Trail Blazin Productions is a new business venture started by local Whatcom professionals with the stated goal to help supply the demand for recreational cannabis while following the letter of the law and maintaining a safe environment.  We have applied for our state license to produce (grow) and process (package) recreational cannabis.

More information can be found at and

When: Thursday, February 20, 2013 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting, On Rice Fairhaven
Presenter: Danielle Rosellison

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Chikeola Karimou uses Beauty, the Deep Appreciation of Life as a Spiritual Path to Expanding One’s Wealth, globally guiding women entrepreneurs leaders & visionaries to lead from their High Potential for Success, Freedom & Empowerment.  She helps visionaries, forward thinking, social entrepreneurs & leaders be more successful by translating their business success into all areas of their life.

She will be speaking about Networking to Increase Your Net Worth and Gifting of Who you are as a way to increase your business. Please join us!  Chikeola Karimou, The Stellar CEO

Helping people awaken to their greatness using beauty as the key…because, 

“An interior is the natural projection of the soul” Coco Chanel

When: Thursday, January 30, 2013 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: Chikeola Karimou, The Stellar CEO

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship


6pm hors d’oeuvres & drinks

7pm deliciously retro dinner/dessert & bingo


Space is limited.

Register securely on-line today and purchase tickets: Drag Queen Bingo 2014

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham

For more information call 360.603.7702 or

Bellingham’s Drag Royalty! Prizes! Fab food! Great wine! Fun galore!

Dress fabulously. Drag optional.

No Matter What

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Would you like to share your life story with your family and loved ones, but just can’t get started? Need help bringing it all together? Come jump-start your memoir project through fun interactive exercises and prompts.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Registration fee: $15.00

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Sudden Valley Adult Center
Gate 2 – 10 Barn View Court
Bellingham, WA

To register: Carolyn Leeper or 360-714-8901

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This January, with New Year’s Resolutions still fresh in our minds, is the perfect time to write your Legacy Letter. A Legacy Letter is like a love letter to your loved ones in which you share your life lessons learned, the guiding principles that have sustained you, and your hopes and dreams for the future. In this two-session Saturday morning class we will review different kinds of Legacy Letters. Then using writing prompts and memoir exercises, you will craft your own legacy document which will become a timeless and cherished family heirloom for yourself and your loved ones.

Saturday, January 11 and Saturday, January 18, 2014

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Community Enrichment Center
2117 Walnut Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

To register: Call 360-733-2890 Ext 1019 or
register online at

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On November 30 of this year, Chris Hansen celebrated her 15-year anniversary as part of the Mary Kay Inc. family.  She has been retired from her career job for 13½ years.  (Find out what her past career was.)
This week Chris will talk about the path she took that eventually led to her becoming a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant.
But wait — there’s more!  Given that the holidays are upon us, she will bring along some of the latest products from Mary Kay.  From the “Fairytales & Fantasy” collection (limited edition) to the new items for the holidays and beyond, you’ll be able to find a gift for that “hard to shop for” person in your life.  She’ll have some great ideas for stocking stuffers as well as some classic gifts for you to give.  (You might even find a little something for yourself!)
And don’t forget the drawings!

Happy Holidays!!

When: Thursday, December 5, 2013 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: Chris Hansen, Mary Kay

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Assistance League of Bellingham

Mission: Assistance League of Bellingham is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to community enrichment through community service.

Motto: Working together to make a difference.

Vision: To be an integral part of a community that recognizes and supports the unique philanthropy that only Assistance League of Bellingham provides.

Come hear Nellie speak about the great things the Assistance League is doing in our local community!

When: Thursday, October 3, 2013 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: Nellie Durham, Assistance League

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What is a reverse mortgage?

·         It’s a special type of loan that enables individuals who are 62 years or older to convert some of their home’s equity into tax-free funds

·         Unlike traditional equity loans, you receive payments instead of making them


Who is eligible?

·         Homeowner(s) who are at least 62 years of age and occupy the property as their principal residence

·         Eligible properties include single family homes, condominiums and town houses, or a 2-4 unit dwelling

·         The home must be owned free and clear or have a small remaining balance (usually less than 50% of the value of the home) which will be paid off with the reverse mortgage

·         No income, employment or credit requirements are needed to qualify


How much can someone borrow?

·         The amount that can be borrowed is based on a HUD formula that factors in the age of the youngest homeowner, the interest rate, the lesser of the appraised home value and the FHA lending limit, and the amount of any existing liens on the home.


What are some of the benefits?

·         The reverse mortgage customer retains ownership and lives in their home

·         Cash advances can be used for any purpose

·         Loan proceeds are not considered income and will not affect Social Security or Medicare benefits.  However, your monthly reverse mortgage advances may affect your eligibility for some other programs.  Consult a professional to see how payments might affect your personal situation.


What type of interest rate options are there?

·         Reverse mortgage are currently available with either a fixed or variable interest rate

·         Any adjustment in a variable rate mortgage has no effect on the amount or the number of loan advances you can receive, but causes the loan balance to grow at a faster or slower rate


What are the tax-free options?

·         Lump sum advances make funds available immediately

·         Tenure plans provide fixed, monthly loan proceeds

·         Line of credit makes funds available upon request


What are the costs involved with a reverse mortgage?

·         There are closing costs, which can be financed into the loan.  These may include an origination fee, title insurance, appraisal, mortgage insurance premiums and escrow fees.

·         Typically, there are no out of-pocket expenses

·         The customer is expected to continue to maintain the property, pay real estate taxes and home ownership premiums.


How is the loan repaid?

·         The balance due comes from the home sale proceeds or a refinance.  There is no requirement that the home be sold, only that the loan be repaid.


For more information, please visit

When: Thursday, September 26, 2013 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: Danielle Rosellison, Security First Mortgage

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