Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Jun 11, 2019
Flag Salute & Invocation by Mark Turner
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Paul Bulanov, Steven Dyer
Annual club party / Changing of the Guard:
When:  June 26th (Wednesday) 4:30-8:00
Where:  Karen & Paula’s farm on Mt. Baker Highway  
Menu:  Ribs & Salmon + cornbread by Flo!  BYOB and a side to share!
Cost:  $20.00 per adult (kids under 12 eat free!!)
Who:  Family-friendly celebration--spouses, significant others, friends, kids…all welcome!!    
RSVP to Tresha ( by June 17: Name, # Adults, # Kids under 12 
Rotary dues payment update from Jeff Clement: We will have two options for us to pay Rotary dues going forward; either:
1) two $150 payments per year, as we have done previously; or
2) automatic monthly withdrawal payments using your credit card number.
Stay tuned for details.
Brewers by the Bay update by Brad Cornwell: Thanks to the entire club, and special thanks to several key people: Anna W, Jeff Clement, Lance Calloway, and Josh. We raised $70+K, a significant increase from previous years! Brad said it has helped to have a clear message on what the funds go to support (this year Docks for Kids).  Five Rotaract kids came to volunteer. Plus 15+ interact kids from Squalicum HS.
Bucks in the Bay 
  • Phil Hageman missed meetings, wedding anniversary!
  • Brad Cornwell just back from attending the Rotary International conference in Hamburg Germany (25K attendees!), very inspiring, will shared more details next week;
  • Lance Calloway kudos to Brad Cornwell for his organizing skills in the lead-up to the Brewers event, also special thanks to Chris Vasquez and Sven Gilkey, everyone really chipped in and worked hard, the brewers were also happy;
  • Tim Krell funny story about a client;
  • Curtis Smith attended his reunion of his dental school from 1960!
  • Bill Geyer lots to celebrate each June, recently calculated that his firm has been a part of $500M+ in projects over the past 20+ years, and thanks all for a great Brewers event this year;
  • Brent Walker wedding anniversary;
  • Mimi Ferlin sad bucks for the passing of holocaust survivor Noémi Ban, Docks for Kids was on Kiro7 TV, graduation weekend, new puppy Bichon Frise!
  • Jim Johnson missed meetings just back from Hamburg (didn’t see Brad), lots of new members to the anti-slavery/human trafficking action group - and looks like this will be a key initiative for RI in the coming years;
  • Martin Mead daughter graduation off to Montana State, and thanks to Chris V.
Sergeant at Arms by Inga 
Fines for not attending Brewers, Brad for the soccer spoiler! 
Mike Bates introduced Addie Candib, Community Engagement Manager with the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center  The WDRC is a nonprofit provider of collaborative solutions to conflict.  Conflict interventions, and conflict prevention.
Conflict has many negative emotional connotations, but there are also positive.  Conflict is normal and healthy part of everyday life.  Think of conflict as an opportunity.  
Mediation programs
Supervised visitation
Youth programs
Adult education
Cases that go through WDRC saves the cases from going through the courts, saving $500K+.  Also savings the cost of divorce, $4M+ total savings.
A - Assses
B - Be curious
C - Colloborate
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot