Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Apr 03, 2018
Flag Salute & Invocation by Inga Drechsel
Visiting Rotarians: Mark from the La Conner Club selling tulips
Guests: Chris Hill (?)
There will be a District 5050 Training Assembly this coming weekend April 7, 8am-3pm, in Coquitlam, our club will cover your registration cost, register HERE  The District Training Assembly provides a great opportunity to learn about the best practices in operating a Rotary Club.  Lunch is included in the registration fee. The featured speaker will be Sue Gerber from the Gates Foundation about their work on polio eradication efforts.
Next year’ proposed slate of officers for the BBRC board:  President Tresha Dutton, Incoming President Brad Cornwell, Program Chair Mike Bates, Treasurer Mike Warner, directors Tony Freeland, Tim Krell, Sean Stimac, Jeff Clement, Anna Williams and Carlye Gillespie.
Next board meeting will Thursday April 12th.
Brewers by the Bay will be Sunday July 29th. 
Christine on upcoming Dinner Rotario: Orphalee and Anna will host an amazing dinner on April 28th, there is room for 12 people, please sign up!
New member applicant: Chris Vazquez, has been approved by the board and membership committee. Chris is an investor and developer of small multi-family projects. His sponsor is Sven Gilkey. Any questions or concerns can be addressed to President Curtis or Harold Scott.
Bucks in the Bay
  • Tresha’s spring break was kind of a dud because of bad weather, started her spring golf league;
  • Tim Krell’s daughter and teammates participated in the State dance finals and they took first in their category, also toured Pullman/WSU. 
  • Tonja Myers back from vacation, glad to have beer today!
  • Jim Logge 73 birthday bucks;
  • Inga Drechsel is now officially a soccer mom!
  • Addie Brown 65 birthday bucks!
Sergeant at Arms by Flo
Fines for beer and misc.
Brad Cornwell introduced Melissa DePierro from Melvin Brewery (soon moving to San Diego branch) and her coworker, Madison, who will be opening their new Fairhaven taproom.  Melvin is based in Jackson, Wyoming, and specializes in brewing West Coast IPS’s. Founder Jeremy Tofte started the brewery in 2006 after running a restaurant called Thai Me Up in Jackson in the early 2000’s.  In the summer of 2017 Melvin opened the first Bellingham location (Meridian), which is brewing and a restaurant.
Dave Meadows is the Bellingham brewmaster; he is a specialist on more “Eastern European” style beers.  Melvin and its beers have won many medals over the past three or four years.  Melvin’s typical flavor profile is hop and alcohol aggressive styles, but easy drinking.  Atmosphere in the restaurants has a quirky youthful vibe: ninja theme, kung fu videos ands, hip hop music.  They will soon start distributing to the East Coast.  Melvin is working with a non-profit organization called “RIP medical debt” (, to help locate, buy and forgive medical debt for needy individuals. Melvin has about 120 employees and growing.
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot