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Hi,
I'm Sarah Letkeman, Secretary of the Rotary Club of Whitecourt for 2018/19. I finished high school in Whitecourt in 2000, and moved back 5 years ago. This town has grown and changed in so many positive ways and Rotary Club of Whitecourt has had a lot to do with that! I am glad to be back here with so many activities for families, walking trails and of course, our beautiful Rotary Park.
After moving back I finished my accounting designation CPA, CGA and with the new lack of schoolwork I had a lot of spare time and I felt like something was missing in my life. Joining the Rotary Club of Whitecourt has filled that gap. I get to be a part of so many amazing community service activities and learn just how much power a (relatively) small group of people with big hearts can have!
This past spring I participated in an English-teaching volunteer project called GoCamp in Ukraine and it was unforgettable. I also organize the Rotary Youth Adventure application process in Whitecourt. Our club offers sponsorship to high school students for eight different Youth Adventures across Canada, and the effect these have on students is so positive and confidence-building.
 
 
My name is Kathy Lee Munro and I’m the Rotary Club of Whitecourt’s President for the year 2018-19.  I am originally from Nova Scotia and moved to High Level, Alberta in 2011 where I spent 3 years before moving to Whitecourt.
I knew when I moved to Whitecourt that I wanted to be more involved in the community and the Rotary Club of Whitecourt welcomed me immediately.  I felt a huge sense of belonging; became friends with the members and started making an impact in our community.  I felt drawn to the Koats for Kids winter wear collection and distribution event and became the chair of this wonderful project for 2 years.
I absolutely love working with the members of this small but mighty club who in addition to completing community & international projects and many other ventures, also like to have fun!
Our most recent Rotary News, District Governor Ingrid Neitsch visited our wonderful community and was very impressed what we have been able to accomplish as a small club, saying Rotarians in Whitecourt are the heart of their community supporting the amazing Rotary Park for many years in partnership with the Town Council. A recent $100,000. donation is for a park expansion! Committed to service, these vibrant leaders also have loads of FUN evident by their many social activities and involvement in District events. 
Thanks so much Ingrid for your visit! We can't wait to see you again. 
 
 
Rotary Club of Whitecourt's President-Elect, Sarah Letkeman recently volunteered to teach English as part of program called GoCamp in the country of Ukraine.  Sarah spent 3 weeks learning about Ukrainian customs and culture while teaching youth conversational English.  
 
As the Rotary Club of Whitecourt we love these days when we can give back to our community for each of us to enjoy. 

This months donations go to two organizations within our community whom each received a $5000 donation. 
The Seniors Circle received our donation to help them upgrade their office furnishings.
 
As well the Mountain Bike Association received a donation for Gold Sponsorship recognition for the expansion of the bike park. 

The Rotary Club of Whitecourt is pleased to be able to donate to organizations within our community.
Courtney Clark, as former Rotary Youth Exchange Student that lived in Lunashya, Zambia in 2005-06 shared with us the difference her experience made in her life.
During her time there she participated in assembling and distributing 500 wheelchairs that The Rotary Club of Whitecourt partnered with the Rotary Club of Luanshya on.  Courtney move from Ontario to Alberta and is now traveling to different Rotary Clubs sharing her experience and how she is paying it forward.   Also, she was a Keynote speaker at the 6290 District Conference.
After hearing about the Apple Dumpling program at the Rotary International Conference in Atlanta, Thelma Hilland brought this new and exciting program that teaches Grade 3 students the 4 Way Test and how to apply it to their every day lives.  This year Thelma, with the help of fellow Rotarian Lee-Ann Stark, her daughter Lizzy Stark and Maren Skipper a facilitator of the Success Team at Whitecourt Central School visited the 6 grade 3 classes once per month and thought them though books, crafts and discussions the ideals of the 4 Way Test.   
 
Recently members of our club joined members of the community at the free family skate at the Scott Safety Center.  This free skate is proudly sponsored by the Rotary Club of Whitecourt every Sunday from 3:45 to 4:45!
 
Members of our club recently toured the Carlan Services Community Resource Centre. The centre houses non profit organizations such as the Whitecourt Food Bank, Whitecourt Boys and Girls Club, Whitecourt Teen Centre, Whitecourt Early Learning and Childcare Centre and the Whitecourt Gymnastic Club. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about these amazing organizations that are right here in the community of Whitecourt!#WCTRotaryRocks #CommunityInvolvement #WhitecourtFoodBank#WhitecourtBoysandGirlsClub
#WhitecourtTeenCentre #WhitecourtEarlyLearningandChildcare #WhitecourtGymnastics
 
 
 
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