Volume 21, Issue #29, July 28th, 2019 
Clean Water for Living Conference 
On Tuesday the Clean Water Committee will be talking about a symposium on protecting water locally in the Lake Erie Basin and what Rotary can do to further this issue.

Two main goals of the day will be to:
Inform Rotarians regarding local issues and possible remedies,
And Engage Rotarians to lead Rotary Clubs in local water projects.

Topics of the day will include:
1. The First Nations Perspective on Water
2. The Thames River, Lake St. Claire and Lake Erie concerns and what can be done to address them locally
3. Climate Change and how this will affect our water
4. Examples of local Rotary Club clean water actions

We hope to give participants the opportunity to discuss concerns and bring ideas to the table on how a Rotary Club can be a leader in water issues.

Timing: November 2019
Photo Albums
The RACHEL Project Presentation
Rotarian Mark Peacock right, presents fellow Rotarian(Chatham) Peter Tanner, with a Literary Angels book for his talk on the RACHEL project.
Peter Tanner is a member of the Rotary Club of Chatham, and is an integral part of the RACHEL project with previous knowledge of information technology.
The RACHEL Project is the beneficiary of a Rotary International Global Grant, which was worth $139,900 USD.
Each school that is part of the RACHEL Project receive a 1TB wifi hotspot, 6 laptops and 6 tablets. For reference, a Kindle has 1 MB of memory.
The school year in Guatemala runs from March to December, with Peter and team arriving in Guatemala in March.
11 schools in total were assisted on this trip, with 5 teachers from each school trained in teaching the technology provided by the RACHEL project.
Interesting Facts about Guatemala & the RACHEL Project
*The idea of The RACHEL Project and their partner organization, World Possible, to develop a self-organized learning environment, where kids learn to learn.*
*Often the entire village would greet the RACHEL team, lining the streets to the school and often constituting a village meeting. Minutes were taken, and with many people unable to write, fingerprints constituted a signature.*
*For next years edition of the project, 25 schools have applied, and Peter will be traveling back to Guatemala again in February.*
Unofficial Happy Dollar: Doug Goldsmith is happy that we raised $437 Canadian for End Polio Now on the bus to Comerica Park last Friday. For those unaware, AG & Badder Bus driver extraordinaire Ken Corlett donated all his tips to End Polio!
It's A Bird, It's A Plan, It's A Rotarian!
Below: DG Sparky Leonard thanks Linda & Doug Goldsmith for their hard work on both the Meet the District Governor Night and the Canadian bus & ticket sales for the Comerica Park Family Fun Night. As Sparky said, Doug is a great sidekick to Linda!
Bottom: Sparky doesn't understand why Rotary pins fresh from Australia are so hard to open, and wishes he had the super hero strength of our Rotarian Heroes Linda & Doug "Ken" Goldsmith.
A Rotary Foundation Minute with Audrey Chevalier
For every $1 USD donated, a polio vaccine can be purchased for a child. For $50, waterborne illness can be fought. For $500, anti-bullying campaigns can be organized. And in total, over $86 million has been provided for 1306 grants.
Happy Dollars & Member News
Mark Peacock took possession of his new house on Wednesday and will be moving in on Saturday!
August 13th, 2019's meeting will be hosted off-site at Rotarian Pauline Reaume-Zimmer's workplace, Access Open Minds in downtown Chatham. Keep an eye for an RSVP e-mail, so we can adequately prepare for coffee and snacks!
Ken Bechard is happy that he and Sue made it home on Saturday morning. The Badder bus broke down after they passed through Canadian customs after the Rotary Family Fun Night. Ken & Sue walked to McDonald's, where they met a Palestinian immigrant UberEats driver. He offered to drive them home free of charge!
John Schinkel is happy that we raised $525 at the 50/50 last Saturday held at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway. John, along with Rotarians Betty Manso, Ruth Howell, Linda Goldsmith, and former Rotarian Kim Pierce volunteered their time in the 110 F heat. A winner was not announced as the storm blew in.
Kelley Robertson is happy that she and Derek attended the Food Crawl for Community Living C-K last Thursday. There was a phenomenal spread of food at Rotarian Mary-Fran Kluka's Boston Pizza. It cost $65/person and they visited 5 restaurants in 3 hours. It would be great to get a group of Rotarians together to on go the Food Crawl in 2020.
Doug Goldsmith is happy because we had 56 Canadian Rotarians attend Family Fun Night at Comerica Park, with 110 people attending in total. 1984 World Series champion Dave Rozema brought his championship ring to try on, and fireworks took place after the Jays played the Tigers. As Ken Bechard alluded to, there was some bus issues, and it wasn't until 2:30am that another bus arrived to jumpstart the older bus.
DG Sparky Leonard is happy that President Kate doForno's daughter Olive was attendance, and that one of Kate's mandates is family friendly activities. Sparky noted that RI President Mark Maloney, when he was DG, had a young family, that traveled with him to events.
Audrey Chevalier won the 50/50 draw and drew a Queen.
Rotarian Danielle Hunter attended a wedding in Lasalle on the weekend, and couldn't resist snapping a picture with the Rotary Club of Lasalle's sign at Essex Golf & Country Club. 
Dresden Rotary President, Stuart Kiar is looking for volunteers to help run a Rotary booth at the Dresden Night Market on August 17th, 2019. There is already 80 vendors confirmed for this event! Please connect with
Assistant Governor, Ken Corlett if you're interested.
Save the Date!
Jennifer & Barry White have rescheduled the All Sector social for Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Russell Hampton
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