President Krysta Logozzo Daniele chaired a meeting celebrating two important members of the Rotary family: celebrating the life of cherished former member Jim Mucklow and hearing from our remarkable former inbound Rotary Exchange student Nora Lorenz.
Co-hosts today: Bob Tomlinson and Mary-Anne Mackett (thanks folks).

Some 31 members and guests attended including Nora Lorenz, Jack Rigby, Past President of Chatham Kent Rotary and brother in law of Bill Everitt, Maria HudolinShelley Crawford and Rotoract President Mal Balachandran.

O Canada was sung virtually by a handful of Rotarians, taking over when Mary-Anne's “shared screen” got glitchy.  Krysta acknowledged the land we are living on.

A very touching tribute and minute of silence took centre stage in memory of our late, revered former Port Arthur Rotarian Jim Mucklow who died peacefully at home Wednesday October 28th. A detailed obituary was shared with Rotarians on line by President Krysta.

Jim was a 12 year veteran member who was instrumental in his love and support of the Rotary Youth Exchange program; chairing numerous committees and hosting 9 students over the years. Many of Jim's best moments were captured by dear friend Past-President Bob Tomlinson. There were many testimonials from fellow Rotarians. Jim will be deeply missed by our Club and our condolences go out to Cindy, their kids and family  

Another touching presentation was made from Berlin, Germany by the 2009-2010 Rotary Exchange Student to our Club Nora Lorenz.

Past President Doug Shanks and his wife Karen were her spiritual (host) parents and she became their German "daughter”. Doug took great pleasure in welcoming her back and thanking her today.

Nora at age 15 was an outstanding rep from her home north of Hamburg, Germany. She spoke eloquently on the exchange impact on her life: her skills developed rapidly and it gave her a head start on creating what is now a global network of associates and friends.

Nora needed three additional years beyond her stint here to graduate and went on to university in Gottingen, further schooling in Seoul South Korea, internship in Brussels and Copenhagen, a Masters in economic and educational policy at the Freie Universtat in Berlin, then to the UK at the London School of Economics (LSE) and finally to the UNESCO Institute for life-long learning in Literacy and Program Consulting / Policy.

Nora's slide show had highlights of her busy Canadian life in Thunder Bay. She made many friends and life long associations. Doug and Karen Shanks and their family are deeply appreciative and have continued this connection over the years – each travelling to see the other’s family at home and holiday locations. The club wishes Nora all the best going forward. The Club is keen to continue with this very important service to our global youth.


1. Salvation Army Kettle Service is upcoming (December 5 and 12) at 2 locations. Volunteer sign up sheet is available (Bill Green).

2.  Rotary face masks still available (Leslie Savitsky at the Econolodge)

3.  Rotary Carol Sing will be a virtual hour-long show this year, December 3 at 7 pm.  Fort William Rotary Club is partnering with us (David Silliman)


Doug Shanks was not done yet:  he opened the floor for a number of very happy dollar donations.