Bellingham Bay Rotary Club
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Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Northwood Hall
3240 Northwest Av.
Bellingham, WA  98225
United States
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Flag Salute & Invocation by Mark Turner
Visiting Rotarians:  Julie Johansen.
Guests:  John Purdie (Mt Baker Theatre),
Dannon and Harte Bressler shared more early club history.
August’s Third Thursday Business Lunch was a success last week. Next one will be Sept 15 at noon.
First Thursday Rotary Happy Hour will be at Hotel Bellwether, Sept 1 at 4:30pm.
Fellowship to see hockey at the Sportsplex October 30 at 4pm - Alan Artman will provide details soon.
Our next Fireside gathering will be Sept 7th 5:30pm at Anthony’s Hearthfire.  Firesides are an opportunity for experienced Rotarians to talk more about Rotary and Rotary life in detail with new members. All members who have never attended a Fireside are highly encouraged to attend.
Fellowship event Friday Sept 16th to see Capital Steps at MBT, with dinner before, please sign up, more details soon!
October 25th will be the next BBRC Strategic Retreat with Sue Sharpe.
Grape & Gourmet November 6 at Silver Reef:  Bryant talked about the G&G organizing, needs more committee members - especially an assistant to Curtis Dye to help with wines sales (knowledge of Excel spreadsheets required), the committee meets every Thursday 4pm at Bryant’s office (WINE WILL BE SERVED!) - 4th floor Dorothy Haggen Bldg in Barkley.
Rod Bring from the Membership Committee says we need more new member applicants!
Terry Brown, Lance Calloway, Donna Edquist and Steve Brummell were all recognized and honored by the club for their tireless efforts and contributions to the club this past year!
New member application:  Board of Directors has approved the Membership Application of John Purdie. His sponsor is Michael Tilley with a reference from Steve Kimberley. He is Development Director for the Mount Baker Theatre. John is a graduate of WWU with a degree in Speech Communication and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri.  Comments or concerns can be addressed to Dannon or Scotty.
Aug 30, 2016
Mystery Meeting.....
Games, Groups and Good Times!
Sep 06, 2016
YES experience: Yohaly & Jaren
Youth Engaged in Service
Sep 13, 2016
Sep 20, 2016
Bob Pritchett
Bellingham Flag Project
Sep 27, 2016
Rob Fix, Port of Bellingham
Updates from the Port
Oct 04, 2016
Kirk Nelson, AAA
Distracted Driving
Oct 11, 2016
Kim Lund, Executive Director
Bellingham Public Schools Foundation Initiatives
Oct 18, 2016
Oct 25, 2016
John Purdie & Doug Starcher
Bellingham Theater Guild
Nov 01, 2016
Bob Moles & Mike Hammes
International Projects Update
Nov 15, 2016
Nov 22, 2016
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
RI Foundation Chair
Program Chair
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...