Posted by Tresha Ann Marie Dutton on Aug 01, 2017
Club meeting: August 1, 2017
Flag Salute & Invocation by Stephanie Sadler
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Sean Cool from GeoEngineers. 
President Curtis talked attending the Monday club to hear Jim Johnson speak about human trafficking. President Curtis also noted that there will be a check awarding ceremony at next week’s meeting to Lydia Place.
Board meeting: Thursday, August 10th, 4:30 @ 2211 Rimland Dr., #401. All are welcome!  
Rotario Dinner on the lake: Sunday, August 27th starting at 4:00. Let Stew Ellison know if you’re interested in participating. He will bring a sign-up sheet next week. Cost $75.00
Rotary District 5050 event Golffun: August 18th at the beautiful Homestead Golf & Country Club in Lynden, WA.  4-person scramble format, 18 holes of golf, prizes, and a buffet dinner. Proceeds to the Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund and Polio Plus.  Shotgun start at 1:00 pm and registration opens at 11:00 am. Let Tresha know if you’re interested in playing on behalf of the club.
Flag Salute/Invocation & Raffle volunteers: Dannon handed out calendars and asked folks to sign-up to volunteer to serve in one or both of these roles. She will be taking over the scheduling and would like folks to volunteer to serve when it’s convenient for them. There was discussion at the past board meeting about assigning folks, but she would like to avoid this if possible. 
Business Promo-No volunteers; Andy Clay told a joke
Bucks in Bay
  • Stan Dyer encouraged members to say hi to him as they come in so that he’s sure he records their attendance
  • Brad Cornwell went on a beautiful hike on the Olympic coast last weekend.
  • Tim Krell attended a wedding in Vancouver, had his bike stolen from in front of his office, and recovered his bike with the help of an attentive Café Velo employee.
  • Andy Clay reminded everyone that there is a red flag alert because of the heat and fire dangers
  • Christine Palmerton shared her NaughtiBear story (bear swimming in her family pool).
  • Michael Tilly went on vacation to Japan, Shanghai and Malaysia to see a friend.
  • Bill Gorman did a ride along with the BPD. Said it was a very enlightening experience.
  • Stephanie Sadler said that her granddaughter has raised $65,000 to build a safe space in Austin, TX for victims of sex trafficking.
  • Curtis Dye went to the Vancouver celebration of lights show last weekend (firework competition).
Sergeant at Arms (Minster of Fun) Karen Burke 
Fines for not knowing hottest temperature on record for Bellingham, not owning a white Prius, and to Philip X Hageman for imbibing.
Brad Cornwell introduced David Chase, co-founder of the Health Rosetta. David discussed Health Rosetta, a non-profit organization that focuses on the adoption of practical, non-partisan fixes to our dysfunctional healthcare system. As David discussed the content of is upcoming book, he shared research findings, including the fact that middle class households are paying more for healthcare every year at a rate that exceeds inflation. David stated that after payroll, healthcare is the 2nd biggest cost to employers, and even though costs for medical procedures have been fairly flat, prices are hyper-inflated because the system is set up to increase costs. According to David, fixes to our healthcare system will be driven by the millennial generation. David offered a pdf copy of his book to anyone who would like to contact him at
Respectfully submitted, 
Tresha Dutton