"The Myths of Technology Change," Bob Seidensticker has more than 25 years in the computer industry, and he is the author of "Future Hype: The Myths of Technology Change." Bob holds 13 software patents and is a passionate Third-World traveler who lives with his family in Woodinville. (Jim Gordon)

Norman Vincent Peale: “Yesterday ended last night; every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting and move on.” 

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Howard Johnson reminded members that the next work party will be this Saturday, September 9, from 9:00 to noon. Anyone who wants to participate and does not know where the First Harvest facility is should .

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Directory Photo Shoot
Larry Gill has graciously consented to another round of Directory photos, this session to be held on September 29.

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Vol. 19, No. 10, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006
THE FRIDAY PROGRAM: Computers to Slovakia (John Martinka) | Friday Potpourri | Rotary First Harvest Work Party | Directory Photo Shoot | Classification Talk: Paul Chapman | Guests From Upper Slobovia | Web Fun

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Friday's Program:
Computers To Slovakia

Reveille ImageOur own John Martinka described the two trips to Slovakia which he has made and an upcoming trip to Turkey, all under the auspices of Computers for the World. In 2005 and 2006, John led a group of Newport High School students and teachers and fellow Rotarians to Slovakia to deliver and set up computers in schools and other public places. Through the efforts of Bill Spencer, Curtis Cummings and Steve Szirmai, matching contributions from Microsoft in the form of XP and Office software were installed in the computers.

This project was co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Zilnia, Slovakia. In 2005, 100 computers were delivered, and in 2006, 150 computers were delivered. The budget for the first year was $14,500 and the second year, $18,500.

John showed pictures of some of the places where the computers have been installed — schools, a hospital, a library and two after-school youth centers.

The Newport High School students are in a program called Cisco Systems Network Academy. They take a double class every day in computer networking, and in two years they become certified. John described how the students worked very long days to install the computers.

In April of 2007 during Spring Break for the high school students another trip is planned to Istanbul under the auspices of the Bahceshir Rotary Club in Instanbul. Three hundred computers are planned to be installed. Nintendo has graciously agreed to provide all of its old computers, as they are upgraded to the program. John will be seeking a $4,000 donation from the BBRC, as he did last year, and a number of club members are intending to accompany John on the trip next April.


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Friday Potpourri

Reveille ImageJames Z did the honors and called the meeting to order. Chip Erickson delivered an invocational prayer for the workers in honor of Labor Day; Hal Teel introduced visiting guests and Rotarians. The President noted that September is New Generations Month, emphasizing Rotary’s interest in youth.

Club Administrator Sayoko Kuwahara provided a tutorial on Rotary make-up policy. She don’t want no paper! Members should simply use the make-up reporting form on line. Remember that make-ups can only be made within 14 days either way of the missed meeting date.

Reveille ImageJenny Andrews urged everyone to sign up for committees to support the Walk-A-Thon. She circulated sign-up sheets for the committees and urged members to get involved and make this a successful event.

PLEASE NOTE: Please remember to set aside an additional 15 minutes immediately following the BBRC meeting this coming Friday, September 8, for Walk-A-Thon committee meetings. This will be the fall kick-off for the 7-month planning process that will culminate in the Walk-A-Thon on April 28th.


classification Talk: Paul Chapman

Reveille ImageTaking President Z up on his offer to sign up for classification talks, Paul Chapman brought his resume current. Paul is a native of Vancouver, BC, and an alum of UBC. He offered a $20 Starbucks coupon to anyone who could name the UBC football team. Alas, no one knew that it is the “Thunderbirds.”

Paul described his career in real estate services business. He is now in his fifth year with the world’s largest real estate service company, C B Richard Ellis. Paul works for C B Richard Ellis Investors, the investment management arm of the company, with over $20 billion of assets under management. Some of its larger customers are pension plans, union retirement funds, corporate funds. One of Paul’s principal customers is the Alaska Permanent Fund.

Paul showed that he has not lost his sense of humor when he disclosed that he is divorced but working hard to save money to try it again!


Guests From Upper Slobovia

Reveille ImageReveille ImageIn keeping with John Martinka’s program of computers for Slovakia, Wilhelm and Stefan, otherwise known as Andrew Face and Steve Szirmai, appeared out of nowhere and challenged Martinka to a push-up contest (No girlie-mon push-ups allowed!).

John was up to the task, doing his 20 push-ups with relative ease and the whole production cost only $1.00 per person.



As I've Matured ...

I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.

I've learned that one good turn gets most of the blankets.

I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

I've learned that depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

I've learned to not sweat the petty things, and not to pet the sweaty things.

I've learned that age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

I've learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it.

I've learned that there is a fine line between genius and insanity.

I've learned that artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, unless we are celebrities.

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