BBRC Reveille


"The Incumbent - Justice Richard B. Sanders - for Washington State Supreme Court," Justice Richard B. Sanders, who is running for re-election in the Primary August 17, 2010, against Charlie Wiggins. Justice Sanders originally won a special election in 1995 and was re-elected in 1998 and again in 2004. He will discuss how the court operates, what it does, and the judicial election process, as well as his qualifications and why he should be re-elected. [Kimbrough]
Courtesy of Jimmy Z's brother Matt: The secret to life is moderation in all things. Even moderation must be taken in moderation.
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Rotary Academy Registration/Information
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Jim Zidar
It did not take new
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Ted Ederer & Jim Gordon
Prez Chuck long to shirk his duties. In only the second week of his administration he found the San Juan Islands more alluring than Tam O'Shanter, where the BBRC sought refuge because of a golf tournament at its regular haunts. Former Prez Jimmy Zee stepped in at the last minute to preside.

Jim Gordon delivered the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance and John-Ted Ederer greeted visiting Rotarians — none — and two guests. In a record-breaking performance to eat up the clock, he very slowly recited the Club Mantra: "You Are All Always Welcome At The BBRC."
Charity Golf Classic Update
Tim Moriarty, Chris Monger & Brian Evison
Tim Moriarty, who must have walked from his home, presented an important update to the annual golf tournament. His message: We have 72 golfers signed up and need 120 to satisfy Willows requirements. That means almost three new sign-ups per day are needed between now and July 26! So Get Busy!

Chris Monger allowed as to the ease with which sign-up can be done online, and Brian Evison reminded members that there are still opportunities to win the opportunity to golf with a sports celebrity. Bill Rambo is feeling better and provided logos for many of the sponsors.

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And lastly, but not leastly, former Weatherman underground member Dick Brown promised a sunny day and not too hot.

Remember, no meeting on Friday, July 23, since the regular meeting will be after the golf tournament on Monday, July 26.

Click here to register online for the BBRC Golf Classic.
New Sergeant at Arms Struts Her Stuff
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Elena Howell
New SAA Elena Howell took the floor. No, she was not deported in the latest Spy Swap but she did remind the BBRC that her Russian past means she has spies everywhere, and she went right to work collecting money: ten bucks from Ercan Turkarslan for letting his cell phone go off a meeting or two ago, and $1 from everyone who did not like Thursday's hot weather.

Joe Castleberry
Elena went after Joe Castleberry for not identifying his Rotary ties when he was a guest Invocator for the US Senate recently. But, Joe maintained that he was wearing his Rotary pin. Stay tuned, while Jimmy Z examines the Instant Replay ...
Golden Doughnut is Kind of Official
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Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson announced the "official" award of the Golden Doughnut to the BBRC for having the most volunteers at Rotary First Harvest last fiscal year. HoJo was orally advised of the award but has not yet seen the written confirmation.

Way to go, BBRC!
New Administration Software — Oh My!
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Sayoko, in response to RI's decision to pull the plug on support for the old RICAS club administration software, announced that she is migrating BBRC's records to the new administration software: DaCdb (District and Club data base). So far she has migrated the financial module, which went smoothly except for the extra 0 that she included in Steve White's dues statement. Steve's response: "I don't think so!" The new software promises to be a real boon to the BBRC (and Sayoko) as it will hold everything in one data base rather than the three that are now necessary.
RI Strategic Plan Goes Into Effect
Rotary International News — July 2, 2010
With the start of the new Rotary year, Rotary International's revised Strategic Plan officially goes into effect.

The plan comprises three priorities, all of equal importance to Rotary's future: support and strengthen clubs, focus and increase humanitarian service, and enhance public image and awareness. These priorities stem from Rotary's core values of service, leadership, diversity, integrity, and fellowship.

Rotary clubs can use the priorities in the RI Strategic Plan as a basis for developing their own plans, tailored to their size of their club, the skills of their members, and the needs of the communities they serve.

The revised RI Strategic Plan (PDF) is available for download, along with Rotary's core values (PDF), a PowerPoint presentation that explains the RI Strategic Plan, an RI Strategic Plan poster (PDF), and other resources.

The RI Board of Directors adopted the revised plan at its November meeting and refined it in January.
"Growing Old Gracefully," Marla Beck, President of Andelcare
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Marla Beck

Jim Carney introduced the featured speaker, Marla Beck, CSA, President of ANDELCARE, a Bellevue-based home care provider. For those who thought she looked familiar, yes Marla was UW Homecoming Queen in 1980!

Marla started by observing what everyone in the room already knew — that our society is aging and, with aging, inevitable decisions have to be made for changes in living arrangements and personal care.

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Jim Carney
makes the intro
She very helpfully outlined the care/living choices available as we age:

A. Staying at home. A great choice for most as long as it works. It is more healthy since there are no other people around potentially spreading infectious diseases, and allowing people to have more control

B. Other possibilities. For those who need it there are a variety of options for care and living arrangements.
  1. Adult Day Care. Very much akin to child care, adult day care allows for supervised care during the day. The biggest problem is transportation to and from home. A good solution for those with mild dementia or similar issues.

  2. Independent Living Facilities. These retirement facilities are typically apartment units. Some extra personal care is usually available at additional cost. Typical cost is $2800-$4000 per month.

  3. Assisted Living Facility. Similar to Independent Living Facilities but with personal care providers on site. No skilled nursing care but some basic health care such as help with meds. Typical cost: $3000-$6000 per month.

  4. Continuing Care Community. Assisted living but with a Skilled Nursing Facility on site if needed. These usually require a buy in of $400,000-$1,000,000 plus a monthly fee of $2500-3500 per month.

  5. Skilled Nursing Facility. These are what used to be referred to as Nursing Homes. They are now just for rehab and terminally ill patients and are not an option for long-term care. They can cost up to $9,000 per month.

  6. Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club
    Marla Beck & acting President Jim Zidar
    Adult Family Homes. These are group homes with six residents maximum in Washington State. Some specialize in care such as dementia or Parkinson's disease. Prices vary depending on the home and services provided.

  7. Home Health Agencies. These are providers of home nursing care. Most are Medicare providers. Medicare pays for a variety of goods and services including therapies and durable medical equipment. Physician referrals are necessary for Medicare goods and services and the duration of services is usually limited to six months or less. Home Hospice services are also provided under the Medicare Program for those Medicare beneficiaries who are diagnosed to be in their last six months of life.

  8. Home Care Agencies. These providers, such as ANDELCARE, provide a variety of non-medical services in home. Services can include help in bathing and dressing, some minor medical help, and light housekeeping. Services are usually private pay, though there may be some insurance coverage and VA benefits for the truly needy. Typical costs are $275-$350 per day.

  9. Medicaid. This is a joint federal-state program that can provide living facilities and medical services for the truly needy. It is considered the safety net for society. Need criteria are very low so many do not qualify. Many states have very low budgets for Medicaid and recipients often have few choices for housing and health care because many providers cannot afford the low reimbursement rates provided under the program.

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Marla Beck & Bill Brooks
C. Aging Gracefully. Marla provided several important tips for aging gracefully. First physical and then psychological, then financial and finally social:
  1. Regular exercise of at least 30 minutes per day. This is perhaps the most important thing for extending good health. It keeps blood circulating to the brain and helps clean out the blood system.

  2. No smoking.

  3. Limited alcohol use.

  4. Healthy diet and vitamin supplements.

  5. Laugh a lot.

  6. Keep the brain active learning new things and keeping engaged.

  7. Volunteer for things. Find a passion and act on it.

  8. Reduce stress as much as possible.

  9. Plan financially for later years and start early.

  10. Live within your means.

  11. Work on having a strong network of friends and make sure some of them are younger than you.
Web Fun
A man is being tailgated by a stressed-out woman on a busy boulevard. The light turns yellow just in front of him.

He does the honest thing and stops at the crosswalk, even though he could have accelerated through the intersection. The tailgating woman lays down on the horn, screaming, as she is forced to stop and wait.

As she is still in mid-rant, she hears a tap on her windshield and looks up into the face of a very serious police officer who orders her to exit her car with her hands up. He arrests her and she is then searched, transported to jail, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a cell.

After a couple of hours, a cop arrives at her cell and opens the door. She is escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer is waiting with her personal effects. He says, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping the guy off in front of you, and cussing him worse than I have heard anyone cuss before."

"Then I noticed the "Choose Life" license plate holder, the "What Would Jesus Do?" bumper sticker, and the "Follow Me to Sunday School" plaque in the rear window ... naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car."
Jeff Cashman, 24 yrs
Paul Martin, 23 yrs
Kevin Jewell, 17 yrs
Mark Hough, 17 yrs
Steve Bender, 5 yrs
John Armenia, 4 yrs
Third Thursday Social—check the calendar!
Newcomers' Club, July 7
Annual BBRC Charity Golf Classic, July 26, Willows Run
Annual BBRC Charity Golf Classic, July 26, Willows Run
Newcomers' Club, August 4
Newcomers' Club, August 4
Rotary Academy Applications Due September 24
Rotary Academy Applications Due September 24
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