Rotary Club of Mackenzie

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Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...

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We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Sunrise Family Restaraunt
Mackenzie Blvd
Mackenzie, BC  V0J 2C0
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The rotary club of mackenzie would like to welcome Katja Traude to our club and also would like to say goodbye to one of our members, Jamie Buis. 
Thank you to Lawrence Napier and Kim Bell for attending our meeting and receiving donations for Special Olympics and Search and Rescue!
Welcome to Jamie, Bill and Sophie! Our newest members of the Rotary club of Mackenzie!
Thank you to everyone that came out and enjoyed the 25th annual duck drop on Sunday! A huge thank you to everyone that helped make it a success especially Mackenzie Search and Rescue, the District of Mackenzie, the Co-op and many more! 
Attached is a list of a few of the winners. The complete list is posted in the Mackenzie Mall on the bulletin board. Your prizes can be picked up at Chrysalid Tech &Print in the mall.
The Rotary Club of Mackenzie donated funds to an anti bullying program for the highschool as well as the highschool basketball program. 
The Rotary club of Mackenzie donated money to many different charities over the last few months.  Here is a photo of Kim Guthrie presenting a  cheque to Barb Crook, the hospital as well as Barb Dodge presenting a cheque to  team mates on the Mackenzie highschool basketball team. 
Festival of Trees starts Saturday November 28th. Please come out and place bids on your favourite trees!! The final night is Friday December 4th so come to the Multi purpose room at the rec center at 7pm to see who wins the trees! 
Ladies night is November 27th 7-10pm at the curling rink. Tickets are still available at the Lotto booth. Come out with your girlfriends and have a fabulous night. No tickets will be sold at the door. 
Christmas Bingo will be held December 1st at the Legion. Doors open at 6:30pm. Lots of fun and prizes to be won!!
This is a fabulous kick off to the holiday season!
 Come out and support the local Rotary Club of Mackenzie !
Thanks to Cheryl Miller for speaking to the Rotary Club of Mackenzie. Tracy Hartman presented her with a cheque for Cops For Cancer. 
The Rotary Club of Mackenzie was proud to receive a visit from the latest District Governor John Anderson. While in town he inducted our latest member, Jami McDonald and spoke to our club about the effects Rotary has internationally and how we can be a part of the change. Thank you to Ken, Gord and John's wife Claire for accompanying him on the trip here.
Below is a short biography on John.

The District 5040 Nominating Committee has selected John Anderson as nominee for the position of Rotary District 5040 Governor for the year 2015-2016.

John has been a Rotarian for 18 years and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen. John was a member of the Rotary Club West Vancouver from 1990 to 2002, where he served as President 1998/99. 

As well as holding many positions in his Rotary clubs, John is currently a member of the District 5040 Foundation Committee and has held the position of District Scholarship Chair for the past two Rotary years. He is also the current counselor for our Global Student and served as Ambassadorial Scholar Counselor in 2010/11. John has also served as a member on the District Youth Committee

John is retired after many years working in the public school system, most recently as the Superintendent of Schools Delta. John is married to Claire and they have 4 grown children.  

PDG Hans and the Nominating Committee wish to express their thanks and appreciation to all those Rotarians who interviewed for the Governor position.

DG Rebecca 2012-2013

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The Rotary Club of Mackenzie is very proud to be a sponsor for Cops for Cancer- Tour de North fundraiser. Here is a link to the website for Cheryl Miller, who is a local rider. She will be riding through Mackenzie on September 19th. 
Thank you to everyone who supported the 2015 Mackenzie Rotary Duck Drop! It was again a huge success. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes, food, the helicopter and everything else and to people that volunteered their time to make this such a great event this year!!
Good luck to Tracy, our club's President elect, who is off to Seattle this weekend for PETS.
Enjoy your weekend, I am sure you will meet some fabulous Rotarians!
What's RYLA? 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive training program for community youth leaders. Young people chosen for their leadership potential attend an all-expenses-paid seminar to discuss leadership skills and to hone those skills through practice.
Purpose of RYLA
·         Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth.
·         Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders.
·         Encourage leadership of youth by youth.
·         Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities.
Value of RYLA
·         Enables every Rotary Club to acknowledge service to the community of two or more young people annually.
·         Enthuses young leaders and provides them with enhanced leadership techniques.
·         Exposes a large number of young people, their families and their peer groups, to Rotary ideals of Service.
·         Is a complimentary program to other Rotary youth activities and has been instrumental in the formation of Rotaract clubs.

We are "This Close" to ending Polio

After 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease.

 As of January 17, 2012, Rotary Clubs worldwide has successfully raised more than US$202.6 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

All funds have been earmarked to support polio immunization activities in affected countries where the vaccine-preventable disease continues to paralyze children.

In recognition of Rotary’s great work, and to inspire Rotarians in the future, the Gates foundation is committing an additional $50 million (not a challenge grant) to extend our partnership.

Our achievement is just one more milestone in our journey to eradicate polio. Most importantly, our ultimate goal is the certification of the eradication of polio. We are "This Close" to ending Polio, please help us and donate now 

Congratulations to Rotarian, Amber Hancock on becoming a Councillor for the District of Mackenzie! Our best wishes go out to her as she begins this new journey!
Congratulations to our own Rotarians, Kim Guthrie, and Tracy Hartman for winning Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year!
We are all very happy for you both!!!!


Rotarians are your neighbors, your community leaders and some of the world’s greatest history-makers: 

  • Warren G. Harding, U.S. president
  • Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer
  • Dr. Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of Mayo Clinic
  • Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor of the wireless radio and Nobel laureate
  • Thomas Mann, German novelist and Nobel laureate
  • Friedrich Bergius, German chemist and Nobel laureate
  • Admiral Richard E. Byrd, American explorer
  • Jan Masaryk, foreign minister of Czechoslovakia
  • H.E. Soleiman Frangieh, president of Lebanon
  • Dianne Feinstein, U.S. senator
  • Manny Pacquaio, Filipino world-champion boxer and congressman
  • Richard Lugar, U.S. senator
  • Frank Borman, American astronaut
  • Edgar A. Guest, American poet and journalist
  • Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish entertainer
  • Franz Lehar, Austrian composer
  • Lennart Nilsson, Swedish photographer
  • James Cash Penney, founder of JC Penney Co.
  • Carlos Romulo, UN General Assembly president
  • Sigmund Sternberg, English businessman and philanthropist
September 2017
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