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Meeting Highlights: October 26th, 2017

Meeting Highlights: October 26th, 2017

Forty–three Years of Rotary Service … Honouring Sig Jensen What a pleasure it was to honour Sig with a pin acknowledging his 43 years of service to Rotary. Congratulations Sig … and thank you!

Sunday, November 5th. Comox Valley Child Development Association Telethon The Rotary Club of Comox will be donating $5,000.00 to the Telethon. November 5, 2017! The event will take place at the Sid Williams Theatre. For those unable to attend in person, the telethon will be live streamed on the CVCD website and can also be viewed on ShawTV channel 4!

November 9th. Remembrance Day Meeting
Comox Club member Aaron Macluskie, former fighter pilot, will deliver a message of peace and pride in our Canadian forces at work around the world. Guests are welcome.

November 30th is not just AGM Night … It’s EDAS Time! What’s EDAS you ask? Well, it stands for “Everyone Deserves a Smile”. We’ll spend time preparing to do just that. How? Two ways. (a) We’ll be making Christmas cards for the homeless. All materials will be supplied. (b) We’ll be collecting personal care items (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, for instance) and mitts, scarves, etc. that can be passed along to those for whom these items will make life a little easier. Kids, grandkids are most welcome!

Literacy Rotary Challenge Literacy Chair David Peat announced that it took three vehicles to deliver the 680 (give or take) books to the Library. The books will be given to children who visit the Library on Hallowe’en. Special Presentation to Ernie von Schilling David Peat recognized Ernie von Schilling for contributing 292 books of the 680 total mentioned above.

Rotary Moment
Liz Datoo provided the Rotary Moment this week. She focused on the “Night of Wonders” that she and Joline Martin have coordinated for three years running … which resulted in over $10,000 being raised each year for Dawn to Dawn. Liz’ message … “All you have to do is ask” a Rotarian and they respond with willing hearts and helping hands. Thanks Liz for all that you do!

Meal Service … “I Eat First” Badge Holder ☺
Thanks to Maureen Eby for searching for just the right table to share her last evening as the holder of the coveted “I Eat First” badge. There was a little scrambling to find another chair to add to already full table … but hey! Where there’s a will there is definitely a way! Chris Brulotte, Joan Collinge, Dawn Postnikoff, and Les Postnikoff (who did I miss?) … our thanks Maureen!

Guest Speaker:
Denise Ropp Title: Cannabis Education – Not the “Pot” of the Sixties
Denise explained that medicinal cannabis, which requires a prescription, is used to good effect for such conditions as chronic pain, migraines and headaches, sleeping difficulties, inflammation, PTSD, palliative care, nausea … She emphasized the importance of distinguishing between medical and recreational cannabis. The former does not contain the psychoactive component and, therefore, patients do not get “high”. Nor, she reported, has it been found to be addictive. More information about Denise’s company, White Cedar, can be found at

WeedHub | White Cedar Medical Cannabis Doctors Courtenay
Cultivate Change | – Explore Canadas Official Marijuana resource for information on doctors and clinics near you.
More info @
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