welcomed the visitors and guests who were our Sunrise
Exchange Student Ivo Lamos and soon to be one of our newest
members Paul Gardiner.
With $86.50 in
Bonnie Pigeon conducted the 50/50 draw and said that the pot
was now at 95.50. Jim Steele was the lucky holder of the
correct ticket and drew a 10 of diamonds to earn him $10.00.
just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
Saraka explained about donating to the happy bucks pot. He said
there is a difference between donating and sacrificing. Donating
is like eggs and bacon. When a chicken gives an egg its called a
donation. When a pig gives the bacon its called a
Gardiner was happy that we had a white Christmas. Paul being
from Montreal is accustom to having lots of snow during
Steele was happy that he had a great Christmas.
A ROTARY MOMENT
- Audrey Chevalier
Rotary's Rose Parade float is a 'Symphony of
For the 24th year,
Rotary clubs and Rotarians throughout the
United States and Canada are voluntarily
funding the construction of the Rotary float
entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade in
Pasadena, California, USA, on New Year's
A public relations
project of RI, the float bearing a
prominently displayed Rotary logo is viewed
by an estimated one million spectators along
the route and hundreds of millions more
worldwide via television each year. Rotary's
entries have won several prizes over the
"Symphony of Service"
is the theme of the 2004 Rotary float in
keeping with the overall Rose parade theme
of "Music Music Music." The Rotary float
theme and design were selected to recognize
the service of Rotary clubs throughout the
"By showing Rotary's
float on New Year's Day in the Rose Parade,
television brings a message of what Rotary
stands for and what Rotarians do to Lend
A Hand around the world," said RI
President Jonathan Majiyagbe in a special
message to participating Rotarians. "On New
Year's Day, as your club members watch the
Tournament of Roses Parade on television, I
know they will take pride in having helped
to make the Rotary float possible."
"On behalf of the
Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, we thank
the Rotary clubs who have contributed their
time and money to have Rotary International
recognized in the Tournament of Roses
Parade," says Past District Governor Cliff
Nelson, chairman of the 2004 Rotary Rose
Parade Float Committee.
trail flag has had some tattering effects due to the snapping in
the wind. President Max asked if there was anyone that could
look after repairing it. Joe Mares has accepted the task and
will attend to the job.
Program is coming up in the spring and if anyone knows of any
students that would care to become involved in this years
program please contact President Max. It was also pointed out by
Mike Poulin that assistance is always needed for the RYLA
program to be a success, so if there are any Rotarians that are
so inclined to forgo some sleep, please be advised it is well
worth the effort. The fun is unlimited.
The final results of the
Chatham Sunrise Rotary Club 2003/04 Election are Walter
Ploegman, Sheila Bateman, Greg Davenport, John Lawrence and
second video was to explain a program called Interact. This
is a program for people from 14 – 18 years of age. It showed
many of the Interact programs from different parts of the
world including making trails in forests of BC, Forestry
programs in the woods of Idaho, artwork in Cyprus and caring
for the elderly in Japan.
presented a couple of Rotary videos today. The first video
was based on showing how and why Rotarians should assist
the “New Generation”. It was to promote youth, by helping
the new generation become workers and become their own
leaders. In the video it showed how Rotary was working with
and for the Rotarians of tomorrow. We as Rotarians can shape
the future or the future will shape Rotary. Highlights were
human values, education and self-development.
February 14 Saturday
March 13 Saturday
The Thames Institute of the Arts
Minutes by President Steve Sadler :
Photos by Jim Steele and Steve Sadler