Rotating Wheels is a
Warm, Fuzzy Event
Over 100 members and guests attended the annual Rotating the Wheels dinner, held this year at the rockin’ Red Hook Brewery in Woodinville. The main purpose of the gathering was to salute the outgoing administration of Kim Shrader and to welcome the new leadership of Brian Evison.
Norm Johnson served as Master of Ceremonies. Dick Clarke gave the invocation and led the pledge to the flag. The buffet dinner of beef and salmon was catered by McCormick and Schmick.
After the meal and dessert, recognition of Kim Shrader’s year as president began. As Norm explained, “Being a Rotary Club president is a minimum 3-1/2 year commitment, from the time a person is elected until his or her term as past president ends. We’ve had 17 strong leaders give us that commitment and that’s what has made the BBRC great!” READ MORE
Joint Meeting Features Outstanding Former RI Scholar
Jean Irwin, a 1989 Rotary International Scholar will present a program entitled "Taking Language from the Rich and Giving it to the Poor: A Rotary Scholar tells of her Scholarship to Nottingham.”
Jean’s appearance will be before the Eastside Rotary clubs at the Meydenbauer center on Tuesday, July 22, at noon. Details for attending are available through Brian Evison or John Mix. READ MORE
Visiting Russian Scholars
There is a critical need to find host families for 100 high school students from the former Soviet states who will arrive in Seattle in mid-July. Elliott Bay Rotary is coordinating the home stays of these students, who will be in the area for four weeks. Some wonderful families have volunteered to host, but the sponsors need more. These students are here on scholarship from the US State Department to learn and observe our democratic society and the English language. READ MORE
Mark Your Calendars!
The annual Rotary Day at the Mariners has been set for Saturday, August 16, against the Boston Red Sox. The first pitch is at 1:05 p.m. A lunch prior to the game will take place in the new Ellis Pavilion at Safeco Field.
There are 450 tickets available for this game. Each District 5030 Club will handle their own Club's ticket orders and fund collection. Seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The ticket cost is $50 which includes the game, buffet lunch, and a $10 contribution to the Rotary Foundation. This event has sold out each of the last two years.
President Evison is the person to contact, as he has the latest details from the District.
Thought for the Week
Onward and forward!