Ernie was this morning's Sergeant-At-Arms and collected plenty of Happy Dollars. He is off to Timmins and Glen paid so that Ernie remembers to come back. Phil had Valentine dinner at the golf club and said it was great, although nothing like the upcoming pancake dinner tonight at St. Mark's Church. Tickets are available at the door for $6 each. Derek is back from South America and enjoyed a temperature change from 30C to -27C. Shirley was glad to have husband Mike back from Guyana; Jessica's sister from Calgary and her long-time partner eloped to Las Vegas and saw Elvis. Dave Carson is back from skiing in Switzerland and David Matchett returned from Montreal and had his train break down for 12 hours. George reported that Stars of Dundas raised just over $10 000 and Mieke attended a family wedding on the Family Day weekend.
Carl was pleased with the winter carnival, the ice sculpture, the turn out and the many club members who helped out. He also said he was out of money so could not pay the happy dollar. Vlad paid it for him but could not believe that Carl was out of money! Wayne went snowmobiling in Rockwood where it was just as cold in the warming shed as outside. Paul remarked that after his talk last week he had contact with a number of folks from his past. Interesting how it all comes together. And Bob Morrow finished his last day with the Canadian Space Agency.
Ernie had another Happy Dollar, but not so happy. On the way back from a Raptors game in Toronto he hit a huge pothole on the Gardner Expressway that wrecked his car. He needed to be towed and his experience with scavenger tow trucks and the OPP was interesting.
Steve Roblin then introduced guest speaker Danielle Mably who brought us up to speed on the Youth Routes Centre.