Posted by Nick Aroutzidis on Sep 08, 2019
September 12, 2019: Club Ownership.
Head Table:  Our President Brent Shackleton, invites all major chairpersons, to join him at the head table.

Today at Rotary: District Governor Tony Sheard’s message to us was all about the advancement of Rotary in our lives and in the community.  The biggest challenge these days is getting people to listen to our story. The modern world bombards us with information every second of the day. Our natural reaction is to shut down, to stop listening.  In consequence, people do not hear our story, they do not know of our local and international accomplishments, they do not have any interest in joining our team.  This is tragic because Rotary needs to be grown if Rotary is to continue to connect the world.  Healthy membership is the lifeblood of any organization and Rotary is no different.
District Governor and speaker Tony Sheard spoke to our club on upcoming events and challenges in clubs. With wife Sylvia.
The District wants to `Grow Rotary’ but how do we achieve this goal?  People will join and they will stay if they see good value in staying.  Good value is building life-saving Aqua boxes. Better value is watching the CBC National News coverage of the recent hurricane devastation in the Bahamas and seeing our aqua-boxes stacked up behind Global Medic’s Rahul Singh - ready to be delivered to the area.
2019-2020 marks the first year of Rotay’s new Strategic Plan with our new vision statement:
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.
This plan has 4 priorities:
Increase our IMPACT – partnerships with external organizations
EXPAND our reach – new members, new clubs
Enhance participant ENGAGEMENT – ensure the involvement of members
Increase our ability to ADAPT – be like Apple, not Kodak or Sears
Tony also stressed that we continue our support of the Rotary Foundation.  We should make it a charity of choice.  After all, it is our club we control the actions, we have a say in the future.
So, we must continue to grow, and we have to get our message out by telling our stories. Further we need to support the work of the Foundation and finally, we must connect with others. Success comes through integrity, inclusiveness & diversity.
Scribe: John D. Wright
Painting by Denise Nonomura  up for auction by Dragon Boat Committee . Tickets $5 each or 5 for $20.
Guests: We welcomed Randy Pettapiece M.P.P. and AG Dianne Yundt from the FCRC.
Draw: Mark Smith was the winner of the draw prize donated by Michael Fox.
Make-ups: Dave Hunt, September 3, at the FCRC. 
September’s Attendance Committee: John Hood Tidman (I/C), Ken Nesbitt, Berny Nymeyer, Gordon Sherwin, Harry Brightwell, Ian Fisher, John Fisher, Basil Hurst.
October’s Attendance Committee: George Schroeder (I/C), Doug Thompson, Angus MacDermid, Gary Wreford, Lynn McKone, Rob Ritz, Mike Nielsen, Bert Clifford, Peter Roach.