First of all, apologies for multiple mailings today. Dave Colquhoun and I are trying to figure out the sequence of steps needed to post a bulletin and/o message through the ClubRunner system. If this reaches you, it means that one of us has figured out the system – this time, anyway.
When Gayle Voyer, the territory manager for Canadian Blood Services (CSB) visited our club on Thursday May 20, we learned that Wednesday August 30 was available for a blood donor clinic in Lake Country. At the next meeting, April 27th, the club voted to sponsor a clinic August 30.
CSB has now accepted our offer.
CSB will choose a location – possibly Winfield Memorial Hall, or the Community Complex (at George Eliot Secondary). The club’s responsibility will be to round up donors. To make the clinic viable, CSB needs 100-120 blood donors that day. We will need to contact other organizations – other service clubs, for example, but also recreational and religious organizations – to get their members to come out and give blood.
A dependable supply of blood is crucial for saving lives, especially during the Vacation travel season. Sponsoring this clinic will make Rotary more visible and more respected in the community.