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Dan Pearcy and President Karen presented the above with hat tricks after successfully completing the Greeting Committee, fireside, classification and induction requirements. L to R: President Karen, Len Tollenaar, Todd Loewen, Warren Toews, Tertius Genis, BJ Clark, Jim Lyers, Ryan Boyd and Dan Pearcy.
The presidential changeover golf tournament was another success. BIG thanks to PP Ken Loudon for putting it on.
Apparently with no rigging at all Ken's team also took home the trophy.
Congratulations to the entire team - Ryan Boyd, PP Dan Wong, Dan Borse, and PP Ken Loudon.
Thanks to our lotteries we were able to give more money away to these amazing groups.
Swan City Rotary Horse Shoe Tourney
Come have fun on Aug. 20 with our club at Muskoseepi Park
$30 entry fee/team or $15/single entry
Tentative start time 9:00am, guaranteed 3 games
Bring lawn chairs, parking is limited so come early
See Warren to sign up.
Past President Cheryl officially passed the gavel over to President Karen. You see pictured, Karen's new board, and also SOME of our members who achieved perfect attendance this year.
Thank you PP Cheryl - what a great year.
President Cheryl presents Mia (exchange student) with the Swan City Club banner at today's meeting.
Just a reminder - our meeting on Wednesday June 15th will be located at the Cash & Camping lottery tent.
Location is the parking lot of the Great Northern Casino 10910-107ave.
Please join us!
Dan Boorse was on hand today to hand out some hat tricks to 5 members. Wear those hats proud!
PP Doug Bain and PP Ken Loudon were on hand to induction Miguel Godua to our club.
Welcome to the Swan City Rotary Club Miguel.
We were able to give out 18 awards to individuals from 3 school districts who exemplify Service Above Self. These recipients were nominated by their school councils as people who take the 4 way test, and service above self and apply it in our school system. Thank you!!
Our club was lucky to have an update from Rob Petrone with the Grande Prairie Petroleum Association today. Rob updated us on the challenges facing the biggest industry in our city.
Rotarians Jermey Walker, Brent Oillund and Jim Boccioletti were on hand to receive a Paul Harris Pin/Plaque to show appreciation for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
On the left, Ken Drysdale was awarded a Paul Harris Plaque on behalf of the Club. Ken is an amazing community member and he helps our club in many ways behind the scenes and we are happy to recognize the good he does in the world.
Dave Cook presented the Reel Shorts Film Festival with $1,500 on behalf of the club. the funding goes towards their school program. This is the 10th year Reel Shorts has been operating, and it has been a huge success.
We are looking for sponsors and golfers for our tournament this May.
Support 2 great causes, have a great time and promote your business!!
This is just a reminder that our regular Rotary meeting on April 6th is canceled in lieu of a multi-club meeting for the Rotary World Curling Fellowship World Championships.
The meeting is being hosted by the After 5 Rotary Club and will be held at the GPRC downstairs in Pillars Cafeteria (lower level). Cocktails and fellowship at 5:30, dinner at 6:30. The cost of this night is $35 and will be added to your regular club bill.
You MUST RSVP to this event by emailing Cheryl Budjack.
Top - Dan Boorse presented 3 hat tricks to Scott, Dave, and Gareth who have completed all necessary "official business" once joining the club.
Bottom - Another round of new members inductions, Pres elect Karen Scribner, Shane Wallis, Alex Saltman (IT Horizions), Ken O'shea, Major Brian Beveridge (Salvation Army), Ryan Carroll (Wajax Power Systems) and Jim Meyers.
Welcome to our new members and thank you to our sponsors who continue to help our club thrive.
We were very fortunate to help these 3 amazing groups. Grande Prairie Catholic Education Foundation, The Society for support to Pregnant & Parenting Teens and Catholic Family Services. These groups do some immeasurable work in our community. Supporting our lotteries lets the Swan City Rotary Club support great groups like these.
We were happy to give the Scouts funding to day. The funds will be used for local boys to attend a Jamboree. Another great way we are able to give back using lottery funds.
Past President Felix presented Darcy Hunt with his first Paul Harris Fellow. He also presented Paul Harris plus's to Drew Lamont, Mitch Koll, Joan Nellis Mary Ann Smith, Dave Cook, PP Ken O'shea, and Mark Marcotte. Dennis Grant also presented his son Darrin with a sponsored Paul Harris. The Rotary Foundation is an amazing organization and the Swan Cityy Rotary Club is proud to encourage it's members to support it's endevaours here and abroad.
At our AGM we were proud to announce the board for 2016-2017. President elect Karen Scribner announced Dave Cook as the president elect for her year. We are very lucky to have so many members willing to give back and help with all the board activities.
Juanita Jones (Servus), Debra Cartier (Rogers Insurance) and Scott Gaylard (Remote Waste) were officially welcomed into the club. Thanks again to Tab Pollock, Past President Ken Loudon, Past President Doug Bain and President Elect Karen Scribner for helping with the presentation, and sponsoring these new members.
Our annual spouses Christmas luncheon is December 16. We will be meeting UPSTAIRS at the Paradise Hotel.
Today our club was lucky enough to induct (officially) 2 new members. Warren Toews (Alliance Disposal) and Nadine Lacroix (Arbonne) to our club. A special thank you to Past Presidents Dan Wong and Holly Sorgen for sponsoring them. As always Past President Doug Bain organized and President Elect Karen Scribner was on hand to help out.
With respect and thanks, the Swan City Rotary Club cancels our meeting on Wednesday November 11.
Lest we forget.
Past president Doug Bain, along with President Cheryl Budjak were happy to induct Lisa Haunse (Bank of Montreal) into the Swan City Rotary Club. Thank you to Brenda Yamkowy for sponsoring Lisa. Welcome to the Club Lisa.
Members of our club were on hand to watch how our $125,000 donation helped open this much needed supportive housing facility. Odyssey House staff and partners should be very proud of themselves for filling such a big need in our community. For more information on this see the DHT article http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/2015/10/25/new-supportive-housing-complex-gets-name
Just a reminder to all our members, our next meeting Wednesday October 21, will be in conjunction with The Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce.
Our meeting will be UPSTAIRS at the Paradise Inn. This meeting is scheduled from 11:30 - 1pm.
A great time was had at Heart of the Peace - an olive oil and vinegar store in downtown Grande Prairie (West of the farmers market). Swan City Rotarians enjoyed some great snacks, wine, fellowship and of course oil and vinegar tastings. It was a fun night!
Today President Elect Karen Scribner presented PARDS (Peace Area Riding for the Disabled) a cheque for $25,000! What an amazing opportunity our fundraising and lotteries allow us to accomplish right in our own backyard.
Some Swan City members had a fantastic time at the 2015 District 5370 Conference in Dawson Creek.
Pictured are Back- Rick Conrad, Karen Scribner, Cindy Park, Mia Ollila (exchange student) Scott GaylardFront - Cheryl Budjack, Joan Nellis and Naomi Ducklow. Also pictured were members that we could not find at picture time Mike O'Connor and Chris Anderson.
The theme of the conference was WHAT IF - and with some very inspiring speakers including Coronal Chris Hadfield we broadened our minds and are very excited to work on new and existing Swan City projects.
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