Flag Salute & Invocation by Stan
Visiting Rotarians: Steve Hull and wife from San Gabriel, CA
Guests: Sean Stimac (Project Manager at Exxel Pacific)
Tresha announced Rotary anniversaries of Steve White and Addie Brown.
Volunteer opportunity: STOP HUNGER NOW food packing event  at St Luke's Foundation, November 19, 9am - 1pm.
Mike Hammes collecting funds for the Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Turkey Drive.
Third Thursday: BBRC Networking Lunch 12pm Anthony's Hearthfire.
Curtis Dye gave report from last week’s BBRC board meeting.
Business Bucket by Paul Twedt, with a plug for Bellingham Christian School, which is planning to expand into a high school.
Bucks in the Bay
  • Bill Gorman for missed meetings, trip to visit Rotary Club Tijuana with DG Scott Dudley, attended a training event put on for the Bellingham Police Department;
  • Rob Bring attended fundraiser for an org called “Growing Veterans” at Semiahmoo, this organization owns three farms where they train military vets in farming, “dirt therapy”;
  • Addie Brown was in Hawaii;
  • Brent Walker missed G&G while on trip to Germany;
  • Curtis Dye recovering from G&G, family just now unpacked the final boxes from last year’s house move;
  • John Purdie proud to be member of BBRC, and gave away four tickets to Jump Jive & Wale;
  • Tim McEvoy missed meetings, golf trips to Scotland and Bandon Dunes, also daughter engaged to be married!
  • Steven Hull glad to attend our meeting.
Sergeant at Arms by Flo
Fines for various misdemeanors.
Bill Gorman introduced District Governor Scott Dudley, wife Christine.  They have five kids and are from Oak Harbor.  He’s a 22-time marathon runner.  Scott has many years’ experience with international projects.  Scott talked about the impact an early Rotary trip to Mexico had on him, and was the impetus for many more Rotary volunteer trips abroad.  Scott talked about his experience donating a kidney to a man in Canada with terminal kidney disease, who Scott had found out about when he visited a Rotary club there.  Scott announced the 2017 District 5050 Conference next May 4-7 in Seattle, at the Downtown Marriott Hotel. Great speakers and events are planned. Register and put it in your calendar!  http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50004/SitePage/district-conference 
Respectfully submitted, 
Stowe Talbot
Flo wins the raffle!