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A Different Kind of Disaster

Today I am off to deal with a different kind of disaster – my golf game!

Actually, with great relief to myself and the houses bordering the golf course, I am working the golf event today and leaving my clubs behind.  Today is Golferittaville – one of the big fund raising events for the Gig Harbor Midday Rotary Club.

We have a full field this year and sponsors from all over.  The team organizing this event did a fantastic job of putting it together, including ensuring we have beautiful Pacific Northwest weather to rule the day – sunny and 70 degrees!.  My apologies to those of you in the rest of the country immersed in this horrific heat wave.

The monies raised from this one event provide almost 50% of the budget we need to support the many charitable causes and scholarship funds we sponsor in the area.

Our other big fund raising event, Harbor Hounds, is on September 17.

My thanks to all of you in the area that are participating in this fun and worthwhile event and I look forward to seeing you out on the course where I will be acting as your Golferittaville cabana boy and judging the golf cart decoration contest.

I hope all of you enjoy your Friday and have a terrific weekend ahead.


Lunch with a Friend

Yesterday, I had the honor and privilege to have lunch with an old friend who was passing through the area – Bob Nakao.

Bob is the Executive Publisher for Continuity Insights Magazine and has been helping promote the fields of business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management for many years now.  I have known Bob, contributed articles to his magazines and presented at his trade shows many times throughout the years.

I was happy that Bob made time in his busy schedule to join me for lunch at my Gig Harbor Rotary Club meeting in Anthony’s restaurant.  I was able to show off the beautiful and historic (historic, in Pacific Northwest terms, which doesn’t go back very far) Gig Harbor and the two of us caught up on old times and discussed emerging trends in business continuity and disaster recovery.

It was just a few, short months after the tragic events of 9/11 that I spoke at one of Bob’s shows about Lessons Learned from the World Trade Center Tragedy.  And, now, ten years later, his magazine is going to feature the article I wrote, “Revisiting 9/11 – Have the Lessons Learned Stuck?”, in an upcoming edition.  I will post a link to the article when it appears.

It was nice to see you again, my friend.  Please stop by the next time you are in the area.

And that goes for the rest of you, too.