Posted by Dave Colquhoun on Oct 20, 2017
 
We took our meeting ‘on the road’ this morning and enjoyed a delicious breakfast at one of Lake Country’s newest businesses – the Cream ‘n’ Bean Coffee House.
 
For business owners, Jason Leonard and Shandell Smith, the Cream ‘n’ Bean represents the fulfillment of a dream to own and operate a restaurant business.  Jason previously operated landscaping companies in the Yukon and the Okanagan but recently saw an opportunity to open a food business to cater to visitors to the very popular Kangaroo Farm, located on Main Street.
   
All natural, Fair Trade coffee and tea are just two of the menu items which are offered.  The food menu also includes several full breakfast options, as well as, home-made perogies, borsch, and delicious flavoured ice cream rolls!  After just four months of operation, the future for the business looks very bright, judging by the positive comments made by our hungry Rotarians.
 
Rotary News!
 
The process of selecting students for our Rotary Youth Exchange Program is going well.  Margaret, Monika and Dan recently interviewed two excellent candidates from George Elliot High School and have recommended that they both be interviewed by the District selection team.
 
Your Rotary Executive propose to commit $1 thousand to partner with the Ogopogo and Sunrise Rotary Clubs on a global grant application to Support Honduras.  We will receive a budget update and consider this request at our next breakfast meeting.
 
The Club will be preparing a District Grant application, in partnership with other Okanagan Rotary Clubs, for $10 thousand to develop the lower level of the Lake Country Food Bank as a regional food recovery and distribution centre.
 
We are also investigating the idea of supporting a drop-in centre to support caregivers of Alzheimers' and other seriously ill patients, in partnership with the Winfield United Church.  There will be more discussion of this idea at future meetings.
 
Our next meeting on October 26 will be a Club Assembly, which will include a budget update and discussion of Christmas Party plans.