Presiding – President Chris

Location – Quality Inn

Greeter - Richard H

Attendance - Ted/Phil

Invocation & 50/50 - Frances S.

Sergeant at Arms - Frances S



Lynn B’s ticket was picked and she drew the Nine of Spades.



  • Maria - Finishing up with exams at High School and preparing to start her Canadian East Coast Tour.
  • Don S. - Update on the fundraising for AED units in honour of his Grandson. Over $15,000 is being raised that will make 8 or 9 AED units available in the area where needed.
  • Chris C. - Received an impromptu thank you from a family whose child received a Rotary Medal Award . It was very much appreciated.
  • Lisa W. - Looking for members to attend to launching the Dragon Boats for team practices coming up. Lisa will send an email with the dates.
  • Frances S. - Invoices for member dues have been sent and are due by July 1st.

Birthday & Anniversary

  • Cliff Z celebrating - June 22nd
  • Phil Laitar (pr.  lay-tar) - June 23rd
  • Fred & Jean Fenton - 57th anniversary on June 21st
  • Gareth & Karen Price - 14th anniversary

Sergeant at Arms - Frances S.

Happy Bucks

  • Bruce C -  “Occurrence Buck” for his tractor experience. Bruce advised that just because there is a lever it doesn't mean you should use it.
  • Stephen S. - His daughter was back from Calgary for a visit and he will soon be off to England for a trip.
  • Rick S - His son will soon have his 2nd college degree and also let everyone know that our former club member, Owen Budden, says HI!
  • Richard H. - His nephew’s wedding was held at his house and it was a great day.
  • Liam M.- June 21st at 12:48 pm was the Summer Equinox (and reminded us that days now start getting shorter until winter).
  • Lisa W. - Attend the Rotary Award Presentation for GED at Fanshawe and it was a worthwhile experience.
  • Heather S. - Back from a great trip to England.


Frances fined everyone $1 if they had not spent time with Maria.

Guest Speaker

Elaine Cougler - Self-published Author

After retiring from teaching Elaine’s son “pushed” her to start writing her trilogy of historical fiction.

It took Elaine six years to complete her first book as she had to learn the process herself utilizing various writer groups as support.

During the presentation Elaine read short passages from the first two books in her trilogy. Stopping both at a “cliff hanger”! It was very entertaining.

Elaine’s books, The Loyalist’s Wife & The Loyalist’s Luck, are available in Woodstock at Merrifield Book Shop or on-line at

More information on Elaine’s third book in the The Loyalist Trilogy is available at her blog