Flag Salute & Invocation by Bill Gorman, who just returned, grateful and inspired, from his trip to Honduras.
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: former members Allan Stockbridge (commercial broker), Addie Brown (regional director Chicago Title), Paul Twedt’s wife Kim. 
Brewers by the Bay is Sunday July 26th:  Up to 34 Breweries and 81 brews expected. Please buy your tickets, and sign up for volunteer duty (we still need 20 slots filled) ! 
Crab Feed is Thursday evening July 23rd $30/adult, $10/kid at Vartanyan Estate Winery, located at 1628 Huntley Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226.  Payment due at the event.
Bob Moles received thank-you letter from Trojes club in Hondures for our work with Pure Water 
Short Program: Glen Groenig gave a short summary of last week’s BBRC board meeting.  
Business bucket (to promote your business) $ goes to scholarships at WCC / BTC.
Sergeant at Arms by Flo
Fines based on trivia
Bucks in the Bay
  • Phil X Hageman took 10-year old grandkids to visit a Navy Destroyer, just now recovering from the trip;
  • Paul Twedt yesterday 24 wedding anniversary;
  • Bill Gorman thanks our club for supporting his very successful trip to Copan, remodeling a school, distributing Days for Girls “hygiene” kits;
  • Curtis Dye’s son Johnny just back from the Copan trip also;
  • Ralph Black was the officer in charge of the search for the two planes that recently went missing in the mountains - very tiring experience but an interesting story - maybe a future Rotary program?
  • Stan Dyer just decided to install air conditioning, came in $100 under budget!
Sergeant at Arms by Glen Groenig
Fashion fines for Curtis Dye, Tony Freelend, and fines for trivia.
Curtis Dye introduced Lorna and Darrell Smith, directors of the nonprofit organization, Western Wildlife Outreach : Focusses on the larger carnivores, such as cougars, wolves and bears in the Pacific Northwest.  Website www.westernwildlife.org.  The WWO’s mission is to promote an accurate, science-based, understanding of the larger carnivores. 
Today’s discussion on Grizzly bear in particular.
Grizzlies are a sub-species of brown bear.  
Grizzlies have long claws for digging into the ground foraging for roots and hunting ground animals.
90% of their diet is negative. Unlike black bears, grizzies live on the open plain.  
Why do we need more grizzly bears?  They play important role in ecosystem.  And very slow to reproduce compared to moose or deer or other animals.  Grizzlies are very rare interactions with humans or deaths.  Deers are actually the most dangerous wild animal (maulings and auto collisions). Need outreach to preserve more habitat and efforts to increase grizzly population.
Respectfully submitted, 
Stowe Talbot