Vol. 16, No. 29, January 19, 2004

Estes Acts Out his Dream

An entertaining program featured Rob Estes, a new resident of the Seattle area who has many credits performing on television and in the theater. Rob starred in and directedTV's Melrose Place and Silk Stalkings. He had additional starring roles in Suddenly Susan (TV) in 1999-2000, and Days of Our Lives. Rob informed his audience that he’d like to do “more live theater.” He has been married to actress Josie Bissett since May of 1992. The couple has two children.

Estes was born in Virginia and moved with his family to Los Angeles when he was 12. “I had lots of activities while in high school and wanted to play football in the worst way. When it became apparent that I was too small, I decided to be a stunt man. As I trained for this vocation, I was set on fire, hit by a car and other heroic stunts. During this episode of my life, I had to read some scripts and found a great interest then in acting.” READ MORE

Valentine Dine-Around Count Down

The clock ticks on and plans are being made for the BBRC’s warm and fuzzy Valentine’s Dine-Around. Maestro Bob Moloney reports that sign-ups are coming in, with 16 members responding to his email for hosts for the Dine-Around. “Now, I need more guests to fill out the tables. Please check your email for the registration form. All of the information is there and we hope you’ll respond by this weekend.”

This year’s Dine-Around falls on Saturday, February 14. What better time than an evening with your spouse and a small group of your best Rotary friends? Fill out the form and get it back to Bob.

Seattle-area Rotarians have a rare opportunity to enjoy great music while supporting both Rotary International and children’s hospitals. The Kursk Chamber Orchestra will be coming from Kursk, Russia, to join musical forces with Nathan Bello, a young piano virtuoso from Portland. They will be performing in Seattle to raise money for Kursk Children’s Hospital and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Dick Spady, a long-time Rotarian and co-founder of Dick’s Drive-Ins in Seattle, is underwriting the cost of the concert as part of Dick’s Drive-Ins’ 50th Anniversary celebration. READ MORE

Board Meeting Highlights

There were several action items of interest to the membership at the Board Meeting on January 13, 2004. The Board will subsidize each member who attends the District Conference to the tune of $100 per member. This is covered in a budget item for this purpose. The District Conference is set for April 30 through May 2 at the Grand Hilton, Portland, Oregon.

A resignation letter was received and accepted with regret from Milt Smith, who has moved to Arizona.

Hopelink has extended invitations to its supporters to attend a Benefit Auction at Seahawks Stadium conference center on March 6. If there is enough interest, the President would like to know so a table could be arranged at the auction.

A Club Fireside will take place at Phil Salvatori’s home on February 3. New members, their spouses and some board members will attend this function at 7:00 p.m. that evening.

President Evison is traveling to Australia to visit his father, who is celebrating a birthday. Dick Clarke will cover this Friday’s meeting for Brian, who returns on the 28th.

The Semi-Annual, Half-Yearly Report

President Brian Evison and all of the other 31,500 Rotary Club presidents are required to submit a half-yearly report outlining the club’s progress toward completing parts of the Presidential Citation. Read his report HERE.

Bellevue Timeline Book: On Sale Now!

Colin Radford, with the help of Jim Owens, has brought to the BBRC’s attention a new book available on the history of Bellevue. It’s called Bellevue Timeline: The Story of Washington’s Leading Edge City, from Homesteads to High Rises, 1863-2003.

The book features 96-pages of photos and memorabilia, with the proceeds going to Eastside Heritage Center to preserve Eastside history. The book is available only by special order ­ it will not be sold in bookstores. The cost is $17.95 each with a minimum order of ten books. Order deadline is January 30, 2004. You can order online or call Eastside Heritage Center at (425) 450-1046.






Estes Acts Out his Dream

Valentine Dine-Around Countdown

Bellevue Timeline Book:
On Sale Now!

Friday Potpourri

Rotary Goes International in Support of Children

Eastside Academy

Student of the Month: Tad Williams

Gordon Classification

Board Meeting Highlights

The Semi-Annual, Half-Yearly Report

Web Fun

“Computer Security” is the topic by someone who knows:
Kirk Bailey, Chief Information Security Officer, City of Seattle. Kirk will speak to the BBRC this Friday morning. An excellent program to brush up your computer know-how. Bring a guest or a potential new member. Breakfast at 7:00 a.m., meeting at 7:30 and program at 8:00. Glendale Country club in Bellevue.

A new year and a fine group of Rotarians celebrating another birthday!

Lynne Gauthier, 1/1
Chuck Kimbrough, 1/4
Kris Walker, 1/4
Dick Brown, 1/7
Ted Ederer, 1/8
Sharon Edberg, 1/9
Peter Stadelman, 1/18
Mark Hough, 1/21
John Martinka, 1/21
Phil Salvatori, 1/23
Earl Falk, 1/30

Club Anniversaries celebrated in January:

Chuck Barnes, 17 yrs
Chuck Kimbrough, 16 yrs
Steve Lingenbrink, 12 yrs
Dean Pollock, 12 yrs
Tim Moriarty, 6 yrs
John Martinka, 5 yrs
Dan Lewis, 2 yrs

Congratulations to all!

Big Reminder: Rotary is a supporting sponsor of a visit by the Russian Chamber Orchestra, an event part of Dick Spady’s Drive-In 50th Anniversary. CLICK HERE for information on how you can acquire tickets or help host an orchestra member.

People acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way ­ you become just by performing just actions; temperate by performing temperate actions; bravery by performing brave actions.