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An old friend of the BBRC, Patti Payne (read one of her articles on the BBRC from the Eastside Journal), will pay one of her occasional visits this Friday morning back at the Glendale Country Club. Having a special heart for Rotary, Patti has long plied a career in the media, reporting for various publications and outlets over the years. She currently is a columnist for the Puget Sound Business Journal and is the principal of the Payne Group, a media organization. Bring a guest to hear Patti Payne this Friday morning; breakfast at 7:00 at Glendale.


Third Quarter billing has reached membership. Your attention will be appreciated. As far as attendance goes, remember that most “formal” meetings of the BBRC, i.e., committee meetings held at times other than regular Friday morning breakfasts, are eligible to count as make-ups. It’s good to get used to using the form provided on our website. Check out the Member’s Only section. If you attend a Board of Directors meeting, a New Member’s meeting, any fundraising committee meeting held other than in conjunction with our Friday morning weekly meeting, the chairperson of that meeting will turn in the attendance. Still, you should get in the habit of turning in your own attendance; so, to make sure of the make-up, send us your make-up form.

"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading." - Henny Youngman

"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza." - Dave Barry

Lynn Gauthier, 01/01
Chuck Kimbrough, 01/04
Dick Brown, 01/07
Ted Ederer, 01/08
Peter Stadelman, 01/18
Mark Hough, 01/21
John Martinka, 01/21
Phil Salvatori, 01/23
Earl Falk, 01/30
Chuck Barnes, 19 yrs
Chuck Kimbrough, 18 yrs
Steve Lingenbrink, 14 yrs
Dean Pollock, 14 yrs
Tim Moriarty, 8 yrs
John Martinka, 7 yrs
Dan Geare, 1 yrs

World Wide Work Day, January 21
Chip Erickson, chair of the Preserve Planet Earth committee, let the membership know of the worldwide work day coming up on Saturday, January 21. All Rotarians worldwide – yes, all 1.2 million of us – have been enlisted in participation in an activity that benefits the community. Following Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self,” each club around the world has been asked to select an activity that shows off the Rotary motto and engages each club membership in the community activity. The BBRC will attack some plantings along Bear Creek off Avondale Road in the Redmond area. The Work Party is set from 9:00am to noon. Sign-up sheets will be available this Friday at the regular Glendale meting.


Christmas Card from BBRC Scholarship Recipient
Marta Campo, a BBRC scholarship recipient, recently sent this Christmas note to Tom Smith. Marta received an intial scholarship from us in 2004 when she graduated from Sammamish, and another this year as one of our first follow-on. Click here to read Marta's note.


John Mix


Jim Kindsvater



Vol. 18, No. 28, JANUARY 9, 2006

A BBRC First: Beer for Breakfast!

RockBottomBrian Young is the Brewmaster at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Bellevue. Makes sense for him to conduct a program on the brewing industry and how the Rock Bottom does it. Brian has been brewmaster for 2-1/2 years, after several years of internship and apprenticeship learning the brewing ropes.

Seventy-one members and several guests greeted the New Year with a fine meal and something new on the menu: a sample of the various beers brewed at the Rock Bottom. Young said the craft beer industry “took off around 1985 and reached its peak in 1999. That was the year when brew pubs peaked. The craft beer industry accounts for only 3% of the total market, but it has a steady growth.”


Friday Potpourri

LingenbrinkPresident Lingenbrink opened the meeting at Rock Bottom Brewery with a “Happy New Year” to all. Carlene Buty offered the invocation and led the pledge to the flag, even though the closest flag was at the Post Office, three blocks away. Mary Bell greeted each member as they came through the doors of the restaurant.

Michael McIntosh made his first appearance since coming off a leave of absence. It was good to see his smiling face.


TreeHouse Contributions

For years now, Lynne Gauthier has served as the BBRC’s connection to TreeHouse, the organization that supports young foster children. What started out as collecting luggage for these kids has blossomed into accepting usable, used clothing for a wide range of ages. “We can still use luggage and backpacks, but a luggage company has stepped forward to provide new luggage for these needy kids.”

Lynne will collect gently used clothing, toys, and baby items (but not cribs) at this Friday’s meeting and will also take contributions at her office on Saturday, January 14, from 10:00am-2:00pm. President Steve, citing his support of TreeHouse, gave Lynne a $200 donation for her fundraising efforts.


SAA Ballard Busy

SAAChris Ballard took a couple of weeks off because there were no regular meetings over the holiday period. This meant he’d compiled quite a list of members who needed recognition, i.e., needed to pay a fine!.

Dean Pollock has come out of retirement, going back to his old haunts at the Union Bank of California. He allowed as how they’d “upped the ante a little, making my decision easier.” Ballard thought that was worth $5.00

Those pesky hat and gloves left at HoJo’s during the December social gained notoriety by being displayed by the SAA and then appearing magically as a broadcast email to the membership. Contact Sayoko if they are yours.

Kelly Nolan recruited a batch of Rotarians to ring the silent bells on behalf of the Salvation Army during Christmas. Seems that Jenny Andrews missed her shift, thus a $10 fine. Steve Vincent paid $3.00 for some lineage in the Eastside Business Weekly favorable to his cause.

And finally, an audience-participation activity had each table determining who was attributed to the following quotes:

“I like beer. On occasion, I will even drink beer to celebrate a major event such as the fall of communism or the fact that the refrigerator is still working.”

“You can’t be in a real country unless you have a beer and an airline – it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer.”

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

The authors attributed to these quotes were displayed on a paper distributed throughout Rock Bottom. It was the membership’s job to decide which three authors penned the quotes above. For an incorrect guess, each member was assessed $1.00. About $45.00 went into the SAA kitty. The correct and answers were: #1 – Dave Barry; #2 – Frank Zappa; #3 – Benjamin Franklin.


Medical Student Hosted

A 4th-year medical student from Ohio whose family has Rotary connections, including a long history of hosting exchange students over the years, requested help in finding lodging for the month of February. The student, Dawn Mautner, is slated for a one-month rotation at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. A generous group of Rotarians stepped forward to help with this request. First to apply were Peter Powell and Jenny Andrews. Between the two of them, they decided to offer Dawn lodging for half of her stay. Details are currently being worked out. Thanks to all who responded.


New MemberS Proposed: Paul C. ChapmaN & Jim Carney

Paul C. Chapman, proposed classification of “Real Estate Investment Management,” is one of two applicant for membership in the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club. Sponsored by Tom Smith, Paul is the Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis Investors, LLC, in Bellevue. Paul plays the guitar, enjoys reading, travel and wine, and spends quality recreation time skiing, hiking, boating and snorkeling. He is the father of two children, Ryan and Matthew.

James R. “Jim” Carney has been proposed for membership by sponsor Scott Sadler and co-sponsor Alex Rule. Jim is Vice-President at Bernstein Investment Research and Management in Seattle. His proposed classification is “Investment Research.”
Jim is married to Melody and the couple has two children, Alaina and Tristan, and they live in Bellevue. Jim is a board member of the Lake Heights Family YMCA. His hobbies include cars, sailing, skiing and karate, a sport in which he holds a Black Belt.

Members who have questions or comments concerning these two applications should contact Tom Smith (Ph 425-451-8036) no later than Thursday, January 19, by 3:00pm.


A BBRC First: Beer for Breakfast!

BryanYoungBrian Young is the Brewmaster at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Bellevue. Makes sense for him to conduct a program on the brewing industry and how the Rock Bottom does it. Brian has been brewmaster for 2-1/2 years, after several years of internship and apprenticeship learning the brewing ropes.

Seventy-one members and several guests greeted the New Year with a fine meal and something new on the menu: a sample of the various beers brewed at the Rock Bottom. Young said the craft beer industry “took off around 1985 and reached its peak in 1999. That was the year when brew pubs peaked. The craft beer industry accounts for only 3% of the total market, but it has a steady growth.”

The craft beer industry is divided into three sectors: microbrews, those brewing less than 15,000 barrels a year; regional breweries, those brewing 15,000 to 2 million annually; and brew pubs, those selling 25% of their brews on the premises. Rock Bottom is the largest of the brew pubs, with 34 restaurants around the country. Each has it’s own brewmaster and each brewmaster has a certain amount of control over how their products are brewed.

YoungLingenbrink“Craft Beer sales are going well, increasing from 3% to 7% per year,” said Young. “There’s a great appeal for the locally-brewed products, and our future looks bright.” Brian explained the brewing process, although it appeared that several Rotary members already knew a lot about brewing their own. (Notably, John “Pilsner” Martinka.) There are four ingredients to brewing beer: malted barley, yeast, hops and water. There are two major types of beer production: ale and lager. The ale is the more popular of the small breweries. Alcohol limit is determined by the yeast and the amount of sugar that is produced, which turns into alcohol.

Once the four ingredients are added together, heat is applied and a mash forms. The mash becomes the mainstay of the finished product, filtered out in the end to yield the clear, bubbly concoction we know today.

Each guest was offered a taste of one of the 12 beers brewed by Rock Bottom at any one time. By request, Brewmaster Brian conducted a tour of the brewery for a handful of Rotarians. A fine way to start out the New Year. Rock Bottom also hosts the BBRC Monthly Social, the third Thursday of each month. Credit Lingenbrink for leadership on activities leading to fellowship of the members.

For his presentation, Brian Young received a certificate indicating the BBRC has donated a book in his name to the King County Library System’s Ready-to-Read program. This highlights Rotary’s commitment to solving worldwide illiteracy challenges.

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This is what beer for breakfast looks like:



Contributed by Chuck Barnes

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people
die of natural causes.

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are
removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes
out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.

Life is sexually transmitted.

Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

Some people are like Slinkies, not really good for anything, but you
still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals
dying of nothing.

Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one
talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention
to criticism.

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world
is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a
whole box to start a campfire?

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll
squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?"

Who was the first person to say, "See that chicken there? I'm gonna
eat the next thing that comes outta its butt."

Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but
don't point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?

Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if they
are going to look up there anyway?

If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad
at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the

Does pushing the elevator button or the walk button at the traffic light more than once make it arrive or work faster?

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

Do you ever wonder why you gave me your email address?