At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 14 members present and our guest speakers: Craig and William Veroni and Shelina Dilgir.


The 4-way test was read by all members in perfect sync ;)


Rotary Moment:

Ron Suzuki will be doing the Rotary moment this month. Today he told us the story of the Rotary wheel logo:  The first design was made in 1905 by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization and Movement."
  • Lawrence will be hosting our Christmas party. Make sure you email him if you plan to go.
  • We are participating in the West End Seniors Network Christmas lunch this year,  in a different capacity. This time we will be serving the punch and eggnog. The event is on December 11th. Please contact Matthew Lynam for details.
Meeting -  Our guest speakers today talked about Type 1 diabetes and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). For over 40 years, JDRF has been a global leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes (T1D), through both research funding and advocacy.
Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which the pancreas does not produce any insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body to control the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood. Without insulin, glucose builds up in your blood instead of being used for energy. Your body produces glucose and also gets glucose from foods like bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, milk and fruit.

The cause of type 1 diabetes remains unknown. It is not caused by eating too much sugar, and is not preventable. The current thought is that type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system destroys the cells that make insulin.
People with T1D have to test their blood sugar level up to 10 times a day, including nighttime. Families of children diagnosed with T1D receive support and guidance through JDRF.
Please check out their website for more details:
Pics from the meeting:
Thought of the Day: 
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free
Frederic Douglass
Next 3 Speakers:
7-Dec - Jordan Bateman "Canadian Taxpayers Federation"
14-Dec - Business Meeting
21-Dec - Nick Parker "The holiday season".
Important Links:
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: