It was a busy day for Rotarians at London South.  Our regular meeting's speaker was Mike Crosby from the Greenhouse Academy.  The GHA is a commercial greenhouse that focuses on growing plant material and young people.  Mike noted that there is a 20% dropout rate in some classes and students have a difficult time relating to the workplace.  The GHA links the education system with a commercial organization and helps students understand a work environment.  They plant seedlings, answer the phone and help with some of the commercial aspects of the business.  Other organizations such as TLC landscaping, Blue Jay Irrigation,  and Unilock have joined with GHA to demonstrate to students that careers can be built in the horticultural and related businesses.
 
In addition to an interesting speaker Kevin Blaney presented Jessica Blaney with a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of her graduation from Fanshawe and overcoming several obstacles.
 
At White Oaks Public School a volunteer appreciation luncheon was held in recognition of volunteers who help out at the school- including our pancake crews.  We were treated to a number of tunes played by members of the band, a stomp dance presentation, and presentation by the drum club.