Posted by Devon Taylor on Feb 13, 2020
The Satellite meeting was held at Capers on Thursday, February 13, 2020. 
A robust meeting, covering a lot of topics and upcoming events with an excellent Classification Talk given by Mary-Ann Davies. Great to have returning member Sarah Dean as our VIP guest and Kelly was welcomed as a guest of Cassandra.
  • Classification Talk
    • Very interesting and passionate talk by Mary-Ann allowed members an insight into a varied and interesting life. Thank you for sharing your story and for being part of our Rotary group.
  • Savour the Chill
    • Satellite club is committed to supporting this event; we have six volunteers that will prepare and serve hot chocolate on behalf of the Chamber at the Armouries from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • We will take this opportunity to promote Hockey Night in Quinte
  • Hockey Night in Quinte
    • Date set for Saturday, March 28 at the Red Lion Pub featuring the band, Bad Tractor; The Red Lion will donated 10% of food sales from the event to HNIQ plus they are donating the use of the venue and the band at no cost to Rotary
    • 130 tickets to be printed; cost  of tickets will be $25
    • There will hockey-inspired games, 50/50 raffle, + silent and live auction as fundraisers
    • Sponsorships are off to a good start; the Brick has signed on again as a $5000 sponsor
    • Ryan and Cassandra met with Joseph Reid from the City last week; reviewed three potential sites for the project; very positive meeting with next steps including getting the City to approve our vision and site choice
    • There will be a meeting with the Ottawa Senators Foundation within the next week or so
    • The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wed Feb 26 - more details to come
  • Belleville Senators 50/50 Fundraiser
    • Had a great turnout of volunteers for the February 7 game
    • March 20 will be the next game where we will run the 50/50. If interested in volunteering, email Melanie Cressman
  • Tree Planting Project: "Rotary Loves Trees"
    • Tim and Melanie met with Joseph Reid from the City to discuss the feasibility of using the land at East Zwicks for the first plant of 1500 trees
    • Planning for additional sites in the future
    • A grant application was submitted to the City for incidentals, etc.
    • Date is set for Saturday, April 25; Following the plant, there will be live music by Victor Cooper held at The Loft
    • There will be a deputation to the City on March 9
    • Working on getting the website live
  • 100th Anniversary
    • April 1, 2020
    • RSVP through ClubRunner by February 28
    • Tickets going quickly
  • Reminder that membership fees are due
  • Community Grants Allocation
    • Awarded to Elliot Mundel (sp?), Big Brothers Big Sisters, Volunteer Information Quinte, and Quinte Therapeutic Riding Association
    • Deadline for grant submissions is at the end of April - details should be on the website
  • Chamber dinner
    • Rotary was recognized by the Chamber for the great work the Belleville club does in our community
    • Recipients of the Key to the Log Cabin
  • Rotary Loves Kids
    • Date set for July 24, 2020
    • Plan is host the after party downtown again
    • Dave Allen is the chair
  • If anyone is interested in presenting a Classification Talk, please contact Peter
Next Meeting: Capers, Belleville on February 27 at 5:30 p.m. and Collin will chair.
In order to plan appropriately all members are reminded to please respond to the event invitation and register your participation in advance. Thank you.