Meeting Summary - January 12, 2015
Speaker:      Vocational by Rotarian Khurston Bullock
Introducer:   Her proposer, Rotarian Paul Richer
Thank You:  Rotarian Chris Benoit
Vocational:  One of the most enjoyable speakers at any Rotary meeting is the Vocational presentation.  This is the time when the membership is given the privilege of knowing more about their fellow Rotarians on their journey of life, both past and present.  Today we were not disappointed when the club heard the vocational of Rotarian Khurston Bullock.  Khurston spoke of her early childhood, growing up on a farm near Maidstone,  where she was heavily involved in 4H for many years, which helped to provide her with a solid and knowledgeable grounding for the future.  Khurston spoke openly about her life in dealing with mental issues and stated that she is now on the right track for a wonderful future both in life and work.  Khurston is presently employed at Lakeland College and sees many career expansion opportunities in the future.  Khurston is presently on the board of directors for the Libby Young Centre and does volunteer work for the Health Foundation.    Her motto every motto, which is a good one for all of us, is: Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up and Never Give Up.  Thank You Khurston
Donation Presentations:   On behalf of the Club, President Richard made several donations to various organizations, as a result of the annual Christmas Auction.  They were:  $4,884. to the Olive Tree (accepted by John Halliday), $4,884 to the Salvation Army (accepted by Shannon Weinberger) and $2,440. to Avery School (accepted by Rob Merilees and Sheldon Eggen).   The club also made a $2,000. to the  Catholic School Division(accepted by Alison Fulkerth) to support their youth lunch program for one year.  Last summer the club members worked at the Streetscapes event and raised $2,210. from the Barbecue, which was also given to the Olive Tree, along  with $800.00 to help offset their expenses in printing The Community Guide Book.
Radio Days:   Members were encouraged to support the upcoming Radio Days in February by way of selling advertisements to businesses in the community. Ads are $100.00 each, so if you are interested, please contact Randy Aston.
Dream Vacation:   Hopefully all the Dream Vacation tickets have been turned in, ready for the 1st draw on January 15th.  If not, please contact Charlene Rowein ASAP
Rotaract:  Khurston Bullock is planning on 'reactivating' Rotaract at Lakeland College, with meetings set for the third Tuesday of every month at the College.
Auction Gift:  Donated by Randy Aston - and the winner was one of our guests,  John Halliday.   
Next  Week:   Our speaker will be Daren Elder, CAO of the RM of Wilton.