The Rotary Club of
St Thomas


St. Thomas-Elgin Second Stage Housing
Mickie Keefer, Executive Director, Second Stage Housing (SSH) has supported victims of domestic abuse for 30 years in our community.  The SSH provides transitional supports and safe housing to women with or without children when they are leaving abusive relationships.  Their 12 apartment complex  offers a stable environment in which  women may access a variety of supports to help them make long term plans for independent living . Information, support and practical resources are available to women regardless of age, color, religion, education, economic status or ability who have identified a commitment to move beyond the abuse.  The women's support program  enables women to work through their anger, regain their independence and start making decisions for themselves. SSH plays a significant role working with other community supports to stop the violence and to assist in creating a safe future for women and children in Elgin County. Mickie was thanked by Ron Somerville, former employee at SSH and long-time supporter.
Fireside discussion. President Trish shared a summary on the items discussed.  Approval of the Board will be required before those ideas are activated upon the recommendation of committees etc. 
50/50. Won by Jen Babcock (spouse Matthew) who brought 10 day old Hunter Matthew William for his first club meeting. Hunter's older brother is Mason.
Assignments 21 Feb  ASSA Ron. Greeter: Bill; Fine Master: Suzanne
Happy Fins
Nancy (3)  AG training; St.Hilda's St. Luke's Anglican church welcoming local Muslims for Friday prayers; St. Valentine`s Day.
Trudy (2)  Great to see Jen and Hudson; glad to have Nick back from vacation.
Stew (2)  Another Music Festival committee meeting on Friday. Things are coming together well.
Bill (2)  Welcome to Jen and baby Hudon; his grandson had a birthday.
Trish (2) Glad to have Jen back with us with Hudson; thanking Mickie for her talk today.
Ron (4)  Welcome Hudson, Joy`s birthday, glad to have Ed Willson back and well again.
Adriana (2)  Nephew is now healthy again; Valentine`s Day
Jen (2)  Thanked everyone for their good wishes; thankful for the support of her family
21 Feb 2018 see above listing             
07 March
14 March
21 March
Davey M.
28 March Ron  Ed  Pat Martyn
Editor: Malcolm 
Upcoming Events
Music Festival committee Centre st Baptist Church
Centre St Baptist Church
Feb 16, 2018 9:00 AM
David Elliot East Coast Kitchen
Feb 21, 2018 12:15 PM
No Regular Meeting- week of Music Festival
Feb 28, 2018
Blair Pierce - Cancer Society and Board meeting
Wayside Dining Lounge
Mar 07, 2018 12:15 PM
Ken Brooks - Elgin Oxford Legal Clinic
Mar 14, 2018 12:15 PM
Shamrock Shuffle for Inn Out of the Cold
Mar 17, 2018 7:30 AM
Addiction Services Thames Valley
Mar 21, 2018 12:15 PM
Pat Cavan from District-Hand Up project Cameroon
Wayside Dining Lounge
Mar 28, 2018 12:15 PM
Kenneth Spirling or "Ollie Pale" Therapeutic Clown
Wayside Dining Lounge
Apr 04, 2018 12:15 PM
Interactors meet with Club
Apr 11, 2018 12:15 PM
Club Information
Visitors Welcome
Changes to regular meetings see "Upcoming Events"
We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Wayside Dining Lounge
10680 Sunset Road
Talbotville, ON  N0L 2K0
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