VOL 21, NO 1, JULY 1, 2008



There will be no meeting this Friday, July 4!
The July 11 meeting will be at Tam O’Shanter Golf Club.

Click here to view original photos from this meeting.

Rotating the Wheels to 2008-09

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary ClubCapo dei capi Salvatori began his reign with an Italian Dinner for Breakfast and went out with an Italian Dinner at dinner time. We learned the appropriate times for meals during his tenure as President along with many, many other things. Don Salvatori focused on what makes the BBRC "unique, special and memorable. The answer: It is our committed members. Each one of you wants to make a difference in the world, locally, nationally or internationally and you do it by practicing Service Above Self. You pitch in and get the job done. You volunteer your precious time to do something for someone else."

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary ClubDinner was held at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Properly Italian, la cena consisted of courses. First course consisted of stuffed mushrooms, mozzarella marinara, Caesar salad and Italian antipasti salad. Second course brought forth zitti with pomodoro sauce, four cheese ravioli, salmon lemon and herbs, and chicken marsala. final course produced a fresh fruit plate and profiteroles. There was food aplenty — Un posto dove si mangia bene!

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary ClubMargie Burnett did the honors as Mistress of Ceremonies, recognizing special guests former President Sharon Edberg and her husband, Gordie.

Bob Bowen delivered the Invocation, invoking RI President Dong Kurn Lee’s theme, “Make Dreams Come True.” He thanked the Board and President for a year of service above self and looked forward to making dreams come true this coming year.

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary ClubMargie gave special thanks to Roger Allington for putting on the successful dinner and presented a shorter version of the very successful Fathers’ Day slideshow.

Then appeared Phil’s old friends, Dino DeWater and Frank Andrew Face. Accompanied by Chippy Erickson, Jr., on the piano, they sang for Phil their own BBRC versions of "That’s Amore" and "It Was a Very Good Year," and for Jenny, the BBRC version of "The Lady Is a Tramp."

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary ClubBut that was not all the music for the evening. Special Secret Musician Jim Owens provided his unique harmonica version of JS Bach’s "Jesu Joy of Mans’ Desiring."

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary ClubFollowing custom, President Phil thanked the outgoing board of directors, Steve Vincent, Steve Szirmai, Hal Teel, David Bolson, John Martinka, Tom Harrelson SGA, Curtis Cummings, Fred Barkman, Chris Ballard, Sayoko Kuwahara, Jim Zidar and Jenny Andrews. He recounted the special highlights of the year and especially thanked his wife Connie.

New President Jenny confessed to being Scandinavian, not Italian, and promised lutefisk instead of pasta, and then she introduced the incoming board: Margie Burnett, Phil Salvatori, Steve Vincent, Robin Callan, Sayoko Kuwahara, Hal Teel, Bob Bowen, Juan Hernandez, Elena Howell, John DeWater, David Bolson and Fred Barkman.

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary ClubConnie Salvatori received a bouquet of flowers, and Tom Andrews receive a bottle of something.

There was not only food but wine aplenty. As the Romans said, Bibamus Moriendum Est — Let us drink! Death is inevitable!

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BBRC Annual Golf Tournament

The BBRC Annual Golf Tournament is set for July 28 at Eagle's Talon golf course, Willows Run. Cost is $180 per player (includes green fees, power cart, range balls, lunch, shirt). Shotgun start at 8:00 AM, checkin at 7:00 AM, scramble format, Get your teams together! Click here for a sign-up form.

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Web Fun

Courtesy of Ernie Hayden

Law of Mechanical Repair
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch or you'll have to pee.

Law of the Workshop
Any tool, when dropped, will roll or slide to the least accessible location.

Law of Probability
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of the Telephone
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.

Law of the Alibi
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law
If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

Law of the Bath
When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters
The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Result
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to your ability to reach and scratch it.

Law of the Theater
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle will arrive last.

Law of Coffee
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy's Law of Lockers
If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Rugs/Carpets
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Doctors' Law
If you don't feel well, make an appointment to see a doctor, and by the time you get there you'll feel better. Don't make an appointment and you'll remain sick.

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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
Curtis Cummings, 07/19
John DeWater, 07/20
Paul Juul, 07/20
Cary Kopczynski, 07/21
Kevin Jewell, 07/23
Manfred Markevitch, 07/24
Chuck Barnes, 07/25
Steve Goldfarb, 07/31


Jeff Cashman, 22 yrs
Paul Martin, 21 yrs
Mark Hough, 15 yrs
Kevin Jewell, 15 yrs
Steve Bender, 3 yrs
John Armenia, 2 yrs
Ron Black, 2 yrs
Ernie Hayden, 2 yrs

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