Posted by Arthur Retnakaran on Aug 15, 2018
Chairperson: President Donna Salamalay
National Anthem: Gordon Brown
Grace: Basil Diaz
Toast to the Queen, Canada and Rotary: President Donna
Attendance: 9 including 1 guest
  1. Arthur introduced his guest, Carolyn Stewart. She is the Financial Adviser at the RBC branch at Victoria Park and Van Horne. She is interested in joining our club.
  2. Basil thanked everyone who assisted in collecting donations at the Ribfest in Thompson Park. He informed us that they had received close to 39K in donations out of which our share would be 3 0r 4K.
  3. Donna informed us that the Woodbridge Rotary Club was having their Ribfest during the weekend.
  4. Gordon announced that the next meeting on Aug 14th will be for the Honorary Members of our Club and is looking for volunteers who can give rides to some of the members.
Marbelous Draw: Alan Meredith conducted the draw. Carolyn drew Basil’s ticket but unfortunately he did not pick the magic marble and was rewarded with the consolation prize of $5.
Sergeant at Arms:
Kathleen was the Sergeant and she collected happy bucks.
Alan gave $100 IOU.
Gordon was happy about the Premier League starting.
Rocco was happy about the Ribfest.
Jim was also pleased about the Ribfest.
Kathleen was happy about her vacation in Disneyland.
Arthur was happy to have Carolyn as his guest.
Speaker: President Donna presented  plans for her Presidency. She outlined the objectives and members who will lead.
Adjournment: President Donna closed the meeting by wishing everyone a pleasant week.
August 9, in History:
  • 1842 US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty
  • 1898 Rudolf Diesel of Germany obtains patent #608,845 for his internal combustion engine, later known as the diesel engine
  • 1936 Jesse Owens is part of the American 4 x 100m relay team that wins gold in world record (39.8) at the Berlin Olympics; his 4th gold medal of the Games
  • 1945 US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki.
  • 1974 Richard Nixon resigns as US President and VP Gerald Ford swears the oath of office to take his place as the 38th US President.