Rotary Club of Corner Brook

The Spinner September 28 2017

Notes from the Rotary Luncheon Meeting   September 28 2017
President Andre chaired the meeting
Club Business
Western Memorial Foundation
Andre announced that he would be giving the Club’s donation to the Western Memorial Foundation on Friday during their annual radiothon to be held at the Corner Brook Plaza.
International Student Visit
Andre asked the Club if the members would be interested in helping with a visit of international students to Corner Brook in February. The students would be billeted with the Inter Act Club members but some funding would be required to help with the cost of their activities. Details about this winter visit will follow.
Wine to Water
Wines to Water tickets are being sold by Lorraine at a cost of $55 per person. Contact Lorraine to reserve and buy tickets.  The event is on Friday, October 20 at Jennifer’s on Broadway. Each Rotarian will be asked to donate a bottle of wine. Wine pourer volunteers will be needed so see Ash or Lorraine to volunteer as a sommelier for the evening. Instruction and wine information will be given before hand to help with this.
18 Rotarians attended the meeting giving 47% attendance. 
Guest Speaker
Ron introduced his guest speaker Sandra Burden speaking about the Kids Eat Smart Foundation.
Sandra is the Western Regional Manager for Kids Eat Smart. She has 65 schools under her jurisdiction from Port Aux Basques to Port Saunders. She began by reviewing the history of the organization and how 25 years ago the need was realized for all school age children to have at least one nutritious meal a day to improve their ability to learn. She spoke of the various agencies that sponsor the program including the provincial government. She noted that the government would match any donation received dollar for dollar. The initial program focused on children in need but now it is offered to all children without cost. In certain schools, it can be difficult to find volunteers to actually run the breakfasts. However schools do help to raise money by holding events and by donating food to the program. The money donated by Rotary helps the program in local schools and to date Rotary has donated over $13,000.   Ron thanked and then presented Sandra with this year’s donation to Kids Eat Smart from the Rotary Club of Corner Brook.
Next week, Elaine will be program chair with Marble Mountain and its plans for the coming ski season the topic.
Before the meeting adjourned The Rotary Wheel was spun and several good news stories were shared