Volume 21, Issue #36, September 22nd, 2019 
This week's guest speaker is Kevin Kelly, Regional Major Gifts Officer for Rotary International, Zone 29, based in Detroit. I wasn't able to get into contact with him, but you can view his LinkedIn profile here. He will also be visiting the downtown club on Wednesday for lunch. 
These are current districts that Zone 29 covers, which will change in 2020.
President Kate attended the One Rotary Summit last Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan. PDG Michael Angelo Caruso was the speaker. Topics of interest include how to present better, and how to craft your own 2 minute Rotary elevator pitch. Kate noted there was only 9 Canadians in attendance, out of 100 Canadian Rotarians in our district. Kate welcomes anyone to carpool with her to these American hosted District events. 
Financial Statements from Past President Kelley Robertson's Year: 
We generated $26,947.84 in revenue, with a net income of $3,194.72. Roger McRae noted that our Happy Dollars last year, were more than budgeted ($300.00 to $442.35), so I guess we were a lot happier than we thought! 
President Kate's Budget for 2019-2020 Rotary Year
Although President Kate acknowledged that we are displaying a current deficit position on our budget, we do in fact have a healthy bank account. The important point of this year's budget is that we might not spend all of the money that we have earmarked for certain budget items, it's more about having buckets set aside for money. We are looking for new office equipment in terms of a new laptop and projector, which we have set aside $2,000 for. 
We are trending lower on membership overall, which is why there's a lower budgeted amount of dues. We have also have money that needs to be spent from the Bingo Fund. 
We have budgeted a higher amount than normal for PolioPlus ($2,000), as we are aiming for a Presidential Citation, which requires that amount. 
We currently have $100/month set aside for our exchange student Allison, which additional is earmarked for Christmas presents and a farewell gift ($1,750 total).
Mary-Fran Kluka noted that previously provided exchange students with $125/month, and the reduction to $100/month, was due to us hosting two exchange students one year. 
In the past, we were really involved with supporting Adventures in Citizenship. In lieu of this, we want to support some of our Interact members with bursaries ($2,000). 
Of special note, we are also supporting a District Sector website, containing all of the information on the Chatham-Kent Rotary clubs ($300). 
Meetings Cancelled for the Rest of 2019:
October 1st - due to our participation in C-K Children's Water Festival (taking place Wed-Thurs, Oct 2nd-4th) 
October 15th - cancelled due to Thanksgiving but we will be meeting on October 17th at Boston Pizza 
November 12th - Remembrance Day & November 16th is the Water Summit at Ridgetown College (there will be no social at Boston Pizza this month) 
December 24th & December 31st cancelled - Christmas & New Year's Eve!
Children's Water Festival 
Unfortunately, due to funding there will be no family fun day taking place on the Saturday. Roger McRae encourages attendance during the weekday events as it will be a great experience! 
Clean Water for Living Summit! 
We are hoping for 40-100 attendees. The registration is accessed by clicking here.  
On this Day in Sunrise Rotary History! 
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our build day for landscaping will now take place on Wednesday, October 9th. We will have two shifts taking place from 1-4pm and 4:30-7:30pm. Volunteers are required to wear long pants and steel-toed boots. Kate has offered to assist finding boots for anyone who needs them. Any other required PPE will be provided by Habitat. I have attached the volunteer intake package both below and in an e-mail I will send shortly after this bulletin.
A cheque pass will take place at the build site that day. 
Please click here to view the training video for the build site. 
Volunteer Code of Conduct
Volunteer Application
Habitat Build Site Safety Quiz
Clean Water for Living Summit Info
Audrey's Rotary Minute
Visit the link by clicking here.
Member News & Happy Bucks
John Lawrence: Went to see a play in Niagara-on-the-Lake last week and spent the weekend at a Jazz festival in Brantford. 
Audrey Chevalier: Last week, there was a water planning meeting held in Chatham. John Lawrence, Ruth Howell & Audrey attended. This water training event will be hosted in Chatham-Kent this Rotary year, during the same weekend as RYLA at Ridgetown College. It is a 4 day training session that wecomes participants from around the world. 
Doug Swant: He is leaving on Friday with Joan to Europe for 3 weeks! They will speak a week or so in Germany, visiting Munich and other cities, before embarking on a 2 week trip along the Danube River. Doug told me after the meeting that it crosses through almost 7 countries.
Ron Coristine won the 50/50 draw for $10! 
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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