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Bulletin 1251 - 29 Aug 2022
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Meeting Report

President Glenn began the meeting with the customary Land Acknowledgment and the singing of O Canada, (led by Dave Morris).


President Glenn reported that Jack Wilson was the lead for the Rotary Club in organizing the fellowship event with the Historical Society. Unfortunately, a minor ailment has kept him from attending. We all wish him a speedy recovery. A big thank you to Jack and Society members for your efforts in planning this evening's program.

The Club Board of Directors meet next on Tuesday, September 6. It will be the first meeting of the Board for the new Rotary year. Other members are welcome to participate in an observer status.

President Glenn reported on the status of members Doug McKenzie and Darvin Jasper. Many tests and hospital stays. They are in our thoughts.

Lyle Miller won the Chase the Ace draw this past week. The Ace of Spades is still waiting to be turned. We are now in week #41 in the second round and final series of Chase the Ace. Spread the word about the opportunity to support the club and win a guaranteed pot of $2,500.

There is no Club meeting next week (Labour Day). The next meeting at Breezy Bend is September 12. Guest speaker is Brock Edwards - PhD candidate, Dept. of Environment, UofM. The presentation is titled Chasing Volcanic Clouds in Iceland.

Charleswood Historical Society/ Museum 

Tonight's meeting was held at the Charleswood Historical Society Museum.

Eileen MacDonald, President, Charleswood Historical Society, Welcoming Remarks:

I'd like to introduce:

  • Gwen Jamieson is the head of our Museum Committee, and is a dedicated volunteer who sees that our museum is open each weekend. Gwen also develops our historical displays for the Charleswood Library.
  • Deanne Coombs is head of our Schools and Community Outreach Program and has also developed an incredibly popular lecture series for us.
  • Len Van Roon Sr. is one of our original members and as part of our Museum Committee, is here faithfully each weekend sharing a wealth of knowledge.
  • Dan Furlan is our Past President and was instrumental in upgrading our museum last year, he has recently taken on the position of President of the Manitoba Historical Society, but is still a member of our museum committee.
  • Last, but certainly not least, Ken Morrisette is the Chairperson of our Annual Picnic, Pioneer Dinner and Grey Cup Pool fundraiser. Ken also, always volunteers to help us set up for events like this and our Heritage Lecture Series.

Thank you for reaching out to us to arrange a tour of our historical museum. We appreciate you taking an interest in the work we do to preserve Charleswood's history.

While our museum is small, I'm sure you'll find many interesting artifacts and tidbits of information about the area.

Last year's reorganization allowed us to arrange our displays in more of a sequence starting with our Indigenous artifacts, then early farm tools and every day needs, and working our way around to our "high tech" display. Not to mention our displays introducing you to some of the people who helped establish the area.

As we are limited in space, we have many other artifacts in storage and are currently looking for a larger space in which to display them.

It is our hope to have more collaboration with service & community groups in the surrounding area, so this is a good step forward.

We are aware of the many good works the Rotary Club is involved in not only locally but internationally.

Some of us have had the pleasure of attending your annual Lobster Fest which is always a huge success.

I just recently read of a young business woman in the area facing a challenging time who is very grateful for the help she has received from the Charleswood Rotary Club and other people in the community.

And of, course we are very grateful for the work you've done in the Assiniboine Forest and the next phase looks incredibly exciting.

Thank you for the work you do and for inviting us to be a part of tonight's dinner meeting. We hope you enjoy tonight's tour.

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