STRCRC Meeting

November 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Fellowship at 5:10 pm

St. Thomas Roadhouse
Bar & Grill
837 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, ON
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December 4, 2019 - Aqua Box Presentation

December 11, 2019 - Annual General Meeting

December 18, 2019 - STRCRC Christmas Party
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Scott Carrie

Helen Campbell

Natalie Redman

Wade Coombs

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St Thomas Railway City Rotary Club Minutes - November 27, 2019
Attendance: Helen C, Al G, Scott C, Curtis R, Sandy W, Paul N, Ann L, Mark F, Natalie R, Anna, Wade C, Roger C, Barb C
Regrets: Bill C, Diane C, Eleanor R

Guests: Thank you to all our guests tonight
Welcome - President Scott @ 5:30 pm
O' Canada 
4 Way Test 

Guest Speaker 
Laura Melnick - Shelterbox
- Shelterbox started in 2000, in the UK then moved to Canada and the US
- 1.2 million boxes have been sent out since 2000 from Canada alone
- 88 million people displaced in 2018 throughout the world
- provides emergency shelter to aid Communities in their own recovery
- since 2000, Shelterbox has responded to over 300 disasters, worked in over 100 Countries, helped well over 1,200,00 people, become a leader in humanitarian shelter sector
- Criteria needs to be met before response; need, aide, resources, time
- no need to give Shelterbox back, pay it forward to families who need them
- 4 types of Shelterbox kits; extreme cold, extreme heat, conflict areas to blend in...(missed the 4th)
- smaller Shelter kits for repairs; walls, roof etc.
- transforms shelter into a home, customize to each family
- Shelterbox started with a Rotarian 
- Rotary assists with fundraising and on location after a disaster
- Shelterbox costs $1000 Canadian to provide a temporary home for 1 family

Club Business
- December 11, 2019 Civic Awards, we are all welcome after 6:45 pm to attend the Art Gallery
- December 18, 2019 STRCRC Christmas Party, RSVP by December 4, 2019

Motions/Club Decisions

Committee Updates

- Paul N
- Dinner of the Month Draw tickets on sale

International - Mark F

Local Community Service - Sandy
- December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Apple packing at Elgin Centre  (all hands on deck - bring a friend too!)

Rotary Youth Exchange - Al G
Out Bound students 
- wanted to do this for a while
- will help her to become more independent, will assist in her leadership role to become more social
- 3 dreams locations; South Korea, Japan, France 
- was alternate last year
- inspired by family/brother who went to Norway
- once in a lifetime opportunity
- 3 dream locations; Germany, Norway, Sweden
- welcomed both Out Bound students, she feels they are two good candidates 

Administration - Bill C

Polio Update/Challenge

Member News

Upcoming Events
- January 8th, 2019 - Anna's presentation about her home town and country of Italy

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