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 Jim Logghe
 
Visiting Rotarians: Kathy Buckley, Monty McCallister
 
Guests: None
 
Announcements
 
October BBRC board meeting cancelled, next meeting will be in November.
 
Bob Moles has been Rotarian for 44 years!
 
Curtis and Brad C with Grape & Gourmet update:  Please sign up for event volunteer duty.
 
Monty McCallister on the Monday Club’s exchange student program:  They are sending two outbound exchange students. They are therefore required to host two incoming students.  Each student needs three host families to host for 3 months (therefore 6 host families are needed in total).  Monty asked each of us to consider offering our home to a student for three months.  A very rewarding and fun experience.
 
Mike Hammes with plug for this year’s Food Bank turkey drive. Looking for donations. Checks can be made out to Food Bank (501c3).
 
Bucks in the Bay
  • Curtis bucks for and amazing Joe Bonamassa (guitar virtuoso) show;
  • Tresha wine tasting event at Bryants, and $ for turkeys;
  • Jim Logghe continued weight loss!
  • Dannon wonderful five day trip with mom on Cape Cod!
  • Andy Clay missed meetings, thanks John Templeton for covering for her last week;
  • Kathy Buckley (from Monday Club) needs ideas for programs / speakers, also she’s in charge of her club’s annual ski Fee 5-9th to Sun Peaks and she invites all skiers to join them!
  • Curtis Smith;
  • Scotty $ for food bank;
  • Steve Kimberly back from Greece;
  • Tonja Myers $ for turkeys;
  • Mimi Ferlin back from wonderful trip in La Paz, heading out soon for many winter trips, $ for turkeys;
  • Inga Drechsel said Tony took the whole office to Cabo for a few days last week, also news from friends in Napa;
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
Speakers
Inga Drechsel
Oct 24, 2017
New member talk
Club Assembly
Oct 31, 2017
Sarah Kate Kunkel
Nov 07, 2017
Balkan Refugee Crisis
Michael Isensee
Nov 14, 2017
Wshington State Dept of Agriculture, Water Quality Monitoring
Wander Brewing
Nov 28, 2017
 
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