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The Long Road to Trapichitos
World Community Service Chairperson Steve Lingenbrink
Agros Founder Skip Li
A program on the BBRC’s involvement in International projects was keyed by Club Service I Director Steve Lingenbrink. But, as he pointed out, a vacancy created by a member leaving the Club paved the way for him to become Chairperson of the World Community Service Committee. “We have been supporting Agros in its effort to break the cycle of poverty and create a cycle of change — Agros’ motto. In my new role, it seemed logical if I should go to Trapichitos to see the village that we’re helping to support.”
Steve did just that, adding to his other international visits in tandem with Mike Hyodo in Romania and Russia.
Trapichitos is a village of 80 homes, 4500 feet in the mountains of the Central American country of Guatemala. Racked by a vicious 36-year civil war, the people are in the grip of terrible poverty. A cease-fire in 1996 brought the fighting to an end, but current reports say the attempt at democracy is threatened by a return of human rights abuses. MORE
Sign-Ups for Work Party
Ron Healey, Mr. Christmas Whenever You Want It, urges members to sign-up for the work party scheduled for Saturday, May 31. The project is a lot of renovation at a home of a disabled veteran. Ramps, wider doors, and more convenience will help this citizen who is wheelchair bound. “We’ll take all the help we can get.” Specific details coming next week for Mr. Healey’s Building Crew.
Fellowship Lights on the Horizon
Peter Powell, Fellowship Committee chairperson, reminded members that the second visit to Leavenworth is coming June 13, a Friday. BBRC members and guests will attend a joint meeting that evening with the Rotary Club of Leavenworth and will have some time to shop and visit the next morning in the quaint Eastern Washington city. Members are responsible for their own lodging reservations.
And, the traditional winding up of the Rotary year takes place June 27 at the Red Hook Brewery at Woodinville. The annual Rotating the Wheels dinner will salute the outgoing Shrader administration and welcome the new Evison team.
Thought for the Week
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams … live the life you’ve imagined
“Sammamish High School Update,” Spencer Welch, new principal and Evelyn Cogswell, former principal will take the BBRC to the Principal’s office. Breakfast and update at SHS. Breakfast served at 7:00 a.m., meeting and program to follow.
Attendance is up, make-ups are up and visits by prospective new members are up. Looks like we’re going to close the Shrader year UP! Let’s keep it up!