Edition: March 01, 2022

Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of the Year:
Mike Lattner

Club Bulletin for week of March 01, 2022
Ellen Carlisle & Leah Morgan
(Alternatives for Women)

President's Message 
STAND WITH UKRAINE.   Diplomacy has governed the world since World War II … so much so that no one would ever imagine the invasion of a sovereign state by another country.   With Canada being the home of many Canadians of Ukrainian descent, many of us know folks who still have family in Ukraine.  We have been fixated in watching the news over the past few days, wondering how this will end, and what our NATO leaders can do, as they walk a tightrope in their approaches to deter Putin’s actions.  
The humanitarian impact will be staggering, as Ukrainians flee their country.  Neighboring NATO countries are doing what they can by opening their borders.  The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations to support current and future humanitarian needs.  Your individual support can be pledged at www.redcross.ca, and the Government of Canada will match donations made up to March 18th.   I have sent a message to District Governor Ron Dick to see if Rotary International might be coordinating a global initiative for Rotary Clubs.  I will keep the club updated on this.
Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Club Forum 

MPres Trudy opened the meeting on time with a total of 33 members attending in person (23) and by Zoom (10). After the opening formalities, MPres reported to the Club on the previous evening’s deliberations by the Board, beginning with Correspondence that included thanks from recipients and further donations being sent such as to the PEC Learning Centre. Treasurer Yvonne’s monthly report was given (details on request) which showed that all accounts are in a healthy state with $8,000 already saved towards the AER. A return of the maple syrup fundraiser in the near future is eagerly anticipated. Regarding Communications, the announcement of the Club’s intention to purchase the AER for the new hospital received wide and positive media coverage. On RYLA, no host family has yet been identified (an essential first step in participation). The deadline for candidates to apply to join this program is November.

Linda gave a thorough and lively presentation, with PPT, on the Storywalk Project she is spearheading. She outlined the benefits and explained a lot of the details regarding the implementation on the Millennium Trail. She also responded to several detailed questions from members. This year’s D & D discount books will go to print shortly. Plans for the fundraiser auction/dinner/dance planned for October are proceeding and profits will go to the AER purchase. 

Under New Initiatives, MPres Trudy referred to progress on; the Foodbank, Kate’s Rest Foundation, beach mats and summer camps. She also expressed the hope that we would soon be able to return to having breakfast at the meeting. Sean Brown is a candidate for the RYLA Program and David Smith has volunteered to take over Dave Robinet’s role of arranging speakers. Apropos funding, MPres Trudy accepted a motion to support the Children’s Foundation to the tune of $4,800 for day camp places for youth in the area this year. This was seconded and passed with one abstention.

Liz gave an enthusiastic and inspiring account of how the Indigenous People’s Cluster Committee, with which our Club is associated, had achieved donations of 82 used computer devices which, after servicing, had been sent to students at all levels in Beaver River, allowing them access to the internet.

The Club Forum was followed by two meetings of committees responsible for the Kate’s Rest Foundation and Fall Fundraiser.
Notes from Geoffrey Telling

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week

Wednesday March 02, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood, Ken Robertson, Ted Nash

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Barry Davidson, Christine Dimitris, Seth Madhaven (FoR)


Saturday March 05, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Bill Pennell, Peter Campbell
Needed: 1 Sorter/Receiver

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Howard Ziedenberg
Needed: 2 Sorter/Receivers

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Mar 01, 2022 7:07 AM
Alternatives for Women
Mar 08, 2022 7:07 AM
Prince Edward Learning Foundation.
Mar 15, 2022 7:07 AM
Trans Atlantic Crossing Adventures
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
 Member Anniversaries

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Rotary Grace

O Lord and giver of all good
We thank thee for our day food
May Rotary friends and Rotary ways
Help us to serve thee all our days.


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Four Way Test

       Of the things we think, say, and do:
        1.  Is it the TRUTH?
        2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
        3.  Will it build GOODWILL and better
        4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all 

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Rotary Song

R-O-T-A-R-Y, that spells Rotary.
R-O-T-A-R-Y, is known on land and sea.
From north to south, and east to west,
They profit most who serve the best,
R-O-T-A-R-Y, that spells Rotary.
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