Bellingham Bay Rotary Club
 
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BBRC

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Northwood Hall
3240 Northwest Ave
Bellingham, WA  98225
United States
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Flag Salute & Invocation by Carlye Gillespie
 
Visiting Rotarians: Honey Levine (Houston)
 
Guests: None
 
Birthdays and anniversaries. Rotary’s four way test.
 
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Stew Ellison and Eddie talked about the Aug 27 Sunday 4pm start Rotario Dinner traveling “progressive lake” dinner.  $75/person starting at Stew’s house, then to Eddie’s and Chuck’s.
 
Anna announced BBRC Rotary volunteer opportunity: Saturday Aug 26th (time?) painting the downstairs of VFW hall.
 
District Governor Lindagene Coyle presented Eddie Hansen with his SECOND Paul Harris fellow!
 
New Member Induction
DG Lindagene conducted the induction of Inga Dreshcel, who has 20 years of consulting and engineering experience, currently working with Tony at Freeland Engineering. Harte Bressler will be her mentor. Welcome, Inga!
 
Bucks in the Bay
  • Curtis says he bough house next door and will be fixing it up as a rental - a big project;
  • Andy Clay 27th wedding anniversary;
  • Eddie thanks for crab feed, he has been gone for almost a month while boating with family up in Canadian islands, looking forward to the progressive dinner Rotario;
  • Dannon happy bucks missed last week on the Olympic Peninsula with family and friends;
  • Pete Ritmueller back from fishing trip to resort near Sitka, AK (an annual trip with Steve Kimberly, Dave Blair and about 20 other people) caught the limit for salmon and halibut;
  • Allen Stockbridge attended the annual “Good Time Boogie”, travelled all around Midwest and East Coast, heard some great music at a concert, and talked about the American Friends Service Committee (https://www.afsc.org) as a nominee for Nobel Peace prize;
  • Tim Krell in Eastern WA and Idaho at cabin on a lake - lots of fun, also Sounders game - glad to see increased attention to pro soccer in the US;
  • Jim Logghe proud of 35 lbs lost! Halfway to weight loss goal!
  • Mark Turner went to Buffalo NY for a garden writers conference - a surprisingly beautiful city. Saw Niagara Falls, then a wonderful weekend back here at Baker Lake with Brian.
Sergeant at Arms by Mark Turner
Fines for misc. sins, and Canadian trivia.
 
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