Volume 21, Issue #20, May 26th, 2019 
As of press time, I hadn't received my answers from Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce CEO & President, Gail Hundt. We're lucky to have our own Rotarian and Speaker Coordinator Extraordinaire, Sheila Bateman as Vice Chair on the Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors, as well as having Rotarian Ron Coristine's Community Living Chatham-Kent win Community Group of the Year at Chamber's Business Excellence Awards a few months ago. The Chamber of Commerce represents over 350 local businesses and provides many different tangible and intangible benefits depending on the size of the business. 
An interesting perspective on Rotary by Australian Rotarian Evan Burrell. Evan has been traveling around the Rotary world speaking at different District Conferences and Rotary clubs. It is his superhero designs that prominent on the back of DGE Sparky's Spark Plug Ford SUV. We are more than just volunteers, and community leaders, we are People of Action. 
Rotarian Jennifer Jacobson, a constable with the Chatham-Kent Police Force with Snowflake, the 4 week old Chihuahua she rescued on Friday, May 24th. (Photo credit to the Chatham-Kent Police Force) Click here to read the full article by the Chatham Daily News. 
It's official! Registration opened for Greening Your Grounds on Thursday, May 23rd. Please RVSP via phone at 519-354-7310 ext 223. Remember we are limited to 30 spots, so register early! We have invited industry professionals from greenhouses and garden centres as well. Many thanks to Rotarians John Lawrence & Mark Peacock for organizing this! 
It's not too late to purchase your Meet the Governor Night tickets! 50 tickets remain out of the 150 person occupancy. Enjoy the RetroFest Classic Car parade from the second floor of the Capitol Theatre, eat dinner prepared by the Chilled Cork and rub shoulders with VIPs brought into town thanks to RM Sotheby's! Did I mention VIP seating at Sam Roberts? You also don't have to be a Rotarian to attend (get your ASK in Gear!)
Click here to visit the ticket page. Only $50 Canadian! 
Additionally, if anyone is interested in offering a homestay (a room in their home) for someone traveling from Michigan for Meet the Governor Night, that'd be appreciated! Currently all hotel rooms in town, including the Comfort Inn are currently booked. 
Rotarian Danielle Hunter and VIRS (Very Important Rotarian Spouse) Brandon Bezaire traveled to Brighton, Michigan over Victoria Day weekend to participate in the Top of the Mountain Dash or Crash, obstacle course mud run hosted by the Rotary Club of Brighton. We appreciated all of their hospitality and look forward to returning to race next year! Special thanks to President Elect Michael Bourke of the Rotary Club of Brighton. 
Russell Hampton
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