What an evening of club member recognition!
Following the 2021-2022 activity year, it was time to recognize those in our Club who have distinguished themselves - it was a great social moment to welcome our newest members, to recognize our most recent Paul Harris recipients, to induct our new Board for 2022-2023 and to re-appoint President Louise Schebesch into a second term. Moreover, we we're able to recognize several special district leader appointments, including District 7090 Governor Lisa Bishop, from within our own Area!
If that weren't enough fun, we were able to host 10 Rotary visitors from Latvia who were enjoying their exchange visit time in Norfolk County.
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Thanks to Club Services Gail Bouw for organizing the evening, the Simcoe Legion for the facility, John Wallace who lead us in prayer, Debbie Moffat and her crew who catered the event and Keith Jones who guided us through all of this, as the seasoned emcee that he is.
Rotary Visitors from Latvia
Our visit coordinators Jim Peters and Cathy Harrop welcomed the group of 10 Latvian visitors to Norfolk County and our Club, as special guests of the evening. Jim introduced the Latvian visit coordinator Maija Line, who called on each of the Latvia guests to stand and be recognized. Maija then made several introductory remarks and presented our Club coordinators with several gifts to express their appreciation and to mark the occasion. Well done to Cathy Harrop, as well as to those who stepped up to act as hosts, for making this occasion so special.
New Club Members
Ross Gowan Assistant Governor Coordinator for District 7090, took the podium and explained several ideas related to the importance of welcoming new members. This year, the RCNS has had some success in this imperative and can count ourselves to be fairly successful in attracting several new members; new energy, new ideas, new blood. Membership Chair, Peter Wheatley then presented certificates and welcomed the four most recently recruited members.
Michele Langedyk, sponsored by Scott Williams comes to us from connections in Able Enterprizes. Welcome Michele. 
Wolf Lindemann, sponsored by Gail Catherwood was previously an Honorary Member of the Delhi Club. Good to have you join us, Wolf.
Andrea Matecsa, sponsored by Louise Schebesch, has family links to Rotary and is keen to set her own path. Welcome aboard, Andrea.
Pam Shantz, sponsored by Yvonne DiPietro, also has strong links to the Rotary family and has determined its time to add her own contribution. Greeting from your new Rotary family, Pam.
Paul Harris Fellows
Bettyann Carty. Introduced and sponsored by Gail Catherwood, Bettyann (with husband Ray in her company) was surprised to learn of her PH award. Gail spoke at length of the many Club initiatives and events that Bettyann has coordinated for us and the community, noting there were few who could match her in the positive effect she was having on those in need in Norfolk.
A very teary-eyed Bettyann, accepted the award, appreciating of all the support she has received from her family and the Club in achieving her accomplishments.
Don Emerson. Introduced by Steve Malo, recently deceased Don Emerson was remembered for the generosity that he practiced in support of the Rotary Foundation. Don was an outstanding Club member and a most benevolent practitioner of the Rotary 'Service before Self motto. Accepting on Don's behalf was Don's wife (and continuing friend of our Club), Gwen Emerson.
The New Board
President Louise Schebesch offered heartfelt thanks for the outgoing Board and called for the club to recognize the new Board for 2022-2023;  Past President Steve Malo; Treasurer George Cornfield; Secretary Nancy Sherwin; Club Service Chair Gail Bouw; Community Service Chair Dave Nicolle; International Service Chair John Wallace; Foundation Chair, Keith Jones; Public Image Chair Jim Simpson; Membership Chair Gail Catherwood; Ways & Means Chair Tina Millea; Environmental Chair Steve Malo; Youth Co-Chairs Rudi Atkinson & Alan Plater.
Thanks to outgoing Board members; Peter Wheatley,  Kathryn Vance and Mary Mercato.
Welcome to incoming Board members; Gail Catherwood, John Wallace and Dave Nicolle.
Our RCNS Re-Appointed President
Incoming District Governor Lisa Bishop noted the unique circumstance surrounding President Louise Schebesch's re-appointment for a second term as our President. Louise spoke to us about her first term experienced her hopes and expectations for her second term. She closed her remarks by leading us in the four-way test, noting her belief in the idea of a five-way test, adding 'fun' to the list of things we stand for. Club Services Chair, and evening organizer, Gail Bouw presented Louise with a gift from all of us; something to help her get through her second year!
Other District 7090 Appointments with a Local Connection
Keith Jones re-introduced Lisa Bishop as the incoming District Governor. for our District 7090. 
Lisa explained certain of the Club changes that were soon to take place in Area 1 and set out her delight at being able to transfer into our Club. In addition to presiding over the reappointment of Louise as our Club President, Lisa took the opportunity to thank Bob Stevenson for his long commitment to, and the great work he has done as, our Assistant Governor for Area 1. She went on to congratulate our own Keith Jones as Bob's replacement in the Area 1 role; Wecome Keith Jones, Assistant Governor, Area 1.