Flag Salute & Invocation by Bob Moles
Visiting Rotarians: Jim Blaney, Eric Battles and Tim Villhauer (all from Whatcom North), Pam Brady from Sunrise
Guests: Gabe Ng
  • 3/10 Board reviewed major capital requests.  The final three applicants will present to the club 3/22. 
  • Stop Hunger Now packaged 42,500 meals. Many Rotarians volunteered.
  • Membership committee will meet immediately after this meeting. Bill Gorman reported on the President Elect Training School. He announced 4/28 will be the District 50/50 conference.  On 4/9 Training Assembly will be held. The Club will provide funding for 5 participants. Interested members should contact Bill Gorman. 
Scott Walker volunteered for the Business Bucket. Walker Floors and Interiors is exiting the retail business and focus on commercial and builder business, and he has become a real estate broker!
Bucks in the Bay
  • Harold “Scotty” Scott: Dad passed away
  • Bryant Engebretson: Visited five orphanages in Romania with his daughter
  • Lance Calloway: 19th year with Sports and Rec, and Bellingham United won!
  • Terry Myers: Missed meetings and Noroviris in her facility.
  • Tonja Myers: Performing in First Act Theater until 3/15 and Wash Your Hands
  • Alan Southward: Chamber Choral performing Mozart’s Requiem 3/12 in Bellingham and 3/13 in Skagit. 
  • Dick Stark: Local teams, Squalicum, Lynden, Lynden Christian and Nooksack 
  • Glenn Groenig: Had to wear a hair net at packaging event Stop Hunger Now
  • Mike Werner: College tour. His son chose Baylor
  • Ralph Black: Was in lockdown preparing and planning for Cascadia earthquake event.  People should consider five days of food and water instead of three.
  • John Templeton: Has 400 bottles of wine for earth quake so we should all go to his house.
  • Bill Geyer: He’s now worked on five different denominations of churches and feels he’s covered.
Sergeant at Arms
Flo Simon fined everybody one dollar.
Guest Speakers from BP Cherry Point Refinery: Pam Brady and Chris Koch
Chris discussed BP’s Global presence then narrowed  focus on it’s impact and interests in the US, Washington State and Cherry Point respectively. BP employs 88 people and 400+ contractors in Whatcom County. Cherry Point supplies 75% of SeaTac’s jet fuel, 20% of our gasoline and 10% of the Calcined Coke to the world market. Cherry Point stand out among BP refineries in process safety and the culture of caring and stewardship of its employees. 
Pam reported on BP’s environmental stewardship. BP provides a world wildlife habitat, stream restoration on Terrell Creek, shoreline monitoring, wetland restoration, the BP Heron interpretive center, a native forest interpretive site and citizen science amphibian monitoring.  BP is a major donor to many local charities including the Red Cross and the Whatcom Boys and Girls Club.  Cherry Point will be hosting an open house in September. 
Respectfully submitted,
Andy Clay