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Stewart Shouldice presents the Harris bear on behalf of Ken Brooks from the Elgin Oxford Legal Clinic
Our local Legal Clinic
The clinic is staffed by an Indigenous Justice Coordinator, lawyers, and legal workers.  So free legal services are provided to the residents of Chippewa of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames and Munsee-Delaware Nation in addition to the residents of Elgin and Oxford.  The clinic’s story was told by Kenneth J. Brooks, Executive Director of Elgin-Oxford Legal Clinic.
Funded by Legal Aid Ontario it provides law services to low-income residents. Many are renters faced with fewer rental properties and rents beyond their ability to pay.  So there are many landlord and tenant issues.  Differences between the way the province and the federal government define “disability” often leads to people needing assistance to navigate the systems.  Negotiating Employment Insurance, workplace standards and wrongful dismissal are other areas where help is needed. With a history of mistrust between indigenous peoples and the government, the services of the Justice Cordinator are needed. Services are offered from the main office located at 98 Centre Street and their satellite offices located in Woodstock, Tillsonburg, Aylmer, Ingersoll, and West Lorne.
Happy Fins
Stew (2) Ken’s talk; a reminder of the focus on addictions at next week’s club meeting
Malcolm (1) Driving a different car this week having signed another lease. 2018 Nissan Murano
Nancy (3) Ken’s talk; club news she was able to share; spring is coming!
Adriana (2) Glad to be able to attend the club today; Ken’s talk
Bill (1) The Turkey vultures have arrived about their usual date. Another sign of Spring.
Club News
City Hall – Nancy reported the City is willing to develop space on their website for service clubs helping people to make contact.
International Water Day –Nancy issued a challenge to club members to mark World Water Day, Thursday 22 Mar by trying to reduce our use of water to 150 litres.  Average Canadian usage is 329 litres and Europeans use about ½ that amount.  The people of Cape Town, South Africa are attempting to reduce their consumption to 50 litres a day.  Club members accepting the challenge are invited to donate $5 for Rotary water projects.
Members Survey
Most club members have completed the recent survey.  Nancy thanked everyone and will be tabulating the responses.
Food trailer committee meeting
A reminder that the food trailer committee’s first 2018 meeting is scheduled for 1: 15 on Wednesday March 21 at the wayside.
Rotary training in Sarnia on April the seventh
March 15 is the last early bird day to register. The club will cover this cost.
Our hard working and faithful Club Treasurer - Mike Moore
Assignments: ASAA/Greeter/Fine Master
21 Mar - Davey/Nancy/Jennifer
28 Mar – Ron/Ed/Pat M
4 Apr – Ron/Dave P./Stew
11 Apr – Davey/Ron/Malcolm
Gerald Vreman, Chair of Rotary Music Festival
Katrina Wohlgemut
Winner of the Stephanie Leung Memorial Trophy and Scholarship
Alexander Friesen
Winner of the Silver Tray and Scholarship
Rachel Ginther
Winner of the Rose Bowl and Scholarship
Ashley Oaks School Band
Forest Park School Band
John Wise School Band
New Sarum School Band
Summers Corners School Band
Wortley Road School Band

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Changes to regular meetings see "Upcoming Events"

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Wayside Dining Lounge
10680 Sunset Road
Talbotville, ON  N0L 2K0
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