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 John Purdie
 
Visiting Rotarians: Lynn Murphy (from PSE, and member Skagit RC), Graham Harris (from New Zealand)
      
Guests: Emilio V (from NWYS), Brett & Debbie Van Steenwyk (Paso Robles, CA)
 
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The Sunrise Rotary Club is sponsoring a volunteer work party on 9/28 in the morning at the NW Soccer fields baseball diamonds if anyone is interested.
 
Rotarian VIP tickets available now for our Wines by the Water fundraising event, October 19th at the Hotel Bellwether. These tickets are made available to our Rotarian membership for early entrance at 4 pm. General admission to the public at 5:30. The event runs until 8 pm. Your ticket includes entry into a door prize drawing which will be held at 5:30 before GA admission. We really are looking forward to this event. Each Rotarian is being asked by the board to purchase 2 tickets at $95 each to support our mission of service above self through charitable contributions in the community. Winery representatives from international and local cellars offer tastings and wine for purchase at special event pricing. Gourmet appetizers will be prepared by the Lighthouse Grill’s culinary Team.Proceeds from past events have benefited the Hospice House, Bellingham Food Bank, Northwest Youth Services, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS), Lydia Place, and Blue Skies for Children, among others.  See Christine Palmerton (cpalmerton@msn.com) for tickets, or via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grape-and-gourmet-presents-wines-by-the-water-tickets-66490381521?aff=eac2).
 
Bellingham’s three Rotary clubs will be putting on a joint fellowship gathering on Thursday October 3rd, 4:30 - 6:30pm, at Twin Sisters Brewery, with catered food.
 
Wine tasting on Wednesday September 22nd at 5pm at Bryant Engebretson’s new house.
 
John Purdie read a letter from one of our Bellingham Technical College scholarship recipients (Ahavah Goldman) who gave their thanks and gratitude for the financial assistance.
 
Last Friday, several of our Rotarians attended the WWU Viking Night.
 
Business minute for BTC Foundation
  • Michael Tilley is proud about the 5th anniversary of his owning “Minuteman Press”. He put in a plug for the business, and offered its many services to our member's printing needs https://www.bellingham.minutemanpress.com.
  • John Purdie with Mount Baker Theatre, is excited to report that MBT has received an important WA state arts grant to mark the start of the theatre’s new capital campaign, “Continuing the Legacy: Save History - Fund the Future”.  It is a $3.3M capital project, partly funded by grants and partly by private donations.  Over the past decades, millions of dollars have been spent to modernize this important Bellingham landmark, but now the final upgrades need to be made to  bring the building up to standard: Replacing the roof and gutters, and installing a state-of-the-art sound system.  See here for details: https://www.mountbakertheatre.com/Online/default.asp 
 
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Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 8 PM

This year's Grape and Gourmet event, Wines by the Water, will be held at the Hotel Bellwether. This is a Bellingham Bay Rotary Club fundraiser for local and international non-profits. Attendees will enjoy a lovely Autumn evening sipping wine in the Hotel Ballroom with striking sunsets over Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands.

Winery representatives from international and local cellars offer tastings and wine for purchase at special event pricing. Gourmet appetizers will be prepared by the Lighthouse Grill’s culinary Team.

Proceeds from past events have benefited the Hospice House, Bellingham Food Bank, Northwest Youth Services, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS), Lydia Place, and Blue Skies for Children, among others.

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite 
 
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Speakers
Bob Moles, BBRC International Projects
Sep 24, 2019
Update on recent project of the school built in La Zonita and how we support the clean water project
April Barker & Seth Fleetwood
Oct 01, 2019
Bellingham Mayoral candidates provide their vision to lead City of Bellingham
Tony Larsen & Satpal Sidhu
Oct 08, 2019
Whatcom County Executive candidates discussing their vison to lead Whatcom County
Derek Koellmann, Partner @ Anchor QEA
Oct 15, 2019
Docks for Kids project from a construction and engineering perspective
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Oct 22, 2019
It's 5:00 somewhere-location TBD
Oct 29, 2019
NO LUNCH MEETING; club social 5:00-7:00
 
 
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Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 12th consecutive

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Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International President

Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International

Fighting poverty on a small scale

A collaboration between Rotary and Heifer continues to produce big results, helping small farms provide healthier, locally-sourced

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnershipEvanston Ill., Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years,