Posted by Inga Drechsel on Oct 16, 2018
Flag Salute & Invocation by Sven Gilkey
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Several including grandson of Bob Moles, Dakota White, one of the two speakers for today from Rotaract; son of Bill Gorman.
Tuesday, October 30th– Meet at the Local, instead of Northwood Hall (5:00 to 7:00 pm)
In lieu of a Tuesday lunch meeting, we will have a club gathering/social from 5-7pm at The Local (1427 Railroad Ave).  Drop in, stay as long as you want, bring a fiend, spouse, coworker. In addition to enjoying a casual conversation, there are pool tables, darts and more! 
Books for Zimbabwe
Last week we heard an inspiring presentation by Wyatt Shipp, a Sehome High School student collecting books for Zimbabwe Students. , Wyatt's goal is to send books for the next 4 years to start a library. To date he has secured donations of about $2,000 to cover shipping costs  and taken in over 2000 books. Bill Geyer & Andy Clay will be working with Wyatt to submit a district 505 International matching grant, but if you would like to contribute to Wyatt’s project individually, here’s a link to his website:
November 29th– Fellowship Event at Uptown Art
Mark your calendars and register online (Click Here to Register!) for the club’s November fellowship event at Uptown Art. You don’t have to be an artist; they will teach us how to paint a picture while we “meet, drink and paint happy!” Cost is $30.00, and our event will run from 5:30-8:30. Beer, wine, ciders and soft drinks can be purchased (our Rotary will provide some food). Space is limited to make sure to register ASAP!
New Member Application
The Board recently approved moving Jeffry Hill’s application forward to the full membership. Jeff is currently the Whatcom County Territory Account manager for OASYS Inc., a local technology company that specializes in imaging solutions (copiers). Jeffry went to WWU, and is looking forward to participating on the community service committee. If you have any feedback about Jeffry, please contact Tresha ( by October 22nd, 2018.
Charitable Giving: Applications accepted through DEC. 31, 2018
Our Charitable Giving committee is responsible for awarding small grants to non-profit community programs in the range of $500 - $2,500.  If you know of an organization that might be interested in applying to receive one of several small grants our club offers, send them the attached application.  Our club reviews grant requests only once each year, and will respond to applicants’ requests by mid February 2019. We ask that all applicants submit a completed form and any additional pages in electronic PDF form to by December 31, 2018.   If you have an additional questions, please contact Aaron Lemperes (, our club’s Charitable Giving Committee Chair!
Upcoming Dates:
November 27th: “Behind the Curtains” Lunch meeting at the Mt. Baker Theatre with a tour by our very own John Purdie.
December 18th: “Ugly sweater holiday contest” Come to lunch sporting your favorite holiday ugly sweater! Enjoy fellowship and a performance by the Showstoppers (hopefully!). Bring your family/friends for the last lunch meeting of 2018 and win a prize for sporting the ugliest of ugly sweaters.
New Member Induction: Martin Mead was inducted by Harte Bressler, sponsor is Tim Krell, one of his two mentors is Stew Ellison.
Michael Reams – Business Promo:Windermere Commercial Real Estate Agent – obtained CCIM (Master’s in Commercial Real Estate) designation over the weekend.
    Bucks in the Bay
    • Tresha great time in Woodinville wine tasting; sad about the Huskies;
    • Rod Bring great trip to Arizona with his mom; Mom is a good golfer;
    • Chris Vazquez great dive trip to the Philippines;
    • Bill Gorman proud of son, chef at Rock n Rye;
    • Bill Geyer Ohio State Buckeyes and update on the ’Docks for Kids’ project; please contact the City Council folks regarding the proposal by Sunday night;
    • Bob Moles happy for grandson visit, trip to Yellowstone;
    • Chuck Walter great trip through Canada on the train;
    • Curt Smith books for sale;
    • Michael Reames happy for Michigan team;
    • Stew Ellison proud of daughter for PhD at UC Berkley;
    • Debbie Kiene trip to 43 states so far (Nebraska was the latest);
    • Inga Drechsel great trip to the San Juan islands this weekend with college friends;
      Sergeant at Arms by Mark Turner
      Fines for misc. vices
      Mike Bates introduced Krystal Dressler and Dakota White from the Rotaract Club here in Whatcom County.
      Rotaract provides a club for ages 18-35 serving:
      • High school graduates
      • College students
      • Young professionals
      How to help?
      • Membership – send potential members to the club
      • Mentorship – support club activities
      • Manpower – Rotaract can help provide volunteers for club events
      • Monetary – rebuilding club; dues are $25 per member
      Donna wins the raffle!
      Respectfully submitted,
      Inga Drechsel