Posted by Peter Masson on Sep 12, 2018
Anthem: Gordon Brown

Grace: Barry Smith

Toast: Donna Salamalay

Attendance: 10 plus guest

Guest: Anthony Lippa


President Donna reminded us of the annual District 7070 Foundation Walk to be held in
Klienburg. Maddi will be organizing our participation for the Walk and accepting any
donations for the Foundation.

• Arthur will be sending out an invitation to members who wish to volunteer for the next
Habitat for Humanity “Builders’ Breakfast”. Because the numbers attending will be
smaller this time, only one volunteer will be required each day from our club. Stay
tuned for Arthur’s invite. Dates: Sept 20, 21, 22nd event locatation at 44-1365
Morningside Ave. (Same place as last two H4H breakfasts.) Meet at the kitchen around
7 a.m. - (look for Gerard's blue mini-van) at 140 Pinery Trail in Malvern - same as the
last two years. It will be in the south building (the two north buildings are complete)
and the driveway to the underground is at the east end of the building. Anyone
interested in volunteering, please send an E-mail to

Donna reported on her visit with Arthur earlier in the day as guests of Lee Soda to the
Agincourt Community Services facilities on Shephard & Midland Ave and The Agincourt
Senior Centre at Kennedy/Ellesmere. The former mostly serves the needs of the
homeless with showers, food bank and counseling while the latter provides
accommodation for recent immigrants, homeless and needy seniors. Group Two will be
reviewing the needs for ACS in the future and how we can participate in light of
reduced funding announced from the United Way.

• Barry Smith alerted us to his invitation to bring potential candidates for membership to
a special luncheon meeting to be held Oct 11th.

Marbelous Draw: Today our guest Anthony arranged to have Dhanni to be the winner but for
only the $5 consolation prize.

Sergeant at Arms:
Gordon acted as the S@A today and fined any present who were NOT at the
Boat-Fest hosted by Mike and Sandra Mushet last Thurs at Cathedral Bluffs Y.C.

• Mike who thanked Dhanni for lending John as our BBQ grill master and Peter for
contributing his magic thermometer which, together, yielded perfectly done steaks and
salmon on the grill.

Peter thanked Mike as well for his high-test/quality Scotch and David was very familiar
with their names as a local connoisseur of Scotch.
• A good time was enjoyed by all present.

Program: Rocco took the podium to tell us some details about the R.C.A (Rotary Charity
Auction) on the “TV”/Internet that three clubs will be having on Saturday December 1st. (Ours,
Twilight and East York)

LAST DATE FOR ITEMS TO BE SUBMITTED ........... October 31st.
The live part of the auction will take place at East York Community Centre as in the past. We
will be limited to 10 items to be shown per 15 minute interval during the 14 hour air-time so
they should each have at least a value of $100 or more. Smaller ones will have to be packaged
with other items. This year because bidding will be coming in on phones as it has in the past we
hope that hockey tickets and other highly sought after items will be available to yield premium
prices. Gift certificates for restaurants, theatre tickets for quality shows are good too. Any cash
donations accrue to our club.
Volunteers will be needed from all three clubs and each club is to raise $5,000 in sponsorships
to underwrite the cost of putting this on via CHCH-TV
Auction solicitation packages will be available for all members at the next meeting Sept 13th.
Attached is a link to Rocco’s presentation:

As Donna thanked Rocco for bringing us the latest news for this event she remarked that the
club will still have to develop plans for another fund raiser in order to match funding needed
for our Community and International project budgets.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand”
– A Chinese proverb
(from Chris Snyder’s book “Creating Opportunities- A Volunteer’s Memoir”
Editors Note: Just back from vacation. Sorry for the delay!
September 6 in history
  • 1666 After St Paul's Cathedral and much of the city had been burned down over four days, the Great Fire of London is finally extinguished.
  • 1898 Lord Kitchener destroys Mahdi's tomb in Omdurman
  • 1901 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York.
  • 1920 Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight
  • And on this day in 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s baseball record when he played in his 2,131st consecutive game. Once considered a near-impossible feat, “the streak,” which continued for 2,632 games, earned him the nickname, Iron Man.