Yellowknife

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Explorer Hotel
4825 49th Ave
Yellowknife, NT  X1A2R3
Canada
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Vision and Mission of the Rotary Club of Yellowknife
Our Vision
The Rotary Club of Yellowknife is a service club of community members who work within the local and world community to make a difference.
 
Our Mission
The Rotary Club of Yellowknife adheres to the principle of Service Above Self in our work in the community and provides humanitarian service by building on the strengths of our members.
 
 
 
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Rotary Club of Yellowknife

Our District Governor Tracey Vavrek's journey started with a beautiful 13 hour drive from Grande Prairie through magnificent country to Yellowknife. They were welcomed by wild bison along the way.

Rotarians and the community of Yellowknife welcomed them with open arms and shared their pride in the history of their community. Here are a few photos and memories from their journey!

 





 

Giving our Rotary banner to Elizabeth May, a visiting Rotarian from BC who happens to be the leader of the federal Green party. Thank you for visiting us in Yellowknife and we look forward to your next visit.
Here's some rotarians getting the bikes shiny for the auction.  We'll be holding the bike auction on June 1st at the YK1 district parking lot! See you there.
 
Our club makes the cheque presentation to the YK Mountain Bike Club as the major sponsor of the Mike Haener Memorial Bike Park.
From left to right:
District Governor Ingrid Neitsch who was visiting our club, YK Mountain Bike Club Vice President Thomas Debastiani and President Geoff Foster, and our club Vice President Yanik Daigle and President Norma Jarvis.

Yellowknifers celebrate the completion of the Rotary Park and Rotary Boardwalk on the shores of Great Slave Lake, in the City of Yellowknife, on the traditional lands of Chief Drygeese territory.  A very successful partnership between the Rotary Club of Yellowknife and the City of Yellowknife.

We had a great presentation from Brenda Le on the Adventures in Citizenship program.  Here's a few of her images from her presentation!
A short while ago we did Christmas wreaths again.  It's a major fundraiser for our service projects - none of the money goes to club administration. supplies, travel, lunches, etc.
And great thanks are overdue to the Joint Task Force North members who helped out A LOT:

Master Seaman Tyler Grant, Petty Officer 2nd Class Belinda Groves (also took great pictures - check out our Facebook page for them!!!), Captain Andrea Harrison, Major Jason Blake, Corporal Jessie Drown, Tina Schauerte.

The Rotary Club of Yellowknife would like to thank the Union of Northern Workers for their continued support of the Kids Ahead program, which delivers healthy snacks to elementary school children in Yellowknife.  The Union of Northern Workers has been proud to support Rotary in bringing the Kids Ahead program to local schools for the past 13 years.
 
Since funding has been confirmed for the project, we'll need a chair and volunteers to coordinate the delivery of snacks to the schools.  If you're interested in helping out with this community project, please get in touch with Chris Potyok and he'll be able to get you started.
 

Thanks to Peter Vician for his talk and continued support to the School Project in Mozambique yesterday in partnership with the Gateway club in Edmonton.

I want to remind everyone that in the coming weeks we expect to have presentations forthcoming from Chris Potyok regarding clean water and sanitation systems for children in the Philippines, and from Nazim Awan regarding a clean water pump system in a community in Pakistan.

If anyone has other suggestions for International projects that our club would be interested in being involved in, now is the time to let us know. Speak to any member of the executive and we'll set you up with the process to qualify your project and present it to us.

The Rotary Club of Yellowknife presented Gillian Anderson with an award in recognition of Crowe MacKay's continued support of the club.  Thanks!
Finding potential new members for our club is much easier than you think. As this excerpt from Club Runner Newsletter shows, in our day-to-day activities, we can simply promote the features and benefits of Rotary when the opportunity arises. Adapted from previous issue of Membership Matters.
 
 
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