Posted by Basil Dias on Sep 19, 2018

Attendance:    9 members plus 3 guests: Beth Selby, District Governor Elect from the Rotary Club of Cobourg, Larry Whatmore from the Rotary Club of East York, and Daniel Lee, a guest of Barry Smith’s.

Anthem:        Gordon Brown

Grace:            Arthur Retnakaran

Toast to the Queen, Canada and Rotary:  Past President Gerd



 Danny Cassidy requests that the scribes transmit the rotateller reporting as a WORD document. Duly noted.

 President-Elect Barry reported on the Auction Meeting. There is a requirement for volunteers, including a Warehouse Chair, a Communications Chair, and a Volunteers Chair.

    As our Membership Chair, Barry invited us to bring out prospective members to our lunch meetings and social functions.


Marbelous Draw:    Conducted by Gordon, drawn by DG Elect Beth, and won by Frank Allison. The mutant marble eluded Frank, who had to settle for the consolation prize of $5.00.


Sergeant at Arms: 

  No fines this week.


 Rocco collected happy bucks from many in attendance, including but not limited to

Arthur for blatant plagiarism,

Danny for His holiday in Scotland,

Frank for betting on the wrong horse and winning,

Larry for criticism of our alternate version of the National Anthem,

Beth (she’s already visited 39 clubs)


Gerd for a great trip to PEI, following which Dorothy is leaving him with his SPAM.


Guest Speaker:    Gerd introduced our own Danny Cassidy, to tell us about his Ride To Conquer Cancer, and to thank our club for ongoing support.

    50% of Canadians will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime, and 25% will die from cancer. There were 206,200 new cancer diagnosis and 80,000 deaths in 2017!

    Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat because it is usually only diagnosed as stage 4. Danny will ride in his 10th Ride next year, and will receive a hat!

    Among Danny’s great insights were the great target riders are as Rotary prospects, and the opportunity to raise funds from bike rides.


 Frank thanked Danny, and Gerd presented him with a glass for electrolyte intake.

Danny’s presentation is attached. Unfortunately Danny forgot to turn on the recorder so no recording I'm afraid.

“The following application for membership has been reviewed by the Board:

Candidate's Name: Courtney Fisher
Classification: Community Leader
Current Position: Chair/Executive Director, Scarborough Rosewood Food Drive Inc.

If no written objection to the proposal, stating reasons, is received by the board from any
member (other than honorary) of the club within seven (7) days following this publication, the

candidate, upon payment of the prescribed admission fee shall be considered to be elected to
membership. If any such objection has been filed with the Board, the Club shall vote on this
matter at its next meeting.”
September 13 in History:
  • 1503 Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
  • 1909 Ty Cobb clinches AL HR title with his 9th HR (all inside-the-park)
  • 1942 German forces attack Stalingrad.
  • 1955 Swiss inventor George de Mestral is granted a patent for what would become known as Velcro
  • 13 Sept, 2012 - New York City Bans Big Sodas
    September 13th, 2012 : Mayor Bloomberg's appointed health board approved a ban of large sized soft drinks in the city of New York. Bloomberg called for the action as a way to reduce obesity and other health problems