Posted by Jim Moore on Aug 01, 2017

Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington

Meeting Minutes

July 31, 2017

Call to Order
Mike Ruhl called to order the regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington at 06:30 PM on July 31, 2017 at the Guelph Country Club.
We had 3 guests at tonight’s meeting – Brendan & Liam Barbour, sons of Brad and  Dorothy ?? , guest of Frank McCowan
Approval of minutes from last meeting
  1. This was an informal meeting - Club Bar-B-Que .  We had an excellent dinner on the patio with a few cold beverages
Open issues:
  1. 8 Rotarians atttended tonight's meeting
Past Business Discussion (from July 10)
  1. Wayne Bricknell discussed the race results and how the opportunity to work with other clubs, like the Rotary Club of Guelph, had changed his outlook. The city sees us as only Rotary, yet it is the clubs themselves that create the separations. We need to work more collaboratively with all the clubs and should look for some common projects. Wayne announced that this year’s Duck Race approached $41,000 in net cash. Final accounting TBD
    1. It was suggested that a note thanking our corporate sponsors be created to show our gratitude and where moneys will be going
    2. It was also noted that having our charities take part in selling was a huge success. It was motioned and carried that we round up to the nearest ‘$100, when setting the amounts given
    3. Dwayne M. asked that only 1 cheque be issued to ease accounting and licensing issues
President’s Address (From July 10)
  1. Mike thanked Frank Scott for his efforts this past year and providing Mike the opportunity to serve. He also thanked Frank for pushing and ensuring he received the required training. Mike had a few key messages:
    1. Membership
      1. We are experiencing a decline in membership. To remain a vibrant club we should look at ways to diversify our base. He suggested that our reputation within the city is an older men’s club , which we need to change
        1. Younger members
        2. More female members
        3. Diversify
    2. Special Projects Committee
      1. Mike thanked Frank Scott again for his & Frank McCowan’s leadership on the Special Projects Committee.
        1. Mandate was to streamline the committee structure and update the bylaws
        2. Mike’s goal is to implement these changes
    3. Duck Race
      1. Mike also wanted to push the Duck Race to new heights. He felt that:
        1. Corporate donations were a success
        2. Expansion to include the charities was a success we need to keep going
        3. Continue to expand
Meeting Statistics:
Mike Ruhl adjourned the meeting at 7:15 PM.
Minutes submitted by:  Jim Moore
Minutes approved by:   
Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington - Meeting Minutes - Jul31,2017 Jim Moore 2017-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Moore on Jan 22, 2013

At the Board Meeting, held on January 21, 2013 we discussed what level of follow up had occured with respect to th potential members who attended last October. We would ask that any sponsor discuss the otential of a follow up meeting. I followed up on January 22,2013 with Loyd Longfield regarding contact information for Richard Wheeler & AllanKinerva.

The following sponsors should ask the following people about attending a second meeting:

1) Caitlin Walkinshaw  -  sponsor  Will MacTaggart

2) Chris Perkins  - sponsor Dave Van am

3) Greg Early   - sponsor Dan Kelley

4) Ben Hatfield  - sponsor Jon Scott

5) Paul Pinnarelo  - sponsor  Brad Barbour 


 Jim Moore 

Membership Update Jim Moore 2013-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Grand Prize Duck Race Winner - 2013 Richard Ritsema 2012-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Frank Scott on Jan 22, 2012
ImageLloyd Longfield gave a very interesting talk about his earlier life including his past employment activities. Lloyd is currently the President of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. He is thanked for his talk by Martin Van Dam, Club President.
Lloyd Longfield Classification Talk Frank Scott 2012-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Frank Scott on Jan 08, 2012
Frank Valeriotte provided a very interesting capsule summary of a day in a life of an MP. The meeting included guests and was also highlighted by cheque presentations to Hopewell Homes and to Onward Willow for the purchase of a smart board that was actually parlayed into two smartboards for the benefit of students at Willow West Public School.   
Frank Valeriotte, MP, Speaks Frank Scott 2012-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Frank Scott on Jun 19, 2011
In preparation for the July 1, 2011 Duck Race,  taggers were busy preparing ducks for the big event ! Thanks to Rob Ireland for providing ideal Duck Tagging facilities (and food!) and to all the members who participated! 
Duck Tagging- The Race is Near! Frank Scott 2011-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Frank Scott on Jun 05, 2011
Participants of Camp Enterprise attended the June 6, 2011 meeting and spoke about their experiences and answered questions from the club. Sammy, from an NGO group in Cameroon gave a presentation on water and agriculture projects in Cameroon that are helping agriculture in that part of Africa.  
Camp Enterprise Meeting night/ Cameroon NGO speaker Frank Scott 2011-06-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Frank Scott on Apr 04, 2011
HOPEWELL HOMES VISIT- MARCH 7, 2011 Frank Scott 2011-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Frank Scott on Apr 04, 2011
HOSPICE WELLINGTON CHEQUE PRESENTATION- MARCH 28, 2011 Frank Scott 2011-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Induction Photos added to 2010 Photo Album - Under "Journals" Frank Scott 2010-12-28 00:00:00Z 0
Dan Kelley's Classification Speech- November 29, 2010 Frank Scott 2010-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Inductions - November 22, 2010 Frank Scott 2010-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ian Chambers on Sep 19, 2010
Dean Scott a local farmer and farm equipment sales consultant provided an interesting and informative overview of the farming business in Canada covering e.g. revenues, captial expenditures, and technology used to optimize productivity and costs per acre etc.

Dean is seen here with Dr. Wayne Wright and Julia White after his presentation.
Farming In Canada Ian Chambers 2010-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
New Photo Album Added for 2010 Ian Chambers 0
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Ian Chambers 0
Trailer - The Final Inch - Polio Ian Chambers 0
Posted by Ian Chambers
Our District Governor, Bernd Dinnert (L) and his wife Ann gather with Jim Moore and his wife Shiela following Bernd's address to the club, which focused on the need to encourage more young people in their 20s to become active Rotarians.    This is the video Bernd referred to:
District Governer Visits RCGW Ian Chambers 0
Offical Duck Race - Announcement of Winners Ian Chambers 0
Posted by Ian Chambers
We will feature one country at a time highlighting the good, and the not so good if applicable - and identify needs. NAMIBIA - SW Africa - After looking at the "Tourism" video please review the additional videos, some of which share information on issues such as HIV-AIDS / Malaria (References support of the the Billings WY Rotary Club) / Poverty / Impact of uranium mining on workers' health / Job development = Training local diamond cutters..... Click on more... below

Africa-Learning More-Country of the Month -Namibia Ian Chambers 0
Duck Race - Supporting Hopewell Homes Ian Chambers 0
Posted by Frank Scott
..............................................NAMES BELOW  (More...)

We will be contacting you very soon...
Congratulations and thank you for supporting the Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington , Hospice Wellington and Hopewell Homes.

DUCK RACE Winners Frank Scott 0
Winners - 2010 Duck Race Ian Chambers 0
Canada Day Duck Race GUELPH Ian Chambers 0
Brazil - Floods - Homeless Ian Chambers 0
Photgraphs - Albums Added Ian Chambers 0
Golf June 7 - Country Club (9 holes) Ian Chambers 0
Posted by Ian Chambers
We would like to advise our supporters of a unanimous decision made recently by the Board of ShelterBox Canada that will impact all stakeholders. ShelterBox Canada will now operate as Disaster Aid Canada
Shelter Box Canada - Org. Change Ian Chambers 0
Posted by Ian Chambers

Peter Katona was introduced tonight by Julia White.

Julia is on the board of "Foodlink" Waterloo Region.

 "Making the local food connection"

MAY 10 "Foodlink" Ian Chambers 0
Posted by Ian Chambers
Jim MacKenzie provided information on the soon to be opened new facility at Kortright and Scottsdale.
Hospice Wellington provides:
Guelph Hospice Ian Chambers 0
Hammond Power Systems Tour Ian Chambers 0
Duchess of Cornwall @ Shelter Box VIDEO Ian Chambers 0
Posted by Ian Chambers
John and Joanne Oosterhuis the founders of Hopewell Homes shared the history and current activities.
Hopewell Homes Ian Chambers 0
Posted by Jim Moore
If you enjoyed the Olympics….   and want to experience another international celebration this year, it's time to get off the fence and register for the RI Conference - Montreal 2010.

Rotary Int'l Conference Montreal Jim Moore 0
Posted by Ian Chambers
An initial consignment of 448 ShelterBoxes is being sent to Chile in response to the massive earthquake that hit the country. UPDATED March 4

Shelter Boxes for Chile Ian Chambers 0
Posted by Ian Chambers
Gold is our new Goal.....More Photos - see Curling March1 photo album -Right panel
"PICK 4" for Sochi 2014 Ian Chambers 0
International Committee page has been updated Wayne Wright 0 Feb. 22 Meeting Ian Chambers 0
Posted by Ian Chambers
More Videos: See Shelter Box Page in the left side panel on the home page. Please help Rotary provide more Shelter boxes for Haiti (& the next global disaster). Make your cheque out to the Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington - Charitable Foundation, & you will receive a Tax Receipt
Video links - Shelter Boxes - Haiti Ian Chambers 0
Posted by Ian Chambers
On July 1, 2010, thousands of ducks will float down the Speed River at Riverside Park. The proceeds from the Duck Race will allow the Rotary Club to make a difference in the Guelph community. BECOME A SPONSOR - Refer to GotDuck page:
Duck Race - Ready, Steady, Go on July 1 Ian Chambers 0
Posted by Richard Ritsema
Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington
P.O. Box 1637, Station Main
Guelph, ON
N1H 6R7
MAILING ADDRESS Richard Ritsema 0
Don't forget the eBulletin! Richard Ritsema 0