A bittersweet final day as President for Rod Morrison- he proved again a consummate leader in handling the agenda, appropriately thanking many colleagues and passing the baton to incoming President Krysta Logozzo Daniele.

32 Rotarians were on hand to congratulate Rod on an exceptional year and welcome President Krysta.

Bob Tomlinson was lead host with a littler help from his friend, Past-President Kevin Holloway. All attending proudly wore Rotary togs of one sort or another (many in the Rotary toque on a summer day).

There was a lengthy list of speakers, all in unique Rotary points in their Service lives:

1. Rod honoured Lori Mitchell, outgoing ED at Salvation Army for her 5 years of excellence at the helm there. She moves on to be area commander for 22 "ministries" in the Toronto GTA as well as some northern locales. Lori graciously thanked everyone for their support and this was reciprocated.

2. Rod thanked all his Committee Chairs for yeoman service over the year..indeed as we all know, exceedingly challenging considering the pandemic.
Rod once again showed his skill as an interpreter of service with his farewell reflection. The many positive achievements of the club were reviewed in considerable detail (see below).

3. Following consultation, Rod made the announcement of our club (dual) ROTARIANS OF THE YEAR: Chris Bailey and Warren Philp.

Chris has had a very strong hand as co-treasurer (along with Leslie Savitsky) including great skill at professional advice on money matters, compelling preparation and communication in all the same. Hearty congrats to Chris (pictured),

Past-President Warren  was described by Rod as a multiple driver in many club activities and a major public face in the community representing Rotary.  (Modest Warren is also pictured in his unique Rotary beer club shirt). Again, congrats Warren.

4. Business announcements: included updates on membership stats for the year, the Dew Drop Inn Commitment (Dave Silliman), Arpad Z's final departure June 29th to Romania, and the Rotary Visioning Exercise under Blaine Johnson (Krysta LD)..a presentation to follow.

5. Rod Morrison delivered a final farewell reflection..as always poignant and relevant to the club and it's mission:(Rod is pictured). He will continue on as Past-President always willing and able to pitch in for the club. His virtual "fĂȘte" was made by Warren Philp, a fine testimonial to his leadership, a promise for an improved one later, in person, and instructions for Rod to open a gift from the club; a fine RI plaque honouring him as outgoing president. 
 Of note Rod issued a special thank you to Kishore Sakrahni (Hong Kong Rotary and Shuniah resident) for introducing him to the club in 2016..and with a meteoric rise to leadership thereafter.
 Nice job Warren 
The meeting closed right on time! The attendees were energized. Thank you Rod for a very fine year in such challenging times!