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Our speaker this week was Michelle Gosselin
Michelle is a proud mother of a young air cadet. She spoke to us about the Air Cadet program. She talked about;
  1. The history of the air cadet program in Edmonton;
    1. Started by local businessmen in 1941
    2. Originally intended for ground training for young men
    3. Now thousands of participants across Canada of both genders;
  2. The program
    1. No costs to participants
    2. Excellent training, fellowship and leadership skills offered;
    3. Summer camps, team participation;
    4. Offers opportunities to participate in teamwork opportunities outside of sporting environment;
  3. The growth and changes that her son has experienced by participating in the Cadets.
Thank You to Michelle for an interesting and impassioned presentation.
Overheard at Breakfast on September 5, 2018
  1. President David Keam  implemented a new schedule for the Club. This week we had a speaker. Next week will be fellowship meeting. We will not have a speaker.
  2. This month our meetings are being run by Team 2 (Pat Coyle,  Cindy Davis, Brian Hamilton,  Ed Korbyl,  Jamie Pallett and  Lionel Usunier). Ed was the only team member in attendance. He did a great job;
  3. President Keam reminded the Club that we will be sponsoring another “Dreams Take Flight” on September 19th. We will be represented by a Rotaract Volunteer and several of our members will be available at the Airport early that morning to see the kids off;
  4. Lorne Parker will be travelling to Mozambique in January to check out the new school construction site. He is planning on hosting another Club members work trip to Xia Xiua in the spring;
  5. Robust Reds Committee is making a final push for auction items and ticket sales
Overheard at Breakfast on September 12th , 2018
  1. We had a much better turnout this week We completely filled 4 tables!
  2. Team 2 ran the meeting again this week. Ed Korbyl (who ran the entire meeting for his team last week) was not there but Lionell and Pat Coyle stepped in and did a great job.
  3. Pat Coyle reported that Robust Reds Committee is still looking for silent auction items.
  4. Lorne has starting planning for a Club trip to Xia Xia this spring. If you are interested in joining him please let him know
  5. Tony Thibeadeau is putting a team together for a Bowlathon fundraiser for “Food for Good”. If you would like to join him give him a call.
  6. We did not have a speaker this week. We spent a good portion of the meeting enjoying each other’s company. My table included Wyatt Libiron from the U of A Rotaract Club. Wyatt is also an interpreter at Fort Edmonton. We started our conversation talking about the period of warm weather in the fall after our first taste of winter. Then Wyatt gave us a fascinating history lesson about the history of Edmonton and how the natives in our area were treated at the turn of the last century.
  7. Remember this year’s District Conference is in Edmonton. Friday October 18 to October 20
    1. Our Club should make an effort to have a good showing as t is in town this year;
    2. The Club pays the registration costs
    3. Elisabeth says the ball is always a lot of fun!
Overheard at Breakfast on August 29th , 2018
  1. We had a very disappointing turnout this week We barely filled 2 tables!
  2. We did not have a speaker this week. We spent a good portion of the meeting reminiscing about our good friend Alan Stuart and sharing stories.
  3. This meeting was a Club assembly so we board members provided their reports;
    1. Treasurer’s report;
      1. We just received funds from our Casino ($75,000.00 +/-)
      2. Our finances are in good shape;
    2. Community report
      1. Plans are underway to fund a Shadow theater production on the night of November 7th. The theater will perform a historical musical review that was written and performed by WWI soldiers. We will have the entire theater and we will host military members and their families
      2. We are sponsoring a volunteer for the Dreams take Flight trip. A Rotaracter has agreed to travel as our representative. We will need volunteers to help at  the airport;
      3. The Community Committee is also working on
        1. Mustard Seed volunteer nights;
        2. A visit to the Jasper Place Wellness center
        3. Christmas Hampers;
    3. Social
      1. Plans are underway for our Christmas party. It will be at Normands again. Stay tuned for more information.
    4. Robust Reds Report
      1. Ticket sales are going well
      2. Still need wine and silent auction items
  4. Elizabeth Bonkink reminded everyone that this years District Conference is in Edmonton. Friday October 18 to October 20
    1. Our Club should make an effort to have a good showing as t is in town this year;
    2. The Club pays the registration costs
    3. Elizabeth says the ball is always a lot of fun!
On Saturday August 18 2018 we lost our past president and good friend, Al Stuart.
His funeral will be held
               1:00 pm
               Wednesday August 29
               Ellerslie Baptist Church
 
 
 

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