Posted by Charlie Scobie on Sep 21, 2017
Photographer: Pam Harrison
Wynn greeted a select group of Rotarians, and John chaired the first part of the meeting.
Visiting Rotarian: Sharon from the South Lake County Club, Florida (she’s going back there soon).
Birthday:  Young Josh was a year older.
50-50 Draw: Jamie’s number was drawn.  He came close, but still failed to pick the Eight of Hearts.  The pot of $100 carries forward to next week.
Happy Dollars:   John was happy to be going to a conference in Charlottetown attended by 400 people from art galleries around the world.   Sharon was doubly happy – she has new teeth (they still hurt) and a new car.   Wynn was happy that his wife was happy.   Josh was happy that the breakfast was such a success.
Next Week: 28 September 2017.   Chair: Bill;  Greeter: Wynn;  Introducer: Susan F;  Thanker: Louise.   Speakers:  Members of Rotaract.
Social Outing with Rotaract members:  Sunday 1 October, at Belliveau Orchard, 11:30 a.m. Cars needed to transport Rotaract members.
Vimy Tree: Pam reported that the tree has been ordered and will arrive shortly.  Kevin Anderson will plant it in the Memorial Park.  A photo is planned with the Presidents of Rotary and the Legion.
President’s Time:  John reported that Joyce had a fall and is in hospital.  Members signed a card for her.  We hope to see her back on her feet soon.
Rotary BreakfastWayne gave a report on –
With all the preparatory work done on Friday afternoon, by first light on Saturday everything was –
A record number of 445 people were served (357 last year). 
$4,054 was taken in; after expenses the net should be just over $3,000. 
Special thanks to Wayne, his team, and all who helped, including Marshview and Rotaract.  And to Bell for donations, including a speaker which was raffled for $507.  One person gave a $200 donation.
And thanks especially to those who helped with the dishes.
Pam reported that Scotiabank has offered to match the receipts.  If 10 Rotarians each donate $100 to the Marshview Breakfast Program that will top up the $4,000 receipts to $5,000 – which Scotiabank’s will match !  Members are invited to bring a cheque next week (made out to Rotary Club of Sackville N.B.).  A great partnership !  Scotiabank staff will attend our meeting on 5 October.
Wayne took over the chair and called on Wynn to auction four tickets (provided by Trish) for a Seafood Feast with Wine Pairings, the proceeds going to Patricia’s campaign for an orphanage in South Africa. The tickets went for $52 each with Sharon and Pam each getting two.
Financial Reports:  Darrell presented the reports for 2016-2017 (circulated by email to all members).  Member’s payments were not sufficient to cover the cost of our weekly breakfast, though with our new system matters should improve.  $10,000 will be carried forward for the proposed $20,000 legacy project in 2017-18. The bottom line according to Darrell: “We’re not going broke anytime soon.” Moved by Darrell, seconded by Wynn, and agreed that the Financial Reports be accepted as presented.
Club Assembly:  Members divided into three groups (Sharon got to sit with three lawyers) to discuss fund-raising.  Among the suggestions: a Talent Competition in early March, in the Vogue, in partnership with Mount A and other local organizations;  focus on one big breakfast at Fall Fair; a public auction in the fall.  The Fundraising Committee will follow up on the suggestions.
The meeting closed with the Four-Way Test.