Welcome to the Rotary Club of Midland

Midland

Service Above Self

The first three Wednesdays of the month at 12:15
Midland Cultural Centre
333 King Street
Midland, ON  L4R 4L3
Canada
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P O Box 93   Midland, ON    L4R 4K6

 
Stories
DG Susan Davidson (accompanied by Tony D.) attended our meeting and was introduced by Joyce Campbell as our Guest speaker. Joyce has known both Susan and Tony since her presidential year when she attended the R.I. Conference in South Africa. At that time they shared a un-describable vessel of maybe food and way to much wine.  Susan praised our club for our community involvement. She described our extreme contributions which are visible all over town and relate to so many worthy causes and organizations. (Cancer Care, Kids, and the disadvantaged to name a few). She also mentioned our community contribution through Music in The Park free entertainment for our residents. Our Random Acts of Kindness day inspired her to start a similar program in her own community. Being out front and giving to the community sets a great example and is invaluable PR. She recognised our tremendous history of international efforts as well as our long standing support of the Rotary Exchange Program. We are also to be commended for jointly founding a very successful Rotaract Club. Planting seeds for the future can only help maintain the Rotary Club for years to come. Susan went on to talk about the focus for the year from RI president Barry Rassin "be the inspiration" and talked about finding your passion and showing it off. Let people know what Rotary means and what it can and will achieve. We need to look within to ensure our club is evolving as an inclusive and accepting model service club. Adapting to accommodate all kinds of members will make us stronger. And Don't Forget to BRAG BRAG BRAG.
Lastly Susan reminded us of the upcoming District and RI conventions and how much fun they can be. 
Mora thanked Susan for her talk which obviously showed she knows way too much about Midland (jealous) and then Mora stiffed her for an Inukshuk.
 
Final Note.
    " Some men see things as they are and ask why, others see how things could be and ask why not" thanks RK
Jason Wilson, attended the RI Convention in Toronto along with several thousand other Rotarians. Rather than transcribe my interpretation of what was a very professional presentation, I'm attaching his link and you can enjoy the read. One thing I did want to hear more about and will ask Jason later was about the Magician.
 
Our Vocational Brown bag lunch visit was to Operation Grow, a social enterprise that is really a therapeutic and empowering business venture launched by Huronia Transitional Home. The concept as described by Kathy Willis is to use the enterprise to help reduce the impacts of violence and poverty on women. By successfully launching the First Phase the hope is to become self-sufficient and then be able to pay part-time Vertical Cultivators and Maintenance staff. Kathy states that working with 3rd generations of abuse and poverty inspired them pursue this venture and that it will be entirely participant driven in its scope. The current offerings are kale, 3 different lettuce varieties, basil, cilantro, dressings etc. Current HVAC issues have led to crop loss, damage and infestations,  but they are confident they will be able to stabilize and then partner with local restaurants and markets to provide goods on a year round basis.
The location is also able to support rentable meeting space, an inspectable kitchen and Trauma Yoga and other supportive programs. Kathy admits that the under estimating on the human resources strain this venture would cause was their biggest mistake. but onward and upward, phase 2 will be a 10,000 square foot farm once they work the Smart System kinks of this one. "hey Siri how's the lettuce?". Open hours are Tuesday 12-5, Friday 10-5 and the Chigamic Market that runs 306 Wednesdays. Thanks to Kathy and her staff for the tour and yes we made off with lots of salad fixings and dressings and pesto at the shop!!!
 
 
 
 
 
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Speakers
Christmas Social
Dec 19, 2018
Celebrating the Season with Fellow Rotarians
Chantal Coward
Jan 02, 2019 12:15 PM
Mental Health
Kim McLaughlin
Jan 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Ancestry
The Guesthouse
Jan 16, 2019 12:15 PM
Orientation for Monthly Meals
Anna Hartman
Feb 06, 2019 12:15 PM
Public Image/Branding Our Club
Club Fireside
Feb 13, 2019 5:30 PM
**NO NOON MEETING**
Vicki Hannan
Feb 20, 2019 12:15 PM
Simcoe County Circles
Daryl Lalonde
Mar 06, 2019
Classification
Club Fireside
Apr 10, 2019 5:30 PM
**NO NOON MEETING**