The dinner meeting commenced with grace spoken by Wendy Southall. O Canada was sung, led by Rob Reid.
Kim Widdicombe had guests introduced by Rotarians, many of whom had brought valentines!
Birthdays: Feb 11, Tom Arkell, Feb 15, Dave Edwards and Peter Banwell and Keith Norton, Feb 16 Scott Heelis, Feb 17, Bala Kathiresan
Guest in the Spotlight: Joyce Western, Rotary Office administrator since June 2005
Joyce, born in New Waterford, Cape Breton ans Salvation Army Member. Joyce is married for 38 years to Keith, and has a daughter Becky, a Brock grad working at Credit Counselling of Niagara, and a son Troy, who is studying at Niagara college. Joyce an Keith have 4 grandchildren.
Joyce has worked in the Registrar Office and other related court work; as manager for Jacqui Herman and Associates and HR coordinator for Anagram.
Joyce’s hobbies and interest include reading, writing, scrapbooking and Yoga, as well as historical research.
Joyce performs many tasks to keep the club running smoothly.
President Rick announced that the winning Auction Team had enjoyed the Meridian sponsored appreciation lunch. He thanked Glen and Wade for arranging this.
A Rotary Family Opportunity for fellowship, and to help philanthropically, will be available to Rotarians , family and friends on March 31. The Club is hosting a Night of 1000 Dinners, at Club Roma, proceeds to go to the Canadian Landmine Foundation , and our keynote speaker is the Foundation’s founder and Executive Director Scott Fairweather.
Happy(Valentine) Dollars; Led by Sam Walters, with aid from his Valentine Maryanne, we sang a a song to the tune of “My Favourite Things” from the sound of music.
Larry Iggulden was happy, Glen Norton was happy to have his wife with us for the first itme, San Doty was happy to be seated with Bill Ford, Ed Silver and Lezlie Murch were happy. Rick Merritt was happy with our singing, Wendy Southall happy to have her husband with us. In refutation of previous Happy dollar stories, Henry Klassen was happy that he has not had to have his car towed form Pow Wow. John Snowling was happy to be foing skiing next day; Pat Rooney happy to have Joyce Western on our team; Peggy Davidson was multiply happy and Tom Arkell somewhat happy.
50/50 Watson Reid drew the 10 of Clubs.
Tom Arkell introduced Sean Oakes and Michael Chess of “the Figure Four”, who pleased us greatly with their musical talents.
Glen Norton thanked the entertainers on our behalf.
Rick Merritt closed the meeting.