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Our Speakers this week was our own Lorne Parker.

Lorne talked about the history and the future of our Club’s involvement in the education system in Mozambique.

Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world and we have made a significant contribution to the education system for children in that Country.

Our involvement began in 2005 when Lorne visited Xia Xia Mozambique and he was invited to tour a local school. The circumstances he saw there were dismal. He saw approximately 400 elementary age students studying in grass shacks and under shade trees. He was challenged by a good friend of his to do something about it. He brought that challenge back to our club and the rest is history! We now have a school, a high school and washroom facilities serving over 1700 students!

Lorne has insisted that all construction be done using local contracters and that those contracters have an apprenticeship program.

Lorne has also been instrumental in organising the construction of a new school in Pusa Mozambique to replace their school that was destroyed in a cyclone.

Lorne brought an exciting new project to the Club. We have been invited by the Canadian Consulate to partner with them in the construction of a new school in Mat9la Mozambique.

Overheard at Breakfast on June 13, 2018
We had a great turnout this week. I think we had a guest at every table including 3 representatives from the U of A Rotaract Club and Kim Quibell founder of YEGtweetup  who was one of the participants in our Porcelain Prison fundraiser.
  1. Pat gave us a brief update on Robust Reds planning;
    Date:                           Friday September 28
    Location:                    Renaisance Airport Hotel
    Ticket price: $85 ($75 if purchased before August 15, 2018)
                                          Buy 10 get 11th for free
    Ask:                              Silent Auction items
                                          Bottle of wine for Dutch Auction
  2. The date for our 3rd annual golf tourney has been rescheduled to Wednesday August 8, 2018. We will not have a meeting that morning. Instead we will meet for 9 holes of golf at the Pinecrest golf Club then adjourn to Dave Douglas’ cabin at Seba Beach for a barbecue. More details to follow.
  3. Doug McEwan invited the Club and members to join him in sponsoring and manning the barbecue for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta’s annual Hope Classic fundraiser. It is my understanding that that event will be Saturday August 11.  http://www.sbhana.org/events/hope-classic/ . Doug has promised to forward more information. This is a great cause and we sponsored this organisation fairly significantly in the past. I strongly encourage members to get involved.

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