Title Author Date
Microfinance 2016-12-11 00:00:00Z
Fort St John Northern Strikers
Fort St John's Northern Strikers win silver in Edmonton at the U10 Memorial Soccer Tournament sporting some very attractive uniforms.
Fort St John Northern Strikers Harold Goodwin 2016-02-07 00:00:00Z
Women's Resource Centre
Another great day to be a Rotarian. Sherry Marshall and Amanda Trotter receive a $9,000 check from Rotary presented by Julie Ziebart and Harold Goodwin.
The money was raised through the Mother's Day Run (see below). Amanda was very informative sharing her passion of how much help they do for families in Fort St John. Sherry also shared a very touching success story of a single mom with three children and the years of commitment Dave and Sherry have devoted to see this family get the helping hand they so badly needed and deserve. Awesome Story!! 
Women's Resource Centre Harold Goodwin 2015-09-23 00:00:00Z
Cops For Cancer 2015
With a very much appreciated breakfast the riders from Cops for Cancer headed out at 8:00AM Sept 16, 2015 from the Fort St John to ride all the way to Chetwynd through Hudson's Hope. They extend much appreciation and gratitude to the Rotary Club of Fort St John. Thanks Darlene Hamre for making it happen!
Cops For Cancer 2015 Harold Goodwin 2015-09-16 00:00:00Z
North Peace Senior Housing 2015
On September 10 during our visit from the District Governor Tim Schilds, our the Fort St John Rotary Club donated $50,000.00 toward the North Peace Senior Housing. This is half of a $100,000 pledge started in 2013 during Julie Ziebart's year as president and carried forward during Michael Elphinstone's year in 2014. We are now enjoying the fruit of all the hard work of all our fund raisers and projects to fulfill our commitment to the project of creating lovely homes for our seniors.
The meeting was held at the Quality Inn with over 40 people as we were joined by our spouses to celebrate this great event. Thank you to all our Rotarians for their hard work and commitment to see us achieve this amazing donation. The second $50,000 check will be presented in 2016. We have sponsored the Dining/Meeting Room of the facility and it will be named "The Dudley and Gayle Wagner Rotary Room". This was another great day to be in Rotary!
From left to right: District Governor Tim Schilds, NPSH resident Bill Stevens, NPSH director Tony Zabinsky, Past President 2014-2015 Michael Elphinstone, President Harold Goodwin, Past President 2013-2014 Julie Ziebart. 
North Peace Senior Housing 2015 Harold Goodwin 2015-09-10 00:00:00Z
Texas 4000 2015

Fantastic Event for Rotary at the RV Park. A massive and amazing undertaking by 27 University of Texas students to go from Austin TX to Anchorage AK in 70 days. So on day 50 they were at Mile 50 on the Alaska Highway. Many heart touching stories were shared both from Rotary and from the students. Cancer touches us all somewhere. Pat's dad was actually treated in Texas in the same hospital as many of these student's family members.
Thanks to Michael and Lynette for organizing a much appreciated excellent meal. They were so grateful it was a pleasure to serve.
Cooked by Raven, Neil, and Moira. Awesome job.
Thanks to Julie for arranging media to be there. CJDC, the MOose FM, and Alaska Highway News.
Thanks to Beth & Steve, Marva & Randy, Moira & Paul, Neil & Donna, Julie & Kelly, Harold & Pat  they all had a great nights sleep and a good breakfast before leaving at 8:00AM for a 12 hr 120 Mile ride. Many thanks to all who came. These students really were a "Gift to the World" and we had an opportunity to share in that.
Thanks Brad and Moira for getting the RV Park a fantastic BBQ. 
Texas 4000 2015 Harold Goodwin 2015-07-18 00:00:00Z
Mother's Day Run 2015
This is the Pancake People for the Rotary Breakfast on May 10, 2015. We cooked about 1,000 pancakes to a very large and happy crowd! 
Weather was perfect so a big thank you to Julie who ordered that. Well done!
Many thanks to Shirley for making us all look good. Good pancake organizing. 
Prize goes to Raven for the best demo pancake and largest pancake proudly shown in our group photo!
Special Huge Thank you to Clayton for setting and taking down the big Rotary tent. It was greatly appreciated by all.
Note: Next year we need a water sponsor! Running out of water bottles at a 5 and 10 km run was less than exemplary. No complaints though. 
All was good. 
Congratz to new member Mike, Julie and Clayton on making us Rotarians look like stellar athletes. 
Mother's Day Run 2015 Harold Goodwin 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z
Upcoming meeting schedule
Here are the proposed speakers and activities for our upcoming meetings. I will try and update more often.
(Special Meeting) April 30th at 7am - Quality Inn - Joint executive meeting with Sunrise Club to discuss City Spray Park, all members welcome to attend
April 30th - Voting on proposal for sponsoring soccer jerseys and induction of new members
May 7th - presentation on City Spray Park by the City of FSJ (to be confirmed)
May 14th - our exchange student Luuk will be presenting on his home, the Netherlands
May 21st - LOCATION is Pomeroy Hotel - Set up meeting for Lakepoint Joint Fundraising event
Saturday May 23rd is Lakepoint-Rotary Joint Fundraiser
Upcoming meeting schedule Scott Wisdahl 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z
Mega Lottery cheque presentation

Clubs from the Mega Lottery were present to receive their cheques from the 2013 Mega Lottery.


Mega Lottery cheque presentation Leona Smith 2014-04-17 00:00:00Z
April 10, 2014 Newsletter

Donna Greenway inducted into Rotary.



April 10, 2014 Newsletter Leona Smith 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z
An Evening with District 5370 District Governor Betty Screpnek

Please join me for a dinner meeting, with our spouses, on Wednesday, August 7, at 6pm, to welcome District Governor Betty Screpnek, and her spouse, George, to Fort St. John. We will be joined by the Sunrise Rotary Club that evening. This dinner meeting is taking place at the Quality Inn Northern Grand, and will replace our normal Thursday noon meeting.

The Executive Committee will be meeting with DG Screpnek earlier that day, to provide insight on our Club's successes and challenges, as well as the goals and opportunities we have for our local, national, and international service.

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening!


An Evening with District 5370 District Governor Betty Screpnek Julie Ziebart 2013-08-04 00:00:00Z
President's Message

At yesterday's meeting, I referred to the message of our incoming president for Rotary International, Ron Burton.  Here it is, embedded in my Induction Speech.

Have a great day!

President's Message Julie Ziebart 2013-07-05 00:00:00Z
March Madness 2012
No... this blog post is not about NCAA basketball :)

March is Literacy Month on the Rotary Calendar.  This is when we focus on the importance of literacy and education in our humanitarian service.  "Being literate does not just mean the ability to read a book or a newspaper.  Being literate means being able to comprehend the instructions on a medicine bottle, a set of directions, or a job posting.".  "Literacy means being part of the larger society.  It means inclusion, and it means empowerment."  This is an excerpt from G.E. Estess Sr., Foundation Trustee Chair's March 2010 message on literacy.

Something to consider about our own community:
  • 40% of the population does not have the literacy skills required to function fully in our society;
  • Almost 25% of the population between the ages 18 and 35 have not completed high school.

I have invited Jean McFadden, Executive Director of the Fort St. John Literacy Society, to speak to our club on Thursday March 15th.

Other news:

A big thank you to Ian Morrison of The Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, who was our guest speaker last week.  If you would like more information, please check out the school's website:  www.notredame.ca

This week's speaker is Mr. Larry Espe, Ph.D., who is the Superintendent of Schools for our School District #60 - Peace River North.  If you'd like to check out Larry's blog, see here:  http://www.leadership.prn.bc.ca/

Our long-time fellow Rotarian, and current Past President, Trina Warren, is on the countdown before she leaves the North Peace for the Prairies of Saskatchewan.  There is a community send-off for her and Craig, taking place on Wednesday March 14th, 7pm, at the Lido Theatre.  The invite is attached here.
March Madness 2012 Julie Ziebart 2012-03-07 00:00:00Z

Welcome to 2012!  We are already two meetings into the year, and have inducted 3 new Rotarians.  Welcome Marva Kosick, Mike Whalley and Scott Wisdahl!

Mega Lottery 2011 was a huge success, netting one of the largest ticket sales in the last 6 years.  The distributions to the various organizations will take place shortly.  Congrats to Moira and her committee for a smooth running operation!  And of course, another thank you to Pamela Paul, our Mega Lottery assistant, for her dedication!

 A couple of days ago, Rotary International's President-elect Sakuji Tanaka unveiled the RI theme for 2012-2013, "Peace Through Service".  http://rotary.org/en/MediaAndNews/News/Pages/120116_IA12_theme.aspx?housead

January is Rotary Awareness Month!    The beginning of a new year is a good opportunity to renew inspiration for the rest of the Rotary year. 

It is fitting then, that one of the Rotary projects we've decided to take on is the 1st Annual Rotary Family Fun 5K, to take place on Sunday, May 13th, 2012 (Mother's Day)! In conjunction with the run to raise Rotary awareness, Rotary will be hosting a community barbeque.  With your support, we hope to meet the goal of 300 participants running or walking.  At today's meeting, I will provide a summary of the preliminary plans.

At today's Club meeting, we are having Ms. Muriel Stanley as our guest speaker.  Muriel is the Support and Education Co-ordinator, in the Peace Region, for Alzheimer Society of BC.  See you there!

 Our February 2nd Club meeting will be at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum, located at 9323 - 100th Street.


HAPPY NEW YEAR! Julie Ziebart 2012-01-19 00:00:00Z

Historically, Rotarians have promoted the practice of high ethical standards as part 
of their commitment to vocational service.


Rotarians can use their standing as business leaders and respected members of all
professions to promote and advance high ethical standards by setting a positive
example among employees, associates, and the community in general. All types of
work-related interaction offer an opportunity to encourage ethical behavior.

OCTOBER IS VOCATIONAL SERVICES MONTH Julie Ziebart 2011-10-19 00:00:00Z
October 19 2011 Rotary Update

Fall is in the air!

We've had a busy 3 weeks of Rotary, especially with the  Rotary Mega Lottery well underway.  October 13th marked the first early bird draw, with Fort St. John's Tyler Penner winning $10,000.  By Tuesday evening, our Mega Lottery assistant, Pamela Paul had collected well over 50% of last year's ticket sales - amazing support from the communities! I think the Lottery committee can agree that this year's perforated tickets have saved loads of time.

Spouse day on September 29th was held at the Pomeroy Inn.  President-Elect Scott Selin arranged for Jennifer Stevenson, of Dynamic Funds,  to discuss gas fracking and the oil and gas industry, in the context of what is being experienced in Northeast BC.

The October 6th lunch meeting was full of Rotarian fellowship as the Club members shared what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving.  Here's hoping all were able to use Connie Sall's "I am thankful for..." recommendations during their own Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends :)  The club expressed gratitude for the Ross H. MacLean Rotary RV Park managers for the successful season that has just completed.

President Clark Lang hosted a Club Assembly on Tuesday October 11th.  An evening of strategic planning over some wine and appies included many new ideas and excitement over future plans for projects, locally and internationally.  Thank you to all those who took time out of your busy schedules to provide feedback on the future direction of the Club.

Join us for the upcoming Club meetings, as we are enlightened by community members Kyle Thomas, speaking on the ever-expansive role of social media on our lives, and Michelle Laboucane, speaking on restorative justice.

Next week will be the District Conference in Edmonton.  We look forward to hearing from our local attendees! 

October 19 2011 Rotary Update Julie Ziebart 2011-10-19 00:00:00Z
We will be meeting at the Pomeroy Hotel this week.  It's Bring Your Spouse Day!
September 28, 2011 Rotary Update

Thursday, September 8th, marked a visit from Harry Buddle, our Rotary District Governor.  Harry inspired our club with his words of wisdom, ranging from community and international involvement, to membership diversity.  We appreciate the visit, and look forward to his direction as we continue with the 2011-2012 year.

From the photos of the Corn Roast and RV Park Camp-out, it looks like the event was a great hit!  They will be posted on here shortly.  Many thanks to Grant and Clark, who organized this successful event of fellowship.

On Thursday, September 22nd, we enjoyed a vist from representatives of the Fort St. John - North Peace Museum,  including Heather (museum curator), Evelyn Sims (President of North Peace Historical Society), and Larry Evans.  We received an update on the museum, including their near-completion of the renovations/expansion, before President Clark Lang presented them with our Club donation.

Tomorrow, September 29th is Bring Your Spouse Day.  Please plan on attending our lunch meeting at the Pomeroy Hotel, as we welcome our guest speaker, Jennifer Stevenson, from RBC Dominion Securities.  Jennifer is Vice president and Portfolio Manager, Energy, Dynamic Funds.  She will be speaking about Gas Fracking.  With over 20 years of experience in the sector, Jennifer is an energy specialist.

Rotary Mega Lottery has started.  If you have not picked up your set of tickets yet, please feel free to stop by my office at MNP.  I will also have them at tomorrow's meeting.  The first Early Bird Draw is mid-October, so lets get these tickets sold!

 Have a great Rotarian day! 

September 28, 2011 Rotary Update Julie Ziebart 2011-09-28 00:00:00Z
September is Rotary International's New Generations Month!

Working with Youth instills Rotary's values in future generations

Youth programs help extend the family of Rotary

Today's Youth are future Rotarians

As the end of  September nears, I thought I'd throw some questions out to our Club Members... no, not a test!  Rather, a reminder of how the Club has served the Youth in our local community in the past, and a lead-in on how the Club can possibly engage these community members in our future projects.

September is Rotary International's New Generations Month! Julie Ziebart 2011-09-28 00:00:00Z
Rotary Update September 7, 2011

End of summer, and school is back in session.... back to a regular routine.  Hopefully, you had a chance to slow it down a bit for the summer months :) 

On August 25th, our club welcomed Constable Jackelynn Biller and Constable Scott Smook, who were both informative in the drug scene in Fort St. John, along with the proactive and reactive measures being taken by the RCMP to protect our community.  We appreciate them taking the time to share their experiences with us.

September 1st, the first Thursday of the month, was a day for Rotary within our club.  We were  entertained by next year's Club President, Scott Selin, as he provided his bio over lunch.

Please plan on attending tomorrow's lunch meeting, where we give a warm Northern welcome to District Governor Harry Buddle.  The members of the executive will be meeting with him beforehand at 10am. 

The Mega Lottery tickets have arrived, so I will be distributing these shortly.  Let's all get ours sold before the first early bird draw!

This weekend marks the Corn Roast and RV Park Camp-out.  Be sure to RSVP to Grant Timmins or Clark Lang.  They are also ready to field any questions you may have about the event. 

Enjoy the rest of your week! 

Rotary Update September 7, 2011 Julie Ziebart 2011-09-07 00:00:00Z
August 18 Golf Course Lunch Meeting

It was a great turnout at last week's lunch meeting, held at Lakepoint Golf and Country Club.  We had visiting Rotarians from the Okanagan, visitors from the Lower Mainland, as well as spouses and newcomers to the Fort St. John area.  What a beautiful day it was, and a beautiful meeting place to showcase Fort St. John!  I'm sure those who stayed on to golf the afternoon away had relaxing time filled with fellowship and great scores!

Darwin Pimm and others were going to set out riverboating on the following Sunday.  Hopefully those who met up at the Halfway that morning enjoyed a wonderful day on the water!

We have RCMP Constable Biller joining us on Thursday, August 25th to discuss the influence of drug abuse on crime in our community.   

 On September 8th, the guest speaker at our meeting will be District Governor Harry Buddle. Click on this link for some background on DG Buddle:  http://www.clubrunner.ca/dprg/dxprogramhome/_programhome.aspx?did=5370&pageid=26996  Please join us in giving him a warm welcome to our Club.  DG Buddle will be meeting with the executive committee at 10am that morning.

The plans are being set for the Camp-out/Riverboating trip, to be held on Saturday, September 10th.  The boating will include a corn roast upriver, and a camp-out at the Rotary RV Park that evening.  More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Save the dates of October 28th and 29th, for the Rotary District 5370 Conference in Edmonton.  http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/SitePages/SitePage.aspx?accountid=50012&pid=47784  If you plan on attending, the Club has a reimbursement policy in place for registration and travel, to a certain maximum.  Please feel free to ask a member of the executive committee for futher details.

Only a matter of days before the 2011 Rotary Mega Lotter is set to start.  Stay tuned for details from Moira and her committee! 

Have a great week, and see you on Thursday! 


August 18 Golf Course Lunch Meeting Julie Ziebart 2011-08-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary Blogging in August...
The August 11, 2011 lunch meeting re-cap
Rotary Blogging in August... Julie Ziebart 2011-08-11 00:00:00Z

What's been going on within our local Rotary world?  If you haven't been to our meetings lately, here is a re-cap of events over the last two months..

FEBRUARY AND MARCH - RE-CAP Julie Ziebart 2011-03-17 00:00:00Z

A month has passed since the last posting, so I will summarize what has been happening in the local Rotary world....

JANUARY MUSINGS Julie Ziebart 2011-01-27 00:00:00Z

It has now been confirmed with President Trina Warren:  The meetings on Thursday, December 23rd and December 30th will be held at the Northern Grand, in addition to the Mega Lottery Draw  at the Totem Mall on Sunday, December 26th.

Thank you to Clark Lang for chairing the meetings in Trina's absence.

MEETINGS DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON Julie Ziebart 2010-12-21 00:00:00Z

Thank you to everyone that turned in their tickets at yesterday's meeting.  There are still 5 outstanding sets, so please drop them off at my office as soon as possible so that Laura is not faced with too many last minute record keeping!  If you need them picked up, please call my office at 250.785.8166 to make arrangements.

Thanks again!

MEGA LOTTERY UPDATE DECEMBER 17, 2010 Julie Ziebart 2010-12-17 00:00:00Z

It's time for that final turn in!

We would like those tickets in to Laura at the Rotary office by the end of today.

Please deliver your sold and unsold tickets to me by the end of today.  I will be calling to arrange pick up if you are unable to come to my office.

Thanks everyone!

MEGA LOTTERY UPDATE Julie Ziebart 2010-12-13 00:00:00Z
Rotary Supports Huskies Fill the Bus Campaign

At our meeting on December 2nd, Huskies past president Carolyn Krauss and three of the Huskies hockey players joined us for lunch.  Rotary was pleased to raise over $600 at that meeting alone, which is to be matched by fellow Rotarian Ross Bannerman, to purchase goods that will fill the bus, before it heads over to the Salvation Army Food Bank on Sunday, December 5th.

Good luck Huskies!  You make our community proud!

Rotary Supports Huskies Fill the Bus Campaign Julie Ziebart 2010-12-03 00:00:00Z

On our November 25, 2010 lunch meeting, the second early bird draw was made.  The winner was Ryan VanEsch.  He received his cheque from Trina and Connie at our lunch meeting yesterday!  Congratulations Ryan!

For those Rotary members with tickets yet to sell, please turn in all sold and unsold tickets to Julie Ziebart by Friday, December 10th, so that we can do our final turn in to Laura on December 13th.

Thanks everyone!


MEGA LOTTERY UPDATE Julie Ziebart 2010-12-03 00:00:00Z
You will notice, on the Club Events section of our website, that next Thursday, November 25th, is the next Early Bird Draw.  Please turn in your sold tickets (and the payment cheques) to me, Julie Ziebart, tomorrow at the airport lunch meeting.  Any sold after tomorrow should be dropped off at my office:  10611 - 102nd Street, by Tuesday October 23rd in order to make it into the draw barrel for the the early bird draw.  Thanks for your efforts!
MEGA LOTTERY UPDATE NOVEMBER 17, 2010 Julie Ziebart 2010-11-17 00:00:00Z
Northern Lights College - Dwayne Hart

On November 4, 2010, we welcomed Northern Lights College's Dwayne Hart, Vice President - Finance, who made a riveting presentation on the progress the College is making in the energy industry.  The presentation was timely, given BC Hydro's plans for Site C, along with the press releases the following week about more wind projects being set for northeastern British Columbia.

Mr. Hart provided further testament to NLC's claim as BC's Energy College, as he describe the success of the new wind turbine maintenance technician program graduates in entering the workforce.

Many thanks to Mr. Hart, a member of the Rotary Club in Dawson Creek, for taking time out of his busy schedule to highlight NLC's current ventures and future plans for Northern BC.

Northern Lights College - Dwayne Hart Julie Ziebart 2010-11-17 00:00:00Z
Lunch at the North Peace Regional Airport

Moira has graciously offered that our November 18 lunch meeting take place at the local airport (The Aviator Cafe, I presume).  Please RSVP online by going to our "Events" section.

Lunch at the North Peace Regional Airport Julie Ziebart 2010-10-28 00:00:00Z
Child Development Centre - Rotary Play Centre

On September 30, 2010, many Rotarians joined Peggy Gagnon, the Executive Director of the CDC, for the grand opening ceremony for the Rotary Play Centre.  At that time, it was formally announced that our Club was making a $100,000 donation to help the CDC create the early learning play centre.  Our support of Project Build-A-Fort has enabled the CDC to further enrich the lives of children with special needs.

Take a look at the new photo journal of our visit to the CDC.

Child Development Centre - Rotary Play Centre Julie Ziebart 2010-10-21 00:00:00Z
Northern Lights College Oil and Gas Centre of Excellence

Northern Lights College is B.C.'s Energy College.  In September, we were offered a tour of the campus, particularly the Oil and Gas  Centre of Excellence.  The facility, which cost $12 million, allowed the college to more than double the number of students training for jobs in the oil and gas industry.

Many thanks to Stacy Smith, Chair of Apprenticeship and Trades, to take the time to highlight the positive impact a facility of this magnitude will have on the opportunities for our community.

Take a look at the photo journal on our website for various Rotarians in their "safety gear".

Northern Lights College Oil and Gas Centre of Excellence Julie Ziebart 2010-10-21 00:00:00Z

I've started my next project of adding photos to our website.  Of course, the ones I've loaded so far are from meetings where my Blackberry has been present.  I'll be gathering more photos from Dudley as well.  If you have photos that I can publish, whether it be from our field trips (eg. the building formerly known as the Enerplex), or from the recent Guess Who's Coming to Dinner event, please pass them on to me, and I will make sure they get on here.  Thanks everyone!

PHOTO JOURNALS Julie Ziebart 2010-10-21 00:00:00Z

Congratulations to Alan Bone of Fort St. John, BC, who was the big winner in our Rotary Early Bird Draw on October 14, 2010!

If you have more tickets to turn in, I will be a today's lunch meeting.  Please remember to write a cheque for any cash you have received as payment.  Your help with this is much appreciated!

MEGA LOTTERY UPDATE Julie Ziebart 2010-10-21 00:00:00Z

The first early bird draw is quickly approaching!  Thankfully, each Rotarian has his/her block of tickets to sell.  If you are holding some sold tickets and proceeds, please be sure to deliver them to my office as soon as possible.  Only those turned those in to me by Tuesday October 12th will make it into the draw barrel for the early bird draw.

DO YOU HAVE MEGA LOTTERY TICKETS TO TURN IN? Julie Ziebart 2010-10-05 00:00:00Z

How are those ticket sales going?

The kiosk is ready at the mall.  Should the kiosk not have a ticket seller, we will have a sign directing ticket purchasers to the Western Financial Group office, where we will have Rotary tickets.

For those that were unable to attend last week's meeting, I have your mega lottery tickets, which can be picked up at my office at 10611 - 102nd Street. 

Reminder:  When you are ready to turn in your sold tickets and funds, please submit a cheque payable to the Rotary Club of FSJ rather than cash.

MEGA LOTTERY TICKETS FOR CLUB MEMBERS Julie Ziebart 2010-08-31 00:00:00Z

I will see you all this week, as I deliver your sets of tickets.  The first early bird draw is October 14th.  The new Mega Lottery assistant will hopefully be joining us on Thursday's luncheon.  She will be collecting the ticket sales proceeds weekly.  In her absence, I will collect them.  Best of luck in your ticket sales!

2010 MEGA LOTTERY TICKETS Julie Ziebart 2010-08-23 00:00:00Z
Rotary - Upcoming Dates

Please note the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 24, 2013 - Presentation with North Peace Justice Society
  • Saturday, October 26, 2013 - Guess Who's coming to Dinner?
  • Thursday, October 31, 2013 - Halloween lunch meeting ~~ Bring your spouse~~
  • Thursday, November 7, 2013 - Business lunch meeting - President-Elect Michael Elphinstone will be chairing the meeting!
  • Thursday, November 14, 2013 - Rotary Day lunch meeting - AT THE FSJ FIELDHOUSE (formerly Kids Arena)
  • Friday, November 22, 2013 - Christmas party at the Lido
  • Thursday, November 28, 2013 - Business lunch meeting
  • Thursday, December 5, 2013 - Rotary Community Mega Lottery Early Bird Draw 1!
Rotary - Upcoming Dates Julie Ziebart
Rotary Fort St John's Weekly Update July 31, 2013
Thanks to Executive Committee Member Michael Elphinstone for this update!
Rotary Fort St John's Weekly Update July 31, 2013 Julie Ziebart
Rotary Fort St John Weekly Update July 24, 2013
Thanks to Executive Committee Member Michael Elphinstone for this update!
Rotary Fort St John Weekly Update July 24, 2013 Julie Ziebart
June 20th Guest Speaker
At next weeks meeting we have made arrangments  to have the Salvation Army in to discuss the changes to that organization.
June 20th Guest Speaker Connie Sall
D.G. Kevin Hilgers & Wife Jan to attend celebration

His official reply. 


All dandy. Please count Jan and I in!!



Kevin D. Hilgers

D.G. Kevin Hilgers & Wife Jan to attend celebration Connie Sall
June 13th Meeting
Great meeting was held at the Rotary Park at lunch time today.  Thanks to Dave Marshall for bringing his beautiful barbecue trailer out and cooking up the burghers.  The singing of "Oh Canada"  was the best ever.   We should maybe tape it for our meetings at the Northern Grande.   Guests included Betty Pimm, Jim Friesen plus Ric's two incoming members.
June 13th Meeting Connie Sall
President's Ball & 50th Club Anniversary Celebration

It appears it is time for great celebration - our club has achieved its 50th anniversay.    We need you to take a minute and register on clubrunner for the event or send me a quick email at connie.sall@westernfg.ca.  


June 27th 4:00 - 5:30 we will be raising and dedicating a flag out at the Ross H. MacLean Park and will be endulging in chamgagne & appetizers.   The formal part of our evening will take place at the Northern Grande and start at 6:30.   

If you would like to take your camper.tent.motorhome out to the park please reserve a site by calling 250-785-1700.




President's Ball & 50th Club Anniversary Celebration Connie Sall
2013 Rotary MD5K

ImageJoin the Rotary Club of Fort St. John on Sunday May 12, 2013 as we celebrate Mother's Day as a community.  Take part in our 5k Run and Walk!



2013 Rotary MD5K Julie Ziebart
Ends and Beginnings

We all bid Gerry Gorek a fond farewell from our FSJ Rotarian ranks, you will be missed dearly (and keep in touch :)).

We also congratulate President Elect Julie Ziebart on her Paul Harris Fellowship (is there anything this person can't do?).  Good job Julie!

Ends and Beginnings Tim Cramer

Congratulations to the lucky winners!!!


November 10 2011 Update

The year 2011 has less than two months left - time sure has been flying!


On October 20th, we enjoyed a visit from Kyle Thomas of Motion Media (http://motionmedia.ca/).  As was evident in his presentation, Kyle is passionate about the world of social media, and is committed to helping get the Fort St. John community connected through blogging, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and others.  While social media may seem daunting, it really is "just a fancy way to describe getting online and participaing in conversation on social networks".  Thanks to Kyle, who has been a wealth of information as we get the Rotary Mega Lottery Facebook page and Twitter site going. 

On October 27th, the Club's guest speaker was Michelle Laboucane of the North Peace Justice Society.  Michelle spoke on the Restorative Justice program.  The Club members learned that restorative justice can be considered more cost effective than traditional court.  The philosphy of restorative justice is based on community healing.  Using a Community Forum model, as a first step toward healing and reintegrating into the community as a productive member, offenders accept responsibility for their actions, are confronted with how their behaviour affected the victims personally.  For additional information on the Restorative Justice program, follow @restorativejust on Twitter.  November 13 - 20, 2011 has been proclaimed Resotrative Justice Week by the City of Fort St. John.  http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/article/20111109/FORTSTJOHN0101/311099994/-1/fortstjohn/a-different-sort-of-justice 

November 3rd was the first Thursday of the month, which is designated Rotary Day in our schedule of weekly meetings.  It was a nice day of fellowship, as we had various guests, and were updated on the current success of Mega Lottery's ticket sales.  We are over half way through our budgeted ticket sales.  Great job to the various clubs!  With two weeks left before the next early bird draw, the ticket turn-ins are anticipated to be huge.  We are thankful to Pamela Paul, our Mega Lottery assistant, for her dedication with administration!

For those Rotarians that still have tickets to turn in, please drop them off to me, Julie Ziebart (MNP office location is 10611 - 102nd Street).  I also have many $100 dollar books if you require more.  Let's try to get as much in before November 22nd, in order to get in on the $15,000 draw on November 24th!


After reading the comments of some past presidents of Rotary International, they summarize some considerations of Rotary Foundation: 

  •  Supporting the Foundation:  It is our greatest resource for doing good, and it is our responsibility to maintain its strength. 

  • Celebrating our Foundation: Only God achieves the impossible, but The Rotary Foundation achieves the best that mankind can possibly achieve.  Like Olympic runners, we received a torch from those before us -- a torch of service that brings light to the shadow areas of mankind:  intolerance, ignorance, disease, and hunger... Let people know that Rotary cares and acts.

  • Every Rotarian, Every Year:  The Rotary Foundation enables our clubs and sitricts to multiply their service efforts many times over.  This effect is increasing as the the Foundation's humanitarian grant projects become larger in scale to profoundly improve the lives of more people.

As individuals, we can help by continuing to contribute to the Rotary Foundation! 


On November 17th, Enbridge Inc. will be providing the Club with a guest speaker, on the topic of the status of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines project.  As you may be aware, Enbridge has increased its stake in the Northeast BC Cabin Gas Plant, located in the Horn River Basin.  Enbridge now holds 71% of that development.

Watch for details on the upcoming Rotary Christmas festivities! 


November 10 2011 Update Julie Ziebart
Dec 2 Location Change
Note that our meeting will be at the Pomeroy Hotel (next to Murray GM) on December 2, 2010
Dec 2 Location Change Trina Warren
Husky's Fill the Bus
Carolyn Krauss will be joining us on December 3rd to promote this year's campaign, she will be accepting donations of either cash or non-perishable items.
Husky's Fill the Bus Trina Warren
Welcome Lee Bedell!
A warm welcome to Lee Bedell, who was recently inducted as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Fort St. John.  I'll be quizzing him soon, as I start adding "Spotlights" on all the members of our Club for our new and improved website, soon to be launched!
Welcome Lee Bedell! Julie Ziebart
New Editor found!!
Julie Ziebart has accepted the position as our newest Editor and Clubrunner expert. Please assist Julie by keeping her informed of any news worthy events and stay tuned for major changes in Clubrunner....
New Editor found!! Trina Warren
Assistant Treasurer Found
Darlene Collins received her certificate yesterday so she is now officially approved to take over a lot of the treasurer's weekly duties. Thank you Darlene for helping Shirley out.
Assistant Treasurer Found Connie Sall
Jay Strembecki
Jay has acknowledged our club as something he would want to be a part of and would like to take a look at his schedule in the fall to see if he could find time to join us.
Jay Strembecki Connie Sall
Are you looking for a way to showcase your talent/wit/sarcasm in writing and would like to test it on your Rotary friends. We are looking for someone to take over the duties of the editior of this weekly bulletin. Please contact Moira to arrange for the short interview and yes, we are willing to train. CAN SOMEONE HELP US OUT WITH THIS TASK PLEASE.
It is official so please mark your calendars. This years Presidents Ball will be a casual affair out at Lakepoint on July 1st. Please contact Dave Marshall for more details, but I will add that we are looking for members, spouses & guests to enjoy a round of golf before the dinner meeting. Do not, I repeat DO NOT dress up in your best duds and DO NOT wear your dancing shoes. DO, please do bring your manners & conversation enough to make the night interesting. All other details will be coming from Past President Dave.
March 11th meeting - ASSEMBLEY
Acting President Trina Warren had a mediocre turnout for her Assembley earlier this month with a full agenda and an incredible timeline. We discussed a lot of things and I hope we will be talking to the rest of the club soon. I don't want to overstep my bounds as a reporter and comment on things I shouldn't so I will leave it up to the secretary to have the minutes distributed to the rest of the membership.
March 11th meeting - ASSEMBLEY Connie Sall
Exchange Student - Judith
Judith had a wonderful time with Ric & Dar in Victoria and has made memories she will never forget. Thank you guys for opening up your home to her. Her final host family has been chosen from the lengthly list of candidates and I am happy to report she will be spending time at our house.
Exchange Student - Judith Connie Sall
Did you know!
Did you know... African elephants only have four teeth to chew their food with.
Did you know! Connie Sall
Reminder of the Four Way Test
1)Is it the truth? 2) Is it fair to all concerned? 3)Will it build goodwill & better friendship? 4)Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Please identify the areas in your home & work life where you are not living up to test and TRY to do better.
Reminder of the Four Way Test Connie Sall
The application did go out three weeks ago and to date no one from the gaming commission has acknowledging our great attention to detail in filling out the paperwork. I left a message on Ron's voicemail and hope to hear back from him next week. On a good note, I believe we are on schedule with Scott's timeline.
2010 MEGA LOTTERY Connie Sall
Membership Chair Position Filled
We were in dire straights to have someone come forward and be part of the Membership Team and I am happy to report Wyatt Soule has agreed to give this position a try. Please forward any Membership Proposals you have to his attention. He & Dudley will do their best to expedite this process.
Membership Chair Position Filled Connie Sall
Update Club Runner
If you are unsure which position you hold with the Rotary Club of Fort St John please scroll down the left side of the bulletin. Please let me know if there are any additions or deletions.
Update Club Runner David Scott-Moncrieff
Upcoming Events
Please look to the left of the club bulletin and you will find a list of upcoming events. When you click onto the event you will come up with a "Captain". You can contact that person directly should you need more information.
Upcoming Events David Scott-Moncrieff