $75.00 per person. If you can participate in any way, please contact Chuck Barnes.
Thought for the Week
Dale Carnegie said, “So take it! The person who goes furthest is the one who is willing to do and dare!”
“Are We Experiencing a ‘Real Estate Bubble’ in the Pacific Northwest?” A good question asked, with answers provided by Doug Pederson of Windermere Real Estate. Come Friday and bring a guest or a prospective member. Breakfast buffet of Glendale proportions served at 7:00 a.m, followed by our regular weekly meeting and the program at 8:00 a.m.
Thanks for all the cooperation in sending in your make-ups by email off the website. This helps tremendously to get the right information to be entered in our attendance reports. There is nothing wrong with submitting your written make-up cards at the Cashier’s Desk each Friday, as long as the name of the club you visited and the two dates are filled in – the make-up date and the date of the make-up club’s meeting.
A reminder also that for club events and extraordinary meetings, such as the Valentine’s Dinner, New Member Experience, Golf Planning Committee, Club Retreat, District Conference, etc.: Attendance for each of these meetings is to be submitted by the chairperson of the event to the Club Administrator. In other words, there is no need for members to submit attendance, provided that the chairperson submits the attendance report. You might remind the chairperson of his/her duties.
We’re moving into the 60-day stretch for the current billing period. There are still a list of members with bills outstanding. We’d appreciate remittance to BBRC, PO Box 3003, Bellevue WA 98009-3003. Thank you..