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.

Rotary Club of Camrose

The Buzz  - February 8, 2015


President Tony opened the evening meeting at 6pm and welcomed a number of guests to our Chinese New Year celebration.


Announcements  - Dawn announced “Comedy for Stop Hunger Now” event being held this Friday (Feb. 19) in the Joker’s Den Pub starting at 9pm. If interested in attending, please contact Dawn.



-Rotary Gala Meeting – the next meeting of Rotary Gala committee is set for Tuesday, February 16th at noon at the Camrose Resort Casino.


-Spring Training – President-elect Dan noted that Rotary District Spring Training is set for Friday, March 11 at the Ramada Edmonton Hotel and Conference Centre 11834 Kingsway NW. Dan urges all incoming and returning executive members to attend this training. Click on this link to take you to the registration page.


-Stop Hunger Now Trailer – Sheila announced that  a trailer has been provided to the club to help collect beverage containers to help with the fundraising effort for the Stop Hunger Now. The trailer will be at the February 22nd meeting and members are urged to bring all their recycling bottles/cans to the meeting/trailer.


Prior to our dinner, David and Elaine Taylor provided a slide show presentation showing some of the sites they captured while they lived in China.


Here are some of photos of the amazing dinner brought to us by the hotel’s culinary team:



Following dinner, Ken and Marnie Roberts provided a travelogue of their ‘recent’ trip to China.



Their  trip began in Peking and included tours of: Great Wall, Ming Tombs, stone animals, tea factory, Kung Fu shows, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City,  Dragon Lady’s apartment, Imperial Gardens, Hutong area, Echo wall, Heaven Stone, Terracotta Warriors, Bell & Drum Tower, Tang dynasty show, Li River Tour, Yangshon, Fubo Hill, 1,000 year old Banyan Tree, zoo tour, Yangtze River cruise, Wu gorge and Three Gorges Dam, Shanghi Gardens and Huangpu River. (A video of the images will be posted shortly.)


The Roberts’ presentation provided a unique an personal insight into many sights into China - thanks for bringing your trip to life for our club.


50/50 draw – the draw went unclaimed this week, bringing the put to over $170 for the draw on February 22nd.


NEXT MEETING – Monday, February 22, 2015 in the Regal Ballroom of the Best Western Plus Camrose Resort Casino.

GREETERS / JUDGES – Grant Burgess and Ron Grue

PROGRAM – Club Assembly –directors should be prepared to present an update on their committee activities.