Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on May 01, 2018
Flag Salute & Invocation by Sven Gilkey
Visiting Rotarians: Del Vanderkirk
Guests: John Bosch (Mark Turner’s guest), Mark Mead (Chris Vasquez’s guest), Kevin Bedlington (Debbie’s guest), Holly Miller (Eric’s guest from Interfaith Coalition), Lori Jump (Whatcom County Library trustee & Brad Cornwell’s guest) 
Birthdays (Steve White!) and Rotary anniversaries (Doug Wight!)
Karen Burke is soliciting committee members for the International Committee - please Email her!
Our Squalicum Interact Club is soliciting donations and $ for their annual Mothers Day baskets.
Brewers by the Bay will be Sunday, July 29th. 
Jim Haupt announced a fellowship event this weekend, the Spring Fling Wine Social, 5 to 8 pm at Hotel Bellwether, tickets are $55, or $75 for early access VIP (two for one price for all BBRC’ers)  There will be tasty bites form Lighthouse Grill, live music by Ruby Flambé, and of course a wide variety of wines for tasting.
Del Vanderkirk (from the Monday Club, and he is also our Assistant Governor for District 5050) presented two Paul Harris awards: Congratulations to Bill Gorman and Christine Palmerton!
Bucks in the Bay
  • Curtis with a daughter dance story;
  • Chuck Walter with a 65th birthday and a new granddaughter;
  • Jim Logghe just back from a couple weeks in Palm Springs;
  • Tim Krell with hockey news, and an update on Thursday morning’s Law Advocates breakfast event here at Northwood Hall;
  • Steve White back from 5 months in Ojai, CA;
  • Mark Turner recovering from hip replacement, but that didn’t stop him and Brian and Natalie from working on the yard;
  • Andy Clay 
  • Inga Drechsel so glad spring weather is coming - attended a women’s mountain bike clinic!
  • Debbie Kiene been traveling in the Southwest, heading to FL soon and then the Danube! Kudos for the Interact Club;
Sergeant at Arms by Flo
Misc. fines
Brad Cornwell introduced Corrinne Sande & Janice Walker from the CIS/Cybersecurity program at Whatcom Community College.  WCC now offers a cyber security degree, and the demand for those jobs are growing exponentially. 
The WWU program is part of the Catalyzing Computing and Cybersecurity in Community Colleges (C5). C5 is an NSF-funded project to support the creation of a nationwide network of community colleges that have met national standards in cybersecurity education, producing more and better-prepared graduates for the workforce, and ultimately leading to a more secure nation. 
2017 named WCC’s program a “Center of Academic Excellence” by NSA.
Benefits of the NSA grants: recognition, enrollment growth, help finding jobs, attracting students here from outside the area.
The center also offers cybersecurity camps for middle and high schoolers during summer break.
There is an annual cyber-defense competition where WCC sends a team.
There are about 300 individuals now enrolled in the program.
Offer certificates and degrees.
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot