Volume 21, Issue #15, April 18th, 2019 
As we gather with our family and friends this weekend for Easter, this is a reminder that no meeting will be taking place on Tuesday, April 23rd. 
(Photo credit to the Rotary Club of Tswwassen, British Columbia)
Western Equipment has ordered 60 dozen red roses from us for a local trade show which equals another $1500 for our Roses for Rotary campaign! We are grateful to Doug & Linda Goldsmith for their preparation of these roses on our behalf :) Although, Doug did say it got a bit dangerous with both of them having knives in close proximity. It's a good thing there was lots of "I'm sorry" roses around. 
Shown above is a note of thanks to our Rotary Club from Mary Lou Crowley, President & CEO of Foundation of CKHA received on April 16th, 2019. 
District Assembly Update
Look at these keen Rotarians from Chatham Sunrise sitting in the front row at Walsh College in Troy, Michigan. 
So the kids at RYLA tired me pretty good last weekend, either that or all the delicious American food. Anyway, I had hoped to do a quick summary of interesting tidbits at District Assembly held on April 13th in Troy, Michigan but sleep won. 
One of Sparky's main focuses for his Rotary year is growing membership. Each Rotary club will be encouraged to expand their Membership Committee as the District Committee grows to 5 members. 
Sparky has a goal of reaching a district membership of 2020 members by July 30th, 2020. We're currently sitting at approximately 1662 members, so we're looking at each club adding between 5 and 20 members. 
Sparky also encourages each of us to "Graze, enjoy, and find your passion in Rotary". Whether it be Youth Service, Polio or any one of the 6 Rotary areas of focus. 
Of special note, a Rotary Family Day will be held at Comerica Park on July 19th and the Blue Jays will be in town! 
Shown above the 55 page guide Mark passed around at the meeting, which will be the central focus of an upcoming workshop!
Mark Peacock is the first to admit that he's not much of a gardener, but he did a great job presenting on "Greening your Grounds - Water Conservation Outside your House". 
This unique workbook was developed by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority and the Region of Peel. As Mark stated, in a rural environment, water is percolated through the soil, but with paving, water is washed off the pavement, creating sediment. 
An excerpt from the Greening your Grounds workbook on paving stones. 
Just by landscaping your yard, you can help determine where the water goes! Simple things such as disconnecting your waterspout, using a rain barrel, creating a rain garden and soakaway allow homeowners to be part of the solution. 
The Clean Water for Living Committee made up of Blake Vince, John Lawrence and Mark Peacock is hoping to host one of these workshops featuring the "Greening your Grounds" workbook within the next month. 
Other upcoming events for the Clean Water for Living Committee include the Chatham-Kent & Lambton Children's Water Festival taking place from October 2nd-4th for children only and available to the public on October 5th. We have committed $500 to this event, and will be focusing on reducing plastic as one of the educational activities. 
On November 15th, the committee will be hosting a Rotary & Public Symposium on Water. We are hoping to invite Rotary clubs who are located along the Thames River and utilize the power of Rotary as a leading force in clean water. Speakers for this event include head of the Great Lakes Institute, Chatham native Dr. Mike McKay and a Nobel Peace laureate who was part of Al Gore's team. Overall, there will be 4 major speakers, in addition to a native water ceremony. 
Volunteers Wanted
The Board of Directors has decided to hold off planting daffodils this year, but would like to track down all of daffodil locations and see if any of them need sprucing up. Volunteers would be required to contact Linda Goldsmith to gain access to the signs shown above and take photos of the daffodils with the signs. 
Apr 23, 2019
No meeting today - its Tuesday after a long weekend
Apr 30, 2019
100 Women Who Care Chatham-Kent
May 07, 2019
Jan 2019 Rotary's Visit to Nairobi
May 14, 2019
RYLA 2019
May 21, 2019
Celebrating the long May Weekend!
May 28, 2019
Chatham Kent Chamber of Commerce
Jun 04, 2019
A Rotarian's Classification
Jun 11, 2019
Chatham Kent Prosperity Roundtable
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