Flag Salute and Invocation by Marilyn Olsen
Visiting Rotarians: Jeff Price (Mt Baker Club), Andy Anderson (Monday Club)
Guests: Tim Brockman (from Edward Jones), Sophia (Tyler's wife), Sven Gilkey (Boy Scouts of America), Guy Occhiogrosso (Bham / WC Chamber of Commerce).
  • BBRC Board meeting next Thursday (Oct 8) at 4:30pm at the Barkley / Talbot office, 2200 Rimland Drive Suite 250 above On-Rice Thai Restaurant.
  • The International Committee reported that Mike Hammes and a couple other BBRC Rotarians will be traveling to Copan Honduras in Mid November to check on the school project progress there.
  • G&G Update by Bryant and Curtis: Please buy you tickets to our club's most important fundraiser! We are still gathering donations to our auction portion of the event.  One auction item will be a "Wall of Wine" 40-50 bottles, which we hope we can achieve by members bringing in and donating one or two bottles from their own wine cellars.  Also there will be a pre-tasting event this Thursday %:30 - 8:30 pm at Bryant's house if you want to try a few wine before you buy. Pre-sales wines will be at about 30% discount off retail price, but you need to commit to 6-bottle increments.  If you only want one or two bottles, you can always buy them at the event's wine store.
  • Fellowship: Stew Ellison working on fellowship for us to go see Oct. 23 Beatles show at MBT, please let Stew know if interested to join us for show or dinner or both.
Business Bucket joke by Glen.
Bucks in the Bay
  • Brad Cornwell kudos for pope;
  • Tresha Dutton students from Squalicum's Interact club volunteered for the Bellingham Marathon.
  • John Templeton's daughter back in NYC and giving voice lessons by Skype internationally!
  • Tim Krell did the annual cycling tour of the E. WA wine region (25th year!);
  • Mike Hammes going to Copan in November to check progress of school construction, and hopes to do the turkey drive again in November;
  • Sven Gilkey (BSA) had fun setting off about 60 rockets with his local Boy Scout troupe, also bought engagement ring for his fiancée!
  • Bob Becker with Email typos.
SAA by Flo
Heads of tail game raised $20 for the club and won $20 for Steve Beringer.
Curtis Dye and Stowe Talbot talked about our Website, which is part of the Clubrunner family of Rotary Websites.  It is a template that we purchased in 2004 and for  which we pay an annual maintenance.  Clubrunner is a software company in Ontario Canada, which is becoming the predominant Rotary Website template for North American clubs, and used by Districts as well.  The benefit is that is very powerful (many useful functions, well designed and maintained remotely by Clubrunner.  For example you can send Emails, pay your Rotary bills, track attendance, store club documents, run all kinds of reports, organize you subcommittee work, post and archive bulletins, etc.
Clubrunner also comes with an iPhone app with some useful tools (search for it under "clubrunner").
To log in for the fist time, try your username as Fistname.Lastname.265 and password as 265.  If that doesn't work Email me (stowe.talbot@bellcold.com) and I will reset it or give you whatever name/password you want.
Next Week:  Kim Brown from the City of Bellingham will talk about the new green bike boxes and how bikes and traffic can interact safely.
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot