Rotary District 7070
NSRC Bulletin June 8, 2022
Chair:    President Danny Cassidy
Attendance:                14 members in person, plus one on Zoom.   Guests:   Dorothy Evans, past president of the Markham Sunrise Rotary Club
Anthem:                      Frank
Grace:                         N/A
Toast to the Queen, Canada, and Rotary: President Danny, who also supplied the libations

  • Danny requested that everyone reply to his email regarding which Group they want to be in next year. He also advised that seven people have volunteered for "Kids against Hunger Canada,” packing meals at Humber College with Jennifer Jones. She will be at that time the President of Rotary International.
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Guest Speaker   Basil introduced our guest speaker from Shelter Box – JoAnna Black, a Parkdale Rotary Club member.
Some of the highlights from her presentation:
  • Shelter Box was founded by members of a Rotary Club in England in 2000.
  • Since then, Shelter Box has helped over 2 million people in about 190 countries
  • Shelter Box’s goal is to go where other organizations don’t / won’t go – i.e., more remote areas of a country.
  • Items included in a Shelter Box could include gardening and farming tools, water filters, a tarpaulin, a tent, cooking sets, mosquito nets, and solar lights. These items could vary depending on where it was being sent to.
To see JoAnna's presentation, please click on this link:
For more information, Shelter Box Canada’s website is
Frank formally thanked JoAnna for her presentation.
   Sergeant at Arms – Rocco
  • Rocco stated that he wasn’t going to fine anyone but warned us that in the future, if you don’t have a Rotary pin on, then you would be fined. He then asked for Happy Bucks.
  • Barry was happy that he had recovered from the virus he caught during his stay in Ottawa.
  • Frank had a good trip to the U.K. He said that you would never know there was Covid there and he ‘broke a lot of the rules’ including going to a football match (Liverpool v Everton) where there were ‘thousands of people, but he never got Covid!  
  • Dhanni is pleased that John is recovering well after his knee operation.
  • Courtney was pleased to learn more about Shelter Box. He also stated that he was looking forward to his upcoming Presidency.
  • Danny was pleased to see so many (15) attending in person, including our guest speaker. He will be doing the ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer this weekend. It will be his 12th time taking part in it.
  • Alan told us he had friends visiting from Edinburgh he had met many years ago through Rotary.
  • Gerd was very pleased with the Shelter Box presentation. He also told us he recently flew an owl to Moosonee. Gerd and Dorothy are going to walk the Bruce Trail again for the 9th time. Apparently, he and Dorothy are 2 of only 16 people who have walked the Bruce Trail 8 times.
  • Arthur is pleased that his daughter’s cancer treatment is going well. Also, his son told him of some medication that looks promising in controlling obesity.  
President Danny thanked everyone for attending and then closed the meeting.    
Editor's note: Unfortunately, COVID finally caught up with the editor, so the bulletin is late. Apologies! 







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