The talk outlined the anatomy of the colony and beehive set-up, the reproductive physiology, commentary on ecology including verroa infestation and importance of the pollinators in this era..Time permitted a fine overview with some question period. Rob is pictured here with introducer Dave Silliman, thanker Colin Bruce (far left) and President Brenda Winter.He is pictured (2nd right) along with Jeff Gibson, TBSO Finance Manager (also former principal French horn of the TBSO), on the far left, Jeff Sampson (second left) and President Brenda Winter (far right).The club Remembrance Day service today commenced with the March of the Colour Party (Port Arthur Branch #5), Ritual of Remembrance, Last Post,, Moment of Silence, Laying of Wreath, Flanders Fields (MO Nelson) and Rouse.Debra thanked our club and spoke for RI President Ian Riseley, stressing each individual Rotarian can make a difference.She then deftly explained a few of the reasons why she is a Rotarian (assisted by a fine handout).
Ignatius high school attended the 100th year Vimy commemoration in France), spoke in depth on the history of local Thunder Bay area military in the first and second WW (extensive and underappreciated), as well as the experience of youth in visiting this important setting.
A special treat today was a presentation of utterly delightful song and recitations of the famed humourist Stephen Leacock, by VOYAGEUR STORYTELLING (of Northern Bruce Peninsula) couple Leslie Robbins-Conway, and Paul Conway.
Leslie and Paul are on the early leg of their RE-TOUR 2017 commemorating Stephen Leacock's "My Discovery of the West." (Orillia to Victoria).
Also discussed was mental health, indigenous and chronic/complex health care, all making the average length of stay a daily battle; yet one that the staff are by and large managing well and focussing on a positive patient experience. She is pictured (centre) flanked by Warren Philp (who chaired today and is President-elect, on the left) and veteran physician Dr. District 5580 Governor (2017-18) Debra Warner (with soul-mate Ed Williams) were welcomed by the club today, and treated us to an outstanding overview of Rotary District 5580 and Rotary International; her philosophy and goals evident and very enthusiastically presented.
Debra is pictured (centre) with PA Club President Brenda Warner (left) and 5580 Assistant Governor Sandy Lychowyd (right, of Thunder Bay Lakehead Club).