Weekly Publication -
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Good morning, Sunrisers!
President Michele called the Meeting to order & welcomed
James introduced our guests today: Visiting
from the Downtown Club, Ken Tremblay and Barry Fraser,
Janet Trembley of the Fenelon Falls Club, Amora Wolfe
from Brazil for Exchange, Kim Pierce, guest of Max
Howell and selected for GSE to Thailand. Special
welcome to our politicians, newly minted Steve Pickard
and visiting Dave VanKesteren
Ed Schiestel’s card was drawn but he was lucky for only
Audrey’s happy but not packed yet. She’ll welcome
anyone’s offer to help.
Jean has a newly re-named classification
Jim Nash – happy to extend an invitation to a Christmas
Bash at the Nash’s.
Dec 2. A casual, social evening of
fellowship & laughter. Details TBA so mark your
Janet’s happy to be working in Chatham this week & also
has ‘Cuda tickets for sale (their Club fundraiser).
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Birthday to Paul Roy &
Ivan Katzman this week!
to Erica on her 1st Year Club Anniversary.
forwarded a Message to the Club expressing Appreciation to all
who helped with our recent & successful Hunt Raffle.
The weekend passed with great
success. We’re looking forward to next year & planning
already. Good work, Committee!
PDG Max presented a
letter to the Club thanking us for the assistance with the
wheelchair purchases in India. Originally with plans to
purchase 10 upon their arrival, through donations from
individual Club Members and others, they now have $1200, enough
for 50 chairs. “Thank you to all for this very kind gift”.
Best wishes to Max, Audrey & Steve as they depart for India on
Thursday, Nov 16. Travel safe!
Jen MacDougall (former
member of GSE to Peru most recently) joined us with 2 students
from the Interact Club, Jillian & Jade. They presented 25
sweaters from a Collection effort, to be taken on the India
trip. This Club is under our umbrella, at CKSS, 6 wks going
with 6 committed members. This year’s goal is to become a
Charter with 25 members. They too extended Best wishes to the
Tracey Walker introduced our Guest today, Barb
Smith, Program Manager with Junior Achievement in
Chatham-Kent. Barb spoke of the programs led in
schools, ranging from dealing with money on a day-to-day
basis to developing entrepreneurship in our young
Barb is a
success story herself, first joining JA in a high hchool
program and not employed by the organization, for the
last 5 years.
Barb had brought
with her products made by the high school students in
the Company Program. Picture pillows, No-sew scarves,
pen flower pot all presented a variety of marketing
issues that the Companies had to encounter. Current
plans are underway for “Dream Big” with a Tiger Woods
theme and JA Titan.
were mentioned, starting at Gr 3 level Elementary school
& continuing to High school. Volunteers with an
interest can volunteer to lead any of the various
programs. Barb distributed a leaflet of the programs
with JA’s Mission, Vision and Goal statements. You can
see it all at
www.jachatham.org or email her
currently runs with 2500 students and 127 volunteers.
Barb is open to inquiries from those interested
students/parents and from those who might be interested
in donating their time. Barb has seen quite a few
success stories, when the program had offered a form of
encouragement or motivation to a student who otherwise
was missing out.
Barb for her visit today. It was great to see Barb’s
passions for her workplace and to hear of a sense of
teamwork and a sense of self being learned by these
young people. A Literary Angels book was presented for
Reminder that November
is Foundation Month for Rotary. Our Club has $4000 Commitment
to the Annual Program.
right. That will gratify some of the people and astonish the
Nov. 21 – Maria
speaking about an immigrants experience.
Nov 28 - Club
Dec 05 - Joel Russell
Rotarian World Peace Fellowships
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- Minutes Sheila Bateman - Photos
Jennifer Cordeiro - Editing Steve Sadler