Flag Salute & Invocation by Bob Moles
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: None
NEXT TUESDAY MEETING will be in the evening, 5:30pm at Northwood Hall for “Changing of the Guard” party, spouses and guests welcome.
Brewers by the Bay is Sunday July 26th:  Up to 40 Breweries expected. Please buy tickets.  Please sign up for volunteer duty!
New member application: The membership committee and board have both approved the preliminary application of Karen Burke for membership. Karen is the exec director of DVSAS and a WWU grad.  Flo Simon is her sponsor.  Her service interest is international.  Please see Harold Scott or President Bob is you have any comments or concerns. - See more at: http://bellinghambayrotary.com/#sthash.rMgEyC76.dpuf
Short Program:  Mike Bates introduced representatives from Shuksan Middle School:  BBRC had donated to the mentoring program called “Girls Group”, which has a group of middle school girls and mentors them to have better relationships with adults, and more engagement in school, they do weekly events together and foster a family type relationship.
Vocational Bucks:  Stowe talked about the new pink sculpture at Barkley Village.
Reminder Dr. Jim McCallum Memorial Fund:  A Memorial Fund has been created by our club in response to those who have indicated a desire to recognize the memory of our past president, Dr. James McCallum, a long-time Bellingham dentist and board member of BTC.  The funds will go to the Dental Program at Bellingham Technical College to purchase dental equipment there.  Checks should be written to the “Bellingham Bay Rotary Foundation,” and designated for the “Jim McCallum Memorial Fund.”  Gifts to the Fund are tax deductible, and may be mailed to:
Bellingham Bay Rotary Foundation
P.O. Box 1299
Bellingham, WA 98227
From one of our donation recipients, Blue Skies for Children, to whom we gave $1500 this spring for their Shoe Give Program:
“On May 11th 2015, a single mother came to a Shoe Give Program appointment with 3 boys between the ages of 7 and 14.
When the boys walked in, we immediately noticed the 14 year old was wearing a pair of shoes that looked liked they had been through a great deal of wear. The front of the shoes were completely open exposing his toes, and all layers of the shoe were coming apart.  You could actually see half of his foot was exposed between front and back.  We asked him about the shoes and he told us that because his brothers were younger and growing faster than he was, his mother had to focus on getting them shoes more often throughout the year.  He said, his foot had not grown too much and he could still fit into the shoes.   He said that he had worn the shoes for a year and a half. 
Once he had picked out a pair that fit him just right, his mother asked him to go ahead and throw away his old shoes. The teen hesitated.  He said he thought maybe he should keep the shoes. The mother pulled out the old dirty worn laces as she felt they could be reused later and the little brother started to pull out the shoe insoles in case he needed them, but our volunteers talked the younger brother into tossing them away with the old shoes as they were beyond normal wear and tear, and very very dirty. The teen was very excited to come to the appointment and get a new pair of shoes that fit him, and had no holes in them.  It was heart breaking to see the boy walk in to our office with those old shoes, but exciting to see him walk out, proud of his new shoes.
All three boys were very excited about their new shoes, and the younger two were excitedly jumping and skipping and “testing out” their new shoes!”
-Blue Skies Staff
2015 Rotary Dinners
  • Summer Night Tropical Style at Terry Brown’s, Friday, July 10
  • Italian Dinner in the Folly at Robin & Gordon Plume’s, Saturday, August 8
  • Red Meat & Red Wine!  at Hilary & Bryant Engebretson’s, Sunday, September 13th
Hosts & Guests, contact Sarah Rothenbuhler
ph- 815-6241--  email sarahd@birchequipment.com
$75 per guest fee, proceeds go to Bellingham Bay Rotary.
Submit checks payable to Bham Bay Rotary, c/o Mike Werner, PO Box 32030, Bham 98228, or to Mike Werner any meeting before your dinner ☺
June 30: Tuesday Evening meeting 5:30pm at Northwood Hall “Changing of the Guard” dinner.
July 2, 5:30pm at Bellwether Hotel, Meeting of Past Presidents.
July 16: Crab Feed at Vartanyan Estate Winery (1628 Huntley Road).
July 26: Brewers by the Bay.
Bucks in the Bay
  • John Templeton Rotaract Club is very close to certification, and $ for Student Exchange Program;
  • Brent Walker on the BBRC Foundation, and thanks Marlys Bourne for helping with this year’s IRS return;
  • Eddie Hanson last day of school! Loving the weather;
  • Harte Bressler had the ultimate Fathers Day at Skyline Divide;
  • Bill Unrein great Fathers Day celebrated fourth grandson;
  • Aaron Lemperes happy bucks wedding anniversary, and thanks from NW Dental Society for BBRC support;
  • Chuck Walter $100 for Foundation, daughter graduated college magna cum laude;
  • Tim Krell Fathers day bike ride and dinner, and thanks Bob fro being such a great president;
  • Curtis Dye had memorable Fathers Day;
  • Mike Werner happy bucks weekend at US Open;
  • Bob Becker recognition for Michael “no longer new member” Boczek, who has now graduated out of his new member red ribbon;
Sergeant at Arms by Flo Simon
Fines based on trivia. 
President Bob Moles gave recognition to those members who contributed an extra amount of effort this past Rotary Year, and who demonstrated leadership in club activities.  
Respectfully submitted, 
Stowe Talbot