As 2022 comes to an end, I would like to advise that over the past three (3) months Gyro business continued to be handled via Zoom sessions: two (2) monthly Executive Council meetings (October and November) and one (1) bi-monthly Board of Governors meeting held on November 9 – we took December off. One item worthy of note, is that the Board of Governors approved a Motion to ‘Cap’ the annual dues payable, by each club, each year, to a maximum of 50 members. This will be effective for the 2023/24 fiscal year and affects four (4) Clubs. Matt Johnson (Secretary/Treasurer) is working on the appropriate Bylaw amendments.
The majority of District Conventions were held in September and October. Dan Durbin (1st Vice President) attended the District 6 Convention, via Zoom, and installed Mike Jenkins as Governor.
I had the pleasure of attending District 8’s Convention, in Medicine Hat, AB (hosted by the Stampede City Club) and installed Ken Williamson as Governor and Dunc Mills as Lt. Governor. Mina & Ken Williamson, District 8 Governor
Matt Johnson was able to attend District 4’s Convention in Prince George and installed Marc Dumais as Governor and Fred Gray as Lt. Governor. Then, the next week Matt was in Marion, OH to install Chris Snyder as District 1’s Governor and Larry Finefrock as Lt. Governor. Killing two birds with one stone, Matt, as the newly appointed Secretary / Treasurer, then made a side trip to the International Headquarters, in Painesville, OH, to check-in with Sheila and Gloria.
Mike Eisner (2nd Vice President) was able to attend the District 9 Convention in Arroyo Grande and installed Larry Duba as Governor and Steve Black as Lt. Governor.
The last of the District Conventions was for District 3, held in Welland, ON and I was able to attend and install Ned Barber as Governor, and Garth Paley as Lt. Governor. I was also delighted to learn of the fierce but friendly rivalry between the Peterborough, Port Colborne, Niagara South, and St. Catharines Clubs to see which club will bring in the most new members in the 2022/23 year. Go Club Rivalry Go!!!
Two last things that I would like to mention: 1) be sure to look at https://gyro.org/conventions/ to see all of the details about the upcoming International Convention being held August 23 – 27, 2023, in Winnipeg, and hosted by the Gyro Club of Winnipeg. It’s going to be a great one, so book your room early!!! And, 2) watch for the details of the soon to be released Gyro Podcasts created and produced by Dan Durbin, 1st Vice President!!!
In closing, Eileen and I take this opportunity to wish you every happiness for this holiday season and throughout 2023!
Yours in Gyro Friendship,