Posted by Charlie Scobie on Oct 12, 2017
Photographer: Pam Harrison
Dale chaired the meeting.  He thought of ranting about how hard it is to find things on the internet, but not being much of a ranter, he declined.
50-50 Draw: Mary’s number was drawn, but she picked the 4 of Hearts, not the 8.  The pot of $127 carries forward to next week.
Guests:  Former member Barb Jardine (President of the Tantramar Heritage Trust), and Rotaractor Colin.
Birthdays: Marita (in absentia), and Pam who will be 73 on Friday the 13th.
Happy Dollars:   A PSA from Gayle: a meeting is scheduled a week on Saturday, 2-4 p.m. at Middle Sackville Baptist Church to discuss the privatization of Extra Mural services.   Wynn was glad an obit he read was not our Darrell; he was also glad Richard Hicks won the Gold Mine – their families go back a long way; and he is looking forward to a Saturday evening (auction) dinner with Trish.   Stacey was glad her car heater removed the frost from her car this a.m.  Colin is happy to be dog-sitting for a week.  Dale is glad to have received the first Gold Mine applications.  Bill reported that Rotary got an honourable mention at Council for our contributions to the Booster Pump and the observation tower in the Waterfowl Park.
Gold Mine Presentation:  Richard Hicks was happy to receive a cheque for $5,012 from Wynn.
Next Week: 19 October 2017.   Chair: Darrell;  Greeter: Wynn;  Introducer: John;  Thanker: Ove.   Speaker:  Matthew Litvak, Minor Hockey.
Auction:  Trish gave another reminder of our in-house auction on 2 November. As well as donating a dinner or preserves or baking, why not give a souvenir you’ve brought back from a trip (preferably wine or liqueur).  Please let Sandy know what you are donating (with a picture if possible).
Port Hardy Club:  John found a communication from the Rotary Club of Port Hardy, B.C. They send greetings.  They also raised their glasses in a toast to our club and would like to hear back from us.  See
Gold Mine Presentation:  On behalf of the Tantramar Heritage Trust, Barb and Karen accepted from Wynn a Gold Mine cheque for $656.
President’s Time:  John noted the advertorial in this week’s Trib regarding the re-opening of the Foodland store: congratulations to Tony !  The Board are considering alternate types of meetings – online ? evening ?  Also up for discussion: reviving the RYE program.
Vimy Oak PlantingJohn thanked Pam for organizing the Vimy Oak planting ceremony on Wednesday.  Legion members joined with Rotarians for the event in Memorial Park.
Kevin Anderson assisted with the planting.  Gayle read the story of the Vimy Oaks, John Fougere gave some background on Sackville men who fought at Vimy, John presented Doreen Richards with a framed copy of the story and of the Certificate of Authenticity.  Pam proposed a toast to “The Boys of Sackville.”
SpeakerWynn introduced Karen Valanne, Executive Director of the Tantramar Heritage Trust who thanked the club for the Gold Mine donation to the Trust. 
The THT office is part of the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre complex which includes the Boultenhouse House, the Bulmer House and the Anderson Octagonal House.  The Trust also operates the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum in Middle Sackville.
Karen outlined the numerous programs that the THT offers to the community in the course of a year, including: Heritage Day event, lecture on the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Plant Sale, Strawberry Social, Family Campfire, Close Enough Trivia, Exploring the Stars, Baking Contest and Auction, Heritage Field Day, Quilt Show.  In addition, with the help of summer students, many programs are offered for young people including workshops and field trips. Coming up: a book launch on Sunday 15 October, a Genealogy Workshop, and the Annual Dinner on 17 November.  For details see
During discussion, members urged the Trust to advertise its many programs as widely as possible.
Louise thanked the speaker for an interesting and informative presentation.
The meeting closed with the Four-Way Test.