Sunrise Rotary

of Fort St. John

Stories

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Rotary Exchange Student has Arrived!
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Rotary Exchange Student has Arrived! Dean Thom 2011-08-16 00:00:00Z
Induction of New Member
Induction of New Member Dean Thom 2011-08-10 00:00:00Z
Inbound GSE Team Cancelled
Inbound GSE Team Cancelled Dean Thom 2008-04-30 00:00:00Z
It's a Boy!!!
On Thursday 24th January at 3:47am President Rae gave birth to a bouncing baby boy weighing in at 9lb 14oz and 55cm long. Mum and baby are both fine.
It's a Boy!!! Dean Thom 2008-01-24 00:00:00Z
2008 Sunrise Rotary Funspiel Cancelled
Unfortunately due to lack of numbers our annual Funspiel that was planned for this Saturday the 12th January has had to be cancelled.
2008 Sunrise Rotary Funspiel Cancelled Dean Thom 2008-01-08 00:00:00Z
Club Assembly Planned for New Year
Our club is planning a Club Assembly very early in the New Year.
Club Assembly Planned for New Year Dean Thom 2007-12-29 00:00:00Z
Sunrise Rotary Constitution on Website
The club's constitution and bylaws are now available on the website for all to read.
Sunrise Rotary Constitution on Website Grace Fika 2005-11-13 00:00:00Z
Mud Bog Results
Please find below the results of the week ends Mud Bog. Results can also be found at OK Tire as well as Energetic City.ca. A detailed write up will follow.
Mud Bog Results Dean Thom
More New Members Welcomed
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On Wednesday July 2nd, 2008 President Gus welcomed into our club 3 new members.  What an awesome way to start our new Rotary Year.  The new Rotarians are Edith Loewen, Mick Lowder and Wynnette Lowes.
More New Members Welcomed Dean Thom
A New Rotary Year Begins
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Well another year begins and we have accomplished so much in the past year.
A New Rotary Year Begins Dean Thom
President's Weekend
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President's Weekend Dean Thom
2008 Mud Bogg - A Roaring Success
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2008 Mud Bogg - A Roaring Success Dean Thom
Inbound GSE Team Cancelled
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Our club was informed yesterday (April 29th, 2008) that the Inbound GSE Team from Bangledesh was cancelled due to issues arising with their visa's.
Inbound GSE Team Cancelled Dean Thom
New Members Inducted
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New Members Inducted Dean Thom
US Ambassador Visit
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US Ambassador Visit Dean Thom
Mexican Pot Luck Gran éxito:
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hola! Señorita Cherie hosted a fantastico Mexican Night on Saturday May 3rd. If you were unable to attend you really missed out on a great feast, and fiesta!
Mexican Pot Luck Gran éxito: Dean Thom
Bangladesh GSE Team Visit
The GSE Team from Bangladesh has been cancelled due to three team members being denied Canadian visas. If the alternative applicants are able to acquire a visa the visit will still go ahead between May 21st and June 30th. More information will be posted as it comes to hand.
Bangladesh GSE Team Visit Rae Evans
District 5370 Curling Bonspiel
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On the weekend of February 22nd through to February 24th our club participated in the annual District 5370 Curling Bonspiel held this year at Grand Prairie.  Our club was represented by two teams this year.
District 5370 Curling Bonspiel Dean Thom
Sweethearts Ball - Another Success
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On February 9th, 2008 our club hosted the 2008 Sweethearts Ball.  This year the comittee chaired by Past President Scott Wisdahl decided to hold the evening at the Grand Haven Hall.
Sweethearts Ball - Another Success Dean Thom
Bigfoot is Back
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Bigfoot is Back Dean Thom
Open House
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Our first Open House is scheduled to take place on Thursday January 31st at 7.00 pm.  This event will replace our regular Wednesday meeting for January 30th, and is part of our recruitment drive for new members.  Spouses are encouraged to attend the Open House, where hors d'oeuvres will be served.  Read on for further information...
Open House Dean Thom
A Christmas Message from President Rae
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Wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness and prosperity in the coming New Year.  May the fellowship of friends, the closeness of family and the comfort of home renew your (Rotary) spirits this holiday season.  Be safe and see you all in the New Year.

A Christmas Message from President Rae Dean Thom
Quotes to help inspire us all!
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The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart.

 

Quotes to help inspire us all! Dean Thom
RI and The Gates Foundation Commit to Polio
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EVANSTON, Ill., U.S.A. (Nov. 26, 2007) -- Rotary International today announced a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will inject a much-needed US$200 million into the global campaign to eradicate polio, a crippling and sometimes fatal disease that still paralyzes children in parts of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and threatens children everywhere. 

RI and The Gates Foundation Commit to Polio Dean Thom
2007 Kids Christmas Party
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On Saturday December 8th, 2007 our annual Christmas Party for the kids was held at the Seniors Hall in Fort St John.  It all began at 9am when all hands were required on deck to get set up for the 80 children that were invited to attend.  There was lots to do with setting up of games and activity stations, setting up tables, blowing up balloons, getting non-perishable snacks set out and bagging popcorn.

2007 Kids Christmas Party Dean Thom
Fort St John Rotary Clubs Celebrate Christmas
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On Friday November 30th the Sunrise Rotary Club of Fort St John, together with the Rotary Club of Fort St John, held a very successful and enjoyable joint Christmas party for the second year running.

Fort St John Rotary Clubs Celebrate Christmas Dean Thom
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Dean Thom
2007 Santa Parade
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We must do such a good job of handing out hotdogs and hot chocolate as The City of Fort St John approached us to do it again this year.  The Santa Parade was held on Friday evening, November 16th and the club rallied together to hand out the free hotdogs and hot chocolate to all the fine citizens of our City.  Thanks to all who attended!

2007 Santa Parade Dean Thom
2007 Fall Fair - Another Success
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2007 Fall Fair - Another Success Dean Thom
Annual AGM and Elections Held
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On Wednesday December 5th, 2007 our club's annual AGM was held to carry out the elections for the incoming board.
Annual AGM and Elections Held Dean Thom
Joyeux Noel from Belgium!
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I hope everyone is warm and well in FortSt. John. Belgium has been very windy and rainy lately, but no - 25° yet! Although in mid No vember it did go below 0° and we got our first snow, but it only lasted the morning before it melted away. Winter is really starting to set in and the days are getting shorter and the skies seem to be getting greyer. It is hard to believe that it is almost Christmas and soon to be 4 months since I have been here. Itis amazing how fast time seems to be going.

Joyeux Noel from Belgium! Grace Fika
FSJ Sunrise Banner presented in Thailand
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Mai, our last inbound student from Thailand, presents her President with our club banner.
FSJ Sunrise Banner presented in Thailand Grace Fika
Belgium - more than chocolate and waffles!
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I can hardly believe that it has been just over a month since I first arrived here in Belgium . I still wake up every morning in disbelief and amazement! Before I left they told me to prepare for the best year of my life, but there is nothing they could have said to describe how truly amazing this experience is. Thanks to Rotary, this life-changing experience is made possible to students around the world.

Belgium - more than chocolate and waffles! Grace Fika
Greetings from Belgium
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Its been nearly two months and I am finally at the stage where I am getting to know the bus and train system, where everything is and where all the good restaurants and shops are! It is great because I am now able to wander and explore freely with out the fear of getting lost!

Greetings from Belgium Grace Fika
ThunderRun Tickets on Sale
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The Sunrise Rotary Club is selling tickets for a 2007 Pro-one Vapor Soft-tail Chopper, a gift certificate ($500.00 value) for Torwood Lodge and a $350.00 fuel card.  Proceeds from ticket sales will be going towards Abbeyfield House Society (FSJ) and the Rotary Trails project.  For tickets, please contact any Sunrise Rotary member.
ThunderRun Tickets on Sale Grace Fika
Sunrise Rotarians Host Seniors Valentines Dance
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The Sunrise Rotarians hosted another successful dance at the extended care home on valentines day.
Sunrise Rotarians Host Seniors Valentines Dance Grace Fika
Rotary Valentines Featured in Rotary Magazine
Just in time for Valentine's day,   Brad and Lucie's Rotary love story is in the latest issue of the Rotarian.
Rotary Valentines Featured in Rotary Magazine Grace Fika
21 Paul Harris Fellowships Presented
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On January 24th an amazing 21 Paul Harris Fellowships were presented to members and friends of the club!
21 Paul Harris Fellowships Presented Grace Fika
Thunder Run Raises $16,000+ for Womens' Resource Center
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A total of 16,793 dollars was presented to The Women's Resource Center on November 22nd by the Fort St. John Sun Rise Rotary Club.
Thunder Run Raises $16,000+ for Womens' Resource Center Grace Fika
Outbound Exchange Student 2007/08 Chosen
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The morning and afternoon clubs have combined forces to ensure that Rotary Youth Exchange continues in Fort St. John. Robyn Kosugi will be our outbound student and we have no doubt she will represent us well.
Outbound Exchange Student 2007/08 Chosen Grace Fika
Halloween Sockhop Howling Success
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From mummies to french maids, the internationally themed sockhop was a huge success.
Halloween Sockhop Howling Success Grace Fika
Student from Thailand Hosted by Sunrise Club
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Affectionately known as "Mai Thai" by her club, Premika Phantawesak arrived on August 6, 2006 to spend a year in Fort St. John.
Student from Thailand Hosted by Sunrise Club Grace Fika
8th Annual ThunderRun Roaring Success
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The 8th Annual FSJ Sunrise Rotary Alaska Highway ThunderRun was a roaring success during the Canada Day weekend. Chair of the event, Kerri Laurin, announced this week that overall event revenues were at a record level. "The money raised will really help the Rotary Club to meet its program goals this year."
8th Annual ThunderRun Roaring Success Grace Fika
BushGolf??? Sounds like something two Aussies would dream up.....
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Rotarians from the sunrise rotary club plan for "bush golf".
BushGolf??? Sounds like something two Aussies would dream up..... Grace Fika
Quinton Pomeroy Presents Shirt from District 9210 Africa
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Scott Wisdahl, club president, accepts an African Rotary shirt from Quinton Pomeroy.
Quinton Pomeroy Presents Shirt from District 9210 Africa Grace Fika
RYLA Student thanks Club for Opportunity!
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This year I was asked if I wanted to attend a RYLA conference through Rotary for a weekend in April. I didn't know much about the program, but decided that it would be a great opportunity.
RYLA Student thanks Club for Opportunity! Grace Fika
Sunrise Rotary Club #1 in per Capita giving in District!
President Scott just received the report from the Rotary Foundation for the 11 months ending May 31 2006. Our Club was number 2 in the District for total contributions and NUMBER ONE (1) for per capita contributions.
Sunrise Rotary Club #1 in per Capita giving in District! Grace Fika
Rotary Couple Ties the Knot!

Rotary encourages fellowship  - no one said anything about marriage! Congratulations to Brad and Lucie on their recent wedding!

Rotary Couple Ties the Knot! Grace Fika
Sunrise Club recognizes Literacy Volunteer
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The Sunrise Rotary Club of Fort St John is pleased to announce the Paul Harris Fellowship was presented to local resident Michael Jeskey in recognition of being Fort St John's Literacy Volunteer of the Year.

Sunrise Club recognizes Literacy Volunteer Theresa Mucci
How about shopping online with Rotary?
Did you know that you can shop online and help support the Rotary Foundation?  While cruising the Rotary International website, I found this link  http://www.careclicks.com/group.php?groupID=116&catID=49
How about shopping online with Rotary? Grace Fika
Sunrise Club Dances Oldies with the Seniors
On Wednesday, February 14th, 5 members of the club helped residents of the care home and adjacent facilites celebrate Valentine's Day by dancing and socializing with the residents.
Sunrise Club Dances Oldies with the Seniors Grace Fika
Steve & Scott attend President-Elects Planning Meeting

On Saturday Jan 21 there was a planning session in Edmonton for President-Elects ("PEs") with the District Governor-Elect, Ed Wilson.  The purpose of the meeting was generally to assist the PEs to begin their planning for their upcoming year as President.

Steve & Scott attend President-Elects Planning Meeting Grace Fika
Amanda's back from Egypt - Next stop India
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And we thought she was just going to Switzerland...

Amanda's back from Egypt - Next stop India Grace Fika
Ponderings Collection
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Take a look at the following ...
Ponderings Collection Dean Thom
Sunrise Rotary in top 2 for Giving!
Fort St John - Sunrise was number two in the District in per capita giving towards the Annual Program Fund at $127.30.  Jasper was number one at $176.75. 
Sunrise Rotary in top 2 for Giving! Grace Fika
Rotary Project Sends Fire Truck to Honduras
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This Rotary project started early in 2005 when the City of Fort St. John donated a 1980 LTI fire truck with 85 foot ladder and bucket to the Sunrise Rotary Club of Fort St. John on the condition that the club arrange for the donation of the truck to a needy municipality.  The truck was too old to be certified in Canada for active use, but was in good working order and could still prove to be a very valuable and useful piece of fire equipment for the right community.

Rotary Project Sends Fire Truck to Honduras Grace Fika
ThunderRun Raises Over $18,000 for Community
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The results of the ThunderRun are in.  Over $18,000 was raised for the three groups chosen for this years proceeds.  North Peace Kidsport will be receiving $5,453.47, the Child Development Centre will receive $5,453.47 and the North Peace Historical Society will receive $7,271.29.  Thank you to Kerri and her crew for a job well done!!!!

ThunderRun Raises Over $18,000 for Community Grace Fika
Spanish, Thai or ??

Our club has put in the "order" for the new incoming student for 2006.  In August of 2006 we will be welcoming a student from either Venezuela, Thailand or the Phillipines.  Please consider hosting a student...and if you can't host a student, please let Cherie know if you have anyone who may be interested in hosting a student.  Lets help make the student's year one that he/she will not forget!

Spanish, Thai or ?? Grace Fika
Elections Completed!
Elections have now been completed for 2007.   The new executive for 2007 will be Steven Cope (president), Rae Evans (president elect), Rick Kolter (treasurer), Kerri Laurin (secretary), Ross Sexsmith, Grace Fika and Gus MacLeod (directors at large).
Elections Completed! Grace Fika
RYLA & RYPEN REPS
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Curt Embleton has graciously decided to take on the role of looking after RYLA - a preson to look after RYPEN would also be appreciated.  What are RYLA and RYPEN you ask?

RYLA & RYPEN REPS Grace Fika
Rotary and e-learning
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Rotary and e-learning Grace Fika
Rotary International calls for Certification for Youth Exchanges
In the interest of continued safety and security for youth exchange participants, Rotary International calls for new guidelines and certification standards.
Rotary International calls for Certification for Youth Exchanges Grace Fika
Literacy Month hits Home for Local Rotarian
September is Literacy Month.  While you could be provided with a list of statistics that would astound you, especially relating to your own community and country, instead I will relate a moving message/story from Quintin.
Literacy Month hits Home for Local Rotarian Scott Wisdahl
Our District Active in Africa
On Thursday, September 15th the afternoon Club had three guest speakers from Grande Prairie at a special supper meeting and our Club was invited to attend. The theme of the presentation was the recent project and travel to southern Ethiopia by a 4 person team out of Grande Prairie. Excellent photos and displays accompanied the very moving presentation that left those who attended with a message of hope. 
Our District Active in Africa Scott Wisdahl
Rotary Foundation - Easy Monthly Payments!
And you thought easy monthly payments only referred to furniture and cars...
Rotary Foundation - Easy Monthly Payments! Grace Fika
Vacation + Fun & Fellowship = Makeup Meetings!

Attending Rotary meetings in other communities while on vacation is rewarding, fun and educational.  Before leaving on your next vacation,  go to the Rotary International website and check out the meetings being held in the area - print off a list of locations and times and make a point of stopping in!

Vacation + Fun & Fellowship = Makeup Meetings! Grace Fika
Exchange Student Leaving for Switzerland
Amanda said her goodbyes this week to the Club before she leaves on her 1 year exchange to Switzerland.
Exchange Student Leaving for Switzerland Scott Wisdahl
Privacy Policy Adopted
The Executive have approved the Society's new Privacy Policy and Commitment to Privacy and have appointed David Fowler as the Privacy Officer.

Complete copies of the document can be found on the website.
Privacy Policy Adopted Scott Wisdahl
Sunrise Club Incorporates, Changes to new RI Structure
Starting July 1, 2005 the Fort St John Sunrise Rotary Club is officially operating as an incorporated Society.  As part of this move the Society adopted the new organizational structure promoted by Rotary International.
Sunrise Club Incorporates, Changes to new RI Structure Scott Wisdahl
District Governor Visits Clubs
On July 20th the new District Governor, Elly Contreras-Vermeulen, visited Fort St John and attended a joint supper meeting of the Sunrise and Afternoon Clubs.
District Governor Visits Clubs Scott Wisdahl
DG Elly Presents Awards at Joint Dinner Meeting
DG Elly Presents Awards at Joint Dinner Meeting Scott Wisdahl
New Executive Takes Office

July 1st, the Sunrises new Executive took office.  This is under the new Society and using the new Rotary International recommended organizational structure.

New Executive Takes Office Scott Wisdahl
To Contact the Fort St. John-SUNRISE Rotary Club...
You can write us at:
Rotary Club of Fort St. John - SUNRISE
P.O. Box 6422
Fort St. John, BC, V1J 4H8
To Contact the Fort St. John-SUNRISE Rotary Club... Christopher Edwards