Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Nov 05, 2019
Flag Salute & Invocation by Bill Geyer
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests:  Rob Rasmussen
Announcements by President Brad
Brad Cornwell special thanks for Tony and Brinn Freeland for volunteer work for the Special Olympics event last week; they said it was extremely inspiring.
$2,600 raised by our club for Bahamas hurricane relief.
Last Tuesday we met at the new Thousand Acre Cider House; it was a nice venue for a gathering.
Wendy Hiester will soon become full member with our club.
Reminder to give to our annual Turkey Drive thru the Bellingham Food Bank.
Sergeant at Arms by Mark Turner
Fines for miscellaneous sins.
Bucks in the Bay
  • Brad Cornwell for the Sounders, and thanks Justin Kulhanek for his firm, Fortiphi's, help reducing RMC’s health insurance costs;
  • Eddie with $1500 check and a plug for our Turkey Drive, and thanks to Scot Swanson for all his work on the Dock’s project;
  • Chuck Walter trip to Disneyland w/ grandkids, then wonderful cruise via New Orleans;
  • Rob Bring for layover in Seattle at the new Alaska Air lounge;
  • Stew Ellison $ for birthday and road trip in desert, Vegas, and some ax-throwing;
  • Lesa Ferguson $100 for turkeys, also wonderful driving trip thru France;
  • Curtis Dye for Halloween they were visited by 300+ kids! also attended a Who concert at T-Mobile Park;
  • Tim Krell missed meeting last week to see Sounders game at a pub in Seattle - rowdy! Good luck to them Sunday at the Championship game. Canucks also doing well.
  • Anna Williams with turkey bucks for Sounders, also all are welcome to come to VFW next Monday for Veterans Day to see some football on TV;
  • Justin Kulhaneck with a happy dad story;
  • Debbie Kiene thanks Brad for event at Thousand Acres Cider House, a wonderful new Bellingham business! Also a shout out to the Bellingham Repair Café.
  • Steve White with turkey $ to Bellingham Food Bank;
Eddie introduced Rob Rasmussen from Bellingham Marine, Inc.  Rob got his start working for Wilder Construction, later with Strider, then 2015 joined Bellingham Marine (BMI) team. Everett Babbitt is the president.  BMI has done many projects around Whatcom County, and all over the world.  They are the experts at floating concrete docks and float systems.  BMI was started in 1928, then called Marine Concrete by Pete Gaslen’s family, right here on the Bellingham waterfront. It now has just under 500 employees worldwide in 22 offices.  30 employees here in Whatcom County. Besides Bellingham and Ferndale, the US plants include Sacramento, Pennsylvania and Florida, and a wood dock plant in North Carolina.  BMI offers a range of products and services - vertically integrated turn-key contracting.
  • Meydenbauer Park post-tensioned-float attenuator (beautiful curved floating dock)
  • Utility floats for the Navy
  • Hannegan Road 10 Mile Bridge
  • Chatfield Reservoir
  • Bloedel Donovan Dock project (spring 2020) 
Martin wins the raffle. AGAIN?!
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot