CLARENCE RECORDED THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING
 

President Bob opened the meeting.

 

 

Registrars report;

Rotarian Shirley reported that there were 22 Rotarians present at the meeting, exchange students Jo Ann and Gabo, and guests Gail Schaming and speaker Thanh Campbell and guest.

 

Happy Bucks:

Clarence – happy to have won two baseball playoff games this week.

Charles – Scott has returned which means Charles is back at the gym.

Sandy – to quote Dick, “just happy”.

Marshall – played golf.

Jim P. and Don – happy to be here.

Shirley – loves the extended summer.

Dick – happy that his grandson is being courted ($) by many US universities.

Al – just happy for Dick.

Katherine –experienced a flood last week at home.

Mike –watching US open tennis and pleased with positive feedback from tennis student.

Roger – had a great last week at the cottage with family.

Pamela – glad to be off crutches.

Grant – son Jim is being interviewed by Cominco in Alaska.

Bob M. – his Mexican workers are leaving for home tomorrow.

Donna – Loved cottage time and off to Alaska next week.

Jim M. – finds that time goes by more slowly when looking after twins.

Jeanette – happy for exchange students and sad for demise of rescue dog.

Arbee – glad that her grandchild is recovering from foot and mouth disease and will be 2 tomorrow.

Sharon – glad for a short work week.

Student Joanne – is a great piano player.

Student Gabo – interested in many activities and sports at school.

Guest Thanh – happy with the great meal, people and country.

 

 

 

Announcements:

President Bob reminded us of a number of upcoming events:

* The Festival of Art this weekend with Friday 4 pm set-up, Saturday 6:45 start and Sunday clean-up after 4 pm. Could all available meet their schedule commitments and show-up for additional assistance when possible.

* The district “Buffalo Bash” is on Oct. 25 and 26 and hopefully some of us can attend.

* The member annual dues are past due.

* Host families are needed for Gabo for the periods January through March and April through July (July being a travel month for Gabo).

* A Board of Directors meeting is to follow this meeting.

* Please bring your IDEAS with plans for fund raising to our next meeting and if you are not able to attend, please email your thoughts to President Bob.

 

Sandy reported that our individual sponsorship for the 5 km. run raised $335.00

 

 

Program:

Our guest, professional speaker and author Thanh Campbell (child # 32) gave us an overview of his life story. He was mistaken to be an orphan in an orphanage in Siagon and was flown our as part of a 57 child rescue mission in the midst of the Vietnam war, 1975. He was adopted by the Campbell family with 5 children and grew up in Cambridge and Moncton.

In 2004 his life took on new meaning when by chance he was connected to another orphan living in Sarnia who was on the same flight. The two of them went on Speakers Corner and the news media began picking up on their story, connection 42 of 57 in one year.

His true parents became aware of the story in Vietnam and this has since led to two reunions of his family.

He has published his story “Orphan 32” and hopes to publish a children’s book and a movie.

He has started a charity called “Hope For The World Productions”.

Our thanks to Thanh for bringing his story to us.

 

 

Duties and Upcoming Meetings:

Please refer to the Club Runner. Please remember to bring your laptops, tablets to the meeting if you require assistance with Clubrunner on October 2nd.

President Bob opened the meeting.

 

 

Registrars report;

Rotarian Shirley reported that there were 22 Rotarians present at the meeting, exchange students Jo Ann and Gabo, and guests Gail Schaming and speaker Thanh Campbell and guest.

 

Happy Bucks:

Clarence – happy to have won two baseball playoff games this week.

Charles – Scott has returned which means Charles is back at the gym.

Sandy – to quote Dick, “just happy”.

Marshall – played golf.

Jim P. and Don – happy to be here.

Shirley – loves the extended summer.

Dick – happy that his grandson is being courted ($) by many US universities.

Al – just happy for Dick.

Katherine –experienced a flood last week at home.

Mike –watching US open tennis and pleased with positive feedback from tennis student.

Roger – had a great last week at the cottage with family.

Pamela – glad to be off crutches.

Grant – son Jim is being interviewed by Cominco in Alaska.

Bob M. – his Mexican workers are leaving for home tomorrow.

Donna – Loved cottage time and off to Alaska next week.

Jim M. – finds that time goes by more slowly when looking after twins.

Jeanette – happy for exchange students and sad for demise of rescue dog.

Arbee – glad that her grandchild is recovering from foot and mouth disease and will be 2 tomorrow.

Sharon – glad for a short work week.

Student Joanne – is a great piano player.

Student Gabo – interested in many activities and sports at schoo.

Guest Thanh – happy with the great meal, people and country.

 

 

 

Announcements:

President Bob reminded us of a number of upcoming events:

* The Festival of Art this weekendwith Friday 4 pm set-up, Saturday 6:45 start and Sunday clean-up after 4 pm. Could all available meet their schedule commitments and show-up for additional assistance when possible.

* The district “Buffalo Bash” is on Oct. 25 and 26 and hopefully some of us can attend.

* The member dues are due.

* Host families are needed for Gabo for the periods January through March and April through July (July being a travel month for Gabo).

* A Board of Directors meeting is to follow this meeting.

* Please bring your IDEAS with plans for fund raising to our next meeting and if you are not able to attend, please email your thoughts to President Bob.

 

Sandy reported that our individual sponsorship for the 5 km. run raised $335.00

 

 

Program:

Our guest, professional speaker and author Thanh Campbell (child # 32) gave us an overview of his life story. He was mistaken to be an orphan in an orphanage in Siagon and was flown our as part of a 57 child rescue mission in the midst of the Vietnam war, 1975. He was adopted by the Campbell family with 5 children and grew up in Cambridge and Moncton.

In 2004 his life took on new meaning when by chance he was connected to another orphan living in Sarnia who was on the same flight. The two of them went on Speakers Corner and the news media began picking up on their story, connection 42 of 57 in one year.

His true parents became aware of the story in Vietnam and this has since led to two reunions of his family.

He has published his story “Orphan 32” and hopes to publish a children’s book and a movie.

He has started a charity called “Hope For The World Productions”.

Our thanks to Thanh for bringing his story to us.

 

 

Duties and Upcoming Meetings:

Please refer to the Club Runner.