Meeting of Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014
Rotary Club of Festival City Newsletter
Guests: Doug Bernard, District Governor 6330 (DG), Martin Ward Assistant District Governor (ADG), Jeff and Susan Lausten.
Social Event: Deb Stacey-Rivers announced that the next club social event would be Saturday Sept 20 for walking a section of the Avon Trail for approximately 1 hour. You may bring guests, pets. The walk begins 11 am Saturday September 20.
House of Blessing Donations: Donations will be accepted at the first meeting of each month instead of the last meeting.
Rotary Leadership Institute: Parts 1 to 3 will take place in Stratford on Saturday Sept 27 for anyone interested in participating. Contact Dianne Yundt for details.
Barbara Young’s 95 year old mother just had her second book published.
It’s entitled “A Happy Life”.
There is NO MEETING September 30
Door Prize: Donated by Dianne Yundt and won by Etienne Leushuis
New Club Member Inducted
President Brian Rivers inducted newest member to the Rotary Club of Festival City Stratford Jeff Lausten.  Jeff was proposed by Jean Aitcheson who also assisted with the induction along with DG Doug Bernard and AGM Martin Ward.
Club members welcomed Jeff to the Festival City Club.
Guest Speaker:
District Governor Doug Bernard
DG Doug Bernard has been involved with Rotary for more than 33 years. He is a member of the London North Club.
He is a publishing entrepreneur who originally hails from a family farm near Sarnia.
Mr. Bernard has been extensively involved with fundraising and the golf tournament with his club.
DG Bernard spoke briefly about the Rotary International conference where the main theme was increasing Rotary’s membership and how to accomplish this.
To achieve his goal delegates were asked to make Rotary more visible in the community. Ask, ask, and ask for participation talk to family members, youth exchange parents.
Learn more about Rotary by attending seminars.
Promote success stories like eradication of Polio and the pledge from Bill and Melinda Gates.  October 24 is the Rotary Club’s Polio Eradication Day.
Promote grants received for global projects and ambassador scholarship Awards.
DG would like each club to add three new members over the next two years. The Festival City Rotary club has welcomed two new members Barry Clarke and Jeff Lausten.
The Rotary International District 6330 will be May 21 to 23, 2015 in London and hosted by London North.