Darryl Jackson
Darryl Jackson was the first in-person program speaker for a regular weekly meeting at Julie’s Airport Café on October 6. 
When he began, he told his audience he speaks using his hands a lot and had a tough time condensing his personal history in the time allotted. A linear path has never been his path; he has always been a “What’s next?” kind of guy. 
He was born in Nanaimo and grew up in nearby Cedar. In high school he wanted to do everything and was terrified of choosing something he would later regret. His goal was to see what the world had to offer so he ran away with a carnival in his late teens. 
He has had multiple careers including cook, firefighter, fisherman, commercial diver, fish farm worker, entrepreneur who owns an ice cream truck and power engineer to name a few. Each has a lengthy story behind it. He said there was no way to fit all the stories into his presentation so we received the Reader’s Digest version. 
When he arrived in Powell River to start over again, he didn’t know anyone but found people so open and so friendly. His “What’s next?” was gone and this was the first place that actually felt like home. Everything he has always wanted is here. He has two kids, two dogs, two cats, a wonderful wife and the best career of all being a grandfather. 
And he is looking forward to becoming even more involved with his community through Rotary. 
Any Rotarians with suggestions for programs are asked to contact Anne H.
Oct 13 – Hospice Update with society president Cathy Fisher. 
Oct 20 – Kelly Belanger, new member talk
Oct 27 – A Potluck for Polio Fundraiser, Auction of items donated by members. 
Nov 3 – Vanessa Sparrow, School Food Literacy program coordinator, School District 47
Nov 10 – Ionatan Waisgluis, Square Byte, Online visibility for business and non-profits, 10 tips for success.
Nov 17 – Club AGM and nomination of officers for 2022-23.
Nov 24 – Linda Shabin and Avi Sterberg, VIU Culinary Arts School at Birch Tree Café. 
Dec 1- Eagle Walz from PR Parks and Wilderness Society will give an update on the trails and huts on the Sunshine Coast Trail. 
Elke reported that there will be a different kind of auction at the October 27 meeting Potluck for Polio social event at The ARC. She will offer an authentic Black Forest Cake and suggested others an offer to wash a care or walk a dog. Tickets are $30 each and a $20 receipt from the Rotary Foundation will be issued. Doors open at 6 pm and dinner items will be served by the social committee members. Spouses and guests welcome. 
Monica reported that sales entered into the system now total $6160. $75 packages are the best sellers and $25 ones are second. Town Centre Mall table is available outside the liquor store on Fridays and Saturdays from 11-4 pm. Let Deborah know when you are available to sell. Please call her at 604.458.5668 if you wish to sell there. 
Bingo is ready to go and Monica is looking for someone to take chair that subcommittee. 
Read To Me books have been ordered. 
Scott reported a new member proposal is being circulated.
Joyce reported that Interactors are planning a Pumpkins for Polio carving contest