Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Apr 23, 2019
Flag Salute & Invocation by Flo Simon
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Jim Logghe
Reminder NEXT WEEK Tuesday (4/30) we will NOT be meeting for lunch, instead we will have our "Its 5:00 Somewhere" social (4:30-6:30) at Twin Sisters Brewery.
On May 21 our lunch will be a field trip at the Bellingham Police Department, hosted by Flo Simon.  There is a sign-up sheet for the visit and for lunch (sandwiches provided by Addagio).
2019 Brewers by the Bay: Brad Cornwell gave an update on the preparations. This year's Brewers by the Bay event will be on Saturday, June 8th, 6-10pm at Depot Square. All members are responsible for purchasing (and reselling if you want) 14 tickets ($350.00).  Purchase them at our club meeting, or we also have an online store:  Sven Gilkey is coordinating the volunteer sign-up sheet again this year. Use the link below to sign up for a time slot in google docs HERE.  Set-up time will be compressed this year (4:30pm-6pm), so we will need as much extra volunteer help as possible!
Eddie with update on the Docks for Kids project.  $150K in-kind donations have been raised, and we are within $100K of the $400K goal. How we can all help the cause:
1. Sell Brewers tickets; this is our club's major fundraiser prior to the docks installation this summer!
2. Direct people to the Docks for Kids website:
3. Post information at your place of employment about the Docks for Kids project;
4. Like/Share on Facebook:
6. Make a personal donation to the BBRC foundation on behalf of the Docks for Kids project.
Student of the Month
Aramis Johnson, counsellor at Squalicum, introduced Isabella (Bella) Flynn-Mendoza. Bella volunteers with Planned Parenthood, the Bellingham Food Bank, and Squalicum “life skills” classes. Next year she will pursue a degree in nursing at Seattle University! She loves the personal connection that volunteering brings, so that’s one reason she’s interested in nursing.
Bucks in the Bay
  • Tresha was busy with a college accreditation visit last week, and WCC performed great! Then a Walla Wall trip for nephew's birthday;
  • Eddie visited the Monday Club yesterday, thank God we don’t have a tradition of singing like they do!
  • Bob Moles proud grandpa bucks for grandaughter Caroline's successful math research paper!
  • Tim Krell with hockey update, and he bought a fancy car with his father’s inheritance money;
  • Lesa Ferguson happy to finally be through with the onerous paperwork necessary to officially change her last name!
Sergeant at Arms by Lesa Bo.. sorry, Ferguson
Fines for misc. misdeeds.
Mike Bates introduced Frances Jose, a student at WWU.  The Million Way Project, which reclaims ocean plastic and reuses the plastic as prosthetic limbs. The organization was founded last year by a couple in Anacortes.  Besides her studies at WWU, Francis works with the nonprofit as an Exec. Assistant and Project Coordinator since last year.  Francis is majoring business administration and will have a minor in communications.
Why the million Waves Project?
1) Need for cleaning up all the single-use plastic that ends up discarded on beaches (140 million tons of plastic are discarded annually, 8 million tons of which end up up in the ocean.)
2) Need for custom-made plastic prosthetics, especially for low income people.
3D printers can make a variety of prosthetic limbs, especially intricate pieces that can be assembled into controllable “hands”, for example.  The process is as follows:  Plastic is collected by volunteer cleanups along the WA Coast and in Brazil (the two places where the organization now has chapters).  Plastic is shredded, then melted into filament, then used for 3D printing all the parts, which are then assembled.
Since the organization started, they have helped 24 recipients so far, but they really want to grow.
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot