Member pictureJim Howden recorded the Grapevine for Kathryn Curran's Classification Report Update
 

Meeting July 31st

 

Registrar’s report:  

 

Sharon reported 18 members present.

 

Announcement:

 

President Bob presented Wayne with his official Past President’s pin.

 

Sergeant-at–Arms:  

 

Don passed handled the “shoe” this week.  The following are some of the notable happy events. 

Wayne- is happy to be out campaigning and putting up signs.

Pam- enjoyed a wonderful visit with daughter and infant twins.

Sharon – happy to going on holidays

Bob- Club recognized Bob’s birthday and he was presented with a small cake and one candle.

Marty- Enjoyed attending a meeting of the Oakville Rotary Club.

Bill- One of his curling buddies from his Scotland curling trips is making a recovery after being in the hospital since March.

Clarence- Son left with his 2 granddaughter after a 2 week visit.

Jeanette- She is taking the Fresh Air kids back to New York and plans to take in a couple of Broadway shows when she is there.

Roger-Leaving for a trip to Newfoundland after just returning from the cottage

Grant- Daughter has returned to Calgary after a month long visit.

Jim H – Enjoying the seasonal bounty of the Niagara Region

 

Announcements

 

August 7th  Bob advised that we will meet at Cibo’s next week at 6:00PM and will tour the farmer’s market and than go back to Cibo’s for dinner. Shirley M will send a final notice out to members that they must advise Jim M if they plan to attend together with their spouses and friends. 

 

August 14th District Governor will be attending. Board will meet at 5:00PM. We need a good attendance at this meeting.

 

September 6 and 7th Festival of Art jointly hosted by Rotary Club and Community Living.  Grant reported that vendors’ spots are filling up. Marty will be asking for volunteers to help put up signs after the August long weekend. 

 

Program

 

Linda introduced returning member Kathryn Curran and noted that Katherine was one of the first female members of the Grimsby Club. Katherine advised that since is a returning member that she would only briefly mention her work history but would comment on some of her notable memories of growing up in Toronto. Katherine had a long and successful career in the education field including a number of senior positions and following retirement consulting positions with the Ministry of Education. Her father was involved in the military and was teaching pilots from other countries English at Exhibition place during the Second World War and continued in the education field after the war.  She recalled a number of stories from her youth including the capture of the notorious Boyd Gang across from her home at near Yonge and Sheppard in the in the early fifties. She awoke one morning with police and army vehicles packing the street in front of their house with the capture in progress. She believes that it was her father that tipped off the police after discovering muddy footprints leading from the river to the barn. The name of the person tipping off the police was never disclosed due to fear of reprisal from the gang.

Katherine mentioned that all her male relatives were involved with Rotary at some point in their lives.

Jeanette thanked Katherine and on behalf of the Club welcomed her back to Rotary.

 

 Coming Events

 

August 7th Farmer’s market at 6:00PM and CIBOs at 7:00PM

August 14th District Governors Visit

Sept 6 and 7th Festival of Arts

 

Grapevine recorded by Jim Howden