Bellingham Bay Rotary Club
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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:  None
Guests: Ian Johnson, Catering specialist at Hilltop and manager of Windows on the Bay
Steve Kimberly with reminder the annual BBRC International Committee fundraiser dinner at Ciao Thyme will be Thursday night, 6pm June 1st, cost $190/person, half of which is tax deductible donation to the committee. Sign up closes May 24th. Please sign up!
Debbie Kiene (accepting donations through today) with a call out for donations of toiletries and other small gifts for Interact Club’s annual Mothers’ Day project. - See more at:
Next board meeting is Thursday, May 18th (not 11th!) at 4:30 at Anthony's Hearthfire.
Aaron reminded everyone that Thursday, May 23rd the program will be brief presentations by all the community charitable giving recipients. 
Dannon announced the BBRC slate of officers 2017-18 one last time:
President: Cutis Dye
President Elect: Tresha Dutton
VP/Program Chair: Brad Conrwell
Past President: Dannon Traxler
Treasurer: Mike Werner
Secretary: Andy Clay
Directors: Flo Simon, Glen Groenig, Jim Logghe
Directors (fininsh their terms): Mike Bates, Jeff Clement
No additional nominations were made. President Dannon called for a vote. The membership unanimously voted in the 2017-18 officers.
Flag Salute & Invocation by Tim Krell
Visiting Rotarians:  None
Guests:  Natalie McLendon, Marian Scott, Sarah Clement, Rodney and Adam (Henry Lee’s colleagues), Kris Palmerton, Jim Ferguson, Inge Jesse, Eric Moffet, Riannon Beardsley, Steve’ Kimberly’s wife Margie, Lisa Cornwell, Helen Moran.
SAVE THE DATE: Our club’s annual “Changing of the Guard” ceremony and induction of new club officers will take place Monday night June 26th at the VFW.
Steve with reminder the annual BBRC International Committee fundraiser dinner at Ciao Thyme will be Thursday night, 6pm June 1st, cost $190/person, half of which is tax deductible donation to the committee. Please sign up!
Debbie Kiene (accepting donations through next Tuesday) with a call out for donations of toiletries and other small gifts for Interact Club’s annual Mothers’ Day project.
Business Bucket:  Jim Haupt announced Bellwether “Spring Fling” wine and food at Bellwether, special discount price for Rotarians. Portion of proceeds go to Skookum Kids.  May 20th, 5pm - 9pm!
Dr. Lasanna Lahner
May 30, 2017
Sealife response + rehab + research
Karen Burke and others
Jun 13, 2017
Human Trafficking in Whatcom County
Michael T. Mathis
Jun 20, 2017
Burned Children Recovery Foundation, President and Founder
Changing of the Guard (Monday)
Jun 26, 2017
Evening Event at VFW-Bellingham
No Meeting (Tuesday)
Jun 27, 2017
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
RI Foundation Chair
Program Chair
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