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Dinosaur Museum Tours

On November 19th we had our Club’s first trip of our new pilot project to the Dinosaur Museum. We had 14 students from the Camp Heal a Heart program which is organized through Grande Prairie Grief Society. The children ages from 9 – 16 have experienced some sort of trauma in their lives and 80% of them come from families that are below the poverty level. For most of them this was their first visit to the museum. Norm Lafleur SCRC and Taylor Mundy (President elect for Roteract)  joined me and the councilors from the Camp Heal a Heart program.  We gave a short presentation to the students on what Rotary is all about and the local activities we are involved with and opportunities for them to get involved such as Interact and our youth exchange programs. One student informed us that she had participated in the Greenathon.  

We had a great day! We were bused out from the VC2000 in the Dinosaur bus to the Museum. Once there Jewels Goff gave us a presentation on fossils which was followed by an activity involving each student making a cast from a mold and identifying the dinosaur where the fossil came from.  After the casts where made the students watched a movie about the flying dinosaurs followed by a tour of the museum and lunch. A great time was had by all. Norm, Taylor and I had a great opportunity for some fellowship and enjoyed the experienced. The students had a great time and were very appreciative.

Special thanks to Chris Andersen and Jerry Napier for their efforts to get his project going and the support from our club and the District with over $8,000 in funding. Strongly urge other members of our club to volunteer the next time Chris has arranged a SCTC  tour for a deserving organization.

 

 
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Reminder that our Annual General Meeting will be held December 7, 2016 at our regular time in our regular room.  Please plan to attend.
 

 
We were happy to present some Paul Harris' today.  Left is Shilo and Parry Wild of Fairview.  They have been instrumental in our Highway to Mexico projects over the years and our club was happy to be able to recognize them with an award that is near and dear to our heart.  On the right, Lisa Podmore, Tab Pollock, Bill Shumard and PP Doug Bain reached a new milestone with their Paul Harris contributions.  Without contributions like this the Rotary Foundation would not be able to do good in the world.
 
Watch a short video here showing where the money goes.
 
 

 
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We are hosting the Chamber of Commerce for small business week.  Join us on October 19th, at 11:30 UPSTAIRS at the Paradise Hotel.
 
 
 

 
In the first picture Robyn Rowlands (Bliss Fitness) and Peter Kim (Salvation Army) were official inducted as member of our club.  In the second picture Jessie Urness (GP Lotto) was given her hat as a symbol that she has completed all tasks required when joining Rotary.
 

 
We are kicking off Cars for Christmas.  Buy early to take advantage of the early bird draw.
 
 
Cars For Christmas Mega Lottery
 

 
 
 
Help Simona fundraise for a great cause.  https://www.gofundme.com/2qed3kc
 
Rotary and Shelter Box have a great history.  Click on this link to learn more!
 
 

 
Today we had a busy meeting.  We were able to induct new members, and thank the Army Cadets for their amazing work assisting our club with The Food Bank Drive and The Terry Fox Run.  THANK YOU, we couldn't have done it without you.
 
 

 
 
Today we had Ryan (last year's outbound exchange student) give his presentation on how amazing Germany was for him.  We also had Simona join us for her first meeting.  She is our Inbound exchange student this year from Italy!
 

 
 
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 myers, 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.
 
 

 
 
Click here to donate or to sign up for the run this year! 
Another Swan City Rotary Club local event.
 

 
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. 
 

 
 
 
Our presidential change over golf tournament is
 
June 24th at the Bear Creek Golf Course
4 ball best ball format
Golf & steak dinner $88pp
Golf only $58pp
Dinner only $35pp
 
Please see Ken Loudon to sign up or to donate prizes!
 
Let's have a great time saying thank you to President Cheryl Budjack!
 

 
 
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.
 

 
 
Tickets are for sale!  Get yours today.
www.cashandcamping.com
 
 
 

 
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.
 
 

 
Cars For Christmas Mega Lottery
We were very happy to give away prizes today! 
A big thank you to our community, suppliers & partner groups.  For a complete listing of winners, check out our web site
 

 
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.
 

 
 
 
 
Speakers
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Dec 14, 2016
Spouse's Christmas Luncheon
Club Bus.
Dec 21, 2016
Allocations - Cheque Presentations
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Dec 28, 2016
Classification Talks
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Jan 04, 2017
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Jan 11, 2017
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Jan 18, 2017
Board Brief
Jan 25, 2017
Update to Membership
Club Bus.
Feb 01, 2017
Classification Talks
TBA
Feb 08, 2017
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Feb 15, 2017
Valentine's Day Luncheon
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Feb 22, 2017
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Mar 01, 2017
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Mar 08, 2017
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Mar 15, 2017
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Mar 22, 2017
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Mar 29, 2017
Shane Wallis
May 17, 2017
Excellence In Education