Steve Miller ’79 – May 2013 Luncheon

World Class water skier -- Steve Miller '79
World Class water skier — Steve Miller ’79

WOW! What can you say about a world class water skier who spent nine years as a water ski instructor for Club Med? Obviously an icon of leading a good life in his younger days.

After adding a wife and daughter to his family unit, Steve gave up the Club Med life to return to the family business, American Distributing. The business allowed him to continue his water ski passion, and Steve shared the story of entering competitions that resulted in a rise to the peak of water ski competition. He participates to this day in water skiing competitions on a local, national, and international level.

Steve’s presentation not only covered stories of his world competitions, but he also brought gear and skis to show the impact of current technologies to reduce injuries, speed the competition, and lighten the equipment drag.

Steve Miller speaking

Notes from Luncheon:

Gary Craig ’61 showed up sporting a new replacement ankle. Reports that one of the leading doctors for ankle replacement practices in Everett, WA. Gary went south to the Desert to make the discovery that the best doctor was back in Everett.
Peter Apostolou ’46 returned from McMinnville, OR where he visited Delford Smith ‘54 and Del’s Evergreen company – air cargo and transport services, Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, farming thousands of acres of hazelnuts, operating Evergreen Vineyards, and producing Spruce Goose wines, as well as operating a new water park – all located in the Willamette Valley near McMinnville. You may have seen tv adverts for the new water park which is noticeable for the 747 that tops the water park.
Tim Corrigan ’02 invited fellow Fijis to attend events he is organizing as an alumni of the new Buerk Center at Univ. of Wash. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurialism is the new name for the nationally recognized Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Tim’s day job is at Umpqua Bank.
Bo Morgan ’47 returned his copy of “Veteran’s of Sigma Tau – WWI and WWII”. He reported it to be a well-done and nostalgic read. Copies of this book authored by Gordy Ringoen ’60 are available on a loaned basis.
Andrew Scully ’80-UCLA joined the luncheon to share his comments on “Not for College Days Alone”. Andrew had the good fortune to marry a gal from the Pacific NW.
Doug Boushey ’77 broke out of his retirement routine to attend the luncheon….and support our speaker along with other members of Steve’s class – Roger Collins ’79, Bruce Tuesley ’79, Steve Franceschina ’79, and James McCurdy ’79.

Rush Recs — Rush Co-Chairs 2013
Rush is in full momentum – as of our May Luncheon, they had 11 commitments for the class of 2017. They are looking for more quality guys to rush, so your recommendations are requested. Below is the information for reaching either of the Rush Co-Chairs. Use web site, www.FijiSeattle.com to submit your rec online, or contact the rush chairs directly.

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