Notes from the Rotary Luncheon Meeting   October 10 2019

President  Trina hosted the meeting

Guests

 Guests Minal Abhange, Brandon Rowe and Raelene Parsons were welcomed. 

Minal has transferred from the Rotary Club of Stephenville and is now a member of the Rotary Club of Corner Brook.     Welcome new member Minal.

Both Brandon and Raelene are interested in becoming Rotarians.

Trina welcomed Andrea Stock, Rotary  Area Governor from St John’s. 

Club Business

Gerry spoke of the plans for a Rotary social to be held at the Glynmill Inn on Wednesday, November 6. The meal entree options will be salmon or prime rib. An email will be sent to all members  and their choice of entree and attendance will need to be known by November 2nd.

Program and Meeting Schedule

Trina has sent via  email a proposed meeting schedule  with there being two lunch meeting presentations with program chairs each month. From previous discussions and the club survey it is thought  that on the 4th Thursday of each month there will be a community service project. More about this will follow later. A suggestion was to approach Search and Rescue to see if volunteers would be needed to help patrol at Halloween.

Rotary Club Shirts/Caps or Hats

Kathleen will investigate costs etc for Rotary polo shirts, caps, or winter hats from local companies..

Program

Trina introduced Andrea the Rotary Area Governor whose area is Western Newfoundland and Labrador. She spoke of the video from Louisa, District Governor who urged Clubs to think outside the box. Andrea spoke how much of the lunch table discussion and issues raised were very similar to those of her Club in St John’s. She went on to speak of the fundraising done by her Club that has an annual auction but also sells tickets on ‘Trip of the Month’ which is very successful.  She noted her Club is incorporated so is able to offer tax receipts for donations. Andrea was thanked for her visit and talk

The Rotary Wheel was spun and good news stories were shared before the meeting was adjourned at 1.30pm