Vol. 18, No. 22, NOVEMBER 28, 2005:
The Giving Tree | The Holiday Breakfast | We Get Emails | Slate of Officer, Directors Presented | Web Fun


The Giving Tree

Here’s an important plea from Phil Salvatori: 

x1128SantaBasksetballI have only one Giving Tree Ornament left and it is for two Sonics tickets for a "Dad."  This request is for a Dad in a family supported through the Lake Heights YMCA, ala Scott Sadler's activity. If any Club Member has season tickets and would either: a) like to donate two tickets to ANY game played after Christmas, or b) sell them to Santa at a reasonable price, I sure would like them to get in touch with me ASAP.  anta would be MOST pleased. I know that "Dad" will be elated on Christmas morning if we can make this wish come true, and YES, it WILL come true. Santa's job is to see to simple little things like that.


The Holiday Breakfast

x1128santaA large crowd is expected at the BBRC’s annual Holiday Breakfast. Where else could you settle down to a wonderful buffet breakfast in the dark? And, be entertained by Santa interviewing your kids? And, your kids getting all dressed up early in the morning to join a whole bunch of other kids to enjoy this special seasonal event? The answers, of course, lie in whether you’ve signed up for the breakfast, telling the Fellowship Committee how many guests you’re bringing. Do that right away so Sayoko gets to enjoy Christmas, too!

Email Sayoko at


We Get Emails

Your editor recently received this email from Donna Clarke regarding the dispensing of erroneous information in the Reveille. As far as mistakes go, this is one of our better ones!

Dear John:

I was catching up on our email and read the issue of the Rotary Revielle describing the 20th birthday party. 

I know your work on the newsletter is almost perfect, but you did make a mistake. During the Oldywed Game, the question asked, in baseball terms, was:

"How far did Dick get on your FIRST DATE?" 


"Not how far did he get on your HONEYMOON?"

The answer was, of course, he didn't even get out of the dugout. Quite a difference!

Donna Clarke


Slate of Officer, Directors Presented

As per the Manual of Procedure, the Slate of Officers and Directors was made public Friday. President Lingenbrink announced the Nominating Committee offers the following slate for the 2006-2007 Rotary Year.

President - Jim Zidar

Immediate Past President - Steve Lingenbrink

Secretary - Jeanne Thorsen

Treasurer - Steve Szirmai

Sergeant At Arms - Andrew Face

Club I Director - Wendi Fischer

Club Service II Director - Tom Smith

Community Service Director - Shelley Noble

Vocational Service Director - Carlene Buty

International Service Director - Curt Cummings

Foundation Service Director - Jane Kuechle

President-Elect - Phil Salvatori


Again per Manual of Procedure, the election of this slate will be held the First Friday in December, or December 2nd. At that time, additional nominations can be made.


Web Fun

Performance Evaluations

For everyone who has ever had or given an evaluation, just remember, it could have been worse. These are actual quotes taken from US federal government employee performance evaluations.

1. "Since my last report, this employee has reached rock-bottom and has started to dig."

2.  "I would not allow this employee to breed."

3. "This employee is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a definite won't be."

4.  "Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap."

5.  "When she opens her mouth, it seems that it is only to change feet."

6.  "This young lady has delusions of adequacy."

7. "He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them."

8.  "This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot."

9. "This employee should go far, and the sooner he starts, the better."

10. "Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thingy to hold it all together."

11. "A gross ignoramus -- 144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus."

12. "He doesn't have ulcers, but he's a carrier."

13. "He's been working with glue too much."

14. "He would argue with a signpost."

15. "He brings a lot of joy whenever he leaves the room."

16. "When his IQ reaches 50, he should sell."

17. "If you see two people talking and one looks bored, he's the other one."

18. "A photographic memory but with the lens cover glued on."

19. "A prime candidate for natural de-selection."

20. "Donated his brain to science before he was done using it."

21. "Gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming."

22. "He's got two brains cells, one is lost and the other is out looking for it."

23. "If he were any more stupid, he'd have to be watered twice a week."

24. "If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you'd get change."

25. "If you stand close enough to him, you can hear the ocean."

26. "It's hard to believe he beat out 1,000,000 other sperm."

27. "One neuron short of a synapse."

28. "Some drink from the fountain of knowledge; he only gargled."

29. "Takes him 2 hours to watch 60-minutes."

30. "The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead"



Wally Walker, Seattle Supersonics NBA franchise CEO will visit to tell the BBRC of the outlook for the team this season. Bring a guest or a potential new member to Glendale Country Club, 7:00 a.m. this Friday morning for a sumptuous buffet breakfast.


Second quarter is rapidly coming to an end. For those carrying a balance on your October billing, the Treasurer asks you give her a special Christmas present by clearing your account. Pay by mail to BBRC, PO Box 3003, Bellevue WA 98009-3003; bring your check to the next three meetings; or ask the cashier to transact your business by credit card. Thanks very much


Sayoko Kuwahara, 12/4

Kim Shrader, 12/5

Steve Vincent, 12/6

Peter Powell, 12/7

Dick Clarke, 12/9

John Sheeran, 12/20

Steve Szirmai, 12/23

Don Deasy, 12/27


Cary Kopczynski, 12 yrs

Wayne McCaulley, 9 yrs

Terry Peterson, 7 yrs

Will Einstein, 6 yrs

Larry May, 6 yrs

Carlene Buty, 5 yrs

Mitch Freedman, being inducted December 2!



John Mix