Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Nov 06, 2018
Flag Salute & Invocation by Tim Krell
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Molly Visser
Applications for YAIL (Youth Adventures in Leadership) are due soon, so if you know of a young person, age 15-17,  interested in expanding their leadership skills with other teens, let John Purdie know. It will take place in Surrey BC February 1-3 2019. Info at
Tresha read a letter from Debbie Granger thanking us for our volunteer efforts at this years Bellingham SeaFeast.
Thanksgiving Turkey Drive: Mike Hammes is raising money again for the  Food Bank's annual turkey give away.  He is trying for 2000 birds. Checks can be made out to Bellingham Food Bank, but please give the checks to Mike. $25 pays for one bird, but any amount welcome.
New Member Induction Bill Unrein introduced Jeffrey Hill as our newest member.  Jeff is a territory account manager for OASYS Inc., a local technology company that specializes in imaging solutions (copiers), IT Services, as well as document and print management solutions. He is married and has two kids. His sponsor is Jeff Clement, mentor is Scotty.  Welcome, Jeff!
The Board's November board meeting is this Thursday, November 8th, 4:30 at RMC Architects (1223 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham). One of our main agenda items will be an initial read of the four major project proposals submitted for review. All are welcome to attend.
Fundraising Committee meeting-Thursday, Nov 15th:  Тhe fundraising committee will be meeting November 15th, 4:30 at Overflow taps in Barkely Village. Join us if you're interested!
November Fun-day-Tuesday, Nov 27th: “Behind the curtains” at the MBT.  Our normal lunch meeting will take place at the Mt. Baker Theater with a tour by our very own John Purdie.
Rotary fellowship event at Uptown Art:  5:30pm on Thursday, Nov. 29th.  You don’t have to be an artist; they will teach us how to paint a picture while we “meet, drink and paint happy!” Cost is $30.00, and our event will run from 5:30-8:30. Beer, wine, ciders and soft drinks can be purchased - our club will provide some appetizers. Space is limited, so make sure to register:
Business Promo Bucket: by Pete Rittmueller and Stew Ellison.
Bucks in the Bay
  • Tresha will be going to CA to see Seahawks, and a sprained ankle!
  • Steve White plug for next week’s speaker, Dick Spink, re. his research on the Amelia Earhart disappearance; 
  • Carlye Gillespie said Hannegan is open finally! Turkey bucks from Charlotte Archer;
  • Mark Turner sad bucks on declining health of his mother in law;
  • John Templeton missed meetings in Cabo, also he needs a ticket to the Hospice auction;
  • Scotty with graduation bucks (mom is out of Hospice)!
  • Tim Krell was at WSU dad’s weekend attended a wild fraternity party, in other news his dad adopted a cat and then got rid of that cat;
  • Chuck Walter glad elections are over, and sad bucks for passing of past BBRC president Chuck Olson;
  • Andy Clay happy bucks Mt Baker Care Center passed its inspection!
  • Debbie Kiene thank you John Purdie for helping with our Interact Club’s Halloween event, and had lovely lunch with Phil X Hageman last week;
  • Dannon Traxler was sorry to miss our fellowship event, had a fun halloween, then glorious weekend at Tofino.
Sergeant at Arms by Bill Geyer
Fines for misc. elections history trivia.
Mike Bates introduced Chief David Doll Bellingham PD.  David Doll started with BPD in 1980, was Deputy Chief for the past 12 years, and now chief. Doll's experience includes patrol, K9, school resource officer, investigations, organizational/field training, bicycle patrol, and first-level and middle management leadership. He’s is a life-long Bellingham resident, attending Sehome HC, WCC, WWU and Columbia College. He also is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command.
David talked about Community Policing:  A system of allocating police officers to particular areas/neighborhoods so that they become familiar with the local inhabitants, and a cooperative effort for the community to police itself.  This started in the 1990’s as a concept and practice, waned in the 2000’s, but is now really coming back as an effective system. 
BPD mission statement: Committed to Community.
Carlye wins the raffle
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot