Flag Salute and Invocation – Doug Wight
Visiting Rotarians - Debbie Van Steenwyk
Announcements – President Brad Cornwell
Upcoming District Conference April 30-May 3 at Harrison Hot Springs https://district5050.org/sitepage/district-conference-1/
Rotary Leadership Institute May 7-8 in Mount Vernon https://www.district5050.org/Event/rli-weekend
Annual joint "All Whatcom" Rotary Clubs social event, March 31 at The Inn at Lynden
Brewers by the Bay meeting, February 19, 4:00 p.m. at Chuckanut Brewery
Incoming leadership slate
Past President   Brad Cornwell
President          Mike Bates
President Elect    Lance Calloway
Vice President     Lesa Ferguson
Treasurer           Carlye Gillespie
Secretary           Tresha Dutton
Tony Freeland            Year 1 of 2
Ericka Buse                 Year 1 of 2
Ian McCurdy               Year 2 of 2
Steve Berringer           Year 2 of 2    
Sean Stimac                Year 2 of 2
Business Promo – Martin Meade

Business manufactures car racing brake rotors and pads, recently remodeled office, contract with Tesla

Bucks in the Bay

  • Brad Cornwell – for wife who is caring for her mother
  • Bill Gorman – for wife who cares for parents in their home

Sergeant at Arms – John Templeton: Fines for Valentines trivia

Program – Dave Pillinger, Publisher and Division Manager at Best Version Media

Dave has lived in Bellingham for 15 years and is the publisher of Southside Living Magazine.  The magazine was first published in June 2014.  The monthly baseline cost to publish the magazine is $5500.  The magazine is 30-40 pages and features local residents on its cover.   It is distributed to South Hill, Fairhaven, Edgemoor and Chuckanut residents for free.   There are 16,00 readers with 90% of magazines read. There is no on-line presence. The magazine is family friendly with no political content. The magazine “brings people together”.  

Best Version Media is a community magazine publisher starting 25 new magazines per month. Distribution is 33 million annually. Advertisement awards 80% in commissions. The writers and photographers are local.   The local person on the cover is why readers open the magazine. 

Respectfully submitted,
Tony Freeland