Date:  February 11, 2019
    Presiding:  Francis Stevens
    Location:  Quality Hotel & Suites
    Writer:  Ifhan Hudda
    • Olga is recovering well
    • Dragon boat docks for the festival shall be changed for access as per Upper Thames.David Harris Chair shall investigate and implement changes for our festival.
    50/50 – Winner; Dwayne Griffith (Guest and potential new member) drawn 8 of clubs and donated back to the club. 
    Birthdays and Anniversary’s – None to report
    Sergeant at Arms-
    No fines
    Happy Bucks;
    • Don Stottard for getting a great parking spot because of David Harris
    • David Harris appreciated a well-prepared meal from Kristy the past weekend
    • Bruce Cunningham went to Detroit and enjoyed his visit to the Henry Ford museum
    • Lyn Beath leaving for vacation
    • Joe Odumodu was on a medical mission in Dominican Republic and saw over 400 people.
    • Graham Hart thanked everyone support for the Alzheimer walk.
    • Ted Beynen celebrating anniversary of 28 years with Jackie and going away on vacation starting this Friday for 1 week.
    • President Stevens going to Spain
    • Dwayne Griffith son had a 3rd interview with Maple Leaf Entertainment
    Program – Introduced by Richard Holmes and thanked by President Stevens
    Speaker – John Klein-Geltink Operation Sharing
    • Operation sharing has been open for 30 years created by United Church invested in the program as there was a need to start a program for the people that require assistance
    • 10 years ago, opened in Ingersoll due to the issue of the need for food for people in need.
    • Soup Kitchen was replaced by Bull Winkles 2 years ago that provides food at a very economical price and provides training for people to enter the work force.
    • Operation Sharing has been various programs that assist people in need such as “In out of the cold” program, “Food for a friend” program 100% of proceeds go to food cards for the people that qualify for the program.“Christmas Place” partnered with Children’s Aid to assist families that can purchase gifts for the kids for an economical price.
    • John thanked the Rotary club for the continuous donations they receive from our club.