Debate goes on
In response to the May Debate, Gonzo for Borghese
“Should NASCAR be restricted?” I cannot begin to tell
you just how pleased I
am with the article on
Kirkland Signature by
Borghese in the May issue
of The Costco Connection.
In my opinion, Kirkland
Signature is synonymous
with quality, and Borghese
is the epitome of quality.
My sister-in-law sent
me a gift pack of Borghese
skin-care products from
CHRIS A. RUSNAK/AR TVILLE
New York nearly 14 years
ago, and I was instantly
hooked. At the time I
had two small children
and a husband who worked rotating shifts, so it was
difficult for me to get to a store to replace my
Borghese when I ran out.
Now, after reading your article and learning that
it is to be a permanent partnership, I am absolutely
ecstatic. To those people at Kirkland Signature responsible for this partnership, and to Georgette
YES. The cars being driven in NASCAR use far too Mosbacher: thank you, thank you, thank you! You
much gas at a time when gas is in such limited sup- have made at least one loyal customer and Costco
ply. Of course, those in NASCAR would argue that member very, very happy.
their jobs would be eliminated, but I say that’s too Teena Giulio, via e-mail
bad. Many other people have lost jobs in other industries and have found new careers. A trip to remember
Gary T. Kunishima, Honolulu, Hawaii It took six to seven days to put together a
photo album of a family vacation to Nova Scotia.
NO. The entertainment and economic impact of The memories in this album are priceless, but
NASCAR significantly outweighs its minor environ- what a project!
mental impact. While there is much concern over fuel We scanned 72 slides from two rolls of film,
at this point because of the soaring gas prices, and downloaded images from my daughter’s digital
there are always environmental concerns, neither has camera and touched up all the photos with software
any real bearing on NASCAR’s use of fuel each week. on our computer. We also used our computer to
This all-American sport that continues to grow at a digitally lay out a scrapbook, complete with dia-
feverish pace in fan base, ratings and economic logue boxes to describe what was happening in each
impact to all involved (cities/tourism, tracks, mer- photo. We included maps from brochures we used
chandisers, manufacturers, corporate sponsors, etc.) during the trip to show where we were.
clearly creates more benefit than any minor potential After days of rearranging, printing and com-
harm and should continue at full throttle! pletely redoing the layout three times, we finally
Meri Gupko, Riverdale, New Jersey took it to Costco’s print shop for binding. Wait time,
less than five minutes; binding fee, 83 cents.
Odds and ends
Ain’t Costco great?
Rena Langille, Seattle, Washington
CORRECTION: In last month’s profile of
Borghese president Georgette Mosbacher,
titled “Makeup maven,” we printed the
wrong company telephone number. The
correct number for contacting Borghese is
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As a member of the Church of Santa Maria
Social Justice Committee in Orinda, California, I
commend Costco for introducing Kirkland
Signature™ Fair Trade Coffee to your customers
[“Coffee with a conscience,” April 2006]. Your
organization is truly full service when customers
can buy coffee of high quality that honors the dignity of the farmers who grow the product by pay-
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