Examples given included sources for help if you are the victim of domestic violence, to information on where is the Christmas Parade, to where am I if you were suddenly afflicted with dementia. Also at the meeting the Oktoberfest committee announced that the profit for this year’s event was just under ,000 with the sponsored charity of ‘Our Kids Count' to get 1/3 and our club to keep the balance. We were greeted at the door today by Bonnie Moore and Bruce Nelson.President Darren Fisk started the meeting with the French National Anthem to commemorate those who suffered and lost their lives in the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. The club had a busy agenda today commencing with a very respectful Remembrance Day Service with members of the Thunder Bay colour guard militia including a presentation on all aspects of Canadian involvement in military actions dating from WW1 to the present deployments in the Middle East by Regimental Sergeant –Major George Romick.On behalf of the happy recipients, (Rev) Ed Long thanked our club. Judy De Cicco, Executive Director, Thunder Bay and District Humane Society, presented today on "Take the Lead-the TB and District Spay and Neuter Clinic." She is pictured (at right along with president Fisk and colleague Sue Rob of TBDHS). President-elect Vonnie Cheng chaired today's meeting and is pictured with guest speaker John Pateman, Chief Librarian and CEO of TBPL.Ms De Cicco is clearly passionate about animals, and the program will help tackle the large overpopulation of pets. Though John did answer questions on the library in today's frenetic world, his specified purpose was to "enlighten" members on a special community initiative entitled the "World War 1 Thunder Bay Project." TBPL is partnering with a number of interested groups to provide a web based portal to help us remember the role of Thunder Bay in the great (WW1) war.This is because of the rich educational experience they receive and the excellent pastoral care which promotes their positive attitudes and self confidence.
Bob Tomlinson, dressed in red, thanks Prince Arthur Hotel ‘s Richard Toffanello for yet another year of faithful service in setting up the rooms for club meetings, serving food and attending to various and sundry requirements of Rotarians.
However the personal touch, face to face still holds sway... New Rotarian Peter Viitala entered the Rotary family at our first 2016 meeting with fanfare. Roly Turner, current (in his 4th year) Rotary District Foundation Chair, delivered a masterful explanation of the Rotary Foundation.
so he encouraged everyone to partner with their pharmacist.. Bryan was introduced by Brenda Winter (pictured on right with Brian in the middle and President Darren Fisk on the left), and thanked by Martti (he lives with pharma). Here he is fêted with (Left to Right) President Fisk, Peter, Past President Seppo Paivalainen, and proposer PP Dave Legge. Specifically his Power Point presentation (see link) was entitled “ an Introduction to the Programs and their Funding.” This is essential material for all members wishing to familiarize themselves with the “big” picture of Rotary internationally; highly regarded as a foundation globally.
Guest Speaker at Today's Meeting Pictured above on the left is guest speaker Marie Klassen, the Executive Director of the Lakehead Social Planning Council with Rotarian Cheryl-Lyn Lamers, who introduced the speaker.
The topic for today was the community service titled '211'.