Notes from the Rotary Luncheon Meeting   February 28 2019
Program-chair Karen chaired the meeting
Club Business 
Rib Fest  
Interested Rotarians are invited to attend the next Ribfest meeting at noon on Friday, March 1 at the Port Authority.  
Read A-Long
The Read A-long will take place at JJ Curling School at 9.30am on March 6. If any Rotarians or friends would like to participate please contact Jeff.
Lunch Meeting March 7
President Trina spoke about the next lunch meeting when the Adventure in Citizenship speak-off will be held.  Local high school students will speak and three Rotarian judges will decide on the winner who will be sponsored by the Club to attend the conference in Ottawa sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ottawa.
Prospective member Chris will be inducted at the meeting.
District Training for Leaders of Clubs
Trina spoke of this to be held at CNA on March 9 from 8.30am – 3.30pm.
For anyone interested please contact Trina.  All Rotarians are invited to attend.  More details are shown at the end of the Spinner under Rotary Information and Reminders
Director of International Service
Trina welcomed Lorraine as the Director of International Service. Lorraine is going to look into obtaining a possible Rotary grant for the next International Service project. Two Club Director positions for the coming year are still not filled so if any Rotarian is interested in volunteering for such a position please contact Trina
Music Festival
Paula let everyone know that the Music Festival starts on March 30. Lionel next week will have a schedule and will be looking for Rotarian volunteers to help staff the sessions.  At the following lunch meeting, March 14, volunteers will attend the meeting and indicate when they would be available for staffing.
Guest Speaker
Karen introduced her guest speaker Janice Audeau, pharmacist at Health and Performance who spoke about Seasonal Affective Disorder looking at identifying its signs and symptoms and gave tips on how to manage it.
Janice began by speaking of her own experiences before looking at seasonal affective disorder or winter blues symptoms.  Seasonal affective disorder, SAD is a type of depression that occurs at the same time of the year mainly in the winter months. It can cause loss of interest in daily living, chronic fatigue, irritability, avoidance of friends, crying. She encouraged anyone with these symptoms should consult their doctor to talk about it and to get help.  Anyone suffering severely may need medication but there are other different therapies that can help.
Janice went through some ways to help with SAD.
Sunlight Therapy: - In winter months there is less exposure to sunlight.  Janice suggested a Happy Light, a ultra-violet lamp for 30 minutes a day can help boost the production of serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine that all help in mood control
Healthy Diet: - Eating well with lots of fruits and vegetables is beneficial
Exercise: - Regular exercise, nature walks, walking for at least 30 minutes three times a week helps to improve a person’s outlook.
Natural Supplements: - Vitamin D is important as its natural source of sunlight is lacking in the winter, Janice warned that some supplements such as St John’s Wort could react with prescribed medication so always speak with a medical practitioner before taking a supplement.
Prescribed Medication: - She spoke of continuing to take prescribed medication as prescribed for SAD as these often take time to work effectively.
Janice concluded her talk by identifying and discussing the mental health resources available in the Corner Brook area. The ones she addressed were Humberwood, Doorways and Blomidon Place while an online recourse is Bridgetheg/app.
Bernd thanked Janice after she had answered questions.
Good new stories were shared before the meeting adjourned at 1.30pm
  Rotary Reminders and Information
Register now for the upcoming Training for Leaders of Clubs (TLC) in Corner Brook.  Contact Trina for the information how to register
Who's invited?
•               Anyone and everyone! All Rotarians, incoming, prospective, current, and past Leaders of your Club are invited. Incoming, current or past Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers, Board members/Directors, Committee Chairs…
•               Anyone aspiring to fill these roles or to learn more about leadershipin your Rotary club! That probably includes YOU!
•               What an awesome opportunity for new members to learnand for experienced members to sharetheir leadership abilities and experiences.
What will you learn? 
•               Professional developmentand leadershiptraining that will useful in clubs and at work!
•               Technology– NEW THIS YEAR!  Hands-on learning on the benefits of My Rotary and Rotary Club Central!
•               Specific info about the roles and responsibilities for Presidents, Secretaries & Treasurers – learn about the most important tasks of your role, and review best practices and calendars of key dates
•               Annual Club Planningfor All Leaders – you will learn about Effective Planning and actually work on your club’s plan in this working session – this will get you started on the necessary planning for July 1.
•               Irresistible Clubs for All Leaders – explore how to make your club irresistibleand learn about new models for club flexibility.
Ribfest Meeting: Meeting at noon on Fridays at Port Authority
Rotary Read A-Long: To be held at JJ Curling School, Woodbine Avenue at 9.30am. Volunteer Rotarians and friends are asked to arrive at the school between 9-9.15am to determine the class to which they will be reading and peruse the book. The books bought by the Club and chosen by the school will be displayed
Rotary 2019 Auction:Date: Saturday, May 11
Venue: Canada House, Civic Centre, and Corner Brook