We welcomed Carlota Cisneros Knox, Grant's guest, Denise Christopherson our guest speaker, and Claudia Canestrelli, youth exchange student staying with Barb and Ralph.
Sergeant-At-Arms Bruce thanked Ken and his entire team for the fabulous fireworks event this past Sunday. He also paid tribute to all the non-Rotarians, family and friends who volunteered.
Happy dollars from Phil who celebrates his 43 anniversary. He also reminded us of the upcoming bake,plant and garage sale at St. Mark's Church this Saturday, May 23. Art was pleased with glow stick sales which helped raise $2700. He also praised the 12 volunteers who helped sell: Roger and Carol, and Sue and Dave from our club. Art talked about World championship Hockey and the USSR which brought in Ernie and his comments that five players from the Whitney Dunlop team were from Timmins. That in turn brought in Jessica who was in Montreal where the population was mourning the elimination of the Canadiens from the Stanley Cup. She was in Montreal celebrating her sister's 60th birthday.
Vlad returned from Croatia and was pleased to report that the money the club gave his home town Rotary club was used to repair a school gym that was destroyed by floods. He also gave the Paul Harris Award presented recently at our Paul Harris dinner during the Croatian club's meeting. This is an all male club and the Paul Harris was given to a woman doctor from the community. It turned some heads but drew an at-a-boy from our guest speaker Denise.
Glen reported that ticket sales for the Lobster Rib Fest are continuing and money should be turned in to him by next week's meeting. He reminded everyone to bring in wine for the draw.
Ken, who does a lot of work for the Dundas Museum, promoted the museum's May 23 event which runs from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. It is a family day with critters to pet, hot dogs, and old stuff - probably the kids' grandparents.
Bill announced the following message: Attention All Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club Members and Volunteers
   ISSUE Number #1
After our successful Sunday Fireworks event – our Lost & Found operation is not yet finished
We have acquired two pair of prescription glasses.    
    A.    FOUND:   One Pair of Ladies Dark Glasses   and  One Pair of Foster Grant regular glasses.
    B.    LOST:  A Set of Jeep Car Keys    (note:  I have the name and number of the owner)
Several lost items were found and returned to their rightful owners that night (with thanks and no problems)
Thankfully we had no reports of injuries, incidents or lost children. 
All’s well that ends well.
   ISSUE  Number #2
We are getting very close to the date of our Rotary Lobster Rib Fest.  There are a few loose ends to tie up.
    a.    Ticket Sales info and money must get to Glen Mumberson ASAP
    b.    Wine for the wheelbarrow raffle is needed - to Glen Mumberson  ASAP
    c.    Silent Auction items are still urgently needed  by   Bill Armstrong  ASAP
    d.    Volunteer workers  are still being recruited by Harold Gruneberg
Jessica introduced our guest speaker, Denise Christopherson, CEO of the Hamilton YWCA.