Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Sep 03, 2019
Flag Salute & Invocation by Steve Swan
Visiting Rotarians: None
Guests: Justin Kulhanek (partner of Rod Bring at Fortiphi, LLC)
Next week: 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.
Bellingham’s three Rotary clubs are planning a fellowship gathering on Thursday October 3rd at Twin Sisters Brewery, with catered food. Stay tuned for more details.
Wine event planned at Hotel Bellwether on Saturday Oct 19th.
BBRC Board Meeting this Thursday at RMC Architects (1223 Railroad Ave.) 4:30pm - everyone welcome.
Bucks in the Bay
  • Tresha went to Husky game, then Sounders game, and happy bucks for her dad’s help with remodel work;
  • Mimi happy bucks for her grandkid Hunter, who is going to be on an upcoming episode on the TV show Modern family (October 9th)!
  • Stowe $90 happy bucks that RMC Architects submitted plans for our construction permit for a new 90-unit apartment building (called The Weatherby) - groundbreaking next week,
  • Curtis Dye was an empty-nester for a few days, but is now hosting another exchange student from Lima, Peru!
  • Pete Rittmueller for his grandson Hunter;
  • Tim Krell fun weekend up in Vancouver;
  • Brad Cornwell happy for start of Weatherby and thanks for the rest of the team such as Sean Cool (Geo Engineers) and Sean Stimac (Exxel Pacific);
  • Lance Calloway trip with son; 
SAA by Tony Freeland
Fines for hurricane trivia.
Video from RI on its incredible program to eradicate polio.
Henry Lee, our new BBRC Treasurer, will give a quick primer on our club’s finances and how we keep track of the moneys.
Short discussion on the Northwood Hall venue/lunch contract and how we pay the cost. There was a member survey last year on the merits of different scenarios. The board recommended a compromise solution:  Charge all members a set annual fee of $216/member (to cover some of the venue/lunch minimum fee), and simultaneously decrease the lunch cost from $14 to $10.
Phil X wins the raffle.
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot;