Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Oct 24, 2017
Flag Salute & Invocation by Dannon Traxler
Visiting Rotarians: Paul Gray
Guests: John Shapiro (from MBT), Stan’s son Steven Dyer
Bryant E and Brad C with Grape & Gourmet update:  Please sign up for event volunteer duty. There will be a new format for wine purchases: The venders will sell wine at their stations, and the attendee-buyers can "check" their purchased bottles at a separate "wine check" room for pick-up later.
Brad Cornwell is still looking for good ideas for good speakers/programs for the club. Please Email him with your ideas
Student of the Month:  Advisor Aramis Johnson introduced Mimi Carr. Mimi is an excellent student, a poetry contest award winner, a participant in the Dance Studio - both dancing herself and also volunteering as a teacher to younger dancers.  She has also is a mentor for incoming freshmen.
Business Promo Minute: Tim Krell with a funny attorney anecdote.
From fellow Rotarian Paul Gray about the upcoming volunteer food-packing event called "Rise Against Hunger":  Join the movement to end hunger throughout the world! Help us reach our goal to package 75,168+ meals on November 5th at St. Luke's Health Education Building at 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham WA, 98225, from 9am-4pm. This is our 3rd consecutive year in coming together to package meals for the hungry in various parts of the world. We are getting closer to our fund raising goal, but still need a few more donations. Please consider an individual donation or volunteering at the event to help package meals. Come as early as you want and leave when you want. Click on the link below for other frequently asked questions. Click on the link below to learn how Rotarians are making a difference to fight worldwide hunger in partnership with Rise Against Hunger. All donations should be made out to "Rise Against Hunger" and can be sent or delivered directly to Lisa Saar, 805 Dupont Street, STE 6, Bellingham, WA 98225 Please call me with any further questions. (360)733-3374.
Bucks in the Bay
  • Curtis for missing Stan from last week, worked all weekend on their rental house next door;
  • Dannon for an amazing MBT show!
  • Eddie for the Carrs, also happy bucks for opening of new Ferndale office, also just back from FL;
  • Dean Fulton with a plug for upcoming BTC Gala Dinner Saturday eve Nov 4th - will be an amazing evening with great food supporting good cause;
  • Stephanie 77th birthday, just back from vacation;
  • Inga Drechsel for birthday;
  • Bob Becker for 44 anniversary and a birthday, planned to be in Hawaii but an accident prevented the trip!
  • John Purdie missed meetings with wife and daughter to Ashland, still searching for colleges;
  • Karen announced she is getting custody of her foster daughter tomorrow!
  • Eric Chambers gets rid of his red ribbon TODAY!
  • Mimi with turkey money;
  • Mike Werner just back from Waco (Baylor U) with sons;
Sergeant at Arms by Mark Turner
Fines for various misdemeanors.
New Member Talk by Inga Dechsel:  Inga was born in Missouri but spent her early years in Massachusetts. Then she lived for a few years in Africa (Sierra Leone) with her parents who were Seventh Day Adventist missionaries. She was home-schooled. Many vivid memories of Africa, and she even tutored local kids there. She moved back to the US at age twelve to upstate NY, and finished high school there. She also developed a lifelong love of skiing.  She went off to college first in Tennessee, then transferred to Walla Walla to finish out a degree in engineering in 1997. She met husband there, a passionate outdoorsman and skier.  They decided to move to Bellingham in 2001. Now she works at Freeland and Associates.  Her son was born in 2010. Her husband works for Mount Baker Ski Area.  She values Rotary because of its role in community service. 
Bob Becker wins raffle. 
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot