Rotary Club of North Muskoka members welcomed Rotary District 7010 Governor Lynne Chant as our guest speaker on Nov. 5!
Lynne's inspiring words reminded us that, while the world is quite different these days, a little creativity can go a long way, not only in how we host club meetings, but in how we aspire to serve our community. 
She was particularly impressed with how our club has embraced digital technology for meetings. We also often host hybrid meetings - some members meet in person with physical distancing and masks as others join in via video conferencing from home - to create a flexible environment that allows people to feel most comfortable as they continue to engage with their club members. 
And our district governor was also pleased to see that, while the COVID-19 crisis has led to public health and municipal direction to postpone the annual Huntsville Santa Claus Parade until 2021, club members had created a new community engagement initiative called Santa's Light Up the Night to help keep community connected through the festive winter season. 
And we continue to strive to serve our community in other ways - including a physically distanced perogie making weekend in October so we could offer the delightful potato-and-cheese-stuffed dough pockets as usual to community members and raise funds for club youth service projects - and are always open to new ideas. Have an idea, or do you see an unfulfilled need in the community? Send us an email to let us know!