On The Differences Between Men and Women
Well, one hopes that the head line got your attention. Those of you who went to the annual banquet held on November 21 at the Bellevue Athletic Cl u b will probably have a lot of memories from this particular event, since the re was the aura of “special occasion” all about the place from the moment one walked in. Little d id we k now how special this occasion was going to be, thanks in no small measure to the party in the next room, which was just getting loose when we were sitting down to our program. M ind you, any party that combines all-time musical favorites such as “Do the Hokey Pokey” with selections from Ronco’s “Dance Party 86” can’t be all bad?!?
First, there was the silent auction, which featured many very fine items donated by our business friends as well as some h igh ly spirited bidding. A complete list of items, who donated them, and the successful bidders appeared in last month’s magazine, but special mention needs to be made about the complete valve job donated by German Autowerke, the set of 4 Bridge stone RE71 tires donated by Puget Sound Tire and Bridgestone, the certificate for a complete major service from Bellevue BMW, and the certificate from Veloz Car Computers allowing purchase of an eta motor performance kit for $300 instead of the normal $995. Special thanks go Denny Organ and Sharon Silverstone, who arranged for most of the items. Kudos also to Bob Hannah, whose contact with Veloz encouraged them to donate their items.
Secondly, there was the drawing for the me membership prize, which was one month’s use of a 325i, generously donated by BMW Seattle. Not content with winning the bidding duel to the death wit h Tom O’Dell for t he Veloz performance k it, the lucky win ner was Al Lancaster. Dan Remer, President BMW Seattle, was on hand to present Al with his prize . We will expect full road test re ports from Al on his Veloz enhanced 325es as well as the 325i. Al d id n’t relize the price one pays for win ni ng these things is becoming a contributi ng writer for t he magazine. Do you hear me Al. Al? . . .
Finally, the main event of the evening, which was Satch Carlson ruminating on the differences between men and women. You were wondering when t h is article would live up to its billing at the top of the page, weren’t you? It’s with deep regret t hat you have to be informed t hat M r. Carlson’s thoughts on t he above subject as well as many others will have to await t he treatment by one far more skillful than I at recounting such things, David Lightfoot. Mr. Lightfoot will be discussing M r. Carlson’s talk as well as other juicy bits of gossip and innuendo in a forthcoming BIMMER BIO.
Meanwhile, our t hanks go to Dave Griffith of Alan BM W of Edmond, w hose long association with Satch as well as his great support of our Club was instrumental in bringing t he Auto week columnist to Seattle for our banquet. Dave was kind enough to provide Satch with a 535i for h is stay here.
A special thanks to David and Lucetta Lightfoot, who saw that the little details as well as t he big pictu re were being t aken care of. One shudders to t h i n k what t he Clu b would be like wit hout the services of t he Dynam ic Duo.
Thanks to all that came and enjoyed the event. We look forward to seeing you as well as those t hat could n’t make it at club events in the new year.
This article was originally published in the January 1988 edition of Zundfolge