Reporter: Arthur Retnakaran
Rotary Luncheon
August 12th 2015
  1. Chairperson – Gerd Wengler (President)
  2. National Anthem – Frank Allison
  3. Grace – Kevin Moore
  4. Toast to the Queen, Canada and Rotary – Gerd Wengler
  5. Guests(2) Anne Kozich, Program Development Officer, Air Cadets; 
  6. Cecile Thompson, President, Royal Canadian Air Force Association
  7. Attendance – 13
  8. Announcements – Sponsors and T-shirts for participants for the Foundation Walk on September 20th are available;  Rogers cup tickets are available at a reduced rate from Wallace/ Wengler and parts of the  proceeds will go towards the Foundation; International Group (Dhanni) will meet on August 26th after the meeting; Club Group (Gordon) will meet on August 27th; Community Group (Donna) will meet on September 2nd after the luncheon; Boar Meeting (Gerd) will meet on August 31st; All members have been informed appropriately.
    Scarborough Rotary Club has extended an invitation to join them on August 25th at the Scarborough Golf Club and also in helping out with the serving of Breakfast for the Women Builders of Habitat from September 14th to the 19th. Details are available with Basil Dias. President’s dinner will be at Gerd Wengler’s residence from 4:00 PM to 10 PM on August 22nd and details have been mailed earlier.
  9. Marbelous Draw – Dhanni conducted the draw and Jack won the draw but alas not the magic marble. He won the consolation prize of $5.
  10. Sergeant At Arms – Mike Mushet asked for Happy Buck contributions. Gerd got himself a super duper watch. Dhanni was happy to be back after a long hiatus due to a wicked cold. Basil went to Tobermory to see his kid. Arthur is going with his daughter’s family to Italy.
  11. Speaker – Anne Kozich, Program Development Officer for the Air Cadets spoke about introducing the Air Cadet Programs for the young kids. They have 110 kids varying in age from 12 to 19 and they were taught various life lessons for 7 years including gliding lessons. They meet for 3 days a week and occupy 3 rooms and the gym facilities at the Stephen Leacock High School by paying $10,000 to the TDSB. Shy youngsters who joined the Program ended up becoming confident leaders.
Mike Mushet thanked our speaker and presented Anne with a cheque in support to Air Cadet from our Club.
To listen to Anne Kozich's presentation, please follow the link.
Conclusion – Gerd thanked everyone for attending and concluded the meeting  by ringing the bell (In 1922, U.S. Rotarians organized an attendance contest; the challenge was that the losing clubs would join in giving the winning club a prize. The Rotary Club of New York City was declared the winner and to them was awarded as a prize a bell  from a popular patrol boat, which was placed on wood that came from HMS “Victory”, Admiral Nelson’s vessel at the battle of Trafalgar. And thus began the tradition of bell ringing!)