Our online Business meeting was attended by 22 members.
GUESTS: None - we choose not to invite guests to our Business Meetings.
CLUB DRAW: None, this being an online meeting.
Please remember to contribute gifts for the weekly draw. The stock cupboard is looking a tad bare!
    Secretary Doug named the Salvation Army Christmas Kettles collection on Saturday 2 December, and attendance of the Joint (‘All clubs’) Rotary Christmas Dinner, organized by Saamis Club, as two sources of meeting ‘make-ups’. Sixteen Rotarians and one friend of Rotary rang the bells for the Salvation Army, The dinner was attended by 17 members of our Club plus partners – an excellent turn-out! A request was made to discuss, at a future Business Meeting, what statistics members should submit to Club Secretary, Doug Fleming, for club record-keeping purposes.
    • Dieter Brand                  Dec 10
    • Dale Stein                      Dec 12
    • Gail Halderman              Dec 16
    • Ken Zollner                    Dec 18
    • John John                      Dec 19
    • Reagan Weeks               Dec 27
    • Kitt Brand                      Dec 28
    Rotary Anniversaries:
    • Terry Cooper               16 years         Dec 04, 2007
    • Linnsie Clark                 2 years         Dec 13, 2021
    • Sarah Koch                   8 years         Dec 14, 2015
    • Brent Sekondiak           3 years          Dec 14, 2020
    Wedding Anniversary Rose Runner for December 2023:
    • Alain Guerard
    Minutes: new minutes and a few reminders
    Salvation Army Christmas Kettle collection: Many more volunteers needed! If you are able, please call Shirley, Kettle Coordinator, on 587-253-0740 to offer your services in a time slot and at a venue of your choice, Monday 18 December – Saturday 23 December. Shirley would be most grateful for any help you can give – even if it is just one hour! Our Club did our stint on Saturday 2 December at Walmart.
    District news: Please see in first section of this newsletter, under Rotary District 5360 and Rotary International News.
    Bingo: Next session is on Monday 18 December.
    Club program: Monday 11 December: An in-person meeting at the Lodge; guest speaker: Chris Christie. Monday 18 December: An in-person meeting at the Lodge. Bring a gift valued at no more than $20.00. President’s challenge: a competition during this last meeting of the year: ugliest Christmas tie or sweater!
    Here’s some inspiration!!
    CLUB 1000 RAFFLE TICKETS: Dave Panabaker reminded all to please get their book(s) of raffle tickets sold, preferably before Christmas.
    Members are reminded that our Club 1000 raffle is the principal activity to raise funds for the Rotary Music Festival. 
    Monarch 1911 Society: Mike Christie, who serves on the Board of this new society, informed that Rotarians available on Thursday 21 December, are invited to go to the Monarch (time to be confirmed, possibly 6:30 or 7pm) to view a movie – the very first post-Monarch-renovation screening - free of charge – so as to see, first hand, how the Monarch has been transformed back to its former glory. Gail Halderman pointed out the significance of the date: it will be the 112th birthday of the Monarch on 21 December 2023. How special is that?
    TECH SUPPORT AND COVERAGE FOR SGT-AT-ARMS:  Mike Christie, the club's President-elect, is looking for additional folks to support our technical setup for in-person meetings.  The more people who know how to set up the equipment, the better off the club is.  Mike also needs someone to take over the leadership of the SGT-at-Arms role for each meeting.  
    Family of Rotary
    • Past Rotarian Ray Kemp remains on the second floor of the hospital. He’s recovering from a stroke, doing physiotherapy and appreciates visitors
    • The Presley’s are both home and doing the necessary adjustment
    • Dave and Ann MacLean are both home now, but investigating care facility options
    • Past President Ron Shannon (1988-1989) sends greetings to the Club, via past Rotarian Adolf Seiler
    • Please keep a Board Member informed about members health changes, so that information can be provided to the club through the Weekly News.