Last week's meeting was an informal pancake dinner at Leslie Hall to mark the commencement of the Lenten season.
Tonight's meeting was devoted to club business as we had some catching up to do.
President Donovan informed us that the Municipality of North Grenville has invited us to participate in this year’s Canada Day festivities which will be held at Riverside Park. The theme is going to be “Old Fashion Family Picnic”. It is up to us in what capacity we wish to help, whether it is as food vendors or just volunteers, it remains entirely up to the club.
Rotarian Rob spoke about the cash calendars. We were shut out last week but managed 3 winners the week before. Our total for the year now stands at 10 winners since January 1st. He also mentioned that the Rotary Club of West Ottawa has received their cheque and will be attending in the coming weeks to deliver a cheque for the proceeds that we earned by selling the cash calendars.
Youth Committee Chair, Rotarian Jenn spoke about the upcoming North Grenville Rotary Science Fair. It is happening on Friday March 27th at the North Grenville District High School from 8am to 2pm. The organizer of the event Matthew Wilson is looking for volunteers to act as judges for the event. Jenn passed out an itinerary for the day in case anyone was interested in judging or just to stop in and take a look at the various projects. If you are willing to be a judge please contact Matthew by February 25th at 613-258-3481 or email him at
President Donovan spoke about the Bike Rodeo. On February 17th O.P.P Officer Cathy Lindsay came to the club to speak about a project that she was heading up and asked if we were interested in helping with instead of conducting a bike rodeo. She has planned a day at the skate park for BMX biking and skateboarding on the first Saturday after school ends for summer break. The official date is Saturday June 27th 2015 and the location is the skate park at Riverside Park. We could be in charge of the food and Gord has mentioned he could provide entertainment. The Police Services Board are providing shirts and the health unit will be there ensuring all skate park users are wearing their helmets properly. We as a club agreed to help as a partner in this event in lieu of a bike rodeo.