Vol. 18, No. 15, October 10, 2005


The Friday Program: New Technology for Document Storage & Retrieval (Jamie Quinn) | News From Norm | Classification Talk: Greg Hendershott | Anniversary Dinner Promo | So, Where Does Your Money Go? | Ballard Locks in More Dough | RI Foundation Recognition | Rotary First Harvest A Busy Place | To Tell the Truth | Web Fun

the friday program:
New Technology for Document Storage & Retrieval

x1010Quinn1Jim Gordon, BBRC Program Chair, recalled a cold call 20 years ago to Friday’s speaker. “This man knows more about wine, has lived in more countries, and has been involved in more successful ventures than anyone I know.” Seems that Jamie Quinn knew about half the people in the audience. He’s a next door neighbor to Colly Radford.

Quinn’s purpose was to tell of a new venture called Net One Software. Jamie, who is VP of Sales and CEO, found that the task of Document Management is a difficult road because there are so many laws that govern what is stored, for how long, and where, when and how it can be destroyed.


News From Norm

Dear Friends and Family,

In today's lesson we will cover the concept of "Adjuvant Therapy" and how your concern for my well-being will expand your limitless quest for knowledge.

It has been four weeks and three days since the removal of my left lung due to the detection of a tissue mass in the upper lobe that was identified as "an atypical presentation." That is medical speak for a cancerous tumor.  (Eeek!! Panic!!)

As last reported, 99.9 % of the cancer was removed. Okay, sounds good to me, but what are we going to do about the .1% that might have been left behind in the form of "teenage mutant cells"? 

These rouge cells have dropped out of the normal orderly process dictated by our DNA and have a tendency to set up shop  under overpasses, in abandoned bone structures and in the darkest recesses in an other wise clean and wholesome mind.

This is where today's lesson comes onto the scene. In the world of Oncology, the terms adjuvant and neoadjuvant have special meanings. Adjuvant therapy refers to additional treatment given after a main mode of therapy, which is usually surgery. For example, radiation or chemotherapy, given after surgery for a breast cancer are both considered adjuvant treatments. Neoadjuvant is given prior to the main therapy.

After much consideration of the pros and cons of seeking out and squashing the mutant cells, it has been decided to proceed with additional chemotherapy. This decision was not made lightly since it will involve the IV infusion of drugs on a weekly basis for the next four months. It means the additional loss of hair and the possibility of nausea and anemia, but it also means that the chances of a full recovery are enhanced by 10 to 20 % and the five-year survival rate is 70%.  Those are the big picture numbers and as we all know each individual case is unique.  

I am thinking in my own mind that it already is 100% cured, and that the adjuvant therapy is a way to really put myself in a position to get extra strokes from golfing partners in 2006 and to make the Oncologists feel that their work does pay dividends for their patients and themselves.

It may just be a coincidence, but the adjuvant therapy seems to coincide with the remainder of the college football season and the entire NFL season including the playoffs and the Superbowl. Perhaps now is the time to breakdown and get the widescreen TV. 

But, perhaps that is just over-reacting to the past four weeks of playing stay-at-home-recuperator. The surgical healing process will be complete in another four weeks and mobility without pain will return.

So, thanks again for your prayers, positive thoughts, cards and best wishes. They seem to be working.

With love,


Classification Talk: Greg Hendershott

x1010HendershottGreg grew up in Detroit, went to a private, Lutheran-church-sponsored school and when on to Michigan State, where he majored in advertising. “I had a whole bunch of great ideas about advertising products, and after moving to California, I found getting a job in that field may not be the ticket. Instead, I enrolled in the University of Oregon Law School, served an internship with the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and majored in labor and employment law.”

Along the way, he married Liz, who works in neurosurgery at Providence Hospital. The Hendershott’s have a month-old daughter, Kate, joining 2-year-old brother Keith.

After working in a San Francisco law firm, the coupled wanted to move to the Northwest, which they did. In 2000 Greg joined Dorsey & Whitney, a Minneapolis-based law firm which is best known for mergers and acquisitions.

“My career has been a management-side labor lawyer. I represented Kaiser Aluminum in the strike that hit the company a couple of years ago. My job is to try and litigate cases. These are wage-and-hour cases. Subjects such as overtime, commissions, issues like that.

In every conversation with a client, I am asked the same questions. The answer to the question ‘Can I fire him?’ is ‘Yes.’ The answer to the question ‘Can I be sued?’ is ‘Yes.’”

So much for free advice!

Thanks to Greg Hendershott for a fine classification talk. And, congratulations to Greg for completing the requirements for his permanent Blue Badge!


So, Where Does Your Money Go?

salvationarmySMDoing the Most Good’ is the title of a report from the Salvation Army providing a tally of activity surrounding support for the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. With the BBRC sending $7415 to the Army, here’s where our money went:

• The Salvation Army has served 2,038,749 hot meals, 3,129,792 sandwiches, snacks and drinks; has 150 Mobile Feeding Units (Canteens), and 10 Field Kitchens, capable of producing 20,000 hot meals each per day in the many areas affected.

• The Salvation Army has distributed 35,083 cleaning kits (broom, mop, bucket and detergent) and 59,702 Food boxes of groceries.

• The Salvation Army has registered and begun helping with 163,777 Social Services cases and the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network has received over 60,000 inquires and found 15,593 survivors as the result of those inquiries.

• The Salvation Army counts 6,963 Officers, 6,744 Employees and 42,597 Volunteers serving in the affected areas. Salvation Army officers, employees and volunteers have served a total of 420,239 hours helping people in the Gulf Coast area. The reported is dated September 30.

The Salvation Army responded immediately following the hurricanes serving the needs of survivors by providing shelter, food, water, ice, cleaning supplies and hygiene products. Over 600,000 people have been served in at least 30 states. The information in the report above represents the Southern Territory of the Salvation Army’s 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Our thanks to Bonnie H. Rush, Financial Development Director of the Northwest Divisional Headquarters in Seattle for passing on this information. Her note says: “Thank you friends! Your generosity has touched many lives!”


Ballard Locks in More Dough

Chris Ballard was like a loose cannon, having taken a few weeks off. Dean Pollock was snared for $2.00 for an ad in a local magazine. Didn’t mention the BBRC.

Wendi Fischer got a spread in the NY Times, where the subject was Chess. She got her name mentioned five times ... and no mention of the BBRC ... $5.00.

Tom Harrelson was asked by the Sergeant why he was the only new member to show up for a September New Member meeting. He could only opine (that's a word that President Bush used the other day) that this function of the club was "lacking leadership." Jim Zidar is officially in charge of this activity, and was accosted by Ballard. Jim’s such a nice guy!

President Lingenbrink had no badge on this morning — Ballard had it. The SAA was looking for another big shot to fine and saw Dick Brown, representing Windermere. Ballard called this his “Tri-Fecta.” Deasy yelled to Dick that he’d cover his fine! In other words, there was lots of interaction in today’s visit of the Sergeant at Arms!


RI Foundation Recognition

x1010pins1The Two Dons (Chandler and Deasy) joined by Brown recognized two members for their RI Foundation contributions. Deasy exhorted the crew to “get in the hunt for the $330 average contribution per club member achieved last year. This will help us reach our goal of Every Rotarian, Every Year,” said Don.

Two Sapphire pins were awarded, one with five sapphires, denoting a contribution of at least $6000 went to Cary Kopczynski, and the other to our beloved former member Sharon Edberg for her contribution of $4000, which nets her a three-sapphire pin. Congratulations to these two past presidents for continuing to support the Rotary Foundation!


Rotary First Harvest A Busy Place

x1010JohnsonThanks to Howard Johnson’s coercive ways, 30 members of the BBRC have reported for duty at Pier 91 on behalf of Rotary First Harvest. For years, this District project has set aside the second Saturday of each month for a Work Party, where various fresh produce is sorted for delivery to area food banks. And for years, a loyal and dedicated group of Rotarians from the BBRC faithfully showed up to help make the Work Party a success.

But now, what with hurricanes and other pressing needs, the last two months have seen an additional afternoon work party, giving Rotarians an even better chance of participation. The strategy is working! Howard reports 30 members have attended 36 separate work parties, giving aid and comfort to the Rotary First Harvest sponsors.

So, the battle cry is “One RFH Work Party, Each Rotarian” a chant that urges each club member to pick out a future date (second Saturday every month) and reserve that time to attend a future Work Party. Bring 12-year-old or older family members, next door neighbors and anyone else who needs some additional community service hours.

Howard’s attendance list looks like this after four work sessions, or 1/3 of the year:

Ballard (1), Barnes (2), Bolson (1), Burnett (1), Buty (1), Cogswell (1), Erickson (1), Face (1), Forney (1), Harrelson (1), Holert (1), Hough (1), Jewell (1), Hojo (3), Ladlad (1), Lingenbrink (1), Martin (1), May (1), McKorkle (3), Miller (1), Monger (1), Owens (1), Peterson (2), Rule (1), Shrader (1), Spencer (1), Teel (1), Young (1), Zidar (1).

Just 80 more members to go to get 100%! Make your reservation now!


Friday Potpourri

President Lingenbrink opened the meeting, welcoming members and guests. He introduced Greg Hendershott, who delivered the invocation and led the pledge to the flag. New member Hal Teel introduced several visiting Rotarians and numerous guests. Most notably was Steve Vincent, who was introduced for the tenth time by his sponsor-to-be, Cary Kopczynski. The reason for the delay in Vincent's application processing is the fact that his name is Steve and the club has already its maximum number of Steves. It is rumored that the membership committee is going to ask Vincent to change his last name to Van Gogh and use his last name as his first. This would really help out the roster, since we've never had anyone named Vincent.

x1010TruthBarely one week into his membership, Hal Teel stepped forward to participate in the occasional feature “To Tell the Truth.” Hal told the audience four things about himself, one of which was false. Each table was to decide which of the four was false and identify their choice. If they were right, no fine. All wrong answers cost a dollar from each member at that table.

Hal said:

1. He’d climbed a 1200-foot vertical rock face.

2. He’d evaded police and a train.

3. Worked with two NFL head coaches on a project.

4. Lost an eating competition.

Turns out, Hal’s son was the one who climbed the rock. That meant that four tables had the wrong answer and the SAA pot grew by a few bucks.


the friday program:
New Technology for Document Storage & Retrieval

x1010Quinn2Jim Gordon, BBRC Program Chair, recalled a cold call 20 years ago to Friday’s speaker. “This man knows more about wine, has lived in more countries, and has been involved in more successful ventures than anyone I know.” Seems that Jamie Quinn knew about half the people in the audience. He’s a next door neighbor to Colly Radford.

Quinn’s purpose was to tell of a new venture called Net One Software. Jamie, who is VP of Sales and CEO, found that the task of Document Management is a difficult road because there are so many laws that govern what is stored, for how long, and where, when and how it can be destroyed.

A couple of years ago, Jamie and a colleague attended a training session for some new software in Federal Way. “We found it to be very complicated and the training of operators was difficult. We asked ourselves, why wasn’t there a software product that was made easy, to learn and operate? We resolved to develop such a product and now we’re on the market.”

x1010GordonQuinn said the new software in a Spanish version was tested in Latin America, including Brazil, Mexico and Columbia. “Columbia is the fastest-growing market in South American, primarily because their government determined several years ago to offer education to all Columbians in the latest technology. That trend has continued, and surprisingly, despite all you hear, the country is far ahead of its neighbors in this field.”

The new software deals with storage of documents by offering a system that keeps track of a destruction schedule as required by law. At this point in his presentation, Quinn rolled a 17-minute video on powerpoint software, which had the quaintest blip scattered throughout the video. Every so often, the narration would hit a glitch and in rapid-fire repetition, repeat a portion of a sentence. For instance, the narrator would say “Operating the system is easy,” and the glitch would arrive and this phrase was repeated four or five times. This occurred about five times during the video, just to keep things interesting.

Reveille would urge those of you who have document management needs to pay a visit to Quinn said this site will get you all the information you need to investigate this product further.

x1010QuinnLingenbrinkQuinn said that the product will be known as Net One, although it’s accessed as FileNiche for now. “This is an advanced form of file management software and you’re invited to visit the website to learn more.” As Jamie said with a smile, “watching this video on computer software operation is like watching paint dry.” Heck, we know that, Jamie. It happens everything we volunteer to paint a house in Bellevue — after we slop some paint on, we take a break for donuts and coffee and watch the paint dry. We’re professionals!

Upon closing his presentation, President Lingenbrink said, “Please accept our appreciation, please accept our appreciation, please accept our appreciation, please accept our appreciation ...” as the certificate was presented to Mr. Quinn for his talk, noting that a book has been donated to the King County Library System’s Ready-to-Read program, in conjunction with Rotary’s emphasis on literacy worldwide.


John Mix

Wendi Fischer, Andrew Face



Seattle Seahawks CEO Tod Leiwecke stops by to extol the pro team’s effort at a winning year. Coming off a big win in St. Louis, the Hawks are alone in first place in the NFC West. Something to crow about! Come hear all about the Seahawks this week at Glendale Country Club. Breakfast served at 7:00 a.m., weekly meeting at 7:30 and program at 8:00.

HEADS UP for Friday, October 28. This is an off-site meeting at Microsoft with Curt Cummings in charge. Make plans to attend this special program. There will be NO MEETING at Glendale that morning. A major Microsoft executive will be the featured speaker. Same time, different place. Details to follow for site specifics.


Many thanks to Wendi Fischer who volunteered to snap photos for this week’s Reveille. Let’s go out and find more Rotarians like Wendi Fischer!


Quarterly dues should be in everyone’s hands. Please plan to return your remittance no later than Friday, November 10. Thanks.



A person can succeed at almost anything for which he/she has unlimited enthusiasm. 



Nick Paget, October 13

Mary Bell, October 14

Bill Spencer, October 14

John Mix, October 15


Jeff Maxwell, 16 years

Robin Callan, 14 years

Rourke O’Brien, 12 years

Brian Evison, 10 years

Ruben Ladlad, 3 years

Mike Ralph, 1 year


Anniversary Dinner Promo

John DeWater and Chris Ballard pulled off a skit with two of our older members discussing the Anniversary Dinner with its theme “Swing the Night Away.”




Neither of these two old-timers looked like they could swing a flyswatter, but the whole shtick was to promote the 20th Anniversary of the BBRC. The event is set for The Bellevue Club on Friday, November 11. Online sign-up is available right now.

As DeWater & Ballard said “Don’t sign up! Because then, Sayoko (Kuwahara, Fellowship Chair) comes after you!”



Web Fun

Jewish One-Liners

Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call. -- Richard Lewis   

My father never lived to see his dream come true of an all-Yiddish-speaking Canada. -- David Steinberg   

I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up. They have no holidays. -- Henny Youngman   

Look at Jewish history. Unrelieved lamenting would be intolerable. So, for every ten Jews beating their breasts, God designated one to be crazy and amuse the breast beaters. By the time I was five I knew I was that one. -- Mel Brooks   

The time is at hand when the wearing of a prayer shawl and skullcap will not bar a man from the White House, unless, of course, the man is Jewish. -- Jules Farber   

Even if you are Catholic, if you live in New York, you're Jewish. If you live in Butte, Montana, you are going to be a goy even if you are Jewish. -- Lenny Bruce   

God, I know we are your chosen people, but couldn't you choose somebody else for a change? -- Shalom Aleichem   

The remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served us nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. -- Calvin Trillin   

Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses: he took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil! -- Golda Meir   

Even a secret agent can't lie to a Jewish mother. -- Peter Malkin   

My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. -- Benjamin Disraeli   

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it. -- Sam Levenson   

Don't be humble; you are not that great. -- Golda Meir   

I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I had lost exactly two weeks. -- Joe E. Lewis   

Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding in which you put your money in your pants pocket and give your coat to your creditors. -- Sam Goldwyn   

A spoken contract isn't worth the paper it's written on. -- Sam Goldwyn   

Everybody likes a kidder but nobody loans him money. -- Arthur Miller   

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life unless I buy something. -- Jackie Mason   

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. -- Woody Allen

Marriage is a wonderful institution. But who wants to live in an institution? -- Groucho Marx

Whoever called it necking was a poor judge of anatomy. -- Groucho Marx

A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it. -- Oscar Levant

Too bad that all the people who know how to run this country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair. -- George Burns

Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen. -- Mort Sahl

A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours. -- Milton Berle

I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs. -- Sam Goldwyn

With the collapse of vaudeville, new talent has no place to stink. -- George Burns

When I bore people at a party, they think it is their fault. -- Henry Kissinger