Volume 21, Issue #33, September 1st, 2019 
What a difference a week makes! It was almost like there was a buzz in the air, with all of the tables full again, and the camaraderie of good friends. We're hoping to continue this fellowship next week at Boston Pizza, where we will be meeting for our first social meeting of the Rotary year. The Board has decided that for every cancelled meeting due to a holiday, we will be meeting the Thursday of that week at Boston Pizza at 5pm. President Kate do Forno will be our Board of Directors hostess for the evening, and is looking for someone to have a glass of wine with. Ps. This meeting is totally optional! 
Rotarian Margaret Campbell, right thanks, Jennifer Rankin and Kirsten Ramsay, of the International Education Department of the Lambton-Kent District School Board.
Many members in our club are familiar with Jenn Rankin's contributions to our club, through her dedication to the Interact Club at CKSS for the past 10 years. She is now out of the classroom, working as an academic coordinator at the public school board, in the international education department. 
The purpose of international education much like what we promote with Youth Exchange is to provide opportunities for students to develop global competencies. 
The Lambton-Kent District School Board will be welcoming 130 fee paying students to their schools this fall, with the top 4 contributing countries being Spain, Italy, Belgium, and Taiwan. In addition to Rotary Youth Exchange, there are typically 6-10 students who arrive each year as part of reciprocal programs. 
Student exchanges can last anywhere from 2 weeks to 4 plus years. The main focus is for students to obtain their academic. Kirsten Ramsay acknowledged that many countries don't offer technological education classes. 
Save the Date
There will be a welcome event for international students, that Rotary Youth Exchange Students can attend taking place on September 21st, 2019 from 11am-1pm in Kingston Park.
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
Member & Club News
The Board of Directors has approved up to $3,000 for the newest Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent build. We will be doing the landscaping for the build site. Depending on weather, and other setbacks, Habitat is ball parking for us to landscape on September 17th or 18th. 
Club Assembly 
Save the Date for September 17th, as we have lots to be discussed! 
September 2nd
Darrin Canniff
Meeting Guests
Jenn Rankin & Kirsten Ramsay, International Education, Lambton-Kent District School Board
Joan Swant, wife of Doug Swant, and their son, Philip and his girlfriend, Dominique
District Governor Sparky Leonard
Happy Bucks 
Linda Goldsmith is happy, because her and Doug are flying to Seattle, Washington before embarking on a 19 day road trip to Victoria, and Tofino. 
Roger McRae is happy because he had an interesting coincidence the other week. Before he and Gloria moved to Chatham, they lived in the small Grey-Bruce community of Chatsworth. While staying in St. George (near Brantford) at a B&B, he learned the owners of the B&B were the third owners after Roger & Gloria, of their former home in Chatsworth. Ratika, one of former exchange students is also getting married and says she misses Ruth Howell!
DG Sparky Leonard is happy because he just celebrated his granddaughter's first birthday. He and Laurie will also be hosting 2 exchange students this year. One a Rotary exchange student, and the other, a homestay student. He also reminds everyone to register for the One Rotary Summit -which will be like an elevator pitch for Rotary- taking place on September 14th in Ann Arbor. 
John Lawrence is happy that he spent some time with his grandchildren the other week. He says we're all welcome to meet him, Mark Peacock, & Blake Vince on Tuesday morning for their Clean Water for Living meeting. 
Blake Vince just returned from a trip to Alberta. He and his wife, Karen, just celebrated 23 years of marriage. Karen reminded Blake that in 23 years, he'll be 70! 
Mary-Fran Kluka is happy that she is part of the Chatham community, and that we have such wonderful staff at CKHA - Chatham. Her father passed away on Monday, at the age of 90. His obituary can be found here.  
John Schinkel shared some sad news, about former Rotarian Janet Newham's husband. He was run over by a tractor and was transported to a hospital in London. Ed Schiestel has cancer again. 
Sheila Bateman was the winner of the 50/50 and she drew a Queen! 
Russell Hampton
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