Meeting Summary - Tuesday, July 28th
Speaker:                  District Governor Tim Schilds
Introduced by:       Assistant District Governor Brenda Lee from the Vermilion Club
Thanked by:           President Wayde
The club was pleased to receive District Governor Tim and his wife Sally who are making their annual visit to all clubs in District 5370. DG Tim met with the directors prior to the noon meeting to listen to the club goals for the coming year and provide input and assistance where necessary.  The meeting presentation revolved  the 2015-16 theme  'Be A Gift to the World'  which can done in many ways in the Rotary world.  DG Tim spoke of the generous  work of Rotary Foundation, as well as the work for the ongoing Polio Plus campaign, to irradiate Polio throughout the world. There are only three pandemic countries in the world, Pakistan, Nigeria and Africa.  Rotarians were asked to advocate for the Polio vaccine in Canada as less than 50% are receiving the vaccine.  It was noted that with all the travel now, Polio is just a plane ride away.  DG Tim spoke of his project in the District 'Stop Hunger Now' and is asking the clubs to get involved in this program and end the cycle of poverty.  DG Tim hopes to package 1 million meal packs for distribution and feels this is a realistic goal if everyone is involved.  Closing thought:  You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.  Let's be a Gift to the World.
District Conference:     The membership were encouraged to sign up for the District Conference in Dawson Creek, October 1-4
Auction Gift:       Donation by Paul Richer - won by John Halliday.
Sgt-at-Arms:    Sheldon Servold raised a few dollars for the coffers - thanks Sheldon
Looking Ahead:   To the Million Dollar Dinner in Edmonton April 22-23/16  Information to follow later  but mark your calendars now.
Next Monday:   No meeting - Civic Holiday - August 3rd .   See you on August 10th when the guest speaker will be the Vermilion President, Dawn Riley.
Thank You:    To Rotarians Wayde Blythe and Glenn Fagan, who gave District Governor Tim and his wife Sally a tour of the City following the noon meeting.
Thought for the Day:    Life is a long lesson in humility