Attendance: Kathy, Sandy, Al, Roland, Bill, Diane, Scott, Ann, Dagmar, Paul, Bob, Wade, Brian
Regrets: Natalie, Sue, Helen
Guests: Paul Jenkins, Chamber of Commerce
Welcome -President Paul @ 5:30 pm
Guest speaker- Paul Jenkins
Bob Ward introduced Paul Jenkins- Chamber of Commerce
Highlights of talk by Paul Jenkins:
-Paul highlighted the importance of civic organizations like Rotary in the holiday seasons.
He has been in this role since March 2020 previously CEO STEGH foundation.
The purpose of the Chamber is to bring people together in business/ in person connection.
Role of the Chamber during the Pandemic
-Got manufacturing to assist in production of PPE
-Advocated for small business, identify revenue sources to sustain operations, clarifying issues with the health unit
-Dispersing rapid antigen tests, Staysafeelgin.ca civic organizations eligible.
Business after 5:00pm Royal Oak Dec. 8
Shop Local campaign Horton Market
Nominees for Impact Awards Feb. 24th St. Anne’s Centre
Questions- Scott thanked our speaker
Financial Report - Helen
Art Auction-Sandy and Ann-9 pieces of art to auction. Get your family together to participate on the night. Ann has made up 5 baskets as prizes. Sandy has asked for computer support from Wade.
Fundraising - Paul
Jackpot Bingo- Eleanor
International - Mark F
Local Community Service - Sandy
Scott-Pinafore lights Nov. 27th-Come out and help decorate the splashpad. Bring a ladder and extension cords if you have them.
Inn out of the Cold-has been in touch with Freemans re: delivery of freezer. Paul bought two coffee urns and a soup warmer with money left over. There is still a bit of money left. He is going to use it to purchase something else the Inn needs.
Meal pick ups for the next 3 weeks are arranged. Sue this week, then Wade and Dagmar on the 19th.
Wade – Apple packing for Christmas care set for Dec. 11th at Great Lakes Farm to start at 9:00am. Wade will send out a schedule and arrange for two teams. Please let him know if you are available. Jane and her family and our two students plus our Rotary student would also like to help out.
Bill/Diane-Wildflowers- Thanks to everyone who helped out at the Christmas Market. Parking event of the century. Jane reported that attendance was about 2000. Jane donated $3500 to Rotary for our help with the parking. The cheque presentation was today out at Wildflowers. Bill reported that this year the club raised about $13,500 at Wildflowers. Over the last two years it has been roughly $22,000 to support all the club’s projects. It is a chance for new members to meet everyone in the club in person and not just on Zoom. Thanks to Hannah our new Rotary exchange student for assisting during the first shift.
Horton Street Market- Sandy
Rotary Youth Exchange - Al G
Social Media - Sue B.
Administration - Bill C
Happy Birthday, Sue!
Members had Happy Bucks!
The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by:
Minutes taken by:
Kathy Wilson (Court)