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Membership Newsletter
Aug 14 , 2023

2023 2024
President: Ron Bolohan
Past President: Kees Boeters
Treasurer: Reinout von Martels
Secretary: Paul Brown
Sergeant at Arms: David Klatt
Directors:  David Klatt, Brian Pasmore, Ben Van Heeswijk and Bob Wilson
Members:  13
Spouses and Guests: Elaine Bolohan, Angela Brown, Claudia Geddes, Glenda Pasmore, Barb Rose, Doris Scoyne and Carla Van Heeswijk
Birthdays: Bill Long, June 24th,
Anniversaries: Kees/Henny Boeters, Aug. 12th; Bill/Carena Long, Aug 17th Blake Sheets,Aug. 15th
Meeting Date:  Aug.14, 2023 at Rondeau Joe’s for supper and then to SheepDog Animation Studio in New Scotland.
President Ron opened the meeting at 5:30 pm. After the toast, grace, dinner and thanking Rondeau Joe’s for the dinner, Ron started the meeting.
1.  Short discussion of birthdays and anniversaries – presented by PP Kees
2.  Ron:  District Governor visit
  • A potential get together with Dresden and possibly Blenheim in Dresden on Oct. 16th
3.  Proceeded to the SheepDog Animation Studio in New Scotland at the intersection of Kent Bridge Road and New Scotland Line
  • SheepDog is a hidden gem in our midst
  • The presenters and founders were Alice and Pavel Kriz
  • The tour began with a video PowerPoint presentation of the origin of film and a video presentation of the techniques from the early 1800’s to current
  • The developers of the various techniques was provided with the likes of Kodak, etc
  • There were cameras and projectors on display, some of which came from Switzerland and France
  • The studio has won several awards for videos, some of which are from Disney itself
  • Workshops are provided for students (ages 10 and up) and are taught either in-house or on-line as their studio is an international one and contains the technology and means for anyone to participate from anywhere in the world
  • One thing their studio is proud of is that it prepares their students for an opportunity to enter Sheridan College, which is considered to be an elite school for animation
  • Alice is a graduate of Sheridan College and she has spent several years as a professor of animation at Conestoga College
  • SheepDog Animation has been in business for 10 years and deals with all aspects of animation from flip drawings, cell painting (expensive), digital animation and 2d and 3d animation
  • Pavel talked about and demonstrated the various audio devices and projectors from the early 1800’s and the technology that existed at the turn of the 19th century: Truly amazing
  • This equipment demonstrated was proprietary and as a result photographs were not allowed
  • SheepDog Animation is a lost jewel in our area
  • One only needs to take a tour and see the amazing work and talent that Alice and Pavel have to appreciate all that is there
  • Hidden by the exterior walls of their building is an amazing adventure.
  • It can only be appreciated by visiting it
Correspondence:   None
Committees:    None
President Ron asked if there was “Anything for the good of Rotary?”
Ron closed the meeting at 7:00 pm to travel to SheepDog Animation.
The next meeting is on Aug. 22, 2023 at the home of Ron and Elaine Bolohan.
l-r: Bob Wilson (R) Kees Boeters (R) Barb Rose (G) Judie Wigcherink (R) David Klatt (R) Bill Long (R) Joel Van de Hoogen (R) Blake Sheets (R) Carena Long (G) Pavel Kriz (SheepDog) Alice Kriz (SheepDog) Elaine Bolohan (G) Ron Bolohan (R)
R  Rotarian, G Guest
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