Posted by Aman Grewal on Jan 16, 2019

Minutes at the Mic for January 16, 2019

7:00 O Canada

7:05 Breakfast

7:10 Guests

  • Lindsay and Travis from the Circus School (guest speaker),
  • Dawn from the Ladner club,
  • Leo our inbound exchange student.

 7:15 Minutes at the Mic

  • Dave presented Alana with a Paul Harris 7 year pin!
  • Dave is accepting payment for To The Heart of the Matter tickets.
  • Sandy is looking for volunteers for the evening of To The Heart of the Matter. If you know anyone, please let Sandy know. Mostly looking for people to start at 7:30pm.
  • Merrilyn congratulated Kelly who won the Canucks tickets.
  • Rick Molstad mentioned youth services that are being provided by Rotary, so if you know any young people that would be interested, let Rick know. Activities include: adventures in forestry, tourism, film, etc. We are looking for people who can participate in RYLA.
  • Monica mentioned that we are looking for advertisers for the Heart of the Matter.
  • Kathy spoke about the Heart of the Matter auction items: gift certificates are always great.
  • Gloria spoke about the water project in Laos, a project that was spearheaded by Dawn's Rotary club.
  • Paul Leo is now staying at Paul's place, and Paul is very happy.
  • Quinn reminded everyone about Heart of the Matter raffle tickets. 
7:20 Toonie Bucket winner – Lorna

7:30 Guest speaker - Travis Johnson, spoke about the Vancouver Circus School 

  • Travis grew up in New Westminster.
  • His mother started the Vancouver Circus School.
  • Travis came to speak about his program called "Social Circus".
  • Social Circus focuses on teaching circus in third world countries.
  • He spoke about a circus school that they set up in  Thailand.
  • His friend has opened over 20 locations in Afghanistan to teach circus to children.
  • Travis spoke about the amazing developing that he has seen in the youth in these countries (the best jugglers in the world are in Afghanistan, and they're only 11 years old!).
  • They also have a project where they go around rural areas in BC for a week long and teach the at risk youth about circus. 
  • They opened up, "Social Circus Day", which takes place on the first Saturday in March, and they had 68 organizations that participated worldwide! 

8:10 Four Way Test