VOL 20, NO 15, OCTOBER 9, 2007


Friday Program:
Ed Mattson, President, Linda Mattson Wings of Hope Cancer Foundation

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club-Reveille ImageEd Mattson spoke to members about the Linda Mattson Wings of Hope Cancer Foundation. Linda, Ed's wife, died of cancer in 2000. He started the foundation to help others battle the disease, and it has now expanded to become a cancer support group of Rotarians, organizing the transportation of children to treatment.

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club-Reveille ImageEd also provided information about the benefits of storing cord blood stem cell banking. Cells from the baby's umbilical cord can serve as a type of biological investment, Ed said, because the genetically unique stem cells have current and potential future uses in medical treatment. Cord blood only can be collected at birth.

With the help of the Rotary Foundation, Ed's organization also is helping children in Eastern Europe.

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Chip Erickson gave the invocation and pledge. Elena Howell introduced visiting Rotarians and guests.

President Phil again noted the call for nominations for District Governor for the 2010-2011 year.

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Classification Talk: Candy Igou

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club-Reveille ImageCandy’s roots are for the Deep South born in NE Alabama in a town at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain Range. Early family life was lovingly filled with caring for her grandparents, Ma and Pa. She reported typical teenage years and boasted that she had meet Bear Bryant in person.

Candy began a career in banking in 1974. Favorite customers were the elderly who needed to learn from her how to write checks. Following her older sister, she moved to Portland, OR, in 1978, working for Fred Meyer S & L when interest rates where the highest of record. She lived in Denver and Chicago for several years before moving to Seattle in 1984 to raise a family.

Banking as her career became a challenge with mergers and changes. Several years ago she left banking to become an educator as a specialist in reverse mortgage. Finding her passion by again working with the elderly and their families, Candy enjoys teaching the pros and cons of this unique mortgage tool for senior homeowners.

Recently celebrating her one year anniversary with her husband, Bob, they enjoy their practice with the Granddogs, since Grandchildren has yet to begin from their five children.

Candy expressed appreciation and regard for having felt the love of the BBRC Family surround and encourage her during the loss of her sister last year. She truly knows that BBRC is the greatest Rotary club ever.

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Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club-Reveille ImageRotarian of the Month: Jim Kindsvater
The Rotarian of the Month was described as a person who is behind the scenes and always gets in your face. With that, President Phil called up Jim Kindsvater for the honor, prompting one of the members to shout: "Someone grab the camera."

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More Information on Rotary First Harvest
The answer to some of the questions from last week are:

  • Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club-Reveille ImageThe donation of food in honor of each speaker costs the club $25.

  • The program was begun in 1982 when two members of the University Rotary Club began collecting food.

  • Carrots are the most abundant food collected.

  • A total of 7.3 million pounds of food was collected in the 2006-2007 year.

Members were reminded that the BBRC goal for participation days is 140 this year. In addition, the club donates $5,500 to Rotary First Harvest: $3,000 from the club itself and another $1,200 in donations for speakers. The club also expects to raise $1,500 from individual donations for First Harvest.

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SAA Corner: To Tell the Truth
Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club-Reveille ImageScott Hildebrand was called up by the Sergeant at Arms to engage in a game of "to tell the truth."

Scott did not do one of the following things:

1. Serve as an intern in the Reagan Administration.
2. Work on the security detail for Reagan.
3. Sing in a Punk Rock band.
4. Become a lobbyist at age 21.
5. Become a regional debate champion.

The non-truth: #1. All the rest are true.

Sayoko told members that as of Tuesday, Oct. 9, they could make dues payments by credit or debit card. Members also can make donations to the Paul Harris Foundation or the Rotary Foundation. Check on the Reveille web page for the links.

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Call For Nominations for District 5030 Governor
PDG Sally Gray

This letter is the official call for nomination for the office of District Governor, District 5030, for the Rotary year beginning July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2008. The applications should be sent to PDG Sally J. Gray, Chair, Nominating Committee, no later than November 15, 2007. The Nominating Committee is scheduled to interview candidates on December 5, 2007.

YES, this is earlier than in the past, but is in accord with recent changes from the RI Council on Legislation. It also gives future leaders more time to prepare for their positions.

Principal duties of the District Governor include:

  • Act as the officer of Rotary International in the District

  • Further the Object of Rotary

  • Organize new clubs in the District

  • Strengthen existing clubs

  • Prepare and stage a District conference

  • Prepare and stage a District assembly

  • Prepare and stage a President Elect Training Seminar

  • Personally visit each Rotary club

  • Issue a monthly newsletter to each club president and club secretary

  • Perform other such duties as assigned by the President of Rotary International, its Board, or as are inherent in the responsibility as District Governor.

These duties are discussed in more detail in the Rotary Manual of Procedure, and in the by-laws of Rotary International, Article 15.090.

Another way to look at it: The Governor’s job is motivating, leading, creating, bringing on board a team, training, raising money for wonderful causes, helping clubs be successful.

Principal qualifications for a District Governor include:

  • Membership in good standing in a club in this District

  • Full qualification for such membership in the strict application of membership provisions, and the integrity of his/her classification is without questions

  • Membership in a club in good standing with no outstanding indebtedness to Rotary International

  • Service as president of a club for a full year

  • Understanding of the duties of District Governor and a willingness and ability to fulfill such duties

  • Membership in one or more Rotary clubs for at least seven years at the time of taking office (July 1, 2010).

  • Must have attended RI International Assembly for its full duration while serving as District Governor elect.

These basic qualifications are discussed in more detail in the 1998 Manual of Procedure and in the by-laws of Rotary International, Article 15.070 and Article 15.080.

To place a nomination, a club must take the following actions:

  • Adopt a resolution of nomination, naming the candidate, at a regular club meeting.

  • Send a letter of such nomination, certified by the secretary. That is, the club must vote on the nomination, and the secretary must sign a report of such vote.

In addition, the club will also send the following documents to the Chair of the Nominating Committee:

  • The Club Letter of Nomination
    (MS Word | PDF)

  • The completed “Statement of Qualifications of a Candidate for District Governor, 2010-2011, completed and signed by the club secretary and by the candidate.
    (MS Word | PDF)

  • The “Governor Nominee Data Form” (to be completed by nominee and signed by applicant and club secretary).
    (MS Word | PDF)

Each nominee will be asked to complete:

  • “Governor Nominee Data Form (referenced above)

  • A brief additional “Rotary Resume” to be sent with application.
    (MS Word | PDF)

All of the above forms must be received by the Nominating Committee Chair by November 16, 2007.

All paperwork should be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to Sally Gray at:

Address: 3760 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: 425-803-2509
Fax: 206-666-2315


It is extremely important that candidates and their friends refrain from anything that appears to be campaigning or canvassing or the appearance of such activity. Clubs and individual Rotarians may be tempted to contact a Nominating Committee member to extol the virtues of a particular candidate. No matter how well intended, please do not do this. An individual candidate may, in preparing for his/her candidacy, attend other clubs and tell them about their candidacy. Again, the intention may be pure, but the action should be avoided. Any such actions that appear to be electioneering are strictly prohibited under RI by-laws and by Board decisions, which are reflected in the Manual of Procedures.

If any club president, club secretary, or a potential candidate wishes to discuss the above procedures, criteria or duties of District Governor, please do not hesitate to call me.

This is a wonderful opportunity for any Rotarian.

Yours in Rotary,
Sally J. Gray
District Governor 2005-2006
Chair, Nominating Committee for Selection of
District Governor 2020-2011

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Web Fun

Courtesy of Kevin Jewell

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.

Police were called to a daycare where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.

Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now.

The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.

The butcher backed up into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

To write with a broken pencil is pointless.

When fish are in schools they sometimes take debate

The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.

A thief fell and broke his leg in wet cement. He became a hardened criminal.

Thieves who steal corn from a garden could be charged with stalking.

We'll never run out of math teachers because they always multiply.

When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U.C.L.A.

The professor discovered that her theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground.

The dead batteries were given out free of charge.

If you take a laptop computer for a run you could jog your memory.

A dentist and a manicurist fought tooth and nail.

A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.

A will is a dead giveaway.

A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.

If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.

Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.

When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.

You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.

Local Area Network in Australia: The LAN down under.

He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.

A calendar's days are numbered.

A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.

A boiled egg is hard to beat.

He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.

When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye

Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.

Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.

Acupuncture: a jab well done.

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"The Next John Grisham?" Robert Dugoni, the author of Jury Master and Damage Control, published by Simon & Shuster and New York Times Best Sellers. (Holert)


President Phil noted that this has been attributed both to Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi: "You can not shake hands with a closed fist."

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


Shelley Noble, 10/01
Larry Gill, 10/04
Larry May, 10/07
Sadru Kabani, 10/09
Bill Spencer, 10/14
Mary Bell, 10/14
John Mix, 10/15
Chris Rasmussen, 10/17
Tim Leahy, 10/20
Don Chandler, 10/20
Alan Pratt, 10/24
Jay Powers, 10/27
Corr Pearce, 10/27
Connie Shulman, 10/28
Bob McKorkle, 10/28
Bob Holert, 10/30


Jeff Maxwell, 18 yrs
Robin Callan, 16 yrs
Rourke O'Brien, 14 yrs
Brian Evison, 12 yrs
Ruben Ladlad, 5 yrs
Mike Ralph, 3 yrs
Steve Vincent, 2 yrs
Tim Leahy, 2 yrs
Roger Allington, 2 yrs
Michael Dunlop, 1 yr


Groundbreaking Ceremony, 3:30 to 4:30 pm, Friday, October 19, at Crossroads Park. As many members as possible are urged to attend.

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“Million Dollar Quartet” at 8:00pm on October 12, at the Village Theater in Issaquah. No-host dinner at the Shanghai Garden restaurant on Front Street in Issaquah at 6:00pm. Contact Roger Allington.

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Work Party for Hopelink
Work party for Hopelink is set for Saturday, October 13, as part of Rotary First Harvest Day of Hunger Relief.

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