MINUTES OF MEETING : AUGUST 22, 2017

ROTARY GRACE

O Lord, The Giver of all good,

We thank Thee for our daily food

May Rotary friends and Rotary ways

Help us to serve Thee all our days.

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Grace: Janice Coupland

O Canada: Peter Dueck

Toast To The Queen : Shawn Kellam

GUESTS/VISITING ROTARIANS:

Visiting Rotarians: Lorne Coe from the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise (and our guest spaker)

Guests: None tonight

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

August 22 – Happy Birthday to Kim Boatman

August 23 – Happy Birthday to Terry Lynn Larocque

August 28 – Happy Birthday to Devon Biddle

August 31 – Happy Birthday to Dave Andrews

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Past Pres Dave: - Roger Anderson, Chair of the Regional Municipality of Durham is our keynote speaker on Aug 29. This is a great opportunity to Bring a Friend, Bring your Spouse, Bring a Prospective Member. We need to let the Golf Club know by Aug 22. Dave sent out the list and asked ; are you coming? Yes or No. If you are bringing guests : how many ? We know who is not coming. We need to know who is coming and how many. UPDATE: 4 people have still not yet indicated whether or not they will be attend the meeting or bringing guests. We need the FINAL number now. Please let Dave know as soon as possible.

Past Pres HildaBe sure to volunteer to be greeter / bulletin editor and registration desk volunteer this year. The list went around to sign up.

Editor's Note: There are still a number of holes in the volunteer list to be greeter / bulletin editor and registration . We need everyone in the Club to volunteer when asked. It makes it easier on those volunteers who carry the work load week in and week out . Please let Hilda know if you can help.

Past Pres Lennis – Has Rotary hats available for $20. Come and get them. AND there is a Kids' Safety Village Committee and Board meeting on August 28 at 7 pm at the Kids Safety Village.

Janice – “ down the stretch they come “ – Please pay on Tuesday,, if you have not yet done so, for the balance of your $48.08 admission for our WOODBINE – Saturday, August 26. We will meet on the 2nd floor at 11:45 am. We have been upgraded to a diffferent dining room. Buffet served from noon to 3 and races are 1 to 5 pm. Total cost is $48.08 includes tea and coffee and includes a $10 Voucher for the casino. Kim has tow tickets already paid for and she cannot attend. If you would like them, they are yours. Please see Kim.

Past Pres HildaBe sure to volunteer to be greeter / bulletin editor and registration desk volunteer this year. The list went around to sign up.

Editor's Note: There are still a number of holes in the volunteer list to be greeter / bulletin editor and registration . We need everyone in the Club to volunteerr when asked. It makes it easier on those volunteers who carry the work load week in and week out . Please let Hilda know if you can help.

Pres Ted – We are holding our joint meeting with the Oshawa Rotary Club and are inviting all Rotarians in District 7070 to a Rotary Friendship Day at Parkwood on Sept 25 from noon to 1:30 pm. Speaker: Samantha George, Curator of Parkwood. Lunch and optional tours of Parkwood. We would cancel our Sept 26 meeting at the Golf Club. Cost per person is $75. If you bring a guest, that person would be $60 . It is estimated that $15 of the $75 ticket would be donated to the Rotary Foundation and between the 2 clubs, you would recieves award points towards your next Paul Harris Fellow. This Day is reminissent of the District 707 Freindship Days hosted by the Oshawa Rotary Club in the 1950's and 60's when Colonel Sam was still alive and he hosted everyone at Parkwod. Our members decided to proceed and hold the joint meeting and host Rotary Friendship Day with the Oshawa Rotary Club on Sept 25 with the two clubs working together. Please go to the event page on the www.rotary7070.org website for Sept 25 and register you and any of your guests.

The Sept 26 regular meeting of our Rotary Club is CANCELLED.

Pres Ted – the next Board of Directors Meeting is Sept 19

Pres Ted - October 3 – is going to be District Governor Neil Phillips Official Visit and we are having a joint meeting at the Oshawa Golf Club with the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Bowmanville . Regular time: Fellowship half hour from 6 to 6:30 pm and the meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 pm. Regular price of $22.00

 

REMINDERS:

Vice Pres Linda – is collecting volunteer hours for all of our service projects this year, starting July 1 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 and they will be entered into the projects at on Rotary Club Central for all of us to see. Keep track of all of your hours and report them to Linda for each project (committee meetings, research, investigation, donations, etc) .

Pres Ted - Priority #1 Membership Seminar... September 23rd, 2017

From District 7070 Membership Chair, Virginia O'Reilly: It is a new Rotary year and what a great way to kick it off - the next installment of our Membership Seminar!! Let's keep the momentum going! Hear about what is working for clubs in our district, new ideas and the impact these are having on membership. Discuss what your club is doing, how it is working and discover how to make it better. On Saturday September 23rd, we are invited , from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the next installment of our Membership Seminar at Centennial College Event Centre - 6th Floor, Progress Campus, 937 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON. Parking available and free on Saturdays. Registration will be open to the first 50 people who sign up on line. And you can use this link to register instead: Register Online

Pres TedRotary Foundation Walk is set for Sept. 10 at Heydenshore Pavillion - Whitby from 8 am to 1 pm. Be sure to get a copy of the pledge form on-line at the www.rotary7070.org website and start collecting money and pledges from your friends, relatives and neighbours and business associates. And tax receipts will be available for donations of $20 or more. Kathy Beattie and her District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk Committee will be here, at our Club, on Aug 15 to answer all questions.

Pres Ted - Reminded us all that last week , we receievd our annual invoice to pay our Rotary dues for 2017-18. Our DUES ARE DUE. He also reminded us of the voluntary contributions on the bottom of the invoice to the Annual Programs Fund of The Rotary Foundation and the $20 contribution to the Rotary Foundation PolioPlus Campaign. Our Treasurer Devon Biddle will look after seeing that you receive your recognition points for your next Paul Harris Fellow Award and also your tax receipt for the two Rotary Foundation donations.

Past Pres LennisWe will need your help at all of the events at The Kids Safety Village: Halloween at the Kids Saftey Village is on Saturday October 28, and this year The Holiday Event will start Nov 17 and run through Nov 25. Lennis is asking for our help. If you are able to help the Kids Safety Village, our Signature Project, at any of these events, please see Lennis.

Pres Ted – Bill Irwin is celebrating 50 years in Rotary and the Rotary Club of Whitby is honouring Bill at the Sept 19 meeting at 7:00 am. If you wish to attend, please let Presdient Shauna Moore or Pres Ted know as soon as possible,

Pres Ted – We are holding our joint meeting with the Oshawa Rotary Club and are inviting all Rotarians in District 7070 to a Rotary Friendship Day at Parkwood on Sept 25 from noon to 1:30 pm. Speaker: Samantha George, Curator of Parkwood. Lunch and optional tours of Parkwood. We would cancel our Sept 26 meeting at the Golf Club. Cost per person is $75. If you bring a guest, that person would be $60 . It is estimated that $15 of the $75 ticket would be donated to the Rotary Foundation and between the 2 clubs, you would recieves award points towards your next Paul Harris Fellow. This Day is reminissent of the District 707 Freindship Days hosted by the Oshawa Rotary Club in the 1950's and 60's when Colonel Sam was still alive and he hosted everyone at Parkwod. Our members decided to proceed and hold the joint meeting and host Rotary Friendship Day with the Oshawa Rotary Club on Sept 25 with the two clubs working together.

The Sept 26 regular meeting of our Rotary Club is CANCELLED.

Pres Ted – the next Board of Directors Meeting is Sept 19

Pres Ted - Reminded us all of the Events coming up and asked everyone to sign up on line today:

Sept 10 – Rotary Foundation Walk - Heydenshore , Whitby – 8:30 am to 1:pm

Sept 23 – Membership Matters Seminar – Centennial College , Scarborough – 8 am to 2 pm

Sept 25 - Roatry Friendship Day In Oshawa at Parkwood Estate – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Nov 3 and 4 – Rotary District 7070 Conference – White Oaks – Niagara On The Lake

Past Pres Dave – We are once again participating with the Rotary E Club of Southern Ontario in the successful Super Bowl Raffle. Raffle tickets to win a trip to the Super Bowl game – First Prize: 2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Minnesota (person's name on the ticket must be the person picking up the tickets) , + 4 nights hotel accommodation + $1,000 US; Second Prize: $1,000 US; Third Prize: $500 US . – Tickets will be available in a few weeks , thanks to Robbie. Sell before Nov 22. Our club gets 25% of what we sell. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 . Canadian Funds