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VOL 16, NO 13
SEP 22, 2003

Eric LeMay
Eric LeMay

Take a Ride through America’s Past –
the LeMay Collection

Harold E. Lemay amassed the largest privately owned collection of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles and related memorabilia in the world. At its peak, the LeMay Collection numbered in excess of 3,000 vehicles and thousands of artifacts. Mr. LeMay died at 81 in November 2000.

Since that time, his heirs have committed themselves to carry on the dreams of Harold.

Eric LeMay, grandson of Harold, is the director of the Harold E. LeMay Museum in Tacoma. Eric brought an animated talk to the BBRC Friday.

The LeMay collection is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Harold began his remarkable career by purchasing his first garbage route in the early 1940’s. He also spent time in the Navy from 1944-46. With his mustering out pay, Harold bought a 1941 Mack truck. He installed removable bench seats and started a bus route, taking dock workers to the Tacoma shipyards. Then, he would take the benches out and spent the balance of the day collecting metal. At the end of the day, he would put the benches back on the truck and take the workers back home. When he could see the shipyard work would trail off, he traded the rights for the bus route for a garbage route. When it was all over, he had built the10th largest private hauling business by 2000. READ MORE

New Generations

Howard Stirk
Howard Stirk

Howard Stirk, Southcenter Rotary, Membership Chair for District 5030, explained the thrust behind Rotary’s new initiative, New Generations. “This new initiative places an emphasis on clubs attracting younger people into Rotary membership. For the past several years, a trend of declining membership developed in all service clubs worldwide. We were gaining no replacements. Rotary is one of the most diverse organizations existing with balance by gender and vocations. We should be thinking about diversity in age. So, think of young people that you know in the community, extend an invitation to join.” That’s the District’s message for the month of September.

Thought for the Week

In the USA, a man is entitled to life, liberty and a car to pursue his happiness.


Lend A Hand

Having just returned from assignment in New York City, Pamela McCall, afternoon news anchor on KOMO 1000 News, will describe “The life of a Reporter at the Beginning of the Iraq War.” She’ll provide a first-hand view of the front lines in the Iraq War and include her eyewitness report on 9/11/2001 at the World Trade Center. Prior to her Seattle assignment, Pamela served as an ABC News correspondent. Bring a guest, a potential member to the Glendale Country Club for a delicious buffet breakfast, a high-energy meeting at 7:30 and the program at 8:00.


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