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The meeting was chaired by Art Warwick


After O Canada and the toast to the queen Art gave a reflection on life and death and than gave us a moment to think about Kevin Holloway following the death of his mother.


After visiting Joe McEachern read the list of visiting Rotarians and guests which included Bert Andriola and Alf Best, guest of Doug Thom.  Johnny de Bakker and Vonnie Cheng had guests.


Joe McEachern and Don Smith ran the reception desk.

Dave Silliman volunteered to be scribe for the meeting.

Maria Hudolin took photographs of the meeting.


The birthday table was hosted by Art Warwick.  Those with July birthdays were Martti Tenander on the 5th, Jim McDonald on the 9th, Matthew Diegle on the 17th, Mo Nelson celebrated his 90th birthday on the 23rd and we shared a special cake, Frank Zanatta on the 24th and Rob Grady on the 26th.  Joe Vanderwees led the singing of “Happy Birthday”.


Dave Silliman announced our serving date at the Dew Drop Inn on the 28th of July encouraging club members to meet at the Dew Drop.


Club members were encouraged by Frank Zanatta to participate in the golf tournament on August 17.  Signup sheets were on the table.


Or Speaker was Lloyd Gilbart speaking about age related Macular Degeneration and the need for community members to participate in a fund raising effort to raise funds for diagnostic equipment for the Ophthalmology department at the Thunder Regional Health Sciences Centre.  Lloyd was introduced by Terry Hrkac.

The Endowment ??? Fund is looking at purchasing a $120,000 VISUPAC Camera System (which is a form of ocular CT). Envelopes with pledge sheets and information brochures were circulated.


Lloyd spoke passionately about the suffering caused by Macular Degeneration and shared that his wife of 67 years, Verna, has the disease.  Early detection makes a great difference to the quality of life of people suffering from Macular Degeneration.


Lloyd was president of Port Arthur Rotary in 1973.


Lloyd was thanked by Merv Halverson


Bill Everitt served as fine master.


The 50/50 Ace of Clubs Draw was won by Don Smith.  Don drew the ace of diamonds.



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