Rotary Club of Halifax

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

SERVING HALIFAX AND THE WORLD SINCE 1913

 
The next meeting of the Rotary Club of Halifax will be at 7:30 am, Thursday March 20,  at the Westin Hotel.  The speaker will be Terri Fraser from the Halifax Public Libraries speaking on the new downtown library.
 
Report on the meeting of March 13th 2014, submitted by Jim Axell
 
Venue:                   The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
Chair:                    President Bob Power
Desk:                     Jong Kim
Members:              13
Visitors:                1, the speaker
 
Meeting was convened by the chair at 07.30. He reminded members that this year’s theme is
                                                     “Engage Rotary- Change Lives”
Grace:                  Vince Ihasz
Health of the Club:  No reports of poor health
 
Announcements:
Bill VanGorder; reminded members to sell cases of wine. He also told embers that the Facebook page had been updated and those that use Facebook should ‘Like’ our page.
Jim Axell; Outlined details of the free Shredding project the Club’s ABC’s of Fraud group will be operating with Dignity on Saturday 15th March at Mattatall Funeral Home,217 Portland Street, Dartmouth (see attached photograph ) and on Saturday 22nd March at Cruikshank Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax,from 9 a.m. to noon on both occasions.  Volunteers are needed and should arrive before 9 to assist in the set up. This is a good “Hands On” project and the opportunity for Rotary fellowship.
Bob Power; reminded Board members of the Board meeting at Paul Frank’s office Thursday evening 13th at 5 p.m.
Marlon Hagerty;circulated the latest Roster for corrections prior to its reissue.
 
Happy Moments: Terry Pond and Bob Power expressed a happy moment this week.
 
Weekly Draw: President Bob held the winning draw ticket this week but could only find the Jack of Diamonds in the pack of cards. Next week the Queen will be worth $410. 
 
Speaker:
Oscar Wong introduced the guest speaker who is his nephew, Yau-Sun Tong. Yau-Sun learnt English after coming to Canada and later became very interested in Photography.
Yau-Sun Tong will be conducting tours of China, Tibet and Central Asia this year. On previous tours he has taken many photographs and at our meeting he selected a series of slides from his trip on the Tea-horse Trail from China into Tibet. He noted that tea was grown in China and taken via the Tea-horse Trail to various parts of China, Tibet and India. These trips over mountains could exceed a month in time. The trail was actively used until the middle of the last century.
The slides shown by Yau-Sun were exceptional and gave a great picture of places along the Tea-horse Trail.
Yau-Sun answered questions and was then thanked by President Bob and presented with a Rotary mug.
 
Next Week:
The speaker next week will be Terri Fraser from the Halifax Public Libraries speaking on the new downtown library.
 
Adjournment:  Jim Axell led the singing of O Canada to close the meeting.
 
Please tell you friends about this event next Saturday:
The Rotary Club of Halifax ABCs of Fraud Program
is inviting everyone to a 
 
Protect Yourself From Fraud Shred-It Event
Secure Shredding of your personal information.
Have your personal papers shredded to Protect yourself from Fraud
 
9:00 AM to Noon
Saturday March 22
in the parking lot at Cruikshank Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Halifax
No charge, but donations to Rotary accepted with thanks.
Thanks To Shred-It Inc. and Dignity Memorial for sponsoring this project.