This presentation was superb and club members have requested a return visit from Dr. This global phenomenon is critically important to humanity and likely to worsen going forward. Darren Fisk (far L) welcomed the lads : Jim (left of centre) and Jeff (far Right). Missing in the picture are Rob Graham (Guest speakers thanker) and Krysta Logozzo (Rotary Community Services Chair playing a big part). James of interest is the alma mater of our member Dr.
Jim Colquhoun (known by the students and staff as” Jim”) and one of a number of dedicated readers.
This camp is a vital part of our Rotary youth programming.
The girls (with family in attendance), where encouraged to continue as ambassadors, even club facilitators.
Now with 165 students and a large diversity of students, many with high needs (JK to Grade 6), the school presents many challenges being tackled by a number of dedicated Rotarians involved in the four Focus Areas of Service: literacy, fitness, leadership and community engagement.
However the personal touch, face to face still holds sway... New Rotarian Peter Viitala entered the Rotary family at our first 2016 meeting with fanfare. Roly Turner, current (in his 4th year) Rotary District Foundation Chair, delivered a masterful explanation of the Rotary Foundation.Steve Jobbitt , Department of History, Lakehead University (centre Left and Right respectively).Regarding the first presentation, Captain Romick was introduced by Kevin Holloway, and thanked by Lori Mitchell.President Darren Fisk started the meeting with the French National Anthem to commemorate those who suffered and lost their lives in the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. The club had a busy agenda today commencing with a very respectful Remembrance Day Service with members of the Thunder Bay colour guard militia including a presentation on all aspects of Canadian involvement in military actions dating from WW1 to the present deployments in the Middle East by Regimental Sergeant –Major George Romick.He is pictured on the far Right with President Darren Fisk (far Left) and our second presenters for the day (see below for description), Dr, Richard Maundrell, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Lakehead University, who introduced the key-note speaker, his colleague Dr.The project is in 3 phases with the new building to become the only dedicated unit between North Bay and the Manitoba border. Thunder Bay Police Sergeant Poulter (right in photo) emphasized the importance of being physically and mentally ready to work this event.As well as preparing for the weather, we are asked to study the emergency plan.Entitled “The Road to Leadership-Our RYLA Experience”, the girls spoke of the numerous leadership activities the camp is famous for.Working together as a team, collaboration, effective teen strategies and social skills were but some of the areas discussed.He also reminded us to bring a well charged cell phone to our assigned station.Guest Speaker at Today's Meeting Pictured above on the left is guest speaker Marie Klassen, the Executive Director of the Lakehead Social Planning Council with Rotarian Cheryl-Lyn Lamers, who introduced the speaker.