Rotary Club of Corner Brook

The Spinner October 26 2017

Notes from the Rotary Luncheon Meeting   October 26 2017
President Andre chaired the meeting
Club Business
Wine to Water
Lorraine reported on the successful evening with 130 tickets having been sold that she felt was a perfect number for the size of the room. All attending greatly enjoyed the wine tasting.  Thanks were given to Rotarians that attended, helped and to the committee. The finances from this will be given later
17 Rotarians attended the meeting giving 45% attendance. 
District Youth Exchange
The Rotary district student exchange will be held on the weekend of March 16 2018. The Interact Club will be involved with this but further details will follow
Charter Night
Charter Night is booked for November 25 at the Greenwood Inn. The possibility of changing the date will be discussed at the executive meeting on Sunday, October 29.
Executive Meeting
An executive meeting will be held on Sunday, October 29 at 7.30pm
Guests and Guest Speaker
Program Chair, Natasha introduced Janine Browne, Director of Sales with PAL Airlines who gave an overview of the PAL Airlines Company since it was rebranded.
Janine began by looking at PAL airlines under the topics of service and reliability, scheduled flights, charters, Air Borealis, its fleet, corporate rate program and its community involvement. The company is part of the Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) group of companies. Through her slide show she dealt with each topic in turn.
 It was most interesting to note where the scheduled flights with 28 destinations were situated in Eastern Canada. She explained further about their charter flights and how many of these are connected to mining in Newfoundland, Labrador and Quebec. She then reviewed the different aircraft in their fleet.  A new service Air Borealis that was launched in June, services the coast of Labrador and Northern Quebec. 
After looking at the corporate travel program and its benefits Janine spoke of the community involvement in which PAL is involved.   PAL gives back generously to the community by sponsoring and supporting the Children’s Wish Foundation. The airline does not give corporate gifts but donates $25,000 to operations in need an example being the Goose Bay Pumpkin House. PAL is the official airline for Ronald MacDonald House and also gives travel donations.
Janine answered a couple of questions before being thanked.
Jim by spinning the Rotary Wheel, then welcomed good news stores before Andre adjourned the meeting