Due to a serious lack of intelligence on the part of your webgrunt, there are no links to other areas of the BBRC website available in this issue of Reveille. To visit any other areas of the website, please click here or on “Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club” at the very top of this page and you will be taken to the BBRC home page. From there, you can access other areas of the website. It’s only from within the Reveille that you can’t go to the rest of the website. I will fix this problem within the next couple of issues.
Back to School at Sammamish
Once a year, the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club endeavors to raise the intelligence quotient of its members by having a breakfast meeting at Sammamish High School. Last Friday was the date for infusion of new brain cells for 75 Rotarians who attended. Orchestrated by BBRC member Evelyn Cogswell, the morning began with breakfast in the SHS cafeteria and lots of good, bubbly conversation. The group reconvened in the adjacent theater for the day’s program.
BBRCers go to school, in the cafeteria and the classroom.
This was the first meeting back at SHS since Evelyn has taken a new job at the District School office. You might say she was passing the torch on to her successor, Spencer Welch, the new principal at Sammamish. The audience could tell that SHS held a special place in the heart of its former principal. Evelyn said, “It’s a wonderful school, a population that has heart. Our district says that all kids can learn and achieve high levels, but nowhere is that more true than at Sammamish. This school believes that all kids deserve a chance. This school has had tremendous success in getting kids into upper level courses. They celebrate that success … it’s like family.” MORE
Two More Paul Harris Fellows
L-R: Jenny Andrews, Chuck Barnes, Evelyn Cogswell
Chuck Barnes announced a special da, as two BBRC members became part of the Rotary Foundation’s Thousand-Dollar Club, better known as Paul Harris Fellows. Accepting their handsome framed certificates were Jenny Andrews and Evelyn Cogswell. Each received a pin noting her membership in this exclusive Rotary International group. Congratulations to you both!
On the Calendar
Tom Smith announced the Scholarship Committee of Youth Services will meet at Sammamish High School this coming Tuesday, May 20, at 2:00 p.m., to go over scholarship applications and select recipients.
Peter Powell, Fellowship Chairperson, reminded members of coming attractions. Friday, June 13, the BBRC will once again invade Leavenworth to join up with the local Rotary Club and have a brief overnight stay in the Lederhosen community. Emails are going out this week to list accommodations and details of this fun event.
Annual Rotating the Wheels Dinner will take place at the Red Hook Brewery in Woodinville on Friday, June 27. This is Kim Shrader’s last hurrah (“Hurrah!” says Kim.) and a big welcome to Brian Evison and his new team of leadership. Don’t miss this traditional event. There will be no meeting that morning.
Saturday, May 31, the BBRC Work Crew will tackle a project under the watchful eye of Ron Healey. The home to be renovated is located in the Juanita area of Kirkland. The address is 11023 NE 144th Street, off the 160th Street Exit on I-405. If you’re coming from Bellevue, exit at 160th, turn left and go west over the freeway to the next light down the hill to 145th (further identified as having a 7-11 on the corner.) Turn left, go two blocks to 112th, and go right. Go one block to NE 144th and go right. The work site is the second house on the left.
Tools and equipment you can bring include: post hole diggers, hammers, skills saws, miter saws, shovels, levels, and gloves. Activity begins at 9:00 a.m.
Thought for the Week
My dad once told me the best measure of a man’s character was how he treated people who could do nothing for him.
Talent Among Rotarians (TAR) is once again on parade as Bill Schultheis, the Coffeehouse Investor, gives us his Stock Market Summary. Here’s what Bill had to say in advance of his talk: “Saving and investing enough money to support a 20-year period of unemployment called retirement is a serious responsibility and a daunting challenge. From 1982 to 1999 the stock market returned 80 percent above its historical average, and everyone was planning for early retirement. Unfortunately, a devastating bear market the past three years has changed these plans. Is it possible to be a successful investor amid these volatile markets?”
Five years ago, Bill created the Coffeehouse Investor to help investors build wealth, ignore Wall Street, and get on with their lives. He will share his three investment principles that are simple, sophisticated, and successful, and that have allowed countless investors to achieve their financial goals while ignoring the stock market along the way.
We’re back at Glendale, and it’s a perfect meeting to invite a friend, potential member, or other guest. Scrumptious breakfast at 7:00 a.m., meeting at 7:30, and program at 8:00.
Good work on turning in make-ups. You are busy and productive Rotarians. Our attendance shows it!
We are midway through the 4th and final quarter of 2002-2003. For those who haven’t paid your dues, remember that it’s especially important to pay promptly if you intend to have your Foundation contribution counted during this Rotary year. Kindly send your remittance to PO Box 3003, Bellevue WA 98009-3003. Thank you.