Laura Adams Guy & John Uppendahl
Laura Adams Guy – Irish blessing invocation
John Uppendahl – introduced a LOT of visiting Rotarians. Chuck Kimbrough, who invited and introduced our speaker, brought 14 guests but disappeared when it was time to introduce them so Jane Kuechle did the honors for Chuck.
Breakfast with Santa next Friday
Dick Brown & Mark Hough
Dick Brown awarded double sapphire pin to Mark Hough who leaves for Afghanistan after Christmas and asked all members to keep Mark in their prayers as he continues his important work in that country.
Kim Shrader announced that as of today, 86 people have contributed to The Rotary Foundation under the Every Rotarian Every Year program. The goal for the BBRC – and for Rotary clubs around the world – is that EVERY Rotarian contributes every year, each to the extent they are able.
Kim Shrader, Norm Johnson & Tamara Dean
The 86 BBRC members who have already made their 2012 commitments were all eligible for a special drawing of prizes contributed by members of the Rotary Foundation Committee. The winners were: Scott Sadler; Colin Radford; Desiree Yuzawa; Alan Bohling; Kevin Jewell; Larry Gill; Ghirish Bhatai; John Uppendahl and Carla Cummings.
Larry May and Allie King
Congratulations to all!Larry May introduced Allison (Allie) King, student of the month from Bellevue Christian School. Allie has a 3.8 GPA and is a national honor society member. She is an accomplished 3 sport athlete. In addition, Allie has served on mission trips to Mississippi and Dominican Republic where she worked with special needs kids for two weeks. This trip changed her life and brought her closer to God. She is very thankful to BCS where she feels she was pushed spiritually, mentally, and physically.
Morris Kremen has been working to get Interact Club started at Newport HS and announced to the club that it was approved last week and will launch with 10 -15 members in January. Interact club members will help with the BBRC 10K and focus on their own “Service Above Self” initiatives. Brad Bauman, Anna Cummings and Morris are the three liaisons for the club.
President John Martinka & ROTM Tim Leahy
Tim Leahy, one of the charter members of that Bad Boys Table and chief architect of the Third Thursday Beer Brigade, was named Rotarian of the month for December. Tim has been working to help organize and support our Rotaract club and is involved in supporting young leaders through DECCA. Congratulations Tim!
REMINDER: Off-site meeting at the Red Lion on January 6th
Norm Johnson, dressed in Santa garb, announced Golfing with the Elves on December 24th.