The BBRC Centennial Project
An ambitious combination of energy, enthusiasm, sweat-equity and financial support was the recipe for the BBRC Centennial Project, as envisioned by President-Elect Norm Johnson at Fridays meeting. In cooperation with the Bellevue Parks Department, the BBRC hopes to join in developing a special needs play areas at Crossroads. Back in December, Johnson outlined the elements required by Rotary International to qualify for a Centennial project of whichare: 1) identifying a community need; 2) selecting a project that is meaningful to the community; 3) providing hands-on opportunity for members; 4) capturing measurable results; and 5) identifying Rotary as a project sponsor.
This project will provide inclusive play for all youngsters, but is particularly designed to serve the needs of disabled kids. It will be a water park with what is called zero-depth play area, a sound garden and other special amenities, said Norm. The area is designated as Crossroads Community Park and fits in with a master plan developed by the Bellevue Parks Department. READ MORE
Rourke OBrien is in charge of Membership Recruiting and popped up to remind members that newcomers are the life blood of any organization. Our power to recruit new members makes the BBRC the club that it is. He asked that for the next five months, each member agrees to bring just one guest someone who has a stake in the community and wants to give back. Go out and give it your best shot.
All is in place for the 2004 Valentine Dine-Around, schedule for Saturday evening, February 14 at various members homes. Cupid Bob Moloney reports a fine response from members for this annual event, with over 65 participants. If for any reason you have questions, contact Bob (Ph 425-746-9988).
Scott Sadler, Community Service Director, called Phil Salvatori to his feet to offer the thanks of the BBRCs Community Service Committees for his untiring efforts during the holidays for the Giving Tree project. Families from the YMCA responded with a card of thanks to Phil for his leadership É and a round of applause from the membership.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
To make a democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
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On another matter, why not make February your month to update your Directory page? Ill try to update mine, if you update yours! Heres some good advice: to make a long story short, don't tell it!
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