FRIDAY MORNING MEETINGS, 0715-0830
Our Rotary Club meets in Yuk Yuk’s in The Westin hotel. We are a diverse and welcoming group and we’d be honoured if you joined us at a meeting.
Consider this your invitation! Come a little early even… People start arriving right after 7am for coffee/tea and good conversation.
We strive to keep our meetings both flexible and affordable, so we offer 3 fee choices to cover our meeting room and meal costs:
A. $5 for the meeting, including coffee and tea;
B. $10 for 'A', plus an Egger or Yogurt Parfait; or
C. $18 for 'A', plus the Full Buffet from Elements.
It is a meeting so there is some structure, but we promise to explain when we use acronyms and keep the focus on having an enjoyable time together. Here is a guide to how a typical meeting unfolds:
7:30 Meeting Opening:
- Opening Bell – The role of meeting chair rotates weekly, so everyone gets to ring the bell.
- O Canada – Different people sing in English, the bilingual version and French. All are good.
- Rotary Minute – A quick tidbit, usually about Rotary’s impact in the world today.
Three Options as above, in or brought back to our meeting room.
(Our meeting is a breakfast meeting; breakfast continues through the following items.)
7:45 Non-Business Items, then Some Business Items:
- Guests – The meeting host will introduce our guests and invite some to speak briefly.
- Happy Bucks – Drop a Loonie or Twoonie in the glass and tell everyone your news.
- Committee and Event Updates – Brief updates on what’s happening, what’s needed, etc.
- Executive Updates – The President and Secretary/Treasurer will usually pitch clean-up.
(The 3rd meeting each month is a business meeting, with 35 minutes for business items.)
- Introduction – A member will briefly introduce the meeting’s speaker and their topic.
- Presentation – A wide variety… In March 2017, our speakers included:
- Andy Fillmore, MP for Halifax, who spoke about the Atlantic Growth Strategy;
- Iguazel Bernal, our 2016-2017 Exchange Student from Spain, who told us about her home city and region (Zaragosa, Aragon);
- Our 3rd meeting was a Business Meeting, where members followed up from an earlier discussion about how we should manage our growth and which causes we should support; and
- Sunday Miller, ED of the Africville Museum, who spoke to us about the history of Africville and current efforts to commemorate the community.
- Questions / Discussion and Thank-You for Speaker
8:25 Meeting Closing:
- 50/50 Draw – A guest is usually asked to draw the ticket for our Chase the Ace format draw.
- Farewell and Close – This simple toast to friendship everywhere: Rotary, around the world.
We hope you can join us.
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