Rotary Club of Corner Brook

The Spinner July 12 2018

Notes from the Rotary Luncheon Meeting   July 12 2018
President Andre chaired the meeting.
Club Business
 14 Rotarians attended the meeting giving 45% attendance.
Past President Andre introduced Trina as Club President for 2018-19.
Trina was congratulated by attending Rotarians.
Jon will assume the position of President Elect.
Guest Speaker
Andre introduced his guest speaker LT (N) Jennifer Hartley from 164 Curling Sea Cadets. 
Jennifer began her presentation by giving an overview of the program and how it is organized. 164 Sea Cadets Curling was commissioned in 1982 and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Corner Brook, and two Canadian national sponsors -National Defense and the Navy League.
Its aim is to develop in cadets the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, to promote physical fitness and healthy living and to expose youth to sea-based activities.  The cadets have weekly parades, weekend activities, regional, provincial and national competitions plus there are summer training camps and extra curricular activities involving for example snowshoeing, hiking and bowling.
The drill team has competed provincially. The cadets are active in the community at parades and events and through the program cadets are taught to play in the marching band. Cadets have been very successful this year in biathlon competitions. 
Special opportunities are available by application, to go to camps nationally and to international exchanges. Local cadet, Emily Dawe, is on an international exchange to the eastern states of America at the moment. Cadets can earn high school credits through their volunteer hours and skills learnt. 
The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets are celebrating 100 years of developing young leaders this year. 
Linda thanked Jennifer for her informative presentation.
The meeting was adjourned at 1.30pm
Dates to Note
Program July 19
The speaker will be Ken Walsh, Senior Settlement Coordinator Association for New Canadians, Corner Brook office.
The presentation would focus on the programs and services offered, as well as information on the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project, a new provincial-federal government partnership project that aims to help business owners and employers hire skilled international workers to fill labour shortages in the Atlantic region. 
Program Chairs for July and August
Kathleen Snow - Association of New Canadians
Trina Burden- Incoming President
Ann Parsons
Paula Butt
Adam Buckle
Jim Patriquin
Social - Cottage Party/ BBQ ?
Rotary 2019 Auction
Date: Saturday, May 11
Venue: Canada House, Civic Centre, Corner Brook