IN THIS ISSUE
Guest (Ghost) Speaker: "The Seattle Symphony," Gerard Schwartz, Conductor Laureate, Seattle Symphony | Openers | New Exchange Student Is on the Way | Rotarian of the Month: Steve Roberts | Report on the Charity Golf Classic | BBRC Business | District News | Rotary First Harvest | Work Party | Rotaract
THIS FRIDAY'S PROGRAM
"Selling Shovels," Eva Cherry, President & CEO, Silicon Mechanics, will tell her story of a business making it through the start-up phase and tough economic times. With the world full of sound (and not so sound) business advice and a plethora of methodologies, models, templates, etc., to choose from, it really comes down to execution. Eva will discuss her company and share the journey from beginning to today.[Cherry]
Real or Hoax?
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Sadru Kabani & John Uppendahl
President John Martinka called the meeting to order, whereupon Sadru Kabani delivered the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.
John Uppendahl greeted guests and visiting Rotarians.
Ann Norman reported that our outgoing exchange student, Claudia Rodriguez, is home in Chile, and our new exchange student will be on her way shortly from Germany. She will be staying with Rourke O’Brien and Sayoko Kuwahara.
President John Martinka & Rotarian of the Month Steve Roberts.
The Rotarian of the Month award for July went to Steve Roberts for his excellent work on a very successful BBRC Charity Golf Classic! Congratulations for a well-deserved award, Steve!
Chris Monger and Ruben Ladlad reported on the just-completed golf tournament. Ruben singled out the six Eagle sponsors who donated $2,500 each (They accounted for about 15% of the total sponsorships):
Ruben made a special point of thanking our major sponsors by patronizing their businesses and finding creative ways to make referrals to them.
Ruben also thanked the Birdie Sponsors:
L-R: Lennie Lutes, Ruben Ladlad, Morris Kremen, Steve Peters (hidden), Chris Monger, Chuck Kimbrough, Tom Helbling, Colleen Turner, Mike Ralph, Tim Moriarty, Howard Johnson, Steve White, Jeff Kaiser.
And the General Hole Sponsors:
And last but not least, the Special Donors:
A great success was the tournament, and thanks to all who participated!
President John Martinka
The BBRC Bylaws have been revised with the help of the BBRC’s talented lawyers, Steve Lingenbrink, Chuck Kimbrough, Morris Kremen, and Tom Smith, and also Jonathan Koshar and Chris Monger. They will be voted on at the August 26 meeting.
Major revisions include clean-up of language; a new position of president-elect to take office one year earlier and will be vice-chair of fundraising; new board position of New Generations per RI suggestion to emphasize youth; requirement of an annual financial review, including at least one past president; a new name for the RI Foundation chair to avoid confusion with the BBRC Foundation; and formalization of the nominating process to include five past presidents.
Dues increase of $10 per quarter will also be voted on. Some expenses were moved to events rather than be counted as general expenses.
Steve Lingenbrink reported on the support the District gives to clubs. One initiative is to bring more communications support to clubs. Steve also reported on an application for mobile devices that will allow a number of innovations like a Rotarian Business Index. Look for an email from Steve explaining the new application.
Howard Johnson reported that the next work party will be on Saturday, August 13. Howard will receive the coveted Golden Doughnut award on behalf of the BBRC for the greatest participation of any club in the District for last year.
Let’s make sure Howard gets the “Big O” for this year, too!
Dustin Walling, on behalf of new members, invited one and all to a work party at Kith Transitional Housing in Kirkland, on Saturday, August 27. The party will begin about 8:00 AM. Please contact Dustin for details.
Rani Joseph, the president of the Bellevue Rotaract Club, paid a visit and reminded members to include Rotaract in all club volunteer efforts. She said they will send a team to the First Harvest work party and to the Kith Transitional Housing work party, too. This is a great resource for club efforts.
Gerard Schwartz, former Music Director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, could not make it to the BBRC meeting. His sponsor, Chuck Barnes, accepted a chit for 1,000 pounds of produce for local food banks on his behalf.