Copy
2019-11-16
STRCRC Meeting

WHEN
November 13, 2019 at 5:30pm
Fellowship at 5:10pm

WHERE
St. Thomas Roadhouse
Bar & Grill
837 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, ON
 
Upcoming Meetings

November 20, 2019 - Committee Meetings/Board Meeting 

November 27, 2019 - Shelter Box Presentation

December 4, 2019 - Aqua Box Presentation
Sgt-at-Arms Report

Absences & Regrets please e-mail to
boardmembers@strcrc.org

Make-up Meetings
http://rotaryeclubone.org/
STRCRC Board

Scott Carrie
president@strcrc.org

presidentelect@strcrc.org

vicepresident@strcrc.org

Helen Campbell
treasurer@strcrc.org

Natalie Redman
secretary@strcrc.org

Wade Coombs
pastpresident@strcrc.org

All Board Members
boardmembers@strcrc.org
 
First Four Rotarians (L-R)
Silvester Schiele, Paul Harris, Hiram Shorey, and Gustavus Loehr

 
Quick Link Rotary

Archive for STRCRC
Train Whistle Archive

The Rotary Foundation
Foundation Donations

Rotary District 6330
District Website

Rotary International
Rotary Intl Website
Four-way Test
STRCRC Banner
St Thomas Railway City Rotary Club Minutes - November 13, 2019
Attendance: Helen C, Roger C, Diane C, Bill C, Anna C, Al G, Scott C, Curtis R, Sandy W, Paul N, Ann L, Mark F, Barb C, Sue B
Regrets: Eleanor R, Natalie R

Guests: Lisa Matchim (host mom), Joan Fisher (London South)
Welcome - President Scott @ 5:30pm
O' Canada 
4 Way Test 

Guest Speaker 
Diane introduced our guest speaker Helen Campbell. Helen shared her personal story about Polio and how it affected her mom and her whole family. A truly inspirational message!
- the last case of Polio in Canada was in 1979. In 1980's Rotary International took on the goal to immunize every child, starting in the Philippines. 
- we are very close to eradicating this disease (it costs $1/child) 
- 2 Countries where it is left right now is Afghanistan and Pakistan; unfortunately the numbers are up a bit this year but we are getting close to eradication.
- If we stopped immunizing, it is predicted that Polio will return to 200,000 cases in 10 years.
- Joan Fisher described her efforts to coordinate a Polio Display at the Children's Museum which included an Iron Lung. This display was available over World Polio Day for 10 days at the end of October.
- Sandy suggested that explore ways to video Helen's presentation about Polio to share with the public. 

Club Business
- December 18, 2019 STRCRC Christmas Party
- Diane reported that our Christmas Party is a go, fully catered Christmas Dinner; byo plates and cutlery; $25 pp - please bring a guest; your choice of FUN or FANCY - prizes for both categories . Invites will be emailed out this week.
- RSVP by Dec. 4th, 2019 to Sue. Money goes to Helen
- Helen announced all 4 District Grants have been approved
- Scott challenged each member to look for and invite prospective new members - please take and hand out our updated membership brochures

Motions/Club Decisions
N/A

Committee Updates

Fundraising
- Paul N
- Paul reminded members that we each need to take and sell tickets for our Dinner of the Month Draw

International - Mark F
N/A

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
- Sue and Al provided updates re: RYE - check our private Facebook page for updates on Lauren and Scott's adventures
- Anna gave her monthly report which told members about her many different activities at home, school and with Rotary
- Anna won her Inbound competition at the District Conference for her Italy display - so she won a trip to Toronto with a Rotary Family; Anna has been participating in Interact meetings and activities as well as our own hands on service.

Administration - Bill C
N/A

Polio Update/Challenge
- Scott's challenge to our Club was to collect $1500 which he would match. Tonight's total was $1387 and member Mark Fagan  enthusiastically offered to round it up to $1500 so we cold make his target. This will be matched by RI and then the Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation, making our Club's collection of $1500 turn into $9000. That is incredible! We just helped 9000 children!

Member News
- Diane and Bill Chantler leave November 14th, for Friendship Rotary Trip to South Africa for 2 weeks
- Joan Fisher encouoraged us to check out London Rotary Auction (londonrotaryauction.com) 

Upcoming Events
- November 17th, 2019 - Anna moves to her second host family: Karen and Richard Auckland in Talbotville
- January 8th, 2019 - Anna's presentation about her home town and country of Italy

Respectfully submitted by:
Natalie Redman

Minutes taken by:
Sue Bandeen
Rotary District 6330 PR/Social Media Video
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
Website Website
Email Email
YouTube YouTube
Copyright © 2019 St Thomas Railway City Rotary, All rights reserved.


unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp