Oh what a party! Well done and congratulations to Len Hawkins and his committee. A big thank you to Janice Mitchell, our caterer, our volunteers and our sponsors - Ulch Transport, Vet Purchasing, Waghorn Stephens & Sipos. Thanks to Rotarian Ray Bennett for showing up with his Rural Urban suit. We enjoyed seeing it again. The live auction brought very active bidding when it came to Janice Mitchell's 8 homemade pies. Who would have thought we could receive bids of $40 per pie which turned out to be the steal of the evening let alone $100 each and then the last two pies brought in $130 each. Our District Governor, Nancy Ottwell, was delighted to be the lucky bidder at $130. We are certainly appreciative of the spirit of our audience who grasped the idea that this fun was all in the name of charity. The community will benefit from their generosity. We used to talk about the cinnamon buns that went for $65 per dozen. Now the pies will be the talk of the town.
Doug Fread, Chair of the Awards Committee announced two winners of the 'Service Above Self' award: Linda Schuyler and PDG Maurice Oliver, pictured below receiving their plaques from Ray Bennett:
Our keynote speaker Tim MacDonald was very interesting as he told the story of finding the Erebus, one of Sir John Franklin's lost ships.
The refitted trawler used to find the Erebus, one of Sir John Franklin's lost ships.
Tim MacDonald and Rotarian David Cunningham
Perhaps you might be interested in seeing two pieces of Arctic porcelain depicting the Franklin ships from a Rotarian's collection.