Ride through America’s Past –
the LeMay Collection
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.
that time, his heirs have committed themselves to carry on the dreams
LeMay, grandson of Harold, is the director of the Harold E. LeMay
Museum in Tacoma. Eric brought an animated talk to the BBRC Friday.
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
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.
for the Week
USA, a man is entitled to life, liberty and a car to pursue his
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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