Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Oct 17, 2017
Flag Salute & Invocation by Jim Logghe
Visiting Rotarians: Kathy Buckley, Monty McCallister
Guests: None
October BBRC board meeting cancelled, next meeting will be in November.
Bob Moles has been Rotarian for 44 years!
Curtis and Brad C with Grape & Gourmet update:  Please sign up for event volunteer duty.
Monty McCallister on the Monday Club’s exchange student program:  They are sending two outbound exchange students. They are therefore required to host two incoming students.  Each student needs three host families to host for 3 months (therefore 6 host families are needed in total).  Monty asked each of us to consider offering our home to a student for three months.  A very rewarding and fun experience.
Mike Hammes with plug for this year’s Food Bank turkey drive. Looking for donations. Checks can be made out to Food Bank (501c3).
Bucks in the Bay
  • Curtis bucks for and amazing Joe Bonamassa (guitar virtuoso) show;
  • Tresha wine tasting event at Bryants, and $ for turkeys;
  • Jim Logghe continued weight loss!
  • Dannon wonderful five day trip with mom on Cape Cod!
  • Andy Clay missed meetings, thanks John Templeton for covering for her last week;
  • Kathy Buckley (from Monday Club) needs ideas for programs / speakers, also she’s in charge of her club’s annual ski Fee 5-9th to Sun Peaks and she invites all skiers to join them!
  • Curtis Smith;
  • Scotty $ for food bank;
  • Steve Kimberly back from Greece;
  • Tonja Myers $ for turkeys;
  • Mimi Ferlin back from wonderful trip in La Paz, heading out soon for many winter trips, $ for turkeys;
  • Inga Drechsel said Tony took the whole office to Cabo for a few days last week, also news from friends in Napa;
Sergeant at Arms by Mark Turner
Fines for various misdemeanors, and history trivia.
Brad Cornwell introduced Dr Burt Webber from WWU.  Born in BC, 1970 came to WWU to join Huxley College to teach.  Interest and passion is marine ecology. Burt talked about the various bodies of water of the greater “Salish Sea” (Puget Sound, Straight of Georgia, Strait of San Juan).
The Salish Sea area is not truly marine, it’s actually an estuary - a mixing of fresh and salt water.  The name was coined by Burt in the later 70’s and 80’s and has become increasing accepted for the newer understanding of this body of water that transcends WA and BC tossing the international boundary.  See a map of Salish Sea HERE
Salish Sea naming timeline:  ‘Burt starting submitting the name application in 1989, and slowly has become incorporated (in WA, BC, US and Canada) over the the course of the 2000’s finalized in 2009.  But actually the coastal tribes had already approved the name (together by agreement) in 2006.
WWU recently established the Salish Sea Institute: “fostering responsible stewardship to restore and protect the natural value of the Salish Sea.”  Salish Sea is the home and place where we live, and it deserves the same attention and care as a home. 
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot