Flood Relief for Whatcom County: The Whatcom Community Foundation's Resilience Fund supports those affected by the catastrophic flooding our community experience. The Bellingham Bay Rotary Club Foundation will be making a donation to flood relieve. If you would like to donate through the Club's PayPal Account, click here.
Our Rotaract Club has decided to do a bake sale to raise money for Flood Relief. The Whatcom County Foundation has a Flood Relief Fund that all our profits will go to. They are working to get the word out as much as possible! Orders can be placed through this Google Form link (https://forms.gle/xLWqMEXtJFyJCTWm6) and payment will be taken through PayPal and Venmo.
Long time fellow member Dr. Ed Zech passed away suddenly Monday November 15th in Potomac MD where he and his wife Deborah relocated after leaving Bellingham.  A few notes from his obituary in the Washington Post: At age 24, he married the love of his life, Deborah Zech. He attended Seattle University, then the Creighton University School of Medicine, and finally completed a general surgery residency at Oakland Naval Hospital in 1986. He served in the United States Navy for 24 years, earning a Legion of Merit and other awards, and eventually retiring from the Navy in 2000 after serving as the Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Following eight more years in private practice, Ed retired and settled in Potomac, MD with his family. He was an avid hiker, gardener, baker, "aspiring chef", lover of bad jokes, and Eagle Scout. Ed’s inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.   
Charitable Giving Committee
Bellingham Bay Rotary has a long tradition of supporting organizations in the community through small grants of up to about $1500. The Charitable Giving Committee, currently chaired by Mark Turner, solicits applications, reviews them, and makes funding recommendations to the board. If you'd like to step up and help with this important club function, let Mark know at mark@turnerphotographics.com. This is a time-limited committee, with all the work happening between now and the end of January and most of it in January as we review applications. While the decisions can be challenging (we always get asked for more money than we have), it's fun to give away money to worthy causes.
Bellingham Food Bank Thanksgiving Turkey Drive: Please take a moment and consider making a donation and have a huge impact on those less fortunate in our community to make their Thanksgiving special. If you have already contributed, thank you for your generosity! You can make your donation through this link:  Turkey Drive 2021 Rotarians Feeding Their Hungry Neighbors