Flag Salute & Invocation by Terry Myers
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: None
Birthdays:  Tim McEvoy, Debbie Kiene and Curt Smith!
Dannon then related more from the club history during 2000–01.  John Templeton was president and he talked about his recollections of that year.
Carlye announced Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), which needs eight volunteer-judges on May 27th 2-10pm during the RYLA session.  It will include dinner, and the venue as usual is at Mt Baker Bible Camp on Mt Baker Hwy.  Should be fun, see her for details. 
Dannon mentioned the upcoming meeting for the “Member Engagement Committee” at Caffe Torre (Bellingham Towers) this Friday at 7:30am.
Fellowship event: Terry Myers announced the BBRC after-hours gathering to have dinner and then see “Ladies of Laughter” comedy show at the Mount Baker Theatre Saturday March 18th.
Curtis Dye talked about the Rotary Youth Exchange for 2017:  There will be 13 countries participating which means 13 kids from our District going there and 13 kids coming here.
BBRC Rotarian of the Month: Brent Walker!  Thank you Brent for all your work over the years!
Business Bragging Bucket 
Erik Dyrland celebrated his 30 year anniversary at Farmers Insurance!
Bucks in the Bay
  • Dannon Traxler wonderful weekend at Harrison Hot Springs with husband and kids;
  • Tim McEvoy celebrated wife’s recent birthday (today is his own) at Canlis and dined with the Canlis seniors, then 5th Ave Theater, then Husky basketball next day, now qualifies for the senior discount!
  • Phil X grandson 12th birthday spent in Seattle (went to GameWorks);
  • John Purdie second daughter going to graduate from college this spring!
  • Lance Calloway with some sports news;
  • Bryant Engebretson just back from skiing weekend in Canada;
  • Scotty went to CA to visit mom, daughter Roberta will be graduating from WWU this spring;
  • Allen Stockbridge missed meetings, but got to meet John Germ the RI President this year, also attended Sundance Film Festival, closed a deal in Oak Harbor, this week in Bellingham will be the Human Rights Film Festival;
  • Curt Smith upcoming birthday, and some stories about “forensic dentistry” work with Dave McEachran!
Sergeant at Arms by Paul Twedt
Fines for President Day trivia.
Tresha introduced Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney, Dave McEachran.  Prosecutor McEachran studied at at Northern Michigan University in the 60’s and received his law degree in 1971 from the University of Colorado School. He has lived in Bellingham since 1972 with his wife Joan. His family includes two adult sons and four grandchildren.  He was first elected to the office of Whatcom County Prosecutor in 1975.  He has served eleven eleventh consecutive four year terms in office (the longest serving elected Prosecutor in WA).
His office’s areas of his responsibility include: 
  • Superior Court Division
  • District Court Division
  • Juvenile Court Division
  • Civil Division
  • Victim-Witness Assistance Unit
His office includes a staff 48, of which 23 are attorneys.  It’s the largest office north of Everett.
During his term in office, Prosecutor McEachran has tried nearly every type of criminal case including some of particular notoriety, such as the case against Kenneth Bianchi, the “Hillside Strangler” for two murders in Whatcom County. His pursuit of justice has led him, in some of his most notable cases, to present evidence produced from unique techniques, previously not utilized at trial, that ultimately led to changes in the law. He combined evidence found in numerous crimes to convict a man of murder and established a new avenue for the introduction of evidence in criminal cases. In another case, he offered evidence from an officer trained in human-tracking which led to the conviction of a man for murder and rape. He presented one of the first DNA cases in the United States, completed by the FBI Laboratory, which resulted in the conviction of a man for the rape of an elderly woman in Whatcom County.
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot