Vol. 18, No. 7, August 15, 2005
IN THIS ISSUE:
This Reveille Home Page | Friday Program: Sunstream Boat Lifts | School Supply Drive | Announcements | Golf Outing Photos Finally Put in an Appearance | Friday Potpourri | Foundation Supports Housing At the Crossroads | Foundation Minute | Web Fun
the friday program:
Our speaker Friday was Ken Hey from Sunstream Boat Lifts. Ken has created a very successful company that can lift boats in and out of the water quickly and easily. Ken talked to us about some of the challenges facing the boating industry.
Concerning trends over the last few decades:
Lack of water access
Tightening environmental concerns
Moorage waiting lists
Marinas and boatyards selling out to developers
Moorage costs increasing quickly
Changing Boat Culture:
Less time for boating
Boats are getting bigger and harder to trailer
Reduced patience for hassle
This year Youth Services has initiated a new program to assist Hopelink and The Salvation Army with their respective annual school supply drives. Members have expressed an interest in helping young children and this is a good start. According to Shelly Noble, the response of these underprivileged children at a school supply drive is something you'd expect to see at Christmas.
If you wish to support this cause, please bring in physical school supplies or a check written to the BBRC. Shelly Noble and Kelly Nolan will be passing out the supplies a week from Friday so we essentially have two meetings to gather support.
Items most needed for distribution include:
big markers pencil pouches or boxes 3 ring binders dividers colored pencils scissors lined paper backpacks
If you have any questions, please contact Nick Paget (at his NEW email address at Morgan Stanley).
The next social hour is coming up on Thursday, August 18, 5:00PM. Curtis Cummings and Steve Lingenbrink will be heading up the tables (hopefully outside on the deck) at the Rock Bottom in downtown Bellevue (Galleria) for a beverage or two, some hors d'oeuvres, and a generous helping of BBRC Fellowship. Take this opportunity to come and meet with your fellow Rotarians for fun and fellowship.
Bill Brooks announced the World Impact Network Golf Invitational, September 17th, at Echo Falls Golf Club. They will be raising funds to buy boats for fishermen in Sri Lanka. Contact Bill for more information.
Howard reminded us that it is the First Harvest work party tomorrow morning. Everyone is being asked to participate at least one time per year. It is a very worthy cause and effort. Please come if you can.
Dont forget to sign up for raffle selling sites!
It was a drizzly day at Mount Si, but there was still evidence of a good time. John Mix, Golf Outing photographer, ran into some 'puter problems which following this event and was unable to provide photos for publication. The Monday following the Outing, John went in for knee replacement surgery, which caused further delay of photo publication. Everything is back on track now. John is on the mend and will soon report back for Editor Duty, and the Golf Outing photos are ready for viewing.
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