Call to Order: President Dale called the meeting to order and led us in the flag salute. He also provided a reading from Rotary International president John Germ.
Invocation: Deb Wiggs provided the moment of reflection on the topic that there cannot be joy without sadness.
Visiting Rotarians: Sevre Wilson from Sand Point Idaho
Guests: Sevre’s friend Chuck Vollbrecht of Shoreline WA., Travis from Banner Bank
Returning Rotarians: None noted
Anniversaries and Birthdays: None noted.
Announcements: We will be able to sell duck tickets at the Fair at Eric’s booth, located directly across from the grandstands.
Bill needs help Monday or Tuesday afternoons with the race course construction.
We will be sorting and organizing duck’s at Tim’s on the Thursday before the race.
**The next board meeting will be at Sharon’s office on August 31rd. This will be at 4:00 and should be over by 5:30.
**November is Foundation Month so be thinking about Paul Harris fellowships. The dinner will be on the 10th at Northwood Hall. Mark your calendars!
Happy Bucks: Stan was happy for his daughter Janella’s birthday – 72 years old, and for his newest great-granddaughter, Margaret May, to be known as Maggie May.
Tim was happy that he can double the amount of money Dale owe, from $20 to $40. Those donating for Joseph’s project included Jim, Ken, Rocky, Marlene, Deb and Sharon, among others.
Finemaster: Marlene collected beaucoup bucks in no time flat, from Linda and Jill for Ferndale School being in a magazine (?), Jim Sands for his phone ringing, Tim and Pati in absentia for going somewhere on vacation where it was raining Peru). The fine was $1 if you did not have desert, $2 if you were in Nampa ID last week, $1 if you have EVER been in Nampa. $1 if you were not here/there because you were on vacation, $1 if you don’t have a boat, $2 if your parents were in WWI, you are not selling tickets at the Fair, Deb was fined $2 for being the first person EVER to encourage Ken to keep talking. There was something about L. Ron Hubbard, Steven Speilberg, and President Gerald Ford being the only president ever to score a “birdy.”
Program: Joseph Mueller, a member of Boy Scout Troop 4020, of Bellingham. Joseph talked about his Eagle Scout project, which is a WWI memorial project being done at Green Acres Cemetery in conjunction with the Whatcom Allied Veterans Council. Joseph spoke of his Great grandfather, who was a veteran of WWI, giving him a personal connection to the cause.
The memorial will be a 39” x 39” x 6” piece of granite with an engraving of men in the trenches and a quote from the poem, “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae. Joseph needs to raise $6,000 by September, and he as about $4,500 now.
Club Fines and Happy Bucks were given to the project, totaling over $300.
Drawing: No one drew the ace of spades.
Editor: Sharon Robinson
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