Flag Salute & Invocation by Dick Stark
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Mark's guest Michael Tilly (PakMail), Nicole Thompson, Evelyn Nystrom, Alan Artman (CFO Faithlife), Ellen Sheen with her two kids!
Once again, Bob encourages ALL OF US to take the membership engagement survey if you haven’t done so already (takes just 5-10 minutes). LINK HERE https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015District5050MemberSurvey
  • April 30 - May 3 District Conference at Tulalip Resort and Casino;
  • May 8th, Friday, Ciao Thyme dinner for support of our club’s International Projects will be Friday May 8th (time TBA), register and pay in advance with Steve Kimberly, $190/ea; 
  • Sunday May 24th 6-9pm: John Templeton will be hosting a wine & cocktail tastings evening at Fireside Bistro (put it in your calendar, $75/ticket, please let John know);
  • June 2nd lunch meeting and tour at Bellingham Cold Storage;
  • June 6-9 RI World Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • June: Bellingham Bells Baseball with Nick Caples (date TBA)
  • July: Crab Feed with Eddie (7/16) at Vartanyan Estate Winery, and then Brewers (7/26)
Business Promo: Mike Boczek, Descartes Biometrics, talked about some recent networking in Seattle, and about his unique and cutting edge software for ear biometrics recognition, and he is glad to be living and working here in this community.
Bucks in the Bay
  • Tonja Myers looking forward to hearing BHS’s “Show Stoppers” who will be performing here today, and for upcoming trip to Ellensberg this weekend to see Ian and the ensemble compete at the State competition;
  • Lance Calloway is coach to Bellingham United FC soccer team, please come and cheer on the team at the season opener this weekend (Sunday April 26th at 3pm at Civic Field);
  • Ed Satushek proud bucks for the birth of his first grandchild (Calvin Grant),
  • Dick Stark for two weeks in Palm Springs and a visit by a clairvoyant toddler;
  • Brad Cornwell proud bucks for daughter will be singing today with Show Stoppers;
  • Tim Krell reads the newspaper. Most days.
  • Paul Twedt appreciates us allowing him a LOA: He has been chairman of the board of Bellingham Christian School, and suddenly last fall had to deal with the departure of the head of school!  All is well now, a new administrator was hired;
  • Eddie for two weeks in the Caribbean, happy for the nice weather, please send out good thoughts for Rhonda as she has some surgeries coming up, and thanks for the money donated for the youth baseball team (Titans) trip;
  • Archer Sheen had happy bucks in remembrance of his grampa Dennis;
  • Bill Gorman going to Paris!
  • John Templeton hocking tickets for the upcoming Youth Exchange / Bolivia fundraiser (Sunday May 24) are only $50/ea, also he recently saw Menopause the Musical at the MBT.
Sergeant at Arms by Flo Simon
Fines for Marilyn, Dick Stark, Paul Twedt and others.
Long Program 
Dannon introduced Linda Short, the director Bellingham High School’s vocal ensemble “Show Stoppers”.  The group performed a variety of songs including Blackbird, When I Fall in Love, Madrigal, and a dance medley called Encore.  They are competing at the State competition this weekend in Ellensburg. Good luck, team Bellingham!
Respectfully submitted, 
Stowe Talbot
Phil X wins the raffle