Rotary Meeting of May 20, 2020.
9 Rotarians and a number of guests attended the ZOOM meeting.
Our guests were Anne and Don Soepboer, ADG Brenda Waugh (Scotland), PDG Don Watkins (RC of Peterborough-Kawartha) and Debbie Vance (Charter President of the RC of Ucluelet, BC)
Don Watkins was President of the RC of Tillsonburg in 1981-82 and was District Governor 7080 during the early 1990's.
Trip of the Month news: PDG Karen Oakes (Simcoe) and Eugene Todd have donated their Trip winnings back to the Club in a very generous gesture to help Rotary when we can not raise funds for community work due to the pandemic. Thank you!
Jay Weiler has been trimming the grass at our tree nursery near the Community Centre Complex.
John Lohuis showed a video of the flooding in Ft. McMurray due to an ice jam in the Athabasca River. The downtown business district was completely flooded. John was there a year ago for the Communities in Bloom as a judge.
Speaker: Debbie Vance spoke to us about her experience in Rotary. She is the Charter President of the RC of Ucluelet, BC, a small town (pop. 1700) on Vancouver Island's west coast. She moved there from Vancouver and started the Rotary Club (Chartered January 2019) through contacts on the Community Facebook page for the town. She created enthusiasm within the town for Rotary and the work it does in communities. She now also serves on the Zone Committee for new club development and she supplies the Social Media tools to promote Rotary. Debbie creates graphics to promote Rotary on all Social Media.
Her Facebook page has her graphics and the RI Facebook page has a great deal of information about Rotary that can be downloaded.
Here are some of her graphics:
-4 Way Test graphic.
-Women in Rotary.
-May is Rotary Youth Service Month.
-April is Maternal and Child Health Month.
-Rotary Club Locator App.
-October 24 is World Polio Day - End Polio Now.
-Rotary Foundation.
-Rotary's 6 Areas of Focus.
-Rotary - Ignite Your Passion.
- Rotary - Wash Your Hands (pandemic prevention).
-Membership: Our Greatest Asset.