AT OUR CLUB August 11.2020

President Krysta Logozzo Daniele welcomed 30 members today and the expertise of co-hosts and tech leads Bob Tomlinson, Steve McCauley and Kevin Holloway made for a worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Following welcomes and acknowledgements, Brian Walmark played a unique Oh Canada performed by a FN school troupe from Winnipeg (Ojibwa-Cree and M├ętis performers)..see pic.

A moment of silence and testimonial to the recent August 9th passing of former District Governor and club member Paula Timmins was handled by Krysta.

---------------------------------------------------------


The feature presentation today was a superb interview gleaned from the TVO Agenda show with host Steve Paiken interviewing Nick Paul, of Community Food Centres of Canada. This video was recommended to us by our  previous speaker Erin Beagle (Roots to Harvest).
 Full video is available at: tvo.org/video/poverty-food-and-covid-19.

The poignant message is something our club wishes to tap in to as a service project.

There is a shocking food insecurity issue affecting 14% of Canadians (4.5 million). Inequality from poverty is the key underlying issue. The point driven home today by Mr. Paul is that "emergency supports" by government and private donations, albeit helpful, are still insufficient to correct the problem. "Food alone will not solve hunger."

Policy and monumental change in our society aimed at connecting peoples in need is the answer. Poverty management from financial security and housing is paramount.

The interview included discussion on how the economy needs to pay workers better, sharing and not hoarding, improving housing and other co-factors in the big inequality equation.

This is a most worthwhile 15 minute viewing. Thanks to President-elect Jim Madder for organizing this.

ANNOUNCEMENTS-Highlights
  1. Fellowship luncheon this coming Friday at 12 noon (Daytonas). Contact Mike Nitz.
  2. Survey on line request re interest in off-site meeting at Wilderness Discovery (W.D.) Camp (Shebandowan) late September (26th or 29th)
  3. Wilderness Discovery report..Bob Tomlinson and others are wiring the new bunkie building..next job Wednesday Aug 12th..contact Bob.
  4. Fort William club (President Cynthia Judge)is inviting all TB Rotary club members out to W.D. 26th of August at 6 pm (contact Bob Tomlinson)
  5. District 5580 Training Lead Committee upcoming (contact Krysta Logozzo Daniele)
  6. Next week will be a business oriented meeting

President Krysta delivered a fun Rotary Trivia Quiz with 10 historical memory joggers.
 The club enjoyed plenty of camaraderie before and at the end of this meeting including" happy dollars"