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  • Gil has agreed to act as President for the upcoming year.
    • Gil has already been taking President elect training courses. “Apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks”!
  • We have a very eager Assistant Governor this year.
  • Our club still needs a treasurer. We are looking for volunteers.
  • Brenda has agreed to fill the role of President Elect. As such she will be working closely with Gil over the coming term.

Financial Report

  • Drag Races have been cancelled for this year (One of our major sources of income).
  • Adventures in Citizenship are asking if we will donate the monies we already paid for the (now cancelled) program. A portion of those monies are already non-refundable.
  • We have not been paying rent at the Masonic Lodge.
  • Our balances are healthy at present.
  • We want to do something for the community around COVID.
    • How much of our finances can we utilize?
    • We can utilize Bingo funds for the Food Bank.
  • We should do some sort of needs assessment.
  • Kim: Likes the idea of providing iPads to palliative patients to connect with loved ones.

Rotary COVID Grant Program

  • The district will provide matching funds in $2,000 chunks up to a total of $10,000.
  • Grants are also available.
  • Gil has been certified to apply for grants.
  • We can apply for grants this year to receive next year.

Community Support

  • Strike a committee to research local needs.
    • Jenna, Dave, and Douglas volunteered.
  • If any Rotarians have any insight into community needs at this time, they are asked to call or email Douglas.

Scheduled Events

  • Drag Races are cancelled
  • Pride committee will be looking to see if they can do something late in the year (September?).
  • Golf Tournament.
    • We will be lucky if we can hold it.
    • Businesses are hurting. If tournament is a go we can not ask for donations and instead use it as free advertising for those business that have been supportive with us in the past. (At our cost)
    • Linda has declined to assist this year.

Meeting Schedule

  • We do not plan on renting the Masonic Lodge for the foreseeable future.
    • Gil will contact the Lodge and advise them of our situation/decision.
  • We will continue to hold weekly meetings for the present time, subject to ongoing reassessment.
  • Due to conflicting schedules, next week we will hold the meeting on Wednesday May 6, at 7 pm.

Happy Stories

Gil: Daughter Jennifer will be President of the Rotary Club of Sudbury at the same time as Gil will be our President.
Wayne: Kids are working from home well.
Shawn: With 6 adults in the house the internet is taking a beating. Community futures is expanding its role.
Dave: On April 1st they did a “Bonnie and Clyde” to the border and are glad to be back in Canada.
Douglas: Had been swabbed for COVID. Result was negative.
François: Mom is making masks for the local hospital.
Wayne: Congrats to Gil and Brenda for taking on their new roles. Spider story.
Kim: Past exchange student, Maxime from France, is stuck (?) in Belgium and will be opening a restaurant there soon.
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Guest: François Criquelière (Exchange student).
Rotarians: Gord McNaughton, Wayne Arnold, Chris Wade, Shawn Heard, Kim Arnold, Jenna Dickenson, John Tyler, Dave Snider, Brenda McNaughton, Douglas Elliot, Gil Contant.
Presiding: Bill Goulding.
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