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Land Acknowledgement.

Water First Project

  • District 7010 is championing this project.
  • This project sponsors people to train to operate water and wastewater plants in their own First Nation communities.
  • Training takes 15 months to certify operators.
  • Not uncommon for these communities to already have the equipment, but to lack the certified operators.
  • The cost of training one operator is approx. $100 k, 40% of which is borne by the first nation community.
  • The next round of training is expected to start in February of 2022. The goal is to have an operator trained for somewhere in district 7010.
  • There is already an international partner for this project from Rotary club in Mexico.
    • This would qualify the district to access Global Grants.
  • The district goal is to raise $55 k from across the district. If successful enough, the possibility exists that the district may sponsor two students.

Golf Tournament

  • The order for shirts went in today.
    • Cost will be approx. $40/shirt plus tax.
  • This year’s shirt colour will be red.
  • A “Thank-you” letter to sponsors is in the works.

Tag Day

  • We will be holding a tag day on October 23rd.
  • Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart, LCBO, and Foodland have all agreed to allow us to solicit in front of their stores.
  • Shawn Heard is lead on this project.
  • Expected operating time will be 10 AM until 4 pm. Times may be modified. Volunteers for this project will be kept informed.
  • Volunteers should wear costumes.

Polio Plus Tulip Bulbs

  • The bulbs have arrived and will be (have been) delivered to those who ordered.

Bicycle Raffle

  • Researching appropriate eBike to raffle.
  • Looking at a few options from local distributor, as well as one from a Toronto bike shop.
    • Attempting to find a bike that would have the widest appeal to potential raffle ticket purchasers.
    • Would also purchase some accessories to make a package prize. e.g., including panniers, lock, helmet etc.
  • This project will require licensing from the city.
    • Gil has been in contact with the city to gather necessary information and start this process.
    • Since this will be a city licensed event, funds raised from the raffle would need to be used to support local initiatives. i.e., Purchasing a hospital bed. etc.

Heritage Hall

  • Are we able to use this facility for our November 2nd meeting?
    • Likely. Will confirm.


  • Owing to a change in how TV Bingo is being managed, the possibility exists that a changing format would make participation appealing to our club.
  • Marcel at Bingo Plus would be doing most of the “heavy lifting”. Our role would be primarily selling some cards and manning phones.
    • Still to be confirmed. Once we know for sure, and have more details, it will be presented to the club.

Upcoming Meetings

  • October 28th will be a Zoom meeting chaired by Gil.
  • November 2nd should be an in-person meeting at Heritage Hall. Wayne will be chairing.

Happy Dollars

Douglas: Mum has moved back to Elliot Lake.
Kim: Took care of Mum following surgery. She is doing well. Kids are back home for Reading Week.
Brenda: Kitchen is getting back in order.
John: Kids are back home for reading week.
Chris: Thanksgiving by himself but was able to ‘Zoom-in’ for dinner.
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Guests: Faye Steel, Bill Hagborg 
Rotarians: John Tyler, Gord McNaughton, Gil Contant, Chris Wade, Douglas Elliot, Kim Arnold. 
Presiding: Brenda McNaughton.
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