A letter to the BBCC Members from Tammy Pearce

Dear Fellow BBCC Members:
I want to thank the folks who voted me into service for the newly elected Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors position.

After the election a detailed sheet of director requirements was emailed to all involved and we were informed of the duties and events we all are expected to participate in.  I believe that making it a requirement that each and every Board Member must volunteer for something is a great turn of events as in years past it was always a handful that volunteered. This will spread out the duties and in turn not overload the people that do.

However, due to my schedule this coming year ranging from two surgeries, upcoming on site catering, and the Birch Bay Music Festival our President Jeff Carrington and I couldn’t find a place to plug me in, so regretfully I elected to step down to allow someone else the opportunity who is able to commit fully.

I am very disappointed that I am not on the front line of such a monumental year, but as always, I will always support the BBCC and will volunteer where I can.

Thank you and Happy 2015 and beyond to you all!

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Farewell 2014, Hello 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE BIRCH BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Birch Bay Ring of Fire & Hope sent 2014 off in terrific fashion. Hundreds of people came out to kick off the New Years events at the Bay. Flares were lit from Point Whitehorn to Birch Bay Village and lanterns were released by spectators. It was a crystal clear, beautiful night and we had a lot of fun!
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New Years Day kicked off with the 32nd Annual Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge! It was a gorgeous day, chilly, but just gorgeous. Over 250 people registered to take the plunge and thousands of spectators came out to cheer them on.
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This year was the 1st year that we were able to use the new Birch Bay Community Beach Park property to host the event. We had fires fit to warm the plungers as well as changing
tents available. The C Shop provided Free White Chocolate Polar Bear Lollipops for all of the participating kids, Thanks Alesse Family. Tammy & Dave from Bay Café provided Free Hot Cocoa & Coffee for all of our Plungers. Thanks, Guys!
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We would also like to give a shout out to North Whatcom Fire & Rescue District 13 and Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department for your assistance with this event. You guys rock and we all appreciate you!
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A HUGE Thank You to Whatcom County for the use of this property and for investing in our future here in Birch Bay. Our 1st event here was a success…THANK YOU!
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And if that didn’t sound like enough fun…after the plunge we headed up to the Birch Bay Waterslides for the 3rd Annual International Broom Hockey Tournament sponsored by the Blaine-Birch Bay Park & Rec. Team USA brought home the 13-7 win! Congratulations, Everyone!
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Thank you to Everyone who came out to help make all of these events possible. We couldn’t do this without all of our amazing members of the community, and the hard work and dedication of your volunteer Board of Directors.

We look forward to seeing you next New Years Eve!

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Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge – New Years Day

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL and CLICK ON ANNUAL POLAR BEAR PLUNGE . DO YOU HAVE A GREAT POLAR BEAR PLUNGE VIDEO? WE’D LOVE TO SEE IT! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE! Polar Bear

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts available at the Birch Bay Visitor Information Center

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Need some last minute Gift Ideas for the Holiday. Come and see us here at the Birch Bay Visitor Information Center at 7900 Birch Bay Drive, open Monday & Tuesday 10am-4pm.

We have our signature blue Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce T-shirts for $20.

We also have our Polar Bear Plunge Sweatshirts for $35. Available in Red or Navy.

Or buy the gift that will give back all year long…for only $50!
Our 2015 VIP Social Membership Card includes $55 of redeemable one time recreational punches at Birch Bay Waterslides, Paddle & Pedal Adventures and Miniature World. Plus a 10% discount at participating businesses. *See flyer or website for more details.

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The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce would like to wish you all a safe and happy Holiday Season!

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Give the Gift of Summer Fun from Birch Bay Waterslides

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Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) Advisory Committee Opening

BBWARM-LogoThe Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District is seeking citizens to serve on its advisory committee to represent local interests in Birch Bay’s stormwater program.  Applicants must reside in the BBWARM District and be registered voters.  Responsibilities include participating in public meetings and making recommendations regarding the implementation of the BBWARM stormwater program.  Appointments are made by the Whatcom County Council acting as the Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors.
Application instructions are available at www.whatcomcounty.us/boards/boards.jsp or at the County Council office at the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham.  Applications must be received by 10 AM January 6 to be included in the council meeting packet for review before appointments are made on January 13.  For more information go to www.bbwarm.whatcomcounty.org or call Ingrid Enschede, Program Specialist at Whatcom County Public Works, at 360.715-7450 x50787.  

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The Giving Tree in Birch Bay

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