May 15, 2023
District Conference recap
May 22, 2023 5:45 PM
Victoria Day
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Bulletin No 1280 - 8 May 2023
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Meeting Report

President Glenn called the meeting to order with the land acknowledgement and the singing of O’Canada

Sarge Mike Dudar introduced guest speaker Dean Rohrs (on Zoom), Caroline, and Anya.

Club Business Announcements:

Call for Volunteers – we need volunteers for a Spring Clean Up of Assiniboine Forest. Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 pm, Chalfont parking lot. Alan Roberts felt it was still too wet in the Forest. President Glenn would consult and send an email to members in advance.

Ukraine Bridge of Hope – Mandy reported that she is seeking volunteers for the Furniture this Saturday, May 13. Visit www.bridgeofhopeukraine.com to register for a shift. Donation of furniture will open up to replenish supplies. Donors are asked to register at the Bridge of Hope website.

Lobsterfest – Cathy Skene has tickets for members to sell. Tickets can be picked up at weekly meetings or contact Cathy at cathy.skene@gmail.com. Online registration on the club website is an option.

Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce – President Glenn reminded members that our Club has been nominated by the Chamber as a Non-Profit of the Year. An Awards luncheon is May 18, 11:30 am- 1:30 pm. Members may register at assiniboiachamber.ca

Dean Rohrs, Trustee 2020-23

Rotary Club of Langley Central, B.C.

Dean Rohrs is an owner and administrator at Rhide Technologies Inc., which supplies soil stabilization products used in road construction. Earlier in her career, she had been a nurse in Cape Town, South Africa, on Christiaan Barnard’s heart transplant team.

From 1959-90, she was active in Red Cross in South Africa. She served on the board of the West End Seniors’ Network in British Columbia and is currently on the board of a girls school in Malawi.

Dean Rohrs has been a Rotarian since 1989 and has served RI as vice president, director, Rotary coordinator, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and district governor. She is a Rotary Foundation Benefactor, Major Donor, and Bequest Society member.

She and her husband, Reinhold, are Paul Harris Fellows.

Dean highlighted the work of the Rotary Foundation throughout the world. Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever. The Foundation partners with presigeious organizations like the Gates Foundation to deliver meaningful results to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water/ sanitation, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies and protecting the environment. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. When you donate, you may choose to support featured causes and areas of focus. There are opportunities to make endowment donations and to support global grant projects.

At a club level, members may seek additional information from Mr. Ed Thompson, Treasurer, RCCCF Inc. at edthompson19@gmail.com or 204-832-0500.  Anya thanked Dean on behalf of the Club

Sarges Corner

Happy Bucks

  • Lloyd had a great time in Ottawa last weekend with his son and grandchildren, and enjoyed listening to them chat in Quebecois French
  • Jagdish has had two injections for the AMD in his left eye, and it is improving!
  • Jim's son sent his itinerary and he will be here for both Lobsterfest and Father's Day.
  • Mandy was happy to have opened up their cottage, but sad to have found a dead cat and a dead bird there.
  • Ed Thompson went golfing at Larters on Thursday for the first time this season, and matched his best score of last year.
  • Iain is excited to be leaving for Scotland and Portugal on Wednesday.
  • Cathy was grateful a high-speed cyclist (Rod) on the William Clement active transportation path didn't run her over. (He is fast!)

There were two fines tonight. One was Iain.


Bob Eilers had the winning raffle ticket, but did not pull the blue marble.

Upcoming meeting

May 15, 2023 – Club Assembly; Highlights of District Conference. Monday, May 22 – No meeting (Victoria Day).

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