Welcome to the Rotary Club of Midland

Midland

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Midland Cultural Centre
333 King Street
Midland, ON  L4R 4L3
Canada
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Mailing Address

P O Box 93   Midland, ON    L4R 4K6

 
Stories
Today's Program was a Terry Fox Run Primer and tune-up as well as feedback meeting, Don Chapman, from our local TFR organizing committee started the program with a thank you for all the Midland Rotary has done to support the run over the years. Secondly he ran us through a quick pop quiz focused on the numbers surrounding the run. Next he reviewed the results over the past three years and stressed that our run, hits way over it's weight in terms of per capita dollars raised. He revealed some of the coming years plan and goals before turning the meeting over to Pat Boyd for the fun part of the meeting. In the "Bag of Junk" exercise we attemped in groups to quickly go from object to attributes to brain storming Ideas. Some got it, some didn't. Thanks to Andre Sanche from our group for rescuing and answer from our mis-conceived analysis. Oh boy. 
Our Guest Speaker today was Alison Braun, an Orillia Rotarian who operates a company called Earth Treks and specializes in sustainable travel mostly taking small groups to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in a way that is good for the culture of the area and natural environment. They try to do a carbon offset for each person who travels with them. Alison shared many photos from the areas they travel in.
 
For more information go to her website at www.earthtreks.ca
Joyce Campbell introduced our District Governor Mike Kinsey... Mike is very passionate about Rotary and his enthusiasm shines through. He moved to Barrie (temporarily he thought) about 30 years ago. However that soon changed and he started a company called MAK Mechanical in Barrie. He joined Rotary and then his real rotary moment was a trip to Cambodia to deliver bicycles, this turned out to be a start of another project in which a new school was built with assistance from Barrie Kempenfelt club, other district clubs. They have been supporting the school and recently set up a sewing school to give villagers a chance to earn a living. At District Level, Mike took on the 7010 New Generations which oversees Interact, Rotaract, Short term exchanges, New Generation Services & Ryla. Mike is most proud that there are 7 Rotaract Clubs in the district, that we continue to raise funds and awareness to end polio (next week we have marching orders and will be wearing ponchos). He also advised to use the Rotary Club Central, which has some good information. Mike also challenged us to get all our old Rotary Records and get them up on the Cloud, so it can be seen by others and new members... As his last deed Mike presented Pres Bill with his Rotary Black Sheep Pin.
 
 
 
 
 
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Speakers
Operation Grow
May 30, 2018
Tour of New Facility
Board
Jun 06, 2018
Club Assembly
St. Theresa's Students
Jun 13, 2018
Trip to Tanzania