AT OUR CLUB June 22, 2021 – Rotary Club Business

President Krysta Logozzo welcomed a full house of 40, including several community members, new members and guest presenters.
The mood was celebratory as we covered recent Allocations to the community (see separate post) and Guest Speakers Gary Mack and Alan Forbes, co-owners of Bay-Village Coffee (see separate post.)

 
Thanks go to Zoom hosts Kevin Holloway, Jim Madder and Steve McAuley.

O Canada and land acknowledgement was followed by Feature Presentations, then Business/Announcements

Business and Announcement Highlights:

1. Catch the Ace Raffle WEEK 13 - the Ace of Spades is still out there!  The jackpot is over $12,000 - Get every week’s tickets before the Thursday evening draw.  https://tbayace.ca/  THANK YOU for your continued support! Another fun YouTube video has been posted showing the donation being zapped to Shelter House. 
2. Dew Drop Inn service opportunity this Thursday June 24th - people needed for both shifts: contact D. Silliman.
3. Field of Greens 2.0: the new F.O.G. is up and running, modified. Gardeners and Journey to Life Project supporters are welcome: contact Dave Legge, Paul DeBakker.
4. The Rotary Foundation funds good works locally to internationally, and earns Paul Harris Points for Rotarian and Club.  Rotarians earn Paul Harris Fellowships over time.  Jaro Kotalik knows all. Details are in this week’s email, and more to follow.

Summary of President Krysta's Rotary Overview follows:

We celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day as part of Indigenous History month.  There were a number of ceremonies occurring throughout the city today, and some great resources to continue our learning: https://www.aptnnews.ca/ourstories/indigenoushistorymonth2021/
 
HAPPY DOLLARS - send your Happy Dollars to always-happy Treasurer Chris Bailey by eTransfer (parotarytreasurer@gmail.com) or cheque.
 
Upcoming events and reminders: 
 
Decolonizing Power Podcast -  Last week’s guest speaker Freddie Campbell shared her podcast - check it out:  https://anchor.fm/decolonizing-power
 
ENGAGEMENT: IMPACT: FOUNDATION - please see the message shared by District Governor Bob McLean and District Rotary Foundation Chair Herb Schmidt at the bottom of this week’s email: a great opportunity for bonus Paul Harris points!
 
2021-22 Membership DUES by June 30, 2021 – President Elect Jim Madder has circulated membership renewal forms for the July 1st start of the 2021-22 Rotary year.  Kindly return your completed form and payment as soon as possible, but no later than June 30th.  If you require a paper/mailed form, contact Secretary Brenda Winter.
 
Pride and LGBT in Rotary – It’s Pride Month.  Rotary fellowship has created a global home for LGBTQ+ members and friends https://rotary5580.org/stories/rotary-pride/
 
Upcoming Speakers/Programs: 
June 29th - President Changeover - Pass the Gavel!
 
 
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