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Our guest speakers this week were from the “Grandmothers to Grandmothers” campaign.
The Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign is a Steven Lewis Foundation campaign. They are a group of Canadian women who working to support grandmothers in Africa who are caring for their grandchildren who were orphaned by Aids. Those brave and resourceful African grandmothers need support in many areas inclu7ding;
1.       Education for the children;
2.       Income;
3.       Security;
4.       Counselling for the children and the grandmothers;
5.       Treatment
The Canadian Grandmothers offer their support primarily through fundraising .
August 16 Gossip
Elisabeth was back in the hospital this week. Hopefully this were  be her last visit there for a while. Our thoughts and prayers are with her.
Two of our previous members were back to visit us. Pat Slinn was here visiting from Ottawa and Tereena Morelli has rejoined the Club. It was fantastic to have them back!
Brian Liddell reportred that although Rotary District still wants our members to get police clearance EPS has changed it’s policy. They will not consider a bulk application from the Club members, it is now necessary for each applicant to appear in person with an application, a letter from the Club and $15.
Kylie presented the weekly Robust Reds Committee report;\
1.     Ticket sales are progressing but it is very important that we all make an effort to sell tickets;
2.     Every member is asked to contribute one bottle of wine for the wine raffle;
3.     Members are asked to gather items for the silent auction;
4.     There will be a contest for the best table this year. If you are interested in being a judge please let Kylie know;
As we enter into our 11th year for Robust Reds we are once again very excited and proud to be working with The Centre for Autism Services Alberta in this major fundraiser. Your donations and support work to send more kids with Autism to camp with the centre, helping them to learn social skills, build on their creativity and keep them physically active all in a fun and supportive environment. 
How can you help? 
1. Buy a ticket or two to Robust Reds. Click here
2. Buy a VIP experience if you are corporate. Click Here
3. Purchase a Westjet Raffle ticket (flight for 2 anywhere Westjet flies. ONLY 99 available) Click Here
4. Donate a silent auction prize of $100 or greater 
5. Bid on Super Silent Auction items online (do not have to attend the event. Online bidding commences August 15th). 
6. Make a donation. 
Thank you in advance for your consideration and support! 
Giving really does taste good. 
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