Bonnie Hilory, Executive Director of the Saul and Dayee G. Haas Foundation, and organization committed to improving the quality
of life among needy secondary students in communities throughout the State of Washington, by supporting schools to encourage students to stay in school, return to school or get involved within their learning community. (Holert)


During the next several weeks, there will be a transition taking place, with the announcement that Sayoko will take over as Club Administrator. All members should brush up on their Japanese, since we are aware that when she gets frustrated, she reverts back to her native language!

Please give her every consideration. The present Administrator will be coaching and consulting from a distance, but we’ll get the job done, and she’ll be ready to go by the time the next billing comes ‘round on October 1. (We Administrators look at everything by the quarter — hey, the year is almost over!)

Please continue to make-up your missed meetings. Wouldn’t it be record-breaking to have 100% of our members attending one meeting in the future? (We’d have to let Glendale know to handle the crowd.)

Because of the typical slow start in the new Rotary Year, our attendance is down somewhat. We showed 69.52% in July. It’s still vacation season, but we know we’ll do better. Mid-70’s to low 80’s is more typical.

One more Admin Corner for the August 7th issue and Mix will retire. It will be strange not having the Reveille to produce each weekend and take notes on Fridays. It will leave a vast hole in my life. I will miss the BBRC, but we move on.

Thanks to my close associates who stood by to make sure the Reveille schedule was met: to Mark Hough, who has graciously accepted the task of coordinating the reporting of club activities; to Treasurer Steve Szirmai, an almost brand-new member, who has jumped into the financial doings of the club with great gusto and integrity; and to President Jim Zidar who was blind-sided by all of this transition. We shall overcome and you’ll go on to greater and finer things. Happy trails!


Look at a day you are supremely satisfied at the end. It is not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do — and you’ve done it!” — Lord Acton

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


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Bellevue Sunrise Promotes Speed Croquet
Reveille ImageMike Luiten, President of the Bellevue Sunrise Rotary Club, came by to hype their annual fundraiser, the famous Speed Croquet tournament. Teams of six people scramble through the hoops at the Red Hook croquet course. Cost is $65 a player. Event begins with registration from 2:00 to 2:45 on Wednesday, August 9, at the Red Hook Brewery in Woodinville. There is a catered barbecue and awards ceremony following the croquet

The BBRC has fielded a team in the past and those people have learned how to play the game! The Sunrise Club hopes that team and others will return this year.

EADS Putt’n on the Ritz
Reveille ImageBill Perry, ace golfer and Bellevue Sunriser, gave an impassioned pitch for the Elder and Adult Day Services 6th annual Hole in One Golf Benefit at the Willows Run Golf Course on Sunday, August 20, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. The event will take place on the Heron Links Par 3 course and the Rainbow Run Putt-Putt course. There is limited space; only 72 players will find slots. Cost is $75.00 for each player, or $300 per foursome, with tee times set for noon through 3:00 p.m. Contact , (Ph 425-890-8806).


John Mix

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Vol. 19, No. 5, AUGUST 1, 2006

Click here for photos from the meeting.

The Friday Program
Mike Hyodo, The Missionary

Reveille ImageThere’s nothing quite like Mike Hyodo’s smile. You’d never know he’s a dentist! And, he’s so much more as he molds his life in full-time service to his Lord. Mike, a ten-year BBRC member until his move to Stanwood in 2004, returned to tell his ambitious goals of his World Ministries International ministry.

He greeted his former club with an observation that the “BBRC has always been on the edge of the envelope, out front and leading. The BBRC may BE the best darn Rotary club in the world!”

“This is what my life is about today. The Kenya Dental Project.” At this point, Mike introduced video to show what the project plans to do. “We’ve engaged in a benevolence ministry, where we’ve been in and out of various countries, helping people.”



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Friday Potpourri

President Jim opened proceedings with a good-morning greeting, introducing Roger Allington for the invocation and pledge to the flag, and Corr Pearce, greeting visiting Rotarians and guests.

A Health Update from Don Deasy

At last report back in May, I was just starting with radiation on the cancer that had found its way into my "pea brain"' Happy to report that the brain MRI follow-up report on July 24th concluded with these two sentences: "No new abnormality is identified. Findings are consistent with improving metastasis." Thanks, Dr. Morris, those 14 radiation sessions appeared to have done their job.

Meanwhile, the original cancer areas were, to the chagrin of Dr. Kaplan, going unattended. Seems that the Deasys had committed to a travel schedule that made chemo impossible for most of May, June and July. I believe Dr. Kaplan referred to it as a "lifestyle" choice getting in the way of the Doctor's preference. There was a price to pay, as the last scan report reflected some deterioration in the old areas and a couple of new additions.

But we are back after it full bore now with a new regimen (the fifth so far) starting on July 18th. Two chemotherapy drugs (mitomycin and methotrexate) are administered. Both drugs in week 1, one drug in week 2, and then a week off before starting the cycle over. I would expect this to run 3 or 4 cycles before another scan was done so the next report will likely be in late September or early October.

Reveille ImageUntil then our primary mission is to get the old boy's weight up. That svelte 154 reported back in May has fallen to a "skinny" 141 as of this report. Eating has become a bit of a challenge and all the ice cream I've eaten hasn't fixed it yet but we are working on it.

Right now I am on the "injured reserve" list when it comes to golf ... on the last outing right before the 4th of July catching the turf after having swung too hard ended with a torn muscle in the right shoulder ... it has been slow to heal and the golf clubs have thus been idled.

Thanks to all for your continuing support and prayers. My family and all of you have been absolutely unbelievable (most especially Jane). I am truly blessed and most appreciative! God bless!


Luksetich Inducted

Reveille ImageThe BBRC got an elocution lesson on how to pronounce the last name of our newest member, Jon Luksetich. With his mentor John DeWater leading the crowd, the members slowly chanted the name of Luck-se-tich. Tom Smith suggested that all members’ names be reduced to five letters and that Jon be called “Lucky.”

Jon was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He was active in football and wrestling in high school, placing in the top ten in the Iowa State Wrestling Tourney, both his junior and senior year. He attended Iowa State University, where he was an active member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity, and graduated with a BS in Accounting in 1980. He also has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

Jon earned his CPA certificate and ran a consumer lending company for five years. At that point, he went to work for Saint Gobain in their CertainTeed Vinyl Products Group for eight years, holding positions of Controller and Production Manger in Grinnell, IA. A move to Valley Forge, PA, followed, where he became the Divisional Supply Chain Manager. He was promoted to Saint Gobain’s Sovis Division in Kent, WA, as Vice-President of Finance and Operations. In this position, he worked with U.S. and foreign governments on their nuclear material handling equipment. Jon then accepted a job as Director of Supply Chain with Todd Pacific Shipyard in Seattle until 1995. He currently works as a business consultant specializing in supply chain and operational re-engineering. His classification is “Business Solutions.”

Jon is married to Michelle, his wife of 20 years, and they live in the Juanita area of Kirkland. They have two children, Eric (17) and Libby, (14). Jon enjoys biking, hiking, travel, tennis and wood working.

After his sponsor Steve Lingenbrink introduced Jon to the membership, President Zidar took over and welcomed Jon into Rotary. “This is one of the great things a club president gets to do, is bring new members to Rotary. This is my first such induction and I’m proud to welcome Jon Luksetich to the world of Rotary.” With the acquiring of the Red Badge and the Rotary Pin, the crowd rose as one with a round of applause for Mr. Jon “Lucky” Luksetich, the BBRC’s newest member.


Golf Classic Recap

Reveille ImageFundraising Chair Phil Salvatori (also masquerading as President-elect) gave a complete recap of the activities surrounding the BBRC’s successful Golf Classic in mid-July. The event raised over $50,000 for BBRC charities.

“My purpose today is to salute the Corporate sponsors who gave us such massive support for the Classic,” said Phil.

The $200 Level Corporate Sponsors included:

Ben Bridge Jewelers, Steve Luplow; CFIC Home Mortgage, Corr Pearce; Cashman Consulting and Investments, Jeff Cashman; Ernie, Ginny and Karina Hayden, Ernie Hayden; The Healey Alliance, Ron Healey; Rick Klobucher; Houser, Martin and Morris, Bob Holert; Lawrence the Florist, John DeWater; The Martin Financial Group, Paul Martin; Moss Adams, LLP, Jeff Maxwell; Photography by Gill, Larry Gill; Stadelman Chiropractic Health Center, Dr. Peter Stadelman; Seattle University, Carlene Buty; and Stereo Warehouse, Dick Clarke.

The $500 General Sponsor Level was represented by:

Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers, Steve Goldfarb; The Ballard Agency, Chris Ballard; Bratrud Middleton Insurance, Tim Moriarty; Charter Bank, Terry Peterson; Chuck Kimbrough; Don Deasy; Paul Chapman; PGP Valuations, Inc, Chris Monger; Powell Development Company, Peter Powell; Referral Financial, Ron Black; Your Equity Services, Bob McKorkle.

The $1000 Birdie Sponsor Level

Calson Industries, Sadru Kabani; Cary Kopczynski & Company; Business Resource Group, John Martinka; Olympian Precast, Kevin Jewell; Parker Feek and Smith, Steve White; Peterson Sullivan, PLLC, John Smolke; Pratt Legacy Advisors, Alan Pratt; Trudell, Bowen & Lingenbrink, PLLC, Steve Lingenbrink; and Windermere Real Estate, Don Deasy.

The $2500 Eagle Sponsor Level

Davis Wright Tremaine, Rick Klobucher; Seattle Boat Company, Alan Bohling; Union Bank of California, Dean Pollock; Wells Fargo Bank, Ruben Ladlad; Kemper Development, Kemper Freeman.

The $5000 Hole-in-One Sponsor Level

Bellevue Community College, a gift from Howard Johnson; and Microsoft Vista, Morris Kremen and Bill Spencer.

For those sponsors in attendance Friday, signs posted on the golf course were presented to each. The support by the Corporate group amounted to a gross of $39,800 to the Golf Classic. Pretty classy!


The Friday Program
Mike Hyodo, The Missionary

Reveille ImageThere’s nothing quite like Mike Hyodo’s smile. You’d never know he’s a dentist! And, he’s so much more as he molds his life in full-time service to his Lord. Mike, a ten-year BBRC member until his move to Stanwood in 2004, returned to tell his ambitious goals of his World Ministries International ministry.

He greeted his former club with an observation that the “BBRC has always been on the edge of the envelope, out front and leading. The BBRC may BE the best darn Rotary club in the world!”

“This is what my life is about today. The Kenya Dental Project.” At this point, Mike introduced video to show what the project plans to do. “We’ve engaged in a benevolence ministry, where we’ve been in and out of various countries, helping people.”

Mike’s first mission trip was Romania. “My heart was broken to see the poverty and suffering, particularly of the young people. On my third Romanian trip, Steve Lingenbrink accompanied me to the Botasani orphanage, and I knew then that I would visit orphanages.”

Later, Dr. Hyodo established a dental clinic in Perm, Russia, as the BBRC helped fund a 4-chair clinic. Lingenbrink went to Russia, too. You could say that Mike introduced Steve to the mission field and Steve and his family has responded by their work with Agros, bringing a water system and a sense of community to a village in the high mountains of Guatemala. While at Perm on another mission, a 25-person dental team visited nearby orphanages, and called on the inmates of a large prison near the Russian city.

A few years ago, Mike turned his attention to the Caribbean country of Jamaica. He and his family settled for the summer in 2003 in Kingston while the mission established more dental clinics for the people of the island nation. True to his heart, visits to orphanages were at the top of his list.

The Hyodo’s have made trips to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ghana, Liberia, Cuba and now Kenya. At each stop, a new dental clinic is born and professionals to staff them follow.

Reveille Image“Now, our lives take another turn as our family becomes long-term missionaries in Kenya. We will travel to the African nation and establish a mission in Nairobi. Our purpose is to minister to the needs of people who live near the city’s dump ... an estimated 1 million people living in this squalor.” Mike and his family will move on August 9. He plans to build four dental clinics in Kenya. “At the same time, I have a real burden for the people of Liberia, and we’ll hope to help them, too.” Mike’s wife Trisha and four children — Nikki (15), Blake (13), Tia (10) and Joshua (6) — will re-locate to Kenya.

Mike said that he doesn’t have a huge amount of money to make these projects come true. “The BBRC has participated in several of our previous missions where we brought love and assistance particularly to orphans around the world. I would appreciate any support you may have in our new endeavor.”

Mike Hyodo determined to help people around the world twelve years ago. Six dental clinics have been built in other countries and all are self-sustaining and serving the people of those countries. “We’re working with other groups for support, but I must report to you that we’re way under funded.” If you can help Mike, please contact him at World Ministries International or at, email:

Mike’s infectious spirit was rewarded with a certificate to Rotary First Harvest, noting that 1400 pounds of fresh produce has been donated in his name to local food banks. Thanks to Dick Brown for his



The year is 1906.
One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some of the U.S. statistics for the Year 1906:

The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.

There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California.

With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.

The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about 5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at HOME .

Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!

Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and ! Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 U.S. adults couldn't read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Eighteen percent of households in the U.S. had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.