Flag Salute & Invocation by Phil X Hageman
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Patrick from Saturna, Beth McGinty (DVSAS, Peoples Bank), 
This year’s District 5050 Conference will be held at Semiahmoo Resort, April 28 - May 1: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50004/SitePage/district-conference 
Synopsis of last week’s BBRC Board Minutes by Stowe Talbot.
Brewers will be Sunday July 24th.
Small grant applications: BBRC awarded 12 organizations a total of $18K.
Business Bucket by Bryant Engebretson celebrating the 8th anniversary of the founding of his company (Tradewinds Capital Management), which is now managing close to half a billion $!
Tomorrow is Gio’s birthday, going to a Sounders game in Seattle to celebrate.
The membership committee and the board have both accepted the new member application of Steven (Andy) Anderson. He is transferring from the Bellingham Monday club, and he is sponsored by Andy Clay.  Andy is President & CEO of Index Sensors and Controls, and some of his community involvement includes work with Sustainable Connections and WWU.  If you have any concerns or comments, they can be sent to Bill Geyer, Scotty or Stowe.
Bucks in the Bay
  • Jim Krell’s son Mitchell went to Montana to tour colleges and loves it there, will be attending MSU!
  • Curtis Dye tales from the storm and blackouts;
  • Rod Bring went to visit his very active mom in AZ;
  • Karen Burke proud of son graduating from Quest University Canada (Squamish, BC) and paid this final tuition payment!
  • Doug Wight’s family has a lot of birthdays and anniversaries in March, he contributed $209 to our foundation!
  • Curt Smith regarding past presidents;
  • Mimi Ferlin missed meetings while in La Paz Mexico and then Palm Springs, AND her son was just accepted to law school!
Sergeant at Arms by Flo
Fines for this and that, assigning SAR duties for the next month, and St Patrick’s Day trivia.
Glen Groenig conducted a “vocational service interview” with Mike Hammes of Ram Construction.  Mike incorporated Ram in 1995, the company has grown over the years to 50 employees, with revenues of $15-18M/year.  He wants his employees to be kind people and encourages them to be involved in the community.  Mike wants his employees come to work motivated with a great attitude, and he wants them to feel empowered in the company, in more of a horizontal organizational structure.
Respectfully submitted, 
Stowe Talbot