This week we hear from David Taylor and the fundraising potential using matching grants and a new Rotary-exclusive incentive from the 
Government of Canada.
 
Rotary meeting – January 18th, 2016
 
Meeting called to order at 11:45am.
 
Guests – Ashley White, outgoing exchange student.
 
Health of the Club – Al Rostad is having another surgery.
 
Lou Henderson with a Rotary Cares Raffle update – Only 2 tickets left!
 
Rotary Gala meeting at 12pm at the Casino on Wednesday, January 20th
  • April 30th at the Norsemen Inn
  • Plea for donations – tax deduction
  • Use of credit card for ticket sales
  • There is a need for silent auction items
  • Currently need a live auction co-ordinator
 
Feedback on the past evening meeting as very good.
 
Sheila Herle with a Stop Hunger Now update
 
  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Using the Max Mclean arena
  • We have an enclosed trailer that we are using for bottle drives at schools, etc.
  • Need 180+ volunteers
 
Dawn Anderson is looking for a speaker for the Feb. 29th meeting.
 
Happy Bucks and Fines
 
Fines for Ken Roberts, Paul Pedersen, Carman Mason, David Taylor, Leroy Johnson and Kim Boyko.
 
Presentation on the Rotary Foundation by David Taylor:
  • Government of Canada and the Rotary Foundation 5 year partnership.
  • Matching funds of 1.2 Million each year for 5 years.
  • Matching will be at a rate of 1:1.
  • Peace and conflict resolution will not be matched.
  • Child and maternal health is the preferred area of the government of Canada.
  • Will not support scholarships, construction or the purchase of vehicles and major medical equipment.
  • Water filtration devices are eligible.
  • The Rotary Foundation will call for projects annually.
  • TRFC website has an Excel spreadsheet calculator for the amount of funding available for a project.
  • Kim Boyko is great at grant applications.
  • There is a need for projects.
 
Carmen Mason – 4 Seasons Park signs are updated!
 
50/50 Draw – David Taylor drew the King of Spades.