BBRC Reveille


"Tolling on 520 Starts in Spring 2011 — a Chance to Find Out What to Expect!" Patty Rubstello, Director of Toll Systems Development & Engineering for the Washington State Department of Transportation, who was the Project Manager on the State’s first High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes on SR 167 and is currently the Project Director for the Lake Washington Urban Partnership Program. Patty has been with the department for over 20 years and has worked in the areas of construction, design, traffic operations and tolling. Get the latest information on the tolling plan for the 520 bridge. [Holert]
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BBRC Annual Charity Golf Classic
Nature itself smiled on the efforts of the BBRC to aid Eastside charities by playing golf on Monday, July 26. A total of 121 players paid $180 each for the privilege of doing good while having a lot of fun. Temperatures in the high 60s, perfect yellow sunshine, blue skies, green grass, and little white balls came together to applaud and support our efforts, and as the old saying goes, "a good time was had by all." The club celebrated afterward with a delicious lunch of salads, hamburgers, and barbecued chicken.

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club

A number of goods and services were auctioned off to the generous BBRC members and their guests. The auctioned items and their winning bids were: Golf at Bear Creek Country Club for three people with Bill Brooks ($200); golf for four at Glendale Country Club, home of our weekly BBRC meetings ($325); golf at Overlake Country Club for three people ($350); a reprisal of the BBRC Golf Tournament for four at Willows Run Golf Club ($200); four souvenir Mariners Scorecards ($75 each); two tickets to the U.S. Seniors Open ($125).

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club
Women's Division Winners: Burnett, Kuechle,
DeStephano & Howell
While everyone was clearly a winner, a number of Rotarians and their guests distinguished themselves and were recognized for outstanding achievement on the course at the postprandial awards ceremony:

Kuechle, Howell, Burns, and DeStephano won the Women's Division with a score of 93.

Forney, Crowe, and Smolke won First Place in the Men's Open Division with a team score of 62.

Stanchfield, Hughes, Dion, and Bander won Third Place in the Men's Handicap Division Winners, shooting a ten-under-par 62. Story, Hendrickson, Mason, and Ryder took Second Place after carding a 61, eleven under par. First Place was earned by BBRC Club Champions Moriarty, Blair, Higgins, and Flemming who finished the round at twelve under par(60).

Individual awards included the following:

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club
Men's Open Division Winners: Smolke,
Forney & Crowe
John Smolke was closest to hole #9, his ball landing a mere 2 feet from the flag. Cyril Faulkner missed a hole-in-one at hole #7 by 7 feet, 5 inches. Kevin Manahan was best on hole #14, his ball stopping just 8 feet from the cup. Closest to hole #17 was Gail Ryder, at 2 ft. 4 inches.

The longest drive for men was achieved on hole #2 by Steven Bury. Elena Howell demonstrated the power of the distaff gender with the longest drive on hole #5.

The success of the tournament was not only assured by those golfers who either paid their fees or those of their partners, but also by the leadership displayed by number of generous sponsors. They included:

Eagle Sponsor Level:  $2,500
  • Steve Lingenbrink, PS
  • Friend of Bellevue Schools Foundation (Howard Johnson)
  • Norman & Kitto, PLLC (Ann Norman)
  • BBRC Microsoft employees (Bill Spencer, Curtis Cummings, Morris Kremen, Celia Morant, Wendi Fischer, Ercan Turkarslan)
  • Escape Outdoors (Katherine De Stephano)
Birdie Sponsor Level:  $1,250 +
  • The Monger Company & Family (Chris Monger)
  • The Law Office of Thomas D. Smith, PLLC (Tom Smith)
  • Fortune Bank (Lisa Forest)
  • Powell Development Co. (Peter Powell)
  • Stephen M. Waltar, PS
  • Advanced Renal Technologies (Robin Callan)
  • “Partner” On-Call Network (John Martinka)
  • St. Peter’s United Methodist Church (Roger Allington)
  • Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP (Rick Klobucher)
  • Chuck and Nancy Kimbrough
  • Bender Chaffey Corporation (Steve Bender)
  • The Hong Family
  • Charter Private Bank (Mike Ralph) 
General Sponsor Level:  $625
  • Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler (Steven Goldfarb)
  • Andelcare
  • Kim Shrader
  • Sterling Savings Bank (Ruben Ladlad)
  • Ted and Jeanne Ederer
  • NW Haiti Biofuels (Steve Roberts)
 Complimentary Hole Sponsor Level:  $250 plus
  • Arscentia (Lennie Lutes)
  • Symmetry Electronics
  • Doug Cameron
  • Colin Radford
  • Peach of Mind Estate Organization & Management (Tom Helbling)
  • Cruise Holidays of Bellevue (Colleen Turner)
  • AtWork! (Jane Kuechle)
  • Pacific Industrial Supply
  • Duncan and Haley
  • WestRiver Capital
  • Scott Galvanizing
  • Chuck Barnes
  • Brian Evison
  • Steven and Susan White
Web Fun
Courtesy of Chuck Barnes

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

2.. Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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

4. Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

5. 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.

6. Variation Law - If you change grocery lines or traffic lanes, the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.

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

8. 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.

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

10. Law of Biomechanics -The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

11. Law of the Theater and Hockey Arena - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies, and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.

12. The Coffee Law - 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.

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

14. Law of Physical Surfaces - The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.

15. Law of Logical Argument- Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

16. Brown's Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

17. Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

18. Doctors' Law - If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment, and you'll stay sick.
Jeff Cashman, 24 yrs
Paul Martin, 23 yrs
Kevin Jewell, 17 yrs
Mark Hough, 17 yrs
Steve Bender, 5 yrs
John Armenia, 4 yrs
Newcomers' Club, August 4
Newcomers' Club, August 4
Rotary First Harvest Work Party—check the calendar!
Rotary First Harvest Work Party—check the calendar!
Rotary Academy Applications Due September 24
Rotary Academy Applications Due September 24
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