Club Executives & Directors
New Vision for Brampton
Rod Rice is the chairman of Regenerations; they serve breakfast to the homeless. He is also a representative of the New Brampton Committee Task Force. Their mission is to present a new vision of Brampton to the entire world. The time has come and long overdue that Brampton is entitled to the infrastructure services. We have almost 600.000 people in population but we have no infrastructure. Money must be spent to provide the infrastructure that the University is going to need. We have to do whatever possible to make Brampton a dynamic City and as citizens, we have to get the message out that we will be the City of the future; we want to be proud to call Brampton home. We need to be connected in every way and convey the message to the persons in power that the time has come to make Brampton a great city. Let’s make this happen!
Central Peel Secondary School - United Nations
The Interact Club at Central Peel has 35-40 members in the second year of the club. This year they expanded their horizons and went to an International Conference in Montreal. SSUNS (Secondary Schools’ United Nations Symposium) was a three-day conference, which was run professionally by students from McGill University. They learned from this conference that you don’t have everything spoon-fed, there will be set backs. This was a very good experience and very competitive.
Central Peel qualified as a small delegation and came out with two awards. They won the award in climate change and the Nellie McClung award. There were larger delegations from the States and it is amazing that Central Peel came out with two awards.
Plans for the future include the Appleby Conference and SSUNS Conference again next year. They will also work on marketing the club towards younger members to have a diverse amount of students among the grades. A special thank you to the Rotary Club of Brampton for their sponsorship to go to Montreal.
These Interact Students can be seen as future diplomats and ambassadors who will make a big difference in the World, as they get older.
Lori West – Saving others despite physical challenges
The Rotary Club of Brampton welcomes Lori West. Lori worked for World Vision for 25 years. She suffers from Fibromyalgia and other complications. It’s great to be alive! Lori was born into a poor family and learned early in life that accumulated riches is a poor measure of a person’s life. At age nine, her Dad had tuberculosis and despite a difficult childhood, she managed to hide behind her mask. Over time she came to learn that she needs someone. She is glad and thankful of the things learned as a result of her challenges; we should never take our disabilities for granted and don’t allow anyone to squelch your dreams. In 1981 she learned that they had an opening at World Vision and she applied and spent 25 fulfilling years there. She knew she was making a positive difference in society, recently she came very close to dying and she is choosing to be happy and make the most of her situation. Even if you impact one life, it is worth the effort.
Some board positions still open
As announced at recent Monday meetings, this is a reminder that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Rotary Club of Brampton is coming up on Monday December 5th at noon.
Documents have been distributed by email. (agenda and past SGM minutes from March 2016, Procedures and Polices Manual, year-end financial statements and slate of nominees for the 2017-18 Board).
Speaking of the Board, we will have some open spots for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Some of you have already expressed an interest. Please consider this a reminder that nominations are still open, so if you are considering volunteering for the Board, please let me or President Steve Robinson know ASAP.
New members proposed
I am pleased to inform you that both the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors has approved both Harjit Jaswal and Suresh Ramachandran for full and associate membership respectively in the Rotary Club of Brampton.
Suresh is a Director with Caintech Soutions Inc and a Director with The Wonder Years Montessoi. He has been proposed by Amolak Dhindsa. Harjit Jaswal is a Realtor with the Sutton Group Central Reality and was proposed by John Sanderson.
Any member in good standing may object in writing or email to me by next Wednesday.
Want to play on Wendell Clark’s team with other former Toronto Maple Leafs? Want to join the opposing team ? You can support the Rotary club of Streetsville’s plan to have local community members face off on Saturday, January 7th at the Hersey Centre. Proceeds go to three charities - ErinoakKids, Heart House Hospice and the Trillium Health Partners. Tickets to be part of the audience for this fabulous event start at $20 and can be purchased online at https://www.rotaryevents.ca/tickets. Want more info – contact David Bull at 647-781-2885. A great opportunity to bring the whole family along for a good time – and for a good cause.
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