VOL 20, NO 1
, JULY 3, 2007

Rotating the Wheels Dinner, Friday Evening, June 29, 2007
 | July is One Crazy Month! | Rotarian of the Year: Sayoko Kuwahara | More Lyrics Than You Can Shake a Schtick At | Web Fun

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Rotating the Wheels Dinner
Friday Evening, June 29, 2007

Reveille ImageMistress of Ceremonies, Jenny Andrews, got the annual Rotating the Wheels Dinner going at the Hollywood School House shortly after 7:00 p.m. Bob Bowen, resident theologian, delivered the invocation.

After an excellent dinner, thanks to Collector’s Café Catering, the BBRC House Band took to the floor. In case you have tried to erase the Band from your memory, let’s reintroduce the crew: Andrew “Sergeant Andy” Face on guitar, Chip “Easy Does It” Erickson on guitar, Tom “Heavy Metal” Smith on guitar, John “Flower Boy” DeWater on base, Chris “Fiddlesticks” Monger on the drums, and, last but not least, Jim “Fish Lips” Owens on the harmonica.

Reveille ImageThe House Band delivered a couple of numbers to the tunes of Beatles songs "Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "I Get By with a Little Help From My Friends." Then, a tribute to Jimmy Z, to the tune of "Wasting Away in Margaritaville" and a reprise from pre-Walkathon days to the tune of "I Walk the Line." [See lyrics here.]

Mistress Jenny recounted the top 10 memorable moments of Jimmy Z’s presidency:

10BBRC wins Rotary International Presidential Citation

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10BBRC completes Crossroads Spray Park with a $250,000 check to the City of Bellevue.

10BBRC makes its largest scholarship contributions ever — a total of $22,500 to seven students.

10In International Service, BBRC sponsored a Computers For The World trip to Turkey, sent books to Ethiopia, is preparing a water project in Kenya, and sent a GSE team to Japan, while hosting an incoming GSE team from Japan.

10BBRC membership hit its highest point ever with 117 members.

10President Z sets record for weather challenges.

10Jimmy Z won the trophy for shortest drive at the BBRC Retreat and misplaced the coveted trophy three times.

10On one gloomy winter Friday, Glendale Country Club failed to tell President Jim that the building was closed for renovations, as members fumbled around in the dark.

10At the BBRC retreat, President-elect Phil Salvatori announced he was resigning from the club — no such luck.

10Jimmy Z gets serenaded by Aretha and the Franklinettes.

The 2006-07 Board took its last bow. Board members included Jenny Andrews, Wendi Fischer, Steve Szirmai, Tom Smith, Andrew Face, Shelley Noble, Phil Salvatori, Steve Lingenbrink and Jane Keuchle. Absent were David Bolson and Curt Cummings.

Reveille ImageWith appropriate pomp and ceremony, President Zidar was retired and incoming President Phil Salvatori, took the floor to introduce the 2007-08 board: Hal Teel, Jenny Andrews, Steve Szirmai, Tom Harrelson, Chris Ballard, Fred Barkman, John Martinka, Steve Vincent, Curtis Cummings, and David Bolson.

Jenny Andrews presented floral sprays to outgoing presidential spouse, Sandy Zidar, and incoming presidential spouse, Connie Salvatori.

With that, the meeting adjourned.


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Rotarian of the Year: Sayoko Kuwahara

For only the fourth time in its history, the BBRC recognized a Rotarian of the Year, none other than Sayoko Kuwahara, for her tireless efforts, including leading the outbound GSE team to Japan. Truly an award well deserved!

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More Lyrics Than You Can Shake a Schtick At

Wasting Away in Bellevue Breakfastville
Lyrics by Chip Erickson
Sung to the tune of "Wasting Away in Margaritaville"

Livin' in Bellevue, I don't need to tell you
Can sometimes bring a man to his knees
But each Friday at seven, there's a little bit of heaven
Hangin' out with our pal Jimmy Z

Wasted away again in Bellevue Breakfastville
With our four way test banner unfurled
Some people say that Jimmy Z is to blame
But I know, we're the best darn club in the world

He served as our president, a proud Bellevue resident
Under his leadership our club did thrive
But he often was harassed, and really embarassed
When he got the award for the shortest drive


Now Jimmy's in clover, 'cause his term is over
And he'll never have to do it again
But it's another story, for Phil Salvatori
For him the fun just now begins

Wasted away again in Bellevue Breakfastville
With our four way test banner unfurled
Some people say that Salvatori's to blame
But I know, we're the best darn club in the world


We All Like to Help, Rotarians
Lyrics by Andrew Face
Sung to the tune of "I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends"

What would you think if stole an old tune,
Please don’t stand up and walk out on me.
Lend me your ears and I'll tell you a tale,
That’s explains why this Club came to be.

We just all like to help, Rotarians,
We get high when we help, Rotarians,
Going to try a little help, Rotarians.

What do we do when the need is away.
(International gets on the phone)
How about those who surround us each day?
(oh we’re glad to help out here at home)
Yes we just all like to help, Rotarians.

Is there need anybody?
We just show someone our love.
It could be anybody
We just show someone our love.

Can you believe all this suff’ring and plight?
Yes we’re certain that it happens all the time.
What do you say we don’t give up the fight,
I can tell you, that this Club won’t stop try’n.

We just all like to help, Rotarians,
We get high when we help, Rotarians,
Going to try a little help, Rotarians.

Is there need anybody?
We just show someone our love.
It could be anybody
We just show someone our love.

We just all like to help, Rotarians,
We get high when we help, Rotarians,
Going to try a little help, Rotarians.


Sgt Andy's BBRC Band
Lyrics by Andrew Face
Sung to the tune of "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

More than twenty years ago today,
Sgt. Andy taught the band to play
He’s been going in and out of style
And he’s guaranteed to raise a smile.
So may I introduce to you
The act you've known for all these years,
Sgt. Andy's B.B.R.C. Band.

We're Sgt. Andy's BBRC Band,
We hope you will enjoy the show,
We're Sgt. Andy's BBRC Band,
Sit back and let the evening go.
Sgt. Andy's BB, Sgt. Andy's BB,
Sgt. Andy's BBRC Band.

Twenty-One-derful to be here,
That’s certainly a thrill.
Club membership has benefits,
We’d like to tell you all about,
The reasons we have grown.

I don't really want to stop his show,
But I thought that you might like to know,
That the singer's going to sing a song,
And he wants you all to sing along.
So let me introduce to you
The one and only Andy Face
And Sgt. Andy's BBRC Band.


I Walk-a-Thon
Lyrics by Chip Erickson
Sung to the tune of "I Walk the Line"

I used to stand outside of QFC
And watch the shoppers try to avoid me
But we have a new fundraiser now you see
'Cause we're all on the walkathon

It starts and ends at Bellevue City Hall
It's only 5K so you won't hit the wall
The BBRC will be standing tall
When we're all on the walkathon

So mark you calendar for April 28th
It starts at 9AM so don't be late
We need the whole club to participate
Avoid a fine and walk the line!

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Web Fun

Will Rogers Truisms
Courtesy of Bob Vallat

Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash with Wylie Post in 1935, was probably the greatest political sage this country has ever known.

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman ... neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men: the ones who learn by reading; the few who learn by observation; the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

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Special "Get Together" that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!
I Remember Papa," Lou Guzzo, is a man of multiple talents. Originally from Cleveland Ohio, Lou moved to Seattle after being in the Army in WWII and joined the Seattle Times news staff. After 6 years as a reporter and editor, he spent 20 years as the Times drama, music, films and arts critic, for which he wrote a daily column. He was named the Seattle PI Managing Editor and later Executive Editor, in which capacities he lead a series of award winning investigations. Lou also served as Communications consultant to the US Atomic Energy Commission, ran the successful campaign of Dixy Lee Ray for Governor and served as her chief policy officer, historic preservation officer, and other roles. After serving in Olympia, Lou served as commentator and editorial consultant at KIRO TV for 12 years. Lou is the author of 28 books, with three more nearing completion, and he writes daily commentaries on his website. (Holert)

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


Steve Roberts, 07/05
Mike Ralph, 07/06
Roger Allington, 07/12
John Armenia, 07/13
Steve Luplow, 07/14
Tom Smith, 07/15
Craig Groshart, 07/18
Carlene Buty, 07/19
Curt Cummings, 07/19
John DeWater, 07/20
Paul Juul, 07/20
Cary Kopczynski, 07/21
Kevin Jewell, 07/23
Chuck Barnes, 07/25
Jeff Maxwell, 07/25
Steve Goldfarb, 07/31


Jeff Cashman, 21 yr
Paul Martin, 20 yrs
Kevin Jewell, 14 yrs
Mark Hough, 14 yrs
Steve Bender, 2 yrs
Jon Luksetich, 1 yr
Candy Igou, 1 yr
Ernie Hayden, 1 yr
Ron Black, 1 yr
John Armenia, 1 yr


July is One Crazy Month!

JULY 6th, Glendale Country Club; special "Get Together" that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS! Cancel any other plans you may have had for this date, and be sure to attend. You'll be sorry if you don't.

JULY 13th, OFF-SITE, Newport Yacht Club, Newport Shores; Nautical Theme with high speed boat rides — compliments of Alan Bohling and Seattle Boat — after the meeting, so dress accordingly!

JULY 20th, Glendale Country Club, Regular Meeting!

JULY 27th, NO MEETING, Date changed to July 30th at Willows Run Golf Course.

JULY 30th, Monday, Willows Run Golf Course, 7:00AM Check-In for 8:00AM Tee-Off for our Annual BBRC Charity Golf Event. Lunch will follow, so EVERYONE should plan on attending.

August - Aaaah ... life returns to a "normal" pace, whatever that may be.

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