Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Jul 24, 2018
Flag Salute & Invocation by John Purdie
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: None
Tresha update on Stan in recuperation for next coupe weeks.    
Jeff Clement with Brewers update. 36 brewers signed up. Needed volunteers sign up.  Eventbrite for ticket sales HERE
Past Presidents gathering will be a week from next Thursday 5pm at Christine Palmerton’s house.
Flo is raising money for the BPD’s “Police Chief for the Day” for a child with chronic illness.
New member application:  The board and membership committee have recommended approval of applicant John Bosche. He is a wind and solar energy consultant. Please contact President Tresha with any concerns or comments.
New member application:  The board and membership committee have recommended approval of applicant Ian McCurdy, attorney with Adelstein Sharpe Serka, sponsored by Sue Sharpe.
District 5050 will have their annual golf event (Golfun) on August 17th at Homestead in Lynden. Our club will sponsor a foursome if anyone interested. 
Dannon asked for volunteers for SAA, Flag Salute, and Raffle duty.  Also, anyone who would like to be a Greeter should email Shannon Terrell.
Mike Bates seeking ideas for programming and speakers!
Bucks in the Bay
  • Tresha's relatives in town, enjoying the week with them;
  • Bill Gorman's 40+ relatives from all over the US are at his house this week for family reunion!
  • Mike Bates will soon become a grandparent for the first time!
  • Terry Brown missed meetings, super busy with work and family;
  • Tim Krell recommends Frank Zurline with travel, and more recollections from Ireland;
  • Sean Cool happy bucks working on house projects;
  • Lesa Boxx missed meetings, trip to SD and LV, lunch and tour of Brooks Manufacturing with Shannon;
  • Jeff Clement recovered his stolen bike;
  • Mark Turner will be taking care of grandson, also will be redoing his entire house plumbing;
  • Harte Bressler will be heading to Banft & Jasper;
  • Flo sad bucks for loss of Kent police officer;
  • Erik Dyrland wife’s family reunion this past weekend;
  • Christine Palmerton thanks Stew and Kathy for the party, welcome Tresha as President!
  • Bob Becker bucks for BPD;
  • Dannon trip to Orcas, leaned to shuck oysters;
  • John Templeton marketing a building at the top of Holly Street, if interested, see him!
Sergeant at Arms by Dannon
Fines for Stan trivia.
Mike introduced Bryn Frazier and Amber Leonti, Operation Smile - Reconstructive Cleft Surgeries:  Fixing clef pallets and clef lips throughout the world, since 1982, all services are free.  Operation Smile is a global network of medical professionals, who donate hundreds of thousands of hours toward the care of children around the world each year.
All doctors volunteer their time.
Started by Bill and Cathy McGee, physicians that heard that there were lots of cases around the world.  Started in Philippines, saw the bigger need, dedicated their lives to it.
Lip reconstruction surgeries are easier, reconstructing pallets is more complicated.
Student program allows kids to develop leadership….
Wholistic approach to care.
Many times, the families have never seen a doctor before.
Education and training for the parents, nutrition and dental care, for example.
Many projects and grants came from Rotary clubs.
Setting up “360-Care facilities in some countries, which are free-standing centers operating year-round. 
Bryn is a clinical coordinator, setting up and “running the show” during the various missions that are conducted around the world.
Annually 3,500 medical volunteers from 57 countries filled 6,000 positions.
Causes clef pallet? Unknown, no genetic markers yet discovered.
Sean Cool wins the raffle!
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot