Upcoming Events
Board meeting January
Jan 30, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Executives & Directors

Club Administration
Public Relations/Communications
Co-chair Rotary Foundation
Service Projects
The Rotary Foundation
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Mary Daniels
January 24
Join Date
David Wood
January 7, 2011
7 years
Liliane Lalonde-McKennirey
January 12, 2003
15 years
Myriam Montrat
January 12, 2012
6 years
Barbara Fisk
January 15, 2003
15 years
Cody Lapage
January 31, 2017
1 year

Welcome to 2018!

The Board members hope that all of you had a relaxing and happy holiday season. 

We also want to welcome two new members to our club. Ryan Titus is from Potsdam, and Barbara Fisk transferred from Guelph Trillium. She is living in Gananoque. 

Have you checked out our member photo directory yet? Most of our members now have photos. Go to https://www.crsadmin.com/Gen/Club/ClubPhotoDirectory.aspx?aid=13757.  

Student Travel for Adventure in Citizenship 

After the AGM, we discussed the possibility of funding a First Nation student to attend Adventures in Citizenship that is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ottawa. PDG Rene Melchers lives in Moose Factory and managed to bring this about last year. He was wondering if the Passport club would be interested in assisting somehow and make this a club project?
The Rotary Clubs of Brockville have agreed to pay the registration for another First Nation student from Moose Factory to attend. The registration has been accepted and the student chosen by Rene after consultation with the Moose Cree Education Council and Youth program chair and they have selected Keegan Scott as the Adventurer for 2018. He is an outstanding leader among the Cree youth and has spearheaded the reactivation and establishing the Cree Youth Council.
At our meeting we talked about what we could do, and I said that I would bring it to the Board after investigating different possibilities. The travel invoice from last year was $1401.00. If I pay for the Timmins to Ottawa part in Aeroplan points, we would still need to pay about $750. The catch with that is that if the travel expenses are not over $1000, we get no reimbursement from the government. Either way comes out about the same and we do not get money back until well after the event, but several members have offered to chip in.
This is something that will allow our club to achieve a youth service project without having to worry about the Youth Protection Policy. We have money coming in from calendars, and mum sales, website advertising, and various other sources. If I do not receive any opposition from any club members, we will consider this a go. I need to hear from you by next Sunday, January 14 if you object.
Consider the Rotary Foundation in your New Year Resolutions.