CHARLES HAS CAPTURED THE INFORMATION OF OUR MEETING WITH THE FOCUS OF OUR DISTRICT GOVERNORS VISIT.
 
 Registrar's report :   Grant  reported  19 members present, and our District Governor, Jack Amico and his wife Mike
                                  

 
Announcements: 

Art Festival:
Jim Howden circulated sign-up sheets for our fund raising event. Workers are needed on Friday September 6. Sat. Sept 7, and Sun. Sept. 8.  fIf you missed signing up at the meeting Please respond to Jim’s e-mail
 
Festival of Art booth at the Farmer’s Market
If you can volunteer to help staff the booth at the Farmer’s Market Please contact Drew

Sergeant-At-Arms:  Don MacDonald
    
Bill Had a nice game of golf with some other Rotarians
Katherine announced she and Paul will be Grandparents again 
Arby was sad to announce that Luba would be leaving next Thursday
Clarence is rising early because he is babysitting his granddaughter
Pam has grandchildren visiting
Sandy enjoyed our meeting last week
Jeanette was happy she had been to NYC to bring Fresh Air Kids and of course managed to see some shows
Gerry golfed but not with Bill,
Jim Merritt enjoying his woodworking
Drew, second son engaged
Grant had a prepaid happy buck for going to Montreal
Shirley reno’s  started in Jan finished today
Mike was enjoying the fine October weather
 
 Program :     
     
Bob introduced our District Governor,    Samuel “Jack Amico” who attended with his wife, Mike.
Jack spoke about the RI President, Gary Huang’s theme for this Rotary year which is “Light up Rotary”.
He needs Rotarian’s help to promote Rotary rather than remain “a best kept secret”.  
He asked us to help by having the mayor declare a Rotary Day in conjunction with a fundraising project.
He would like to see articles in the local papers telling what Rotary accomplishes.
He would like us to wear our “light up Rotary” pins and when someone asks he wants us to brag about Rotary.
He promoted a Rotary Day at the Buffalo Bisons game on August 23.  For more info http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Events/EvpEventDetails.aspx?accountid=50043&eid=eacd451d-d121-41ac-af7c-792a3c82c1f5&tid=2
This year’s district Conference is a special event. Rotary District 7090 Buffalo Bash is October 25-26.  He promises a great party and great speakers. more info at http://rotarybuffalobash.com/
 
  Future Programs
 
August 21 CAITLIN BOLITHO WILL GIVE US AN UPDATE WITH THE HAMILTON BULLDOGS -
 

    
 Duty  Roster:          
                    Registration                     Invocation           Speaker Intro.             Speaker Apreciation                     Grapevine

Aug 21          Zulauf                Roche            Murphy                Vandermolen                       McCloskey
Aug 28          Whiteside          Hahn             Rizzuto                      Arbuckle                         Howden  
 
Please find your own spare  ( a trade works !!)  and notify Jim H. and Bob

Rregrets for absences are appreciated by the Board. 


Chas Daly, Editor