Rotary Club of Corner Brook

The Spinner February 8 2018

Notes from the Rotary Luncheon Meeting   February 8 2018
Treasurer Jennifer chaired the meeting
Attendance
Today 15 Rotarians were at the meeting giving 44% attendance
 
Club Business
Martin spoke about Charter Night for which will be held the beginning of March. This is a celebration evening in which two principle awards will be given.   These are Rotarian of the Year and membership in the Paul Harris Society given to a community member.
Paul Harris Society   - The Membership in the Paul Harris Society (making the individual a Paul Harris Fellow) is to honour a non-Rotarian who has made a significant impact to our lives over an extended period of time.
 
Rotarian of the Year Award – This is awarded to the Rotarian who would have made a significant contribution to the work of the club and/or its image in the community.
 
 Nominations for these Awards are solicited from all members of the club and must include the name of the individual and reason why you believe this person is worthy of the award. 
Jackie is chairing the selection committee for both these awards.  Please send your nominations to her with supporting information.  She will be sending all information by e-mail to the membership. 
Note:  This information is included at the end of this Spinner.
 
Music Festival Committee  - Paula reminded members of this committee that a meeting would be held on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Quality Inn.
 
Guest Peter Noseworthy, Rotary Club of Humber was welcomed and then he spoke about two of his Club’s projects.
Whiskey Tasting Event
The Humber Rotary Club as a fundraiser is sponsoring a Whiskey Tasting Event. It will be held on February 22 at Gitanos’ at 7.30pm.  Tickets cost $40 and can be obtained from any Humber Club member or by contacting Peter at 639-1705.  Peter spoke of the different single malts and wines that would be tasted and the appetizers to be served plus complimentary rides home would be offered.
 
Rotary Youth Exchange
This will be a joint project with the Humber Club. Ten international students from Atlantic Canada will be visiting Corner Brook from March 21 – 26 and billets will be needed. Some activities planned include three days of skiing and a backcountry tour through Rugged Edge.
 
Hong Kong Auction
 Gerry ran a Hong Kong auction to raise money for the District Convention.   Chair Jennifer drew the winning ticket, which happened to be her own.
 
Guest Speaker
Program Chair welcomed Lori Fifield from Junior Achievement as the guest speaker.
Lori began by explaining the purpose of JA, Junior Achievement and its values.
The mission of JA worldwide is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. In Newfoundland and Labrador JA aims to educate young Canadians to experience free enterprise understand business and economics and develop entrepreneurial skills.  Through volunteers, JA offers relevant business programs to students free of charge reaching out to about 500 students each year.
Besides these programs offered in schools they celebrate the success of provincial business leaders through the Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame.
The Grade 5-6 students have a program that is age appropriate called ‘ Our Business World’ with the idea of sparking entrepreneurial activity in elementary students.  The program ‘ Economics for Success’ is offered to Grade 9 students, which encourages students to continue their education, explains the value of networking, reaching goals, interview techniques and proper introductions.   JA also offers a Company program in which budding entrepreneurs are involved with creating a business, the fiscal aspects of a business, the value of mentorship etc. This program is only offered in Avalon East at the moment.
In order for these programs to happen volunteers are needed who can deliver the set programs and also share their own experiences. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in volunteering as training is given for all offered programs.
Lori answered a couple of questions before Gerry thanked her for her informative talk.
Chair Jennifer then gave Lori a donation to JA from the Club
 
The Rotary Wheel was spun and good news stories were shared before the meeting was adjourned
Awards Nomination Information from Jackie sent by e-mail
As you may be aware Charter Night is coming up in early March, and I would like to invite club members to submit nominations for the Paul Harris Fellowship Award and the Rotarian of the Year Award. 
 
We have the opportunity to award a Paul Harris Fellowship award to a non-Rotarian through the contribution of US$ 1,000 to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  This award is a great way to honor a deserving citizen of our community.  It should go to an individual who has made a significant impact to our lives over an extended period of time. Efforts worthy of consideration should be over and above efforts considered part of a person’s regular employment. Such an award encourages others to do good deeds, and promotes our club and our service to the community.
 
The Rotarian of the Year Award follows the same criteria except the efforts benefit the club or its image in the community.
 
Please send me your nominations for the Paul Harris Fellow and the Rotarian of the Year award by this coming Friday, February 23, and I will take your nominations to the committee.  I am certain there are many worthy candidates in our club and community, so please send me your nominations!
 
Thank you,
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