President Tracy welcomed everyone to the meeting and asked that the members of the Satellite Club introduce themselves.
The format for the meeting was informational and Committee Chairs that were present were asked to provide an overview of what each committee is responsible for and provide an overview of activities.
Spelling Bee - Karen Baker 
  • Seven clubs are involved in the InterRotary Spelling Bee
  • The event is being held June 9, 2018
  • It is open to all schools including those students that are home schooled
  • There are two divisions grades 4 to 6 and grades 7 to 8
  • It is being held at the Urban Hall (formerly the Greek Hall)
  • Prize money is available
  • Please encourage school children to participate
Rotary Poker Walk for HIV AIDS - John Smale
  • This walk is close to $1 Million raised
  • The money raised is spent by our AIDS Action Committee
  • The "walk" will be held April 28, 2018 at the Quinte Wellness Centre
  • Club members were encouraged to volunteer for the committee or to walk, organize a team or to help sponsor
Camp Merrywood - Vince Lynch
  • Our club has had involvement with Camp Merrywood for close to 40 years
  • The event is held the weekend before Mother's Day and this year is May 4th and 5th
  • It is an all weather event and includes woodcutting, landscaping (aka leaves) and painting
  • Camp Merrywood is an Easter Seals Camp
  • Any and all are welcome and details will be published in upcoming Rotopics
Club Roster - Vince Lynch
  • Please check and update personal profiles prior to the next roster being published
Community Grants - Brenda Snider
  • Community Grants provide grants for up to $5,000 and distributes grants in April and November
  • Grant applications are available on the Club web site
  • Last year our club distributed over $27,000 to various groups
Capital Spending - Brenda Snider
  • Capital Spending can spend up to 10% of available investments on projects
  • Limited to a maximum of $25,000 for any one project
  • Last year close to $49,000 was invested in our community
Member Mentoring - Bill MacKay
  • A Mentoring Program has been established to assist new members with better understanding Rotary
  • Program has been set-up to cover our Club History, Club and International web presence, various Rotary programs, etc.
Youth Exchange - Len Kennedy
  • Currently the Youth Exchange is available through 7,000 clubs worldwide
  • Students typically are 17 years of age
  • Juan Pi has been hosted at Tim McKinney and is currently with Cassandra Bonn
  • Members have an opportunity to include our students in any activity such as a family event, sporting event, trip etc.
Diners & Duffers - Hugh Campbell
  • The next edition of Diners & Duffers is about to be "Proofed"
  • Book will be available mid-March
Indigenous Peoples Partnerships - Birgit  Wartenberg and Paige Summers
  • There are currently 132 Indigenous Communities in Ontario
  • Our club has supported projects in Fort Albany on James Bay with window frame replacement, solar panels and clothing
  • Skates and sticks for hockey was well as baseball equipment have been provided 
  • Kairos Blanket Exercise will be held April 14th as an interactive way of learning about Indigenous History and is limited to 20 -30 spaces. Cost is $20 per person with proceeds to Women's Shelters
Rotary Loves Kids (RLK) - Randy Coker
  • This is our club's most significant fund raiser and over the last 13 years has generated $1.3 million
  • This year the committee is looking to improve on sponsor relationships and have already identified three new sponsors for this year
  • The committee will also be working on identifying where the money goes and what is being supported
Music Festival - Jennifer Savini
  • This year will be 50th anniversary of the Festival and will be held April 9 - 13, 2018
  • April 23rd will be The Festival of the Stars event
  • Our March 19th regular club meeting will feature some Music Festival participants
  • We will need approximately 60 volunteers to assist at various venues. Sign up sheets will be available in the near future.
AIDS Action Committee (AAC) & International Service Committee - Dr. Ruth Mathieson
  • AAC meets every 4th Tuesday at 5:00 pm and has been involved in supporting a number of projects in Belleville, Toronto and Internationally 
  • The International Service Committee meets immediately after the ACC
  • A number of projects have been to support water, sanitation and education 
Kids Against Hunger (KAH) - Cory MacKay (pictured with her son Ryan, KAH in action)
  • At a cost of only .30 per meal, this year 76 volunteers assisted in packaging over 18,000 meals
  • Meals were distributed through Gleaners, First Nations food banks, Haiti and Ghana
  • Event is held the first weekend in November at Loyalist College
Home Hospitality Rotary International Convention - Kevin Bazkur
  • The event will be held on June 25th at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club Toronto Islands
  • Some spaces will be available for members as well as guests from around the world
  • Also mentioned was the Zone event Beyond Borders being held at The Hockey Hall of Fame
Special Needs - Darrell Smith
  • The Special Needs committee is often the lender of the last resort for some of the clients referred from The Children's Treatment Center