We welcomed Gary Caldwell from the Dundas Rotary Club and guest speakers Sharon Levy-Cohen from the Hamilton AM Rotary Club and Patti Cannon from Arts Hamilton. There were 28 in attendance this morning.

Assistant Governor Bob Morrow paid the club an official visit this morning. He informed us of the upcoming Rotary Leadership Institute taking place on December 5 at Mohawk College and encouraged members to go to the district website and register for this learning event. Our club will pick up the registration cost because it feels the training is worth taking. Bob also asked us to mark our calendars for next year's district conference on October 23 - 25 in Ellicottville NY, and the April 11 and May 2 district training events in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls NY.

President Bob informed us of the upcoming St. Matthew's House Auction on December 9. He encouraged us to look for auction items and to have some guests join us that morning to support the cause. The Christmas party is December 16 at the Dundas Museum starting at 6:00 PM. He also gave us the good news that the City of Hamilton has contracted with the club to host the May fireworks for the next 5 years. This event is now our major fundraiser.

Happy dollars from Ralph who reported that Barb is now home from the hospital and recovering from a serious bacterial infection. Randy who said the Air Force Club fundraiser is this Friday as is the tree lighting in the square at 7:00 PM. Steve Palmer who announced another child is on the way. David Mattchett who along with Sue visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Jessica who has been hired as a facilitator to train trustees through out the province. She also had a big 65 birthday party for her sister.

President Bob recognized Bruce and Ralph with special Rotary pins for sponsoring new members. Then he introduced our guest speakers and thanked them after their presentation on Imagine in the Park.