Presiding – Robin Ferraro
Location – Quality Inn
Announcements  and Committee Updates:
Nathan arrived safe and sound in the Czech Republic and will be doing a blog on his exchange. (Francis)
Rotary Roses planning underway – there is a bit of a thorny issue with the increase in the price of roses.(Melissa)
There is a Board meeting next Monday at 10:15 at the Quality Inn (Rosemary)
Meeting of Polio Plus committee next Monday after the regular meeting (Olga)
Our club will be doing Meals on Wheels the week of Oct. 5 – a sign up sheet will be circulated and it will be on the website. (Fred)
50/50 – Winner and card drawn
Lisa Wells drew the 5 of hearts
Birthdays and Anniversary’s
Sergeant at Arms -
  • Fines – Bruce for his corny thorny crack.



Happy Bucks

  • Ron Fraser was happy to be back after 11 ½ months away and he is happy that he is cancer-free and feeling that he is 75% on his way back.
  • Rick Shaheen enjoyed the Jays-Yankees double-header at Yankee Stadium on Saturday – Go Jays!  The Jays fans were louder than the Yanks fans as the night wore on.
  • Adam Shaw was happy to have completed the “Bad-Ass Dash” obstacle course in support of autism.
  • Chris Cunningham reported a very successful Bob McFarland Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Robert Reid enjoyed a hot air balloon ride in London.
  • Jocelyn attended her brother’s wedding at a lovely setting.
  • Dave Harris is happy to be back after a time away.
  • Graham Hart played as part of a foursome from our club at the Ingersoll Rotary Golf Tournament.
Program – Introduced and thanked By: Bruce Burbank
Kelly Gilson, ED of the Oxford United Way invited Barbara Graham, daughter of Wes Magill to present the Wes Magill Award the staff at the Woodstock General Hospital.   Hospital CEO Natasa Veljovic received the award on behalf of the staff who have made a significant contribution to the United Way.  This is the second time they have received the award – they first received it in 1992.  Congratulations to the WHG employees!
Kelly Gilson was the guest speaker and she provided an update on the United Way.  The United Way investment strategies will:
  • Help meet basic needs;
  • Strengthen employment readiness;
  • Support mental health and reduce addictions:
  • Empower people;
  • Nurture children and youth.