Our guest speaker this week was  Dr. David Shanahan, editor of the North Grenville Times newspaper. David spoke about the ups and downs of running a local paper and how it became a weekly issued paper. “A Truly Local Community Paper” was the core idea, with local content and is “open” to the community because “a community really works when they know what’s going on in their community”. He deems it “The Voice of the People”. It was noted that 7000 papers are distributed each week with 4 to 5 paid staff and that the paper is paying for itself now.
Pictured above David and Honourary Rotarian Don share a laugh.