The Mission of the Coast Guard in Homeland Security
Captain Ted Lindstrom
Coast Guard Captain Ted Lindstrom gave the BBRC new insight into the Coast Guard’s role in Homeland Security and the varied tasks the Guard is asked to cover. Lindstrom, a San Francisco Bay native, has been assigned to the Coast Guard Academy as an instructor and as the captain of several of the ships on the West Coast. He currently commands the USCGC Midgett.
“The Midgett is one of twelve High Endurance Cutters used by the Coast Guard. It was commissioned in 1972, the last such vessel to join the force. These ships have two power systems, a diesel unit and another system that allows the cutter to attain speeds of 28 knots. With our multi-mission flexibility, the Coast Guard has become an integral part of the nation’s security.” READ MORE
Preserve Planet Earth Sets Sammamish ReLeaf
The BBRC Preserve Planet Earth Ccommittee reminds one and all about the four-hour work party at 60 Acres Park, NE 116th in Redmond. This project is to replace trees and remove invasive weeds near NE 124th, along the Sammamish River. The work takes place on Saturday, November 15, in cooperation with the King County Department of Natural Resources and the City of Redmond. This will be the seventh year of projects by the BBRC along the Sammamish River. Members are reminded to bring shovels, warm clothing, gloves and other family members to this important environmental event. For more information, contact Vicky Hunsicker Sanko (Ph 425-869-8724) or CLICK HERE FOR SIGN-UP SHEET WITH DETAILS (PDF)
Vicky Hunsicker Sanko explained the Club’s project of collecting older cell phones that are no longer needed at members’ businesses or households. This is a program instigated by Verizon where they take the phones, refurbish them, and donate them back to people who need the protection of communication. Particularly, the phones will go to the Eastside Domestic Violence group. Linda Olsen, Executive Director explained to the Club recently how this will help women and mothers who may be targets for violence. Vicky said the collection box will be available each week for several weeks to gather up the used phones.
Mark Your Calendars!
Kindering Center &
The Kindering Center will hold its Tenth Annual Auction Dinner this Saturday, November 1, at the Hyatt Regency. Dinner and auction will commence at 5:00 pm, with tickets priced at $125 each. Tickets and additional information can be obtained direct from the Kindering Center.
Hopelink will hold their annual luncheon on Monday, November 3, at the Meydenbauer Center, at 12:00 noon. Speaker is Patty Stonesifer, President and Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Contact Shelley Noble for additional information.
Thought for the Week
Man’s ability to travel safely underwater and fly safely in the air is no proof that he’ll ever learn to cross the street safely!
Ken Graham, CEO Overlake Hospital, will given an overview of “The Business of Healthcare in Bellevue.” Invite a guest for this informative meeting. Buffet Breakfast is served at 7:00 a.m., meeting at 7:30 and program at 8:00. It all happens at the Glendale Country Club this coming Friday.
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Thanks to those members who’ve gone into the Member’s Only section to update your Directory page. For those who have not paid a visit recently, make plans to do so during this quarter so we can have an up-to-date directory for the membership.
Our Thought for the Week: Maturity is that stage in your life when you are finally able to determine which bridges to cross and which to burn.