Flag Salute & Invocation by John Purdie
Visiting Rotarians:  None
Guests: Josh’s guest Sean Stimac (Project Manager at Exxel Pacific), and Frank’s guest Holly
Birthdays:  Phil and Flo
Student of the Month introduced by Mike Bates and Arimis Johnson:  Yohaly Camacho.  She is in the 11th grade but duel-enrolled at Sqaulicum and WCC in the Running Start program. Yohaly has taken many AP and honors classes, and participates in three sports.  She is the VP of Associated Student Affairs at WCC, despite still being a highschooler! Yohaly is chair of the Students Leading Change conference and also organized the Multicultural Day. And if that wasn't enough, she also  took part in last year’s YES program that went to Honduras.  Congratulations, Yohaly
A motion was put forward by Bob Moles nominating Bill Gorman for Rotary District 5050 Governor position. The entire club voted for, with no dissents.  Good luck, Bill!
Eddie said that the upcoming (hockey) fellowship event had to be rescheduled for sometime later; Stay tuned!
First Thursday Rotary Happy Hour will be at Hotel Bellwether, on Thursday Nov. 3 at 4:30pm.
Dinner 5050 Foundation Dinner will be November 12, and our club will comp 7 more tickets to members who want to attend!
Tonja Myers said the Past President’s meeting will be Nov 15 at Bob’s house.  Stay tuned for more details.
Curtis update on Grape & Gourmet: (Sunday 11/6/16 at Silver Reef Event Center).
General admission tickets (6:30-8:30p) $90/each.  VIP tickets (5pm-8:30) $125/each (early entry + extra discount in the wine store + exclusive raffle)
This our club’s biggest fundraiser.  Each Rotarian is expected to buy at least $360.
Business Promo Bucket by Bob Becker 
Bucks in the Bay
  • Eddie and friend Scott Walker trip to North Dakota hunting;
  • Mike Werner son at Bailor, a landslide in his store’s backyard, and a NEW DOG!
  • Alan Artman missed meetings while traveling in NY CT PN FL and the Caribbean, and a wedding anniversary;
  • Tim Krell visiting son in Bosman, MT.
  • Phil X Hagman adventure for four weeks away in Europe, Viking river cruise, driving around;
  • Debbie Kiene update on recent activities of Squalicum Interact club (50 members now!) - Interact need a volulenteer / adult this Saturday 2:30 - 5pm;
  • Mimi Ferlin Monday going away for three weeks, enjoyed the Husky game (despite a nasty fall the previous day!) and plug for upcoming St Paul’s Academy fundraiser Friday afternoon;
  • Glendale Barkley recent trip to Montana, hot springs, ha a relative who lives there in the wilderness and recently narrowly escaped a big forest fire!
  • Mike Hammes plug for upcoming turkey drive (through the Bham Food Bank);
  • Frank Chmelik status report for a well known local judge(?) who looks like he is going to survive his cancer;
Sergeant at Arms by Flo
Fines for various misdemeanors, a plug for upcoming DVSAS fundraiser dinner, and special fine for Mimi’s parking job;
Tresha introduced John Purdie and Doug Starcher who both volunteer for the Bellingham Theater Guild (http://bellinghamtheatreguild.com)
500 season tix holders
7600 people see the shows;
200 dues paying members
Many volunteers to keep the organization functioning.
John and Doug shared the history of the organization through the years.
BTG’s performances are in a buformer church built in 1903;
The BTG was started in 1929, first performing in people’s houses, then in a building downtown, and then in the former church which they eventually bought.  That building has gone through many remodels.
They are in a big capital campaign now to upgrade the building structurally:
1. They will install an elevator and create a new main entrance facing the parking lot to provide access for all to the “House,” the reception room and restrooms. This entry will be configured to allow a small office for ticketing and business operations and provide a needed second fire exit from the reception room.
 2. They will improve the foundation by sinking numerous steel “pin piles” down to bedrock, a distance of 18 feet, and replacing the existing foundation with a modern concrete one. 
.… see details HERE: http://www.btg4thefuture.com 
Respectfully submitted, 
Stowe Talbot
Bob Becker wins the raffle!