Posted by Ansel Dooley on Mar 26, 2018
Our guest speaker and host today was our Rotary member Abe Vinitski, Parks, Golf & Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, of Canton Leisure Services.
President John Kowalski rang us in on time today with his mobile bell off site here at the the B.L.O.C.K., and the following are a few announcements before our presentation and tour:
  • The Canton Chamber of Commerce Auction was discussed with two possibly from the club to go.
  • Sat., April 14th at 8:00am-12:00pm is District Assembly.  Check the link for details and let John or Sue know if you want to go. Deadline to register is April 6th.  We will register as a Club and not individually.
  • Also, please bring in your food donation items for the District food drive as discussed the end of April.
  • A reminder that the club grant application is due May 30th. 
Abe was our speaker today and he shared his experience with the creation and on going development of the B.L.O.C.K. after school program here in Canton Township.  He handed out a detailed flier on the program's services and illustrated many features that included enrollment membership requirements / features / and benefits, possible expansion and a second location (as it has been quite popular), outreach programs, professional paid staffing utilization, provisions for transportation & shuttles, new security systems, donation examples made by local Canton businesses, and a review of the history of the program that also included previous locations.
He then took the club on a tour of the facility that left from the cafeteria, to the registration and check-in room, play rooms, computing facility, music room, TV rooms, and study rooms.  We also reviewed the block guidelines, daily programs, and calendar of current events.  We thanked Abe for speaking to us and hosting the club tour and our meeting place today.

Pizza was our planned box lunch today (non Italian, but hot and lots of variety).  Happy Easter everyone.