June 8, 2006
GUESTS OF ROTARIANS OPENING REMARKS
Sue Baker Following the call to order by President Jim Cunningham, Don
Mike & Heather Gowan Anderson led the opening song. The invocation was given by Kevin UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Jennifer Sellereit Allen, and Ron Jepson announced the visiting Rotarians June 12
Leslie Farris Les Kisska: “Escape Czechoslovakia”
Art & Jane Terpsma June 19 - Cruise
Bonnie Emerick BUSINESS NOTES June 26
Randy & Vicky Nulle Doug Cole announced that the Rotary Cruise to Orcas Island will be Rotary Awards/Changing of the Guard
July 3 - Holiday
Susan Morill Monday, June 19th. The group will arrive at Doe Bay where a visit July 10
Marca Babcock to Larry Johanson and then Paul Hanson’s places are planned. Lunch Barry Antos, Senior Vice President
John Harris Pioneer Human Resources, Seattle
will take place about 1:00 pm and will be catered by Christina’s
Meg and Alex Brede
Scott & John Hogl Restaurant. The distance from Bellingham is 17 miles. Cost will be
Dawn Scott $45 per head, and it would be helpful to have one more powerboat ROTARIAN BIRTHDAYS
Susan & Dan Wood available. Sign-up sheets are on the tables with any changes due by Charlie Self - June 6th
Jennie Hayden June 16th.
Cassie Marks PARTNER BIRTHDAYS
There will be over 60 participants at RYLA this year – June 8 to 11. Kathy Haggen - June 6th
Bob & Diane Christey Excellent response from the group! Margaret Miller - June 11th
Cindy Wilson - June 11th
all parents of our
Students of the Year. District 5050 GOLFUN will be held August 11, 2006, at Homestead
Farms Golf Resort in Lynden; cost is $110 US. This is a fundraiser CLUB ANNIVERSARIES
for the District.
recipient of the Dennis Joines, June 10th
Bellingham Rotary Club 4 Years
Scholarship at WWU Matt Hammatt reported on the Food Bank major project fundraiser Barry Hanson, June 11th
was also introduced. for the Bellingham Food Bank. At this time, the group has raised 6 Years
$80,000, somewhat short of the $100,000 goal. However, DC and
Daver Morse have donated an in-kind contribution from Blythe
VISITING ROTARIANS Plumbing and Heating of $16,000. Matt requested that anyone who
Frank Zurline & Matt Rose has not contributed should do so, and anyone willing to raise the
Bellingham Bay Rotary Club amount contributed would be highly encouraged to do so.
Stan Brunner & Pete Kremen In a tightly timed presentation, Joe Coons pointed out the ballots
Whatcom North Rotary Club on each table for selection of the new directory; either with or
without the binder. He also mentioned (for the sake of the visitors)
that our Club has raised about two million dollars for local projects
THIS ISSUE: including Boulevard Park, Depot Market, the Lighthouse Mission,
Reporter: Joan Airioldi and currently the Food Bank.
Editor: Yvonne Bianchi
Photographer: Robin Halliday
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Sargent-at-Arms Greg Grant pointed Scholarship and Award Committee Chair Chuck Snyder opened the
out that Jim Visbeek has received an program with an explanation of the three Rotary Club of Bellingham
award (which cost him $20 for the Scholarships and Awards. Each student selected has an extensive
Club). He was honored for the best new
promotion in the U.S. by The National resume of honors, activities, service, and experiences.
Association of Electrical Distributors.
Outstanding Seniors Awards
Greg asked everyone in the room
who has lived in their homes for ten Stephanie Bowers introduced Bellingham High School honorees:
or more years to stand. Based on an Outstanding Seniors/BHS
article in the Herald that stated that Casey Baker, daughter of Dr David & Susanne Baker, who will be
real estate taxes have not risen in that
time, Greg conducted a reality check. attending the University of Washington and has special interests in
Pete Kremen then pointed out that the design and civil engineering.
county’s portion has remained at 11.4%
as clarification (and was charged
$20.00). Kevin Gowan has worked in many community endeavors, including
Habitat for Humanity, and will attend Washington State.
Dale Kinsley, perhaps acknowledging
that our school district has had
something to do with the increase in Krista Anderson has been involved in dancing and cheerleading as
property taxes in order to provide the well as being a volunteer counselor, enjoys traveling and will be
superior education they do, supported Outstanding Seniors/SHS
attending Seattle Pacific University.
Pete by offering half of the fine -$10.00.
Harold Heiner’s upcoming retirement Chuck Snyder introduced Sehome High School students; Alicia Hogl,
was announced in the Herald. He Jillian Wood and Namara Brede.
acknowledged that this was the
case and thanked his outstanding
trustees,which included Rotarians Teri Chuck noted that Alicia coordinated the Bring Joy to a Child program
Treat, Jim Wilson, and Phil Sharpe. and plans to attend Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Mike Abendhoff was asked if BP is
in the “golden age” of the refining Jillian has led the Sehome school-wide food drive that brought
industry; he pointed out that this was a Outstanding Seniors/SQHS in 7,100 pounds of food and she plans to attend the University of
cyclical business with several new jobs
opening at BP, and was assessed a fine Washington to study speech pathology.
based on his conscience.
Namara spent his junior year in Ecuador on an exchange program
Pat Foley missed the Rotary Meeting
held at the African destination she and and will attend McAllister College in St. Paul, MN. Chuck pointed
her daughter recently visited. However, out his particular contributions and growth through participation in
she donated the $20 she was not able Teen Court and Mock Trial.
to give that club.
Peggy Zoro introduced Squalicum High School students.
John Farris will attend Seattle Pacific University, and is the son of
President-elect Tim Farris and his wife Leslie. We’ve heard about
John’s tennis accomplishments, and they are only a few of many.
John Terpsma, son of Arthur and Jane Terpsma, will attend the
University of Washington, and is an exceptional whiz at math.
Lindsay Emerick is the daughter of Joseph and Bonnie Emerick,
and is recognized for her volunteer service and sports participation.
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Academic Achievement Scholarships
Dale Kinsley introduced the winners of the $1500 Academic Dave Blair gleefully announced the
Achievement Scholarships, given to the top students from each of graduation of his 4th and last child
with a $20 donation. He also told the
the schools. Their work is testimony to the promise they show for delightful story of an emergency room
the future. visit in East LA with his child in a
Shakespeare costume and topped that
with the outfit selected for his career
From Squalicum High School, Ryan Morrill will be attending achievement and creativity award
Princeton University and works with Spanish speaking youth at presentations.
Roosevelt High School.
Dave Bradley successfully completed
a Century Ride (bicycle) with the
Academic Achievement Recipients
Sehome High student Brian Nulle will be attending the University of Wenatchee Rotary Club.
Notre Dame and is interested in theatre and broadcast.
Tom Livesay proudly announced the
birth of twin granddaughters and
Karen Harris attended Bellingham High School and plans to attend contributed 50 happy bucks.
the University of Washington with a major in business management
Bob Diehl celebrated his 30th wedding
and communications. anniversary and donated 30 happy
Phil Millard Scholarship
Doug Cole acknowledged appreciation
Margaret Curtis introduced the Phil Millard Scholarship winners, for the Big Brother mentors in the Club
Academic Achievement Recipients given in memory of local athlete Phil Millard from his family. This with 5 happy bucks.
scholarship recognizes one outstanding athlete per high school who
Teri Treat shared enthusiasm for a
has been a standout in their sport and good students as well. terrific Ski to Sea event and also her
appreciation for working with Harold
Phillip Thompson will be attending the University of Washington Heiner with 15 happy bucks.
after a career in basketball, football, baseball and Storm Mentoring at Bob Nicholl donated 20 happy bucks
Squalicum High School. for his unprecedented visit to Pitcairn
Katherine Hayden will be attending the University of California at Ron Jepson commented on the Depot
Santa Cruz and playing soccer following a four year varsity career in
Phil Millard Scholarship Recipients
Market improvements that give it a
soccer and track at Sehome. degree of permanency.
Cleary Cone spoke of the anniversary
Phillip Christey has played varsity tennis, basketball, and golf as well of women in Rotary and told a joke of
as putting in many volunteer hours of service. He will be attending the a bygone era involving Pillsbury flour
(contact Cleary if you wish to hear it).
University of Washington.
Margaret pointed out the responsibility of becoming leaders of the
future and asked all the students honored to “keep up the good work
and bring others along with you.”
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