Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Aug 13, 2019
Flag Salute & Invocation by Steve Swan
Visiting Rotarians: Rosalyn Peel, Ann Ryan
Guests:  former member Cy Lindberg!
Rotario Dinner Thank you to the Palmertons for last weekend’s Rotario Dinner!
Friday Aug 23rd District 5050 annual Golffun event at Homestead, if interested.
District 5050 grant applications are due end of this month.
Docks for Kids:  Bill Gorman (BBRC foundation chair) with update on Docks for Kids, cash on hand $233K, plus $25K pledge from our foundation, plus $20K from the club itself. We still need about $40K. Facebook fundraising campaign will be starting soon. Exciting and gratifying project!
BBRC Foundation:  Brent Walker says the foundation itself still has over $440K. Please keep contributing and growing the fund!
Brad with update on the board meeting, and a few remaining legal items on the Docks for Kids project.
Two upcoming club service events:
  1. Sept 21-22 SeaFest volunteering at the event;
  2. Oct 5th small painting renovation project at the Bellingham VFW.
Fall Wine Event Oct 19th at Bellwether, $95/ticket, more details later.
Business Bucket (funding goes to WCC & Bellingham Technical College):  Stowe Talbot bragged on events and projects out at Barkley Village. 
Bucks in the Bay
  • Brad Cornwell daughter back from trip to Swaziland volunteering, also says our club is sponsoring table at WWU Viking Night - September 13th - please consider coming!
  • John Purdie missed meetings, went to Lake Quinalt to do repairs to a house he owns there;
  • Bill Geyer another plug for donating to Bucks for Zimbabwe;
  • Mark Turner happy bucks for growing fresh veggies;
  • Inga Drechsel had great time at Christine’s party, also went to Fair;
  • Cy Lindberg with update on family both in NYC and in LA, Cy himself now lives near Orlando, FL - please consider using “Amazon Smile” program which you can tie to BBRC foundation - Amazon will donate a small portion of every purchase;
  • Steve Swan with grandson’s 6th birthday;
  • John Bosche happy to finally secure a house near Elizabeth Park, moving in now, congrats!
  • Wendy Heister happy bucks that she will be here for a few more months renting out  her Houston house until mid fall;
  • Lance was in DC: Very hot and humid!
Sergeant at Arms by Mark Turner
Brad introduced Rosalyn Peel, author of a book called Mike & Me; her story managing her husband's Alzheimer's disease. Rosalyn is a registered nurse (retired from Swedish Hospital), Lamaze-certified childbirth educator, a Gottman-certified couples' relationship facilitator, She lives on Bainbridge Island.
After her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she was unable to find any book that would teach her how to take care of her husband at home.  So she decided to take notes and then write a book.  Her husband was diagnosed in 2002, and passed ten years later.  After his death she embarked on writing the book. It was very difficult, but a chance meeting with a “book mentor” named Dan Zadra who assisted and collaborated with her on the process.  
Rosalyn read two excepts from the book.  The book includes many examples of the joys and challenges of helping a spouse with dementia and declining health while remaining at home.  Her conclusion is that with the proper guidance and mindset, it can be done!
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot