Flag Salute & Invocation by Christine Palmerton
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Tina Kies (Community Relations Director at Shuksan Healthcare Facility on James Street), Julio and Marina (friends of the Student of the Month).
History: Phil X Hageman talked about his Presidential Year 2001-2.  Among the usual fundraisers, there was one where he raised $1000 to cut off his ponytaill!
Carlye reminded us about BBRC Happy Hour at Bellwether this Thursday, please let Carlye know if you can attend.
Student of the Month 
Mike Bates introduced and recognized this month’s Student of the Month, Mihn Le.  She is a genuinely kind person, who came to the US when she was 9.  She is academically strong (many AP classes), she bowls and plays on the HS tennis team, member of the culinary club, the philosophyy club, Interact club leadership, she is a singer-dancer who also plays guitar, member of the Health Alliance club, and Min has logged over 400 hours of volunteer time!  
Business Bragging Bucket 
Eddie gave big kudos and thanks Tony Freeland, Terry Brown, Mike Hammes for help with his new Ferndale office.  Permits were incredibly expensive!
Bucks in the Bay
  • Dannon and husband on Saturday went to Bellingham’s “Eureka Room” (http://www.theeurekaroombham.com) - quite a fun experience - today is Made Gras!
  • Tim McEvoy proud of the club’s alliance with Squalicum’s Interact club and the SOM program;
  • Pete Wolkin went skiing in Taho and proposed to girlfriend!
  • Mark Turner divorce final tomorrow -  the unwedding is this weekend! Also his 3-month-old granddaughter is doing great!
  • Brad Cornwell thanks to his (and Aaron’s) charitable giving committee for all its work, also plug for Junior Achievement (financial literacy advocacy), and lastly kudos to our SOM, Mihn Le!
  • Curtis Dye went to PETS (Presidents-Elect Training Seminar) at SeaTac last week;
  • Pete Rimtmueller married for 2/3 of his life, and a ski weekend with family;
  • Tresha Dutton: this is third Rotary program to be cancelled due to snow… she is looking forward to spring break in Puerto Rico;
  • Curt Smith update on his video (history of BTC) which is back on track;
  • Stew Ellison saw Tony Freeland who is looking forward to returning to Rotary soon, AND and oysterific road trip in the US Southeast with Kathy;
  • Debbie Kiene missed meetings and a birthday, Interact Club update (they held a Valentines Day fundraiser), trip to Eastern WA and great family time;
  • Paul Twedt touch football with the kids, funny story about dementia;
  • Harold Scott with a really good Rotary “elevator speech”: “Rotary is a leadership organization, made up of local business, professional and civic leaders.  We meet weekly over lunch to get to know each other and form friendships, and we are able to get things done in this community”. ALSO introduced Tina Kies who talked about her firm, Shuksan Healthcare (https://shuksanhealthcare.com).
  • Christine Palmerton family news;
  • Steve Kimberly kudos to our SOM, Mihn Le;
  • Doug Wight with a birthday and anniversary, heading to Phoenix this week to play some golf! 
  • Chuck Walter has logged 34 years with the clubs and owns much incriminating photographic evidence of our older members when they were younger!
  • Mike Bates happy bucks to be off the board at Unity Care NW, Chuck Walter will replace him;
Sergeant at Arms by Flo Simon
Trivia on internet abbreviations!
Speaker cancelled because of snow.
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot