Congratulations to Flo (Chief Simon): Award Recipient!
Flo was recently awarded the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award (ESAR)! This award recognizes Chief Simon’s support for employees who have served in the military. According to the ESGR, their goal is to "support employers who share their most valuable resource, their employees, with our great Nation thereby ensuring our national security." W hat a great honor, Flo. Congratulations! 
Volunteer T-shirts 
A big THANK YOU to Tony for coordinating the t-shirt order. For those who put in a order for the upcoming COVID mass vaccination clinics, Tony will deliver your shirt(s). If you still want to volunteer for the COVID mass vaccination clinics, information is below the tshirt images.
Directions for how to volunteer to help with the upcoming large scale vaccination clinics in Whatcom County. 
Our program about StoveTeam was powerful. For those of you who missed the program, or want to share this information with others, here’s some information. StoveTeam facilitates the placement of low-some, fuel-efficient, safe cook stoves around the world:
  • Smoke from indoor cooking fires is a leading cause of death of children under age five. It kills more people than AIDS and malaria combined
  • The most dangerous activity a woman in the developing world can undertake is cooking for her family, and most of them have a baby on the front or a baby on the back. For that baby, it’s equivalent to smoking three packs of cigarettes per day.
  • 4 million burns are reported each year, and many more go unreported. Children are especially vulnerable as most open fires are on or near the ground.
Ways to learn more:
StoveTeam is currently focusing on our Justa stove project in Guatemala. Our goal is to install 5,000 cookstoves into homes in the next 3 years. We are working on gathering club and district support to fund our efforts and would welcome any support from your club or advice on approaching your district. There is more information about the Justa project on our website at and you can download a project description PDF here.  
Here’s a link to donate
1. Click on the following link:
2. In blue horizontal navigation bar at top of page, click on "volunteer."
3. Under Emma Clark's “Volunteer” video, click on the “general volunteer” link. 
4. Complete this form.
  1. At the very bottom, there is a dialogue box that says “Is there any additional information you would like to share with us”.
  2. In this box, state that you are a Rotarian, and would like to help with the large scale COVID19 vaccination sites that are forthcoming.