Vol. 17, No. 19, November 8, 2004
IN THIS ISSUE:
This Reveille Home Page | The Friday Program: Putting a Face on the Rotary Foundation | The Raffle is OVER! | Thanksgiving Baskets Alert! | Friday Potpourri | A Mini-Assembly Club Service II | Slate for new Officers/Directors Released | Preserve Planet Earth Attracts Mob | Trip to Slovakia | Web Fun
The Friday Program:
Past District Governor Rosemary Aragon, a member of the Rotary Club of University District, stopped by to put a face on the programs of the Rotary Foundation. In fact, she introduced the club to Four Faces people she had met while participating in TRF programs.
Aragon, now the Zone 23 Task Force Chair for Health and Board Chair of Computers for the World, keeps active in the world of Rotary. I would like to introduce you to four women who motivate me to continue participating in the Rotary Foundation.
Escadar, a 9-year-old Ethiopian girl, was waiting at the lone tree in a remote area of Ethiopia with her siblings, whom shed brought to get their polio vaccines.
Joy, a student from Garfield High School, was a leader who brought joy to all who worked with her. She was part of the group of students volunteering for a Computers for the World project in Guatemala. She returned a changed person.
Veronica was a typical, hardworking wife and mother in the Highlands of Guatemala. But because opportunities are few, most of the women there dont read or write and have no source of income.
And, then theres Desta. Were going back to Ethiopia to meet her. Desta is one of hundreds of young mothers as young as 10 who suffer from a condition known as fistula. More often than not, the young mother endangers her health with prolonged (several days) labor.
To the roar of the audience, producer John DeWater announced the Raffle had concluded on time. Any unsold tickets must be turned in to Terry Peterson ASAP. Tuesdays Ticket-Tearing Party could use a few more workers. Its at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9. Meet in the Conference Room, 2nd floor of the Plaza Center Building, 10900 NE 8th. Wayne McCaulley is your host.
Preliminary accounting for the Raffle indicates the goal was reached with better than $108,000 raised. Final details will be available later. Kudos to the Raffle Accounting Team, led by Terry Peterson. Also serving nobly these three months were Rich Hammond, Cyril Faulkner, Kevin Jewell, and Michael McIntosh.
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the Offices of Steven G. Lingenbrink, on Lake Street, in Kirkland, at 1:30 p.m., on November 11. Announcement of Raffle winner will be made during the Anniversary Dinner Friday evening at Willows Lodge.
Because of the fall of the calendar this year, a squeeze is being put on the efforts at raising the needed foodstuffs and money to support our annual Thanksgiving Basket Project. Although there will be no fundraising at the Anniversary Dinner this Friday, Rotarians can bring checks to that event for the Thanksgiving Baskets Project. The final day of contributions will be Friday, November 19. Please bring your checks on that date. You can also help by bringing an item from the food list.
Bring your donations to the Friday, November 19th, meeting. The Community Service Committee will do a shopping spree that afternoon, buying the number of turkeys needed and other items for the Thanksgiving menu.
You may join the committee for the shopping spree, and youll learn how you can help deliver the baskets to the recipients. A very successful project is the Thanksgiving Baskets collection. Your help is appreciated!
Thought for the Week
Edward Everett Hale, American writer and clergyman (1822-1909), wrote:
I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something.
And because I cant do everything
I will not refuse to do
The something that I can do.
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