RMH Meals

2019 Scheduled Dates
Dinners are served at 5:30 to 6:00 pm.  Teams attend for preparation at around 4:00 or 4:30pm, depending upon menu requirements.
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Team List at July 10, 2019
Dave Butt (Leader) *Gary Dennerley (Leader)*Doug Mackay (Leader)*
Bill Adams (2IC) *Kevin Levesque (2IC) *Megan Telfer (2IC) *
Stewart BlairDoug CameronRamona Fudge
Diane CromptonDaryl DanekArchie Wright
Randy BreweDoug FindlayJoe O’Neill *
Al McGrathRon ScarfoneRon Fisher
Steve Giustizia*Drew HauserLen Curiale
Matt BrownEric RileyDennis Orenchuk
Brent AshbyJim SmytheJosh Morgan
Frank DeCicco Gary Shawyer *Paul Hubert
Bruce PopeNorm SmithDon Draper
Murray BainJim Easton*Rick Gillespie *
Mike Blencowe *Brian GibsonKevin Heslop*
Steve Strutt*Tim FarmilloSteve Pearson
Peter RollingsMike Miletich *Jeremy McCall
Derek TangNick Tauntas *Jay Minielly*
Mike HoyPat FlanneryClaude Robinson
John BanjacJessica GullonsMary Ellen Harvey (Megan’s mom)
Steve LehmanRuth HarlandChris Vellion
 Jeff Golem 
 * Safe food handling certified 

July 16, 2019
Team#1 served a roast beef dinner with gravy, potatoes and carrots along with a tossed salad.  A vegan pasta dish was also prepared.  Team leader Dave Butt, President Mike and Randy Brewe got the roasts, potatoes and carrots in the ovens in the morning.  Stephen Giustizia, Michael Hoy and Bill Adams joined Dave in the afternoon and completed the meal preparations.  The dinner hour wasn't too busy even though the house is full.  There were plenty of leftovers in the fridge for late arrivals and for the next day.

April 16, 2019
Team one prepared and served a roast beef dinner to families staying at Ronald McDonald House.  Leader Dave Butt and Stephen Strutt did the morning prep work getting the roasts in the ovens along with potatoes, carrots and onions.  Optimists President Mike Blencowe, Al Magrath and Bill Adams were met by the aroma of roast beef from the kitchen when they arrived in the afternoon.  Dave returned to prepare the gravy.  We had a big crowd for dinner which also included a tossed salad and a vegetarian pasta.  There was a good selection of desserts on hand and lots of leftovers for those arriving later.  Our meal cost was $285.

March 19, 2019
Team 3 Optimist volunteers Kevin Heslop, Doug Mackay, Gary Dennerley, Megan Telfer and Archie Wright served up hard and soft shelled beef tacos with cheese, lettuce, onions, salsa and sour cream with sides of rice and salad and some bars for dessert.  We had a big crowd of over 100 adults and kids on hand.  The total cost was #387.18.

February 19, 2019
The team of Optimists Doug Mackay, Kevin Levesque, Brian Gibson, Norm Smith and Gary Shawyer prepared dinner for house residents.  They prepared oven baked BBQ chicken breast, roasted new potatoes, baby carrots and broccoli with cheese sauce.  Sweet bite pastries were served for dessert.  There were many positive comments by appreciative dinner guests.  The total const of the meal was $195.25.

January 15, 2019

Group 1 was assigned to prepare dinner at Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday, January 15th. Volunteers were Optimists Stephen Strutt, Stephen Giustizia, Al Magrath, Matt Brown, Rick Gillespie and President Mike Blencowe.  The group made beef and veggie chilli with lots for leftovers for lunch tomorrow, tossed salad and cookies.  The total cost of the meal was $344.21.

Pictured below are Optimists Mike, Al and Matt holding up the counter while in the other photo you can see Optimists Stephens washing dishes.

June 19, 2018
Four members of the club cooked dinner for the residents at Ronald McDonald House. The menu consisted of barbeque chicken, baby carrots in brown sugar sauce, small potatoes, salad, and dessert. The total bill was $277.68. The volunteers were Jay Minielly, Ron Fisher, Doug Mackay, and Kevin Heslop.

September 18, 2018
A team of Optimists volunteered to cook oven roasted chicken breast with mixed veggies, Caesar salad and deserts for a group of 70 people staying at the house.  See the image.  From left are Optimists Kevin Levesque, Brian Gibson, Dave Butt, Megan Telfer and Tim Farmillo.