Meeting commenced at 7:15 AM.  Scott led the singing of "O Canada".  Peter gave the invocation for the day.
Pat reported on the following:
1. Gave Rotary pins to Jerry as President Elect and to Scott as Sergeant at Arms.  Congratulations to both of them
2. Also gave a special Rotary pin to Scott in recognition of his support of the Rotary Foundation.  Congratulations Scott.
3. Thanked all of the members who set up and were involved with making the Christmas Party a success.
4. The Rotary Grant seminar is taking place Jan 20th at the Rotary fieldhouse from 9 AM to 2 PM.  Pat and Jerry are registered - other members are invited to attend. Both district and global grants will be discussed at this seminar.
5.  A 5 club mixer will be held on February 8 at the Rotary fieldhouse from 6:30 to 10 PM.  Cost is $25 per person, with a cash bar.  Deirdre has tickets if you are interested in attending.
Alan, Deirdre and Chip reported on the Polar Bear Swim.  4,000 people watched over 500 swimmers go into the water.  Brian and Chip went in along with members of Brian's family.
Scott was the Sergeant at Arms and collected from all in attendance.
Next weeks meeting, January 17, will be our social.  Booking at Cosmos restaurant 14871 Marine Drive will be made.  Members will be notified by email with details.
Executive meeting for January 17 is rescheduled - date to be confirmed.
Jerry presented to members details on his recent trip to Ethiopia.