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Our speaker this week was All Vickers.
Al is a retired employee of the Alberta Public Works. In his years with the Public Works with Public Works Al was responsible for the maintenance and running of provincial prisons.
Al talked about the environment and challenges of working within a prison. He explained why a jail is often referred to as a “Slammer” and he shared some very interesting and humorous stories from his time behind the bars.
Thanks Al for an interesting and enlightening glimpse into a world that most of us have never seen.
Overheard at Breakfast on April 18, 2018
  1. President Al proclaimed that spring is here. We all hope he is right!!
  2. Dave Dorcus iwas not at the meeting he n cruising in Europe this week.
  3. Our Mustard seed meal preparation will be next Thursday,  April 26th 
    We will  not have a breakfast meeting next week. Our evening meeting will be at the Brewsters at Oliver Square after the Mustard Seed Dinner (7:00pm?)
  4. We need to recruit 2 or more people to replace Kylie as the Robust Reds Committee chair for the 2019 Robust Reds. The duties she has been carrying as chair include Social Media for the event, chairing the committee meetings, running the whole event. There is always wine and food at the committee meetings. Pleas e consider stepping up!
  5. Our condolences to Carolyn Meenchuk and her husband Craig on the passing of Craig’s dad.
  6. Cindy Davies was not at the meeting this week. She is recovering from surgery. Get better fast Buttons, we miss you;
  7. Just a reminder Our Casino will be on May 21 and 22. If you have not volunteered yet call Mark and get that done. Mark is still looking for volunteers for the count room
  8. The clubs in our Rotary district annuallyy present Integrity Awards to promote high ethical standards and  awareness of Rotary ideals. The purpose of these awards is to honour adult, non-Rotarian members of the community for their integrity as citizens. Our Club has Darrin Park to recognize at the awards dinner. Darrin is a EPSSB teacher on disability leave due to cancer challenges that he is facing. Darrin was an impressive teacher with Best teacher and APEGGAGA science teacher awards to his credit. He has also been actively involved with extra curricular events, community coaching, volunteering in his community . He volunteers with Santa’s Anonymous and the Terry Fox run. Please consider join us for this wonderful evening of celebration, food and fellowship at  Double Tree by Hilton (16615 109 Ave) on Wed, 2 May starting 5:30 PM. For tickets call Ken Saunders.
  9. Jamie Pallet did an excellent job collecting fines again this week Jamie reported that Lorne has picked up his school supplies and arrived in Maputo Mozambique to visit our school.
  10. I am advised that the duty roster for this month and next month is as follows
APRIL
Front desk; Lorne Parker Fines: Jamie Pallet Cares and Concerns: Lorne Parker
Speaker Introduction: Ken Saunders  Thank  Speaker: Tony Thibaudeau  
               May
Front desk; Mark D Fines: Shannon Troke Cares and Concerns: Don Verbeke
Speaker Introduction: Judy Wilson  Thank  Speaker: David Winfield
11.Finally, President Al circulated a thank You note that was forwarded to us by the Rotary Club of Vancouver for our contribution towards the BC forest fire relief fund. A copy of that note is attached.
 
Overheard at Breakfast on April 11, 2018
  1. We had decent attendance this week.
  2. The District 5370 Capital Region Rotary clubs annually present Integrity Awards to promote high ethical standards and raise awareness of Rotary ideals. The purpose of these awards is to honour adult, non-Rotarian members of the community for their integrity as citizens. Our Club has selected one such individual to recognize at the awards dinner. 2018 is the 21st year of The Capital Region's Rotary Integrity Awards. Please consider join us for this wonderful evening of celebration, food and fellowship at  Double Tree by Hilton (16615 109 Ave) onWed, 2 May starting 5:30 PM. For tickets call Ken Saunders;
  3. Our Casino will be on May 21 and 22. If you have not volunteered yet call Mark and get that done.
  4. Please take the time to support Pat Coyle’s daughter’s Grade five video initiative for the Canada's Classroom energy challenge. Sara and her students produces, performed and edited the final submission. Last year her class finished 2nd with a little help from the club she may be able to win the contest. You can vote once a day till the 26th of April. If you have multiple devices you can vote on each one. Watch, share, and vote.   http://energydiet.canadiangeographic.ca/2018/main/video_gallery/168/6734/dream-team
  5. Our Youth director extended an invitation from our Rotaract Club to attend their year end meeting and wind up party. Al Stuart and ken Sanders joined me at their party. It was a great inspirational meeting (it is incredible what those young people are able to do in a school year!!).It was a potluck dinner and Al brought a great chilli.
 
 

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