District Governor Raj Rajagopal                    DG Assistant
               from White Rock Rotary Club                  Christine Palmerton
                   President Paul Grey                                             Nathan Twining, Invocation
Shauna Naf, Sara Maloney, Raj      Kelli Linville, Lisa Saar, President Paul, DG Raj and Loch Trimingham
                              John Harris, Music

November 21, 2022

Opening Welcome:
President Paul welcomed us to another Club Meeting – this one hosting our District Governor Raj Rajagopal, who was our program speaker.
Club and Committee Announcements:
Past President Peter Theisen reported on the Nominating Committee nominations for the 2023-2024 Rotary Year beginning 7-1-2023.  They are:
  • President: Doug Cole
  • Vice President: Steve Ban
  • Program Chair: John Moffatt
  • Treasurer:  Steve Gray
Board Members:
  • Andy Day
  • Steve Grey
  • Vinson Latimore
  • Paula McCandlis
Shauna Naf and Felicity Dye will be leaving as Directors.  Thanks for your service!!
Up Coming Events - Additional information and registration is available in Events on the website  
November 27, 2022:  Wreath Making at Garden Spot  4:30-6:00 pm
December 3, 2022:  NSEA (Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association) Work Party 
December 10, 2022:  Salvation Army Bellringing  
Football Pool Dates and Grid:  
11/26/2022 Apple Cup  (Click Here)
2022-23 Football Pool Game Dates  (Click Here)
Upcoming Luncheon Menu 
11/28  Beef Stew, Rolls, Garden Salad, Fruit, Iced Tea
The buildings address is 235  W Kellogg Rd. But this is not where you park. There is no parking off of Kellogg Road. You must enter parking off either Eliza Ave or Cordata Parkway. You are looking for the YELLOW lot (look on light poles for Y2 or Y3).
Enter from Eliza Ave: the driveway between Kellogg Rd and Westerly Rd has a driveway into the campus, follow that about 200 yards until it slopes down, park in the area between the three buildings.
Enter from Cordata Parkway: Just north of the WTA station and Cruisin Coffee before the round about is Orca Lane, take Orca Lane around the first two buildings until you find a large parking lot between three buildings.
Google maps directions to parking

Weekly Meeting instructions:

You will still receive an email from Sandee each week prior to the Monday 12:30 meeting if you are unable to attend in person (you can start logging in at 12:00 for short socializing) with the link for that privacy-protected meeting. If you have n  done so, please download the Zoom app on your computer (you need a camera and microphone on it), iPad or phone. There is no cost to you. If you cannot do either, you can also call in. On the invitation, there are US phone numbers you can call and enter the meeting ID number also indicated on the invitation. 

Lunch will be $22 for a buffet meal. We must notify them by Monday at NOON the week prior to the Monday meeting as to the number of members attending. We are sending out meeting "Invites" weekly and members are asked to sign-up ASAP. You can also sign-up by going to the event section of our website at If you sign up for a meal at the meeting, you will need to pay the $22 even if you don't wind up attending the meeting after the numbers are turned in. If you plan to attend but not eat, PLEASE indicate that on your sign-up so we don't overorder meals and still make sure there is enough seating. 

The Club will collect payments prior to the meeting or at the door.

We urge members of the RCOB to set up a Venmo account for ease in payment of Meeting lunches, Happy Bucks, Minister of Fun, Dues or donations to the club. Our account is @RCOB- Bellingham. If you do not have a Venmo account you can set up an account with your computer then download the app. on your phone (just Google "Venmo" and you will find all the information you need)  You then attach it to a debit or credit card (a fee on your end) or attach to your checking account at no cost. Payment will be sent di ctly to the RCOB checking account. When you use it for the first time it may ask you the last 4 digits of the RCOB phone number which is 0282.   Give Sandee a call if you need help. 360-734-5532

Other payment options are to bring a check in the correct amount to the meeting made out to RCOB or cash in the exact amount to speed up the payment process. There is also the PayPal  option as usual and we are set to take payments at the meeting. We have a QR Code that you scan and simply click to pay thru paypal also.

Website and Phone App instructions:
Here is a tutorial on how to login for the first time. (Click here)  Go to belling first. In order to login you need t know your user name and password in your Clubrunner account. The user name is Your first name.Lastname.264 unless you have changed it. Example: Sandra.Lindhout.264   the password is initially set by Clubrunner at 264 unless you have changed it. Sandee can see your Username from her computer but not the password. She can also change your password for you from her computer at your request if you run into problems.
Once you have originally created your User Name and Password you can download the ClubRunner Mobile app on your phone:                                                             
Here is a link for you to take a look at the app:

Please contact Sandee at 360-734-5532 or if you run into any trouble.
District Assistance Governor, Christine Palmerton from Bellingham Bay Rotary Club, introduced District Governor Raj Rajagopal and Moti Bali with the White Rock Rotary Club.
Felicity Dye introduced a Chilliwack Rotary Club guest, Andrea Stiller
John Harris introduced his wife Patricia
Lisa Saar brought her great-niece, Gabrielle Spencer
Members attending on Zoom: John Moffat, Steve Hager, Scott Wallace and Fred Kaiser


District Governor “Raj” Rajagopal joined us from White Rock.  He was born in Southern India and received undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering. He previously was employed by the World Bank and was involved in work in many countries around the world including Afghanistan, Nigeria, Thailand, Sudan and more.  He has been the Director of the Source and New Bridge Foundations.  He joined the White Rock Rotary in 2014 and became President in 2016.  He is the recipient of numerous Paul Harris awards.
His talk to our Rotary Club identified three areas of focus: 1) the Environment, 2) Peace and Reconciliation and 3) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 
In each of the areas he identified the work that needs to be done. As examples, he talked about wheelchair accessibility, people that have been left behind by the pandemic (and confronting homelessness, mental health issues and violence and more. He discussed simple ideas of beach access for individuals in wheelchairs and including individuals with disabilities in our Clubs.
The District Governor noted that Rotary is beginning to start new clubs that have a specific focus they want to work on – such as environmental issues.
At the conclusion of his talk, he asked that three members of our club come forward.  He recognized Shauna Naf for all the many things she does for our Club.  He also recognized Andy Day and Sara Maloney for their work as Co-Chairs of our Major Projects committee, noting the constructive ways they have restructured the award process done by that committee.
Finally, along with President Paul he awarded Paul Harris pins to Kellie Linville, Loch Trimingham (5th Paul Harris) and Lisa Saar (3rd Paul Harris).
Have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving
November Rotary Anniversaries - Thank you for your service!
John Holtzheimer
53 years of service
Dick Tucker
36 years of service
Ken Culver
33 years of service
Cathy Buckley
22 years of service
Paul Grey
21 years of service
Mike Diehl
19 years of service
John Moffat
8 years of service
Shauna Naf
5 years of service

November Birthdays - Happy Birthday!

  • Brian Griffin
  • John Holtzheimer
  • Catherine Riordan
  • Vinson Latimore
  • Rud Browne
  • Greg Grant
  • Sandee Lindhout
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Google Maps for Space: Navigating Around the Solar System
Dec 12, 2022
Ward and Shauna’s Tour du Mont Blanc Adventure
Dec 19, 2022
"An Overview of the Bellingham Fire Department"
Dec 26, 2022
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Upcoming Events
NSEA Work Party
North end of Cornwall Park
Dec 03, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
RCOB In-Person Meeting DECEMBER 5, 2022
WCC Syre Theater
Dec 05, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing December 10, 2022
Dec 10, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Ward and Shauna’s Tour du Mont Blanc Adventure
Dec 12, 2022
RCOB In-Person Meeting DECEMBER 12, 2022
WCC Syre Theater
Dec 12, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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Reporter: Tim Farris
Invocation:  Nathan Twining
Greeter:  Tom Grinstad
Raffle Sales:  John Dunne
Av:  Ward Naf and Dominique Zervas
Music: John Harris
Photographer: Shauna Naf