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Today's meeting was held at the beautiful Bastyr University, adjacent to Saint Edward State Park, near the Lake Washington waterfront. Guests today were John Buller's mother, Maybel Buller, and Mac Powell, PHD, President of Bastyr University. Powell replaced Dan Church, who had been in the position for a decade
Leigh Readdy provided a few inspirations. One "inspiration" was "I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out."
Gary reminded the group that Dick Chamberlain's service will be held on Saturday February 20th at the Overlake Golf and Country Club from 2 p.m. -5 p.m.
Tom is working on getting the Kenmore Business Incubator in to speak with the club at our next meeting on February 25th. This may or may not come to fruition.
John went to a disaster awareness meeting in Kenmore, and reports that the community gathering was well attended with approximately 50 people showing up, compared to the 4 they expected!
Later, President Mack Powell spoke to us a bit about his past and his vision for promoting Bastyr University. Mack is an avid golfer, a pyschologist, and the former president of John F. Kennedy University. Bastyr University is trying to change the world of healthcare by promoting alternative medicine. Mack corrected a number of stereotypes about alternative medicine by informing us that many doctors at well-known hospitals around the Puget Sound have ND (Naturopathic Doctor) degrees. Bastyr University has approximately 500 employees, and 1,500 full-time students. They strive to source their food from local, organic farmers.
The conversation continues about a possible relocation to Bothell. Brad, Gary Jang, and Leigh will be contacting all of the members in the coming weeks to clarify a potential move and receive additional input from the club members.
Dick's Celebration of Life will be February 20th, 2-5 pm, at The Overlake Golf and Country Club