Photographer: Sandy Harper
Susan P chaired the meeting and delivered a long list of advice to seniors (and those who will one day be seniors).  It’s time to use the money you saved up but a bad time for a new investment, even if it seems foolproof.  Don’t let the past drag you down, and don’t let the future frighten you.  Embrace your golden years.  Don’t live with your children or grandchildren.  Get out of the house and meet people.  Laugh a lot.  Always stay up to date.  Keep a healthy lifestyle and walk every day.  .  .  .   and much more !
50-50 Draw:  Susan F’s number was drawn and guest Andrew Ollerhead (candidate for Adventures in Citizenship) came close but not close enough (7 of Clubs instead of 9).
Happy Dollars:   Wayne announced that Community Forests International is presenting an evening of short docs by Moncton-based filmmaker Craig Norris on Wednesday 8 February at 7 p.m. in the Vogue Cinema; admission by $5 donation.   As a result of Groundhog Day Susan F expects six more weeks of snow, snow, snow.  According to Marita, Kalika is looking forward to getting out in the snow.  So is Josh so that he can use his new tractor.  According to Bill a similar Groundhog Day 25 years ago was followed by 190 cms of snow in 3 days.
Gold Mine Presentations: 
Guest Marilyn Prescott was on hand to accept a cheque for $552 on behalf of the Sackville Memorial Foundation from Dale.
Susan F presented guest Tracy Rose with a cheque for $575 for the Sackville Family Resource Centre.
Next Week:   Chair:  Tim;   Greeter: Josh;   Introducer: Dale;   Thanker: Jamie;  Speaker: Christianna MacDougall.
Rotaract:  The Rotaract group will serve chili at Winter Carnival on 9 February; donations of chili and of baked goods welcome –  contact Susan F.
Curl for Cancer:  The Rotary Gold Miners team are all set to go on Saturday 4 February and would appreciate your support.
Global Brigades:   According to Dale student Adam Christie and his father are going to Honduras on 17-26 February under the Global Brigades program.  Donations were accepted to support their project (to be matched by the club).
President’s Time:  Josh, watched by RF Chair David, presented Bill with his first Paul Harris pin.   Members are asked to check their profile on ClubRunner and ensure that their contact information is up to date.   A reminder that it is possible to pay for breakfast on a quarterly basis.
Speaker:   Charlie introduced David Bruce making a return visit to Rotary this time to give a presentation on “The Importance of a Sports Wall of Fame.”
David is on the Board of Directors of the Sackville Sports Wall of Fame and it was only when he became involved with this group that he came to have a sense of the history and legacy of sports in this community.  Started in 1989 the Wall of Fame is located in the Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre.  There are three categories for recognition: Athletes, Builders, and Teams.  There are probably many people in the community not familiar with the Wall or aware of the many interesting stories presented there.  There is a need to make more of a connection with the local community.
A section of the Town web site is devoted to the Sports Wall of Fame and contains pictures of all those who have been honoured along with a short bio.  See
Ove expressed thanks to the speaker on behalf of the club, and the meeting closed with the Four-Way Test.
Will it build goodwill and better friendships ?  Pam (while enjoying the sunshine and warmth of Portugal) continues to meet Dutch people. 
They get the story of the Canada 150 tulips;
she gets the instant friendship Dutch folk reserve for Canadians.