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This Week in Rotary
November 26, 2007

Joe Nicholson was at the podium.

50/50 draw - Ernie Bradley’s turn – $19 which he later donated to the Colchester
Community Workshops.

Fun Fines: Les fined all Rotarians who failed to assist in the Downtown Truro
Partnership Santa Claus Parade Christmas float project.

Happy Mug: Lindsay, Kathleen, Ernie, Brian, Ed, and Frank.

Guests/Visiting Rotarians: Doug Logan, incoming District Governor from New
Glasgow; Wade Arnold, who will be inducted into the Club next week.

Attendance: Lindsay reported 65 per cent of members present.

Next meeting: Ken MacLean will address the Club on his experiences with the Truro
Police Service spanning 30 years.

Committee Reports:
• Sandra called on members to fill out registration forms for the annual Christmas
brunch Saturday, Dec. 15. Members must state intentions by next Monday. Time:
10:30 a.m. for 11 a.m. Cost $13; children $10.
• Joanna announced Rotary Christmas cards are available. Buy now or pay her
• Grant gave an update on the Colchester Community Workshops. Of concern has
been Red Cross clothing boxes that severely affected donations. Through a
media public awareness campaign, the flow of clothing reduction has been
reversed. Key is the public is now aware donations to the white boxes are
primarily a private enterprise venture with profit from sales made in Third World
• Secretary Brian reported donations in memory of late Rotarian Bob MacLellan
are beginning to flow in.
• President Ken announced next week’s speaker.
• He thanked Al Hollis for use of a truck and dealership facilities for the parade
float project.
• A Directors meeting will be held Dec. 13 at Barbie Schofield’s home. (Not to
• Ken reiterated the Christmas brunch information.
• He thanked Mike Topley for last week’s presentation.
• Wade Arnold will be inducted into the Rotary Club of Truro at the Dec. 3 meeting.
• Ken introduced John Sutherland, president of the Pathfinder Management
Group. John is also the executive-vice-president of the Nova Scotia Automobile
Dealers Association.

Guest Speaker: Greenhouse gas emissions in the automobile industry is the biggest
issue since introduction of seatbelts and the catalytic convertor.
John employed the California-style emissions standards model for his discussion on the
future of the automobile industry as it relates to global warming.


John keyed on cars old and new; carbon dioxide emissions and how the automobile
industry is diligently planning ahead toward pollution-free products.

Fleet trucks will be integral in the use of alternate fuel usage, saving not only money but
cutting down on carbon dioxide emissions. Corn oil technology, but further, wheat oil will
power the new generation of commerce.

As older automobiles are “retired” new vehicles will have systems with close to zero
pollution ratios.

John pointed to issues such as idle-free driving and an on-line concept where
automobiles turn off automatically turn off at a stop sign.
Grant thanked the speaker.

Rotary Humour: Thanks to Garth Coffin for this week’s chuckle.

They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! These sentences actually appeared in church
bulletins or were announced in church services:
The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: "Jesus Walks on the Water."
The sermon tonight: "Searching for Jesus."
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get
rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community.
Smile at someone who is hard to love.
Say "Hell" to someone who doesn't care much about you.
Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang "I will not pass this way again,"
giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need
all the help they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship
that began in their school days.
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church
hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be
"What Is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the
addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to
be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.


Please place your donation in the envelope along with the
deceased person you want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super
entertainment and gracious hostility.
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every
kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park
across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM .
All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the
congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM .
Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7
PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian
Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing
campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours"
Who says retired academics aren’t as funny as Jim Cameron?
OK, Jim, I didn’t forget about you. You remain my main man. Get back to work, in text.

Before I sign off.
Did you hear the one about the tennis match between the chartered accountant and the
college president?
Volley after volley:
One professed about profit.
The other profited by professing.
Sigh. Just made it up.

That’s about it for this week in Rotary.
I am, as always,
Your Scribe
Frank Cassidy