Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Jul 23, 2019
Flag Salute & Invocation by Tony Freeland
Visiting Rotarians: Chris Pickering (Mount Baker Rotary)
Guests: None
Rotario Dinner August 10th 2-10pm at Christine Palmerton’s, $35/ incl BBQ food, wine and beer!
Two club service events:
  1. Sept 21-22 SeaFest volunteering at the event;
  2. Oct 5th small pairing renovation project at the VFW.
Fall Wine Event Oct 19th at Bellwether, $95/ticket, more details later.
NEXT WEEK NO LUNCH - instead we will have a social evening at Boundary Bay Beer Garden!
Jim Johnson mentioned District 5050 will be hosting an opportunity to meet RI President Mark Maloney evening party meet and greet, Aug 17th at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey Campus, Spruce Building 12666 72nd Avenue.  $25.00 per person.
Business Bucket (funding goes to Bellingham Technical College):  Steve Kimberly said he is on the BTC Foundation Board and BTC fundraising has gone exceptionally well this past year!
Bucks in the Bay
  • Lance Calloway toured wineries Woodinville;
  • Curtis Dye missed meetings, family went to BC place to see Paul McCartney in concert it was great!
  • Pete Rittmueller missed meetings spent most of May trip to Mediterranean, now off to Southeast AK;
  • Aaron Lemperes was with family in the trailer back from Couer d’Alaine ;
  • Tim Krell was in Spokane, funny stories;
  • Tony Freeland selling tix to a Michael McDonald + Chaka Khan concert this Thursday July 25th at Chateau St Michelle;
A Paul Harris Award given to Aaron Lemperes, his first. Congratulations!
SAA by Jeff Hill 
Fine for misc. misdeeds.
Lance introduced Jim Baron, manager of the NW Washington Fair, which will take place this August 12-17, 2019.  The NW WA Fair is a nonprofit 501c3 organization, the ticket revenue is all going back to the event and to take care of the fairgrounds.  Assistant Manager Chris Pickering said the food this year will be amazing. Some new items to expect:
  • There will be more greeters at the exit gates.
  • There will be youth ambassadors (8 high schoolers) will be circulating and making sure everyone is on track and having a good time.
  • Military appreciation Day Aug 14th.
A new building has just been erected (called the Farm Pavilion) which will be open during the Fair; next year it will become the home of an agriculture education exhibit, to show what the farming way of life is all about. “Farming for Life Experience”:   The project will cost $5M, $4M of which has already been raised from the public. The building will include exhibits and a food lab run by WSU.  The interior space and the marketing is being developed and designed by Whirlwind Creative, Inc. in NYC. 
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot