MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, June 22, 2021

                              Editor:  Hilda Finnigan

 

Meeting Called to Order at 7:05 pm by President Sue

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

Happy Birthday to David Penney on June 23rd and to Linda Biddle on June 28th .

 

Rotarians On The Call:    

Ted Morrison, Robbie Laroque, Allan Finnigan, Lennis Trotter, Hilda Finnigan, President Sue, Larry Hurren, Dave Andrews, Ana Rejab, Janice Coupland, Kris Sachdeva, Dave Penney, Bill Creamer, Heather Drakes

 

Guests:   

Dale Pratt guest of Ana Rejab, Ken Hurst Rotary Club of Ajax, Carol Dahlquist our guest speaker.

Ana introduced Dale who knew about Rotary, but not what we do.  He is from Guyana and has been in the recruitment industry so has seen the impact of the pandemic causing companies to close and now hoping to reopen.

 

HAPPY THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK: 

Pres. Sue went kayaking on Lake Scugog, a new experience, windy day!; also, happy to volunteer at Ajax Ribfest (drive through) and enjoyed the ribs

 Ken Hurst also thankful for a third successful drive through Ribfest

Dave Andrews happy to meet Dale

Ted Morrison happy to support Port Hope Rotary Club Lobsterfest – sold 17 dinners including Hilda and Al Finnigan; Also a SAD thought – Sharron won at golf – getting her lowest score ever – well done Sharron

Kris Sachdeva happy to have family visit for Father’s Day

Dave and Jan Penney out for Breakfast met Wayne and Carole Routley and enjoyed seeing and talking to them

Ana Rejab and family visited St. Jacob’s Market, enjoyed lunch and a ride in horse drawn bus

Heather Drakes got her second shot in Cobourg; commended Cobourg Rotarians for volunteering at the clinic and has a sign on her lawn

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

President Sue who welcomed our guests and reminded us of our District Conference this weekend June 25/26.

DUES are due!!  Invoices have been sent.

Catch the Ace will be active June 29, 2021

District Conference June 25/26;

Shelter Box at the home of Trish Best, 44 Solmar St., Whitby on the evening of Friday June 25 – please call to make an appointment

Oshawa Parkwood presenting a check (our grant) to Waverly Public School on Saturday June 26 @ 1PM – please let Pres. Sue know if you plan to attend – we are planning a socially distance picnic lunch to follow

 

            MANY MORE EVENTS LISTED BELOW – please read

 

SPEAKER:

Pres. Sue called on Ken Hurst to introduce our guest speaker, Carol Dahlquist from  Windreach Farm.  Ken who is himself, a member of the Board for Windreach spoke of Carol’s enthusiasm for Windreach Farm and its’ impact on the lives of the challenged individuals who attend there. Carol joined Windreach as Executive Director of Fundraising in 2014.

Carol began by thanking Rotary for support given to community charities. 

Since 1989 Windreach Farm has provided programs for all ages and types of challenges.  This starts with understanding the challenges of disabilities. Offering a variety of programs they strive to “inspire, improve and change lives”. Programs include Therapeutic Riding, Horticulture, Community Participation and Skills to name a few.  Beyond the Farm Gate is a program which brings small animals to the people – hospitals, schools, shelters, seniors homes, etc. There is a Day Visitors Program as well as Overnight Accommodation Program offering accessible showers, lifts if required.

As with most things, COVID has had a negative impact causing a need for reduced capacity, no summer camps, reduced revenue and less programs offered.  Most of the participants or programs are not adaptable to virtual presentation.

How Can We Help??  Volunteer/Support/Promote

Pres. Sue thanked Carol for her presentation.

For more info on Windreach Farm, here is a link: https://www.windreachfarm.org/

 

Adjourned Approx 8:05 pm

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER ROTARY EVENTS PLEASE READ THE SECTION AT THE

END OF THIS BULLETIN

 

UPCOMING ZOOM MEETINGS:

June 29, 2021     7 pm

July    6, 2021      7 pm

July  13, 2021      7 pm

July  20, 2021      7 pm

July  27, 2021      7 pm