Flag Salute & Invocation by Lance Calloway
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Patrick Drumm (Saturna Capital), John Purdy (Mt Baker Theatre)
Brewers by the Bay committee typically meets Mondays at 4pm at Chuckanut Brewery, everyone welcome to come!
Anna Williams’s upcoming event, Bellingham Beer Camp, will take place at Depot Market Square on Saturday May 28th 6-11pm!  We are splitting proceeds with VFW, and our BBRC earnings will be allocated to the BBRC international committee. Please see Anna for tickets and to volunteer (we still need volunteers!), tickets are $15 each and include 3 drink coupons.
Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Party will be evening of June 29th (in place of the regular lunch meeting), venue TBD. Stay tuned!
Dannon gave quick summary of the May 12th BBRC Board Meeting.
Bill passed around a sign-up sheet for people to get involved in the Lydia Place and/or DVSAS projects. Members that worked on the Bellingham Food Bank and Hospice House can attest how rewarding it is to be involved with a major project like this. Let’s all lend a hand! 
Business Bucket
  • Dannon said she is the attorney for the City of Ferndale:  Ferndale is looking for volunteers to help with construction of their proposed “Star Park” playground (It is designed by Ferndale Kids, and will be built entirely by volunteers).  There will be 4-hour work parties during the week of May 31-June 3.  First work party will be 8am-12pm May 31st. Bring tools or not, there will be snacks and beverages served, Dannon herself will be volunteering Friday June 3rd. Email Dannon if interested! or see Website to sign up http://www.cityofferndale.org/government/departments/public-works/parks-recreation/star-park-playground-project/ 
  • Mark Turner said his company, Turner Photographics, is hosting the Business After Hours event on Thursday May 19, 5:30 - 7:30.  Come see his office, network, enjoy great snacks, wine and beer. Address is 4682 Wynn Road, Bellingham, WA 98226.  This event is free, welcome to members and non-members alike, no RSVP necessary.  See https://bellingham.com/events/business-after-business-2/ 
Bucks in the Bay
  • Curtis Dye reminder to please attend, or support, the “Save KPLU” fundraiser event June 2nd at 7:30pm at the Majestic (1027 N. Forest Street) with music by Pearl Django;
  • Curt Smith with a story of “domestic tranquility” and an old Mercedes with a dead battery;
  • Lisa Boxx for missed meetings, 17 wonderful days in Spain!
  • Jill Reid for missed meetings, great trip to Mississippi, attended the National B&G Clubs conference in New Orleans - very inspirational;
  • Glen Groenig with an anecdote; 
  • Eddie had a fun day hosting Giovanni at his house.
Sergeant at Arms by Eddie
Fines for those who haven’t spent time with our exchange student Gio, Dick Stark told a funny story about signing autographs, fine for Lance and the awesome soccer fields.
Curtis introduced Carol Tichelman (from Chilliwack Club).  Carol talked about her work with the End Polio Now campaign.  Her father was a victim of post-polio syndrome, so the campaign is near and dear to her heart.  She talked about the “End Game Strategy” to wipe the disease from the planet forever.
Polio been around for millennia (Egyptian hieroglyph).  It used to be often misdiagnosed and called “infantile paralysis”.  It is a disease that causes paralysis of the extremities. Iron lungs were used for those where the disease gets into internal organs.   Advent of vaccines. 
Smallpox is the only disease thats been completely eliminated in the world (1979). 
Rotary Foundation was the first to come up with the idea of completely ending polio in the world.
Only 14 cases reported this year (2016, in Pakistan/Afghanistan); we will likely see the end of polio this year!
Differences between injected vaccine versus oral vaccine. Pros and cons.
Experience in Nigeria where it was only recently eradicated.
Troubles in Pakistan/Afghanistan are being worked out.
Respectfully submitted, 
Stowe Talbot
Carol Tichelman wins the raffle!