Past President Josh Cormier welcomed DG Iris Sullivan to Sackville's 7:15 morning meeting.  He also invited any Rotarians that wished to join with Board members in meeting with her after breakfast.

DG Iris Sullivan, of the Rotary Club of Chatham, was introduced by Pam Harrison. This is the 8th club she has visited this week !

A short video was shown of 2017-18 RI President Ian Risley introducing this year’s Rotary theme - “ Rotary: Making A Difference.”

RI has a strategic plan with three strategic goals which are : Support and Strengthen Clubs;  Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service; Enhance Public Image and Awareness.


Iris also reported that climate change is a big issue for President Ian: he has asked that during the period from 1 July 2017 to 22 April 2018 each Rotarian plant one tree.


Iris commended District 7810 for their Polio Plus fund-raising efforts; having raised $256,000 (including matching funds) our district, in proportion to size, is second in the world.


A special invitation was issued to Rotarians to attend the District Conference to be held 22-24 September at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel; there is a special conference room rate of only $139.


Next year’s RI Conference will be held in Toronto and the District is looking for a Conference Chairperson.  This will be a great opportunity for Canadian Rotarians to attend an international conference.  Some group tours from N.B. and P.E.I. are being planned.


Iris was thanked by Wynn Meldrum for her inspiring presentation.


The meeting closed with the Four-Way Test.


Members then adjourned outside for a group photo celebrating “Canada 150.”