Notes from the Rotary Luncheon Meeting   January 31 2019
Program-chair Lionel chaired the meeting
Guests- Prospective Rotarian Chris Randell, Carolyn Parsons, Laura Edwards and Sheila Parsons were introduced and welcomed.
Club Business 
Rib Fest
A productive meeting was held on Wednesday. Various issues are being looked into by the committee before the next meeting, which will be at noon on February 15 at the Port Authority.
Rotary Read A-Long on March 6 at 9.30am at JJ Curling School.
Volunteers to read will be needed. Anyone able to volunteer to read to a class is asked to inform Kathleen or Jeff.
Music Festival
Lionel should have the schedule for the Music Festival in the next couple of weeks. The Music Festival is from March 30-April 9.  Lionel will be looking for Rotarians to help with the sessions and each Rotarian is asked to volunteer for at least 2 sessions
Guest Speaker
Lionel introduced Rayna Luther, Facilities Manager at MUN Grenfell Campus. She began by giving a campus overview including details of the buildings and the courses offered to the diverse student body.
Her first topic of discussion was the Regional Aquatic Centre.  She spoke of the work that was being done at the moment to have a Regional Aquatic Centre at Grenfell Campus. The future plan is to select a consultant as the program developer and then consider the costs for repairs to the existing pool, costs to expand the building at the rear of Grenfell and the costs to include additional features into the development of this Centre. 
She went on to discuss the work being done to integrate the Western Memorial School of Nursing with Grenfell Campus. Work is being done to evaluate the space needed for this integration and how best this can be realized.
Her next topic was the Centre for Research and Innovation.  This under a partnership with Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper, City or Corner Brook, and the College of the North Atlantic will be a regional centre for Western Newfoundland. It will be held in the former HR building of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper.  This will become a hub for ideas with research activities, a hub for Navigator Entrepreneurship Centre, a Maker Space and a business incubator included in the plan.
The last topic she spoke about was the development of a Welcome Centre at Grenfell campus and what services would be in the centre.   
Rayna answered several questions before being thanked by Linda for her most interesting presentation.
The Rotary Wheel was spun and Sergeant of Arms, Gerry humorously fined Rotarians before the meeting was adjourned at 1.30pm
  Rotary Reminders 
Rotary 2019 Auction          Date: Saturday, May 11
Venue: Canada House, Civic Centre, and Corner Brook