Posted by Inga Drechsel on Apr 16, 2019
Flag Salute & Invocation - Brad Cornwell
Visiting Rotarians:
1 from LaConner
2 from Richland
Brewers by the Bay Update:
  • Please buy your tickets!
  • There is a need for a full size pickup for loading with gear a few days ahead of the event and to be used the day of. If anyone has one they are willing to lend let Brad know.
RYLA - Nominations are due this week. Date is May 9-12
Squalicum High School Rotary Club - needs help April 29th & 30th for mock interviews from 8:45 - 9:45 am each day. If interested, please contact John Purdie
Rotary Merchandise - see Christine Palmerton for options, she will have some samples over the next few meetings.
Officers for next year announced (proposed list)
Bucks in the Bay:
Mike Bates - kid brag and grandkids
Bill Gorman - refltected on trip to Europe, seeing Notre Dame; Docks for Kids
Doug Wight - Good vacation in Palm Desert & Happy 92nd Birthday to Stan
Stan Dyer - Thanks to all the members, invited everyone to eat cake!
Brad Cornwell - recognized Curtis and Felicity Dye for all their work with international students
Bryant Engebretson - Missed meetings, kids brag
Steve Swan - NCAA Championship games, vacation
Mimi Ferlin - Missed meetings, trip to Australia, New Zealand; grandkids brag
Scotty - Docks for Kids, moving!
Addie Brown - Birthday bucks
Lisa Boxx - Missed meetings
Sergeant at Arms by Lisa Boxx
Various trivia and fines
Speaker - Andy Eddy, Volunteer and Jobs Training Manager at the ReStore
Andy manages the RE Store’s Community Jobs Training program and cadre of volunteers, helping displaced workers gain skills and experience to reenter the workforce. He is passionate about supporting the RE Store’s sustainable practices and desire to educate the community on environmental issues. In his time off, Andy enjoys biking, writing, and going on adventures.
Internships are provided for folks who need job training, career mentorships, or a reference. Internships range from between 3-6 months. The RE Store partners with local social justice organizations (approximately 16 different orgs) to place folks. Areas of training include retail, administrative duties, marketing, communication, construction, custodial, and manufacturing. Trainees come from all walks of life.
The program started in 1993, and has grown each year. In addition, the program has a strong metric of success, showing 80% of trainees go on to become employed. In fact, the RE Store has hired several graduates of the program.
Funding is from fundraisers, a small grant, and subsidized by sales at the RE Store. There is a fundraiser for the program at Boundary Bay on May 17th that everyone is invited to attend, with music and a raffle.
Raffle won by Rod Bring
Respectfully submitted,
Inga Drechsel