President Barbara opened the meeting with Oh Canada, toasts to Queen and Country and Rotary International and the 4-Way Test. Several members and a guest attended (some via Zoom)
Above: David Knoppert and President Barbara
The speaker was David Knoppert from the Rotary Club of Hyde Park on the topic of Solar Cookers for developing countries in Africa. David has received a meritorious award from RI.
Please see Slide Presentation: is the RI Environmental Sustainability Action Group is the website of the Clean Cooking Alliance refers to the leading edge technology for near net zero cooking. Smart phones can also be charged and light produced by this system. David is involved with this project in Haiti.
750 million open fires are used for cooking world-wide. These fires lead to breathing issues for the women who do the cooking and for children; and also to gender violence. Editorial comment: I like camping and I know how polluting and unhealthy campfires are. Please see the slide show by David to understand how our club can support financially through District and Global Grants.
Q&A: Malcom- life cycle? 10 years.
Barbara- Safety? Use same practices as with anything hot. Charge time is 4 hours.
Trish- Does system require a special pot? Yes, it is required and is provided with the system.
22Jun22 Changeover of Executive 5:30 social, 6:00 pm meal, at Pavilion beside lake at Pinafore Park
Proceeds from the 50/50 draw at the Home Show was $250.
Horton market last week was not busy but our volunteers collected $119 for STEGH. The market organizers want us to oversee a children’s colouring station, but we would need to establish a “Plan to Protect” system first.
Catharine reported on the “Tour” fundraiser and the many sponsors that are behind it.
Pat will send $800 to the YMCA Strong Kids children’s camp. That will use up all of the budget allocated for the YMCA this year.
Mark requested that the board investigate a different meeting location.
Invoices for next years membership dues have been sent out by President Barbara; to be a member, dues are payable by 30Jun22. Congratulations to Barbara for this efficient invoicing system using ClubRunner.
Sonja Glass District 6330 District Governor Nominee sent an email outlining Proposed 2022-2023 District 6330 Policies and Procedures to be discussed at District 6330 Annual Business Meeting. Discussion is about a District Policy regarding members and their interaction with youth and a District Crisis Management Plan.
District Governor Erin has completed Phd courses.
Happy Finns:
Mark- David’s talk, 60th birthday of wife celebrated at Storybook Park
Nancy- David’s talk
Pat- Birthday, Home show with Nancy, River Cruise Amazon, Solitude nature reserve planted red chestnut tree for us, David’s talk, winning 50/50
Gerry- David’s talk, friends from his previous work gathered
Barb- David’s talk, 3 kids coming home at same time
Fine Master: (Barbara) Name 7 areas of focus for Rotary – Women and children, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Environment, Literacy, Water, Disease prevention, Economic Development.