Vol. 17, No. 52, June 27, 2005
IN THIS ISSUE:
The Friday NIGHT Program:
A record-breaking crowd of Rotarians and their families joined together to celebrate the annual changing of the guard the Rotating the Wheels dinner. The event notes the beginning of a new Rotary Year, with recognition of a job well done by the Norm Johnson administration and the welcoming of the 2005-2006 new board and officers of the Steve Lingenbrink administration.
The site of all this activity was the Mercer Island Beach Club at the southern tip of Mercer Island. With President-Elect Jim Zidar performing master of ceremonies duties, the evening opened with Cyril Faulkner offering the invocation and LeeAnn Wood leading the flag salute. (Flag supplied by Jenny Andrews as last official act as Sergeant At Arms).
First order of business was to thank the Fellowship Committee for a wonderful evening, led by Sayoko Kuwahara. Special guests included District Governor Kathy Johnson, who praised Dick and Donna Clarke, Chuck Barnes and Sharon Edberg as Rotarians who particularly helped her during the current year.
The Wheels dinner was the last official act of Assistant Governor and Past President Sharon Edberg. She and Gordy are firmly ensconced in their new digs in Langley and Sharon has linked up with the South Whidbey Island Rotary Club, meeting just five blocks from her house. A heartfelt round of applause wished the Edbergs well in their new life on the island.
Steve Lingenbrink, fresh back from attending the annual RI Convention this year in Chicago is sharing his enthusiasm for the next big gathering of the worlds largest service organization. This is the convention to go to, it will be fabulous! My family will be going and we are already registered. Hotel space will be limited, so please consider going and sign up early. Steve is speaking about the Malmo-Copenhagen Convention, a first-time event that will span two countries. You can find more information here.
Bob McKorkle is resting comfortably as he recovers from shoulder surgery. Seems all those years of Rotary back-slapping finally took its toll. Fran is supervising Bobs rehab.
Peter Stadelman and his wife Deb informed the Reveille Friday night they are moving to a float plane in Kenmore. Peter will commute by air daily to his chiropractic practice in Bellevue. Be sure to be on hand each Friday morning to watch Peter land in the Glendale pond. (Actually, the Stadelmans will move to their new home just north of St. Edwards Park, overlooking Lake Washington. The luck of the boundary puts their home in Kenmore. The minute the Rotating the Wheels Dinner was over, the family had the weekend to move from their Bellevue home to their new digs.)
Thought for the week
Its not Rotating the Tires, its Rotating the Wheels! "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
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