ANNUAL RAFFLE: 2005 Raffle Preseason | About the Raffle | 2004 Raffle Winner



Vol. 17, No. 42, April 18, 2005


This Reveille Home Page | The Friday Program: Activate America ­ Highlighting the Nation’s Lifestyle Crisis | Eastside YMCA Report | We Get Emails | Painting Party Set | Friday Potpourri | CHPs Begin Clean-Up Duty | McCaulley Sets Out on New Vocational Adventure | District Leadership Assembly | Newell In Iraq | Web Fun


“Modern Uses for Radiation,” Dr. Alan E. Waltar, recently retired Director of Nuclear Energy at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA, and currently serving as the Lab’s Senior Advisor, will explore modern uses for radiation. Steve Waltar will introduce his father for Friday’s program. Bring a guest and enjoy a Glendale breakfast! 7:00 a.m., Glendale Country Club.


BBRC’s new do-it-yourself Directory update feature is in full operation. You must have a valid ID/PW for access. Once granted entry, the screen opens on the Directory Home page, where you will be directed to a club roster. Select your highlighted name and be introduced to the Update Form. Fill out each box required. Use the tab key for moving around the form. When update is completed, click on the “Submit” key only ONCE.

From this point on, each member has the responsibility of updating his/her own Directory page. Change of home address, email address, classification and other information will be entered by individual Rotarians. If you do not visit this part of the website and bring your form up to date, you will be out of step with the membership. Kindly respond and tell YOUR story on YOUR page for YOUR Rotary club.

On a related note, Directory pictures will be taken this Friday morning beginning at 6:45 by Photographer/Member Larry Gill. All new members who’ve not had their portraits taken, plus other members who’d like to update their current mug shots, are encouraged to submit to the shutter.

Web Fun

Fast Thinking

x0418PoodleLionA wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her faithful aged poodle, Cuddles, along for the company.

One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, Cuddles discovers that she's lost. Wandering about, she notices a lion heading rapidly in her direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old poodle thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo doo now!" Noticing some bones on the ground close by, she immediately settles down to chew on the bones with her back to the approaching cat. Just as the lion is about to leap, the old poodle exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious lion!  I wonder if there are any more around here?"

Hearing this, the lion halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. "Whew!" says the lion, "That was close! That old poodle nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the lion. So off he goes, but the old poodle sees him heading after the lion with great speed, and figures that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the lion, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the lion.

The lion is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"

Now, the old poodle sees the lion coming with the monkey on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?" But, instead of running, the dog sits down with her back to her attackers, pretending she hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old poodle says, "Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another lion!"

Moral of this story: Don't mess with old people. Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill!

* * *

The Husband Store

x0418ShoppingA store that sells husbands has just opened in Ottawa where a woman may go to choose a husband from among many men The store is comprised of 6 floors, and the men increase in positive attributes as the shopper ascends the flights.

There is, however, a catch. As you open the door to any floor you may choose a man from that floor, but if you go up a floor, you cannot go back down except to exit the building.  So a woman goes to the shopping center to find a husband.

On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 - These men have jobs. The woman reads the sign and says to herself, "Well, that's better than my last boyfriend, but I wonder what's further up?" So up she goes.

The second floor sign reads:

Floor 2 - These men have jobs and love kids. The woman remarks to herself, "That's great, but I wonder what's further up?" And up she goes again.

The third floor sign reads:

Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love kids and are extremely good looking. "Hmmm, better" she says.  "But I wonder what's upstairs?"

The fourth floor sign reads:

Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking and help with the housework. "Wow!" exclaims the woman, "very tempting. BUT, there must be more further up!"  And again she heads up another flight.

The fifth floor sign reads:

Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking, help with the housework and have a strong romantic streak. "Oh, mercy me! But just think ... what must be awaiting me further on?"

So up to the sixth floor she goes.

The sixth floor sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 3,456,789,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor.  This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please.

Thank you for shopping The Husband Store, and have a nice day.





Reveille | Reveille Archives | Meeting Information | Calendar | How to Join the BBRC | Officers & Directors | Committees | NEW! Member Directory | OLD Member Directory | Short Directory PDF File | Short Directory CSV File | Meeting Make-Up Form | Attendance Statistics | New Member Application (PDF File) | Expense-Funding Request Form (PDF File) | Rotary Foundation Pledge Form | District 5030 Website & Newsletter | Email Us

2005 Raffle Preseason | About the Raffle | 2004 Raffle Winner

Includes links to club websites and where and when other clubs meet.