Posted by Nick Aroutzidis on Aug 19, 2018
August 23, 2018: John Miller, “SSM  Mzansi Youth  Choir”, John Wright will introduce, and Elizabeth Gaffney will thank our speaker.

Head Table:  Our President Paul Roulston, invites, John Wright, Gerry Thuss, Dan Vito, Alan Wakelin, Sue Wakelin, Anne Walsh and Steve Weed, to join him at the head table.
 
Today at Rotary: Today we had the pleasure of learning about our own member Bob Malcolmson as he delivered his classification talk.
 
Bob Malcolmson speaking about his Classification in Corporate work Policy and Planning.
 
Bob began his talk by noting that he was a charter member of Canada's first Rotaract club charted in Oshawa in 1969. His family originated in The Orkney's in Scotland, then to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Oshawa, Oakville, Midland, Georgetown and now Stratford. He and his wife Manny have daughters Megan in Stratford who is director of food services at Laurier U;  Rebecca Cronin (and husband Chris and family) Georgetown; Heather Barecishs (and husband Chuck and family) at Bothwell). Rebecca works at Sick kids while Heather and Chris and family farm 3000 acres at Bothwell. Then there is a delightful dog named Tinkerbell at home.
 
Bob emphasized that he is now retired, but his life was (and still is) very much a life of involvement with community organizations and community causes.  This, along with his career with Thompson News papers meant that Bob was 'in the news' quite a bit. In Halton Hills (Georgetown), Bob was a leader in the United Way, Chamber of Commerce, Heart and Stroke, Cancer society, Agricultural Society and Kin Senior Christmas Tour of Lights.
 
 As a Kinsman, Bob was heavily involved in their Cystic Fibrosis work. As National CF Chair he travelled over 45000 miles speaking at Kin zone and district meetings and two national conventions.
 
In Chamber of Commerce work, Bob was active in chambers in Georgetown, Brampton, Oshawa and greater Toronto (where he worked as a Government Policy Analyst).
 
Our speaker was introduced by Kevin Silver and thanked by John Wright.
 
Scribe - Norm Bird
 
 
Linda Bathe gave an update on Hospice and the foundation is in.
 
Update on Hospice Foundation which has raised most of the money for the building and project.
 
 
Guests:  Today we welcomed Dianne Yundt  from the Festival City club, Keith Tappan from Michigan, Darcy Kroh, Katheryn Haynes and Noah Drummond Rankine.
 
Katherine Hahn thanking participants in last weeks car rally in honour of late husband Dave Blackburn. A very successful endeavor.
 
Draw: The draw prize today was donated by Doug Thompson and was won by Lisa Breault.
 
Make-ups: no report
 
August’s Attendance Committee: Bob Gulliford (I/C), Nick Aroutzidis, Mike Gruszcynski, Bryan Lapier, Arlene Pol, Steve Monteith, Dan Scarborough, Josef Frank, Norm Bird
 
September’s Attendance Committee: Steve Rae (I/C), John Hood Tidman, Ken Nesbitt, Berny Nymeyer, Gordon Sherwin, Harry Brightwell, Ian Fisher, John Fisher.