Father Sundborg Calls for Moral Leadership
Father Stephen Sundborg
Father Stephen Sundborg is into his sixth year as President of Seattle University, where he has tried to continue to enhance the academic challenge to students to emphasize the school’s commitment to values, and keep the school connected to the community. Father Sundborg is no stranger to the BBRC. He delivered a program five years ago, which many still remember, on the remarkable changes in the nature of college student bodies.
This visit, Father Sundborg explored the notion of “moral leadership,” pointing out that one can be moral and one can be a leader, but the idea of a moral leader requires something additional. He pointed out that in our present reality, which he describes as a prolonged startled response as a nation since September 11 and since the failures in the American business system, more than ever, we need moral leaders. MORE
District Conference Wrap-Up
The 2002-2003 District 5030 Conference ended Sunday at the Victoria Conference Center amid congratulations to participants and leadership for an excellent Rotary gathering. With plaudits from Past Rotary International President (PRIP) Frank Devlyn of Mexico City, Conference Chairperson Sharon Edberg and her committee basked in the glow of a well-attended, inspiring, and informative conclave.
Carson Hall, site of major sessions.
Official registration figures had 620 members and guests attending. The service offered by the Victoria Conference Center staff was outstanding; the weather was dry, cool, and pleasant. Thirteen BBRC members attended the conference: Kim Shrader, Brian Evison, Sharon Edberg, John Martinka, John Mix, Don Chandler, Earl Falk, Terry Peterson, John DeWater, Norm Johnson, Jim Owens, Terry Baker, and Margie Burnett. Counting spouses, the BBRC representation numbered 22. Also attending was former BBRC member and past District Governor Jim Givan, who brought his stash of 300 flags that brought a beautiful flash of color to the main conference center. MORE
Attention: Hopelink Volunteers!
The two mock interview sessions for this year's class of Hopelink Pre-Employment clients will be held on Friday May 2, and Friday, May 16, 1:00 PM, at the Bellevue Hopelink facility at 14812 Main Street.
Please let Vocation at Work Committee Chairperson Norm Johnson (Cell 206-979-9400/Fax 206-203-0439) know your status for these two sessions to ensure that there are enough BBRCers on hand to provide meaningful mock interview sessions.
Your past participation is truly appreciated by the Hopelink staff and the clients.
Thought for the Week
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
“Bellevue Charter,” Mayor Connie Marshall, discussing the upcoming vote on establishing a charter for Bellevue. The vote is May 20. Bring a guest and/or potential member. Next year’s District theme is Growing Rotary … do your part by sponsoring a new member! Breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m, meeting at 7:30, and program at 8:00 a.m. Glendale Country Club this Friday morning!
Thanks to those of you who brought your profile up to date in the Club Online Directory.
It’s time to spruce up what you’ve said about yourselves for the benefit of the rest of the Cclub. PLEASE, go to Members Only and click on the third link down “Directory Form (First Time Submittal and Changes).” An inventory of the Directory reveals about 25 members have little or nada on their pages that tell something about themselves — a little personalization to help other members understand who you are and the interests that capture your attention. PLEASE, go to Members Only and put a personal touch to your biography. If you need a good example, look at Maureen Concannon’s page!
Also, we’re moving into the final 60 days of this Rotary Year. Those who manage the Rotary Foundation activities of the BBRC would like to thank you for the tremendous support you’ve shown for this year’s campaign. This final quarterly payment is tricky, because it needs to get to Evanston early enough to be counted. PLEASE, make your Rotary Foundation contributions prior to May 15. Make checks payable to “Rotary Foundation.” THANKS!