Vol. 17, No. 16, October 18, 2004

The Friday Program

The Avalanche of Aging

Morton1Bill Morton, President and Founder of Second Half Strategies in Bellevue, brought an interesting program to the BBRC Friday. After completing 25 years in corporate America, including Xerox, where he became acquainted with Bob Vallat, Bill enrolled at the UW and earned another degree, this time in Gerontology. He has put this interest and knowledge to work as a consultant to many companies and organizations, helping them understand the Avalanche of Aging.

“Bob mentioned that we knew each other from our Xerox days. In fact, the day was September 3, 1974, when I met Bob Vallat”(Bill likes statistics!). He titled his presentation “Demography is Destiny” a quote from August Comte, a 19th Century French philosopher. Bill also quoted Peter Drucker from “The Next Society,” a 2001 publication.

Peter F. Drucker is a writer, teacher, and consultant specializing in strategy and policy for businesses and social sector organizations. Morton quoted Drucker from his book, “The Next Society.” He said “The new economy may or may not materialize, but there is no doubt that the next society will be with us shortly. In the developed world, and probably in the emerging countries as well, this new society will be a good deal more important than the new economy (if any). It will be quite different from the society of the late 20th century, and also different from what most people expect.”

Morton said that Drucker’s conclusions skimmed over the impact of Global aging ­ the impact of longevity (extending life expectancy), the impact of declining fertility, and the impact of the largest group of baby boomers ever to arrive in retirement. For that matter, the best-selling books of 20 years ago, Megatrends and Future Shock, gave little space to this reality.


Tyler White Memorial

A Memorial Service for 27-year-old Tyler White, son of our long-time member Steve White and his wife Susan was held Tuesday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Medina. Tyler passed away October 10. He was a Bellevue High graduate and attended Bellevue Community College. He worked as a commercial accountant for Parker, Smith and Feek, Inc., in Seattle. His interests included the culinary arts, golf, fishing, camping, traveling, spending time with family and friends and helping others.

Donations in Tyler’s memory may be made to FareStart, 1902 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. FareStart is an organization that empowers homeless and otherwise disadvantaged people to achieve self-sufficiency through life skills, job training, and employment in the food service industry.

The Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club extends its deepest sympathy to Steve and Susan White and other members of the family.


Honors to Noble

Shelley Noble has been named “Woman of Achievement for 2004” by the Business and Professional Women Club in Bellevue and will be honored Wednesday at the Ramada in Bellevue at 5:30 PM. Shelley, a 6-year member of the BBRC and is Family Development Director for Hopelink in Bellevue. Congratulations to Shelley for her dedication to the community and her achievements on behalf of the citizens served by Hopelink.


Classified Ad

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




Oktoberfest 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.


Anniversary Dinner

PowellSayoko Powell gave out classy invitations to the BBRC’s Anniversary Dinner, set for Friday, November 12, at Willows Lodge in Woodinville. “These invitations are hand-made, in hopes that you will attend this fine affair and we wish you will also RSVP!”

There’s an online sign-up form, or you can email or call Sayoko. Please respond whether you intend to be there or not. Be sure to select the entrée for you and your guest(s).

There will be no regular breakfast meeting at Glendale that day. In addition to fellowship and a fine meal, members will learn who won the car for the 2004 Raffle. Sign up today and attend the BBRC’s 19th Anniversary Dinner.


Raffle Update

LingenbrinkSteve Lingenbrink, President Elect and the Big Raffle Chief, got up to explain the various raffle accounts that impact the club’s fund-raising endeavor. “We netted $14,500 in corporate donations for our golf outing, which paid for the purchase of the grand prize, the car. We all should know what we’ve accomplished with our contributions: donations to Business Week, Russian orphanages, to PolioPlus, and sending people to villages in Central America, to Water projects in Ethiopia. We’re going for goal of $104,000 and we know you’ve sold a lot of tickets that you’ve yet turned in. Get cracking ... just a few weeks left! Oh, and Mary Bell sold a measly few tickets ... $10,000 worth! That tops her $7,000 last year! The all-time salesperson is MARY BELL!

On the calendar is a Ticket-tearing party on November 9 (see calendar) and drawing for the winner on November 11. and announcement of the winner at the Anniversary Dinner on November 12.


Thought for the Week

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.


John Mix

Jim Kindsvater




The Friday Program: The Avalanche of Aging


Tyler White Memorial


Honors to Noble


Classified Ad


Anniversary Dinner


Raffle Update




Friday Potpourri


Rotarian of the Month: Jim Kindsvater


Student of the Month: Josh Hile

Vocational Service Presentation


The Moyer Foundation


Web Fun

This Week
This is a BBRC alert for all members to be aware that former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton will speak this coming Friday as a member of the 9/11 Commission, investigating the facts behind the tragic events of that day. This will be an important meeting, which will draw a large audience. You’re invited to bring a guest, particularly, a potential member to this meeting. Fill out a blue card and the guest’s breakfast is free! Don’t forget ... this Friday, October 22, 7:00 a.m. at the Glendale Country Club for Senator Slade Gorton.

Admin Corner
Second Quarter billing has gone out, albeit a week late. The Treasurer would appreciate remittance as soon as practicable.

If you’ve been inconvenienced by the club administrator’s computer getting nasty once again, apologies are in order. We know to whom to send the apologies, we just don’t know to whom to send the messages of anguish this all causes. I tried to email Bill, but no answer (And I don’t mean Bill Spencer, although that was my second choice!)







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