Rotaserver 8Dec 21 Social and Club Assembly
 
President Barbara opened the meeting with the gong.  9 members present sang O Canada, toasted the Queen and Country and Rotary International, and recited the 4-way test led by Bill Horn.
 
Our scheduled speaker was unavailable due to work and is re-scheduled for the New Year.  A TED talk video was unable to be viewed but Barbara will send out the link in an email.
 
A Club Assembly ensued and notes will be emailed to members.
 
Announcements
  1.  Our Christmas buffet dinner and program is scheduled for Wednesday December 15, 2021 with Social at 5:00 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Trudy has 15 RSVPs so far so we will use our usual smaller room.  Please RSVP immediately if you plan to attend. Trish will be Greeter and Bill will be Fine Master. Ron will do his usual Sergeant-At-Arms role. An “Open Mic” session will be available where participants may tell a Christmas story or talk about a Christmas tradition.
  2. December 22, 2021 – Zoom Auction of St. Thomas Railway City Rotary Club – Barbara will send a link for meeting. Start time: 5 p.m.
Fine Master
Gerry Janssen, our Assistant Governor for Area 10 gave a quiz on District Governors and Clubs.  When asked what attracted a potential new member to Rotary, the respondent Gerry talked to cited a visible presence in the community where Rotarians are working on active community projects.
 
50/50
The draw was won by Malcolm Rust
 
Happy Finns
Mark – grateful that Catharine encouraged him to reach out to Doug Tarry Ltd. for next year’s sponsorship.  He has an interview date. Also, happy for the Rotary International Foundation.
Bill – toured us through the many highlights of the recent US trip with Maggie:  Noah’s Ark exhibit in Kentucky, celebration of US Thanksgiving with his son, saw “Rock City” Christmas décor with granddaughter and her Mom, took a walking tour of caverns, looked through 2 museums and the Bloomington, Illinois e-car plant which is 3 million sq. ft. and employs 4000 people.  The whole trip was topped off with a visit to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for a concert and Opryland.
Stew – optimistic for future media, bought a sailboat on the weekend
Trudy – Nic’s birthday and Girls’ weekend in Toronto complete with a ride up the CN Tower
Malcolm – Grandchildren paid weekend visit, President Barbara capably presiding over our deliberations
Gerry – unravelling the meaning of “5 for 5:30” time for our events, a new hat, Area Zoom meeting successful, got flu shot yesterday
Barbara – Daughter Ashley was chosen as the chief resident for Canadian Association for Mental Health – Congratulations Ashley!
 
This from Sam Murray as a follow up of the  Water First Webinar:
I am not sure if Atshpi is a water technician - his formal job is the Indigenous Skills & Employment Training Programs Manager with Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation. Do you mind changing that, if it hasn't already been sent out?
 
Thank you again! I am so glad your club was able to make it and enjoyed the event! We hope to have many more in the future.
 
Thanks, 
Sam
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Sam Murray
Development Manager
Water First - Strong Communities. Safe, Clean Water.
Registered Canadian Charity: 
83852 5269 RR0001
 
The following is a link of the Power Point presentation from Presentation from last week re:"Intro to the Muslim Community"