Sunriser for September 27, 2017

Posted by Ron Dyck on Oct 02, 2017
This morning had the feel of fall as the morning fog drifted over our beautiful city.. We had 18 members attending.

We were pleased to welcome the following guests:
Dave Hildebrandt (our guest speaker), Ken Neden (Qualicum Sunrise), Eddy (Marcus’s friend) and Tania and Chris Madarasz as guests of our club.
For our two minute Rotary Talk, Lynn Pearson, Foundation Chairman, pleasantly announced our members in teh year 2016-2017 donated $8500 to the Annual Fund and $1001.64 US to Polio Plus! Congratulations to a 100% participation! The budget for 2017-2018 is $6500 to the Annual fund and $1,000 to Polio Plus. A challenge to Past President Bill McCarthy has seen him accepted it and he will participate in the “RIDE TO END POLIO” and you can assist financial with a donation. Cara will send out details later.
Rotary Apparel has been donated to the club by a retired member and is available for a donation to the Foundation.
Ken Neden from the Rotary Club of Qualicum Sunrise presented their ROSE CAMPAIGN. A dozen roses delivered to your favorite person or persons in our district, Nanaimo, and Port Alberni will only cost you $32 per dozen. Fill out an order or call a Sunrise Rotarian to order.
The District Governor will host an evening at the Rotary House in Qualicum on Oct 18. The evening time is yet to be announced.
Tania and Christian Madarasz from Leading Ledgers were installed to day. Rotary’s NEWEST MEMBERS!!! Congrats to them.
Tracy announced the Coats For Kids event is starting September 25th for acceptance of coats and the final acceptance being October 25.. Volunteers are needed now to deliver boxes to various locations.. The Ballenas Interact Club will also be eagerly participating.
Garry has requested help for Sunday October 15th to park cars at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association. Its Mushroom Day!
Our GUEST SPEAKER was JOHN HILDEBRANDT from Cutting Edge Trophies in Parksville. He has lived in the area for 25 years and bought the business January 1, 2017.  To operate such a business you must have a creative attitude as you design and engrave various plaques, trophies and name tags etc. To be in this business one must be a “people person” and working with people is the most rewarding part of the enterprise. The toughest part is the tech side of the business. And the technology as in all our businesses just keeps changing! John looks forward to seeing you in his store which is located behind Chevron and beside Poppa’s pizza.
Gordon Svenson, Sergeant at Arms announced he would literally take money out of  the pockets of the attendees and he did well. A word of warning to all attending Rotarians, be nice to Gord or it will cost you! There were a number of 'inside jokes' about the Bowling was had by all...
Happy Anniversary to Bob and Margaret Barclay on 49 years n Sept 21.
Congratulations went to the following Rotarians who joined in the month of September:
Ian Dewar  31 years, Bob Barclay 1 year,  Garry Cox 13 years, Bill Rawlins 13 years, Czra MacDonald 7 years
Respectively submitted by Ron Dyck
Rotary Club of Parksville AM, P.O. Box 132, Station Main, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Email us