At our club August 14, 2018.


President Warren Philp chaired a well attended meeting today (including several guests/prospective members), anxious no doubt to get in on the membership drive discussion.
Warren is pictured (R) with Past-President Kevin Holloway (L), both working on elements of membership and public relations development through our website, We are transitioning from Sencia Canada Ltd.managed website (Thanks Past President Irene Kozlowski for your 9+ years of hosting) to ClubRunner hosting facilities. Other marketing, social networking and face to face strategies will be used to try to grow the Club.
Kevin presented a topical follow-up on the Field of Greens- The Salvation Army Thunder Bay Community and Residential Servicesproject, specifically on the transitioning of the apple orchard trees from the SA site on Cumberland St to the RFDA Thunder Bay Regional Food Distribution Association managed Tapiola site off Government Rd, where the apple produce will be welcomed by the RFDA (one of our many partners in Service). This presentation included video and aerial of the site and the remarkable feat of numerous surviving trees, some already laden with apples (despite the trauma of transplanting and the hot weather). (See video click: https://www.facebook.com/PARotary/videos/258422534881599/)

President Philp then outlined the basics of the Board 3 year Membership drive, based on consultations both internally within the club and via professional advice. The members and guests were made aware of the many facets of this high priority direction for the club.
Immediate Past-Presidents Brenda Winter and Bob Tomlinson also provided an update on the Wilderness Discovery Centre project, one of TBay and Nipigon Rotary clubs premier service obligations. This huge challenge is starting to see real progress as summer winds down. The clubs had a fine tour this past weekend of the WDC site. Members are still encouraged to pull up their sleeves going forward this month.