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Our program today is our regular business meeting following the executive meeting held on Wednesday, Please join us to learn what our club is doing these days!
 
Also, we'll have a special guest today. John White is our band and percussion adjudicator this year. He is no stranger to Whitehorse or the music festival. He taught for a number of years at F.H. Collins Secondary High School and now lives in BC. 
 
Lori Elder - Senior Piano adjudicator for the 2018 Rotary Music Festival
 
Last week, Lori Elder took time out from adjudicating senior piano to dash downtown to speak to us at lunch time. Lori comes from a Rotarian family and wanted to take the opportunity to share with us how important events such as our Rotary Music Festival are to the development of young musicians.
 
She talked about how the Festival provides music students with an opportunity to work towards a goal. Music teaches invaluable life skills, such as discipline and courage to perform on stage. Lori said that working hard is one of the best things about music. The brain is using five different systems at a time when you play an instrument.
 
The focus and discipline of learning to play an instrument also translates into the ability to do well on exams, not just because of the mental gymnastics, but also because when you're learning to enjoy playing music, you spend less time is spent looking at TV or computer screens.
 
Lori also talked about how kids who play music develop different networks of friends than at school. They develop a huge social network that pays big social dividends. Playing an instrument, Lori says, develops transferable skills for many other fields. Those fine motor skills are highly sought after in medical schools. She noted that of eight of her students who had applied for medical school, all eight were accepted.

While it may not appear to be a good thing, festivals are also good for learning about disappointment and developing the ability to move on.  
 
Lori teaches senior piano and pedagogy in Prince George. Her students often win in local and provincial competitions.  She adjudicates festivals and presents workshops and master classes across western Canada. She is the author of the popular music teachers’ advice column Ask Lori: Teaching Tips for Everyday Lessons.  
 
 
Kevin Rumsey kept his hat and clothes on while everyone else was diving into the frigid Fish Lake for a good cause. He was there to present a $1000 cheque from the Rotary Club of Whitehorse to John Carson of Run for Life. The money will help them build several wells in Kenya using a human-powered bore drill.
 
 
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