Brad Conlin from the Canadian Wakeboard Open 2012 speaks to the club

With a ring of the bell, President Ruth presided over another evening of Rotary at Chemong Lodge. With Yours truly doing fines, Bob Fawcett taking the 50/50 and Don handling grace, we were off to the races.


President Ruth provided information on the young authors event that the club sponsored through the Lakefield Literary Festival. Photos from the event were in the Herald and a letter of thanks was passed around.


Bob Craw introduced Brad Conlin. Brad has been a long time employee of the lodge and is well known in the community for his contributions to the sport of Wakeboarding.  Starting in 2005, the Canadian Wakeboard Open outgrew Rotary Park in Ennismore in 2008 and moved to Beavermead Park in Peterborough. Attracting 1000 spectators in its first year, last year over 10,000 people attended  including over 100 participants.  In 2009 the event was chosen to host the national championships and did so successfully. Partnering with many community and service organizations along with major sponsors   such as Molsons, the event has drawn large musical acts, with I Mother Earth headlining this year. The event will take place on August 24th to the 26th in Peterborough.  More information can be found at

Other Business:

Don Thornton - Don was speaking with Dawn Strakka and three possible international projects were discussed. More to follow.

Brad Filman - Brad was to accept a cheque from the Triathlon organizers but due to a communication mix up it didn't happen. It will be rescheduled.

Ruth Kuchinad - A three presidents meeting will be occurring tomorrow and the discussion will focus on a project called third world Canada.  More will follow at the next meeting


A Board meeting will take place at Tony and Sue's tomorrow night. It will be a BBQ and the cost will be $5. The meeting will start at 6pm.

July 30th - Girv Devitt will have Terry McQuitty and Simon Conolly speaking about the Lakefield Herald's 10th anniversary

August 9th - No Meeting due to the long weekend

August 16th - TBD

August 20th - The District Governor will visit the club

August 27th - Bob Fawcett