The Rotary Club Of Festival City

President:  Dianne Yundt

Minutes of the meeting of February 5, 2013

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Guests: From Stratford Rotary we welcomed Tine Buechler and Geza Wordofa. Other guests included Grant Dobson, Cole Maranger, Heather Marshall who were with our guest speaker Shoma Oura. Leticia Figueiredo is our exchange student.

Draw Prize: Sue Thomson won the prize donated by David Moore.

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner: Randy Mathews has tickets to sell for this annual event. Tickets are $15 each. Everyone is encouraged to sell tickets to support international and local projects.


  1. Thank Mooreinz Heather Marshall who were with our guest speaker Shoma Oura. Leticia Figueiredo is our exchange Letter: President Dianne has received a letter from the office of MPP Randy Pettapiece who thanked us for allowing him to speak at last week’s meeting.
  2. Rotaract Club: Tyler Canal announced that about 18 people attended a meeting to explore the possibility of forming a local chapter of Rotaract. Those in attendance agreed to move forward and form a board of directors, appoint a president and develop projects. Rotaract is a joint initiative of Festival City and Stratford Rotary clubs. It is open to young people between the ages of 18 and 30.
  3. El Salvador: Lynne Ternosky spoke about the “Pathways to Literacy Program” and the opening of a new high school for 45 students. An email from Lynne with photos and all the details has been forwarded to all club members.
  4. El Salvador Coffee: Lynne Ternosky has 1lb bags of coffee available for a donation of $15. The coffee will be available at the spaghetti dinner in March and it can also be obtained from Lynne directly. If you are able to sell it at your workplace see Lynne.
  5. Mitchell Lantern Walk: A poster advertising this Rotary sponsored event on Sunday Feb 17 has been sent to all members of the club.

Guest Speaker: President Dianne introduced Shoma Oura, a grade 12 student at Central Secondary School. Shoma talked about a trip to Zambia in June for 12 students and 4 adults from Memorial Baptist Church. The purpose for their trip is to help young people in several ways. They will be offering vacation bible schools, sports and social activities and developing friendships while learning more about the way people live in Zambia. They also hope to help with small projects such as painting and some construction.

To fund the trip the group has to raise $4000 per person for a total of $64 000. They are $20 000 from their goal. The group has held several fundraisers and will be holding a soup lunch and silent auction on February 24 in the church at 113 Bruce Street from 11 AM to 12:30

Rotarians are welcome to attend the lunch or make a personal donation.

Shoma and his group were thanked by Carol Rock.