Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Explorer Hotel
4825 - 49 Avenue
Box 20002
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1R0
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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
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!
We had a busy July!
Most recently we worked with the Salvation Army to pack Food Hampers.  This year we've been told that there's been a lot more demand for the hampers than previous years.  Hopefully our help made an impact.
Thanks to Jason Snaggs and his family, Kam Hogan, Jeff Fowler, Robert Crouch and his family, Bradley Elkin-Hall, Austin Marshall and Mike Olsen and his family!

We kicked off the month with a hugely successful Canada Day parade, many thanks to Karen Wilford and all of the other volunteers that made the day a success!
A couple of weeks ago we announced the Winner of the Don Cardinal Art Scholarship, Emily-Ann Andrews!  She will be attending Memorial University to work on her Bachelor of Fine Arts in the fall. Congratulations!

Here are a few of her works, posted with her permission. 

I was selected to participate in an International Rotary Youth Exchange for 2017/2018, and will be moving to the Czech Republic in August of this year. I’ll be living with Rotary host families for a year, attending school and learning to speak Czech! As a participant in the exchange, I am encouraged to develop a service project, embracing the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.

Since I love music and am presently preparing for my Grade 10 piano exam, I have chosen to blend my Rotary service project with my love for music, and have planned the fundraiser “Boxes for Music.” This afternoon concert will be an hour or so of musical entertainment, from myself and several other YK student musicians. Admission is by donation, and all funds raised will be donated to “Shelterbox Canada,” a Rotary supported organization providing emergency shelter and vital supplies to communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. I am very excited to be able to contribute to this organization; they do amazing work.

If you are able to attend, I would be honored. It’s Sunday, May 7th at 3 pm at the Anglican Church.

Bethany Giovanetto 873-8387

Before 1989, Rotary generally prohibited women as members.  Therefore another organisation was established for the wives and daughters of Rotarians, known as Inner Wheel. Despite women now being able to join Rotary, Inner Wheel Clubs continue in many countries.

Inner Wheel is an international organisation closely linked to Rotary that was founded in 1924 by Margarette Golding, a nurse, business woman and the wife of a Manchester Rotarian, to unite wives and daughters of Rotarians.  Prior to 1924, wives of Rotarians in many cities and towns, prompted by a concern for public welfare, had been voluntarily, in the background, giving their time and energies to help in any service being undertaken by their menfolk.  On the 15th November 1923, twenty-seven Rotary wives, led by Mrs. Golding, met in a Cooling Room (because it was free of charge) at Herriot's Turkish Baths, St Mary's Street, Deansgate, Manchester.  They discussed the possibility of forming an independent ladies' group run on Rotary lines.  The objects of the Club, they explained, would be twofold, to foster friendship and to offer much more in the way of service.

The International Inner Wheel objectives are (a) promoting true friendship, (b) encouraging the ideals of personal service, and (c) fostering international understanding.  The International Inner Wheel is one of the largest women's voluntary organisations in the world.  It is active in over 103 countries with 100,000 members in 3895 clubs. 

Any woman who shares the three central aims of International Inner Wheel can join the organisation.  Members achieve these aims through Club events, which combine personal service, fund-raising, fellowship and fun, united by friendship and a common aim to serve the local community.  Members give practical support as well as financial help whenever there is a crisis, whether this occurs locally, nationally or internationally, for natural disasters or for people suffering in war-torn regions.

The club welcomes a new member: from left, sponsor Amrik Kanwal, the new member Prince Atiwogboye, and past president Charles Dent.
This year's group enterntained us with a highly amusing and creative skit to tell us all about their trip and visit.  What was that song again guys, that you woke up every morning to, and that you love so much? :)
From left to right, President Charles Dent, Past President Paula McFadyen, Sponsor Allison Kincaid, new member Shawn McCann

You already know that joining Rotary means you have people to hang out with, almost anywhere in the world. When you travel, you can have a great experience by visiting a Rotary Club in the place you are. You'll enjoy great fellowship, share ideas and you can get make-up credit for the meeting you are missing in Yellowknife. Now, there's an added incentive!

MEAL MAKE-UP CREDIT! If you pay for lunch at the Club you are visiting, bring back a receipt of some kind, and receive a voucher to bring a guest FREE to one of our Yellowknife meetings!

See President Darin to get your "Meal Make-up Voucher"!

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.
March 2018
Peter Vician
Mar 22, 2018
Mozambique Project
Cathy Menard
May 10, 2018
Chief Coroner