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Congratulations to our Duck Race winners:
 
1st place: Crystal Bouchard ($25,000)
2nd place: Elizabeth Krieger (return trip for two to Vancouver courtesy of Hawkair)
3rd place: Shawn Kenmuir ($1,000 Home Hardware gift certificate courtesy of National Car & Truck Rental and Home Hardware)
4th place: Pat Prest ($500 gift card to Canadian Tire)
 
Here's Crystal Bouchard, our first place winner, with Rotarian and Duck Race organizing guru Sean Bujtas.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
We are into the final week before the August 3rd Wild Duck Race.  It's become a tradition during our Riverboat Days Festival to watch 3500 rubber ducks race down the Skeena River.  All the money raised from this action packed race goes toward projects and needed services in our community.  Pick up a ticket before we sell out!  They are only $20.00.  Chance to win $25,000 dollars, return airfare for 2 to Vancouver courtesy Hawkair, $1,000 dollar gift card to Home Hardware courtesy of National Car & Truck Rental and Home Hardware, or a $500 dollar gift card courtesy Canadian Tire.
 
Feelin lucky?  Buy a Ducky!
 
 
 

 
 
The Rotary Club recently held an Installation Event to welcome in the new executive. Congratulations to our new President, Marg Anderson, and a big thanks to Past-President Kelly Gingles for his hard work. Rounding out the new executive for 2015/2016 are Chad Sallenback, Secretary and Manuela Krisinger, Treasurer.  Directors this year are: Coleen Taylor, Club Administration; Sean Bujtas, Projects; Art Erasmus, Rotary Foundation; Bryan Gascon, Membership; Dave Pernarowski, Public Relations; and Viv Emes, Sergeant-At-Arms.
 
 
Rotarian Brian Downie welcomes new President Marg Anderson with a Rotary pin and warm smile
 
From left to right Bryan Gascon, Membership; Sean Bujtas, Projects; Art Erasmus, Rotary Foundation; Kelly Gingles, Past-President; Manuela Krisinger, Treasurer; Chad Sallenback, Secretary; and incoming President Marg Anderson.  Missing from the photo: Viv Emes, Sergeant-At-Arms and Dave Pernarowski, Public Relations
 
During the Installation Ceremony there were three community Paul Harris awards given out.  This is the highest recognition that Rotary can give out to a community member to recognize their good works.  The Paul Harris awards went to John Vandevelde, Lowell Holmquist, and Len Froese for their involvement in the Tuck Avenue Seniors housing expansion.  A recent article in the Terrace Standard talked about the urgent need for affordable housing in Terrace and how the Tuck Avenue steering committee stepped up to address this need.  As the article mentions, this volunteer group was involved with all aspects of putting the project together from "applying for seed money, communicating with an architect, and then leading a larger group of volunteers through various stages of project design and construction".  Very impressive effort and much deserved award for John, Lowell, and Len.  http://www.terracestandard.com/news/212603921.html
 
 
From left to right is John Vandevelde, Lowell Holmquist and Len Froese with Rotarians Art Erasmus and Dave Merritt
 
There were also two club Paul Harris awards handed out to John Heighington and David Oatway for their individual donations to the Rotary Foundation.  The Rotary Foundation transforms donations like John and David's into projects that have a dramatic impact around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, the Rotary Foundation taps into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into priorities like eradicating polio and promoting peace.  Foundation grants are used to challenge issues like poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition.  Thanks to John and David and every other Rotarian who contributes to such a worthy cause.  Here's a link to the Rotary Foundation website: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/my-rotary/rotary-foundation
 
 
During the Installation program we were also very pleased to donate $7,000 dollars to Helping Hands to help them finish their bottle sorting building. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Helping-Hands-of-Terrace/338928532862980
 
 
Accepting the cheque from Past President Kelly Gingles and Rotarian Sean Bujtas is Helping Hands directors Ron and Mavis Ramsay
 
This past year the Rotary Club of Terrace has given out approximately $90,000 dollars to community organizations.  We are very proud of the work we are doing and very thankful we have a generous community supporting our efforts.
 
 

 
 
From the reports coming out of the RYLA campsite, this year’s event was another huge success.  It was an action packed weekend that included games, competitions, wood building, dragon boat racing, touring Terrace offering random acts of kindness to community members, learning about giving back to the community, and so much more.
Of course the RYLA camp leaders played a big part in the success of the camp and the volunteers from Rotary Clubs across northern BC and others who chipped in over the weekend really made this experience special.  A big thanks goes out to Nicole and Carman Hendry who once again opened up their home and beautiful property to host this year’s event.
The RYLA camp also benefited greatly from the widespread community support.  Here’s a list of organizations and businesses that stepped up to make the camp so memorable.  My apologies if I’ve missed anyone on this list.  Everyone’s support was very much appreciated.
Food-Mobile Kitchen
Salvation Army
 
Transportation
National Car Rental
 
Tents
Northern Savings Credit union
All Seasons Source for Sports
Rotary Club of Terrace
Rotary Club of Terrace-Skeena Valley
Rotary Club of Smithers
 
Sleeping Mats
Coast Mountain School District
 
Dragon Boats
Lakelse Dragon Boat Society
Rio Tinto Alcan
 
Wood Working Project
Home Hardware
 
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Terrace is proud to be hosting RYLA Camp 2015 at a beautiful scenic setting just outside of Terrace. The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people, chosen for their leadership potential, participate in this program, all sponsored by Rotary Clubs. This year's RYLA camp will include workshops, team building exercises, lots of fun and great food. The kids will be following core topics including fundamentals of leadership, ethics of positive leadership, communication skills, problem-solving and conflict management, building self-confidence and self-esteem, and learning fundamentals important to Rotary relating to service to the community.
 
 

 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Terrace was very pleased to donate $2,500 to the All Nations Centre.  That's Ron and Delphine Dame on the left accepting the cheque from Rotary Club President Kelly Gingles and Rotarian Art Erasmus.  This type of community donation fits very well with the object of Rotary, which is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. The Rotary Club of Terrace is very proud of our efforts to give back to the community. We do this through club involvement, fundraising efforts like our annual Duck Race event, and the generous contributions from the business community for our annual Rotary Auction.
 

 
 
On Monday June 22nd, the Terrace Rotary Club had a formal cheque presentation for $10,000 to the Terrace Search & Rescue organization.  The cheque was presented to Dave Jephson by Rotary Club members Rich Toomey and Dave Merritt.  President Kelly Gingles spoke about the importance of the work that Terrace Search & Rescue does in northwest BC and Dave Jephson spoke about the organization and thanked the Rotary Club for the contribution.  We've invited Dave Jephson to be our guest speaker at a future Rotary Club meeting to talk in more detail about Terrace Search & Rescue.
 
 

 
 
wh-4p-gdIn 1917, RI President Arch C. Klumpf proposed that an endowment be set up "for the purpose of doing good in the world".  In 1928, when the endowment fund had grown to more than US$5000, the fund was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.
 
 
 
Every year the Rotary Club of Terrace supports the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper program that gives warm winter items and a gift certificate for groceries to families who are struggling financially. 
 
In addition, Rotary helps man the kettles so that the Salvation Army can deliver programs to the community.
 
From our club to you and your loved ones, Merry Christmas!
 
 

 
 
At a special meeting held Thursday, November 6, 2014, renown economist Pierre Cléroux, Vice President of the BDC, spoke to the club and our guests about the "5 Do's & Don't of Small Business."  Pierre explained the importance of advisory boards, employee engagement and building strong relationships with suppliers. He also answered questions about the Canadian economy, the strength of the Canadian dollar versus the US dollar and provided an economic forecast.
 
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Thank you to everyone who donated an item to the auction or bought an item -- we couldn't do it without you!

 

 
 
 

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Rotary Club of Terrace

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Bavarian Inn (Upstairs)
4332 Lakelse Avenue
Terrace, BC  V8G 1N8
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