Camp Orkila was “born” on Orcas Island, 100 years ago. Many Rotarians and their families have fond memories of weekends spent there with sons and daughters, on Indian Guides or Indian Princess campouts. Chris Pierce, Group Executive of the YMCA of Greater Seattle will mark the Centennial celebration and tell of plans for Orkila’s future. Bring a guest, a potential new member to Glendale Country Club at 7:00 a.m. this Friday morning! (Sunday’s Times/PI Northwest Magazine had a cover story on Camp Orkila!)


Just two more meetings and one big event (Rotating the Wheels) and another Rotary year is history. With the rush to the end, this is a BIG reminder that dues must be paid before June 30. Please check your status and if necessary, remit.

Enthusiasm reflects confidence, spreads good cheer, raises morale, inspires associates, arouses loyalty, and laughs at is beyond price. --Allan Cox

Minutes from the latest meeting of the Values, Mission & Vision Committee

This report is included in the Reveille so that all who are interested can read, react and respond to what has been done to date. If you have any questions or comments, please contact contact Jim Zidar or Tom Smith.


The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Monday, June 5.

Rotating the Wheels

BBRC Charity Golf Classic

Click on the names below to wish your fellow members a happy birthday or congratulate them on their BBRC anniversaries.


Jim Kindsvater, 06/03
Chip Erickson, 06/09
David Bolson, 06/11
Jim Carney, 06/11
Margie Burnett, 06/25
Chris Monger, 06/26
Alex Rule, 06/27
Alan Forney, 06/28


Kim Shrader, 17 yrs
Bob Holert, 16 yrs
Alex Rule, 11 yrs
Scott Sadler, 11 yrs
Jay Powers, 9 yrs
Steve Waltar, 8 yrs
Andrew Face, 5 yrs
Michael McIntosh, 2 yrs
Zul Alibhai, 1 yr

Our sympathies go out to Jeff and Judy Cashman on the news of the death of Jeff’s father, Ben Cashman. Ben died of cancer Tuesday, June 6. Ben was an active Rotarian, a member of the Lake City Rotary, where he served two separate terms as club president. He also served as District Governor in 1980-81 and was the charter president for Lake Forest Park Rotary in 1986. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church.

Tony Banks received a new hip in joint replacement surgery at Overlake Hospital this past week. Friday, The Reveille called to cheer him up and found he’d already been discharged!

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Washington Business Week Opens Summer Run
The annual Washington Business Week opens a four-week schedule at sites across the state the week of June 18-24, when students attending for the first time will appear at Gonzaga University in Spokane. Each educational week closes with a Trade Show, where students demonstrate to community volunteers what they’ve learned during their Business Week experience. The first Trade Show is schedule for Gonzaga on June 23.

New this year is a week-long program at Pacific Lutheran University in Lakewood. This first-year program opens June 25 and closes July 1, with a Trade Show on June 30.

The balance of the schedule has a combined First-Year Program/Advanced Program at Central Washington University July 23-29; and the final WBW experience at Western Washington University on August 6-12. The WWU event features an Accounting Week Pilot Program with 50 students enrolled.

The BBRC has supported Washington Business Week for 15 years, with a current grant of $2,500 for scholarships to needy students.

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BBRC Walk-A-Thon Takes Shape
Ten subcommittees are working feverishly to complete their tasks in pulling off the BBRC’s very first Walk-A-Thon, according to General Chair Jenny Andrews. But, as she pointed out, just three months from last Friday is the date for this first-ever event. On September 9, 2006, the BBRC Walk-A-Thon will roll out, and its success depends on ALL members getting involved right now.

Here are the 10 subcommittees and their chairs. Don’t be shy. Contact whichever one (or two) attracts your fancy. Do it now and get to work on behalf of your favorite Rotary club.

Committee Leadership

• Team Recruitment
Hal Teel, John DeWater, Chris Ballard, Steve Vincent, Candace Barroga

• Corporate Sponsorship
Michael McIntosh, Carlene Buty, Mary Bell

• Logistics & Route
Andrew Face, Steve Luplow, Tim Moriarty

• T-Shirt, Giveaways & Prizes
Jane Kuechle, Jan Nestler

• On-site Activities & Entertainment
Sayoko Kuwahara

• Registration & Accounting
Margie Burnett, Cyril Faulkner, Mitch Freedman

• Medical/Aid Stations
Peter Stadelman, Kelly Nolan

• Public Relations
Steve Vincent, Tom Smith

• Volunteer Coordination
Peter Stadelman, Scott Sadler

Jenny concluded: “As you can see, we have a dedicated core group of Rotarians to make the Walk-A-Thon a reality. But, we need the support of the ENTIRE CLUB to pull this off. If you haven’t already, please contact one of the people listed above and volunteer to work on their sub-committees. Three months and counting ...”

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Career Day at Sammamish High

The BBRC came through with flying colors ... again! Club members gave presentations at three different career panels on Wednesday, June 7, to seniors at Sammamish High School.

Participating were Kelly Nolan, Steve White, Cyril Faulkner, John Sheeran, Tom Smith, Elena Howell, Mitch Freedman, and Bob McKorkle.

Tom Smith, Youth Service Pro-Tem Chair, said, “I'd just like to emphasize two things: first, this is a big deal to Sammamish and their students. Their career center looks at these seminars as the highlight of their year.

“Second, it's a big deal to me that I sent out one simple message to ask for help and almost a third of the club responded within just a couple of hours. I had far more volunteers than I could have possibly used. Awesome! And thanks!”

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Rotary Membership Moment — Continue to Think Membership
Reveille Photo
Rotary does not have a membership problem — it has an invitation opportunity. During the next year invite your family, friends, business and social acquaintances to your Rotary meetings and events. This is a great opportunity to educate them about all the good things Rotary has to offer; friendship, contacts, the opportunity to work on projects in the community and of course the internationality of Rotary.


John Mix


Jim Kindsvater, John Mix




Vol. 18, No. 50, JUNE 12, 2006

Click here for photos from the meeting.

The Friday Program:
Giving Back to Rotary

Reveille PhotoJim Owens introduced the youngest District 5030 Rotarian, David Staley, who returned from Spain after a year as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. David is a full-fledged member of the Rotary Club of Sea-Tac.

David spent the last year as a cultural and ambassadorial scholar in Spain and in other parts of Europe. “Up to this point, my most invaluable educational experience came out of the classroom,” said David. “But then I met Don Gregory, who’ll be Governor-Elect for District 5030 next year. Don told me all about the Ambassadorial Scholar program and I am determined to apply and hopefully be selected.”

That’s what happened. David spent the 2004-2005 year — along with a thousand other Ambassadorial Scholars — attending classes, learning a language, meeting new people around the world. During his year abroad, he studied economics, political science and classical guitar at the University of Salamanca in Spain.


Reveille PhotoFriday Potpourri

Starting ten minutes early, President Lingenbrink cautioned members that this would be a busy morning, what with scholarship presentations, et al. So, he introduced et and al to get the meeting underway.

Bob Vallat, gave the invocation and led the pledge to the flag. Following is Bob’s invocation, entitled "The True Gentleman":

The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from goodwill and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe. – John Walter Wayland

Reveille PhotoBob relates he and his fraternity brothers memorized this prose. He thinks its contents are as applicable today as they were 50 years ago.

Chris Monger handled the Greeter chores. A half-dozen visiting Rotarians rose to be greeted, plus many other guests.

Doug Cameron returned from three weeks in Italy, ostensibly at an Italian cooking school. He attended a Rotary meeting nearby and returned with their flag. Boy, that was different!


Scholarships Awarded to SHS Students

Four Sammamish High School students were honored with scholarships for continued studies as the result of research and interviews on applicants by the Youth Services Committee. Chair Pro-Tem Tom Smith introduced “14 special guests ... faculty, staff and parents supporting these fine young people.” Retiring SHS Principal Spencer Welch led a group of staff, including Laura Knudsen, accepting the task as new principal, and Carol Chornik, Hailey O’Reilly and Deborah Bernstein of the counseling staff.”

Reveille PhotoTom said that the next couple of Fridays will see a total of “$21,000 disbursed as scholarship funds by the BBRC. This is an all-time high for us and I’m very pleased that the club could step up to assist in this manner.”

A special thanks goes to Carlene Buty and her Vocational Service Committee for being able to release surplus funds to this Scholarship effort, which has made it possible for the BBRC to exceed our previous record of scholarship funds.

Smith gave a brief resume for each recipient:

Stephanie Gustafson, a member of the Yearbook Staff, completed mission trips to Miami and Mexico, teaches cheerleading at the Boys and Girls Club, is Drill Team captain, and is involved in Student Ministries. Stephanie said she would attend Seattle University in the fall and major in business marketing.

Nick Cavanaugh, Honor Society President, is involved with community service food drives, camp counseling, serves as a tutor for Special Olympics, is a Soccer Snowboarder and a member of the Knowledge Bowl team. Nick will attend the University of Pennsylvania and Wharton School.

Drew Archer, Associated Student Body President, served as ASB Secretary and Treasurer, is a member of the Washington State Student Advisory Council formed by the Legislature, is both a baseball and basketball coach as a camp counselor, is also a lifeguard, a member of the Water Polo team and the Knowledge Bowl team. Drew has a scholarship to George Washington University.

Henry Bi was born in China and completes his high school experience with amazing accomplishments. Henry was a starter on the football team, helped form a school Christian club, is a member of the jazz band and choir, and in order to afford all this, has worked 30-40 hours a week throughout his 4-year high school career. He will attend the University of Washington and major in International Business.

Each of the students thanked the BBRC for its generosity, thanked the faculty and staff and their parents for support and made such comments a,s “All this hard work as paid off,” “This makes it all happen for me,” and other such glowing comments.

The Youth Services Committee has worked throughout the year on several projects, all culminating with the awarding of scholarships. Committee members include Carlos Aragon, Jenny Andrews, Roger Allington, Alan Bohling, Curtis Cummings, Lynne Gauthier, Bob Holert, Sayoko Kuwahara, Shelley Noble, Kelly Nolan, Terry Peterson, Mike Ralph, Alex Rule, Scott Sadler, John Sheeran, Tom Smith and Jeanne Thorsen. The Scholarship subcommittee conducting interviews included Aragon, Andrews, Allington, Noble and Smith.

Chairman Smith said that $10,000 was disbursed Friday morning, with the balance of $11,000 going to students who’ve earned continuing scholarships ($6,000) and $5,000 going to RYLA scholars. Don’t miss these ceremonies this coming week.

Tom closed out the awards by saying, “It’s an honor for us to award these scholarships to you students. We cherish the honor to meet all of the applicants up close and personal. This is a wonderful project for the BBRC. Thanks to the committee.”


A Golfing We Will Go

Wendi Fischer and Jim Carney brought their Gatorade glasses to emphasize all the good exercise all the golfers will have when the BBRC Charity Golf Classic opens Monday afternoon on July 17. Check-in is 12:00 noon, Scramble format, with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m on the Willows Run Coyote Creek Course. The tab is $175 per golfer. Included are green fees, power cart, range balls, box lunch, a FREE golf club, a Cutter & Buck shirt, and hors d’oeuvres. It’s suggested that members get foursomes together and register right away by contacting Dick Brown.

There is a raft of prizes for the golfers. One hole-in-one prize is a BMW Roadster. There are also three other golf vacation packages for two with airfare and lodging included at either Reno, PGA Village or Cabo San Lucas. Lowest score gets a Wolf Pack membership to the Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Aquarium, an annual family pass. A private golf lesson from the Willows Run golf pro is a prize for someone who might need a brush-up. Cash prizes are offered for holes-in-one on the 9th and 18th holes, plus other cash bonuses.

A new feature on the Willows Run course will be a Putt-Putt Tournament, $20 for kids, $30 for adults. After the links activities, the group will adjourn for awards and a lifestyle auction. A sample auction item is a mountain lodge at Whistler, B.C., that would handle up to four couples or two families for a week-long stay between now and mid-November. The property is owned jointly by Rotarian Alex Rule and a couple of friends. They will donate this prize to the highest bidder.

Reveille PhotoDon’t forget the Corporate Sponsorships available. Contact Chuck Barnes for more details. The full list was published last week in Reveille. Recap:

1. Hole-in-One Sponsor, BMW Roadster Top Prize, sponsorship $5,000
2. Double Eagle Sponsor, $3,500
3. Eagle Sponsor, $2,500
4. Birdie Sponsor, $1,000
5. General Sponsor, $500
6. Golf Pin Sponsor, $500

Other members of the Corporate Sponsor Team include Barnes, Robin Callan, Howard Johnson, Rick Klobucher, Cary Kopczynski, Bob McKorkle, Rick McManus, Corr Pearce, and John Sheeran. Contact any of these fine Rotarians for details on how you can benefit from a corporate sponsorship, or if you have a potential corporate sponsor interested in the Golf Classic.


Rotating the Wheels

Just visiting the BBRC website is as entertaining as you’d expect, now that the Rotating the Wheels Registration page is up and working. You even get to see President Lingenbrink blowing the smoke out of his Harley! Remember, visit the sign-up page today and let the Fellowship Committee know whether you’ll say “Yes – I’ll be there" or “No – can’t make it."

Reveille PhotoThe Committee needs to know 1) how many members and guests to plan for; and 2) that the entire club received this information whether they’re coming or not. Register no later than June 23. Don't delay, do it today!

With the theme Bikes, Leather & Chains, the sponsors are expecting us to wear our leathers, drape our chains and roll up in our Vespas for this annual Rotary ritual. Here’s where the present Administration receives the plaudits of the crowd, while the new bunch gets introduced and becomes a part of the weekly spotlight.

Don’t disappoint! Come casual with your spouse or friend and enjoy a great Glendale meal in our familiar surroundings. 6:00 p.m., June 30, Glendale Country Club. Another presentation of Party Animal Productions.


Rotary First Harvest Update

A program established in 1982 and later adopted as a District 5030-supported program has been a favorite of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary club since 1986. That’s when the “Fasting for First Harvest” badges were introduced at the BBRC, allowing members who’d rather fast than consume breakfast, knowing that the proceeds for this act would be translated into dollars to First Harvest.

Since that time, the BBRC has been one of the steady financial supporters of RFH, not only from the club budget, but from individual gifts by members. The club has long participated in the monthly, second-Saturday work party at Northwest Harvest’s warehouse near Pier 91. To this end, RFH coordinator Howard Johnson mounted a campaign to enlist the aid of every BBRC member this past year in at least one work party. He was partially successful. Nearly 1/3 of the membership helped to prepare food for distribution to food banks.

The BBRC budget has put aside $3,000 to support the general fund of RFH. In addition, a special matching exercise resulted in another $1,182 donated to First Harvest. David Bobanick, RFH Executive Director, thanked the club for these recent contributions, noting that “since 1982, this service has collected more than 100 million pounds of produce for distribution to hungry families. In doing so, RFH has kept our administrative and fundraising overhead below 1% in an effort to make your donated funds stretch as far as possible.”

Rotary First Harvest has spread to other parts of the country as other cities and states try to help their hungry citizens.

A team of five Rotarians helped sort foodstuffs at Northwest Harvest’s warehouse at Pier 91 Saturday morning. Chuck Barnes coordinated the BBRC effort and marked David Bolson, Ron Healey, Wayne McCaulley and Steve Peters present. Steve brought along his son Nick for some community service time.


A Report From Carol

(Carol Hoeft is currently on leave as she continues treatment for cancer. She has an added challenge since her husband K.C. fell and broke his hip. Here’s an update from this courageous lady.)

Reveille PhotoI am busy while on leave of absence from Rotary. My husband came home three weeks after he broke his hip. After purchasing all the equipment needed at home for a person with a broken hip, our apartment looks like a nursing home. However, he is progressing and it will just take time. Seeing him with a walker reminds me that we are all getting older. My office is only five minutes away from home so I go home and fix his lunch and if he needs me at any other time I can get home quickly. I look forward to coming back and seeing all of my friends in BBRC. Love to all! Carol


New Member Application Approved
for Publication: Candy Barroga

Candace “Candy” Barroga has had her application approved by the Board of Directors. Candy is a 3-year member of the Rotary Club of Fremont, where she has served as Treasurer. Her classification is “Mortgage Investment.” Her sponsor is Steve Lingenbrink.

Candy is married to Bob Igou and they live in Seattle. Her employer is Cedar River Mortgage, LLC, at the Bellevue office, a firm that specializes in Reverse Mortgages.

Candace has served as Treasurer and Board Member of the Wallingford Community Senior Center. She is serving as president of Literacy Source during 2006-2007, and she is a member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. Candy likes to sing, enjoys caring for house plants, and walking. She is also a member of the Ballard Speakeasy Toastmasters.

Questions or comments regarding this proposed member should be directed to Tom Smith (Ph 425-451-8036) no later than Thursday, June 15, at 3:00 p.m.

According to club officials, the induction of four members will take place on Friday, June 23, 2006. The four include Ron Black, John Armenia, Ernie Hayden, and Candace Barroga. Armenia, Hayden and Barroga have previous Rotary membership.


Ernie Hayden Seeks Re-Instatement, Board Approves

Reveille PhotoRecent BBRC member Ernie Hayden is seeking membership once again in Rotary. Because of the press of business last fall, Ernie elected to resign until he could return on a more favorable basis. Then, in January, he suffered serious injuries in a fall at his house which hospitalized him for nearly two weeks and sent him to a 3-month rehab stint.

Ernie’s on the mend now, and as he said, “When you go down like I did, you quickly learn what’s really important to you. My family and my friends who rallied around became the most important things in my life. That’s why I want to resume my activity in the BBRC.”

According to data on Hayden in the BBRC database, he’s got 6 years and 6 months in Rotary, having belonged to the Bellevue club from 1999 to 2002 and joining the BBRC on March 8, 2002. He resigned on September 30 last year.

The Board of Directors approved Ernie’s request for re-instatement. He will be inducted on June 23. Ernie's sponsor is John Mix, and his classification is unchanged: “Homeland Security Specialist.”

Ernie is married to Ginny and they have one daughter, Karina, who is 16. The Haydens live in North Bend. Ernie works as a manager for the Port of Seattle as Chief of Information Security. During his first go-round at the BBRC, Ernie performed as club photographer and assisted on projects such as compiling the committee roster.

Ernie served as a board member for Mountains to Sound Greenway from 1999 to 2004, and he is Vice President of Administration for the National Management Association. He is a member of various information security organizations too secret to mention — or he'd have to kill us.

Ernie's hobbies are photography, computers and reading, and he works hard at weight-lifting and biking.

This serves as the first publication of Ernie Hayden’s application. Any comments or questions should be directed to Club Service II Director Tom Smith (Ph 425-451-8036) no later than Thursday, June 22, 3:00 p.m.


Joint Board Meeting

An annual ritual took place Tuesday afternoon, June 6, as the BBRC Board of Directors welcomed new board members and past presidents to a “changing of the guard” gathering. President Steve Lingenbrink presided over his last board meeting and jointly shared duties with President-Elect Jim Zidar.

Reveille PhotoLingenbrink unveiled the 2006 Annual Report, which detailed the activities and accomplishments of the club this past year.

Club Service II Director Tom Smith gave an excellent recap of the Mission, Values and Vision Strategic Plan. The MVV process has been ongoing since the April 1 Retreat, when club members determined that the club lacked articulation to the questions “Who are we?” “What do we do and how do we do it?” and “Who do we want to be?”

Smith, who has directed similar exercises during his career in the Air Force, was just the facilitator the club was looking for to complete such a task in record time. Tom thanked Jim Zidar, who chaired the MVV Committee, and the committee membership, who toiled mightily during the past two months. The committee included Jenny Andrews, Chuck Barnes, Scott Sadler, Shelley Noble, Rick Klobucher, Jane Kuechle, Will Einstein, Jan Nestler, Jim Owens, John Sheeran, Paul Martin, Steve Szirmai, Phil Salvatori, Zidar and Smith.

In response to Smith’s presentation, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the report and publicize its contents to the membership. A facsimile of the PowerPoint presentation will be posted on the club website. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MVV PRESENTATION (PDF)

Wendi Fischer, Club Service I Director, announced that John Martinka has agreed to chair the Public Relations Committee, taking over from Jenny Andrews, who breathed new life into this important community effort this past year.

Community Service Director Shelley Noble gave a brief presentation on a Bike Safety Fair that is proposed for Bellevue and looking for a local sponsor.

Treasurer Steve Szirmai shrugged off charges that the club was broke, pointing out there would be a slight surplus at the end of June in the club operations account and nearly a $200,000 balance in the BBRC Endowment account. In negotiations with Glendale, the BBRC agreed to add $1.00 to each meal each week beginning July 1. This is the only increase in the meal contract since arriving at Glendale in 1998.


The Friday Program:
Giving Back to Rotary

Reveille PhotoJim Owens introduced the youngest District 5030 Rotarian, David Staley, who returned from Spain after a year as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. David is a full-fledged member of the Rotary Club of Sea-Tac.

David spent the last year as a cultural and ambassadorial scholar in Spain and in other parts of Europe. “Up to this point, my most invaluable educational experience came out of the classroom,” said David. “But then I met Don Gregory, who’ll be Governor-Elect for District 5030 next year. Don told me all about the Ambassadorial Scholar program and I am determined to apply and hopefully be selected.”

That’s what happened. David spent the 2004-2005 year — along with a thousand other Ambassadorial Scholars — attending classes, learning a language, meeting new people around the world. During his year abroad, he studied economics, political science and classical guitar at the University of Salamanca in Spain.

Reveille Photo“I first was a Cultural Scholarship recipient, but I was able to extend the first six months into a full year when Rotary heard it would be on my dime! I spent the year traveling to Russia and Morocco, among other places. My University was founded in 1218 ... the fifth oldest in Europe. I loved the people, as well as the other cultural experiences. I didn’t speak Spanish at the beginning ... I got a nice, blonde interpreter from Canada!”

David was lodged by Spanish families. “I was asked what was my favorite opera? I was expected to have a favorite. They treated me like family. I celebrated their holidays and enjoyed the diversity and lifestyle of my Spanish hosts.” He noted that Spain is a country that has four major languages, where a visitor soon finds out that the south part of the country is completely different from the north.

“It seemed to me that every day started a little bit later, and that the day went a little bit longer. A breakfast meeting is out of the question! During my year, I visited seven Rotary clubs ... from four to 40 members.”

Reveille PhotoHis host counselor was a government attorney general and a lawyer. Jose Julio had been a Rotarian since he was 22 years old. “He taught me things in life that you don’t read in books. I feel very fortunate to have had him as my counselor.”

The Rotary Story is that lives do change because of Rotary. Small programs in a community to an ambassadorial scholarship, each making their difference the world over. David has been a member of Rotaract, an Ambassadorial Scholar and how a member of the Rotary Club of Sea-Tac.

David then asked if he could play his classical guitar from one of the Spanish composers he was privileged to study. “Nine years ago, I took up the classical guitar and this experience to receive special lessons was really great.” He recorded a CD with his repertoire which he offered for $10. “I am selling the CD’s for $10, with $8 of the proceeds going to the Rotary Foundation. I hope you’ll enjoy the music and my song I’ll play for you.”

Reveille PhotoDavid played a beautiful tune that enraptured his audience. Before he wrapped up his presentation, he was asked how a person becomes an Ambassadorial Scholar. “It’s a matter of applying through a local Rotary Club, writing several essays and presenting a resume. Each District may select four scholars per year.” The average stipend for a year being an Ambassadorial Scholar is worth about $22,000.

When asked how he mastered the language so quickly, he said that he became fluent by “isolating myself from English speakers. After 5 months, I could pretty well converse.” He explained that the University system in Spain is based on one big exam at the end of the course. There are no "pop quizzes" during the year. “That exam was the most difficult exam I’ve ever taken.”

Most European countries have many fine universities, but he saw no evidence of vocational or community-type colleges during his stay. When asked if he’d "run with the bulls," he admitted he’d done so — “twice. If you check out the route ahead of time, you don’t have much to worry about. I wasn’t about to get run over by a bull ... think what that would do to the Ambassadorial Scholar program!”

Reveille PhotoIn closing, someone asked about his blonde Canadian interpreter. “I replaced her with a brunette Spaniard!”

For his entertaining talk and classical guitar music, David Staley received a hearty round of applause. The Ambassadorial Scholar program is alive and well at Rotary International. David accepted the certificate donating a book to the King County Library System in recognition of Rotary’s commitment to worldwide literacy programs.

Thanks to Jim and Katie Owens for meeting the needs of the speaker and for Jim’s introduction.


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