Our awards evening will be held Saturday Feb. 28th at the Ability Centre in Whitby.  That evening the Paul Harris, Pat Bayly and President's awards will be announced and presented. The feature of the evening will be Chef David Evans who will prepare a gourmet dinner for our group, as we sip on wine and watch David create our meal. Tickets are $50.00 per person and are going quickly.  See Ken Hurst for your tickets!  Bring your friends!
The club welcomes New Member Sundeep Oomen.  You will hear more about Sundeep when he does his classification talk.
The president of Rotary International will be visiting Canada in the near future.  A dinner will be held in Richmond Hill on March 24 at a price of $55.00 per person.  More details on the District web site.
The Pot of $240.00 was waiting to be won by Steve King Jr. and Paul Taalman but the queen remains for another week.  Dick was the lucky winner of the wine draw.
The speaker this week was Steve Apostolopoulos, who represented the family that is developing the 240 acres at the North/West corner of Church & Bayly.  The family business is vast and includes the former Pontiac Silver Dome, a European Soccer team and approximately 2000 acres in Durham Region.  They are looking at a project in the range of 1.6 billion dollars.  A full casino is on their wish list, but project not dependent on it.  "Durham Live" to be classified as a Tourist Entertainment District.  They are considering at water park, Hotel and convention centre, trampoline Park, Out door amphitheater and potentially an office tower.  With a casino they estimate 7,000 to 12,000 jobs, and 4,000 to 5,000 construction jobs.  Several options for access and other traffic issues are being considered.  It will be very interesting to see the outcome!
UNDERDOG BREWERIES  (with samples)
That is is for this week.
Yours in Rotary
Steve King