Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Aug 27, 2019
Flag Salute & Invocation byBill Gorman
Visiting Rotarians: Brett & Debbie VanSteenwyk (Paso Robles, CA), Sandra Guerra  (Copan Ruinas, Honduras)
Guests:  Amelio Vela (NWYS), Frank Youngblood (student and guest of Doug Wight).
Next week Henry Lee will give a quick primer on our club’s finances and how we keep track of the moneys.
In two weeks we will have a visit by District 5050 Governor.
Viking Night: we will have a club table at the event September 13th; see Steve Brummel or Brad Cornwell.
Two club service events:
  1. Sept 21-22 SeaFest volunteering at the event;
  2. Oct 5th small painting project at the VFW.
Business Bucket (BTC Scholarship Fund): John Templeton contributed $100 to mark the selling of a house of a club member (Bryant Engebretson).
Bucks in the Bay
  • Brad camping at Mount Rainier Sunrise Camp, amazing and thankful to live in the PNW;
  • Bill Gorman glad to see friend Sandra Guerra here, remembered the visit he took there with his son many years ago and then later a visit with the YES group;
  • Lance Calloway now has a 5th grader!
  • Rod Bring to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary!
  • Bob Moles $100 to Docks, remembering his last trip to Honduras and gratitude that they are naming a school after him there (Escuela Roberto Moles)!
  • Frank Youngblood thanks to Doug Wight for offering him summer work!
  • Jim Johnson 25th wedding anniversary on Vancouver Island, he and Anna are reactivating the club’s International Committee, meet next week;
  • Tim Krell for Bob Moles!
  • Inga Drechsel visited dad in NYC and had fun touring his old neighborhoods there;
  • Mark Turner planning to get hitched to Brian soon! Also received awards for several images of PNW flowers, and had fun hiking;
Sergeant at Arms by Mark Turner
Fines for misc. sins.
Lance introduced Steve Card, the director of Athletics at Western Washington University.  Steve talked about the successes of WWU athletics, contrasting it with the programs of the big universities where it is almost a farm program to the pro ranks. He is proud of WWU’s approach bringing is a healthier balance between academics and sports.  Inspire, Educate and Serve.  WWU competes in the Division II, GNAC conference (Great Northwest Athletic Conference) with 11 other schools.  WWU has 15 teams, 14 full time staff, and 295 student athletes.  WWU has produced some national champion teams including the 2012 mens basketball team. The women’s crew and soccer teams are also always very strong. WWU student athletes maintain and 3.16 grade average, and have a 90% academic success and graduation rate; better than WWU’s peer schools. The athletic budget is only about $6M, which they make go a long way, compared to the huge revenue streams available to UW and WSU for example.  
Christine wins the raffle.
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot;