Featured presentation today was by our own distinguished (Past-President) Pritam Lamba, loosely entitled "The Importance of Being a Sikh." In reality Pritam provided a comprehensive overview of Sikhism in all aspects including: the history (often turbulent), the religion, the customs, language, the context of Sikhism in India (4th largest religion in India, yet only 1.9% of the total population) and an explanation of the colourful clothing (turban included), and the Khalsa five attributes. And there was even more. Pritam wore some of his finery and displayed items such as the headwear and kirpan.
His sense of humour pervaded as usual and the members and guests were quite enthralled.
Pictured with Pritam are Rod Morrison (L, who introduced Pritam as one of ((more to come)) Rotarians of diverse background to present to us), and President Warren Philp. A most interesting talk Pritam.
 
 
 
Special guests attending the PORT ARTHUR ROTARY Club Meeting - October 9, 2019

Returning for a brief (birthday present ) stay with former hosts Leslie Savistsky and Warren Philp, was 2014-15 inbound exchange student to our club Jitte Wegbold (pictured with Leslie and Warren) from the Netherlands. Jitte has a semester at Humber College Toronto in business (she loves it) and was delighted to revisit Thunder Bay and see many old friends (Rotary and non-Rotary). Jitte spoke briefly about her ongoing involvement in Rotary and the values obtained in the student exchange program. Her vibrant and mature presence was most appreciated on this rather cool,wet day in the north. The club is thrilled about her ongoing success in life back home. Keep in touch Jitte.
 
Rotaract President Catherine Kibiuk (centre) and Rotaract publicist Maya Ranta joined us today to hear our guest presentation and share some of the many good things the burgeoning club (up to 42 members!) is doing in Thunder Bay area. It is heartening to say the least to see this arm of Rotary flourishing. They are pictured with Rotary-Rotaract liaison and mentor Kevin Holloway (both girls are craving for a Rotary toque as modelled by Kevin!!)