Milo’s Birthday, Sarah’s Life, Prizes needed

This past week saw a birthday party for our YEX student Milo at Scott & Diane Riley’s (Milo’s current hosts), the club gave Milo a Whistler Storm (Whistler High School sports team names) hoody for his birthday.  The Riley’s also have a couple of other international students.  Thank you to the Riley’s for their hospitality.

Birthday cake with host parents
Birthday boy sporting goods new sweater with great supporters of Youth Exchange program

At our meeting this week we had new member Sarah Symmes give her classification talk, (kind of a misnomer as there are no longer classifications in Rotary, so more a brief history of Sarah).

A very brief summation of Sarah’s talk; born and raised in Ontario, was a Rotary Exchange student to Brazil, went to Ryerson University studying (please correct my memory Sarah) hotel management/recreation?  Lived in Austria for several years (snow sports seem to be a theme for Sarah) and moved to Whistler almost a year ago.  Trust me, Sarah’s talk was far more interesting than my summation, just shows you need to come to meetings!!!

We also had Louise B visit us again (guest of Hannah’s).

PRIZES NEEDED – we need raffle items for the McElhanney staff organized raffle that we, Rotary, are the sole beneficiaries of.  Last year, this entirely McElhanney staff funded raffle raised approximately $2,500 for our club. They organize a few prizes and we contribute one “summer ” and one “winter” bundle of goodies (hotel stays, dinners, letter tickets etc).

Santa loves making people happy!

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