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July 8, 2019   

Outgoing president Sandy opened the meeting at 12:30. Members showed their support and appreciation to Sandy by wearing hats today. 


There will NOT be a Board of Directors meeting at 4:30 this Thursday, July 11 at the Bellingham Legal Center on Dupont Street due to a lack of a quorum.
We are looking for Website sponsors for the next Rotary year starting July 1st.  Great opportunity to advertise your business and support Rotary. The cost is $300 for the year.  Check our the current sponsors on our website by going to
Nathan Twining reminded the members of another social event. On the 19th of July, the club will attend the Bells game at Civic Field. For a cost of $24 (plus tax) you get the game, all you can eat and drink, and enjoy each other’s company. Let’s fill the ballpark. See a bunch of you there.  Contact Nathan to sign up.
Peter Theisen is the program chair for next year and is looking for help and ideas for programs and great speakers.
Website and Phone App instructions:
Here is a tutorial on how to login for the first time.  (Click here)  In order to login you need to know your user name and password in your Clubrunner account.  The user name is Yourfirstname.Lastname.264 unless you have changed it.  Example: Sandra.Lindhout.264  The password is initially set by clubrunner at .264 or 264 (don’t recall now) unless you have changed it.  Sandee can see your Username from my computer but not the password.  She can also change your password for you from my 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:                                                                  iphones                                                                            
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.
Major Projects Committee
Jim Wakefield requested that Club members submit any and all ideas for our next Major Project for the Committee's consideration.  Click here for criteria. 

Guests of Rotarians:  
Cathy Buckley introduced Brian Porter, with BAC as Operations and Downtown Mgr.; Husband Stu Buckley; Daughter Shannon Thompson and grandchildren, Declan, Mia and Clayton
Steve Ban brought our Exchange Student Rumbi who will be leaving soon
Brad Burdick introduced his wife, Sharie
Chuck Snyder brought his wife Johanna
Paula McCandlis introduced Seth Fleetwood
Zach von Schneidau was introduced as a new member, proposed by Lynda Hinton and John Ingliss, to fill the classification of Mechanical Contractor.  Past President Del VandeKerk gave Zach the charge of membership. This guy is bringing new fresh blood to this Nosforatu club. Let's all make him feel at home. And how about recruiting some younger people so Zach doesn't feel so all alone?
President Sandy presented the RCOB’s Club Service Award to Past President Brad Burdick.  Brad has been a member for 21 years and has served the club in many capacities, the most recent being the organizer for our recent fund raisers Whacky Wickets and Vegas Night.  Thank you Brad!
Mike Diehl was presented a Paul Harris +1 pin. Way to go guy...
Outgoing president Sandy reflected on the highlights of his term of office:  the Galbraith Mountain parking lot major project, raising funds for the Starfish Backpack program, the blood drive, Christmas bell ringing, raising funds during the government shutdown for our local Coast Guard station, Vegas Night, Rotation Day, the Rise Against Hunger work party, Sunnyland Memorial clean up, the growth of the RCOB Scholarship fund, participation in the Memorial Day parade, the Vendovi Island cruise, and the student exchange program.  He also recognized the organizers of each endeavor.  The RCOB was awarded the District 5050 Presidential Citation, one of 11 out of 58 clubs in the district to do so. 
Sandy then introduced and thanked the outgoing leadership team:
Cathy Buckley – President Elect
Teri Treat – Past President
Gary Goldfogel – Vice President and Program Chair
Steve Gray – Treasurer
Monty McAllister – Director
Paula McCandlis – Director
Mike Diehl – Director
Roland Trenouth – Director
Sandee Lindhout – Executive Secretary
Sandy honored our Executive Secretary, Sandee Lindhout, for her help during the year with a beautiful Orchid.
…And welcomed our incoming 2019-2020 leadership team:
Cathy Buckley – President
Gary Goldfogel – President Elect
Peter Theisen – Vice President & Program Chair
Steve Gray – Treasurer
Sandy McIntire – Past President
Bruce Clawson – Director
Mike Diehl – Director
Lisa Saar – Director
Roland Trenouth – Director
Cathy recognized our Executive Secretary, Sandee Lindhout, with a lovely scarf from the RI Convention in Germany recently.  She mentioned Sandee has worked with the club over 50 years, Executive Secretary for 48 years and working with the then club secretary, Brick Carr, for 5 years prior to his retirement.
Past president Chuck Snyder gave some comments about Sandy’s administration, comparing him to “the Imelda Marcos of Hats,” and of the adventures of the Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland.” Soon-to-be-ex-prexy Sandy was presented with a Mad Hatter's hat, to complete his collection.
Incoming president Cathy shared some experiences of the recent Rotary International Convention in Hamburg and announced the new Rotary motto:  Rotary Connect the World.
Aug 05, 2019
Mark Turner - Turner Photographics
Aug 12, 2019
Laura Clark - Whatcom Humane Society
Aug 19, 2019
Michelle Judson - Skagit Stem
Aug 26, 2019
Todd Elsworth - Recreation Northwest
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Upcoming Events
RCOB Board Meeting
Bellingham Legal Center
Aug 08, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Spruce Building
Aug 17, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
District 5050 GolFUN
115 E. Homestead Boulevard
Aug 23, 2019
11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
RCOB Board Meeting
Bellingham Legal Center
Sep 12, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
RCOB Board Meeting
Bellingham Legal Center
Oct 10, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Annual Blood Drive
Northwood Hall
Oct 21, 2019 9:00 AM
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