Update on In-Person Meetings 
As our community emerges from the past 16 months of the pandemic Bellingham Bay Rotary Club is also preparing for re-emerging.  As we have done since May 2020, BBRC will continue with Zoom meetings the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month through the end of August going from 12:30-1:30 PM.  Beginning September 7th BBRC will resume our normal schedule of weekly in person meetings at the Four Points by Sheraton on Lakeway Drive.  The Club is currently evaluating the technical details to allow for hybrid meetings can also be conducted with Zoom meeting capability along with in person.  We are finalizing the details with the Four Points regarding our lunch meeting process and will be following up with specific details within the next few weeks.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Lance Calloway or Mike Bates.
Passing of John Robert Sleeth
January 28, 1945 - July 3, 2021
John Robert Sleeth, age 76, passed away peacefully on July 3rd, while in the care of Hospice in Sun City AZ. John was born Jan 28, 1945 to Stanford and Phyllis Sleeth in Long Beach, CA. Since 2005, John's health had declined due to Parkinson's Disease and Dementia.
John graduated from LHS Class of 1963. He married Gerry Ellen (Ohmart) Sept 4, 1965 at Garden Street Methodist Church. John graduated from WWU December 1968. He served in the ANG at the 262 CMBT SQ 1967 - 1973 . He worked five yrs for Standard Oil Co in Bellingham & Burlington. He worked 15 years for the telephone industry, traveling throughout Washington & Alaska. Before retiring in 2017, John & Gerry Ellen owned & operated Speedy Automated Mailers, Inc. for 33 years. In 2006 & 2015 SAM Inc was a Small Business of the Year Finalist at the annual Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce awards banquet. Nov 2001 &  July 2007, John was awarded the Most Valuable Player Award at the monthly chamber meetings.
Roy Pearson, owner of Pearson Construction, submitted John's name to become a member of Rotary in the early 1990's. John was twice named a Paul Harris Fellow. June 2015 John was given the Power of One Award, for making a difference as Chairman of RYLA and for his Audio Visual Support.
John was a 33RD Degree Mason, actively involved for 50 years with several branches of the Masonic Fraternity. Music was a big part of John's life - enjoyed playing the piano, organ, keyboard and most especially the opportunity to perform on the Mount Baker Theatre organ.
John is survived by his wife Gerry Ellen (Ohmart); brother Bill & his wife Julie (Tiplin), Oro Valley AZ; sister-in-law Lynn Shepson-Sleeth, Beaver Dam NY; sister-in-law Marla (Trenkle) Ohmart & Ann Trenkle, Sun City AZ; numerous nieces & nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, brother James Sleeth; sister Pamela Sleeth and brother-in-law Jack Ohmart.
Cards can be mailed to:
Gerry Ellen Sleeth
13605 N. Newcastle Dr.
Sun City AZ 85351
Stan Dyer Day of Service:  Saturday August 14th! 
As promised, here are the details for our 1st annual Stan Dyer Day of service. Mark your calendars Now!!
Saturday, August 14th, 8:00 am
City of Bellingham Memorial Park
Landscape maintenance (city to provide tools) Lunch/fellowship after our hard work
Contact Tony if you have questions or want to be put on the list of Rotarians willing to participate.