Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Aug 22, 2017
Flag Salute & Invocation by Bob Becker
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Cindy Mellema (Anna’s friend and VFW’s Auxiliary President)
Stew Ellison and Eddie with another pitch for the Sunday 8/27 (4pm start) Rotario Progressive  Lake Whatcom Dinner.  $75/person starting at Stew’s house, then to Eddie’s and Chuck’s.
Business Minute:  Anna with another pitch to everyone to help volunteer painting the basement of VFW, 10am - 12pm THIS Saturday morning.  The space is prepped and ready to go, painting supplies are purchased!
Bucks in the Bay
  • Brad Cornwell last week in Colorado visiting younger daughter, some mountain climbing, explored Denver; 
  • Mike Werner 47 birthday bucks, kid to Baylor (Waco, TX) via road trip. Rented him a house from the TV show Fixer-Upper, and other son had a car accident!
  • Dannon happy bucks today wedding anniversary with Matt, last weekend to Lopez Island whale watching plus hiking, she purchased a new office building across street from Haggen Meridian;
  • Steve Kimberly birth of latest grandson Owen;
  • Lance missed meetings, Silver Beach back to school for son, also a big personal milestone: Lance is stepping down from Whatcom Sports Commission and looking forward to the next career adventure;
  • John Purdie missed meetings - cleaning out the grandparents’ house with stuff finally going to garage sale;
  • John Templeton missed meetings, birthday wishes to Jim Haupt.
Sergeant at Arms by by Phil X
Fines for misc. misdemeanors and eclipse trivia.
Grünewald Guild
Art + faith + community in Plain, WA
From the Website:  The Grünewald Guild is an arts education nonprofit retreat center nestled on 14 acres of Cascadian woodland, bordered by the Wenatchee River in the Plain Valley of Washington. People come to learn, to grow, and to explore the relationships between art, faith and community.  In order to facilitate and serve as a resource for this exploration, the Guild offers art classes and workshops. The facilities are also available to be booked for retreats, personal study, workshops, reunions, etc.  Core staff members both live and work at the Guild. While rooted in an ecumenical Christian faith, the Guild embraces people of all journeys and traditions.  People need times of rest, respite and reflection. They need spaces in which to experience contemplation, creativity and community. From this nurturing environment emerge new ways of living, being and moving throughout this world.
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot