Rendezvous Happenings
On Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm, we'll be having our regular meeting in the Bennett Room at Tony's Seafood & Pasta in Sternwheeler Hotel. Our guest speaker will be prospective Rotarian Taranpreet Singh, who is an ambassador for ShelterBox.
 
A safe harbour, a dry place to sleep, rest and eat after the worst disaster hits a community. 
 
Come hear Preet Singh talk about ShelterBox and how this organization supports communities in desperate need of emergency temporary shelter and vital supplies following natural disasters.
 
In the past, our club has sponsored ShelterBox donations in Haiti, Afghanistan, India and several other countries around the world where disasters have struck.
 
As ShelterBox says on its website: We go where others won't or can't. For additional information, visit their website.
Our regular April 2 meeting has been changed to a potluck dinner to give us a chance for some casual socializing. It's at the home of board member Susan Graves. For more information, please contact Bonnie Venton Ross at b.ventonross@hotmail.com. We will return to our regular meeting schedule on April 19.

We are having a special event on Wednesday, March 6 at the Elks Hall (401 Hawkins Street) for Rotarians and everyone interested in drumming. Our regular program will return on March 20.

The talented Lonnie Powel will guide us through an invigorating 1-hour, facilitated drumming circle, just for Rotary, family and friends. Admission is by donation.

This hour will be a holistically playful approach to connection through the joy of community drumming.

The drumming circle will be: "Safe and non-judgmental / Compassionate / Multicultural / Collaborative / Inclusive / Diverse / Playful / Joyful / Empowering / Self expressive and creative / and an Invigorating energy booster!

The drumming will not be: A drum lesson or competition / Based on any ethno-specific rhythms / A  musical expertise showcase / Based on any specific religious dogma or beliefs / Complex or difficult to learn and experience / Divisive or exclusive to any group or individual. 

Please bring family and friends for this exclusive opportunity for the family of Rotary. 

Bio of Lonnie Powel 

Drumming has been my personal journey in recovery, joy and personal growth over several years. Sharing experience, strength and hope by offering drumming sessions for musical inspiration and joy to a multitude of men and women’s groups over several years. Including ongoing workshops with The Sarah Steele Wellness facility and various organizations. Sharing the gift of Rhythmic vibration and personal stories Facilitating workshops at Whitehorse Correction Center for inmates with mentorship from the late great Bill Stewart (clinical addictions phycologist) allowed my discovery of the powerful impact drumming has as a unifying, healing instrument for people of all ages, races colors and creeds.  Drumming and unity, sharing rhythms with others, allows immediate intimate interactions in a simple, positive and playful manner. It is truly an honor to share Rhythms to all those beautiful soul’s willing to participate in a timeless tool of community connection and joy. Looking forward to connecting with you all in Circles of Rhythm.  

As a special bonus, locally famous musician, Dave Haddock, will be joining us on Wednesday night for some beat!  How cool is this? Pass it on. 

A small donation will be collected. https://davehaddock.bandcamp.com/music

This past Tuesday's meeting's guest speaker was Donna Reimchen of the Ukrainian Canadian Association of Yukon.  In her presentation, Donna highlighted the organization's recent trip to Ukraine and the 20 full suitcases of much-needed humanitarian aid items they brought with them. They have formed a solid partnership with the hospital which received most of the items.

Donna talked about the items they are planning to deliver when they return to Ukraine in March. They are actively fundraising and seeking support for this next journey in early March.

People interested in contributing, can contact Donna directly at info@yukonukrainians.ca or 867-335-2045. They also have a website, www.yukonukrainians.ca where people can find more information on the list of items they are looking to gather in advance of their trip.

 

 

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Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Whitehorse Rendezvous

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Tony’s Seafood and Pasta house in the Sternwheeler Hotel
201 Wood Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2E4
Canada
Our in person all member meetings will be the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. The meeting place is in the Tagish Room @ Tony's Restaurant in the Stampeder Hotel
 
 
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