Weekly Meetings – 19 and 26 May, 2021 – Via Zoom
  • Honouring Indigenous Persons (HIP) presentation District 6330 noon Zoom 19 May21: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5EqxoiqxNQ We are asked to start a dialogue with our local indigenous nations. We can do that by learning about the culture through oral traditions, writings/books, APTN, and scheduling meetings. Nancy will ask Clay Melnike from District 6330 to speak to us about establishing dialogue with local Indigenous peoples. Ron’s grandson visited an indigenous nation and found youth in isolation, suicidal, and people severely damaged by colonialism and residential schools. Catharine reported of the difficulty she experienced while helping bring health services to Aboriginal communities while working with the federal government in Ottawa. Her son served by delivering COVID vaccines. We need to establish a trust relash\\relationship.
Pat Caven also spoke of projects in Cameroon and Guatemala that are struggling because of local unrest.
  • June 5: celebration of 50 years of Rotary Youth Exchange. Starts at 9:00 am, no cost. Register on district site: http://www.rotary6330.org
  • May 19 Board : decided to donate $500 to India Relief Project (oxygen concentrators)DONE.
  • Rotary Clubs of London Bottle Drive June 12
  • Tulip campaign: good news: all 500 boxes that the District had available are spoken for. The bad news: no more sales. Our club has ordered 60 boxes, which will enable us to make a donation to Polio Plus of at least $800. I would ask that those of you who have not yet prepaid to do so soon so I can send in our payment to the district coordinator (cheque, cash or etransfer to gtjanssen@gmail.com .
  • Thursday, 27 May, at 12:00 noon: fifth webinar in the accountability and inclusion series: “Building a Welcoming Community for People with Disabilities”. Everyone Register at:  https://rotary-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EPWYxK45SxOG5nUtpMus-Q                                                                                          
  • Catharine announced that she has completed training courses and is now a Certified Holistic Cancer Care Coach. She will add a series of coaching sessions to her business at http://www.BracaShirts.ca  .
  • Please let President Gerry know if and when you would be available to do either a two hour of four hour shift and help promote our club and one of our worthy causes at the Horton St Market. He has a signup sheet.
  • The New Tour committee will meet next Tuesday.
  • May 11th, District 6330 Rotaract committee invited Michael Angelo Caruso to present, Liftoff: How to Find Mentors and Retain a Network That Helps You Soar! Here is the link from his presentation; https://youtu.be/RpyY4xue1Lg
  • Register for the virtual RI Convention: https://convention.rotary.org/en/taipei/speakers
  • Stay tuned for announcement about the venue for the changeover meeting 23Jun21
Program 26May21:
Stove Team Project, Stratford Rotary Club  https://www.esrag.org/commit-stove-project