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2002-2003 THEME

Vol. 15, No. 39, March 24, 2003


Elissa Lines
Elissa Lines

The Museum of Flight Education Programs

Elissa Lines, staff member with Seattle’s Museum of Flight, gave a fast-paced presentation about the many programs offered at the Museum and changes underway. 

Elissa and her family have been in the Puget Sound region for 2-1/2 years. They moved to Vashon Island, but didn’t quite appreciate how the ferry plays into daily lives. “We rented a house, which sold three days after moving in! We found another house and we just love this beautiful country.”

The presentation opened with Elissa asking how many of her audience had been to the Museum of Flight. Almost 100% of hands were raised. She concluded, “Well, then I won’t need to give out any free passes! (groans from the assembled)

The Museum of Flight was founded by volunteers, many associated with the Boeing Company. “It’s a 501(c) 3 organization, and since its dedication in 1987, has seen lots of changes.” Elissa reported that tourism is down somewhat from previous years. There are 134 airplanes in the museum at this time. A master plan has been adopted to phase in changes. MORE

New Paul Harris Fellow

Concannon, Owens
Jim Owens presents Maureen Concannon with her new Paul Harris certificate.

For the vacationing Chuck Barnes, Jim Owens, District Annual Giving Chairperson, presented Maureen Concannon with her Paul Harris framed certificate, signifying her support of the Rotary Foundation to the tune of $1,000 or more. Maureen previously belonged to the San Antonio West Rotary Club for nearly seven years, where she began her contributions to the Foundation. Congratulations, Maureen!

Nacho, the Exchange Student

Monger, Munoz
Chris Monger & Exchange Student Nacho

Our visitor from Santiago, Chile, Nacho Munoz, is enjoying his year as an exchange student among the Eastside Rotary Clubs. With the program coordinated by Chris Monger, Nacho has moved to his most recent host with the Bellevue Overlake club. Previously, Nacho boarded with the Mongers and with a host family from the Rotary Club of Bellevue. Chris, while introducing Nacho, reminded members to include our guests in activities that members may be planning. This is his final few months in the exchange program prior to returning to Chile. Nacho gave a brief thumbnail of his activities since he last visited, and revealed that “I like my Stagecraft class best!”

Monger suggested that members contact Nacho directly through his current hosts, the Goldsmiths. “Maybe when the Goldsmiths answer, you could say something along the lines of, ‘Can Nacho come out to play?’” Goldsmith number is (425) 747-4425

Biking to Victoria

Ray Brook
Ray Brook

Ray Brook, the venerable bicycler, having just returned from a two-wheel trip through the Baja, invited Rotarians to take a Bicycle ride to Victoria for the District Conference. The flotilla plans to leave at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, cross the Sound to Bainbridge, and then cycle to Port Angeles. It’s a 70-mile ride. After an overnight at Port Angeles, the group will take a ferry to Victoria. Contact Ray through the Mercer Island Club.

Mercer Island’s Rotary Run Day

Dr. Jim Trumbold represented Mercer Island Rotary and their 31st Annual Mercer Island Half Marathon. The Run Day includes an 8k classic, a 3-mile walk, and a 1/2-mile Kid’s Dash. They expect more than 2,000 runners for the Sunday, March 30, event. Trumbold invited everyone to register and do so online. This is Mercer Island Rotary’s major fundraising event. You can register up to the morning of the race.

Thought for the Week

B.C. Forbes: "The men who have done big things are those who were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success."


The Wheelchair Foundation, presented by Joe Gaskins, who recently returned from a trip to Vietnam on behalf of the Foundation. (You may remember Joe’s wife, Jane Porter, the romance novel writer who spoke to us on Valentine’s Day). Joe will shed light on the delivery of wheelchairs and will tell about working with a local company to manufacture more efficient inexpensive wheelchairs for distribution. This will be an informative program on a project that Rotary is heavily involved in. Bring a guest or a potential new member to the Glendale Country Club. Breakfast buffet at 7:00 a.m., meeting at 7:30 and program at 8:00.

It’s time for the semi-annual purging of the badge box. After the meeting this Friday, a new listing will be posted and the badges renumbered. Please use the list to spot your new number when you arrive for the April 4 meeting. Then, be kind to your badge by returning it to the proper slot. Please don’t try to share it with another badge!

Billing for the Fourth Quarter (April-June) will go out early next week. If you haven’t paid your Third Quarter dues, please do so this week, or let the Club Administrator know of your intentions. Email at johnmix1@earthlink. net or call 360-863-0861.

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