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Rogers TV London video Promoting Music Festival
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Announcements (mostly from President Gerry's notes)
The Shadow Pandemic
  • Rotary is promoting the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
  • Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified. This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and we need a global collective effort to stop it. As COVID-19 cases continue to strain health services, essential services, such as domestic violence shelters and helplines, have reached capacity. More needs to be done to prioritize addressing violence against women in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
  • UN Women provides up-to-date information and support to vital programmes to fight the Shadow Pandemic of violence against women during COVID-19.
  • https://www.un.org/en/observances/ending-violence-against-women-day
Interactors were at work painting the Salvation Army. See facebook pictures Gerry shared:
This is tricky to paint freehand, but the secret is to have a projector with the outline as in the picture below:
  • 1. Received note from Pat Martyn. George’s sister, Margaret Ferguson passed away. Members recalled their time with her.
  • 2 Rotaract Canada thank you note. One year ago, our club contributed to Rotaract Canada; they sent a card of thanks.
  • 3 thank you from Diane Chantler for donation of $250 to the Railway City Rotary Club for their Totes for Teens, and other community projects for Christmas.
  • 4 cheque presentations pictures will be in “This Month in Elgin”.
  • 5. Also received a call from Scott Carrie (pres of RCRC). They are floating the idea of putting up lights at the Rotary splashpad for the drive by Christmas parade. He was to contact city about this. But if go-ahead, anyone interested in helping out putting up light? Requested update- have not heard back.
  • 6. 100 people who care: as of today they are at 80%:
  • 7. Our 9December noon zoom guest will be Rotary International President Nominee Jennifer Jones. (2022-2023) Jennifer will be sharing Rotary's perspective on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. December 9
  • Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    Passcode: 056177
  • 8. December 16, DG David Elliott will zoom in, he would like to know from us what we would like him to talk about.
  • 9. Board meeting scheduled Monday November 30 10:00 to discuss strategic plan
  • 10. Christmas kettle campaign: call Scott 519-631-6202
  • 11. Next week, December 2, Foundation AGM
  • 12. Rotary International had the difficult but necessary decision to suspend both short-term and long-term Rotary Youth Exchange through 30 June 2021.
  • BLACK FRIDAY - SHOP THE BLOCK IN DOWNTOWN ST THOMAS this Friday November 27th, 2020 - many businesses will be offering Black Friday specials and will be open until 9:00 pm for your shopping pleasure: (Check back often as the list grows)

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