Posted by Phyllis Grier on Dec 06, 2017
Regular Meeting - November 27, 2017
Members in attendance – Doug, Jason, Phyllis, Tom, Sandy, Vikash, Jonathan, Laurie, Sarah and Archie
Members via online attendance - Madiha
Guests - Jayrani Bungsy
Thank you Daniel for donating the pair of speakers for us to use for our online meetings, we truly appreciate your help.
Everyone please take a minute and go to to do a quick survey for Mary our server. The code you will need is 9221, this could mean free pancakes for you and bonus for Mary.
President's Message

At our November 27th meeting  we had a presentation from Jayrani Bungsy, business auditor with Ontario Tire Stewardship. Her subject: Recycling - An Environmental Success.

In Ontario, 100 million tires have been recycled since the program inception in 2009. If stacked on top of one another, 100 million tires would be equivalent in height to not just one, but over 36,000 CN Towers. Thankfully, old tires are now recycled here in the province and are no longer creating stockpiles or ending up in landfills.

Before the Used Tires Stewardship Program started, most of these tires accumulated into large tire piles posing serious environmental and safety risks. In fact, through the Used Tires Program, Ontario now has a 100 per cent diversion rate, meaning that 100 per cent of the scrap tires collected in the province are responsibly recycled and diverted from landfills. Recycled tires are now transformed to create sustainable products designed for the home, garden and landscaping such as patio tiles, planters, rubber landscaping mulch, gym flooring, playground surfacing and more..

Thank you Jayrani, for choosing to align your business expertise with a very commendable cause. I think it is our lesson to make sure we try to align our career choices along side our own good values. If we all were to think in this altruistic way, the world could only become a better place.

Take care..

Doug Higgins
President, 2017-18

Club Speaker Duties
Phyllis  January 08 and 22
Archie  February 12 and 26
Sandy  March 12 and 26
Sarah  April 09 and 23
Louise  May 14 and 28
Doug  June 11 and 25

Please advise Phyllis when you have secured your speaker

Announcements & Happenings
1) Happy Dates for November-
Birthday greetings to Doug (Nov 18), Laurie (Nov 24) and Greg (Nov 25)

2) Club Christmas Party - Saturday December 16 at Tom & Shirley's home. Cost is $15 for entrée and cake, members to bring a potluck dish and your own drinks. Phyllis will have list to sign up at next meeting.
3) Salvation Army Kettles - Louise has confirmed 10 evenings at Square One and has sent out schedules to all members. Please remember your shift and take a photo and send to Phyllis to post on our Facebook page.

4) Harbourtown Sound Fundraiser - the concert was a big success, 13 of our members/family attended. Through matching grants, $130,000 was raised for PolioPlus from our District.
5) Fundscrip - Thank you Louise for arranging this fundraiser. With everyone's help, especially Sophie and Louise' office, we ordered in excess of $13,000 worth of gift cards.

6) Dictionaries - we will be delivering books to 3 schools on Monday December 11. Sarah will work with Alexis to donate the rest to needy schools.

7) Sing Along at Credit Valley - Jan Gerrard has arranged this at the foyer on December 13. Thank you to Sophie Clements and her office for donating 216 chocolate chip cookies for this function.

8) ShoeBox Project - scheduled for January 3-8, 2018. Louise advised more volunteers are needed for the trip to Nogales Mexico, please let her know if you are interested. Our club has donated $1000 to the project.

9) Line Dance - Confirmed for Friday April 6, tickets are now available to sell. Please start collecting silent auction items, we are hoping for at least 60 quality items.
10) Online Meeting - Jason has arranged for Google Hangout so you can join our meeting if you cannot physically attend. The directions to sign on is on our website, at the bottom right hand corner under Home Page Download Files. Please email Jason if you have trouble signing in.

11) Attendance Requirement Reminder – Each member shall maintain 75% of meeting during the Rotary Year, July 1-June 30 (18 meetings). 50% of the meetings must be at the home Club in each of the first and second six month periods in the Rotary Year. Please remember to advise Sandy if you have done a Make-Up 14 days prior to or following a missed meeting.


Next Meeting December 11, 2017 
Armin Ghazi on Protecting Your Data at the U.S. Border
Please join us and bring a friend