Recorder: Don Davidson, Greeter: Ross Bannatyne, Desk: Bill Armstrong, Sergeant-At-Arms: George Gould
 
Happy Dollars: Bruce’s daughter is getting married September 9th. Bruce was happy to announce that his daughter bought a dress this past weekend and he says it was a bargain at $1500…Says Bruce, “what a deal!” Derek recently visited a local factory that manufactures dampers for high-rise buildings throughout the world. Derek was impressed to find this Canadian technology being built in Ontario.
 
Ralph is off to sunny Florida and this marked his last meeting for 10 weeks….he reminded Rotarians not to have too much fun without him! 
Just before Christmas Ralph got a call from a farmer he knew saying he had 3 tractor trailer loads of potatoes that he wanted to give to a good cause. Ralph contacted Shirley and in the end the Salvation Army ended up taking 10, 000 ten pound bags of potatoes with another 5, 000 bags going to Food Share Hamilton. All this happened because the farmer knew Ralph was a Rotarian.
 
Wayne celebrated his grandson’s 19th birthday at the Winchester Arms in Dundas. Turning the legal age of 19, Wayne sent him back to the U of Guelph campus with a 6-pack of beer! 
Also, Rotary Stars is fast approaching and more ticket sales are required...150-200 tickets need to be sold. So, please sell to your friends, relatives and neighbours. Sponsorship is also going well and there is room for one or two more ads in the program. Shirley enjoyed her drive into Dundas while it’s raining instead of snowing.
 
Jessica is very happy that Carlotta was in attendance to introduce Marie-Louise. Carlotta is Marie-Louise’s sponsor. Jessica says that Marie–Louise is first of several new Rotary members lined up to do classification talks. Also Jessica is sad that Ralph will be in Florida for 10 weeks as he is her go-to person to answer all of her Rotary questions…a Rotarian mentioned that she does have his email address!
Nice purse Carl! He reminded Rotarians that the Winter Carnival is taking place the afternoon of February 13th…same day as the Rotary Stars of Dundas. Most of it is organized however he can use some help with advertising in addition to helping out the day of the event for various tasks including handing out apple cider. Four to 5 Rotarians are required as volunteers. There will be music, skating demonstrations and horse drawn wagon rides. And best of all, no charge to the community. So, send an email to all your contacts in the area and invite them to attend. Remember, bring their skates!
 
 
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