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At the Door: Fred Baker and Darren Fisk

Scribe: Dave Silliman

Meeting began at noon with the singing of O Canada.

 Meal reflection referred to the first day of summer and remembering canoe trips and the importance of keeping things simple.  We can be thankful for summer and for the food that sustains us through those productive days.

 Toast to the Queen and Canada

 We had a moment of silence for Ron Thomas who was active in Port Arthur Rotary for many years and club president in 1988&89.  Ron’s funeral service will be on Friday, June 24, at 11:00 am at Harbourview. 

 Fred Baker introduced the visiting Rotarians and guests and announced that the new schedule for the reception desk has been made and posted.

Visiting Rotarian was Esa Ventonen, President Elect of the Valkeakoskie Club in Finland.  Esa greeted us from his club and we exchanged banners.

Guests included friends of Harold Wilson, Johnny de Bakker, Bob Tomlinson, and our guest speaker, MacKinley Steinhoff.

 Announcements:

Dew Drop Inn on Thursday, the 23rd.

 An invitation from the Duluth Rotarians to join them for a They are also looking for a few paddlers to be in the race.  Contact John Brodack 628-7532 or email shaw%23ca|wbrodack.

 Jim McDonald spoke about the Pancake Breakfast on July 9 and 10 at the Port Arthur Branch 5 Royal Canadian Legion.  Sign-up sheets were on each table.

 Kevin Holloway spoke of the TBRHSC.  A report was on each table.  Kevin also announced the tree pruning session at the Field of Greens at 1:30 with…

 Bob Tomlinson reported on the successful Trap Shooting evening on Monday the 20th.

Bob gave awards for top scores in each category as well as low score to Darren Fisk.

 Joe McEachern on the successful “Ride for Dads” announcing that club members gave over $500.00 to the cause of research for prostrate cancer.

 David Legge announced the dinner gathering for the outgoing club president on July 14.  Tickets will be available June 28.

 Laurie Tulloch was fine master.

 Our guest presenter was MacKinley Steinhoff who did a magic presentation which he called “delusionary”.  The presention was fascinating and involved many Rotarians and guests.  He certainly kept the interest of the club and kept us wondering about his unusual skills.  MacKinley is a philosophy major at Lakehead University and hopes to make magic a career.

 MacKinley was introduced by Justine Bertrand and thanked by Joe Vanderwees

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