Volume 21, Issue #34, September 8th, 2019 
Well, we finally did it...the only breakfast Rotary club in Chatham-Kent, hosted a meeting with alcohol. Last Thursday, a small group of us met in lieu of our cancelled Labour Day meeting at Boston Pizza. We sat in the bar area of the restaurant, and enjoyed fellowship. We bid farewell to Paul & Rose-Marie as they set sail over the next weeks on a European cruise. And president Kate got her glass of wine! 
Join us at our next social meeting being hosted after Thanksgiving at Boston Pizza on Thursday, October 10th at 5pm. Be sure to bring along your VIRS (Very Important Rotarian Spouse) and your kids! 
Gloria & Roger McRae, Mark & Lynda Peacock, and Brandon Bezaire. (Not pictured Danielle Hunter) 
 Richard Drouillard, Paul & Rose-Marie Roy, and Kate Do Forno.
Lila & Blake Arens, Terra Kitzul Arens, Margaret Campbell and Olive Drouillard. 
This week, we're doing a Throwback Tuesday. We will be hearing from some Rotarians who collectively have contributed 71 years of Service Above Self with Ruth Howell, contributing even more as a VIRS (Very Important Rotarian Spouse). 
June 30th, 2001 - Audrey Chevalier (23 years)
September 23rd, 2008 - Ruth Howell (Honourary Member) - 11 years 
Max Howell - March 20th, 1998 (Died August 22nd, 2008) 
October 25th, 2005 - Terra Kitzul Arens (13 years) 
May 25th, 2004 - Doug Swant (15 years) 
1) Who was your club sponsor? 
2) Why did you choose to get involved in Rotary? 
3) What keeps you engaged in Rotary year after year? 
4) Your Favourite Rotary project over the years?
5) Club Positions Held 
6) Hobbies Outside of Rotary 
7) What is/was your career? 
8) How many children/grandchildren do you have? 
9) Favourite thing about living in Chatham-Kent?
Doug Swant
1. Steve Sadler 
2. Looking for volunteer opportunities in the community and in other countries.
3. Camaraderie, respect for the values of Rotary, opportunity to participate in projects that change lives for the better
4. Installing biosand water filters in the Dominican Republic
5. Sgt. At Arms, Director, President
6. Cycling, Pickle Ball, Travel, guitar, fishing
7. Teacher/ Principal 
8. 5 children; 6 grandchildren 
9. Friends made over the years, cost of living, proximity to water activities like boating
Audrey Chevalier: 

1-      My sponsor to join the Tilbury Rotary Club was the manager of the CIBC, Bill Winkworth. Bill had been transferred and was a Rotarian; so the first day that I arrived at the Tilbury branch I was introduced to Rotary.

2-      I have always been a volunteer in other organizations while working for the CIBC main branch Chatham. When I was transferred to Tilbury I was very excited to join Rotary and continue my volunteer work.

3-      Rotary has so much to offer for me at the district level and the club level. Chatham Sunrise members are like my extended family. I have the opportunity to work in my community or do International work. I have met people from all over the world that have become my friends.

4-      I was fortunate to travel to India and participate in three National Immunization Days. These trips giving drops in the slums of India changed my life forever.

5-      President of the Tilbury Rotary Club, District 6380 Assistant Governor for 3 years, District Governor 2007-2008, Secretary, Treasurer and board member for Chatham Sunrise Rotary Club for the past few years.

6-      I love spending time with my two grandchildren, travelling, spending time with my friends, attending musical events.

7-      I worked for CIBC for over 40 years. When I retired I was a Business/Professional Financial Advisor.

8-      I have one son and two beautiful grandchildren. They live in Chatham.

9-      I would not want to live anywhere else. We are close to the lakes, a short drive away to the bigger cities. There is always something going on in our community. Chatham-Kent is the best place to live.  

Hurricane Dorian Disaster Assistance Relief Fund
I know we've been all watching closely as Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record spent 2 days sitting on the Bahamian island chains of Abaco, and Grand Bahama earlier this week. 
Past RI President Barry Rassin is from the Rotary Club of Nassau East in the Bahamas. 
Rotary has put gears into action to best assist those who have been devastatingly affected by Hurricane Dorian. Please zoom in on the image above for instructions on how to contribute or 
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
ClubRunner Mobile
Please add mailservice@clubrunner.ca to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7