O Canada - Gordon Vandyke
Toast - Cam Smith
Grace - Graham Jones
Sergeant at Arms - Rodney Darwin
50/50 Winner - Sergiu Hirtescu


Rotary minute - Noelene Paul read the article by Dean Rohrs in the Rotarian magazine.  She is a Canadian who was recently the VP for Rotary International.


Upcoming Meetings:

March 25- No meeting 

April 1 - President Richard - Estate Planning

April 15 - Goldie Nejat - Robotics Professor

Russell Hampton
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Richard Housen:

Golf tournament is Friday June 21 starting 12:30 at the Richmond Hill Golf Club.  The cost is $175 per person including lunch, golf and dinner.


Nash Azam:

The Progressive dinner is this Saturday, March 23.  Peter Szoke has kindly offered to host the main party in the evening.  Please ensure that you RSVP to Nash.  (Unfortunately, due to a serious illness in the family, David Obadia will not be able to host as planned.)


Jason Cherniak:

Camp Enterprise is May 2-5

We need 8 people to volunteer for the Saturday afternoon negotiation session that Raj is running.  So far, Rodney, Jason and Gordon have offered.  If you are available, please let Jason know.


Paul Thomas:

April 15 - We will have a professor speaking about robotics.  If you know younger people interested in this topic, please invite them.

April 29 - Paul's church minister will be speaking about homelessness.

Working Meeting


President Richard distributed the strategic plan document that was prepared in the fall of 2016.  It includes areas of focus for the club based on future goals and projects that our members voted for at the time.


We are recommended to review and update our strategic plans every three years.  As we approach the three year mark this fall, it is a good time to remind ourselves of what is in the plan and begin the review.


Our first step is to determine whether the goals we chose in 2016 are still applicable.  Many are, but some, such as the TV Auction, are now moot.


Richard will email the strategic plan summary to the entire club.  Each member should review it and let Richard know their two top general priorities for the club.  (e.g. Membership, Fundraising, Member Engagement, etc...)