Flag Salute & Invocation by Bill Gorman
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Guy Occhiogrosso, Annabelle (Mimi’s granddaughter), Kendall’s boss Rob
Next week on the 22nd we will have a Christmas Program, on the 29th there will be NO MEETING!
New Member induction: Jim Logghe, former member of our own club, was welcomed back to BBRC. He has worked 43 years in the banking industry. Doug Wight, Phil Hageman and Anna Williams conducted the honors. Welcome back, Jim!
Recap of last week’s BBRC board meeting by Stowe Talbot
Aaron Lemperes and Curtis Dye talked our club’s support ($1000 in 2015) for the ABCD (Access for Baby and Child Dentistry). This program was started in Whatcom County to help cover some of the unfunded (by Apple Health / Medicare) costs of providing preventative dental care to low income children.  About 50% of Whatcom’s low income kids now receive care under this program.  ABCD is administered by the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA).  Our monies ($1000) were used to provide such items as toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, enrollment cards, and supplies for several community outreach events.
Bucks in the Bay
  • Bill Geyer participated in an intensive court case last week;
  • Kendall asking everyone for $20 calendar sales, some funds goes to their new Rotoract club, and some to the Polio Plus program;
  • Lance happy to report that his soccer commission was awarded $2M to fund the construction of two new artificial turf soccer fields out on Smith&NW!
  • Tim McEvoy talked about hosting Blaine Wentzel and fiancée at his house for dinner!
  • Curtis says Gio’s basketball team is now 5-0, all victories, other son Johnny was student of the month yesterday at the Monday Rotary Club, AND Johnny was accepted to college & scholarship in Rhode Island;
  • Jim Logghe is glad to be back in the club, just returned from vacation in AZ!
  • Dean Fulton on the passing of Des McArdle, former president of BTC (obit in Herald);
  • Steve Swan for missed meetings dealing with race-related issues at WWU;
  • John Templeton update our outgoing Bellingham Rotary Exchange Student currently studying in Bolivia, doing great;
  • Eddie proud to support toy drive $18-20K in toys provided to Salvation Army to be distributed to needy families;  ALSO, he suggests we as a club go to watch and support Giovanni and Squalicum HS basketball team on Jan 8th, maybe with dinner prior @ Barkley Jalapeños.
  • Phil X Hageman cruise ship around New Orleans & Caribbean with 90-year old wheelchair-bound mo-in-law!
Sergeant at Arms by Glen
Fines for misc. offenses!
Discussion of ideas for our club’s major donation project in 2016.
Respectfully submitted, 
Stowe Talbot