Fleming Event Management Program presents to the club
 

President Brad Filman toasted Brazil, Mexico, France and Canada this evening bringing the Rotary meeting to order promptly at 6:30.  Chris Tworkowski recited the 4-Way test and Don Thornton gave his traditional blessing.   Don also won the 50/50 draw.  Mary Conchelos, guest of Ruth Kuchinad, Jennifer Tworkowski, Alicia and Julie our two YE students and Mike & Heather, Julie’s family, were each introduced by Sgt-At-Arms, John Taylor. Dave Tilley regaled us with his funny fines.

 

PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS

President Brad reported that Sue Davidson sent a card thanking us for the flowers she received.

Brad also announced the 35th Rotary/Holiday Ford Golf Classic will be held on June 6th; it is sponsored by the Peterborough-Kawartha Club. 

 

Youth Exchange Moment – Alicia will be attending the May19-22nd trip to Ottawa via Orillia.  She expects to partner with an inbound student from Mexico where she will be going in August.

NOTE:  A ride to Orillia is needed for students attending this function.  Please contact Don Thornton if you can help.

Julie reported she had been doing lots of sports.  She tried lacrosse, track & field, tennis.  She visited Dave T. and family and played basketball. She also entered a 5 Km race, had a time of 26 min and came 3rd in her age group.  Congrats, Julie!

Julie will be moving to Heffernans at end of April. 

International – Don Thornton spoke about the need for 2 more host families for our incoming student, Sarah, from Denmark.

 

SPEAKER

Brian Parks introduced Lauren & Kim, the two Fleming students who had helped us with the Adventures in Tourism program.   They put together 2 power point presentations, Go Loco for Local.  And they have a Facebook page called adventuresintourism2012.  This year they had 11 students, 5 males, 6 females who were interested in the culinary program.  Students felt the experience was very impressive and life changing.  They did do an evaluation which is available on request.  Overall the program scored  4.5 out of 5. 

The girls made recommendations such as making the program better fit culinary interests or changing delivery information to guidance depts. to find people with more diverse interests and growing the program.  And a communications plan is required to make this program more sustainable.

 

The girls had a wonderful learning experience and will be joining our Roteract group in Peterborough.

Bob Craw thanked the ladies for a very interesting presentation.  Several suggestions were made by club members as to how best to take up the slack of the Fleming College program closure.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ruth Kuchinad alerted the club to the Camp Kawartha Bike-a-thon taking place on Sunday, May 27th, 9:30 am.  More info at www.campkawartha.ca

 

Bob Fawcett spoke about the Bobcaygeon Bikefest.  We decided not to put on the Bikers Breakfast this year, since it looks like others will be doing one.

 

Prez Brad asked each of us to think about potential fund raisers for the club and to e-mail him the ideas for next week.  We will then have a discussion on the merits of each idea.

 

Brad thanked the guests and wished everyone a safe ride home.

 

Calendar

Apr 23 6:30 pm                    Chemong Lodge                   Al Hitchon, Habitat for Humanity

Apr 26, 11-2                         Millennium Park                   Super Spring Clean-up, call Ruth for more details

Apr 30 6:30 pm                    Chemong Lodge   Open