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Rotary Club of Fonthill
Weekly Zoom Meeting - Minutes
August 19th, 2020
1.    Open meeting: – welcome everyone - introduce guests
Hugh introduced Outbound Exchange Student 2019-2020 Victor Kalenda
 
2.    Land Acknowledgement: Ann
 
3.    Toast: Bob
To the Queen and Canada, To the Office of the President of United States, and To the President of Rotary International
 
4.    4-WAY TEST: Dave
Of the things we think say or do
  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build good will and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
5.    Invocation: Hugh
 
6.    President’s Report/Correspondence/Announcements:
a) Healthy Communities – We are looking for a club member to spearhead the new Environment pillar.
b) Rotary Scholarships - Pat has the Rotary medallions for the student recipients of our Rotary Scholarships
c) Interact - Pat has requested that someone replace her as Club Liaison for Interact.  Janet, Ann, and Heather have volunteered for this, and will be reaching out to Jeanette Lewis (Friend of Rotary) who has been involved with Pat in this area.
d) Canada Games - Paul S. reported that he together with John Cappa met with Canada Games representatives on Monday to discuss how we can help in 2021.  They asked that we share the volunteer link with our members on niagara2021.ca 
The games are scheduled for the third and fourth weeks of August 2021.
On August 19, 2021 Pelham will host the bicycle road race, which will start and end under the Rotary Arches.
“13 for 13” – The 13 municipalities in Niagara will each be paired with one of the 13 Provinces and Territories.  Pelham will be paired with Alberta.  Frank will speak with the 13 Rotary Clubs in Niagara regarding participation.
e) PODS – Paul Snack reported that the September POD met under the bandshell to plan for their month.  They are looking at how we can vary the format of meetings to aid in recruitment of new members of all ages.
The September 02 meeting will remain at 7pm by Zoom and the focus will be discussion and planning in more detail.
The move back to Wednesday Morning meetings that was approved at the meeting last week will occur after the Sept 02 meeting.
Ann and Angela are involved in planning for new options and meeting formats.
f) In Person Meetings with Remote Options – Bob and Lance have looked into possible technical expertise available to assist with this.  Lance provided a contact at https://www.b4networks.ca/
They are part of a referral group that he belongs to and are a proactive community minded company here in Fonthill.  Dave sent them an email and is waiting for a response.
In the meantime Paul S. will be in touch with the folks at the Meridian Centre regarding what kind of AV options they have available to handle challenges with audio when using Zoom during an in-person meeting once we reconvene in person meetings.  Paul indicated that staff there are not certain when room rentals will be available again, but it will be happening.
 
7.    Speaker: Victor Kalenda (outbound exchange student 2019-2020)
Introduction – Mike Taylor
Victor shared photos of his year as a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Switzerland and described many of his experiences there.  He thanked the club for making this life changing experience possible.  
The club will provide a donation to the Pelham Library in thanks for his presentation.
 
8.    Birthdays: Randy Momot – August 19
Rotary Anniversaries: none
9.    Rotary Moment/Happy Loonies
Victor’s presentation was this week’s Rotary Moment
 
10.    Action items
6.c)  Janet, Ann, and Heather will be reaching out to Jeanette Lewis (Friend of Rotary) who has been involved with Pat in relation to Interact.
6.d) Frank will speak with the 13 Rotary Clubs in Niagara regarding support for the “13 for 13” Canada Games initiative.
6.f) Paul S. will connect with Meridian Centre staff regarding AV options.
 
Next Meeting:
Aug 26, 2020 7:00 PM via Zoom
Guest Speaker: Tracy Geoffroy, ED, Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation
 
Rotary Club of Fonthill
Meridian Community Centre, 2nd Floor
100 Wellspring Way
Fonthill, Ontario
Meeting Weekly Wednesday 7:15 am