Vol. 17, No. 15, October 11, 2004

The Friday Program

All You Ever Wanted to Know About
Husky Football, With Tom Porter

PorterRotarians learned more about the University of Washington athletic records in 20 minutes than through any other program when Tom Porter came calling. Tom is a former bank executive, retired from Bank of America. He attended Rutgers University for his undergraduate degree, but then came west and began a love affair with Washington. He earned an MBA and PhD from the University of Washington and has written several books about the institution.

Tom brought with him his new book, produced with co-author Jim Daves. It’s called “Husky Stadium — Great Games and Golden Moments,” and is the focal point of game-day pageantry and colorful history of the Huskies. Broadcaster Bob Rondeau provides the introduction with forewards by former coaching greats Jim Owens and Don James. Pulitzer Prize-winner Robin Hood is credited with many stunning photographs. Porter pointed out that most of the proceeds will go to fund a scholarship endowment for UW student-athletes.

Porter launched into a rapid-fire early history of Husky football. The first team took the field in 1889. After a slow start, an appropriation of $28,000 purchased 580 acres for the original site of the school. Early games were played on Denny Field, site of today’s Husky Stadium.


Classified Ad

With the rush of success from our last Classified Ad, here’s another one for you:


Thanks to Jim Kindsvater who rushed to judgment and took over the picture-taking chores from John Hague. Jim is back in his familiar spot, capturing all the excitement of the weekly meeting in pictures. His talent and service is admired and appreciated.


October is Rotary’s Vocational Theme Month

Dean Pollock, on behalf of the Vocation Service Committee, gave a Rotary moment on the Four-Way test, “a 24-word statement that highlights Rotary’s commitment to furthering an appreciation of Vocational service. The Test is not a code or a creed, but a stimulus for self-appraisal. The 4-Way Test is practical guide for Rotarians to follow.”


BBRC Anniversary Dinner ... A Fancy Event

AnnivSMGetting spiffed up at 7:30 in the morning is not generally in the cards. But Friday morning, Don Chandler sashayed into the meeting room in his sharp tuxedo, escorting his dates for the morning, Sayoko Powell and Wendi Fischer. The trio was met with whistles and catcalls.

This was the Fellowship Committee’s way of promoting the BBRC’s annual Anniversary Dinner, set for Willows Lodge in Woodinville. The dinner will be held on Friday, November 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. In addition to entertainment and club activities, the winner of the raffle will be introduced. Make your reservations for this highlight of the fall. It’s a big premiere event and members and guests should make plans to attend.

And as Don exited the room, he warbled “Thank Heavens for Little Girls!” (Does Kirsten know what you’re doing each Friday morning?)



item5Oktoberfest with Bellevue Rotary is a fellowship activity bringing together two of Bellevue’s premier Rotary Clubs. It is scheduled for Tuesday evening, October 26 at Sadru Kabani’s home on Lake Washington. Contact Sayoko Powell for more details.


20 Years & Counting With the Brothers Four

BrosFourElder and Adult Day Service (EADS) celebrates its 20th anniversary serving the Eastside. BBRC Rotarian Jan Nestler invites all BBRC members to attend the Anniversary Gala, slated for Friday evening, October 15, at the Ballroom at the Golf Club at Newcastle. The event is set for 6:00 p.m. that night.

Highlight of the evening is a concert by The Brothers Four, “America’s Musical Ambassadors to the World.” These globe-trotting musicians have enthralled audiences for years. They bring their harmony and folk music to this gala affair. Don’t miss it!

Seating is limited. Call 425-736-9113 for information and reservations.


Thought for the Week

Bruce Coslet, NY Jets coach: “We can’t run. We can’t pass. We can’t stop the run, we can’t stop the pass. We can’t kick. Other than that, we’re just not a very good football team right now.”


John Mix

Jim Kindsvater




The Friday Program: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Husky Football, With Tom Porter


Classified Ad


October is Rotary’s Vocational Theme Month


BBRC Anniversary Dinner ... A Fancy Event




20 Years & Counting With the Brothers Four


Friday Potpourri


Classification Talk: Michael McIntosh


Student of the Month: Winston Lofton


The Rotary Foundation: Doing What it Does Best


District 5030 Cops Top Awards for 2003-2004


Web Fun


This Week
Demographics, a major topic in the scheme of American planning, marketing and political decisions, is discussed by Bill Morton, who brings a program called the “Avalanche of Aging and Second-Half Strategies.” Some good data will come by attending this program. Bring a friend who may also be a potential new member. Breakfast served by Glendale’s master chefs begins at 7:00 a.m. Weekly meeting at 7:30, followed by the program. The Glendale Country Club in Bellevue, site of meetings of the Bellevue Breakfast Club! (
Click here for directions)

Admin Corner
After another tussle with the computer, your Administrator acquired a new friend which comes with all the new bells and whistles. It’s amazing what a couple of years does to age a computer. I should have known better. Trying to squeeze four or more years out of a perfectly good machine was a signal that I needed psychiatric help (or at least a back rub at Stadelman’s Emporium). So, learning once again the necessity to back up ALL data on a current basis, I’ve turned a new leaf and found a new season! Have a little patience as a lot of new (to me) programs have been installed. With my guru Robin Stark, I believe I can move forward into what’s left of the 21st Century.

Billing was completed over the weekend and should arrive at your digs any moment. Continue to use for inter-Rotary communications.





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