Rotary Rays – October 21, 2013
Presiding: President Ron Fraser
Writer: Dave Harris
Your Hosts: The Rotary meeting today was hosted by the Great October/April POD.
Guests: Liam McCreery brought along his lovey daughter Kathleen for lunch.
Birthday’s and Anniversaries – Joe Odumodu on Oct 23rd
50/50 Draw – Richard Holmes drew the Ace of Clubs for a 15% share of the pot. Total $ to be disclosed later.
Sergeant at Arms: Robin Ferro handled the duties very well but your writer failed to take an accurate record of such fines and happy bucks. Suffice to say that there was significant happiness in the club today.
Club News: Francis read an update from our Outbound student Nathan on his experience in Thailand so far. Hazel reported that we raised $24.70 for Polio last meeting.
Meals on Wheels: Fred Fenton is looking for drivers at lunch, the week of November 11-15th.
There is a container packing bee at Norwich public school on November 9th need as many people as we can in 2 shifts 9-12 and 12-3 - signup online.
Speaker: Cheryl Ewing, Chair of the District 7080 Mexico Shoebox and More program.
Cheryl gave an enlightening account of her experiences in delivering this wonderful aid to Nogales Mexico over the past 10 years. Her goal was to give our club and understanding of what to expect on a trip and how much it might cost to be involved. Below are some key points from her talk
Their goal is to have a team of 12-14 Rotarians from Canada and the US travel to Nogales each January. They bring a combination of cash and goods across. What she has found is that once a club sends a member that the club has a much better understanding of the needs of the people and this allows clubs to better target specific items for delivery.