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NAVIGATOR July 19, 2011

SCRIBE: Warren Philp

Photos: Justine Bertrand

President Elect Art Warwick ran the meeting filling in for Kevin Holloway. Art made mention of the Outgoing President’s Dinner in honour of Dave Silliman held July 14th at TBCC. Highlights included a tribute from Jim McDonald, Dulcimer presentation from Kamo and Mathieu. District Governor Tom Riley and wife Anne were present. Dave offered a heartfelt thank you to all attending reflecting on his year as President.

Ryan Hsu did his presentation to the Club at the Silliman dinner.  Ryan leaves  10am July 25th for home from TB Airport. Thanks to Committee headed by Matt Diegel for their work in hosting Ryan. Host families Stephensons, Mucklows and non-Rotarian Adam Baryluk also should be thanked.

Art recognized Mo Nelson who is celebrating his 90th birthday. (72nd anniversary of his 18th birthday)

GSE Ad in the newspaper advertising outbound trip to Tasmania. Those interested should visit Jill Zachary is the contact.

Justine Bertrand will be taking a leave to work in Eastern France. She will keep us with Rotary by attending local meetings there.

Patrick Boileau announced Visiting Rotarians and guests.

Foundation Donations in honour of Ron Thomas and/or Ted Lightfoot can still be made. Contact Jim McDonald.

Murray Becotte reminded the Club of the Aug 17 Golf tournament. Prizes are being sought.

Patrick O’Neill and colleague Jeff Tenhave were present to take photos of those who required them.

Happy Dollars: Doug Shanks recognizing Nora Lorenz’ visit; Roly Turner recognizing great DragonBoat Festival: Warren Philp encouraging people to vote for PA Stadium as Canada’s Favourite Ball Park at

Guest speaker was chiropracter Paul Rooney: his bio is as follows:


Dr. Paul Rooney is a practicing chiropractor born and raised in Thunder Bay.  He runs a multi disciplinary clinic called Balance Chiropractic on the corner of River and Hill St.  Dr. Rooney has been practicing for 12 years and for the last 2 years has been the only chiropractic office in Thunder Bay to be trained to use an instrument called Impulse IQ to assist in the treatment of patients.  Today Dr. Rooney would like to give a brief overview of this device and explain how scientific research has influenced the quality and safety of chiropractic care in his office.

Doug Thom provided thank you to speaker . Dr Rooney spoke of his evolution in chiropractic, including encounters with the pros in Pittsburgh (Steelers owned by a Mr. Rooney). He spoke of a new tool, a pulse oscillating gun called iQ impulse, that he is using for non-manual adjustments for his clients. Dr Rooney can be approached at his clinic Balance Chiropractic in Thunder Bay.

Speaker next week: Lloyd Gilbart speaking about eye care at TBRHSC and a Fund he established with his wife to improve the state of eye care locally.

Ace of Clubs Winner: ??drawing for $@250.

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