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Club #0953

Camrose

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 11:45 AM
Camrose Resort Casino
3201-48 Ave.
Box 1464
Camrose, AB  T4V 1X4
Canada
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Evening meeting with both Camrose Clubs. September 10, 2018
 
 
Meeting hosted by Camrose Rotary Daybreak club.
 
Destiny Reay opened the meeting with the singing of 0 Canada and Rotary Grace.
An introduction of guests and Happy Bucks.
 
Wine Survivor 2018 will be launched very soon.  Get your teams lined up for another chance at 100 bottles of wine!
 
Cannabis Information Panel with Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Dr. Tim Parker and Cst. John Fernhout.
This topic and the information provided was very valuable and allowed for a question period with all attendees. We heard about various matters related to cannabis legalization from the public health perspective and some of the municipal and law enforcement challenges.  Dr. Parker shared interesting science about how cannabis affects the brain as well as some comparisons between the effects of alcohol and cannabis. As the information is complicated and somewhat controversial we have chosen to list the related websites for you to do your own research. As the internet is filled with wrong information, this seemed the responsible way to present this information to our members and the community.
Drugfreekidscanada.org
Albertahealthservies.ca/options
Myhealth.alberta.ca
Camrose.com
Camrosepoliceservice.ca
This is a brochure that includes many different points of interest.
We thank the presenters for taking the time to inform the Rotary clubs and guests. Polio vaccinations were presented as a thank you.
 
50/50 winner was Ron Grue and the casino had a draw for bottle of wine.
 
4-way test sung in Daybreak fashion.
 
Thank you for attending.
Regular meeting August 27, 2018
 
President Ted called the meeting to order at 11:45am. O Canada and Rotary Grace were sung.
One guests today:  Heather Berry, who has just submitted her application for membership.  Keep watch for a follow-up email coming out shortly.
 
Ted re-opened the meeting with a video highlighting the upcoming District Conference in Edmonton Oct 18-20.  The line-up of speakers is amazing--please consider attending, even for one day.  You will not be disappointed.  The Club will pay the registration fee for all members who wish to go. Check it out at:www.conference5370-2018.ca/
 
Health of the Club report. All good.
 
Brian Leibel and Carman Mason were greeters/judges and asked for Happy Bucks.
We were happy with:
  • family visits
  • thanks to all who have been helping water trees--helpers needed for Sept/Oct.  Call Shirley.
  • Jim and Evan Rasmussen celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary!
  • Rosebud Theatre production
  • members attended various festivals and events across the province
  • Carman's grandson has been selected to attend a prestigious baseball camp
  • Thanks for the donation to the Bailey Theatre (see below for details)
Club Announcements:
  • Next meeting in 2 weeks will be joint evening meeting hosted by Daybreak featuring a Cannabis Information Panel.  See the email from Lou for poster and details.  Share the poster with anyone who might be interested.  FYI, our October 15 evening meeting features Rotarian Grant Gillott who will give us the industry perspective on Cannabis legalization.
  • The Hospice Society is sponsoring an event on November 16.  Compassionate Communities:  Caring for our Caregivers.  Details and registration at www.camrosehospice.org
  • Wine Survivor 2018 raffle planning meeting to be held at Lou’s house on Wednesday Aug 29 at 7pm.  Bring your ideas for any changes to the format for this year.
  • Lou and Morris have been doing quite a bit of research into a potential Chase the Ace raffle.  Time to update the folks who volunteered to help with the proposal and anyone else who is interested.  Meeting planned for next week, Sept 5, at Lou’s house at 6 pm. Burgers and beer included!
  • Community Registration Night is next week on Thursday, Sept 6 at the Field House.  Dan Macpherson will set up a Rotary booth.  Need a couple of helpers.  Thanks to David Taylor for volunteering.  One more would be great—call Dan if you can come out for a couple of hours.
  • The Board approved a donation to the Bailey Theatre for $1,000 to assist with repairs to the heating system from our Community funding budget.
  • Travelling Dinner social event is planned for early September.  Contact Shirley Rostad if interested in joining in on the fun.
Board Positions:
  • Ted is pleased to announce that Roy Wallace has agreed to take on the President-Elect position.  Yay Roy!
  • On a not-so-happy note, Sheila Herle has decided to resign from our Club.  She works in Edmonton and finds she is not able to contribute to the level she feels is needed.  She assures us she will come out to meetings and projects whenever she can, and continue to be a Rotary supporter.  Thanks so much, Sheila, for all you have done for the Club!
  • There are 2 open positions on the Board:  Community Service and Public Relations.  If anyone can step up and help out with one of these positions please let Ted know. 
Kiva Micro Loans Update:
  • Ted has invested in 2 new loans for $25 each on behalf of our Club
  • We now have $260 in outstanding loans.  We have made 11 loans in 9 developing countries.  Most of the loan recipients are women who are starting or expanding small businesses.
  • If anyone wants to personally get involved in lending, go to the Kiva website for instruction.  Ted is always happy to help you get started as well.
Membership:
  • Ted spoke about promoting Corporate memberships.  He asked us to take 5 minutes at each table to brainstorm about which businesses or organizations we might approach, and which Rotarian might make the contact.
  • The suggestion is that while the business owner/manager might not be interested in joining, perhaps they would sponsor a mid-level manager for Rotary membership.
  • Dan Macpherson is putting together a corporate member information kit for us to use when we call on prospective members.
  • Keep thinking about where we might gain some new corporate members, and bring those ideas for further discussion next Club Assembly on Sept 24.
Rotary Cares:
  • For the second month in a row, Carman sold the winning ticket.  This month’s lucky winner is Al Rostad.  Congrats Al!!
 
No meeting next Monday--Labour Day holiday.  Joint meeting in 2 weeks--Cannabis Information Panel
 
Chase the ACE started with a new deck once again, as Florence won a whopping pot of $9 last week by drawing the Ace.  She generously donated her big win back to the pot.  Today, Grant Burgess pulled the 5 of Clubs, so away we go again!
 
Concluded with The Four Way Test.
 
Thank you, everyone, for attending.  See you in 2 weeks!
August 20, 2018
Ted Gillespie called the meeting to order at 11:45am. O Canada and Rotary Grace were sung. (like angles).
Guests include: Karen and Barry Taylor, Heather D’Eschambeault and Emily Cole (speaker).
 
Health of the Club report. All good.
 
Roy Wallace was greeter and asked for Happy Bucks.
We were happy with:
BBQ contest on the weekend. But the blow-up rides had weight restrictions. Volunteered for the Gord Bramford charity. Very will run event. Edmonton Marathon walked 10km with Destiny Reay and Pat Bonnet. Kids going back to school! Trip to warmer climate makes Jim question the invention of the bikini. Daybreak Rotary is starting up Sewing bee and will need help with several things. Contact Daybreak for more information. Baby coming soon. Cottage life for Gillespie’s.
Club Announcements:
Roy Wallace report from International. Discussion as to how to move forward with funding outline. Kim and Roy discussed three options of how to present funds as we wait for the Global grants we have requested. Club voted on the options presented and agreed with option three.
 
Shelter Box awarded us a silver Certificate for our contributions between $3600-5000 USF.
 
Presenter Emily Cole discussed Canoe trip sponsored by our Battle River Communities Funds- Grant.
Emily has extensive experience leading guided trips in both Alberta and Northern Territories. But she feels the North Saskachewan River is home. Emily discussed the trip this year with 18 students from the PACE school, 2 teachers and DARE officer. The Guide team included four members including Emily and the outdoor students from Augustana. The students involved were identified as youth at risk or in a low-income situation. The week-long trip on the North Saskachewan River. This trip helps the youth and support staff connect to themselves and others on a whole new level WITHOUT CELL SERVICE!!!! Each day ends with a story or poem and a question to focus on for everyone. Emily also recognizes the guides from Augustana improved their skills and communication techniques on the trip and it was clear that everyone’s confidence was enhanced. Question for Emily included number of returning students, Food and cooking techniques, and follow up with students who have attended in the past.
Emily extended a HUGE thank you for the support that Rotary gives to this project and that the effect that the program has on youth is invaluable.
Emily was presented with 50 polio vaccine certificates.
 
Chase the ACE as started with a new deck. And would you believe Florence pulled the ACE and won $9.00. We will start again next week.
Next weeks meeting will be a Club assembly.
Concluded with The Four Way Test. Thank you everyone for attending.
2018-07-23 Rotary Buzz
President Ted Gillespie opened the meeting at 11:45 am with a welcome to all, and Carmen led us in Oh Canada and the Rotary Grace.
Change in Club Administration:
Past President Lou Henderson and current President Ted Gillespie did the ceremonial gavel hand off, signaling the official change in leadership for the 2018 2019 year.  Lou remarked that it was a privilege for her to serve as President, and that she is confident that Ted will do a great job as her successor.
Lou also announced that she will be taking on the role of Assistant Governor for this area, following in the footsteps of Ray Hook.
Introduction of Guests:
  • Pat Tones, guest of Lou, prospective member
Judges Tony Hladun and Grant Burgess asked for Happy Bucks.  No fines today.
  • Thanks to Dawn Anderson for hosting the BBQ on July 16 to meet and greet Mikkel’s family. 
  • Thanks to all Rotary volunteers who came out to support the Camrose Flying Club in hosting the Snowbirds Air Show on Wednesday evening (July 18).  Ron Grue asked Lou to be sure and convey their appreciation.
Club Assembly:
President Ted
  • Ted gave his opening address as President, referring to RI President Barry Rassin’s address to the 2018 Convention in Toronto.  President Rassin stressed the importance of bringing in new members to Rotary, which we have identified as a priority for our Club as well.  The theme this year is “Be the Inspiration”, and Ted urges all of us to inspire one another in our efforts to serve, so that we can engage new members and generate new ideas for service and for fundraising.
  • Ted distributed “Be The Inspiration” pins for each of us
  • A reminder to please complete the District Survey.  This will provide valuable information for the Club Executive, not just for District. 
International Projects Director Roy Wallace
  • update on the Tanga Medical Skills Lab project.  The deadline for submission of the Global Grant application is July 31, and the Rotary Club of Tanga will make the submission by that date.  We are close to getting started!
  • Jamaica Children’s Hospital Incubator project is coming along.  We have applied for a CIP grant in the amount of $20,000.  Once we hear whether or not we are successful, then we will proceed to apply for matching funding from the Canadian Government, then a Global Grant.
  • In partnership with the Emmanuel Foundation, our Club is working with a Rotary Club in Jamaica to arrange to send them surplus hospital beds from an Alberta hospital.  The Jamaica Club will make shipping arrangements and pay the associated costs.  Our role is purely as a conduit to make this happen.
Secretary Kim Boyco
  • Our new Bylaws have been approved by Corporate Registry--Yay!!
  • Thanks to the volunteers for Martha’s Table.  We have one more lunch to serve this Thursday.
  • Rotary has been asked to judge the BVJ parade again this year on Thursday August 2.  David Taylor, Jenn Stone, Jerome Stetar and Jim Rasmussen have agreed to help.  Any one else interested should contact Kim.  A couple more people would be nice. No experience or particular skills required!
Club Service Director Lou Henderson
  • Lou has temporarily taken over publishing The Buzz, as Tina Yarbrough is on a medical leave at this time.  She asked for volunteers to help on a rotating basis, one meeting per month.  Shirley Rostad, Pat Tones and Jenn Stone offered to assist as available.  Ted noted that Tina has done an outstanding job of The Buzz, but cautions that a much simpler version is fine, as this does not need to be a time-consuming and onerous task.
  • Lou provided a brief summary of the research she has done towards investigating the feasibility of our Club taking on a Chase the Ace raffle.  Current AGLC regulations limit the licensing of progressive 50/50 raffles at $10,000 Gross Proceeds.  Other provinces, notably the Maritimes, have allowed such raffles to be licensed with small organizations able to generate significant funds.  Word on the street is that AGLC will eventually change their regulation to allow for the larger raffles.  Lou asked for approval from the members to draft a proposal for our Club to run an electronic-ticketed Chase the Ace raffle modelled on the one run by the Fire Department of New London, PEI.  We would submit the proposal to AGLC as pilot project, and see if we are successful. Motion to this effect was made by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by Jenn Stone, carried. Jenn Stone, Florence Blanchette, Roy Wallace volunteered to help Lou prepare the proposal.
50/50 – only 2 cards—Dan Cole was not able to score on his 50/50 chance, and drew the 4 of Clubs. Poor Dan! Only the Ace is left, so we will have a winner next week! The pot is up to $800+.
Next meeting - Noon Meeting, July 30, 2018, 11:45 am
Topic –District Governor, Ingrid Neitsch will be visiting our Club and giving us a presentation on her goals and inspiration for the coming year. Please attend to hear her message, and to show what a vibrant club we have!  Bring guests!!  Good chance to inspire people you know who might be interested in knowing more about Rotary.
Board meeting with DG Ingrid on Monday July 30 at 10am at the regular meeting room in the BW Camrose Resort Casino hotel.
Next week greeters are Dan Macpherson and Maurice Francoeur
Meeting adjourned at 1:00 pm. 
2018-07-16 Rotary Buzz
President Ted Gillespie opened the meeting at 11:45 am with a welcome to all, and Carmen led us in Oh Canada and the Rotary Grace.
Introduction of Guests:
  • Pat Tones, guest of Lou, prospective member
  • Kathy Stables, guest of Lou, Lou’s sister
  • Chris Johnson, guest of David Taylor, visiting his son in Camrose from England
  • The Moller family:  Mikkel, Dad Carsten, Mom Lispeth, Big Sister Katherine
  • Donna McShane, wife of John McShane
Announcements:
  • BBQ at Dawn Anderson’s home tonight (July 16) to meet and visit with Mikkel’s family.  They are leaving tomorrow morning to drive through the mountains, across BC to Victoria, then will return to Vancouver for a few days before Mom and Sis fly home.  Mikkel and his Dad will fly to Toronto and visit cousins there for a week before returning to Denmark.
  • Rotary has been asked to do runway security at the Snowbirds Air Show on Wednesday evening (July 18).  Lou has Volunteer Parking passes.  Please arrive early so you can be checked in and in place by 6:00 pm.  12 volunteers were requested, and we have over 20 signed up from both Clubs.  Thanks everyone!
Judge Paul Pedersen asked for Happy Bucks.  No fines today.
Feature Presentation:
Our guest speaker was Petra Schulz representing an Edmonton-based group Moms Stop the Harm (MSTH).  MSTH is a network of Canadian families who have lost a loved one due to substance abuse, or who hope for recovery.
“We call for an end to the failed war on drugs, which is a war on the people we love.  We envision a new approach based on reducing harm, where people who use drugs are treated with respect, compassion and support.” (MSTH promotional card)
Petra lost her son in 2014 from a Fentanyl overdose.  He was only 25.  Petra shared a bit of her son’s history with substance abuse, and told us that most kids who take drugs have experiences some sort of significant trauma in their childhood, or suffer from some form of mental health issues.  The opioid crisis is real, and can affect any family from any culture and any level of income.  The continuing stigma associated with substance addiction contributes to the difficulty addicts have in getting clean, as they do not feel they can ask for help.  The most toxic of the opioids are fentanyl (50% stronger than morphine) and carfentanyl which is stronger yet. Opioid receptors induce a sense of well-being, but also inhibit breathing, which can cause death. There is a high risk of relapse after rehabilitation, creating an ongoing struggle for an addict to stay clean.
 
 
MSTH advocates for a harm reduction strategy promoting the use of Naloxone which can be used to reverse an overdose.  Like first aid, this drug is complete safe and can made the difference between life and death.  Alberta has the widest distribution of free Naloxone kits in the country (available at most pharmacies (drugsafe.ca)) but gaps still exist, especially in rural and First Nations communities and jails.
 
Many experts across Canada are trying to address this problem and are asking the
government to develop policies (laws and regulations) to help prevent the number of
deaths from increasing in a few different ways:
1) Prevention – stopping it before it happens – school education programs; education and new rules for doctors about prescribing
2) Treatment – prescribing mediations like methadone or suboxone to individuals who have opioid use disorder & more health care providers to prescribe; treatment centers
3) Harm Reduction – like wearing a seatbelt in a car – we assume that a certain number of people will drive cars so we provide support to try to reduce the negative consequences of drug use
4) Enforcement – supply and distribution – police and border patrol
 
MSTH believes in the power of parent advocacy, and in building a support system for families enduring the grief of having a loved one at risk, or having lost a family member.
 
For more information, look them up at:www.MomsStopTheHarm.com
 
Dawn Anderson thanked Petra and presented her with a Polio Immunization certificate in recognition of her time in coming to speak with us today.
 
50/50 – only 3 cards—Ron Grue had the lucky ticket, but could not draw the Ace!  Down to 2 cards next week! The pot is up to $800+.
Meeting adjourned at 1:00 pm(ish). 
Next meeting - Noon Meeting, July 23, 2018, 11:45 am.
Topic – Club Assembly, discussions on various Rotary business items
Next week greeters are Tony Hladun and Grant Burgess
2018-07-23 Rotary Buzz
President Ted Gillespie opened the meeting at 11:45 am with a welcome to all, and Carmen led us in Oh Canada and the Rotary Grace.
Change in Club Administration:
Past President Lou Henderson and current President Ted Gillespie did the ceremonial gavel hand off, signaling the official change in leadership for the 2018 2019 year.  Lou remarked that it was a privilege for her to serve as President, and that she is confident that Ted will do a great job as her successor.
Lou also announced that she will be taking on the role of Assistant Governor for this area, following in the footsteps of Ray Hook.
Introduction of Guests:
  • Pat Tones, guest of Lou, prospective member
Judges Tony Hladun and Grant Burgess asked for Happy Bucks.  No fines today.
  • Thanks to Dawn Anderson for hosting the BBQ on July 16 to meet and greet Mikkel’s family. 
  • Thanks to all Rotary volunteers who came out to support the Camrose Flying Club in hosting the Snowbirds Air Show on Wednesday evening (July 18).  Ron Grue asked Lou to be sure and convey their appreciation.
Club Assembly:
President Ted
  • Ted gave his opening address as President, referring to RI President Barry Rassin’s address to the 2018 Convention in Toronto.  President Rassin stressed the importance of bringing in new members to Rotary, which we have identified as a priority for our Club as well.  The theme this year is “Be the Inspiration”, and Ted urges all of us to inspire one another in our efforts to serve, so that we can engage new members and generate new ideas for service and for fundraising.
  • Ted distributed “Be The Inspiration” pins for each of us
  • A reminder to please complete the District Survey.  This will provide valuable information for the Club Executive, not just for District. 
International Projects Director Roy Wallace
  • update on the Tanga Medical Skills Lab project.  The deadline for submission of the Global Grant application is July 31, and the Rotary Club of Tanga will make the submission by that date.  We are close to getting started!
  • Jamaica Children’s Hospital Incubator project is coming along.  We have applied for a CIP grant in the amount of $20,000.  Once we hear whether or not we are successful, then we will proceed to apply for matching funding from the Canadian Government, then a Global Grant.
  • In partnership with the Emmanuel Foundation, our Club is working with a Rotary Club in Jamaica to arrange to send them surplus hospital beds from an Alberta hospital.  The Jamaica Club will make shipping arrangements and pay the associated costs.  Our role is purely as a conduit to make this happen.
Secretary Kim Boyco
  • Our new Bylaws have been approved by Corporate Registry--Yay!!
  • Thanks to the volunteers for Martha’s Table.  We have one more lunch to serve this Thursday.
  • Rotary has been asked to judge the BVJ parade again this year on Thursday August 2.  David Taylor, Jenn Stone, Jerome Stetar and Jim Rasmussen have agreed to help.  Any one else interested should contact Kim.  A couple more people would be nice. No experience or particular skills required!
Club Service Director Lou Henderson
  • Lou has temporarily taken over publishing The Buzz, as Tina Yarbrough is on a medical leave at this time.  She asked for volunteers to help on a rotating basis, one meeting per month.  Shirley Rostad, Pat Tones and Jenn Stone offered to assist as available.  Ted noted that Tina has done an outstanding job of The Buzz, but cautions that a much simpler version is fine, as this does not need to be a time-consuming and onerous task.
  • Lou provided a brief summary of the research she has done towards investigating the feasibility of our Club taking on a Chase the Ace raffle.  Current AGLC regulations limit the licensing of progressive 50/50 raffles at $10,000 Gross Proceeds.  Other provinces, notably the Maritimes, have allowed such raffles to be licensed with small organizations able to generate significant funds.  Word on the street is that AGLC will eventually change their regulation to allow for the larger raffles.  Lou asked for approval from the members to draft a proposal for our Club to run an electronic-ticketed Chase the Ace raffle modelled on the one run by the Fire Department of New London, PEI.  We would submit the proposal to AGLC as pilot project, and see if we are successful. Motion to this effect was made by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by Jenn Stone, carried. Jenn Stone, Florence Blanchette, Roy Wallace volunteered to help Lou prepare the proposal.
50/50 – only 2 cards—Dan Cole was not able to score on his 50/50 chance, and drew the 4 of Clubs. Poor Dan! Only the Ace is left, so we will have a winner next week! The pot is up to $800+.
Next meeting - Noon Meeting, July 30, 2018, 11:45 am
Topic –District Governor, Ingrid Neitsch will be visiting our Club and giving us a presentation on her goals and inspiration for the coming year. Please attend to hear her message, and to show what a vibrant club we have!  Bring guests!!  Good chance to inspire people you know who might be interested in knowing more about Rotary.
Board meeting with DG Ingrid on Monday July 30 at 10am at the regular meeting room in the BW Camrose Resort Casino hotel.
Next week greeters are Dan Macpherson and Maurice Francoeur
Meeting adjourned at 1:00 pm. 
Roy Wallace presented Paul Harris Fellowship pins for ongoing contributions to the foundation to Lou Henderson and Dan Macpherson last week.
 
 
2018-23-04 Rotary Buzz - Noon Meeting
Speaker -Tony Hladun
Topic -Pipeline Technology
 
Lou opened the meeting at 11:45 am.
 
Guests -  Deanne Hladun, Dan and Vicki Cole
 
Health of the Club – Roy F. is at home in Camrose.
 
Announcements:
  • Gala Update:
    • We struggled with ticket sales but we sold a total of 157.
    • An estimated $28-30,000 was raised.
    • One small hiccup occurred regarding cleanup as Dawn forgot to schedule it.  Thanks to those who stayed later to help with it.
    • A few concerns arose regarding the date for the gala.  a discussion will be needed.
 
 
Member Induction - Dan Cole, proposed by Dan Macpherson
 
 
Dan has been a resident of Camrose for the past 22 years.  He is married to Vicki and they have 3 children.  Dan works for the Battle River School Division as Division Principle and his wife is a 4th year Education at the U of A.  He has been the principal at Jack Stewart and Chester Ronning Schools.
 
Dan enjoys running, he previously ran a 10k in Banff, hiking, fishing, and traveling (he has visited over 30 countries).
 
Feature Presentation:
Tony Hladun, Pipeline Technology
 
 
Canada is the world's fourth-largest producer of oil behind the US, Saudi Arabia, and Russia.  Yet there still seems to be misconceptions that continue to persist about this industry.  Tony sets out to sort some of these myths straight.
 
Pipelines are inherently dangerous.
 
There are inherent dangers to just about everything.  But pipelines are the safest way to transport energy.  During construction, testing is in place of the pipe fabrication and steel manufacturing.  Application of coatings to the pipeline for corrosion is done. 
 
For leak detection, once the pipe is put in the ground, there are internal and external detection technologies that are in place such as video monitoring sensor hoses and pressure point analysis among many others.
 
 
The world is going away from fossil fuels and developing economies are going green.
 
The global demand for oil is 100 million barrels per day is being consumed.  A big producer of oil, the US, produces 15.5 million barrels but they consume 20 million.
 
The developing countries of China and India both use 72%  of coal for their electricity.  Apparently, no one told them they were supposed to go green.
 
Cars are going electric.
 
Though electric cars are on the rise, in 2017 76.33 million vehicles were produced that use gas or diesel.  That isn't including vehicles that are already on the road.  There are currently 1 billion vehicles in the world.
 
Alberta can easily switch to a new economy.
 
The oil and gas make up 18% of our industries.  It's a little number and one would think it would be easy to switch to something else.  What people don't take into account is that it is Alberta's number one revenue generating machine.  Replacing that is a little bit harder.
 
BC is a green leader.
 
The fact is BC exported 36.8 million tonnes of coal last year which is equivalent to 650,000 barrels of oil per day in CO2.
 
 
Tony's Predictions:
  • The government will do lots of talking about our energy and the pipeline but there will be no action.
  • Provinces will disagree because our economies are very different.
  • Many lawyers will become very rich because this will become a constitutional issue.
  • Farmers will suffer because railways will be used to ship oil instead of their crops.
  • Alberta is the largest producer of oil and will sell to the US because they are the only friend we have.
  • Canada will lose economic benefits because we sell at a discount and we buy at a premium.
 
50/50 – The pot is over $640.  Grant Burgess drew the Queen of Clubs.
 
Meeting adjourned at 1:20 pm.
 
Next meeting - Evening Meeting, May 14, 2018, 6:00 pm. 
Speaker - Bill Harder Topic - Hospice
Camrose Resort and Casino
 
2018-04-30 Rotary General Assembly
Camrose Rotary Club
 
Lou opened the meeting at 11:45
We sang O'Canada, which was followed by Rotary Grace.
 
Introduction of Guests:
  • Ingrid Neitsch, District 5371 District Governor 2018-2019
  • Linda Roberson – Past District Governor
  • John’s wife Donna
 
Lou also welcomed back both Jim and Morris who have been away for an extended period.
 
Health of the Club
  • Roy Fearon is in room 127 of the Daysland Hospital.  The Pneumonia has left him on full-time Oxygen.  Paul will keep the club advised on his progress.
 
Katheryn Hansen
  • Don advised the club that former exchange student Katheryn Hansen had come to visit with her husband and four children.  On Saturday they hosted a get together with Katheryn, her family as well as the Rotarian families who had hosted her during her year in Canada.  He said it was wonderful to become re-acquainted.
  • Don presented a banner from Katheryn’s club to President Lou Henderson.
 
Mikkel
 
  • Lou also announced that Mikkel will be visiting for a few weeks in late June and early July.
 
Kiva Project
  • Ted gave an update about the Camrose Rotary Kiva Project.  The club is currently participating in three loans in the amount of $50.00 each.  They are:
    • Yae Cho Bu Tar Village Group in Myanmar (Burma) – Farming
    • Miguel Alfonso, Columbia, Business
    • Ana Beatriz, Equator – Poultry
  • Detailed information about the three loans is attached.
 
Gala Update
  • Dawn gave an update on the Gala project.  She first stated that we should stop kicking ourselves for not meeting previous expectations, as we are now a smaller club than we once were.  The Gala looks to be a great success with an expected profit of about $30,000.
    • We are expecting about 170 people.  Tickets are still available.
    • Dawn wanted to thank Lou and Jerome for pounding the pavement for silent and live auction items..
    • Dawn expects about 90 Silent Auction items with a value of about $12,000.
    • There will be 4-5 Super Silent Auction items with values of between $500 and $800 each.
    • There will be several Live Auction items with a total values of around $9,000.
 
  • Dawn is asking for about 10 people to assist with the setup on Saturday morning starting at 9:00am.
  • Please let Dawn know about any other silent auction items as soon as possible.
 
BC Wildlife recovery fund
– Lou advised the club that we had received a thank you card.  The BC Wildlife Recovery Fund reached $70,000 which has now been distributed to the various local Rotary Clubs.  The funding was primarily used for upgrading local fire departments and upgrading emergency radio systems.
 
Rotary Cares Draw
– Ingrid drew Ticket #82 Sold by Don Rebus – Kent Freeborn won $1000
 
Greeters
Donna and Brian were the greeters.
 
Happy Bucks
 
  • Jim – one for the visit with Karen, and another because as of tomorrow his youngest son will be going to work for his oldest son in Cypress, but Jim had to front the airfare.
  • David – Oldest Granddaughter has been hired by the Japanese movement to teach English.  David also gave a happy buck because today must be the luckiest day of his life – he turned 77 today.
  • Shirley – happy to have seen her youngest son in Kamloops
  • Morris – is happy to be back and visiting friends. On the way back they visited Ireland where they met family and have fun with some Irish people.
  • Dawn – Happy 10
    • Exciting stuff around the house.  Siding is almost done, she installed a wood feature in her front yard and hung her mailbox, and her counter top was installed on Saturday, so she is making progress.
    • Next week for the Gala, her son is playing in a Camrose Triple A Bantam tournament that day at noon and 3 on Saturday.  If you are looking for action, you should go to watch the game.
  • Grant is happy it is April 30th he is an accountant – enough said.
  • Ingrid.  She had a lovely drive.  Things are almost getting green.  She has been in Camrose before, but it is her  first time at our club.
 
Classification Talks
 
Brian Leibel
 
Brian has a financial background and is the finance manager at the Bethany group, a position he started about a year ago when he also joined Rotary. 
 
His previous experience included work in municipal governments and also some time in Coal operations in Elkford BC.  Brian described the coal mining companies office which was at the top of the mountain with spectacular views.  He and other staff would be shuttled to the office each day by a company bus on treacherous roads.  Being a the top of the mountain, the weather could change rapidly and dramatically.  It was fun to watch the weather coming from his desk, although the views and constantly changing weather made it hard to get work done.  This office was definitely his favourite work environment of all time.
 
Brian received a financial degree from the University of Lethbridge and then went on to get his Chartered Accounting designation.
 
He describes his work at Bethany as challenging and enjoyable.  They are doing good work helping people.  He has seven different financial statements to prepare for the various organizations connected with Bethany, so there is never a dull moment.
 
One accomplishment he is particularly proud of to date are cost-saving measures he implemented which resulted in savings of more than $250,000.
 
Brian was born in Edmonton, spent some time in Manitoba, and then came back to Alberta.  He has an older sister and two younger brothers.  He and his wife Heather have a young daughter and a son on the way.  They are looking forward to this addition to their family.
 
Brian is looking forward to his future with Rotary. 
 
Donna Phillips.
 
Donna grew up in Flin Flon Manitoba and was the oldest of four children.  Flin Flon is a beautiful area, particularly in the summer as it s a part of the Canadian Shield.
 
Donna attended the University of Saskatchewan where she met her husband Warren, and also attained a B.Sc. in Home Economics with a major in Housing and Design.
 
Donna enjoyed many different careers starting with an Interior Design firm in Langley, then a Home Economics teacher, first in Saskatchewan and then in the Olds-Didsbury area, then while Warren was working on his PhD at U of A, she worked for the Edmonton Board of Health, and when they returned to Olds after his PhD work, she became the Librarian at the Olds library.  When Warren and Donna moved to Camrose in 1997, she began her sixth and final career, working as a researcher, writer and consultant for a management consulting firm based out of St. Albert.  It was the early years of the internet, so she was one of only a handful of employees at the time who was able to work from a home office, communicating sharing documents online.
 
Both Warren and Donna have been totally retired for about 5 years.  They spend their time in three locations.  2.5 month at their summer cottage at Emma Lake in Saskatchewan, three months in their second home in Mesa, AZ, and the remainder here in Camrose.
 
She has and continues to serve3 on many boards and committees for organizations like the Camrose Public Library Board, the Hospice Society, Sahakarini, and the Rotary Club. 
 
She has a passion for the Rotary Youth exchange and has been both inbound and outbound councillor, host parent, and continues to chair the youth exchange committee for our club. She believes that the exchange has a profound, life-changing impact on the students who participate.
 
Donna is proud to be a part of Rotary.
 
 
Next Meeting  May 7, 2018 at 11:45 am.
 
  • Tony is going to talk to us about pipeline technology.  What is a smart pig and what does it do. 
  • New member – Dan Cole will be inducted next week.
  • Greeters are Dan and Jim R.
 
50/50 Draw – Pot is $666
  • Linda drew ticket 165 which belonged to Donna
  • Donna pulled the 3 of clubs (now only 8 cards left).
 
President Lou with 2018/19 District Governor Ingrid, Past District Governor, Linda, and Assitant District Governor Ray.
Four-Way Test
Donna led the members in the Four-Way Test
 
Adjournment:
Lou adjourned the meeting at 1:00 pm.
 
2017-12-04 Rotary Buzz - Noon Meeting
Canada 150 Series
Speaker - Mary O'Neill, Christy Mason
Topic - The Famous Five
 
 
    2017-11-27 Rotary Buzz - Noon Meeting
    Canada 150 Series
    Speaker - Dr. Sims
    Topic - Chief PīTIKWAHANAPIWīYIN (Poundmaker)

     
    2017-11-06 Rotary Buzz - Noon  Meeting
    Canada 150 Speaker Series
    Speaker - David Goa on Dr. Chester Ronning
     

     
    2017-09-18 Rotary Buzz - Noon  Meeting
    Canada 150 Speaker Series
    Speaker - Dr. Rod MacLeod on Sam Steele - Norsemen
     
     
     
    2017-09-18 Rotary Buzz - Evening  Meeting
    Canada 150 Speaker Series
    Speaker - Max Foran & Fiona Foran on Grant MacEwan - Camrose Resort and Casino
     
     
     
    2017-07-17 Rotary Noon Meeting - Camrose Resort Casino
     
    Carson Hvenegaard - CWSS Summer Coordinator
     
     
     
     
    Tonight is Danish Night as we learn more about our Rotary Exchange Student, Mikkel Moller, who is from Denmark.  We enjoyed Danish fare…no Danishes to be seen.
     
    Karen Jones, a cancer navigator presented on how she helps guide patients through the physical, emotional and budgetary aspects of the process after they have been notified of a positive cancer diagnosis.  
     
    This week we had our first introduction to Mikkel, our exchange student from Denmark. He will make his official club presentation in September.
     
    Nick Beach from the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre presented the upcoming season with exciting videos of all the artists.
    This week marks the first meeting for new President, Dan Macpherson.  May he have an exciting and productive year!
     
    This week marks the last meeting for Tony Hladnun's year as president of the Rotary Club of Camrose - thank you for your dedication and commitment to Rotary!
     
    Assistant District Governor Ray Hook presents Tony with his Past President's pin.
    This week we hear from the Rotary Exchange Students and their hiking adventure, as well as present Paul Harris Fellowships.
     
    Community volunteer Tom Chelmick was recognized with a Paul Harris Fellowship.
    This week was our Club Assembly, and heard from a number of committee updates, including Communications, Club Service, Foundation and the recent Friendship Exchange update by Ray Hook.
     
     
     
     
    This week we hear from Pat McCarthy, President of Kobe Classic Beef of Camrose, and also enjoyed some amazing Kobe Beef as part of our evening meeting meal.
     
    In celebration of the Rotary Foundation, this week we honoured two local individuals with Paul Harris Fellowships at our monthly evening Rotary meeting, followed by a presentation by Deanne Morrow about Carbon Capture and the future in Carbon Fibre.
    This week we hear from Sabrina Andrews from Augustana Campus, Outdoor Education, who presented today on the Rotary sponsored Youth Leadership Canoe Trio (RYLC).
     
    This week we welcome Tina Yaraborough as our newest Rotarian! We also had a very informative meeting about the recent familiarization trip to Tanzania.
     
     
    Ralph Young, Chancellor of the U of A (left) presents Rotary Club of Camrose president Tony Hladun with a copy of the Rotary Club of Edmonton's 100th anniversary book.
     
    Congratulations to Grant Burgess as he pulled the winning 3 of Diamonds to claim the progressive 50/50 draw.

    At the Feb 22nd meeting, we heard from many club directors about upcoming events and progress in their respective areas.
     
    This week we celebrated  Chinese New Year (Year of the Monkey) with a Chinese-themed dinner, including slide shows from David & Elaine Taylor, as well as a travelogue from Ken & Marnie Roberts.
     
    This week we hear from Ashley White as she discusses the economic impact of the Alberta Oil Sands - this is part of her outbound exchange selection process.
    This week we hear from David Taylor and the fundraising potential using matching grants and a new Rotary-exclusive incentive from the 
    Government of Canada.
    This week we have a spirited learning opportunity as Rotarians David Samm and David Francoeur speak to the club on the merits of Scotch (David) and the mertis of Belgian beer and Bordeaux wine.
     
    This week we hear from Ray Hook and the Rotary Friendship Exchange he and Donna Phillips (with spouses of course) participated in late last year.
     
     
    Ray Hook presents president Tony Hladun with an array of club banners he was given during the exchange.
     
    This week we hear from Azim and Sadru about life in Tanzania and central Africa as an introduction to the work our club plans to do in Tanzania with Dr. Lett and the Canadian Network for International Surgery.
     

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    Rotary International President Ron Burton presents Camrose Rotarian  Ron Grue with the Service Above Self Award during the President's Dinner in Red Deer May 2. Rotary’s highest honor recognizes up to 150 Rotarians each year who demonstrate their commitment to helping others by volunteering their time and talents. Ron is the first Rotarian from a  rural Rotary Club in the district to receive this award.

    Our club delivered a shipment of 128 wheelchairs, eight walkers and a number of canes to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last week - the latest shipment in support of a project begun in 2000.
     
     
    Club Executives & Directors
    President
    President Elect
    Secretary
    Treasurer
    Past President
    Director Public Relations
    Rotary Foundation
    Director Membership Services
    Director Club Services
    Director Community Service