Flag Salute & Invocation by Bob Becker
Visiting Rotarians: Wendy Heister (TX) and Paula McCandles (Monday Club)
Guests: None
Fellowship event tonight:  Season Opener for the Bellingham Bells at Civic Field, gates open at 6, game starts at 7 against Corvalis.
Meeting re. the DVSAS project tomorrow, Wednesday June 8th at 8am at Barkley office to discuss 
Monthly BBRC Board Meeting will be THIS THURSDAY at 4:30pm at Barkley / Talbot office (2200 Rimland, Suite 250).
Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Party will take place Wednesday eve, June 29th, at the VFW Hall on State Street.  There will be a band with dancing.  About $30/ticket.  Stay tuned for more details!
Giovanni Melley’s farewell party is Wednesday June 15 at VFW, 3-9pm! Bring the whole family.
RYLA participant Landon spoke about his recent RYLA weekend.  He said the speakers were great, he made good friends with the other participants, and the experience helped build his leadership and confidence.  Landon will be attending WSU next year.
Business Bucket ($ goes to our scholarship fund) by Bill Gorman, who reported:  There will be an open house TOMORROW, June 8, to go over proposed changes to the Slater Road area near Interstate 5 to help alleviate congestion (5 proposed new roundabouts).  The event will be held from 1-5 p.m. with a public presentation starting at 2. It’s being hosted by the Lummi Nation at the Te’Ti’Sen Gateway Center at 4920 Rural Ave.  The presentation will have an overview of the project and show the pros and cons of three alternatives. The Washington state legislature has placed $21 million in the transportation budget to fund the improvements, which are expected to begin in 2019.
Lance with an update on Brewers by the Bay.  All Rotarians expected to buy (and resell if they want) at least 12 tickets.  Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 1-5pm at Depot Market Square.  Tickets available HERE http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-brewers-by-the-bay-tickets-25394194720 
Bucks in the Bay
  • Bill Geyer;
  • Bryant Engebretson advice how to sell Brewers tickets: sell them to your clients! Also he took daughter to Carlton College (MN) to look at colleges.
  • Curtis Dye Pearl Django event last week for KPLU, $2K was raised.
  • Curt Smith disappointed that Husky mens crew came in 4th (behind Princeton even!), but the freshmen won their National Title;
  • Dannon Traxler enjoyed the Pearl Django event;
  • Lance Calloway update on soccer fields, and good success with the soccer team he coaches;
  • Tim Krell with some hockey news;
  • Alan Artman been out with some surgery but feeling good now;
  • Debbie Kiene got a show of hands on number of people planning to attend Gio's party June 15;
  • Stan Dyer $200 to the foundation!
  • Dick Stark next week the speaker will be Ted Van Dyk talking about his experience working with presidents and candidates in the 60’s and 70’s - should be a fascinating talk;
  • Tonja Myer's oldest son graduated from UW Law School!
Sergeant at Arms by Eddie
Misc. fines
Club Assembly
  • Fellowship (Eddie) - lots of opportunities for fellowship in the coming months
  • PR & Social Media (Jill) - spreading the work on Rotary’s good works
  • Program Chair (Tresha) - speakers for next year
  • Past Presidents Council (Tonja & Bob Moles) - meets quarterly
  • Membership (Rob & Scotty & Steve White) - new applications, mentoring, member retention
  • Brewers by the Bay (Lance) - need volunteers
  • International Service (Mike Hammes) - several initiatives going now
  • Charitable Giving Committee (Aaron & Brad Cornwell) - the committee gives away $18K each year to ten+ orgs
  • Foundations (Bill Gorman)
  • New Generations / Youth Services (Mike Bates and Debbie) - Student of the Month, Interact club, scholarships, RYLA. 
  • Grape & Gourmet (Bryant) - focussing on redrafting the messaging to restaurants;
Respectfully submitted, 
Stowe Talbot
Addie Brown wins the raffle!