Rotary Club of Corner Brook

The Spinner November 30 2017

Notes from the Rotary Luncheon Meeting   November 30 2017
President Andre chaired the meeting
Attendance
Today 14 Rotarians were at the meeting giving 39% attendance
 
Club Business
 
Treasurer needed
Andre reminded Rotarians that now Alex has moved to Truro a club treasurer is needed. He will fulfill this role for the moment but anyone willing to volunteer as treasurer is asked to see him ASAP.
 
Greenwood Meals
Maureen following membership suggestions for more formal lunch meals and longer meeting time has the following suggestion. The lunches will be an entrée or the usual salad choices with bread rolls but with no appetizer or dessert for the same price of $17.50. She will send out e-mail and would like Rotarians to let her know their views on this.
 
InterAct Club
Trina brought up the thought that with the Humber Club an Interact member be sponsored to attend the International Rotary Convention in Toronto in June 2018.
The possible costs will be investigated and then the executive will bring the suggestion to the membership.
 
The Spinner
Andre is looking a home for boxes of old Spinner magazines. The final destination of the boxes will be discussed at the next executive meeting if nobody is able to house the old Spinners.
 
Donations
Andre suggested that a donation of $100 be given to the Humber Rotary club to help towards footwear that needs to be bought as part of their Coats for Kids outreach project.  There were no objections to this.
 
Rotarian Gift Certificate Donation
 Paula asked Rotarians to buy a $25 gift certificate that then through the Salvation Army, can be given to teenagers in need as a Christmas gift.  She will collect these gift cards at the next couple of meetings before Christmas.  For Rotarians not able to attend the regular lunch meetings please pass on your donated card to another Rotarian or contact Paula to arrange how to let her have your donation.  Thank you.
 
Guests and Guest Speaker
 
Andre welcomed honorary Rotarian Blackie (Don) Thistle.
 Program Chair Maureen then welcomed and introduced her guest speaker Dr Carla Wells. Carla spoke about Dementia and how dementia affects over 500,000 Canadians with this number likely to rise to over 900,000 in just 15 years. 
Dr Wells began by explaining that Dementia is a syndrome of which there are different types. She described the forms of dementia of which Alzheimer’s is one type. She also spoke that there are reversible forms of dementia so a medical diagnosis is important.
She went on to list strategies to help maintain good brain health before speaking of the warning signs indicating the beginnings of dementia.
Carla continued to discuss the importance of finding help using all resources of which the Alzheimer’s Society is excellent.
She also talked about help to give patients with dementia and to make sure others are aware of their dementia particularly in stressful situations.
Carla answered a few questions before Gerry thanked her.
The meeting was adjourned at 1.30pm
Club Dates to Remember
Christmas Social
A Christmas Social is to be held on Saturday, December 9 at Elaine’s home. This will be a BYOB-finger food potluck starting at 7pm.
Charter Day
A Charter Day celebration is to be held at the regular lunch meeting time on February 15 2018 in the ballroom of the Greenwood Inn.