Posted by Tony Freeland on Mar 20, 2018
Flag Salute and Invocation by Stew Ellison

Visiting Rotarians:  Kim Perry - Monday Club

Guests:  Erika Buse

Whatcom North Carrier Choices Fair at BTC March 29
Brewers by the Bay is July 22, 2018 at Depot Market
Next week's meeting is at WWU Carver Gym

Student of the Month
Franz Allendorfer
Franz is a life guard, a cellist with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, a Washington Aerospace Scholar,  vice president of Squalicum High School chess club, a volunteer at Peacehealth St. Joseph Medical Center, and a competitive swimmer.  Franz plans to attend California Polytechnic State University and major in Mechanical Engineering.

Board Meeting
Slate of officers for next year.
President: Tresha Dutton
President-Elect: Brad Cornwell
Past President: Curtis Dye
Program Chair: Mike Bates
Treasurer: Mike Werner
Secretary: Tony Freeland

Directors starting 2nd year of two-year term:
Tim Krell
Sean Stimac (Jim L replacement)
Jeff  Clement.  (Flo replacement) 

Directors starting 1st year of two-year term:
Anna Williams
Carlye Gillespie

Bucks in the Bay
  • Curtis Dye-St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • Trehsa Dutton - Dog ill
  • Dean Fulton - BTC welding sculptors for auction  (
  • Brent Walker - saw Denise Bozman
  • Doug Wight - honor of parents and family birthdays
  • Tim Krell - skiing and hockey
  • Chris V. - almost new member, son 1st in bridge building contest
  • Mark Turner - hip surgery
  • Phil X. - friend is ill
  • Debbie Kiene - retired 18 days
  • Brad Cornwell - birthday, helping homeless through Faith Promise
  • Steve Swan - NCAA tournament, University of Virginia loss
Sergeant at Arms by Bill Geyer
NCAA basketball losses and mascots
Reminder to tip Northwood Hall staff

Dr. Kimberly Perry
Bellingham Technical College
60 Years of Changing Lives

In 1957 the median house cost was $20,000, minimum wage was $1/hour, median family income was $4500, BTC student population was 300 students, and Bellingham population was 30,000 people.

The school currently has 5500 students, offers 38 associate degrees, 9 transfer degrees, and 51 certificates.  The average student age is 31. BTC is #2 in state technical colleges.  The BTC Foundation supports the 65% receiving financial aid. In Washington State of the 80,700 8th graders, 25,500 graduate from college.  BTC places 77% of graduates in 9 months.

Tony Freeland donates back to Club.