News - Meetings of 7:22 Breakfast Club

March 24 2010

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

A 3rd reading was held for Martin Paul with Airstream Mechanical. Welcome to the club, Martin.

A first new member reading was held for Pat Wallin who is with the Hair Hut.

Social Announcements

Giselle Howard thanked Sharon Kaendo for organizing a successful Mystery Dinner Social function. Sharon is planning another for October.

Sharon Kaendo is asking for any other sign-ups for the upcoming "May Day" social function.

John Ross confirmed that June 23rd is the date for our spring golf tournament at Holiday Park Golf Course. It will likely be a Texas scramble. Check our "social" page for more information.

General Announcements

Jack is looking for a speaker for Thursday April 29th. That's the meeting we will have on Thursday April 29 instead of the usual Wednesday since the hotel is not available on that day.

Speaker | Barb Cox-Lloyd | Habitat for Humanity - Saskatoon

Barb is the Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity in Saskatoon (http://www.habitatsaskatoon.ca) . She reviewed the philosophy of this non-profit organizaton. There are 132 local Habitat for Humanity organizations in Canada. They are in 78 countries across the world.

Homes built by Habitat are typically about 900 square feet with 4 bedrooms. In order for a family to qualify for a home, they must be below a certain annual income amount and the applicant must be working. Habitat holds a family information night and then people apply. Eligible families are chosen through a selection process that follows. The selected family is not given the home. They must put in 500 hours of work with Habitat ... whether in their home, a different home being built for someone else or through general work for the organization. They must also repay an interest-free mortgage.

In the last 5 years the cost of land has risen dramatically so that Habitat has moved to building duplexes to keep the cost of land down.

Barb also talked about Habitat's "ReStore" at 122 Ave D South. They sell a lot of new housing products that have been donated by various stores such as Home Depot. The general public is welcome to make purchases through their store. Prices are well below retail. Often it is a store donated product that had been opened but unused or perhaps a product that is being discontinued and no longer sold by the donating store.

Sergeant at Arms

Brenda Thomsen fined Lyle, Milt and Randy.

Hidden Hand

Sue Brooks fined a few people including Rick.

Pot of Gold Winner

Darlene Danyliw

Other Business

none

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