It was originally called "International Day of Disabled Persons" until 2007.

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Our Rotarian guest from Hamburg, Germany, told members about his club and said that the Rotary International Convention will be held in Hamburg in 2019, and he hoped to see as many as possible from the club visit Hamburg for the convention.

Bill Humphries, a former Rotarian, stopped by at the end of the meeting to cash in his 2014 Vacation Draw ticket. He then said he wanted to make a contribution to the club, and proceeded to make a check out for $5000! We will use it well in service to others.”Juanita Spencer joined the Spring Garden Area Business Association in November 2014 as Executive Director.

Finally Bob said that he will hold a Community Service committee meeting following next week’s meeting.

Guest Rotarian Kevin Conners from the Dartmouth East club had tins of cookies for sale at $12 each to provide funds for their club project to provide 280 Christmas dinners to needy folk in Dartmouth.

Her policy research and business counselling roles give her insight into how business responds to government activities.

Spencer's Master's level research focused on correcting the unintended consequences of well-intended public policy.

He has envelopes for members that wish to send in a donation.

Heather Mac Donald told members that the property acquired for the new Halifax Hospice will be open for a reception and inspection at 618 Franklin Street from 6 to 8 p.m. All members are invited to drop by to see the premises.

Community Service Director Bob Power reminded members that the club is looking after the Salvation Army kettle at the Sears end of the Halifax Shopping Center on December 9th, from 12 noon to 9 p.m.

He also reminded members that the Salvation Army Angel Tree gifts were due in by next Thursday 10th December.

Kevin invited club members to help in the distribution of the meals in Christmas Day.