Les Reardanz - WTA                                         Andy Day & Jennifer Stephens
                                                                                                                Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
                                     Dish Up!!

October 31, 2022

Opening Welcome:
The meeting was called to order at 12:30 by President Paul Grey. He commented on the unexpected successes of the Seattle Seahawks.
Before President Paul announced the November birthdays and Rotary anniversaries, he called out Tim Farris whose birthday is today, Halloween.
Club and Committee Announcements:
Ward Naf reminded us that next week is our food drive for the WCC Food Pantry. Students will be on hand to collect food donations Monday, November 7th.   We’re encouraged to bring canned protein items such as tuna, peanut butter and a student favorite, SPAM.  Other items: all non-perishable items including rice meals, noodles and easy to prepare meal items. 
Cash would also be accepted and can be paid thru Venmo or by check to the RCOB and given to Sandee.  We are hoping to have stacks of food for photo opportunity and please drop them off at the back of our meeting location and students will be unloading them for you.  Our special reserved parking location is also located in the back.  
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  
   Dick Tucker passed around the signup sheet for our annual holiday bell ringing on December 10, helping to raise money for the Salvation Army.
Football Pool Dates and Grid:  
11/5/2022 Washington State vs Stanford  (Click Here)
2022-23 Football Pool Game Dates (Click Here)
Laugh for the Day - Minister of Fun by Dennis Williams - Quotations  Who Said It? 
“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do”
  1. Isaac Asimov
  2. Steve Martin
  3. Robert Benchley
  4. Mark Twain
  “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night”
  1. James Thurber
  2. George Carlin
  3. Steven Wright
  4. Art Buchwald
“We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know”
  1. Dave Barry
  2. Josh Billings
  3. W. H. Auden
  4. Carl Hiaasen
“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city”
  1. George Burns
  2. Ellen DeGeneres
  3. Bertrand Russell
  4. Lily Tomlin
“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade….and try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party”
  1. Clint Eastwood
  2. Jerry Seinfeld
  3. Mae West
  4. Ron White
“O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet”
  1. Saint Augustine
  2. Mae West
  3. Groucho Marx
  4. Robin Williams
Upcoming Luncheon Menu 
11/7    Meatloaf, Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Garden Salad, Fruit, Lemonade 
11/14  Baked Creamy Garlic Chicken Rigatoni, Steamed Veggies, Break Sticks, Garden Salad, Fruit, Iced Tea
11/21  Turkey Breast, Veggie Melody, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Rolls, Garden Salad, Fruit, Iced Tea
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.
Steve Ban  introduced speaker Les Reardanz and Maureen McCarthy with WTA
Andy Day introduced Jennifer Stephens with Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Members attending on Zoom:  John Moffat, Steve Hager, Vinson Latimore and Fred Kaiser


Andy Day introduced Jennifer Stephens who received a $1000 service grant on behalf of the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center. Andy noted that he has been on the Board of WDR which he thought was the best run organization he has ever been part of. Jennifer thanked Rotary for the generous grant and described the work they are doing with adults, adolescents on diversion from the courts, and supervising parent child visitations.


Steve Ban introduced Les Reardanz who presented “An Update of the Whatcom Transportation Authority.”  He noted that they are in a period of transition with different agencies breaking out of their “silos” to come together to develop solutions to community problems. He did say that there were services that WTA did well, such as providing transportation for students, the disabled, work commuters, the aged and impoverished. However, they were working on solutions to other problems, such as not delaying traffic, utilizing unused properties, helping BTC develop a trained work force that will be ready for new transportation technologies, providing transportation to after-school programs and on demand transportation. The WTA now has two all-electric buses, two more will be delivered in January and eight are on order. They are also looking into other carbon-free technologies, like hydrogen.
President Paul thanks those that helped make the meeting possible and rang the bell to adjourn the meeting at 1:32 PM.
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
Dec 05, 2022
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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Editor:  Tom Grinstad
Reporter: John Dunne
Invocation:  Steve Ban
Greeter:  John Dunne
Raffle Sales:  Brad Burdick
Av:  Ward Naf & Mark Knittel
Music: Rotary Brass
Photographer: Mike Diehl
Minister of Fun:  Dennis Williams