PORT ARTHUR ROTARY
Don Chase and Frank Zanatta were on the door/reception desk;
The guest speaker was Ellen Mortfield from Eco-Superior.
The Eco-Superior resource centre is located at
562 Red River Road, on Bus Route #3.
It was exciting to hear of the efforts in environmental stewardship led by Eco Superior. Ellen was introduced by David Legge and thanked by Johnny De Bakker.
President David Silliman thanks Guest Speaker Ellen Mortfield from Eco Superior
Leslie Savitski presented awards to groups winning the best float awards:
Scouts Canada-Thunder Bay Area
Susan McCutcheon and William Morrison
Red Friday Bikers Group
Danielle Chivers-Wilson, (Bill Chivers-Wilson -not in the photo) and Gina Spooner
Shkoday Abinojiiwak Obimiwedoon (Thunder Bay Aboriginal Head Start)
Karen Mason and Annie Oskineegish
Presenting the award is District Governor Roly Turner presenting to Sergeant Deb Tully, Ontario Provincial Police North West Region
There was quite a list of announcements including reminders of meetings coming up and the Christmas Party on Dec. 21. Tickets are available from David Legge for $25 each. Please purchase your tickets next week.
Next week, December 14, will be conducted by the retention committee and Rotarians will be encouraged to sit with their buddy teams. There will also be a presentation by Ryan, our exchange student.
Rick Clara in a festive hat, highlighted the entertainment for the upcoming Rotary Cariol Sing on Dec 19 at 7:15 pm.
See the poster - click here
We were reminded of the opportunity to contribute to the shoe boxes for patrons of the Dew Drop Inn and of the change for change container.
Jim McDonald reported that the Roteract club was able to sell their 500 bags of sand in record time on the weekend.
District Governor, Roly Turner presented Bob Backstrom with his Paul Harris Fellow.
Pres. D. Silliman lost his notes in the mad scramble at the podium and so had to wing it for the rest of the meeting following the guest speaker and parade awards. He had a lengthy reflective moment which was combined with the welcome and took note of the celebration of Hanukka and a recognition of Pearl Harbour Day as well as commenting on Bassie Kargbo’s visit to