Posted by Dave Colquhoun on Sep 08, 2017
Our Club Assembly this morning resulted in some very positive discussion and decisions about the Youth Exchange Program and how we can strengthen our Club.
We will renew our participation in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program in 2018/2019.  A leadership team was formed for this purpose, with Judy Guido, Brenda DeWonck, Dan Segal, Margaret Brown and Monika Speitelsbach as participating members.
To provide more opportunities for member engagement, one of our monthly breakfast meetings will allocated for an Executive meeting.  The meetings will be conducted in a Club Assembly format to allow members to participate.
Membership growth will be a major focus for the Club in the next year.  We will be scheduling more social events, paired with community service activities wherever possible, and focussing on social media and newspaper advertising and community outreach activities to outline the benefits of joining Rotary.  More discussion on this matter will occur at future meetings.
Job Well Done!
Monika Speitelsbach was recognized this morning as ‘Rotarian of the Month’ for her work in updating our Website, developing our Chamber of Commerce ad, and relieving for President Bernard during his absence.  Thank you, Monika, for your dedication to our Club!
Tom Roth, who is currently vacationing in Peru, also requested that I share a thank you note he received from Gayle Voyer, Territory Manager, Canadian Blood Service, regarding the Lake Country Blood Donor Clinic, on August 30, 2017.
‘What an amazing day out at the Lake Country Blood Donor Clinic!  Thanks to everyone’s help we collected 64 donations which was over the original goal – so thanks to everyone.  
Thank you to Rotary, the Community and for many of your team who volunteered in the clinic. (my apologies for them not getting a confirmation of times for volunteering and thank you for their support! What an amazing community event and other than the clinic being warm (have to select a cooler time of year or a different venue in the future)’ 
            Appreciate the continued support of Rotary and please extend my thanks to your team!’