Weekly Meeting - Dr. Larry Black, "Russia: Cold War?Hot War? or No War?

Dr. Black gave an excellent portrayal of the current challenges in Russia, both economic and on international affairs. He noted that their new president is taken seriously and is a real reformer with market reform as a major priority. Their inflation in under control, they have better relations with North America, and they have a special place in their heart for Canadians. He stressed the demographic problems including population decrease and more that 40% below poverty.

New Members' Induction Ian Hendry gave a very special welcome speech to the new members with the theme, "You've made the right choice". Ian highlighted their conscious decision to actively build a better community -to make a difference - and that Kiwanis is the vehicle to make it happen.

Thought For The Week:  The best time to win a war is before it starts.

- Newsletter 12 01 00 c.pdf