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October 16, 2017   

President Teri opened the meeting and  Don Anderson accompanied us as we sang the Star-Spangled Banner.  Paul Grey provided the invocation with inspiration from fellow Rotarian Peter Kasango, our recent guest from Uganda. 


The International Service Committee announced a $1,000 grant request for funds to the American Red Cross in response to Hurricane Maria is being made to the RCOB Foundation.
The Social Committee announced a wine tasting and appetizers gathering at the Mt. Baker Theater Encore Room after the Simon & Garfunkel concert on Oct. 29 from 5-7 p.m.  Click here for additional information.
Curtis Dye, President of the Bellingham Bay Rotary Club, announced his club’s annual Grape & Gourmet event on Nov.  5.  Tickets are $100.  Go to to sign up or Click here for additional information.
Lisa Saar reminded us of the “Rise Against Hunger” work party on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peace Health Education Center.  The goal is to package 75,000 meals.  So far $4,750 has been raised out of a goal of $32,000 to support this project.  If you wish to contribute, checks made out to Rise Against Hunger may be sent to Lisa.   Click Here to Donate and Register to participate or go to our website home page.
Sandy McIntire reported that grant proposals for the Service Fund are being accepted.  Grants are typically made for $1,000.  Proposals may be made by accessing the RCOB’s website home page and viewing the policy manual in About Our Club, Contact Us etc.......
Guests of Rotarians:  
Paula McCandlis introduced Eric Richey,  Whatcom County Deputy Prosecutor
Andy Day brought Bill Hewett with the Bellingham Fire Department
Chuck Snyder introduced Rob Olsen, Washington State Attorney Generals's Office
Guests of Students of the Month in Math:
Rogan Jones introduced Margot Enright-Down from Bellingham High School and her guests Jeffrey Down, Cathleen Ebright-Down,  Eric Mastor and Marilyn Mastor.
Greg Baker introduced Kaelin Raymond from Options High School and her guests David Raymond, Nicki Raymond, Steven Raymond, Caleb Raymond and Teacher Sam Haley
Chuck Snyder introduced Avery Klein from Squalicum High School with her Mom, Michelle Klein
Lisa Saar's student from Sehome High School, William Zhang, was unable to attend.
Students of the Month are now coordinated by Megan Stanfield and Kim Perry.  Megan recognized Cathy Buckley’s 17 years of work organizing our Students of the Month program.  For the first time, Options High School was included.  Math was the category this month.
Margot Enright-Down - Bellingham High School, introduced by Rogan Jones
Kaelin Raymond - Options High School, introduced by Greg Baker
William Zhang – Sehome High School, unable to attend, but introduced by Lisa Saar
Avery Klein – Squalicum High School, introduced by Chuck Snyder
County Executive Jack Louws shared information about the collaborative and mostly cordial efforts between the County and City of Bellingham.  Combined, they have over 1,800 employees.  Some of the shared efforts include emergency medical services, the Emergency Management Coordination Center (located at the Bellingham Airport), parks (Lookout Mountain and the Stimson Preserve), Public Works (roads and water), Social Services, Law Enforcement and Judicial.  The main focus of the ensuing question and answer period dealt with issues of the homeless.
Oct 23, 2017
Re-Identify Project: Getting ID for homeless
Oct 30, 2017
Mount Baker Ski Area
Nov 06, 2017
Village Books under New Stewardship
Nov 13, 2017
"BP - Doing Business in Whatcom County"
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Rotary Wine Tasting & Social
Mt. Baker Theatre - Encore Room
Oct 29, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
New Member Breakfast
Hotel Bellwether
Oct 30, 2017
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
Rise Against Hunger meal packaging - Whatcom County
St. Lukes Health Education Center
Nov 05, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
2017 Rotary District 5050 Foundation Dinner
Newlands Golf and Country Club
Nov 18, 2017 5:30 PM
Annual Blood Drive
Northwood Hall
Dec 04, 2017 9:00 AM


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