Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear:

David Robinet & Phyo Kyi

Club Bulletin
This Week
Craig Foster
(County FM)

February 09, 2021
Club #60346
District 7070

President's Message

Congratulations to Amanda and Nyden for their delicious chicken shawarma meals.  Last Tuesday, Trudy put me onto them, so I shot over to Hello Bonjour to pick up shawarma wraps for dinner and met Geoff on my way out.  The meal was simply marvelous!
Many thanks to the Bottle Depot Action Committee for all their hard work preparing for the re-opening of the Depot this coming Saturday. It was great seeing the strong member support for the re-opening with last Tuesday’s overwhelming Club vote in favour. Behind the scenes, Mike, Kim, Bill M, Dave R and Margo have been tending to the readying of things for Feb 13th.
Here are some highlights from Monday’s Feb 1st District President’s meeting:
  • Whitby Sunrise has contacted their local medical community to see if they can help in some way with the COVID vaccination program, for example, guiding traffic and/or clients at a vaccination centre.
  • District coordination of individual Clubs participating in the April 24th Great Lakes Watershed Clean-up was discussed.
  • Details of the arrangements for this year’s June 25-26 District Conference will be available soon. This year’s Conference will be a virtual event with a number of key speakers.
  • Durham’s “Feed the Need” raised $20,000 which purchased the equivalent of $140,000 of goods through the suppliers.
  • District 7070 is the biggest contributor to the Beirut Hospital fundraiser. It has reached $375K US of the $390K US goal.
  • For the March 8th International Women’s Day, some of the District’s members are looking to put on an event. If you are interested in participating, feel free to contact DG Mark Chipman.
  • The RI theme for the 2021-22 year will be “Serve to Change Lives”.

President Howard

Last Week:
Melanie Dailey
(Hospice Prince Edward)

The meeting opened in Zoom at 7:07 with 33 present. The guest speaker, Melanie Dailey, Community Development Director for Hospice Prince Edward, was introduced by David Smith who explained that Melanie is married with a son who had attended Adventures in Citizenship and that she had been volunteering since moving to the County.
Melanie gave a detailed, informative and inspiring description of all aspects of the hospice service, organized under the four topics of “Who we are, Programs, the impact of Covid 19, and Ways to support its work.”
It has a Board of nine voluntary directors and four full-time staff members. Its annual funding is $320,000 of which 72% comes from donations, 26% from the LHIN and 2% from grants. A huge part of its role is connecting clients with the 57 active volunteers who provide support.
Covid 19 has produced huge challenges for the Hospice including loss of fundraising opportunities, suspension or modification of programs and severe restrictions on visiting. Virtual meetings and visits have had to be resorted to but are not ideal for staff or clients. Some emergency funding will help the adaptation of facilities and services to the new reality.
There are numerous ways to support the work of the Hospice, including financial giving, memorial tributes, donating specific items in constant use and spreading the word about it, plus, of course, volunteering.
Melanie answered a number of questions and was thanked by Dawn.
Under Club business, President Howard explained the protocols under which the returns depot could be reopened and a vote was taken to do so as soon as the current lockdown is lifted. The Club was in unanimous agreement except for one abstention.
Barry brought the question of the Fall fundraiser/auction to the Club by asking if an in-person event was likely to be viable by September 18th. After lengthy discussion, the Club voted by a majority with three abstentions, to stay with an on-line auction.
The New Initiatives Committee was ‘meeting’ after the regular one.
Pierre’s and Faye’s birthdays were recognised and the meeting closed at 8:34 after the 4 Way Test.
Geoff Telling

Pictures of the Week

Photo taken by Tim Cox.  Surf breaking onto shore amidst ice forming.  Somewhere in the County.
Photo taken by Phyo Kyi.  Sunrise over Dunes Beach from Skiff Cove @7:00 a.m. 
With scenes like these photos, it's pretty hard to complain about being cooped up and isolated by the pandemic. People would pay to wake up to a beautiful sunrise over a lake, or to watch surfs splashing onto shore while the ice was forming underneath.  We are fortunate that the worries of the world seem distant at this moment.
Feb 09, 2021 7:07 AM
County FM Emergency Preparedness Plan
Feb 16, 2021 7:50 PM
Joint meeting with Campbellford & BomanvilleClubs
Feb 23, 2021
Mar 02, 2021 7:07 AM
Hospital updates
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Birthdays & Anniversaries 

Member Birthday
Faye Moxam (February 09)
Bill Hurst (Feb 14)
Member Anniversaries 
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