The Rotary Club Of Festival City

President:  David Moore

Minutes of the meeting of May 22, 2012

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This week’s meeting was chaired by President-Elect Dianne Yundt

Guests: Bob Marin is from Stratford Rotary. Phanuwat Kongwattananon (Nu) is our Rotary Exchange student from Thailand. John Miller is our guest speaker

Draw Prize: Jane Eligh-Feryn donated the prize won by Linda Jones.


1.Board Of Directors Meeting:  The meeting is May 30 at President David Moore's home.

2.Banner: Jack West presented the club with a banner from a Dutch Rotary Club given to him when he attended a meeting  while in the Netherlands.
3.House of Blessing: Don't forget to bring a donation for the House of Blessing at next week's meeting.

Guest Speaker: Carol Rock introduced John Miller, the Executive Producer of the Stratford Summer Music Festival. This will be the twelfth season for what is Canada's largest and best summer music festival. It is extended to six weeks from July 16 to August 26. The festival opens with the 100 member National Youth Orchestra performing at Lower Queen's Park. The orchestra will perform the 1812 Overture with the aid of cannons provided by the Canadian Army. Fireworks will be set off from Tom Patterson Island instead of in the park as in previous years.
There will be 13 groups performing on the barge with some performances twice a day at 12:30 and 3:00PM
The piano will be a major focus this season with 8 pianists from various countries including Venezuela, France and the U.S.  A performance of "Two Pianos, Four Hands" will be performed the first Sunday with the original performers.
Other groups participating in the 2012 season include Toronto's Tafelmusik, street music, music and lunch at Rundles with George Meanwell,  organ recitals, and much more.
A Diamond Jubilee Weekend will include music played at the coronation. The original film of the event is being shown at city hall. There will be an unveiling of the new portrait of the Queen painted by Canadian Phil Richards.
Brochures with the playbill details will be available shortly.
John was thanked by Carolyn Dingman.