For some of our members, January was spent on the beach in Mexico or Mauii sipping margaritas - but the rest of us are not jealous (really!).  We enjoyed four great Rotary meetings instead.  On 10th Jan we had a presentation about the Gibsons Search and Rescue team.  What a vital role they perform in support of all boaters.  The Club will be making a grant to SAR shortly (subject to member approval) for electrical work at their boathouse.
 
The 17th Jan saw a lively Club Meeting.  We split into 3 groups to brainstorm ideas for a new fundraiser, and also ideas for local service projects.  The six best ideas for each were the subject of an online survey during the following week, and the most popular ideas are now being investigated more fully so that informed decisions can be taken at our next Club Meeting.
 
On the 24th Jan we had a presentation about the work of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation.  Our Club invested $5000 in their endowment fund several years ago and this produces income each year which is aggregated with income for many other investors to make grants to organisations on the coast.
 
Our final event in January was a Wine and Cheese Social at Chris and Carol's place.  This was a great success, and something we may do again from time to time.  If you feel that you could host an event at your home, maybe in April or May, please let Chris know.
For some of our members, January was spent on the beach in Mexico or Mauii sipping margaritas - but the rest of us are not jealous (really!).  We enjoyed four great Rotary meetings instead.  On 10th Jan we had a presentation about the Gibsons Search and Rescue team.  What a vital role they perform in support of all boaters.  The Club will be making a grant to SAR shortly (subject to member approval) for electrical work at their boathouse.
 
The 17th Jan saw a lively Club Meeting.  We split into 3 groups to brainstorm ideas for a new fundraiser, and also ideas for local service projects.  The six best ideas for each were the subject of an online survey during the following week, and the most popular ideas are now being investigated more fully so that informed decisions can be taken at our next Club Meeting.
 
On the 24th Jan we had a presentation about the work of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation.  Our Club invested $5000 in their endowment fund several years ago and this produces income each year which is aggregated with income for many other investors to make grants to organisations on the coast.
 
Our final event in January was a Wine and Cheese Social at Chris and Carol's place.  This was a great success, and something we may do again from time to time.  If you feel that you could host an event at your home, maybe in April or May, please let Chris know.