Volume 21, Issue #35, September 15th, 2019 
Club Assembly This Week! 
President Kate reminds everyone that this week, we will not be having a guest speaker. We will be talking budget, potential plans for this year, and getting your feedback! Please mark your calendar for the event coming up below, as shift information is forthcoming. 
Save the Date: We have now earmarked Thursday,September 26th, 2019 for our landscaping day at the Habitat for Humanity build. We're hoping to be able to split into two shifts, late afternoon and after 5pm, to give the most flexibility for everyone to participate. Kate Do Forno will have more details for us at a later date. 
President Kate DoForno presented PDG Barry Fraser with a cheque for $2,000 to support a global grant being utilized in India for sanitary toilets. You can read more about the Global Grant we're supporting, along with the other 6 C-K Rotary clubs by clicking on "Global Grant Project - Toilets in India". 
From left to right: PDG Audrey Chevalier (Rotary Shares), Honourary Rotarian Ruth Howell, Terra Kitzul Arens and Doug Swant. Our seasoned Rotarians shared their Rotary stories which included trips to India for polio vaccinations, Roses for Rotary fundraisers and teaching in rural China. 
Fun Facts from the Meeting: 
  • Audrey: It was mandatory to participate in volunteer community service at CIBC. Audrey was the first female to join the Tilbury Rotary Club. She said there was a Rotarian there who had left a Windsor Rotary Club because they started allowing women, so he picked up and moved to the Tilbury Club, before Audrey started. 
  • Doug: His father is 70 plus year Rotarian. Doug also grew up in Sturgeon Falls and Huntsville. He also told stories about Rotary in China. Chinese nationals are not allowed to belong to the two Rotary clubs in China, only ex-pats can be. 
  • Ruth: Max and her traveled to India 5 times for polio vaccinations. She also trained at Sarnia General Hospital as a laboratory technologist. 
Ruth Howell 
I am an honourary member.
I became involved with Rotary after volunteering with my husband Max on many of his rewarding projects.
I enjoy the interesting speakers and the opportunity to make a difference with community service.
Max and I travelled to India 5 times as part of Terry Youlton’s  Rotary team to participate in the National Immunization
Days to prevent polio.We were hosted by Rotarians and made wonderful friendships.This was a life changing
experience.I am proud to have the Howell Park named in our honour.
I enjoy spending time with my family,photography,gardening,and travelling.
I am a Registered Laboratory Technologist and worked at the General Hospital for 32 years.
I took samples from patients and analyzed them to provide a diagnosis.
I have 2 children.
Brian is a professor at Syracuse University.He does research to identify the genetics involved with Autism and
teaches medical students.
Sheila lives in Montreal,and is director of Health, Safety and Quality for Suez, a Multi National Co.that designs
electrical equipment for water treatment plants.
I have 2 grandchildren.
Stephanie is an Occupational Therapist at McGill Health Science specializing in Mental Health,and Addiction.
She is also working on her PhD.
Nicolas is a firefighter in Montreal specializing in water rescue.
Chatham is a great place to live. I have many friends, enjoy boating on the river and the variety of activities.
Terra Kitzul Arens
Who was your club sponsor?         Jim Steele
Why did you choose to get involved in Rotary?
 At the time, I worked at Jorden & Cook and was working on the new Ursuline Motherhouse, Villa Angela. Jim was the engineer on the project and we became friends. He was also program coordinator for the club and invited me to speak about the Motherhouse. He suggested I visit the club a few times before my talk. I did, and loved the people and the atmosphere, and felt very comfortable by the time I presented. Soon after, Jim ‘popped the question’ and I was happy to accept. 
 What keeps you engaged in Rotary year after year?
Right now, I very much look forward to the fellowship and programming. I’ve been finding it hard to participate in much more than that lately and am grateful to maintain my rotary friendships.   
 Club Positions Held: 
I was Chair, Roses for Rotary for many years, Director on the Board for 7 years, Volunteer Coordinator for Rotary Ribfest, host-sister to Amora. 
 Hobbies Outside of Rotary:
I am part of the Booster Club at Indian Creek Road Public School, I like to read, travel, watch movies, do art nights and engage in whatever activity the girls are into. 
What is/was your career?
I am Project Manager in Facilities at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
 How many children/grandchildren do you have?  
I have a 19 year old stepdaughter, Mackenzie, who is a distance swimmer at Cincinnati State in her second year and 7 year old twin girls, Lila and Blake who are in grade 2 at Indian Creek. 
 Favourite thing about living in Chatham-Kent?  
Chatham offers the best of all things: we have everything we need, options for schools, entertainment and shopping, access to larger centres within an hour, and most importantly, the feeling of home and community surrounded by family and friends. 
Clean Water for Living Summit! 
Clean Water for Living Summit Info
Global Grant Project - Toilets in India
Audrey's Rotary Minute
Please see the link here
Member News & Happy Bucks
We were happy to welcome Mark Peacock's wife, Lynda from Port Hope to our meeting. 
Ruth Howell is happy that she spent the weekend in Meaford and saw two films at their local film festival. She also spent the weekend with her daughter. 
Don Shropshire is happy that he just recently spent time with his newly born grandson Finn Beckett. Finn was born 7lbs, 2oz.
Mary-Fran Kluka is sorry about missing our social at Boston Pizza last week. She is headed to Michigan for the Inbound Youth Exchange Orientation this weekend and she gets to sleep on an air mattress again! 
Walter Ploegman just returned from a whirlwind tour of the United Kingdom. He visited places such as London, St. Andrew's, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin. He was amazed that he was able to touch castle walls built in 1096. 
John Lawrence says that he and Ruth Howell were working bingo during our Boston Pizza social. He says that our Clean Water for Living Summit flyers should be coming out soon. We're inviting Rotarians from as far away as Woodstock & Stratford. Save the date for November 16th. 
Doug Swant closed up his cottage for the season and was happy to have at least 4 out of his 5 kids up to the cottage this summer. 
Ruth Howell won the 50/50 draw! 
Rotary in the Community! 
Rotarian Derek Robertson struts his stuff in a suit provided by Gentry Manor at the United Way of Chatham-Kent's RumRunners Gala, that took place on Saturday night. 
One Rotary Summit 
President Kate DoForno takes the microphone at the One Rotary Summit hosted at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Saturday morning. PDG Michael Angelo Caruso was the guest speaker with his topic of the "Art of Storytelling". 
Save The Date! 
In partnership with our neighbours in District 6400, we will be hosting a Foundation & Membership Dinner in Plymouth, Michigan. Canadian Rotarian extraordinaire and Rotary Foundation trustee Jennifer Jones will be the guest speaker.
Tickets can be purchased here
Russell Hampton
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