Rotary Club of Corner Brook

The Spinner September 6 2018

Notes from the Rotary Luncheon Meeting   September 6 2018
President Trina chaired the meeting welcoming everyone to the regular lunch meeting at the new venue Quality Inn.
She welcomed two guests Peter Noseworthy, Rotary Club of Humber and Nora Fever from the Port Authority.
She named the new chairs for different committees
Olaf will represent Rotary on the board of the RAC.
Ron will represent Rotary with the Sea Cadets
Jackie will be looking after the attendance and meals.
Gerry with his team will be in charge of membership and recruitment.
Adam will be in charge of organizing weekly program chairs.
Jennifer and Natasha will look after social media – Twitter, Face Book etc.
Trina is looking for chairs for the Rotary Read-A- Long and Adventures in Citizenship project.
Gerry about his vision for the coming year and the new approach he plans to take to encourage new members to join Rotary.  Martin and Kathleen will be part of his team.
Rotary Club of Humber.
Peter spoke of the Scotch whisky tasting the Humber Club is hosting.
This will be held at The Blomidon Club on Thursday September 13 costing $60 per person.  There will be 8 whiskies to taste plus wine and cocktails.  Tickets can be obtained from Peter
At the last meeting three possible community projects had been suggested.  Today these projects were discussed in more detail.
Suggested Project 1--- Hospice
Lorraine spoke about this and gave more details that she had received from Grand Falls about the cost and other sponsors involved with the building and running of a hospice in Grand Falls
Suggested project 2 – Road Train
Nora for Jackie gave more details about Road Trains and passed around photos.  There are two operating in Atlantic Canada at the moment in Tatamagoucheand Halifax. They operate in the spring to fall seasons in a loop around the community.  These are financed by donations.  She gave an idea of the overall costs involved. The trains are manufactured in China.
Suggested Project 3- Recreation
Trina spoke about recreational needs in the City. She spoke with Brent Humphries, Corner Brook Stream trails, about the master plan for the trail system. The trail discussed was a way of connecting the dock area with the city centre.   The area around the Bowater Memorial needs to be up-graded, as does the rail-bed trail parallel to Griffen Drive. 
All these idea caused much discussion.
Martin mentioned how earlier Rotary projects are not marked by signs showing the involvement of Rotary.  This will be looked into further by identifying and then erecting signs.
The meeting was adjourned at 1.35pm 
Rotary 2019 Auction
Date: Saturday, May 11
Venue: Canada House, Civic Centre, Corner Brook