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Photos: Tim O'Doherty and Rima Cieslik
Scribes: Joe Wasielewski and David Legge
On the Door: Martii Tenander and Rob Grady


The meeting commenced with an appropriate reflection by President Dave.

Guests were welcomed.


1. Rob Grady is looking for a volunteer coordinator for the north side high school student recognition program. Contact Rob

2. Dew Drop Inn: Our monthly obligation is this coming Thursday at 1000h and 1330 h.

3. Herp lamba reported on the upcoming 4 way Essay test and prizes.

4. Matt Diegel was pleased to announce successful candidate students from Westgate Collegiate have been selected to represent Venezuala at the MUNA in Winnipeg. The club also requires a first off the mark host family for incoming exchange student Maria from Brazil. Please contact Matt asap.

5. Cheryl Merlo is looking for further members to man the table at Canadian Tire, Arthur St this coming Saturday, to sell Vacation Draw tickets. Contact Cheryl.


 A SPECIAL YOUNGSTER-Margarita Wilson (accompanied by dad, Harold ) is off to Toronto for sightseeing and championship competition at 2011 CANSPELL National Spelling Bee. All the best M.


Margarita Wilson spells out her mission as the president

scans the rapt audience.






1. BASSIE KARGBO received high praise and a Paul Harris fellowship from DG Roly Turner for his outstanding dedicated work in leading the way to a completed school in Kissi, Sierra Leone. (See below for details).
2. JIM MUCKLOW received his Paul Harris plus One pin reflecting his outstanding work in Rotary.




DG Turner presenting Paul harris pin to Bassie Kargbo


Congratulations to both Rotarians.



Bassie presented a comprehensive review of the school project, now completed, complete with a video with interviews of local colleagues, students, workers, parents etc at the site in Kissi Town. This community is a former refugee camp for Liberians and displaced Sierra Leoneans.

A total of $33,000 was used to construct the school of 8 classrooms including storage and office.

The Thunder Bay support group in addition to PA Rotary is Friends of Mabureh ( Their next project is a high school.

The PA Rotary assistance with significant grant went a long way in achieving this goal.


See the Link at bottom of Home Page for more


Middle part of new school-photo submitted by B. Kargbo
NEW MEMBER Proposal:

Patrick Boileau

Classification Project Management


Dave Legge and Vonnie Cheng.

Patrick's bio will appear soon in Member's Area




Laurie Tulloch was masterful as always in extracting levies today for the good of the club and some laughs.



Maria Hudolin picked the 6 of clubs



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