May 13, 2019 Bulletin

Opening/Chair: Dr. Garth Coffin was the chair today.  We were not at the usual venue as there was a last minute change necessary and we met in Forrester Hall on the NSCC - Truro Campus.  It pizza and timbits for everyone.
Visitors/Guests: Lindsay Lamb was a guest today.
Speaker: Our scheduled speaker did not appear for today's meeting, so instead we were treated to a TedTalk video recommended by program chair Kevin.  It was by Sir Ken Robinson and was entitled "Do schools kill creativity".  According to him... they do.  See the whole video if you missed it at
Matt reported that he had recently been at a meeting with executives of IBM who indicated that they had eliminated formal education as an absolute requirement for jobs in the company. They now rely on past experience and current ability as indicators for hiring.
Member Health: No report.
Announcements and Reports: 
  1. Matt reported that the Yearbook process was moving forward. The client base was still being improved.  There would be a note going out to all past clients asking if they would like to reserve space for this year.  If they say yes (or not) that would cut down on the number of visits necessary.  There were a lot of new potential clients this year so he asked that people please confirm the contact information (email in particular) as well as the ad size.
  2. Laurie reported on RYLA which will be held on May 31st.  The usual schools have been canvassed and this year two new schools have been added. The program is being filled out and volunteers have come forward, however everyone is welcome.  This year the event will be at the MacRae Library on the DalAC campus starting at 9:00am.
  3. Jim reported that Les has been using his new tablet for the past couple of meetings. The old one had been cleaned off and was available if someone knew of an organization that might be able to make use of it.
  4. Please be reminded about the Annual Highway clean up of the Robie Street/Highway 102 exchange coming up on May 25th.  Please meet a 9:00 am at the parking of Canadian Tire.  Ware your boots.
  5. Program Chair Kevin is looking for speakers for future meetings.  Please send him your ideas.
President's Report: President Ryan, assisted by Alana, Lech and Jim reported on the District 7820 Conference that had been held in Pictou over the weekend.  All highlighted different elements of interest.  The next conference will be hosted by the Sydney clubs in conjunction with the centennial of the Rotary Club of Sydney on May 29-31, 2020.
President Ryan presented Richard Bowness with the certificate for the "Avenues of Service Citation" that he had not been able to collect as he was away at the time of Charter Night.  Congratulations Richard.
Please note there is no meeting next week (May 20th) due to the Victoria Day holiday.
New Member Notice: Please take notice that the recommendation by the Membership Committee for membership of Ms. Suzette Cameron has been approved by the Board. Suzette will formally inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Truro at the first available date. Suzette is a PR profession with her own company (PRagmatic Communications) in the Truro area. She has been sponsored by Alana Hirtle.
Happy Mug: No happy Mug.
50/50: No 50/50. Save your money.
Closing: 1:06pm
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