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A Worthy Cause

As a member of the Gig Harbor Midday Rotary Club, I have had the opportunity and priviledge to meet, work with and get to know some really interesting and impressive people; all committed to giving back to society.  In an earlier blog, I shared the story about one such man, Sidney Rittenberg.  Today I would like to tell you about another.

Denny Wilford has actively been involved in assisting the Rotary Club meet one of its original goals, established way back in the early 1900’s; “Help to Eradicate Polio Worldwide.”

If many of you are like me, you probably thought that Polio was a health risk long in our past.  Well, it turns out, that is not true in many third world countries.  Denny is a local Gig Harbor man who has established a foundation to help out in one such country that still has a serious problem with polio – Ethiopia.

Today, Denny shared with us a video which describes the current project he has undertaken.  You can watch this for yourself on You Tube.  I was so moved by the video and Denny’s talk, that I am committed to help Denny raise the remaining funds to complete this project.  And, I am going to ask you for your help.

I would love to make a contribution to the Denny Wilford Foundation on behalf of the Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery / Emergency Management community at large and will commit to a matching donation from Safe Harbor Consulting, up to $500.00.

If you would like to donate to this worthwhile cause as a member of this collective group, please let me know and/or send your checks in care of Safe Harbor Consulting, LLC, 5114 Point Fosdick Drive NW, #E, PMB 425.  I will simply put your donation in an envelope with others, so you as an individual or your organization will be recognized, and present Denny with a “contribution from our industry” including the matching funds from SHC.

If you would rather donate directly to the foundation, you can do so at  If you would like your contribution matched by SHC, please drop me a note letting me know you did so as a result of this blog entry.  I will be glad to match that amount up to the established limit.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

The Revolutionary

I am going to go off topic for this blog post to direct your attention to a new documentary film soon to be released about a fascinating man I have had the opportunity to get to know through weekly lunch meetings with the Gig Harbor Midday Rotary Club.

I first started talking to Sidney because one of my sons is a Linguist in the Navy and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.  Sidney is a very humble man and it took me a while to realize just how vast his experiences and role in the Chinese history really are.  This web site, about the documentary film being made about the life of Sidney Rittenberg, tells his story much better than I could ever do.  I am making arrangements to attend the premier of the documentary at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA in a few weeks.

I strongly urge you to take few a minutes and look at the interview clips on the web site and, should the documentary, “The Revolutionary” make it to a theater near you, I urge you to check it out.