Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Nov 14, 2017
Flag Salute & Invocation by Carlye Gillespie
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Chris Vasques (Boy Scouts)
New member application:  Sean Cool works at Geo Engineers, he is sponsored by Brad Cornwell, his classification would be engineer, he is interested in serving on the BBRC community service committee.  Please address any comments or concerns to President Curtis Dye, Scotty or Rod Bring.
Curtis thanks the club for another successful Grape & Gourmet.  Bryant encouraged everyone to come to the recap meeting tomorrow, or just send him an Email ( with thoughts for improving the event.
Rotary anniversaries: 24 years for Steve White, and 5 years for Andy Clay!
Business Promo: Andy Clay promoted an upcoming event this Friday at 5-9pm at Northwood Hall called “Deck the Hall / Makers Market” - There will be a wide variety of artists and makers to set up shop for your holiday shopping convenience, all items are HANDMADE! Choose from jewelry, wreaths, soaps, artwork, cards, gourmet treats, leather goods, ornaments, fused glass, home decor, clothing, pottery, furniture, crocheted accessories, and so much more! Shopping from local artists and small businesses helps provide jobs for the community, and puts money into the local economy. There will be refreshments, live music, and raffle prizes! Please share this event … 
Bucks in the Bay
  • Curtis Dye just went to the midwest for memorial for grandmother at age age 97;
  • Bob Becker with plug for the Thanksgiving turkey drive for the Food Bank;
  • Karen Burke update on her foster daughter, and $125K was netted at the recent DVSAS auction!
  • Tony Freeland $2600 to celebrate one year since open surgery AND he just completed the NYC marathon!
  • Sven Gilkey trying increase Boy Scout (the local Mount Baker region) membership and it’s going really well this year;
  • Tim Krell’s daughter on the BHS soccer team at State tournament, they were eliminated from the tourney at a match in Vancouver;
  • Pete Rittmueller was in Italy vacation for three weeks, looking forward to a competitive Apple Cup;
  • Carlye Gillespie went to Port Townsend VRBO with relatives nice weekend;
  • Brad Cornwell with a plug for the speakers coming next two weeks (local Democrats next week, then Chad from Wander Brewing after that);
  • Bob Moles thanks Brad Cornwell for procuring a storage cage in the Marketplace Building downtown for all our BBRC archive materials;
  • John Templeton with turkey bucks;
Sergeant at Arms by Eddie
Fines for various misdemeanors.
Brad Cornwell welcomed Michael Isensee, Northwest Region Inspector for the WA State Department of Agriculture. 800 employees (including many seasonal employee inspectors). Three missions:  Regulate / Protect / Promote.  The Dairy Nutrient Management Program.  “Nutrient” is another name for manure.
12% of the State’s economy is related to agriculture. Michaels is one of 12 people in various offices that run the WA Dairy Nutrient Management Program. WA has 366 dairies located across the state.  
Whatcom has 25% of diaries, 20% of cows in the entire state, and dairies here have an average of 470 cows per farm.
Water quality protection, protect water quality but also maintain healthy economic business climate for the dairy industry.
Michael’s job: 
  • inspect the dairy facilities; 
  • inspect their records;
  • sample the manure and the stormwater;
  • survey (documenting the various fields, photographing them from airplanes);
  • communicate and talking with the dairy producers / offering training to the farmers;
  • respond to complaints;
  • problem solving happing the dairies.
Michael and his staff work with many industry and regulatory partners, even in BC.
Ed Satuchek wins raffle. 
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot