Speaker:    Kim Richer, Manager of the Lloyd Mall
Introduced by:  Paul Richer
Thanked by:  Vic Juba
Kim Richer, Manager at the Lloyd Mall for the past 14 years, brought the membership up-to-date on the construction progress that has been happening at the Lloyd Mall for the past several months. Construction will probably continue for another 12 months with the current phase to be completed early December,the  next phase will begin in February and should be completed before October of 2015.  We are asked to 'practice patience' for some time yet!  Unfortunately, due to privacy requirements and contractual  agreements  Kim was unable to inform and/or confirm any businesses , however upon completion there will be over 50 stores and services taking up residence at the mall.  The outer conceptual drawings were revealed and by all appearances things look very modern indeed.  The landlord is spending approximately  $15 million plus on exterior and upgrades to the building, parking lot and new signage including two new pylon signs with electronic reader boards to advertise tenants and promotions.  New tenants will be investing substantially in the build out of their stores.  Kim stated that in the end, there will be a great mix of national retailers in LloydMall and the community should be pleased to have such a shopping destination choice for Lloydminster and surrounding trade areas.   Kim also provided the Club Auction Gift  today which raised $68.00 for the coffers.  Thanks Kim!
We were pleased to welcome Brenda Lee from the Vermilion Club.  Brenda is the District Governor's Assistant for the 2014-15 year.
Vic Stelmaschuk help to raise some 'funny' money via the Sgt-at-Arms position.
Some events currently in the planning stages are: (1)  Hallowe'en Family Fun Night at the Sports Centre hosted by the Border City Club and the Lloydminster Rotary Club  (2) Consideration of an appropriate memorial structure to replace the Rotary Fountain at Weaver Park that was recently taken away through City re-development  (3)  Updated Signage at Rotary Park
Speaker next week:   Robin Acton and Jill Applegate will be some of the presenters for the Rotary Employment Partnership Program, so come and hear all about this program and how Lloydminster maintains the #1 supporter in the District.