Vol. 17, No. 25, December 20, 2004


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Christmas is This Week! Friday is Christmas Eve Day, therefore the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club will not meet. The same is true for the Next Friday, December 31, which is New Year’s Eve Day. There will be no meeting that morning.

Looking further ahead, the next scheduled meeting of the BBRC is Friday, January 7, 2005 in the Cafeteria of Sammamish High School. We need to provide a headcount to the school for breakfast, so please consult the online sign-up sheet while you’re here visiting the Reveille. DO THE RIGHT THING!

Glendale Country Club closes on January 1 and will re-open on January 13. Our first meeting of the New Year at Glendale will be Friday, January 14, 2005.

Oh, and this is Rotary’s 100th year. Our birthday is Wednesday, February 23, 2005!


This year-end special will feature a few tidbits you might care about and some things you should know.

First, to praise our trusty cohort Mark Hough, here is our annual offering of: “Four Tricky Letters":

O and U and G and H

Are “O” in Dough and Though.

They Huff and Puff

In Rough and Tough

And “moo” in “OO”

In Through.

They’re “ow” in Bough

And “off” in Cough

With just one exception.

They rhyme with Up

When I hiccough.

They’re masters of deception!

And no matter what the perception

It’s comforting to know

You put it all together and spell

H-O-U-G-H ­ Ho!! Ho!! Ho!!

The Friday Program:
The BBRC Annual Holiday Breakfast!

BfastPhoto1The largest group of attendees for this premiere holiday event took almost every seat, as the BBRC celebrated the season with the annual Holiday Breakfast. With an anticipated attendance of 138 adults and 38 children, the Glendale dining room was hopping.

Arriving in the pitch black of a December morning, the kids were outfitted in their best holiday duds accompanied by smiling parents or grandparents bent on getting some pictures as they schmoozed with these little people.

With a greeting by President Norm Johnson, the program got underway after a luscious meal prepared by the experts in the Glendale kitchen. Scrambled eggs, Eggs Benedict, blintzes, bacon and sausage, lots of bakery items and fresh fruit, and juices ... a table set for a fine group of Rotarians and their guests.

Chuck Barnes, President #12, delivered the invocation and led the pledge to the flag. President Norm greeted all visitors and welcomed them back to any future meeting.

With Chip Erickson doing his magic at the piano, John Mix led the crowd in the singing of a single verse of Deck the Halls. It was almost over before it started! Next year, two verses! READ MORE


Off-Site Meeting
Next meeting will be Friday, January 7, 2005, at Sammamish High School. The school needs a head count for breakfast. Click on this link to the RSVP form here on the website.

Golfing With Elves
10:00 a.m., Friday, Dece,ber 24, Mt. Si Golf Course

Add to Your Calendar
BBRC Planning Retreat, Semi-ah-moo Resort, April 8 & 9

Steve White's New Grandson
Jaime and Christopher have chosen the name Jacob Tyler for their beautiful new son born at 6:25 a.m., Thursday, December 16, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital, Bellingham.Jacob weighed in at 7 lbs., 7 oz., 19 inches

Rotarian Birthdays & Club Anniversaries

Sayoko Powell, December4; Kim Shrader, December5; Peter Powell, December7; Dick Clarke, December9; John Sheeran, December20; Don Deasy, December27;

Club Anniversaries
Cary Kopczynski, 11 years; Wayne McCaulley, 8 years; Terry Peterson, 6 years; Larry May, 5 years; Will Einstein, 5 years; Carlene Buty, 4 years


Best Wishes this Holiday Season!

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all ...

christmasballs... and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2005, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great, (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country or is the only "AMERICA" in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.

(By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.)


John Mix

Jim Kindsvater






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