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September 4, 2007 Rotogram by Robert W.
Â ROTARY CLUBÂ ofÂ BALLARD
Rotogram ï¿½?" Â September 4, 2007
President Roger called this week's meeting to order by asking Cothron McMillian to lead the flag salute. Â Lance Georgeson gave the invocation in honor of Labor Day. Â No Visitors.Â Â
ROTARY'SÂ SEPTEMBER THEMEÂ -Â "New Generations"Â Â
President Roger explained this month's Rotary theme, New Generations.Â The slogan we are encouraged to use this month is:Â "Every Rotarian an Example to Youth".
ROTARY FOUNDATION RECOGNITION -.
Congratulations were given to Darwin Rieck (Level 2 Paul Harris Fellow) and David Hiscock (Level 6 Paul Harris Fellow).Â Great job guys!
CLUB PICNICÂ -Â BBQ
On September 25th / , our get-together will be taking place at the Center for WoodenBoats, located at South Lake Union.Â Members are urged to bring spouses, significant others, children, grandchildren and a hearty appetite
SCHOLARSHIP Â NEWS ï¿½?"
Hallie Hemmingsen, recent BallardHigh School graduate and Ballard Rotary Scholarship recipient sent a "Thank You" card to our Club
Now is your chance to submit any causes you may have for future Club donations.
Submit your requests to the Community Service committee, Lori Knuckey, Chairperson
Jerry Nebel collected "Happy Dollars" from our members.
PROGRAM Â Â Â
Today's program was John Cartmell, MS, Certified Nutritionist, Author. Â Â John Â began his talk by stating that:Â Nutrition counts most in the proper function of your body.Â Health is a state of balance in one's diet.Â He also informed us to the fact thatÂ Alternative medicine is catching on greatly in the U,S.Â Some facts he related to us were that women over 60 yrs of age loose their digestive acids but do not take herbal supplements to offset this condition.Â Long term dietary nutrition supplements (immune stimulation) for cancer treatment tends to go overlooked in John's view.Â At the close of his talk, John related a great "eye opener" to us:Â Seattle residents do not get enough Vitamin D, which can cause up to 40 disorders including Cataracts, Crone's Disease, Lupus and forms of Arthritis.Â Sun is not bad for youÂ -- too much sun is bad for you.Â Questions & Answers followed.
Great program. Â
SEPTEMBER Â MEETING DUTIES ï¿½?"
Sept 11Â -Â Scribe:Â Dan Redeker,Â Cashier:Â Lori Knuckey,Â Invocation:Â Cameron Smock
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Greeters:Â Dick Prout & Peter Anderson
Sept. 18Â -Â Scribe:Â John Deasy,Â Cashier:Â Darwin Rieck,Â Invocation:Â Dave Maloney
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Greeters:Â Dick Olsen & Bob Wenman
SEPTEMBER !8th PROGRAMÂ -Â David Snow, LeMayCarMuseum
President Roger's Thought of the WeekÂ -Â
Know how to give without hesitation, Â how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.Â George Sand, French novelist, feminist (1804-1876)
Oct 16, 2007 Rotogram by Henry Haugen
BALLARD ROTARY ROTOGRAM
OCTOBER 16, 2007
President Roger Martindill successfully called the October 16, 2007, meeting to order, rendered the Pledge of Allegiance, and called on Lance Georgeson to give his usual insightful Invocation. He welcomed Visitor Johan Brincker who is the childhood friend of Erik Gulmann from the long ago days in Denmark. Roger also reminded us that the October 30 meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at Hale's Ale together with the Fremont Rotary Club. Don't go to Anthony's for lunch as we won't be there. Roger then performed his required duties of announcing the call for nominees for District 5030 Governor, but there were no takers.
Good News. Lucie Dufour, Century 21 realtor, cell number 422-4305, became our newest member. This young, vibrant French lady, was born and raised in New Caledoniaâ?"a French possession off the east coast of Australia. She received her degree in Marine Biology from the French Pacific University, worked in the shrimp industry, and taught school. She came to Portland and then Seattle, teaching French and falling in love. She and husband Steve have a 2 year old daughter. Welcome to the Club.
Bad News. Pat Redmond, CEO of Viking Bank, long time previous member of Ballard Rotary, and a strong supporter of Rotary, suffered a massive heart attack and is in intensive care at Overlake Hospital. No visitors or flowers at this time, but we do care.
Program. Mary Lou Dickerson, our 13 year member of the State Legislature, gave us an update on events in Olympia. She started out by congratulating the Club on its involvement with the Polio Eradication program in Ethopia and the Water Project in Uganda. Get some pictures when our team returns and she will arrange for a Photo Exhibit in the Rotunda at the State Capitol.
Her interest has been in Education and she is pleased that the State is finally coming up with more funding. She says that the Seattle Public Schools can now operate in the black and we should focus attention on early age education.
She recently joined the Transportation Committee and proudly supports her bannerâ?""I LOVE THE VIADUCT'. This was met by cheers from the audience and ensured a continuing warm welcome. As for Proposition 1, she believes Ballard has been short changed and suggests that we hold our nose and vote yes. There are real problems in the federal standards for an acceptable driver's license. It will cost $200 million for the State and so we have declined to participate.
For small businesses, she says that the low unemployment rate speaks for itself and she thinks more people will now be able to afford health insurance.
Henry Haugen, Scribe
Nov 20, 2007 Rotogram by Robert W.
ROTARY CLUB of BALLARD
Rotogram ï¿½?" November 20, 2007
David Maloney filled in for President Roger and called this week's meeting to order. Lance Georgeson gave an inspiring thought about Thursday's upcoming holiday. Then, with the "Turkey" song, we honored the Thanksgiving mainstay, Mr. Turkey. Visiting Rotarians included: Andy McDonald, Emerald City and Scott B., University.
Dave Maloney presented Andy McDonald with a check for over $7,000 for the Rotary District's C4W projects.
Another check was distributed to the Northwest Senior Center for its' emergency elevator repair by Darwin Rieck, BREEF Treasurer, for $2,500.
A "Thank You" letter was read from the Ballard Food Bank for our Club's $10,950 donation.
Carlye Teel, gave an update on the Club's recent Board meeting. The matter of Board size was brought to the general membership. Currently the "Voting" Board includes President, Secretary, Treasurer, immediate Past President and President-Elect. Committee Chairs, at present have no vote. Vote was brought to Club whether to revert back to past Board (14 members) made up of Club officers plus Rotary "Avenues of Service" Chairpersons. The Ballard Club voted to revert back to past Board agenda.
Ballard Rotary Reminder Date:
Friday, December 7th @ 9:30 am. Whittier Elementary School's Dictionary distribution ceremony Club members are asked to attend and help out.
*** CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE ***
On Saturday, December 8th , 8:30 am @ Fred Meyer's / Ballard our Club's annual Children's Shopping Spree will take place. Great event, please sign up with Lori Knuckey.
Jerry Nebel collected "Happy Dollars" from our members.
Today's program was a Club Assembly based on "Club Strategies", presented by Terry Collings. The topics identified were; Acquiring and Retaining New Members. Each table discussed ways to implement some Ballard Rotary Club changes. Questions addressed included ï¿½?" What are some ways to add energy and fun to our Club meetings ? and Identify some new participatory service projects that would be rewarding and fun.
Each table reported on their ideas, which included: more Singing at meetings, more socials, upbeat programs and utilizing current member expertise as programs, Project ideas included: Identify and help out needy community person, partner with a school for projects and do more "hands on" types of service.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS ï¿½?" YOU CAN'T MISS!
November 27th ï¿½?" Barry Hawley, Hawley Reality, "What's with all these condos?"
December 4th - Jamie Moyer, MLB Pitcher ï¿½?" Philadelphia Phillies
REMINDER: Club Duties:
Nov. 27th ï¿½?" Scribe: Peter Scott Invocator: Dave Maloney
Nov 27, 2007 Rotogram by Henry Haugen
BALLARD ROTARY MEETING: November 27, 2007
Invocation: (a silent moment)
Visitors: Bret Hawley
December 7th Dictionary Distribution: Help is needed for the distribution of dictionaries at Whittier Elementary School beginning at 9:30 am. Contact Cothron McMillian for details.
December 8th Shopping Spree: The annual Shopping Spree begins at 8:30 am at Fred Meyer. Contact John Deasy to get details and to sign up.
December 13 Bell Ringing: Contact Lori for information and to sign up for a time slot.
Happy Dollars: Unfortunately, some members chose to use the Pig as an occasion to re-live a recent college football game.
PROGRAM: Dick Prout introduced Barry Hawley of Hawley Realty, brother of Bud, who gave a presentation concerning the state of the real estate market and development in Ballard. It was a clear, cogent, and convincing statement of the current state of real estate trends in Ballard. An excellent program
Next Tuesday: JAMIE MOYER
December 11th: Seattle FBI Agent
December 18th: Ballard High Jazz Vocal Group
Future Duty Roster:
Cashier: Carlye Teel
Scribe: Henry Haugen
Invocation: Lance Georgeson
Greeter: Dick Prout
Greeter: Ed Robinson
Cashier: Lori Knuckey
Scribe: Dan Redeker
Invocation: Cameron Smock
Greeter: John Deasy
Greeter: Henry Haugen
Cashier: John Deasy
Scribe: Bob Wenman
Invocation: Jerry Nebel
Greeter: Kristen Juan-Snyder
Greeter: Fred Richards
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