Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Jan 29, 2019
Flag Salute & Invocation by Molly Visser
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: None
Flo on Rotario Dinner - Superbowl Sunday: 21 people signed up! Our 1st Dinner Rotario of 2019 will be at Sarah Rothenbuhler’s house for Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 2). Pretty much sold out so contact Anna Williams (  or Flo Simon ( ).
Anna: Rotario Dinner - St. Patrick’s Day Tim McEvoy is hosting our next second Rotario Dinner, for St Patricks Day party, stay tuned for details. 8 people $100/person.
Bucks in the Bay
  • Tresha beautiful sunny day, starting to run again with her two crazy dogs;
  • John Templeton yesterday saw a great musical at Paramount Theatre (Dear Evan Hansen), looking forward to Super Bowl at Sarah’s;
  • Bob Moles update on a new Honduras project - building a small school building, he and Mike Hammes may go visit in couple weeks;
  • Tim McEvoy update on the successful sale of McEvoy Oil (87 year old family-owned company!), also asked everyone to consider his Saint Paddies Day Rotario Dinner at his house March 16;
  • Brent Walker $ donation to Docks project, in memory of Joe Orem who passed in November - Brent gave a brief bio on Joe and his positive impact on the community;
  • Eddie Hansen update on Dock for Kids, another meeting today, great progress so far, but we need more community outreach to contact local companies for donations;
  • Scotty’s good friend Jack Payne passed recently away;
  • Bill Gorman excited for new pottery studio opening soon in Bellingham.
Business Bucket by Andy Clay
Sergeant at Arms by Bill Gorman
Fines for superhero trivia.
New member talks
Erika Buse was born in Bellingham and attended Lynden Christian HS, graduating in 2001.  She went to college in San Diego, graduated with BS in Nursing.  After moving to Santa Barbara, she went back to school in accounting, eventually landing a job at a fast-growing asset management company.  She met her future husband as a passenger on an airplane flight; he is originally from the Everett area.  Their first daughter Layla was born in 2013, then Lily came in 2015 while they were all still living in Santa Barbara.  Erika and Derek decided to find a way to move back to Bellingham, joining with Erika’s parents in 2015 to form a real estate brokers group under Coldwell Banker Bain - The Cantrell Group (  Erika’s husband Derek was the no. 1 producer in 2017. The family loves Bellingham and all the outdoor recreational opportunities here.
Martin Mead was born in CA and moved around a lot growing up. He graduated high school at Kings in Seattle, then two years Central WA University working towards a fine arts major.  But Martin has always loved cars, so attended Vehicle Research program at WWU. He met his future wife - she’s originally from France - in Huntington Beach, CA.  Eventually they decided to move to Bellingham for the lifestyle. The Meads are a family of skiers, mountain bikers, hikers, very outdoorsy. Martin formed his company 15 years ago called GiroDisc - racing breaks and technology: 
It’s great to have these two outstanding individuals in our Rotary club!
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot