Assistant governor Bob Morrow spoke about how Rotary makes connections. He spoke from personal experience, highlighting the many countries where he has done make up meetings. His connections were Paraguay, Chile, China, Portugal and Mexico. Each of these make up meetings helped him make contacts for his occupation or gave him contacts to support his role as the club's international service director. He reminded the members that the club has set aside $9000 over the past three years in an effort to have the $15 000 required to apply for a global grant from The Rotary Foundation in 2016-17. One of the five countries will likely reap the benefit of the grant as the club learns more and decides which way to go.