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WEEKLY MEETING MINUTES        Dec. 16, 2020 
1.    Open meeting: – welcome everyone.                                                                                                 ZOOMING: Dave Schulz, Andy Glavac, Mike Taylor, Hugh Graham, Ann Harrison, Keith McConkey, Paul Snack, Bob Eamer, Annie Holtby, Kevin Vallier, Lance Wiebe, Mel Groom, Heather Scott, Angela Carter, and Hugh Graham.
2.    Land Acknowledgement: Lance
Note: Anishinabe - refers to the Ojibway nation and can be pronounced "A-nish-in-knob-eh"
Haudenosaunee - refers to the Six Nations of the Grand River Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora and can be pronounced " Hoe-dee-no-show-knee"
We begin this gathering by acknowledging the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today.  This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement.  Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis and Inuit people and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.
3.    Toast: Dave
To the Queen and Canada, To the Office of the President of United States, and To the President of Rotary International
4.    4-WAY TEST: Hugh
Of the things we think say or do
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
5.    Invocation: Bob                                                                                                                                 For food in a world where many walk in hunger; for faith in a world where many walk in fear; for friends in a world where many walk alone; we give thanks.
6.    President’s Report/Correspondence/Announcements:

•    Hugh welcomed Kevin Vallier and Andy Glavac as our newest members. ‘We will induct you formally at a later time and you’ll get your Rotary pin’….. Fonthill Rotary Club name tag, expectations of Rotary, a mentor. Hugh noted that we’ve met our membership goal but we’re happy to welcome more members. He and Dave also noted that the balance between men and women members was tipped in favour of the men right now.

•    TV Auction – Annie – comments/concerns
Again, we’re pleased by what we’ve accomplished in this auction year. Pretty well everyone in this club participated as canvasser and/or volunteer in delivering, collecting auction items, setting up the signs, and working in the studio the weekend of the auction or the Pen Centre Warehouse the Sunday through Wednesday after the Auction for the pickups of items. We’ve received some feedback from those who had difficulty in getting donations, etc.,  but we’re asking everyone to please forward any comments, whether complaints or points on what worked for people – donors, people you worked with, people coming in to collect their winnings, yourself as a bidder or worker. We will be going through all of the responses in a post mortem before we start our work on the 2021 auction. You can send them to me and I’ll bring forward to the group later after sorting into positive, negative, helpful comments/suggestions for the future, etc. 

•    Board/Director candidates for 2021-2022 year – Ann

Ann, as President Elect, is forming her board for next year as RI likes the names by end of this year. When we were meeting in person, this was an easier thing to do but still, with email, she has had good response. If you’ve been contacted and haven’t let Ann know whether you want to continue in your position, please do so soon. If you’re interested in joining the board, please also let Ann know at The list of board positions is on the first page in Clubrunner. 
7.    Speaker: Ann Harrison – Osteoporosis            Introduction: Hugh
A brief summary:
Osteoporosis Canada  works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk reduction and treatment of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. Volunteers can present virtual "Speaking of Bones" presentations to community groups or organizations. This presentation shares valuable information regarding bone basics, fracture risk assessment, medications, nutrition, exercise and movement and strategies to prevent falls and broken bones. 
The website offers detailed information and support to help you understand this disease. Calcium intake, an important way to ensure bone health, can be calculated using the Calcium Calculator. Bone healthy recipes are posted regularly on the Recipe Section
An important way to improve bone health is to exercise appropriately. Osteoporosis Canada would love everyone to be "Too Fit to Fracture".
Check out the website and learn more about Osteoporosis. 
Thanks: Hugh thanked Ann for her wonderful presentation that reflected on both men and women and shared that he was going to follow up with his own doctor for a BMD test. He also mentioned for benefit of our new members that a donation is made to the Pelham Library in honour of our speakers.
8.    December Birthdays: None
December Rotary Anniversaries: Hugh (Dec 30/00); Roy (Dec 31/98)
9.    Rotary Moment/Happy Loonies: Lance
A few themes today covered were a) The timely presentation by Ann and the number of persons concerned about themselves, their wives and daughters and stories were shared. 
b). Happiness to be part of the giving of the season as a Rotarian and as an individual or Church member for example and the personal uplift that goes along with that spirit of giving. c) Covid and the happiness to see imminent vaccine; to see our families healthy; to experience the peacefulness, the non-stressful aspect of not going to the usual round of social activities but staying in the quiet of home – restful, relaxing, a gift.
10.    Action items:
  • If you received an email from Ann, please respond. ACTION: All who haven’t yet responded.
  • Please send Annie your comments – positive, perceptive, suggestive comments -of the Auction (from September start to finish). Also comments you received from donors or our bidders. ACTION: All who participated in whatever role(s) and also whoever had feedback from others.
  • Formally induct Keith McConkey, Andy Glavac and Keith Vallier as members. Date TBD.    ACTION: Hugh, Bob.
Next Zoom Meeting: January 6, 2021
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year.
Note: Following the meeting Past-President shared our 2019-20 Lighthouse Award.
Rotary Club of Fonthill
Meridian Community Centre, 2nd Floor
100 Wellspring Way
Fonthill, Ontario
Meeting Weekly Wednesday 7:15 am
Note: Meetings are by Zoom at 7:30am
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