President John called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.

National Anthem: Matt Taylor

Toast to the Queen & Canada: Arie Vrugteveen

Invocation: Sheree Taillon

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS AND VISITING ROTARIANS 

No guests or visiting Rotarians in attendance.

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Elizabeth Zimmerman, serving as Sergeant-at-Arms, accepted happy dollars.  
  
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bingo Update – Beth Cockroft, next Bingo – looking for volunteers?

Monday February 21 meeting – Cancelled – Family Day

Friday February 18 – Rotary Ski Day

Monday February 28 meeting moved to Wednesday March 2, 2011. Wednesday March 2, 2011 – Paul Harris Fellowship Dinner – Jim Hooper - President John announced the timetable for March 2-Paul Harris night- Drinks @ 6:15 p.m. followed by dinner @ 7:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Zimmerman announced a YWCA upcoming sleepover fundraiser to raise awareness about homelessness. A pledge sheet was circulated and Elizabeth received over $300 in pledges from Rotarians.

BIRTHDAYS

February 1 – Arie Vrugteveen (Lisa Marie Pressley, Louis St. Laurent 12th PM of Canada),

February 8 – Najeeb Syed (James Dean, Jules Verne).

50/50 DRAW

$2/ ticket - Find one of two Jokers.

EARLY LEAVERS

None

GUEST SPEAKER, JEAN STEWART, CLASSIFICATION TALK   
  
Jean gave her classification talk.   
  
Bob McKay thanked Jean.  
  
ATTENDANCE REPORT

Ron Kozub reported 85% attendance - 6 make-ups.

ADJOURNMENT

As there was no further business for the good of Rotary, President John wished everyone a good week in Rotary and left members with this thought for the day:

"Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad."Norm Papernick