Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Nov 21, 2017
Flag Salute & Invocation by Flo Simon
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Sean Cool (Geo Engineers), Dan Raas (Whatcom Democrats).
Rotary Youth Exchange update by Curtis.
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.
Business Promo minute: Doug Wight spoke regarding his son David, glass art sculptor, who is now making chandeliers and other amazing art objects. Doug is hoping to coming to Rotary next week. His new studio is in Bellingham behind Hardware Sales. Open House will be soon. See
Bucks in the Bay
  • Stan about his ear bandage;
  • Curtis and Felicity saw Taj Majal at Jazz Alley.  Also about the remodel of the neighboring house which is now leased up with a renter!
  • Brad Cornwell next week speaker Chad from Wander Brewery, Jennifer Kuschner, then Whatcom Community Foundation, Community Care NW, then we are off for the remainder of December.
  • Dannon missed meetings, a humbling court case, daughter fell and almost knocked out her teeth, last week Dannon went to Minneapolis to visit her sister, this week her parents coming for Thanksgiving;
  • Scotty mom’s 97th birthday in CA , she has a great attitude despite her frailties;
  • John Purdie missed meeting, daughter and her fiancé coming home for Thanksgiving;
Sergeant at Arms by Flo
Gratitude giving.
Brad Cornwell welcomed Dan Raas, serves on the candidate committee (together with John McGarrity) for the Whatcom Democrats. . Dan and John’s role is to talk to potential candidates who want to run for office and educate them on what it will take to run for (and win) a local seat in government.  They also vet candidates, explain the local Democrat’s platform, but they don’t have a specific “litmus test” for the candidates, or hold them to the platform. Certified “endorsed” democrats have access to the Whatcom Democrats’ resources, expertise and volunteers.  Dan talked about the process by which the local Democratic caucuses help update the policy that will be reflected Whatcom Party platform ( Whatcom’s platform trends more “progressive” compared to the State’s or National Democratic platforms. 
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot