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.
 
Kids Ahead 2017 2017-09-22 06:00:00Z 0

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.

International Projects - Mozambique and Beyond! 2017-09-22 06:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Yellowknife presented Gillian Anderson with an award in recognition of Crowe MacKay's continued support of the club.  Thanks!
Thanking Crowe MacKay  2017-08-17 06:00:00Z 0
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. 
Busy July! Robert Crouch 2017-07-31 06:00:00Z 0

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

Boxes for Music (and Music for Boxes) 2017-05-04 06:00:00Z 0

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.

Rotary Minute - The Inner Wheel 2017-04-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 16, 2017
The club welcomes a new member: from left, sponsor Amrik Kanwal, the new member Prince Atiwogboye, and past president Charles Dent.
Rotary Club New Member 2017-03-16 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 16, 2017
The club welcomes a new member: from left, sponsor Amrik Kanwal, the new member Prince Atiwogboye, and past president Charles Dent.
Rotary Club New Member Amrik Kanwal 2017-03-16 06:00:00Z 0
Mike Olson is welcomed to the club by past president Kim Poulter.  Kim and Mike used to work together ... it's nice how Rotary reaches into other areas of our lives and draws new people in.
New Member! 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – January 21
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Our Weekly Meeting is at the usual place, Explorer Hotel, Kat C Room
 
  • ROTARY RADIO DAYS - Please be sure to bring any sold ads to Tim at tomorrow's luncheon.  So far 17 ads have been turned in and only 4 need voicing which will make for a very quiet first production day on February 1st.
  • February 14 – POSTPONED: Rotary workshop "Me and Rotary" in Yellowknife on Sat Feb 14th (8:30am-4pm).  This training helps Rotarians gain Rotary knowledge, a perspective about where Rotary has been, where Rotary is now and a vision of what Rotary can be in the future. The workshop is participative, interactive and fun with lots of discussion. All Rotarians benefit, whether new or long term members and it is a great way to learn more about Rotary in a condensed time frame.
     
  • Let Emilie know about your interest in the "Me and Rotary" workshop in Yellowknife.
     
  • February 23-27 – Tiptoe Thru the Caribou, see Emilie if you want to help, need billets for three nights only - Feb 23-26
  • June 6-9 – Rotary International Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil, meet Rotarians from around the world.  Check out details from Rotary International and register:  http://www.riconvention.org/en/2015/Pages/ridefault.aspx
     
  • Oct 1-4 – District 5370 Conference in Dawson Creek – Guest Speakers: Col. Chris  Hafield, Alvin Law, Sally Armstrong
 
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Catherine Coolen to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - January 21 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
  • The Newsletter is in danger of becoming extinct!  If you have club information to share – an event, news, etc. send me an email.  Interact, you’re welcome to share too! 
 
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – January 7
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Our Weekly Meeting is at the usual place, Explorer Hotel, Kat C Room
  • January 15 – Let Emilie know about your attendance at the "Me and Rotary" workshop in Yellowknife.
  • February 14 - Rotary workshop "Me and Rotary" in Yellowknife on Sat Feb 14th (8:30am-4pm).
This training helps Rotarians gain Rotary knowledge, a perspective about where Rotary has been, where Rotary is now and a vision of what Rotary can be in the future. The workshop is participative, interactive and fun with lots of discussion. All Rotarians benefit, whether new or long term members and it is a great way to learn more about Rotary in a condensed time frame.
  • February 23-27 – Tiptoe Thru the Caribou, see Emilie if you want to help, need billets for three nights only - Feb 23-26
  • June 6-9, 2015 – Rotary International Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil, meet Rotarians from around the world.  Check out details from Rotary International and register:  http://www.riconvention.org/en/2015/Pages/ridefault.aspx
     
  • Oct 1-4, 2015 – District 5370 Conference in Dawson Creek – Guest Speakers: Col. Chris  Hafield, Alvin Law, Sally Armstrong
 
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Catherine Coolen to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
 
Weekly Newsletter – January 7 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – December 17
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Our Weekly Meeting is at the usual place, Explorer Hotel, Kat C room
  • December 18 - our annual Rotary Christmas lunch, bring family or loved ones, but let us know the numbers please!  (see Lydia)
  • December 31, 2014 – District Conference Early Bird Deadline
  • February 23-27 – Tiptoe Thru the Caribou, see Emilie if you want to help, need billets for three nights only - Feb 23-26
  • June 6-9, 2015 – Rotary International Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil, meet Rotarians from around the world.  Check out details from Rotary International and register:  http://www.riconvention.org/en/2015/Pages/ridefault.aspx
     
  • Oct 1-4, 2015 – District 5370 Conference in Dawson Creek – Guest Speakers: Col. Chris  Hafield, Alvin Law, Sally Armstrong
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Catherine Coolen to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
  • The Newsletter is in danger of becoming extinct!  If you have club information to share – an event, news, etc. send me an email.  Interact, you’re welcome to share too! 
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter – December 17 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – December 3
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Our Weekly Meeting is at the usual place, Explorer Hotel, Kat C room
 
  • Interact - This year the Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School did the Trick or Eat campaign again. In all they collected 500 food items for the food bank.
  • Now - Kindly advise Lydia how many guests you will bring to our annual Rotary Christmas lunch.
  • December 11, 12 & 13 – Christmas Kettles for the Salvation ArmySee Ryan to sign up.  With the inspiration of Rotary in our hearts we can make Sally Ann proud.
  • December 18 - our annual Rotary Christmas lunch, bring family or loved ones, but let us know the numbers please!  (see Lydia)
  • December 31, 2014 – District Conference Early Bird Deadline
  • February 23-27 – Tiptoe Thru the Caribou, see Emilie if you want to help, need billets for three nights only - Feb 23-26
  • Oct 1-4, 2015 – District 5370 Conference in Dawson Creek – Guest Speakers: Col. Chris  Hafield, Alvin Law, Sally Armstrong
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Catherine Coolen to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
  • The Newsletter is in danger of becoming extinct!  If you have club information to share – an event, news, etc. send me an email.  Interact, you’re welcome to share too! 
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
 
Weekly Newsletter - December 3 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Our newest member Daniel Adam, being inducted by past president Austin Marshal.
New Member ! 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Our Weekly Meeting is at the Top Knight (above the Black Knight Pub)
  • Thanks to all who came out this past Saturday to help move the recovered bikes from the RCMP to the Rotary storage trailer. We had some mild weather and Rotarians with trucks and trailers so the work was done in just over a half hour.  As usual some bikes that have previously seen some of our TLC were spotted along with some new ones too! In total approximately 30 bikes were moved setting us off to a good start for our 2016 Bike Auction. 
     
  • December 31, 2014 – District Conference Early Bird Deadline
  • February 23-27 – Tiptoe Thru the Caribou, see Emilie if you want to help, need billets for three nights only - Feb 23-26
  • June 6-9, 2015 – Rotary International Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil, meet Rotarians from around the world.  Check out details from Rotary International and register:  http://www.riconvention.org/en/2015/Pages/ridefault.aspx
     
  • Oct 1-4, 2015 – District 5370 Conference in Dawson Creek – Guest Speakers: Col. Chris  Hafield, Alvin Law, Sally Armstrong
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
  • The Newsletter is in danger of becoming extinct!  If you have club information to share – an event, news, etc. send me an email.  Interact, you’re welcome to share too! 
 
Weekly Newsletter - November 19 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – November 5
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Weekly Meeting is at the Janvier Room in the Explorer Hotel
  • The object of the Rotary Foundation is to support the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding through humanitarian and educational programs. The District 5370 Rotary Foundation Committee provides information to Rotarians, encourages active participation in and support of Foundation programs and assists in activities related to the RI Foundation.  http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/SitePages/SitePage.aspx?did=5370&pid=84
  • Gary C. K. Huang, our Rotary International President for 2014-15 has chosen a unique theme and urges us all to Light Up Rotary in our clubs and communities. He is asking us to Light Up Rotary by sharing our service, strengthening our clubs and letting our light shine in our communities.
  • The Newsletter is in danger of becoming extinct!  If you have club information to share – an event, news, etc. send me an email.  Interact, you’re welcome to share too! 
 
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
 
Newsletter Nov 5 2014-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – August 27
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Weekly Meeting is at our usual place, the Explorer – Kat C
  • September 6 - 8th Annual First Air-Law Enforcement Torch Run Hercules Aircraft Pull  - A friendly competition between teams of 15 individuals (men, women or mixed) who must pull together in the ultimate challenge of pulling a plane that weighs over 90,000 lbs a distance of 15 feet in the fastest time possible. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams in each category. All members of participating teams will be entered into draws for a variety of prizes including a grand prize Trip for Two to Edmonton, courtesy of First Air. See bottom of this email for all the details
  • October 2-4 - iBelieve in the Power of Rotary, District 5370 Conference, Northlands Expo Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, SUSAN AGLUKARK is one of the guest speakers
  • November 6-17 – Rotary Friendship Exchange with Taiwan.  District 5370 to Taipei District 3480.  Contact Mavis at jacobs.mavis@gmail.com or 780-675-7118
  • Gary C. K. Huang, our Rotary International President for 2014-15 has chosen a unique theme and urges us all to Light Up Rotary in our clubs and communities. He is asking us to Light Up Rotary by sharing our service, strengthening our clubs and letting our light shine in our communities.
 
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
 
*  *  *
Mark your calendars!
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is holding the 8th Annual First Air-Law Enforcement Torch Run Hercules Aircraft Pull on Saturday, September 6, 2014.
 
 
Weekly Newsletter - August 27 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Weekly Meeting is an EVENING MEETING at our usual place, the Explorer – Kat C (see below)
  • June 26th - we will be holding our annual changeover meeting at the Explorer Hotel. Cocktails will start at 6:00pm with the dinner/meeting starting at 6:30pm. This event is open to all members and their families and significant others.
  • A new document is available on the homepage “Liquor License Info for Permit Holders”.  It came from the NWT Liquor Commission and includes Special Occasion Permits.
  • October 2-4 - iBelieve in the Power of Rotary, District 5370 Conference, Northlands Expo Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
  • November 6-17 – Rotary Friendship Exchange with Taiwan.  District 5370 to Taipei District 3480.  Contact Mavis at jacobs.mavis@gmail.com or 780-675-7118
 
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter – June 25 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – June 18
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Weekly Meeting - is at our usual place, the Explorer – Kat C
  • June 26th - we will be holding our annual changeover meeting at the Explorer Hotel. Cocktails will start at 6:00pm with the dinner/meeting starting at 6:30pm. This event is open to all members and their families and significant others.
  • October 2-4 - iBelieve in the Power of Rotary, District 5370 Conference, Northlands Expo Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
  • November 6-17 – Rotary Friendship Exchange with Taiwan.  District 5370 to Taipei District 3480.  Contact Mavis at jacobs.mavis@gmail.com or 780-675-7118
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter – June 18 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – June 4
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Weekly Meeting - is at our usual place, the Explorer – Kat C
  • June 4 (this afternoon) - Rotary Range Lake Trail maintenance party from 6:30pm until 9:00pm. Please meet at Parker Park at the trail head. The work will involve some painting, light willow clearing, minor garbage clean-up and various repairs to boardwalk and stairs.
  • October 2-4 - iBelieve in the Power of Rotary, District 5370 Conference, Northlands Expo Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
  • November 6-17 – Rotary Friendship Exchange with Taiwan.  District 5370 to Taipei District 3480.  Contact Mavis at jacobs.mavis@gmail.com or 780-675-7118
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - June 4 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellowship Awarded 2014-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – May 28
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
Weekly Meeting - is at our usual place, the Explorer – Kat C
  • October 2-4 - iBelieve in the Power of Rotary, District 5370 Conference, Northlands Expo Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
 
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - May 28 2014-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Weekly Meeting - is at our usual place, the Explorer – Kat C
  • June 7 – LOBSTERFEST.  Only 2 weeks left so please do your best to sell those tickets. To turn in sold tickets or get more to sell, contact Shawn McCann.  Any questions please talk to Alison Kincaid.
  • Pat Moore’s mum is Hazel Moore and she had a great visit with her in early May.  Mum is 93 and still living on her own with some assistance. – Pat won our newsletter Mother’s Day contest
  • Thanks everyone for making the 2014 Spring Trade show a success for Rotary! We managed to set up an informative display and provide our first public opportunity for Lobsterfest tickets. This was also a great weekend for Interact who were able to sell over 500 movie pass contributing greatly to their trip this summer!
  • WOW.... The Bike Auction of 2014 is over and as the dust settles on the last few clean up items it looks like we were able to raise approximately $5600.00 in sales with over 50 bikes sold! Way to go team Rotary and our St. Pats Interact partners. This is a great example of the good we can accomplish in our community.
 
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter May 21 2014-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
Weekly Meeting - is at  the Top Knight
 
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
  • WOW.... The Bike Auction of 2014 is over and as the dust settles on the last few clean up items it looks like we were able to raise approximately $5600.00 in sales with over 50 bikes sold! Way to go team Rotary and our St. Pats Interact partners. This is a great example of the good we can accomplish in our community.
  • This Weekend – SPRING TRADE SHOW!  This year we’re looking for set-up folks for Friday evening and volunteers Saturday and Sunday to sit at our Rotary table and sell lobster tickets. Ryan has/is/will be sending out sign-up sheets shortly.   This year we only require folks for our own booth as the First Air Games table has gone to another service club in an effort to ensure this great fund-raising opportunity can benefit other clubs in the North.
  • May 10 – MOTHERS DAY !  Show the moms in your life how appreciated they are.  For anyone who sends me their Mom’s name – I will send out a special edition of this newsletter just to announce their wonderfulness.
  • May 10 – “Me and Rotary” workshop at the District Office in Edmonton - Learn more about Rotary and build on your leadership skills.  Contact Edith Martin orgnav@telusplanet.net, 780-721-8765
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - May 7 2014-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – April 2
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Weekly Meeting - is in our usual place (Kat C) at  the Explorer Hotel
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
The next Club Executive Meetings are April 9 & 23, all members are welcome, Location TBA
  • Last weekend – Big Thanks to those who braved the cold to help move the bikes to our repair facility at the Bellanca Tower. A special thanks to Garth who provided a trailer to move the bikes in.  Keep an eye out for more Bike Auction News!!!
  • This weekend - Bike auction you say?  This weekend there’ll be a bike sort and clean-up party.  See Ryan for more information.
  • April 6 – 2:30-4:30 pm City of Yellowknife Volunteer Recognition BBQ Party at the Multiplex (DND Gym).  No registration, all volunteers in Yellowknife are welcome!
  • April 12 - ‘Rotary Park Boardwalk’ work party – weather permitting!  Meet at the Dettah ice road access next to the Park at 9:00 AM – we’ll be hauling gravel for the pads for the boardwalk. We need people with snowmobiles and sleds to haul the gravel, plus lots of muscle – male, female, old, young and everything in between.  See Chuck for more information.
  • April 26 – “Me and Rotary” workshop at the District Office in Edmonton - Learn more about Rotary and build on your leadership skills.  Contact Edith Martin orgnav@telusplanet.net, 780-721-8765
  • May 2 - Rotary’s International 2013-14 President, Ron Burton and Jetta will visit Red Deer, the home city of Monty Audenart, Aide to President Burton and Trustee of the Rotary Foundation 2013-14.
  • May 10 – “Me and Rotary” workshop at the District Office in Edmonton - Learn more about Rotary and build on your leadership skills.  Contact Edith Martin orgnav@telusplanet.net, 780-721-8765
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
Paula is looking for volunteers for the Membership Committee.  The role of the Membership Committee is to develop and implement an action plan for membership development.
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - April 2 2014-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – March 26
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Weekly Meeting - is in our usual place (Kat C) at  the Explorer Hotel
  • Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
  • March 26, April 9, April 23 – Club Executive Meetings (all members are welcome to attend), all three meetings are at Crowe MacKay LLP
  • Mar 31 -  The first ever Zone 24-32 Avenues of Service - Zone Photo Contest.  This is an opportunity for Rotarians to share photos about the service projects and fellowship events your club has held or will hold this Rotary year.  To enter the contest and upload a photo click HERE 
  • April 6 – 2:30-4:30 pm City of Yellowknife Volunteer Recognition BBQ Party at the Multiplex (DND Gym).  No registration, all volunteers in Yellowknife are welcome!
  • April 26 – “Me and Rotary” workshop at the District Office in Edmonton - Learn more about Rotary and build on your leadership skills.  Contact Edith Martin orgnav@telusplanet.net, 780-721-8765
  • May 2 - Rotary’s International 2013-14 President, Ron Burton and Jetta will visit Red Deer, the home city of Monty Audenart, Aide to President Burton and Trustee of the Rotary Foundation 2013-14.
  • May 10 – “Me and Rotary” workshop at the District Office in Edmonton - Learn more about Rotary and build on your leadership skills.  Contact Edith Martin orgnav@telusplanet.net, 780-721-8765
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
Paula is looking for volunteers for the Membership Committee.  The role of the Membership Committee is to develop and implement an action plan for membership development.
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
 
PS – a free raffle ticket tomorrow to anyone who mentions this “PS” to me
Weekly Newsletter - March 26 2014-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Weekly Newsletter – March 12
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Weekly Meeting - is not in our usual place – it’s in Kat A instead, still at  the Explorer Hotel
Next Executive Meeting - is March 12 at Crowe MacKay LLP (all members are welcome to attend)
  • March 13 – Our lunchtime speakers will be Markus Cluff and Conrad Salvor, speaking about their recent trip to Haiti
  • March 13 - If you have any Rotary Radio ads from 2013 that did not get re-sold this year or any unused forms, bring them to tomorrow's meeting so we have them for next year.
  • Mar 31 -  The first ever Zone 24-32 Avenues of Service - Zone Photo Contest.  This is an opportunity for Rotarians to share photos about the service projects and fellowship events your club has held or will hold this Rotary year.  To enter the contest and upload a photo click HERE 
  • April 26 – “Me and Rotary” workshop at the District Office in Edmonton - Learn more about Rotary and build on your leadership skills.  Contact Edith Martin orgnav@telusplanet.net, 780-721-8765
  • May 2 - Rotary’s International 2013-14 President, Ron Burton and Jetta will visit Red Deer, the home city of Monty Audenart, Aide to President Burton and Trustee of the Rotary Foundation 2013-14.
  • May 10 – “Me and Rotary” workshop at the District Office in Edmonton - Learn more about Rotary and build on your leadership skills.  Contact Edith Martin orgnav@telusplanet.net, 780-721-8765
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
Paula is looking for volunteers for the Membership Committee.  The role of the Membership Committee is to develop and implement an action plan for membership development.
 
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - March 12 2014-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 04, 2014
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? :)
 
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ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – March 5
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
Weekly Meeting - is in our usual place (Kat C) at  the Explorer Hotel
Next Executive Meeting - is March 12 at Crowe MacKay LLP (all members are welcome to attend)
  • Congratulations to another successful Tiptoe Through the Caribou
  • Mar 31 -  The first ever Zone 24-32 Avenues of Service - Zone Photo Contest.  This is an opportunity for Rotarians to share photos about the service projects and fellowship events your club has held or will hold this Rotary year.  To enter the contest and upload a photo click HERE 
  • April 26 – “Me and Rotary” workshop at the District Office in Edmonton - Learn more about Rotary and build on your leadership skills.  Contact Edith Martin orgnav@telusplanet.net, 780-721-8765
  • May 2 - Rotary’s International 2013-14 President, Ron Burton and Jetta will visit Red Deer, the home city of Monty Audenart, Aide to President Burton and Trustee of the Rotary Foundation 2013-14.
  • May 10 – “Me and Rotary” workshop at the District Office in Edmonton - Learn more about Rotary and build on your leadership skills.  Contact Edith Martin orgnav@telusplanet.net, 780-721-8765
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
Paula is looking for volunteers for the Membership Committee.  The role of the Membership Committee is to develop and implement an action plan for membership development.
 
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - March 5 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
The Club Welcomes a New Member 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
From left to right, President Charles Dent, Past President Paula McFadyen, Sponsor Allison Kincaid, new member Shawn McCann
The Club Welcomes a New Member 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – February 25
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
The weekly meeting is in our usual place (Kat C) at  the Explorer Hotel
The next Executive Meeting (all members are welcome to attend) is at:  Feb 26 – Crowe MacKay LLP
 
Rotary Radio Day was a great success!!!!!
  • We reached our goal of 100 ads - this is awesome news for our biggest program fund raiser of the year.
  • A great time was had on air by all ... and the conversation around my office this morning was about all the 'great' new announcers CJCD had hired ;)
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
Paula is looking for volunteers for the Membership Committee.  The role of the Membership Committee is to develop and implement an action plan for membership development.
 
Seniors Bingo is run by Rotary Volunteers on Tuesday Nights at 7-8 PM. Our schedule is the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.  If you would like to participate, please contact Dale Crouch.
  • March 8 - The Jasper Rotary Club is having a Charity Masquerade Ball in Jasper on March 8th,2014.  All the details are at Rotary Club of Jasper
  • Mar 31 -  The first ever Zone 24-32 Avenues of Service - Zone Photo Contest.  This is an opportunity for Rotarians to share photos about the service projects and fellowship events your club has held or will hold this Rotary year.  To enter the contest and upload a photo click HERE 
  • April 26 – “Me and Rotary” workshop at the District Office in Edmonton - Learn more about Rotary and build on your leadership skills.  Contact Edith Martin orgnav@telusplanet.net, 780-721-8765
  • May 2 - Rotary’s International 2013-14 President, Ron Burton and Jetta will visit Red Deer, the home city of Monty Audenart, Aide to RI President 2013-14 and Trustee of the Rotary Foundation 2013-14.
  • May 10 – “Me and Rotary” workshop at the District Office in Edmonton - Learn more about Rotary and build on your leadership skills.  Contact Edith Martin orgnav@telusplanet.net, 780-721-8765
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - February 25 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Weekly Newsletter – January 22
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
This week’s meeting is in our usual place (Kat C) at  the Explorer Hotel
The next Executive Meeting (all members are welcome to attend) is at:  Jan 29 – Crowe MacKay LLP
 
Rotary Radio Days
  • This is just a reminder that our first production day is only two weeks away, February 2nd, and it would be great to have a large number of ads to write and produce, as we only have three Sunday's to do production.
  • For those Rotarians who are selling please be sure to take a few moments to contact as many of your clients as possible over the next few weeks.
  • Feb 2 - writing and producing ads at CJCD for Rotary Radio Day
  • Feb 9 - writing and producing ads at CJCD for Rotary Radio Day
  • Feb 16 - writing and producing ads at CJCD for Rotary Radio Day
  • Feb 25 - Rotary Radio Day.  Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to call me.  444-0085, or e-mail:   tim@wescleannwt.com
 
Other Things
  • Feb 7, 6-9 pm - The Rotary Club of Edmonton Southeast’s Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration Fundraiser, at the Emperor's Palace, Edmonton. Tickets: $ 60 each.  Victoria Ewert at marivic2@shaw.ca
  • Feb 13, 5:30-8:30 – Valentine’s Day Feast, hosted by The Rotary True North Club – at the Top Knight Pub, prizes and raffles, $30 a ticket, 60’s theme!  Hilary Jones 765-0445 gm@minetraining.ca
  • Feb 20 - The Rotary Club of Spruce Grove would like to invite curlers in districts 5360 and 5370 to the 53rd annual curling bonspiel to be held from February 20 to 23, 2014 in Spruce Grove, Alberta.  Interested teams may visit this site to learn more about the event and to register a team.  If you have any questions please contact Angus McKenzie at angusmc@shaw.ca.
  • Feb 23 – The World’s Greatest Meal to Help End Polio – Edmonton Westmount Mall Food Court at 1 pm.  A project of the Rotary E-Club Canada One
  • March 8 - The Jasper Rotary Club is having a Charity Masquerade Ball in Jasper on March 8th,2014.  Purchase tickets by December 24th and get a chance to win a great prize: a two-night stay at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. All the details are at Rotary Club of Jasper
  • Mar 31 - 2014 is starting across Rotary Zones 24-32 with a little fun - the first ever Zone 24-32 Avenues of Service - Zone Photo Contest.  This is an opportunity for Rotarians to share photos about the service projects and fellowship events your club has held or will hold this Rotary year.  To enter the contest and upload a photo click HERE 
  • April 26 – “Me and Rotary” workshop at the District Office in Edmonton - Learn more about Rotary and build on your leadership skills.  Contact Edith Martin orgnav@telusplanet.net, 780-721-8765
  • May 10 – “Me and Rotary” workshop at the District Office in Edmonton - Learn more about Rotary and build on your leadership skills.  Contact Edith Martin orgnav@telusplanet.net, 780-721-8765
  • The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
  • Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - January 22 2014-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – December 17
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
  • This week’s luncheon is our Christmas Party - December 19 – Noon – Explorer Hotel (Kat B&C)
  • December 26 – Boxing Day – Meeting cancelled
  • Now - Philippines - Members have been enquiring about helping out with donations to the devastated areas of the Philippines.
    • Our club and the District respectfully suggest that any donation be directed to ShelterBox Canada or The Canadian Red Cross. Both are reputable charities with reach to the Philippines and the Canadian Government is matching these donations in a flow through basis. You will receive a tax deductible receipt from either organization.
    • Unfortunately The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is not setting up a Disaster Fund for this effort, so we are on our own as far as donations are concerned.
    • Our District will be sending $10,000 to the afflicted Rotary District in the Philippines later in December. This will help local Rotarians in the Philippines with rebuilding grants and will allow them to leverage our money through TRF when applying for grants.
    • ShelterBox Canada  http://www.shelterboxcanada.org
    • Canadian Red Cross  http://www.redcross.ca
  • Feb 20 - The Rotary Club of Spruce Grove would like to invite curlers in districts 5360 and 5370 to the 53rd annual curling bonspiel to be held from February 20 to 23, 2014 in Spruce Grove, Alberta.  Interested teams may visit this site to learn more about the event and to register a team.  If you have any questions please contact Angus McKenzie at angusmc@shaw.ca.
  • March 8 - The Jasper Rotary Club is having a Charity Masquerade Ball in Jasper on March 8th,2014.  Purchase tickets by December 24th and get a chance to win a great prize: a two-night stay at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. All the details are at Rotary Club of Jasper
  • The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
  • Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - December 17 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – December 3
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
  • The next meeting is in the Explorer Hotel, Janvier Room (turn left inside the MAIN hotel entrance)
  • Now - Philippines - Rotary partner ShelterBox has committed aid for thousands of families in the form of emergency shelter and other relief assistance. They were already in the Philippines because of the earthquake in September.  You can visit their website and sponsor a ShelterBox to help a family in need www.shelterboxcanada.org  If you have any questions about how you can help, please write to relief@rotary.org
  • Dec 12 – Our AGM will take place. That meeting is when we elect the Executive for the next Rotary year, which begins July 1, 2014.  Members interested in joining the Board should talk to Emilie or Charles ASAP (the nominating committee).
  • Dec 15 - We’ve had some anonymous donors to Polio Plus come forward!!!  Until Dec. 15, 2013 we can turn every dollar donated to Polio Plus into two matching streams; your donation and the anonymous matching donation, each being matched 1 to 6. (ie – your donation of $100 becomes $1,300).  After Dec. 15 it goes back to matching your dollars 1-6.  Any member can make a donation on the RI website  www.rotary.org
  • Here are the next four luncheon meeting locations
    • December 6 – Noon – Explorer Hotel (Janvier) – TBA
    • December 12 – Noon – Explorer Hotel (Janvier) – Annual General Meeting
    • December 19 – Noon – Explorer Hotel (Kat B&C) – Christmas Party
    • December 26 – Boxing Day – Meeting cancelled
  • Feb 20 - The Rotary Club of Spruce Grove would like to invite curlers in districts 5360 and 5370 to the 53rd annual curling bonspiel to be held from February 20 to 23, 2014 in Spruce Grove, Alberta.  Interested teams may visit this site to learn more about the event and to register a team.  If you have any questions please contact Angus McKenzie at angusmc@shaw.ca.
  • The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
  • Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - December 3 2013-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Ted McLeod is inducted 2013-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – November 28
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
  • Breaking News – Pat Moore needs a replacement for Kettles tonight, she’s sick in bed with the flu.  Please respond to her email if you can help.
  • Now - Philippines - Rotary partner ShelterBox has committed aid for thousands of families in the form of emergency shelter and other relief assistance. They were already in the Philippines because of the earthquake in September.  You can visit their website and sponsor a ShelterBox to help a family in need www.shelterboxcanada.org  If you have any questions about how you can help, please write to relief@rotary.org
  • Dec 12 – Our AGM will take place. That meeting is when we elect the Executive for the next Rotary year, which begins July 1, 2014.  Members interested in joining the Board should talk to Emilie or Charles ASAP (the nominating committee).
  • Dec 15 - We’ve had some anonymous donors to Polio Plus come forward!!!  Until Dec. 15, 2013 we can turn every dollar donated to Polio Plus into two matching streams; your donation and the anonymous matching donation, each being matched 1 to 6. (ie – your donation of $100 becomes $1,300).  After Dec. 15 it goes back to matching your dollars 1-6.  Any member can make a donation on the RI website  www.rotary.org
  • Here are the next four luncheon meeting locations
    • December 6 – Noon – Explorer Hotel (Janvier) – TBA
    • December 12 – Noon – Explorer Hotel (Janvier) – Annual General Meeting
    • December 19 – Noon – Explorer Hotel (Kat B&C) – Christmas Party
    • December 26 – Boxing Day – Meeting cancelled
  • Feb 20 - The Rotary Club of Spruce Grove would like to invite curlers in districts 5360 and 5370 to the 53rd annual curling bonspiel to be held from February 20 to 23, 2014 in Spruce Grove, Alberta.  Interested teams may visit this site to learn more about the event and to register a team.  If you have any questions please contact Angus McKenzie at angusmc@shaw.ca.
  • The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
  • Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - November 28 2013-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
STOP THE PRESSES:  We’ve had some anonymous donors to Polio Plus come forward!!!  See below for details.
 
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – November 13
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
  • Our meeting this week is at the Top Knight
  • Nov 21 – Our Club planning wrap-up meeting in the evening. Hope to see lots of members out - this is where we are going to finalise our strategic planning and make decisions on future projects, including what Rotary club of YK will do to mark Canada's 150th birthday in 2017.
  • Dec 12 – Our AGM will take place. That meeting is when we elect the Executive for the next Rotary year, which begins July 1, 2014.  Members interested in joining the Board should talk to Emilie or Charles ASAP (the nominating committee).
  • October 24 was Polio Day.  Any member can make a donation on the RI website  www.rotary.org
  • We’ve had some anonymous donors to Polio Plus come forward!!!  Until Dec. 15, 2013 we can turn every dollar donated to Polio Plus into two matching streams; your donation and the anonymous matching donation, each being matched 1 to 6. (ie – your donation of $100 becomes $1,300).  After Dec. 15 it goes back to matching your dollars 1-6.
  • Nov 4 to 18 - On-line auction for the Rotary Club of Hay River Sunrise and the Hay River Hospital Foundation.  Because the auction is on-line bidders can be anywhere, so check it out. At www.HRHFauction.com.  For more information contact Peter Groenen in Hay River pgroenen@northwestel.net  (sponsorship info attached)
  • The Executive meetings are moved to every second Wednesday.  The next two are at noon on Nov 20 and Dec 4.  All members are welcome to attend.
  • The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
  • Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - November 13 2013-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE – boo!
Weekly Newsletter – October 31
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
  • Our meeting this week is at the Explorer Hotel, Kat B.
  • October 24 was Polio Day - any member can make a donation on the RI website  www.rotary.org
  • October 31 - Trick or Eat  - We will meet at the Salvation Army Church located at 4925 45 Street at 6:00pm this Thursday Evening, October 31st.  Contact Ryan, Susan Huvenaars or Ruth Gillingham.
  • Nov 4 to 18 - On-line auction for the Rotary Club of Hay River Sunrise and the Hay River Hospital Foundation.  Because the auction is on-line bidders can be anywhere, so check it out. At www.HRHFauction.com.  For more information contact Peter Groenen in Hay River pgroenen@northwestel.net  (sponsorship info attached)
  • Nov 8 - The Rotary International Convention is being held June 1 – 4, 2014 in Sydney Australia.  There is a 10% discount with Qantas.  From Edmonton via Air Canada or Westjet to LA and then Qantas to Sydney.  Total cost from Edmonton around $1800/person.  judy@harcourt.ca by November 8th to book a room at the District 5370 hotel.
  • Soon - Dictionaries
  • The Executive meetings are moved to every second Wednesday.  The next two are at noon on Oct 23 at MacKay LLP, and Nov 6 at NWTel.  All members are welcome to attend.
  • The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
  • Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - October 31 2013-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE
Weekly Newsletter – October 23
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
  • Our meeting this week is at the Top Knight.
  • October 24 - Trick or Eat door knockers are being passed out tomorrow (Thursday) from 6-8pm with the actual food collection happening Halloween night.  Check the emails Ryan’s been sending out, or talk to him directly.
  • Nov 4 to 18 - On-line auction for the Rotary Club of Hay River Sunrise and the Hay River Hospital Foundation.  Because the auction is on-line bidders can be anywhere, so check it out. At www.HRHFauction.com.  For more information contact Peter Groenen in Hay River pgroenen@northwestel.net  (sponsorship info attached)
  • Soon - Dictionaries
  • The Executive meetings are moved to every second Wednesday.  The next two are at noon on Oct 23 at MacKay LLP, and Nov 6 at NWTel.  All members are welcome to attend.
  • The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
  • Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - October 23 2013-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
 
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE 
Weekly Newsletter – October 16
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
  • Our meeting this week is at the Explorer, in the Janvier Room (use the main lobby entrance and turn left).
  • Nov 4 – 18 - On-line auction for the Rotary Club of Hay River Sunrise and the Hay River Hospital Foundation.  Because the auction is on-line bidders can be anywhere, so check it out. At www.HRHFauction.com.  For more information contact Peter Groenen in Hay River pgroenen@northwestel.net  (sponsorship info attached)
  • Soon - Dictionaries
  • The Executive meetings are moved to every second Wednesday.  The next two are at noon on Oct 23 at MacKay LLP, and Nov 6 at NWTel.  All members are welcome to attend.
  • The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
  • Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let Wayne know.
Weekly Newsletter - October 16 2013-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE 
Weekly Newsletter – October 9
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
  • Our meeting this week is at the Top Knight.
  • October 10 - Bring clean socks to Rotary lunch this week, for the Foot Washing Program at Salvation Army (guest speakers).  Polyester or woolen socks, suitable for winter, not cotton.  Shorter socks for the women.  You can find these kind of socks at Marks Work Warehouse cheap!
  • Nov 4 – 18 - On-line auction for the Rotary Club of Hay River Sunrise and the Hay River Hospital Foundation.  Because the auction is on-line bidders can be anywhere, so check it out. At www.HRHFauction.com.  For more information contact Peter Groenen in Hay River pgroenen@northwestel.net
  • ROTARY ROSES – congratulations !!!!!!!!
  • Soon - Dictionaries
  • The Executive meetings are moved to every second Wednesday.  The next three are at noon on Oct 9 TBA, Oct 23 at MacKay LLP, and Nov 6 at NWTel.  All members are welcome to attend.
  • The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
  • Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - October 9 2013-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF YELLOWKNIFE 
Weekly Newsletter – September 19
 
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
  • Our meeting this week is at the regular place, the Explorer Hotel – in “Kat” Room C
  • October 4 - Delivery date for Rotary Roses!   For tickets to sell, see your designated team captain or call Tim at 444-0085.  Please bring completed books to today's lunch meeting.  Based on what has been turned in so far we still have a long way to go and only 12 more days to sell.  All tickets must be turned in to Tim by 5pm on the 30th.  This will allow us time to sort the tickets for delivery on October 4th.  To order roses, call 920-ROSE (7673) or email roses@yellowkniferotary.ca
  • Anytime – Read What Rotarians Did to Help Put an End to Polio  - a great Globe and Mail article:  “About a quarter-century ago, Rotary International, a service club that now has 1.2 million members worldwide, decided that instead of only hosting lunches or building tennis courts, it wanted to take on a more serious, global challenge …”  (thanks for the article Garth!)
  • Soon - Dictionaries
  • The Executive meetings are moved to every second Wednesday.  The next four are at noon on Sept 25 at MacKay LLP, Oct 9 TBA, Oct 23 at MacKay LLP, and Nov 6 at NWTel.  All members are welcome to attend.
  • The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
  • Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
Weekly Newsletter - September 19 2013-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Greeting All Members!  Here’s what we have going on:
 
The September 12 meeting is at the Top Knight
 
September 7 - ROSE Sales this weekend:  Please sign up for the booths at Walmart, the liquor store and (hopefully) the Coop this weekend.  We have space at these locations this weekend and next weekend.   You can sign up be clicking here
 
September 14 (10:30 am) – HERC PULL for the Special Olympics.  See Ryan rwickenheiser@nwtel.ca  Event is at the RCMP/DND Hangar out near the airport
 
October 4 - Delivery date for Rotary Roses!   
For tickets to sell, see your designated team captain or call Tim at 444-0085.  We’d like to have all tickets sold by September 19th.  Please turn all completed books to your team captain as soon as possible.  People can call 920-ROSE (7673) or email roses@yellowkniferotary.ca for further information.
 
October 4 & 5 - our Rotary District Conference in Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre.  $300.00 now OR $375.00 after Feb. 28/13   www.conference5370-2013.ca  
 
Soon - Dictionaries
 
The Executive meetings are moved to every second Wednesday.  The next four are Sept 11, Sept 25, Oct 9 and Oct 23. at noon – talk to an Executive member about locations for the next few meetings.  All members are welcome to attend.
 
The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School meets (most) Wednesdays at noon. All Rotarians are welcome! Call Susan Huvenaars to confirm time and location 873-4888.
 
Chris Williams needs suggestions for Speakers – either a member of the community, a guest from out of town, or even yourself (for a classification talk or a topic of interest to Rotary)
 
 
If you have news or updates on a Rotary event, let me know.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Wayne Overbo
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Rotarians take over the airwaves at CJCD Mix 100 on Tues 26 Feb

Support our local and international service work -- buy an ad!

Ads are just $200 for 4 invoiced, or 5 paid in advance. Contact any member of the Rotary Club of Yellowknife.

Rotary Radio Day - Feb 26 Paul Falvo 2013-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Feb 02, 2013
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Sign up now for our next fellowship potluck - Sat 16 Feb.

You can be a Host or a Guest. Hosts supply the venue and beverages. Guests bring the food.

Open to all Rotarians and Rotaractors. RSVP to Kam Hogan

Fellowship Potluck - Feb 16 Paul Falvo 2013-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on May 25, 2012
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THANKS everyone who came out and supported our annual bike auction! Thanks to YK1 for donating the site (free) again this year ... thanks to Leslie Bromley at Gourmet Cup for getting up early to bring us deep discounted and delicious coffee ... thanks Rotaract Yellowknife for running the concession ... and especially thanks to our Rotary Club volunteers who make it happen! $5035 came in on sales. These funds (less advertising, bike repair and other expenses) go towards Rotary Club's local and international projects. Rotary Club of Yellowknife is part of a global network of Rotary Clubs doing local and international community service work.

Rotary Club of Yellowknife meets every Thursday, noon, at the Explorer Hotel. For more information about joining, just ask any member.
Annual Bike Auction Paul Falvo 2012-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Stassen on Apr 25, 2012
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 "Dinners for Eight" are back! Sign up to be a GUEST or HOST a fellowship potluck!

Open to Rotary Club of Yellowknife, True North club, Rotaract ... and their guests!

Next dinner: Saturday 5 May!
Dinners for Eight! Joanne Stassen 2012-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Jan 04, 2012
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Question: What's missing from this photo?

Answer: Rotarians!

You can change that!

February 2012, Tuesdays, 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 6:55 PM.

Time for some fun with our elders at Aven Manor, come help them play Bingo! Your time will be much appreciated. Don't miss your chance to participate.(we do this every second month).

Dale Sobol

BINGO is back -- for February! Paul Falvo 2012-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Dec 03, 2011
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In November, President of the Union of Northern Workers presented our Rotary Club (President Darin Benoit) with a cheque for $15,000 for the Kids Ahead Snack Program.

Kids can't learn on an empty belly. Healthy Snacks sends nutritous food to Mildred Hall and Weledeh Elementary Schools. Without the UNW this program would likely not exist.

Photo credit: Kim Poulter

UNW Supports Healthy Snacks! Paul Falvo 2011-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Dec 03, 2011
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Warm welcome to a cold city ... to Iga, our Rotary Exchange Student, from Poland!

Rotary Exchange Students often go on to become famous people. But, you can meet her right now, at a lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Yellowknife. Iga is enjoying life with her host family, and experiencing the coldest weather of her life!

In this photo, Past President Craig unveils the flag of Poland, at a lunch meeting.

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Posted by Paul Falvo on Dec 03, 2011
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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"!

MEAL make-up credit! Paul Falvo 2011-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Sep 21, 2011
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Yellowknife Rotary partners with First Air on many community projects and fund raising. Our hearts are with First Air, as well as with Arctic Sunwest and the Northern aviation community, at this difficult time.
Rotary Remembers Paul Falvo 2011-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Adamchick on Sep 21, 2011
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Contact Ruth Adamchick if you can spend a short time each week or so, reading to one or two grade one students at Weledeh School. This volunteer activity is also open to non-Rotarians (and can be a great hook to get someone in to our Club!).
Rotary Readers Needed! Ruth Adamchick 2011-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dale Sobool on Sep 21, 2011
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Yellowknife Rotary hosts Seniors' Bingo at Avens Manor every other month. We are back at it in October and December. Come volunteer on a Tuesday night, 7-8pm. It's fun and the seniors really appreciate it. Talk to Dale Sobol or just show up.
Seniors' BINGO is back! Dale Sobool 2011-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allison Kincaid on Sep 14, 2011
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New member Allison Kincaid dazzled us on September 15 with a classification talk ... Genesis Group has several departments specializing in education, training and human resource development, including a state of the art conference facility.
Education and Training Allison Kincaid 2011-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annemieke Mulders on Sep 09, 2011
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 Our Yellowknife Rotary Herc Pull team raised $2,675. The whole event raised $19,000 for NWT Special Olympics. Well done, Team!
Herc Pull Heros Annemieke Mulders 2011-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bradley Thomas Elkin Hall on Aug 26, 2011
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Craig built it ... Brad launched it ... the "Blue Barry Talbot" floated our Rotary emblem before assembled crowds in the Snow King's annual mini pond regatta in August. Onwards to 2012 ... when we challenge the True North club for dominance of the high seas!
Snow King's Regatta! Bradley Thomas Elkin Hall 2011-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Yellowknife Rotary is on Facebook Paul Falvo 2011-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Darin Benoit on Jul 13, 2011
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Our JULY 21 meeting will be an evening meeting and the District Governor of 5370 Harry Buddle will be speaking at the meeting. The Rotary Club of Yellowknife True North will be joining us to welcome Harry to Yellowknife. Harry Buddle is a very aspiring and entertaining speaker so please come out to welcome Harry with the True North Club and enjoy the fellowship. Families are welcomed. Location: Explorer Hotel Time: 6:00 PM Drinks 6:30 to 7:00 Dinner
July 21 - evening meeting with DG Harry Buddle Darin Benoit 2011-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Jul 12, 2011
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Sponsored by Chuck Tolley, Sandy Osborne on June 9 became Rotary's newest member. Sandy this year started her own consulting company in March – Sandy Osborne Consulting – with a focus on facilitation, teams, communications, leadership and strategic planning. Sandy has lived in the NWT close to 30 years and has had great opportunities to travel the North – by plane, boat, dog team, bike and foot. Sandy looks forward to making a meaningful and, hopefully, innovative contribution to the community, and beyond, through Rotary.
New Member - Sandy Osborne Paul Falvo 2011-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Morse on Jul 10, 2011
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Speakers at the Thurs lunch Mtg on 28th July 2011 will be Michael Morse & Norma Jarvis Part One - a short ppt visual presentation by MM of this year's Canada Day Parade. There were many compliments from the public after the Parade, that it was the "best yet", which of course reflects well on the general public image of Rotary in the community; one Quebecoise lady claimed that the Parade in YK is consistently better than the one put on in Montreal! Part Two - a ppt visual presentation by NJ with MM of progress to date on the CNIB Garden for the Visually Impaired, a project that Rotary has been involved with to date. For further background for the CNIB Garden, Norma can be reached by e-mail or 873-2647
Ongoing Rotary Club of Yellowknife Projects - July 28 speakers Michael Morse 2011-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Jul 06, 2011
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 Joanne Stassen wasted no time getting her feet wet with the Club. Our newest Rotarian was also our guest speaker, on July 7, the day she formally joined our club. Joanne talked about her volunteer work in Uganda. Past president Craig Hockridge welcomed Joanne, reminding her that as the newest member of the Rotary family, she will always have a place to eat and people to meet when she travels. Sponsored by Charles Dent, Joanne lived and worked in Iqaluit before moving to Yellowknife. Her classification is "Broadcasting."
A Mug and a Pin on the Same Day! Paul Falvo 2011-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Apr 29, 2011
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Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2011 Bike Auction! $8675 gross sales.  Click Here for photos

Started by Mike Haener, Rotary's annual bike auction is a Yellowknife tradition that gives new life to old bikes recovered by the RCMP, and promotes fitness and fellowship. It is also a major fund raiser, supporting Rotary's work locally and around the globe.

2011 Bike Auction Success Paul Falvo 2011-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Mar 16, 2011
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Rotary International's newwest member is Yellowknife's Kam Hogan (pictured here, at left, in this undated family photo). Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Kam is a self-described "BC-hippie at heart."  Kam moved to Yellowknife from Vancouver in June 2010 with her two dogs, Daisy and Killer.  Kam, who enjoys the outdoors, sports and fitness says, "I love it here in Yellowknife, find the sense of community uplifting and energizing, enjoy bossing Paul around at Folk on the Rocks, and am proud to be a Rotarian." Kam works for GNWT Corporate Human Resources Department as Recruitment Support Specialist.
Kam Hogan our newest Rotarian! Paul Falvo 2011-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wayne Overbo on Mar 15, 2011
Loaded some photos (see the photo gallery section lower down on this page) ......... get ready for this year's LOBSTERFEST !!!!!!! 
Lobsterfest Photos Wayne Overbo 2011-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Pretty on Jan 29, 2011
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Rotary Radio Days -- 22 Feb. Once again, Yellowknife Rotarians will be taking over the airwaves for a day. Remmber to sell sell sell your ads for this important fund raiser. Also a great opportunity to promote your business, or encourage other local businesses to promote awareness in the community of  their services -- a low budget ad campaign!

Sign up here! Sign up online for Rotary Radio Days!

Info? Stephen Pretty or Paula MacFadyen

Rrrotary Rrradio Days! Stephen Pretty 2011-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Tolley on Jan 27, 2011
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Rotarian Kirby Marshall with Dettah school kids -- thrilled to receive Rotary dictionaries. Elementary school students across Yellowknife are getting Rotary dictionaries -- in English and French -- during Literacy Month. Thanks to Rotary, Rotarians Kirby Marshall and Chuck Tolley, and Muriel Tolley!
Rotary Dictionaries! Chuck Tolley 2011-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Jan 12, 2011
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On January 13, Rotary International welcomed its newest member. YCS Superintendent Claudia Parker -- sponsored by Kim Poulter -- joins us in the classification of Education. Claudia has lived in the North since 1981. This year she celebrated 25 years working with Yellowknife Catholic Schools. It's her second year in the role of Superintendent. Claudia has three lovely children born and raised in Yellowknife. They have all returned from their post-secondary education to work in Yellowknife.

If you'd like to join Rotary, talk to any member of our club!

Rotary Welcomes Claudia Parker Paul Falvo 2011-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Jan 06, 2011
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Paul Falvo presents a slide show of his 2010 trip by bus and train through Northern Mexico -- including Rotary projects in Hermosillo and Obregon. NOT a Rotary production but featuring the good work of Rotary. 7pm, Lower Boardroom, City Hall. All welcome.
Salsa, Guns and Wheelchairs - Feb 3 Paul Falvo 2011-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kim Poulter on Dec 22, 2010
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Our loyal Banquet Manager, Veronique, is leaving us for warmer climes. On 23 December, the Club presented her with a pre-paid Visa gift card to help with her upcoming travels ... and Rene Fumoleau's latest book, to make sure she doesn't forget us.
Merci et Bon Voyage Veronique! Kim Poulter 2010-12-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kim Poulter on Dec 15, 2010
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 Yellowknife Rotarians kicked into holiday gear with the St. Pat's choir ... and a visit from the jolly man himself. (In previous years we've bribed someone to dress up as Santa -- this year we went with the real one!). Have a safe and happy holiday season. We are meeting for lunch as usual on 30 December. No speaker -- just fellowship.
Happy Holidays! Kim Poulter 2010-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Tolley on Dec 06, 2010
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 Rotarians harnessed up on Tuesday to mush the Rotary wheel down Frankling Avenue in support of the NWT SPCA's fund raising campaign through the Aviva Community Fund. Thanks to community mobilisation and dedicated volunteers, NWT SPCA is now in the final roundof judging. Results in January.
Pulling for NWT SPCA Chuck Tolley 2010-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Dec 01, 2010
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A Christmas tradition since 1892 ... Bella Dance Academy brings The Nutcracker to the NACC stage 9-11 December. Once again, Yellowknife Rotarians were treated to a sneak preview.
Nutcracker onstage 9-11 Dec Paul Falvo 2010-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Nov 26, 2010
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Five Rotarians, three spouses and two children gathered on November 27 for our third Fellowship Dinner. Also called "Dinner for Eight" these dinners are an easy "instant potluck." Conatact Paul Falvo if you'd like to host one! It's easy: You just open our home, and provide beverages for a TOTAL of eight Rotarians and their guests (including you). Guests bring all the food.

Photo: Rotarian Priyanke de Silva gestures in a rare moment of oratory
Fellowship Dinners in 2011! Paul Falvo 2010-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ruth Adamchick on Nov 24, 2010
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 Installation of new members and recognition of Todd Parsons honorary membership.
New members! Ruth Adamchick 2010-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Nov 20, 2010
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Health Tip #10:

Connect!
People who live the longest and healthiest have deep social connections. Giving love and feeling loved is therapeutic. Take time and effort to strengthen the love relationships in your life. Make new relationships. Heal troubled relationships with family members. Remember, in healing others, you heal yourself. Serve! Enjoy the helper's high. The best way to relieve your stress is to help others relieve theirs.

Dr. Sears Top Ten Health Tips
Join Rotary and Live Longer! Paul Falvo 2010-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 23, 2010
See Club Downloads for a blank Agenda you can download and use at any of our meetings.
Rotary Agenda for Printing 2010-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 23, 2010
See Club Downloads for a blank Agenda you can download and use at any of our meetings.
Rotary Agenda for Printing 2010-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wayne Overbo
Saturday April 21 saw another work party out in the glorious sunshine and snow at Rotary Park.  We used snowmobiles to transfer gravel (thanks City of Yellowknife!) from the street out into the marsh, laying it down where it will act as foundation for another 160 feet of boardwalk into this beautiful little mystery glade right in the middle of our fair city.  Stay tuned for more information on further work parties this spring.

For more pictures, click on the Rotary Park link in the left side of this homepage.Image
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Mark your calendars now! Lobsterfest returns -- June 9. Great food, Maritime music, great company. $65 gets you a lobster with all the trimmings. Cash bar.
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Rotary takes the Trade Show -- thanks to First Air, Rotary volunteers will be raising money for our local and international community projects. Members of the Rotary Club of Yellowknife are encouraged to sign up to volunteer for 4 hours over the weekend. Contact Ali Kincaid today and exercise your right to volunteer!
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It's the last Friday of the month -- join Lydia and other Rotarians at Trader's Grill (Explorer Hotel) at 5 on 27 April for fellowship! Open to all Rotarians, friends, guests ... and anyone who wants to learn more about Rotary!
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Your friend came to a Rotary meeting. Your friend liked it. Your friend wants to join. Now what? Invite him or her for a fireside chat with Past President Darin Benoit! Darin holds fireside chats with propective new members. A "fireside" may or may not involve incendiary devices -- but it always includes an informal chat and Q & A about what Rotary is and isn't. Just ask Darin!
Fireside Chat with Darin Paul Falvo 0
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Rotarian Greg Boucher is coordinating our annual "Tiptoe Through the Caribou" ... when our Club hosts Rotary International exchange students from around the world!

 Eighteen international exchange students will descend on Yellownife in February. Rotarians are needed to host students on Monday 20 Feb and Thursday 23 Feb. Contact Greg!

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Wondering what to do with that business card you got in the Rotary Club of Yellowknife's business card draw? Phone, email or talk to the person named on the card you got ... invite him or her to join you for coffee, lunch, whatever! You don't have to report back to the Club. Just get together and enjoy some fellowship with a fellow Rotarian.

 (photo - Wikimedia Commons)

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ROTARY RADIO DAY is back! On Tuesday 28 Feb, Yellowknife Rotarians take to the airwaves. We will be bringing the news and spinning the tunes all day on CJCD Mix 100.

Mix 100 donates ad revenue from the day to the Rotary Club of Yellowknife for our community work.

BUY AN AD -- Radio ads -- produced and voiced by Rotarians -- are just $200 for 5 spots (paid in advance) or 4 spots if you prefer to be invoiced. Contact any member of the Rotary Club of Yellowknife.

Rotarians -- sign up online to volunteer for production days, 5, 12, 19 Feb. Please try to get your ads sold by Feb 2!
http://www.clubrunner.ca/CPrg/DxEvents/clubupdatevolunteer.aspx?cid=490&iid=186201&class=8

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 As a fund raiser for the End Polio Now challenge, the Rotary Club of Atlanta commissioned internationally known portrait artist Rossin to create a portrait of Paul Harris. The beautiful original, which depicts Harris at the age he founded Rotary, was purchased at auction by the Rotary Club of Atlanta for $170,523.00. You can own a signed print, delivered, for just $150. Proceeds to End Polio Now. Portrait for Polio
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Lots of roses sold, lots of roses delivered, lots of money raised for Club projects! Thanks to all Rotarians and Friends who volunteered ... and to all who bought roses!
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The ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for download!  This is your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go! Free to download and use, this app will let you do what you need to run your club effectively while you're on the go.  Member Directory, Articles, Club Locator ....
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A young Yellowknifer recently made a gift of what eventually turned into 4 brand new wheelchairs to disabled people in Haiti at her own birthday party. 

Photo: Juniper, Rotarians Barry Talbot and Paul Falvo receiving the piggy bank.  Sitting in the background is Jackie Hobal, Rotary District Governor for Alberta and the NWT.

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December is a busy time ... the seniors at Avens Manor will be delighted to see you at BINGO! Rotary volunteers help the players, call numbers, distribute prizes, etc. No Bingo on the 21st. NEXT BINGO is 7-8pm on Dec 28. 
Make Avens Manor Seniors part of your holiday plans! Dale Sobool 0
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Todd Parsons of the UNW presented the club with a cheque for their share of the funds we use to provide the Healthy Snack Program at Mildred Hall and Weledeh Catholic schools.
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Tony talked about his 30 years in the YK Rotary club, and was presented with a plaque marking the occasion of his 30th anniversary.
30 Years in Rotary Yellowknife Wayne Overbo 0
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Would you like to spend one-half hour giving the gift of literacy to appreciative grade-school children? Volunteer your time on the Dictionary Project, and hand out dictionaries to Yellowknife students. Contact Sandra Malcolm!
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				Interactors presenting their projects and upcoming volunteer trip to South Africa in July 2011. Interact President Nha Ly accepts Presidential Citation from Yellowknife Rotary President Craig Hockridge.
				
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The Rotary Club of Yellowknife is looking for an individual to travel and experience the world. A mandatory information event for potential Rotary Exchange Students and their parents is being held at 1:00 PM, Sunday, November 7th at Yellowknife Public Library.
YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME Dane Mason 0
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Rotarians and non-Rotarians can be READING BUDDIES!

You can participate once throughout the year, occasionally or weekly depending on your time and interest. Please give email Ruth Adamchick today to say that you can support this worthwhile program.   ruth_adamchick@mail.ycs.nt.ca
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To all the people who helped with delivering roses on Friday, thank you. Your assistance in wrapping up the final chapter of this fundraiser is greatly appreciated.

We have netted approximately $14,000 – exact figures to follow – which will be invested in making a tangible difference through Yellowknife Rotary's many worthwhile community, national and international projects. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.

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A Tale of Two Wheelchairs Paul Falvo 0
King's Cup Sailing Regatta pays off! Paul Falvo 0
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Yellowknife Rotary has a new face. Biswanath Chakrabarty -- sponsored by Paula MacFadyen -- has worked with government and housing authorities in NWT and Nunavut. A CGA, Biswanath operates his own firm, Biswanath Chakrabarty & Co.
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Ruth & Mike Adamchick hosted our October fellowship dinner. Read on for Ruth's  report.
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Joe Pintarics, sponsored by James Clark, became our newest Rotarian on 2 September 2010. Originally from Hungary, Joe spent much of his life in Winnipeg. He now works as a family therapist and mediator at the Healing Drum Society.
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First Air Law Enforcement Herc Pull - 11 Sept Paul Falvo 0
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In August, our Club welcomed new member Stewart Gibson -- sponsored by Jeff Barbutza. Stewart retired recently from the Canadian Army after 30 years of service. His service included Canada, Germany, Lebanon, Bosnia and Egypt. More recently, he worked as Superintendent Security at Diavik Diamond Mines -- both at the mine and at the Product Splitting Facility in Yellowknife. (Photo - Michal Manas - Wikimedia Commons)
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Help for Pakistan's suffering has been slow in coming. Yellowknife Rotary is donating funds for two shelter boxes. You can help too -- read on to find out how you can make a "matched funds" donation.
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Saturday 28 August -- join Team Rotary for fellowship as we sail the "ARGUE" in the King's Cup mini sailing regatta! The fun starts 7:30pm at the canoe launch near Tony Foliot's blue and yellow houseboat, at the end of Hamilton Drive.
King's Cup REGATTA Paul Falvo 0
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Seniors BINGO continues at Avens Manor (Tuesday 7-8pm). If you've never been, come on out and join the fun. Only lasts an hour. The seniors really appreciate our help. Use it as a "make-up" if you're missing a lunch meeting. NEXT BINGO - 31 Aug. Then we're off til October.
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Sustainability Trust - Sustaining Sponsor Paul Falvo 0
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Our guest speaker today was David Taylor who was the Past District Governor of the Rotary District. Dave gave the club a presentation on the efficacy of the Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation. He also gave the club invaluable tips on making the most of our efforts. It was indeed a pleasure to have and hear him at the club. THANK YOU DAVE!
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THANKS to all the Rotarians and other volunteers who made our annual bike auction a success. We brought in $9,000! Proceeds support Rotary's community work in Yellowknife and internationally. Special thanks to auctioneer Gerry LePrieur, K&W Cycle, YK1, BHP Billiton (helmets!) YK Bicycle Cooperative, PIDO, Northland Utilities, Municipal Enforcement, RCMP and Phil Messe. For photos, see http://www.ykonline.ca
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The distribution of dictionaries is almost done and we are starting to get thank-you's back from the schools.  The enthusiasm is there and we are set up nicely to do it again in september, for next year's grade 3's.
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We welcome Dale Crouch to the Rotary Family! Dale is no stranger to Yellowknife. He is the owner of Tamarack Computers.
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Our speaker this week was the renowned motivational speaker, entertainer and author, Jim Jordan. If you are interested about Jim Jordan's work here is the link to his website.
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Our guest speaker this week was the eloquent Scott Lough. He is the 'gifted coach' for YK1. Inset - John Argue thanking Scott with the presentation of the 'Rotary Cup'.
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Today the Rotary family of Yellowknife and the greater Rotary family of 1.3Mn worldwide members welcomed it's newest member Mr. Dane Mason. In the picture is Paula flanked by Past President Ken Woodley and new member Dene Mason (on the right).
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Todays guest speaker was Ms. Ruby Trudel. Ruby and Laurin started Food Rescue in 2005...
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Today's meeting gave Rotarians an opportunity to hear speeches on not one but two very interesting topics; Affordable Housing and a Campaign on Polio Eradication by Nick Falvo(yes the brother of our very own Paul) and Ramesh Farris. (from Whitehorse) - a fellow of the Rotary Club, respectively.
What has Low Cost Housing and Polio got in common? Priyanke De Silva 0
Andrew Robinson on how we can save Ourselves Priyanke De Silva 0
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Heather Lafoy, a Nurse by profession, made a presentation on her trip to Ecuador with the Canadian Association of Medical Teams Abroad (CAMTA) and the numerous surgeries performed in trying conditions.
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In recognition of Jan's dedication and service as part of the snowmobile club's ice testing team, he was thanked by the club president and presented with a gift.
Snowmobile Club Thanks Jan Wayne Overbo 0
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Katimavik is Canada's volunteer-service program for youth aged 17-21. Courtney, Megan and Olivia came and told us about their work and learning in Yellowknife. The Yellowknife Katimavik crowd invites everyone to an evening of entertainment and sharing at the Baker Centre, Thurs 19 Nov at 7:30pm.   http://www.katimavik.org/
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Rotary Exchange student Jan Skrivan brings up the rear of a dry-suited procession heading out to measure ice thickness. What are you or your family doing that could involve Jan? It doesn't have to be dangerous. Give Jan a call or talk to him at a meeting! (Photo: W Overbo)
Exchange Programme On Thin Ice? Paul Falvo 0
Walking and Talking - thanks to Barry! Paul Falvo 0
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Rotarian -- and Ecole Sir John Franklin High School Principal -- Pat Teskey is back from two weeks in Belize, working hard on the Belize Literacy Programme.
Rotary Belize Literacy Programme Paul Falvo 0
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Yellowknife Rotary put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces -- and raised important operating funds for our community projects with this year's Rotary Roses. Club volunteers sold bouquets -- and then delivered them on October 9 all over Yellowknife. In this photo, Rotarian Stephen Cumming shows off his bloomers.
Rotary Roses 2009 Paul Falvo 0
Cultural Interlude - Aurora Fiddle Society Paul Falvo 0
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Yellowknife Rotary is honoured to welcome new member Stephen Pretty. Stephen is a manager at the Housing Corp, and well known in our Club -- and around town -- for his Northern blend of Down East music.
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Our club was honoured on September 3 to host Rotary District Governor Terry Drader and Rotarian Mary Drader. Shown here (l-r) Mary Drader, Yellowknife Rotary President Kim Poulter, Terry Drader, Assistant District Governor Mike Adamchick, Rotarian Ruth Adamchick.

District Governor in the House! Paul Falvo 0
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Mildred Hall School Principal Stephen Boss, Weledeh Catholic School Assistant Principal Liz Baille, Yellowknife Rotary President Kim Poulter, UNW President Todd Parsons, Yellowknife Co-op President Mark Needham launch the 11th season of the Rotary Kids Ahead healthy snack programme.
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Fearless leader -- and Assistant District Governor -- Mike Adamchick led a team of Rotarians to glory in the Law Enforcement Torch Run HERC PULL. The annual event is a fund raiser for NWT Special Olympics. Yellowknife Rotary raised $2762 of the more than $21K raised for our Special Olympic athletes!
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District Governor Terry Drader presides over Jeff Kincaid's induction, recognising Jeff as the 1,300,001st member of Rotary International, and honouring Craig Hockridge's role as sponsor.
Yellowknife Rotary Welcomes Jeff Kincaid Paul Falvo 0
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				Visiting Rotarian Peter Josty from the Calgary Olympic Rotary Club joined us August 27 and exchanged banners with Craig.
		
Banner Exchange - Calgary Olympic Wayne Overbo 0
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Tara Newbigging and Christina Penkala are personal trainers. This summer they introduced YK Boot Camp. Our guest speakers on August 27, they told us all about it, and how we can get or keep in shape.
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It was a 7:30am breakfast meeting -- but the early hour didn't keep Jan Skrivan away. Jan, shown here with Craig Hockridge, presented our Club with a Czech Rotary banner. Jan had been in Yellowknife for a little more than 8 hours when the photo was taken!
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Rotarian David Malcolm is the Yellowknife Public Library's "Writer in Residence"! Known for both scientific and fiction writing, David will be "in residence" in the library's Writers' Room for the next few months. David's new duties include mentoring aspiring writers, reviewing manuscripts, a public reading ... and, or course, writing!
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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.
21 Places to Find New Members Paul Falvo 0
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Barry Talbot, pictured here (left), along with Walt Humphries, were honoured in June 2009 by the Rotary Club of Yellowknife with Paul Harris Fellowships.
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President Kim takes the reins Paul Falvo 0
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Stan Hodgins visited us from the Rotary Club of Saskatoon.  We don't know what his secret is but he's in his 37th YEAR of perfect attendance!!!!  Well done Stan and thank-you for visiting us!

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Lynn Feasey spoke about this year's, taking place July 17-19.  The theme this year is "Endless Summer" and is designed to be a light-hearted fun-filled weekend for these troubled times.  Headliners are the "Sam Roberts Band".  Many new improvements to the site will be in evidence this year.
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On May 2 we raised thousands of dollars for community projects and gave 40 Yellowknifers healthy, economical and socially responsible transportation! Abe Miller Centre raised money at the auction site from their sale of burgers, dogs and veggie burgers. Ecology North displayed unusual bikes and their bike loaner fleet. A great community project that recycles bicycles turned into the RCMP and raises funds for Rotary to plow back into the community.
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Interact gets it on video -- interviewing Yellowknife Rotary president Jeromy Ball, as part of a project for the upcoming St. Pat's film festival.
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"Anything Goes" star Margo Nightingale gives Bob Brooks a taste of what her character has in store for Yellowknife theatre-goers in Roy Williams' upcoming production of the Cole Porter classic.
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Roxanne Dreilich spoke to the Club about G Division's community outreach -- including a polar plunge on May 16 at Long Lake. It's a fund raiser for NWT Special Olympics. SPONSOR Jim Corkal or Paul Falvo -- as we were gullible enough to sign up!
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On their final night in Yellowknife, NOREX students spoke about their favourite part of the week. The exchange lives on, in cyberspace, on the group's FaceBook page.
NOREX on FaceBook Paul Falvo 0
How to Be a More Effective ... Whatever Paul Falvo 0
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Bob Brooks led us through the proposed new fieldhouse plans, from an indoor playground and running track to the main attractiong - two soccer pitches.
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Once again a fun time was had by all as we took to the airwaves to grace Yellowknife with our golden vocal chords and witty conversation. Thanks to all who came out and all who bought ad space this year!
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Celestino, Bob and Wayne examine one of the beautiful paintings going on the auction block at the Rotary Art Auction, to be held Thursday May 28 at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Viewing 6:30, live auction 7:30-9:30pm

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20 students from around the world visited the club this week, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Lloydminster
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Mike Payne (RCMP) was inducted into the club on January 29 by Peter Vician and Lydia Bardak.

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The new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Mackenzie spoke to us about the need to treat all people we meet with respect.  If we think well of others, it encourages them to think well of themselves.

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The new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Mackenzie spoke to us about the need to treat all people we meet with respect.  If we think well of others, it encourages them to think well of themselves.

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The new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Mackenzie spoke to us about the need to treat all people we meet with respect.  If we think well of others, it encourages them to think well of themselves.

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The Yellowknife Rotary Club is pleased to announce its annual Rotary Art Auction fundraiser on Thursday May 28th 2009 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the live auction will take place from 7:30 PM to 9:30PM. There is no entry fee.
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President Jeromy listens as award-winning Rotarian Susan Huvenaars enlightens us on our "true colours" on 29 January 2009.
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President Jeromy listens as award-winning Rotarian Susan Huvenaars enlightens us on our "true colours" on 29 January 2009.
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Priyanke "Tony" de Silva arrives in Yellowknife, less than one month ahead of his induction to Yellowknife Rotary on 29 January 2009.

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Two hours before sunrise on a crisp January morning, and Yellowknife Rotary's Executive team is already hard at work.

Our Executive At Work Paul Falvo 0
Priyanke de Silva - Fireside with Ken Woodley Paul Falvo 0
Priyanke de Silva - Fireside with Ken Woodley Paul Falvo 0
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It may look like the spontaneous hokey pokey. But that's just because the head table isn't particulary good at Tai Chi. But, thanks to Rona Williams and Yellowknife's branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada, that may change!

Head Table Tries Tai Chi Paul Falvo 0
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Membership Chair Paula MacFadyen sings praises of Pat Teskey, while John Argue prepares to induct Pat as our newest Yellowknife Rotarian.
Pat Teskey Inducted Paul Falvo 0
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Andreas Tesfaye brought some style to our meeting on 11 December 2008, when he and Lona Hegeman told us about the Celebrate Canada Committee.
Celebrate Canada Committee Paul Falvo 0
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Andreas Tesfaye brought some style to our meeting on 11 December 2008, when he and Lona Hegeman told us about the Celebrate Canada Committee.
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John Argue, flanked by sponsor Lydia Bardak, welcomes Marion Hutton as Yellowknife Rotary's newest member.

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No meeting next week, as you probably will be busy on December 25. May the spirit of the season be with all of us. May we always put service above self and give as we can to those in need.
Merry Christmas to All Wayne Overbo 0
The jolly old man made a visit and handed out candy to all the good boys and girls. One young child came all the way from Yemen to see him! For more pictures, check out our Facebook Page.
A Visit From Santa Wayne Overbo 0
Once again we brought our families out for a delicious meal and some great music, the latter courtesy of Sir John Franklin Choir. For more pictures, check out our Facebook Page.
Annual Christmas Lunch Wayne Overbo 0
Citing a number of successes, including a dozen new members so far this year, Jeromy looked forward to a successful final 6 months. He credited his good performance in part to the excellent work done last year by Ken. Ken in turn rated Jeromy's performance as in the same neighbourhood as his own. Then they hugged and everybody clapped.
President Jeromy's Mid-Term Report Wayne Overbo 0
Citing a number of successes, including a dozen new members so far this year, Jeromy looked forward to a successful final 6 months. He credited his good performance in part to the excellent work done last year by Ken. Ken in turn rated Jeromy's performance as in the same neighbourhood as his own. Then they hugged and everybody clapped.
President Jeromy's Mid-Term Report Wayne Overbo 0
We did our version of a formal AGM on December 4. Congratulations to all individuals - both old and new.
2009 Executive Voted in at AGM Wayne Overbo 0
We did our version of a formal AGM on December 4. Congratulations to all individuals - both old and new.
2009 Executive Voted in at AGM Wayne Overbo 0
Rotary is keeping up with the times! See our new Facebook Page
We're On Facebook !!! Wayne Overbo 0
Rotary is keeping up with the times! See our new Facebook Page
We're On Facebook !!! Wayne Overbo 0
Congratulations to these members who joined in December.

Bob Brooks, 1994, Don Yamkowy sponsor
Michael Morse, 2006, Chuck Tolley sponsor
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Angus MacKay shares stories of Operation Mercy in Tajikistan. From Igloolik to Dushanbe - Angus MacKay Paul Falvo 0
Something Old, Something New Paul Falvo 0
Kids Ahead ... Again Paul Falvo 0
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Barry Talbot spoke to us today about the joys of giving. Specifically the Ambulance, sports equipment, tools and wheelchairs he delivered/purchased to various groups in and around Hermecio and Obregon, Mexico. A new shipment of wheelchairs will be going out soon - your donations of $150 puts a butt in a chair in a needy part of Mexico. Contact Barry for more information.
Inspired Once Again Wayne Overbo 0
Sara Mailman, Cassidy Menard and Ken Allison brought the house down when Lina Ball addressed the Yellowknife Rotary Club on 13 November 2008. Lina Ball & The Nutcracker at NACC! Paul Falvo 0
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Mr. Henk Duinhoven was a young Dutch boy of 12 when World War II broke out. His life legacy has been to share his experiences and gratitude for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Thanks to our own Chuck Tolley and Corry Roach of the Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation for bringing Henk to Yellowknife.
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Mr. Henk Duinhoven was a young Dutch boy of 12 when World War II broke out. His life legacy has been to share his experiences and gratitude for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Thanks to our own Chuck Tolley and Corry Roach of the Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation for bringing Henk to Yellowknife.
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In November we welcomed two new members: Tony Clarke and Chris Wood.

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In November we welcomed two new members: Tony Clarke and Chris Wood.

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In November we welcomed two new members: Tony Clarke and Chris Wood.

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The newly formed Interact club at Ecole St. Patrick's High school visited us. Vice President Aime Gauthier reported on activities they're already undertaking. We take a special interest in these folks and are extremely proud of them already!
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The newly formed Interact club at Ecole St. Patrick's High school visited us. Vice President Aime Gauthier reported on activities they're already undertaking. We take a special interest in these folks and are extremely proud of them already!
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The newly formed Interact club at Ecole St. Patrick's High school visited us. Vice President Aime Gauthier reported on activities they're already undertaking. We take a special interest in these folks and are extremely proud of them already!
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The newly formed Interact club at Ecole St. Patrick's High school visited us. Vice President Aime Gauthier reported on activities they're already undertaking. We take a special interest in these folks and are extremely proud of them already!
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Beth Lenardon, program and special events coordinator with the City of Yellowknife, spoke to us today about all the various special activities going on in Yellowknife. The next big event is the Santa Claus Parade - which will be on November 8 at 6 PM. There's still time to put in a float or vlunteer to help out.
News From City Hall Special Events Wayne Overbo 0
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Beth Lenardon, program and special events coordinator with the City of Yellowknife, spoke to us today about all the various special activities going on in Yellowknife. The next big event is the Santa Claus Parade - which will be on November 8 at 6 PM. There's still time to put in a float or vlunteer to help out.
News From City Hall Special Events Wayne Overbo 0
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Beth Lenardon, program and special events coordinator with the City of Yellowknife, spoke to us today about all the various special activities going on in Yellowknife. The next big event is the Santa Claus Parade - which will be on November 8 at 6 PM. There's still time to put in a float or vlunteer to help out.
News From City Hall Special Events Wayne Overbo 0
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Normally known for our reserved, formal and serious demeanor, the club let loose at lunch today, the day before Halloween.
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The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School held its Charter Night on Sunday October 26.

Twenty-two young men and women were introduced to Rotarians, parents, and school district staff as the club's Charter members at a ceremony celebrating the club's beginnings and its successes to date.
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The Interact Club of Ecole St. Patrick High School held its Charter Night on Sunday October 26.

Twenty-two young men and women were introduced to Rotarians, parents, and school district staff as the club's Charter members at a ceremony celebrating the club's beginnings and its successes to date.
Interact Club Formation at St. Pat's Wayne Overbo 0
Guest Speaker Dane Gibson - Native Communications Paul Falvo 0
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James Clark, pictured here, reaches for Peter O'Toole's wallet during his induction ceremony. Past president Ken Woodley welcomed new members Peter O'Toole and Ruth Adamchick.
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James Clark, pictured here, reaches for Peter O'Toole's wallet during his induction ceremony. Past president Ken Woodley welcomed new members Peter O'Toole and Ruth Adamchick.
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Posted by Wayne Overbo
Rotary International sends out one story a day on projects around the world. You can get these stories in your Outlook Inbox, or through an RSS Reader like Google, My Yahoo, NewsGator, FeedDemon, etc.
This is the XML link you need to paste to get all the latest stories on Rotary International projects:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/rotary/PBqj?format=xml
RSS Feed for Rotary Projects Around the World Wayne Overbo 0
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Prospects Chris Wood and Tony Clarke, shown here, react with incredulity when Ken Woodley explains how much community service work they'll be expected to do as Rotarians!
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The NWT Council of Persons with Disabilities visited us in the form of a whirlwind of energy named Doreen Reed. Doreen is the Chair of the Council and reminded us that we are people first and have a disability second. We were encouraged to help out at their big fundraiser, the Celebrity Auction on November 14.
NWT Ability Wayne Overbo 0
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Joy Loewen announced her departure from the club as she moves to Toronto to get married. President Jeromy thanked her for her incredible energy and ccntribution on many different projects.
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Long-time past members of the club Bob Engle and Don Yamkowy paid us a visit. Bob is a founding member of our chapter.
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The various Canada Day parade winners visited us for lunch. Darin Benoit introduced them and also gave a charming PowerPoint presentation on the parade. Clearly this is one of our most visible and rewarding activities for the City of Yellowknife. And the winners are
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Lydia presented a plaque to Chris Williams on behalf of the John Howard Society. Chris has served for many years on community justice committees - a form of alternative sentencing for people convicted of non-violent crimes.
Another Outstanding Rotary Volunteer Wayne Overbo 0
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Congratulations to these members who joined in October.

Darryl French, 2007, Sean Ivens sponsor
Sean Ivens, 2000, Darrell Portz sponsor
Norma Jarvis, 2003, James Corkal sponsor
Tony Whitford, 1980
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Carol visited us again to talk about 2 projects she's currently working on: the Northern Women's Writing Anthology and The Quilt Project.
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Sixteen more feet of boardwalk ... after a cast of courageous carpenters, under Peter Vician's fearless leadership, completes yet another dangerous sortie to Rotary Park!
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Ross spoke about his 2008-09 theme of "Reach for Your Moon". Like the trip to the moon, he wants each club to choose a project and go where no one has gone before. Read on for President Jeromy's take on how this can apply in our club.
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Ross spoke about his 2008-09 theme of "Reach for Your Moon". Like the trip to the moon, he wants each club to choose a project and go where no one has gone before. Read on for President Jeromy's take on how this can apply in our club.
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Ed Jeske, one of Yellowknife's favourite sons, paid us a visit. Ed was an original teacher at Sir John in 1958.
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Connie and Rick graced us with song today. Three gospel melodies that soothed our souls as we pause before the final big push for Rotary Roses.
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September 14th started off looking like winter and then turned into a beautiful day. A wonderful afternoon to celebrate the Marathon of Hope and the spirit of Terry Fox that made it an enduring memory.
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Rotary Club of Yellowknife Honours Partnership With Union of Northern Workers with Paul Harris Award 0
Rotary Club of Yellowknife Honours Partnership With Union of Northern Workers with Paul Harris Award 0
Congratulations to these members who joined in September.
Greg Boucher, 2006, Barry Talbot sponsor
Greg Debogorski, 2002
Peter Fuglsang, 1985
Ken Howie, 2005, Ken Woodley sponsor
Shawn Talbot, 2006, Barry Talbot sponsor
Chuck Tolley, 1993, Brian Menton sponsor
Ken Woodley, 1998, Chuck Tolley sponsor
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An afternoon of good natured competition on Saturday July 26 at the DND Hanger, was followed up with a pig roast at Craig's house.
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Canada Day Parade a Whopping Big Success !!! 0
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With well-chosen words, President Ken expressed the thanks we all feel towards our families, friends and employers for supporting us in being Rotarians. He conveyed a well-deserved sense of accomplishment for the past year and a sense of optimism for the year to come. His speech is attached.
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Incoming president Jeromy Ball and the 2008-09 Executive were welcomed by outgoing president Ken Woodley at an evening meeting June 26.
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Don Cardinal Art Scholarship for 2008 Announced Wayne Overbo 0
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Laura Corey speaks about Adventures in Citizenship 0
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Northern Experience Wayne Overbo 0
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Paul Craig Honored with SECOND Paul Harris Award Sue Portz 0
Paul Craig Honored with SECOND Paul Harris Award Sue Portz 0
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Rotary International has declared this year to be the year of water.  Thus we have entered into a major joint venture water project taking place in Oruro, Bolivia.
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One of our Club's international projects this year was to assist the Rotary Club of Mechongue, Argentina in building a poultry farm in their local school. The project is small, but an amazing joint venture between two very different countries.
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Our newest member inducted today was Paul Falvo.  After completing his Fireside and attending a pre-requisite number of meetings, Paul has finally been made an official member of the Yellowknife Rotary Club.

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Our Club has become involved in a water project in Oruro, Bolivia this year.  This involves setting up the CAWST BioSand Water Filters, amongst other things.

Diana Frost (of our partner club Avenue of Nations, in Edmonton), is coming to Yellowknife on Saturday, April 26, 1pm at the Museum, to give a presentation of how this JAW-DROPPING water filter works and our Club's role in Bolivia.

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YELLOWKNIFE, NT  February 14, 2008   NWT Premier Floyd Roland honoured the Yellowknife Rotary Club with a speech in which he responded to three inquiries submitted by Rotarians.  The inquiries were:
 
1. Please tell us what led you into territorial politics
2. Please tell us what your  governments objectives are for 2008
3. Please inform us how NWT seniors will  be recognized and valued by your government
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Yes, that is right.... ROTARY RADIO DAYS is only 22 DAYS AWAY until we are on the air at CJCD.  Come on Rotarians, we are far from our ad selling goal this year!!  As of today's date, we have 16/100 ADS SOLD and produced.  That means we have ONLY 13 DAYS LEFT to sell the REMAINING 84 ADS and get them to Ken Woodley or Wayne Guy.

ROTARY RADIO DAYS FAST APPROACHING!! Sue Portz 0
Posted by Sue Portz

Yes, that is right.... ROTARY RADIO DAYS is only 22 DAYS AWAY until we are on the air at CJCD.  Come on Rotarians, we are far from our ad selling goal this year!!  As of today's date, we have 16/100 ADS SOLD and produced.  That means we have ONLY 13 DAYS LEFT to sell the REMAINING 84 ADS and get them to Ken Woodley or Wayne Guy.

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Northern Experience is approaching and the DAY ON THE LAKEis onSATURDAY, MARCH 1st - usually from 9am till 4pm.  I am looking for 4 (or more) good Rotarians to give me hand with the activities on the lake that day!!

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On January 17, 2008, Paula MacFayden was the first and newest member inducted into our Club for the new Year. However, Paula has a significant history with Rotary before joining our Club here in Yellowknife.

Paula MacFayden Inducted Into the Club Sue Portz 0
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No, we have not lost Paul Craig to this duty, but we are trying something new with this position in the club, instead of one member running the show, we will have 2 to 4 members taking over the duties.
Change of Sgt at Arms - In many Ways Sue Portz 0
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Once again Rotarians have stepped up and have shown their devotion to help other charities in our community by raising money and coming out to support the annual Terry Fox Run.
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Once again Rotarians have stepped up and have shown their devotion to help other charities in our community by raising money and coming out to support the annual Terry Fox Run.
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Once again Rotarians have stepped up and have shown their devotion to help other charities in our community by raising money and coming out to support the annual Terry Fox Run.
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Rotary Roses are back again!  After 2 years of trying other fundraising, we have been lucky enough to resurrect this wonderful fundraiser for the club and the community.
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Rotary Roses are back again!  After 2 years of trying other fundraising, we have been lucky enough to resurrect this wonderful fundraiser for the club and the community.
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Rotary Roses are back again!  After 2 years of trying other fundraising, we have been lucky enough to resurrect this wonderful fundraiser for the club and the community.
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With the change over in our Club Leadership, President Ken Woodley has challenged Club Membership to "Renew Our Commitment" to Rotary. Below is his address to the club.
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B. Gen Whitecross in charge of the North! Sue Portz 0
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Jan Fullerton, the Executive Director of Skills Canada, NWT was our speaker.  Her speech was quite informative about what the competion is about, and who prospers from this competition.
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The Honorable Tony Whitford, who has been a member of our Club for a number of years, spoke today on his role as Commissioner of the Northwest Territories.
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After 4 days with our students from the South, all is well. They are tired and have enjoyed learning about being North of 60 and the host families are sad that they have to say goodbye to such great teenagers.
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Hi everyone.... remember our southern students will be arriving North of 60 this Wednesday, Mar 7.
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ROTARY RADIO DAYS FEB 27!!!! Sue Portz 0
CBC's Carol Morin Visits the Club! Sue Portz 0
Andrea Markowski speaks at Rotary Sue Portz 0
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Scott Smith spoke to our Club on Jan 18, and I must admit he certainly raised my interest with the Rock and Ice Ultra race that is coming March 17-23. Scott was a very dynamic speaker and gave our Club a better idea about what this race is truly about.
Rock and Ice Ultra - The Other Desert Race Sue Portz 0
Kathrine Robinson Returns to Club Sue Portz 0
Adventures in Citizenship with Rebecca Mahler Sue Portz 0
Adventures in Citizenship with Rebecca Mahler Sue Portz 0
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On December 21st, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

 

Exotic Caribbean Holiday

 

Seven nights of luxury for two at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa located on the Caribbean island of Providenciales. This Ultra All Inclusive is an unspoiled, uncrowded paradise.  This resort is known to be one of the Caribbean's top diving destinations and boasts 10 gourmet restaurants, 5 pools and a full service European Spa. Includes return airfares for two to the Turks and Caicos Islands via Edmonton, all meals, drinks, activities, and 24 hour room service.

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On December 21st, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

 

Exotic Caribbean Holiday

 

Seven nights of luxury for two at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa located on the Caribbean island of Providenciales. This Ultra All Inclusive is an unspoiled, uncrowded paradise.  This resort is known to be one of the Caribbean's top diving destinations and boasts 10 gourmet restaurants, 5 pools and a full service European Spa. Includes return airfares for two to the Turks and Caicos Islands via Edmonton, all meals, drinks, activities, and 24 hour room service.

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On December 21st, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

 

Exotic Caribbean Holiday

 

Seven nights of luxury for two at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa located on the Caribbean island of Providenciales. This Ultra All Inclusive is an unspoiled, uncrowded paradise.  This resort is known to be one of the Caribbean's top diving destinations and boasts 10 gourmet restaurants, 5 pools and a full service European Spa. Includes return airfares for two to the Turks and Caicos Islands via Edmonton, all meals, drinks, activities, and 24 hour room service.

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It was a lunch of fun, family and even a visit by Santa. Many Rotarians brought their families or significant others and fun was to be had by all.
2006 Chirstmas Party! Sue Portz 0
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On November 30th, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

Edmonton Oiler "Club Seats" Tickets
Two Gold Club seats to see the Edmonton Oilers.
Includes one night's accommodation for two at the Edmonton House Suite Hotel,
return airfares for two to Edmonton, plus $500.00 cash.
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Approximately 2 months ago, Barry Talbot asked if our club would like to buy blankets for the people in an area of Mexico that he had established ties with. The cost was $10/blanket and the club gave generously.

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Approximately 2 months ago, Barry Talbot asked if our club would like to buy blankets for the people in an area of Mexico that he had established ties with. The cost was $10/blanket and the club gave generously.

Weledeh School Picks Up the Blankets! Sue Portz 0
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Michael Morse has returned to the club after a few years in hiatus due to health problems. However, with that presently behind him, he is back with the club and ready to participate.
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Michael Morse has returned to the club after a few years in hiatus due to health problems. However, with that presently behind him, he is back with the club and ready to participate.
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Insp. Roch Fortin of the "G" Division Yellowknife RCMP gave an excellent presentation today outlining the progression of good being accomplished by the RCMP in Yellowknife and throughout the NWT.
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Insp. Roch Fortin of the "G" Division Yellowknife RCMP gave an excellent presentation today outlining the progression of good being accomplished by the RCMP in Yellowknife and throughout the NWT.
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Ian Legaree Awarded Paul Harris Award from YK Club Sue Portz 0
Ian Legaree Awarded Paul Harris Award from YK Club Sue Portz 0
Ian Legaree Awarded Paul Harris Award from YK Club Sue Portz 0
Darrell Portz Awarded 05-06 Paul Harris Award Sue Portz 0
Darrell Portz Awarded 05-06 Paul Harris Award Sue Portz 0
Joy Lowen Join Our Club! Sue Portz 0
Joy Lowen Join Our Club! Sue Portz 0
Joy Lowen Join Our Club! Sue Portz 0
Bill Tobey Returns!! Sue Portz 0
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Chuck Tolley, one of our very active Rotarians has been working diligently on his family military history. Today he shared a power point presentation regarding his Uncle Andrew Sharp of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
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Chuck Tolley, one of our very active Rotarians has been working diligently on his family military history. Today he shared a power point presentation regarding his Uncle Andrew Sharp of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
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Chuck Tolley, one of our very active Rotarians has been working diligently on his family military history. Today he shared a power point presentation regarding his Uncle Andrew Sharp of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
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Chuck Tolley, one of our very active Rotarians has been working diligently on his family military history. Today he shared a power point presentation regarding his Uncle Andrew Sharp of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
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On October 26th, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

"Spa Weekend in Edmonton"
One Spa treatment of your choice at the Ahava Day Spa per person. Includes accommodation for two for two nights at the Coast Edmonton Plaza hotel, return airfares for two to Edmonton, plus $500.00 cash.

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Hans Driesser, the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands spoke at today's meeting. As a newly inducted member of Rotary himself, he gave an interesting speech on the relations between Canada and the Netherlands.
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Rotarian Susan Huvenaars is the driving force of our Kids Ahead Reading Program located at Weledeh School.  This program has been in effect for 9 years now and is going strong. The picture attached shows Susan Huvenaars, Emma Walsh (who was a reading buddy while she was in grade 1) and Hon. Charles Dent.
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Thomas K. Huffaker the United States Consulate General for Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories spoke today at our weekly meeting.
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Thomas K. Huffaker the United States Consulate General for Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories spoke today at our weekly meeting.
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Club Donates $1000 Towards John Cain's Initiative Sue Portz 0
Club Donates $1000 Towards John Cain's Initiative Sue Portz 0
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On September 28th, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.
"Golf Weekend in Kelowna"
Two rounds at Kelowna Springs, Shadow Ridge or Shannon Lake Golf Courses. Includes accommodation for two for three nights, return airfares for two to Kelowna via Edmonton and a weekend car rental.

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The Pennies That Taught Conversation Sue Portz 0
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It is with a heavy heart that we say good bye to Darren Gerber. Darren joined our club a short time ago, but his presence will be truly missed.
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Cathie Bolstad and the 2008 Arctic Winter Games Sue Portz 0
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Shaun Talbot, son of dedicated Rotarian Barry Talbot, was inducted into our club at today's meeting. It is the only father and son team in the club at the present time.
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Greg Boucher is the principle dealer and managing partner of Yellowknife Chrysler, was introduced to our club through Barry Talbot, and inducted in today.

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Announcing the August monthly prize winners for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

"Back to School Package" at the West Edmonton Mall.
Accommodation for two at the Fantasyland Hotel for three nights. Two West Edmonton Mall attraction passes, buffet breakfast for two. Includes return airfares for two to Edmonton, and $500.00 cash.

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"Promoting careers in skilled trades and technology to northern youth" is the mission statement of the Skills Canada NWT, according to the Executive Director Jan Fullerton.

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Wayne Guy Inducted Into Club Sue Portz 0
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What a wonderful meeting and educational lesson given by our very own Bishop Chris Williams (Ret.) on the fascinating language of Inuktitut. With suave and interest he captivated his audience into learning the basics of this interesting language.

Chris Williams Teachs Inuktitut Sue Portz 0
Assistant District Governor Speaks at Club Sue Portz 0
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On July 27th, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

"Canada Day" in the Nation's Capital - Ottawa
Accommodation for two at the Delta Ottawa Hotel for three nights.
Includes return airfares for two to Ottawa via Edmonton.
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On July 27th, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

"Canada Day" in the Nation's Capital - Ottawa
Accommodation for two at the Delta Ottawa Hotel for three nights.
Includes return airfares for two to Ottawa via Edmonton.
July Prize Winners - 2006 Trip of the Month Darrell Portz 0
Posted by Sue Portz
Jerome Martin, is the editor and team leader for marketing for our new District Govenor. He wrote the following article on the views of different clubs about attending meetings at home and abroad. I found this article interesting about the attitudes of attendance and particpation for Rotary meetings throughout the world. Mr. Martin's comments provide all Rotarians something to think about regarding attendance and particpation. His article begins, "In December, 2005, I made up at a Rotary meeting in a small city in East Africa.
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Posted by Sue Portz
Jerome Martin, is the editor and team leader for marketing for our new District Govenor. He wrote the following article on the views of different clubs about attending meetings at home and abroad. I found this article interesting about the attitudes of attendance and particpation for Rotary meetings throughout the world. Mr. Martin's comments provide all Rotarians something to think about regarding attendance and particpation. His article begins, "In December, 2005, I made up at a Rotary meeting in a small city in East Africa.
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Deborah Tagornak, the director of the Yellowknife Inuit Katujjiqatigiit spoke at our regular club meeting regarding this society and the social support for they give for the Inuit resideing in the Northwest Territories.
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Deborah Tagornak, the director of the Yellowknife Inuit Katujjiqatigiit spoke at our regular club meeting regarding this society and the social support for they give for the Inuit resideing in the Northwest Territories.
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The last Friday of every month at 5pm, fellow members of Yellowknife Rotary Club meet at the Trapline Lounge located in the Explorer Hotel.
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The last Friday of every month at 5pm, fellow members of Yellowknife Rotary Club meet at the Trapline Lounge located in the Explorer Hotel.
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District Governor Ed Willson and his wife Marline visited Yellowknife on July 25-26, 2006. Our President Elect, Ken Woodley escorted them throughout Yellowknife for 2 days showing them the beauty of our city.

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On June 29th, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

Jasper WeekendAccommodation for two at the Pyramid Lake Resort for three nights.Includes return airfares for two to Edmonton, a three day car rental,breakfast daily and $500.00 cash.
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Lead the Way.... with New Members! Yellowknife Rotary Club is proud to announce two new members into its club, and welcome back one of our past members.
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The Rotary Club of Yellowknife again Hosted a celebration of Canada's Birthday by organizing The Canada Day Parade.  From all accounts the parade was a success.

Thank you to all the Rotarians who came out to participate in the event and to all of the committee members who put in a great deal of time to organize the parade.
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Every year the Rotary Club of Yellowknife asks its members to nominate individuals in the community for its 'Vocational Services Award'.

Nominees are individuals who fulfill the Rotary motto 'service above self' as they perform the duties of their chosen vocation.

The winner of the 2006 Yellowknife Rotary Club Vocational Service Award is Journeyman Red Seal Chef Mark Plouffe.

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Every year the Rotary Club of Yellowknife asks its members to nominate individuals in the community for its 'Vocational Services Award'.

Nominees are individuals who fulfill the Rotary motto 'service above self' as they perform the duties of their chosen vocation.

The winner of the 2006 Yellowknife Rotary Club Vocational Service Award is Journeyman Red Seal Chef Mark Plouffe.

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It was my pleasure to present a new award for this year on behalf of Rotary Club of Yellowknife.

 

By awarding this Outstanding Community Service Award we recognize a corporate citizen who's contributions to the community exemplify the Four Way Test that we Rotarian's hold dear, and we thank them for their service to our community.

 

This year's recipient is First Air.

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On June 27 our club had it's annual change over meeting to thank our outgoing executive and to welcome the new incoming executive.
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On June 27 our club had it's annual change over meeting to thank our outgoing executive and to welcome the new incoming executive.
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On June 27 our club had it's annual change over meeting to thank our outgoing executive and to welcome the new incoming executive.
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On May 25th, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

Toronto Blue Jays Package
Accommodation for two at the Bond Place Hotel for three nights.
Includes return airfares for two to Toronto via Edmonton,
and two tickets to see the Blue Jays.
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On May 25th, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

Toronto Blue Jays Package
Accommodation for two at the Bond Place Hotel for three nights.
Includes return airfares for two to Toronto via Edmonton,
and two tickets to see the Blue Jays.
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On April 27th, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

Royal Caribbean Cruise for 3 Nights
A four day, three night cruise onboard the Monarch of the Seas in an ocean view
stateroom.  Includes return airfares for two to Los Angeles via Edmonton,
airport transfers to and from the pier and all meals while onboard the ship.
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On March 30th, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

Dazzling Las Vegas
Accommodation for two at the Flamingo Las Vegas for three nights,
includes return airfares for two to Las Vegas via Edmonton,
plus airport transfers to and from the hotel.
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Want to be in the largest parade in the NWT??

Every year on July 1st, the Rotary Club organizes the largest parade in the NWT to help bring together Canadians to celebrate our country's birthday. The Yellowknife Rotary Club is already working on making the 2006 Canada Parade the biggest and best ever!

Click here for information on getting involved
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Want to be in the largest parade in the NWT??

Every year on July 1st, the Rotary Club organizes the largest parade in the NWT to help bring together Canadians to celebrate our country's birthday. The Yellowknife Rotary Club is already working on making the 2006 Canada Parade the biggest and best ever!

Click here for information on getting involved
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Want to be in the largest parade in the NWT??

Every year on July 1st, the Rotary Club organizes the largest parade in the NWT to help bring together Canadians to celebrate our country's birthday. The Yellowknife Rotary Club is already working on making the 2006 Canada Parade the biggest and best ever!

Click here for information on getting involved
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On February 23rd, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

Edmonton Oiler "Club Seats" Tickets Two Gold Club seats to see the Edmonton Oilers. Includes one night's accommodation for two at the Edmonton House Suite Hotel, return airfares for two to Edmonton, plus $500.00 cash.

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On February 23rd, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

Edmonton Oiler "Club Seats" Tickets Two Gold Club seats to see the Edmonton Oilers. Includes one night's accommodation for two at the Edmonton House Suite Hotel, return airfares for two to Edmonton, plus $500.00 cash.

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On February 23rd, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

Edmonton Oiler "Club Seats" Tickets Two Gold Club seats to see the Edmonton Oilers. Includes one night's accommodation for two at the Edmonton House Suite Hotel, return airfares for two to Edmonton, plus $500.00 cash.

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On January 26th, the monthly prize winners were drawn for the 2006 Trip of the Month.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Deluxe Vacation Package for two for seven nights at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort on the stunning beaches of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Includes return airfare for two via Edmonton to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, airport transfers to & from the hotel, three meals daily plus snacks, all drinks & some activities.

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The winner of this months trip - Trip to "The Land Down Under"

A 10-day self-drive holiday touring beautiful Queensland, Australia. Includes round-trip airfare for 2 to Brisbane via Edmonton, hotel accommodation passes for 2 for 10 nights (FLAG Hotels), and 10 day car rental
- or -
Travel voucher for $6,300.00 valid for one year - or - $5,355.00 cash

is Irene LeMouel of Yellowknife

The winners of $100.00 cash are Blair Chapman of Yellowknife and Arlene Yaceyko of Yellowknife.

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The winner of this months trip - Trip to "The Land Down Under"

A 10-day self-drive holiday touring beautiful Queensland, Australia. Includes round-trip airfare for 2 to Brisbane via Edmonton, hotel accommodation passes for 2 for 10 nights (FLAG Hotels), and 10 day car rental
- or -
Travel voucher for $6,300.00 valid for one year - or - $5,355.00 cash

is Irene LeMouel of Yellowknife

The winners of $100.00 cash are Blair Chapman of Yellowknife and Arlene Yaceyko of Yellowknife.

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