"Raising my family and taking care of everyone, including elderly parents, has invoked within me a passion to educate others. Awareness and planning are crucial to ensuring dignified care under the best circumstances."   Beth Cockcroft, Sun Life.

 

 

 

President Paul called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.
 
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Kris Akilie
 
TOAST TO QUEEN AND CANADA: Cathy Henry 
 
INVOCATION: Laetitia de Witt
 
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Norris Brown introduced three guests: Jean Stewart, potential member; Romina Flynt, potential member; and Mark Taylor, brother of Matt Taylor. 
 
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

June Manning, serving as Sergeant-at-Arms, accepted happy dollars from: 
Norris Brown
- a great bike trek;
Ron Kozub - fixed his trailer to go camping;
Jim Howes - good to see June;
Dan Toppari - great bike trek;
Rob Welch - just happy;
Sheila Bristo - St. Francis School Boy rowing - won medals;
Laetitia de Witt - thanked everone for their pledges to the bike trek;
Jim Hooper - brother is getting married and looking forward to a tremendous family reunion at the ceremony;
Cathy Henry - congratulated Amy Ball/Friends of Kurdistan for initiating the first rotary club in Iraq;
Paul Massuet - thanked Laetitia and hoped that more would participate next year - our club was second in fundraising for the day;
Paul Monaghan - thanked the club for the participation in the bike trek;
Beth Cockcroft - saw a Rotarian at the Lakeside Theatre;
John Teibert - looking forward to the International Conference in Montreal;
Bob McKay - learned not to cycle a huge distance with knee problems but still had fun at the bike trek. 
   
WHO'S WHO, Don Beard - not available
 
PRESIDENT'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Peter Snodgrass's daughter died at McMaster - funeral arrangements will be posted in the paper. Flowers were sent on behalf of the club.

International Rotary Bike Trek - "Best of Friends" was held on Saturday, June 5th and was a great success.

Fireside meeting at Cathy's on Wednesday, June 9th at 7:30 p.m.

Club Assembly-  St. Catharines Golf Club - Monday 5:30 PM- please let everyone know that it is a dinner meeting.

Board Meeting - Thursday, June 17 George  Darte Funeral Home

Regular Meeting - Monday- June 21st- Rotary Medalist Award presentations

President's last meeting on Monday, June 28th
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bingo June 11th - Sheila asked for help. Chris, Kris and Beth offered to assist.

Afghanistan - Laetitia presented a request to our International Committee to assist in building a school for 4,000 children in Afghanistan.  Moved that $1,500. be donated from our club. Seconded by Sheila. Carried unanimously.

Club Attendance Records - Ron announced that the club attendance records were on each table - would everyone look them over and report any discrepancies to Ron.
 
BIRTHDAYS

Ron Kozub - June 7th, Jim Howes - June 13th
 
50/50 DRAW

Roseanne Morissette drew the six of Hearts.
 
EARLY LEAVERS

Christopher Michael and Najeeb Syed expresed their regret to the speaker and to President Paul and took early leave.
 
GUEST SPEAKER, BETH COCKCROFT, CLASSIFICATION SPEECH 

John Teibert introduced Beth Cockcroft, a Long-Term Care Insurance Specialist. Beth had worked in the pharmacy industry for 25 years and then made a career change to Sun Life in their health care protection program.

Beth has five daughters and two grandsons. She is married to Tim Dennis. She also volunteers at The Boys and Girls Club, Niagara Peninsula Childrens' Centre, and Canadian Blood Services.
 
States Beth: "Raising my family and taking care of everyone, including elderly parents, has invoked within me a passion to educate others. Awareness and planning are crucial to ensuring dignified care under the best circumstances."

The statistics for our aging population have shown that most are not adequately insured for health issues. OHIP doesn't cover many items now and continue to download to all of us.

Beth spoke of Sun Life's, Long-Term Care Plans to enable us all to retire and live our later years with dignity - either in our own homes or in a long-term care facility. Costs for these facilities range from $2,000 per month for a small area upwards. We must all make sure that we have proper wills with appointed power of attorney. 
  
Paul Massuet thanked Beth for an informative talk.
 
ATTENDANCE REPORT

Ron Kozub reported 23 members and six make ups for 85 per cent attendance.

MEETING ADJOURNMENT

As there was no further business for the good of Rotary, President Paul wished everyone a good week in Rotary and adjourned the meeting at 1:30 p.m.