Did you know that the Rotary theme for November is “Rotary Foundation Month”In addition to supporting the Polio initiative, here are some additional initiative supported by  the foundation. You can go to the  RI Foundation website to read more:
HEALING THOUSANDS: Rotarian and physician Pia Skarabis-Querfeld has spent years building a network of volunteer doctors to help refugees in Berlin, Germany.
REBUILDING LIVES: Rotary clubs worked together to help Puerto Ricans rebuild their homes and hearts after Hurricane Maria.
THE POOWER OF LLIGHT: A grant helped a club in Durango, Colorado, USA, install more than 200 solar lights in remote, off-the-grid Navajo homes.
Wine Sale through the Bellwether- A pseudo Wine by the Water/Grape & Gourmet event!
Even though we can’t gather and host our Wine by the Water fundraising event this fall, the Bellwether is extending an opportunity for us to purchase wines, and collect some fundraising dollars ($1/bottle) while doing so!  With the holidays coming up, and the dark days of winter, think about stocking your cellar with some wines and help the club raise some money.  Below is an overview of information from the Bellwether. Complete details, along with the wine list and order form, are in the Monday emails from Tresha.
Wine order due date: Monday, November 16th by 5:00PM
Minimum orders: All orders must be a 6-bottle minimum of each selection
Order form: Complete the order form and return to Hotel Bellwether (drop off at front desk, email: wineshop@hotelbellwther.com or fax to 360-392-3101, ATTN Wine Shop)
Payment: Hotel Bellwether’s wine shop will tally your order and send your invoice via square for credit card payment. If you prefer a different method of payment, please call 360-392-3179 or email wineshop@hotelbellwether.com and we are happy to accommodate
Pick Up: At Hotel Bellwether on November 30th, 2020. There will be an option for no-contact pick up. For any guests choosing to stay for dinner or drinks – the Lighthouse Grill will waive the corkage fee for the evening of wine pick up so you can uncork your first bottle!!
Questions?Please reach out to Cory DeWispelaere-Rusch / Food & Beverage Manager
wineshop@hotelbellwether.com / 360.392.3179  
Food Bank Turkey DriveThanksgiving is just around the corner
Time is almost out for you to make a donation to the Food Bank  Turkey Drive. You can either make a donation by clicking this link, or by making a check to the following:   
1.     Make check payable to Bellingham Food Bank
2.     In check memo line put: Bellingham Bay Rotary (or BBR)
3.     Mail check to: Mike Hammes, 4290 Pacific Highway, Bellingham WA 98226.
New Mentoring Program with WWU Roteract Club- Sign up now!
Quick reminder that the club is participating in a mentorship program with the WWU Roteract club.
Please take a moment to complete the brief questionnaire that will be used to match Rotarian mentors with Roteract mentees: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmDxpbKBeNIR2bccj0r8YNREFdPNAzsEIfgWoQQPs0I0jKGQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Questions? Contact Steve at sjwhite46@comcast.net  or call at 206-972- 5531.