Fellowship

Our meetings are a forum of fellowship between members and their guests as well as frequent visitors and visiting Rotarians from other clubs.

Our meetings are held from 12 to 2 on each Tuesday at the Pointe Claire Holiday Inn at 6700 South Service road, (just at the intersection of Highway 40 and St. Jean Blvd.), Pointe Claire.

At about 12 pm members start to arrive, mingling and perhaps ordering a drink. The guest speaker sets up the podium. (The club maintains a projector, screen and laptop which can be used for their presentation).

The official meeting usually starts promptly with the strike of the bell at 12:30, followed by the introduction of the head table.. Following this all visitors and guests are introduced and welcomed, and a grace is offered by a member with a toast raised by another.

Lunch is served.. During the meal members enjoy lively and interesting discussions at their tables.

At about 1 p.m. the president makes any announcements including inviting any visiting Rotarians to tell members about their clubs. An “in house” raffle is held and the Sergeant-at-arms invites all to donate happy dollars.

At about 1:15 p.m. the guest speaker is introduced and invited to make his or her presentation which usually lasts about 20 minutes allowing for a short question period A bilingual rendition of “O’ Canada” closes the meeting before 2 p.m..

The guest speakers are usually very interesting and subjects can range from light ones like magicians and psychics to very serious matters like World governance or Climate Change.