At last Wednesday's meeting we had 13 Members. Our guest today was Ted McCormac.

Rotary Moment:
Matthew told us a very inspiring quote:
“Man has affinity for his fellowman, regardless of race, creed, or politics, and the
greater the variety, the more the zest. All friendliness needs is a sporting chance;
it will take care of itself in any company.”

— A Road I Have Travelled, THE ROTARIAN, February 1934
1) Hoop a Thon.  Gary Chomyn urged us to send our the emails, we are seriously behind in our fund raising goals.  Click to go to our page.
2) Global TV created a TV spot promoting the Hoopathon, check out the video here:
3) Don't forget to put our changeover dinner in your calendars, it will be on June 12th.
Guest Speakers -   Our guest speakers today were from Vector International Academy ( Mary Kato, the founder, brought 4 of her students to practice their public speaking English skills. They had a very interesting presentation about the differences in culture and language between Japan and Canada. 
Some of the points they mentioned were:
  • Japanese has 5 times more onomatopoeia than English. Onomatopoeia is a word that phonetically imitates, resembles or suggests the source of the sound that it describes.
  • There are over 300 cat cafes in Japan. Since only 7% of buildings allow pets, Japanese people come to these cafes to pet and play with cats.
  • These cat cafes adopt cats from shelters.
  • There are not just cat cafes but also places where people can pet amphibians, goats and birds.
Pic from the meeting:
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