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D'Esterre House
1801 Beaufort Ave
Comox, BC  V9M 1R9
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ROTARY CLUB OF COMOX BULLETIN
October 10th 2018
 
 
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Bread Making Day
Thank you to Dawn Postnikoff for organizing a bread making day with Rob
Mathewson from Parksville on Saturday September 29 at Blue Moon Winery! 

Rob was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and came with starter "sponge" or
"poolish" dough for us to practice on, making 24 loaves of bread. With lunch
we enjoy a delicious Curried Apple Zucchini  soup made by Rob's wife Shelley and
sampled two of our delicious fresh baked breads. Then we each baked 6 loaves of bread
from our own poolish for a total of 60 loaves of bread! Everyone took home
two loaves of bread and Dawn took the rest to Lake Trail School Monday morning for the students. To top this wonderful day off, when we left we
were treated to beautiful cut dahlias from the winery garden for our own tables.
 
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A challenge to clean the world's rivers

 

 

In 2009, Salvador Rico stood in the waters of the Russian River in Northern California with other members of the Rotary Club of South Ukiah. They were there for a river cleanup, during which they removed toilets, refrigerators, car parts, and garbage. That event led to an ambitious initiative called Cleaning the Rivers of the World.

After participating in the Russian River cleanup, Rico’s thoughts turned to the Ameca River, which flows past his father’s farm in western Mexico. That was where, he believed, his oldest sister contracted the poliovirus that killed her in the 1960s. 

 

The Rotary clubs of Ameca, Mexico, and of Rohnert Park-Cotati and South Ukiah, California, clean up the Ameca River. “I always hoped that someday I could go home and do something to turn all the sewage into pristine waters,” says Salvador Rico, the Rotary member who organized the clean up.

“My older siblings would play in the river,” he says, “and that particular river carried sewage from the city of Tala.”

Rico also thought of another river, the Lerma, which runs near his old elementary school. His teachers would let children play in a pristine tributary that flowed from a canyon but not in the main channel of the Lerma, which carried trash and toxic waste from Guadalajara. 

So when Rico’s district governor, Helaine Campbell, asked clubs to carry out a signature water-related project in 2013-14, Rico proposed a cleanup of the Ameca River.

With the help of Vicente Paredes of the Rotary Club of San Pedro de Tlaquepaque, Mexico, who connected people and worked on logistics, the Rotary clubs of Ameca, Mexico, and of Rohnert Park-Cotati and South Ukiah, California, carried out the first Ameca River cleanup day in April 2014. They have since organized more cleanups of the river. 

That project eventually expanded to become Cleaning the Rivers of the World, which has challenged Rotary clubs across the globe to clean up a river. The initiative has been adopted by the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group as part of the Annual World Water Day Challenge, as well as by the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group. Rotarians have organized cleanup projects in Colombia, India, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, and Venezuela, as well as in other parts of Mexico and the United States.  

In 2018, Rico joined his fellow Rotarians in a project on the Lerma River. “As a kid, I always hoped that someday I could go home and do something to turn all the sewage into pristine waters,” he says. “Now I can say, with a clear conscience, that I did everything I could to leave a better world for our kids.” 

– Frank Bures

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Dont Forget to RSVP
You are invited to the Sept 20th Meeting . Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.
 
Event:Sept 20th Meeting
Date:Sep 20, 2018 6:00 PM  - Sep 20, 2018 8:00 PM
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Location:BC Canada
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This Thursday's meeting we will hear from Joanne Schroeder from CV Child Develpment Assoc.

Dinner will feature grilled sausages, roasted potatoes, seasonal veg and salad. Please RSVP your attendence.

Thank you

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Meeting Responsibilities
October 10th 2018
 
Gate Keeper
Carrel, Alix
 
Greeter/Thanker
Evanochko, Christene
 
Rotary Moment
Witt, Paul
 
January 10th 2019
 
Gate Keeper
Gibson, Keith
 
Greeter/Thanker
Imai, Naoya
 
Rotary Moment
Van Haarlem, Rob
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Karla Hammond
November 8
 
Rod McKenzie
November 8
 
Kevin Wilson
November 16
 
Richard Boyle
November 16
 
Michael Bergob
November 29
 
Join Date
Ernie von Schilling
November 1, 1972
47 years