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Opening/Chair: Hattie Dyck was the chair today and she asked Ed MacDonald to lead the group in the singing of O Canada.  This was followed by a moment of personal reflection.
Visitors/Guests: Our speaker Jason Burnham was our only guest today.
Speaker: Jason Burnham grew up in a small agriculture town north of Fredericton N.B.  He has a Bachelor's degree from Acadia and a Master's Degree in Plant Science from the University of Guelph.  After stops in Australia and Saint Louis, he moved to Truro in 2001.  He never thought of himself as an athlete or a leader.  After a challenging year, he found running to be a great way to spend time outside of the house.  By chance and humour, the social platform Facebook connected Jason to a few other runners and then the creation of the Truro Run Tribe.  
The Run Tribe is a fun, supportive running group for all levels of walkers/runners in the Truro area.  They do weekly events that are suitable for all levels with the simple motto of 'We are so happy to see you'.   Over the years the group's Learn to Run program has seen increased participation from 5 people the first year, to 90 people in 2019. 
As well, an annual charity run has raised over $17,000 and participation has increased from 30 to 130 over the seven years.  These activities have been recognized by the Truro Sport Heritage Society with a Merit Award in 2015 and Recreation Nova Scotia in 2019.
Check out a YouTube Video about the Tribe.
The Tribe has a  policy of never having someone walk or run alone or be left behind and they are wiling to help people get started.  In addition to the regularly scheduled Walk/Runs in the community, if you are looking for someone to go out with at another time or in another place, it's as easy as checking on their Facebook page and posting a message. See them at https://www.facebook.com/groups/TruroRunTribe/
Jason was thanked for his inspirational presentation by Rotarian Wayne Gillis.  He presented Jason with a certificate of appreciation for the Run Tribe's contribution to the Christmas Index.  At $2,700 it was the largest contribution to the Index this year.
Member Health: It was reported that one of our newest Rotarians Donna Hopkins had slipped on an icy patch, fallen and hurt her arm and shoulder.  There was no surgery happening however it is going to months healing. 
Announcements and Reports: Lydia announced that she has been in touch with Oussematou, our contact in Cameroon about conditions there.  It is reported that there is still a lot of violence and unrest and it is generally not safe for people to be out or for children to go to the school. Hopefully things will return to normal soon. 
President's Report: President Lech inducted Matthew Berrigan as a member of the club.  See story below.
Happy Mug: There were a couple of happy Rotarians today:
  • Jim Goit was happy to have had a great experience at a meeting of RLI International in Orlando Florida. He went down for two days of meetings with representatives of RLI divisions from North America, Mexico and Central America as well as Taiwan. He also promoted the upcoming RLI session in Dieppe NB on April 4th.  It's a great opportunity to learn a lot about Rotary and get some great ideas from other clubs about community service. Registration is easily done at https://rliatlanticdiv.org/.  Check with the president about club support for the program.
  • Brian Matthews was happy about being with a team that has curled a perfect 8 end.  It's hard to believe it until you see it.
  • Martina was not only happy to have made two meetings in a row but she has decided on Portugal for her upcoming vacation. 
50/50: Sharon Corcoran had the winning ticket and she quickly came up with the joker to claim the $81 pot.  She donated $20 of what was not in change to Jason for the Truro Run Tribe.
Matthew Berrigan Inducted As Truro's Rotarian
President Lech was pleased to induct Matthew Berrigan as the Rotary Club of Truro's newest member.
An Acadia graduate, Matthew is Regional Manager of the Northern Connector Program.  He has experience in facilitation, promotion, program planning, and program implementation and works closely with established business and community leaders to help employment-ready workers build professional networks across the region.
Matthew has attended several club meetings and was one of our speakers in December. Alana Hirtle is Matthew's Rotary sponsor.
Welcome to Rotary Matthew.
Adventure in Citizenship 2020
The Rotary Club of Truro is looking for young people in Colchester County to take part in the Adventure in Citizen Program.

The Adventure in Citizenship program brings together a select group of 200 students from across Canada to learn about Canadian democratic institutions through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and each other. The Rotary Club of Truro will participate in the program again this year and encourages 16 -18 year old high school students in Colchester County to apply.  The Club will pay for the selected candidate to fly to Ottawa and attend the program which runs from April 26-April 29,2020.

Our application process calls for a short essay (approx. 250 words) or a 30-90 second creative video on “What does being a Canadian citizen mean to you?“ The deadline for application to the Rotary Club of Truro is February 14th.  Send completed essays or videos to kenmacdo@gmail.com by midnight February 14, 2020.

The second stage of the process is a short interview by several Rotary members on February 20th.

Share the post on the clubs Facebook page and refer as many young people that you know (or their parents) to the program. 

Check out the details on the Adventure in Citizenship program at http://rotaryottawa.com/page/welcome-to-the-rotary-adventure-in-citizenship-program/

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