Thank you to Grant our greeter and Ernie who ran the desk. Another 7 members paid their dues for the first half of the next Rotary year. President Bob passed around a sign up sheet for the end of year BBQ on June 23 at Randy's house. If you did not sign up please do so next week indicating the number attending and your choice of steak or salmon. President Bob then presented Bill with a Rotary Membership Award, level bronze, for sponsoring Scott Vance into the club. He also recognized Ernie and Wayne for their continued support of The Rotary Foundation.
Paul had happy dollars for his grandchildren's accomplishments. His youngest was accepted into the 6 week Advanced Sailing Program which is of Olympic caliber. He was 1 of 6 accepted. And yet another granddaughter chosen as 1 of 200 across Canada for another sailing program. Not finished yet living through his grandchildren he announced a granddaughter accepted into the Toronto Children's Choir.
Wayne completed the 23 annual Massey golf tournament and tied for first place. Ernie visited his 99 year old uncle who was in great shape attributing it to smoking and drinking. Ernie also had words to say about an 8 person Public Works Committee that investigated the wall in front of his home that was torn down over a year ago. He is still waiting for a resolution to repair it that is acceptable to both the city and him.
Jessica's son turned 23, graduated in music at Mohawk and was accepted into McMaster's music program. Still on the music theme, Jan announced that daughter Jen graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. Jan also returned from a great Mediterranean cruise; and, Meike took her kids to their first Ti-Cat game at Tim Horton's Stadium.
The program this morning was on Vocational Service. The guest speaker was our very own Derek Price who wore a guest badge to highlight the fact.