We at Rotary are happy to support Yellowknife's Canada Day Parade again this year.  
 
We've provided information about the Parade this year in the graphic below.  The route is a bit different because of the road work happening this year, so hopefully this will help. 
 
 
Details: 
  • Participants of the parade need to show up at Sir John Franklin 10:00 AM, floats especially need to show up early.
  • Please contact Darin Benoit at canadaday@rotaryclubofyellowknife.ca or 445-2844 for any inquires.
  • All participants are welcomed.
  • Parade starts at 11:00 AM sharp.
  • Bike decorations supplied, cash prizes will be handed out.
  • Best Float, Best Marching Group, Best Small Group, and Most Original will be awarded to participants.
See you there!
 
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We had a great presentation from Brenda Le on the Adventures in Citizenship program.  Here's a few of her images from her presentation!
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Rotary Exchange Robert Crouch 2018-06-09 06:00:00Z 0
A short while ago we did Christmas wreaths again.  It's a major fundraiser for our service projects - none of the money goes to club administration. supplies, travel, lunches, etc.
And great thanks are overdue to the Joint Task Force North members who helped out A LOT:

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

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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.
 
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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 Aug 16, 2016

We're relocating our weekly meetings this fall.   From September 8, 2016 to November 3rd, 2016 inclusive, the Rotary Club of Yellowknife will meet at the Elk's Club which is located at 4919-49th Street in Yellowknife.  Our meetings will be held on the main floor in the lounge.

 

We'll return to the Explorer Hotel on November 10, 2016. 

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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
 
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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
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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 – October 2
 
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
  • ROTARY ROSES - Club members came up big and we are now sold out!!!!   We need your help for a few more hours for preparation, packaging and delivery.  You can get to Colleen’s volunteer sheet by clicking here.
  • October 4 – Rotary Roses Delivery Day          
  • October 4 & 5 – Join the Rotary District Conference in Edmonton via Facebook and Twitter.  Simply go to  twitter.com and search for #RotaryDC2013; you will then see all the messages which include that hashtag and can retweet them if you wish.  Or check out “Rotary International District 5370” on Facebook.
  • 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 2 Wayne Overbo 2013-10-07 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:
  • Our meeting this week is at the Top Knight
  • September 14 - ROSE Sales this weekend:  Please sign up for the booths at Walmart, the liquor store and (hopefully) the Coop this weekend.  You can sign up by 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 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 11 2013-09-12 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
Weekly Newsletter – September 4 2013-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Falvo on Feb 02, 2013
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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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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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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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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 on Oct 24, 2011
All our club's news and stories can still be read, even though they do not appear on the home page.

To read the archives, just click on the "stories" or "news" links on the title bar above.

Archived News and Stories 2011-10-24 14:44:37Z 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 Paul Falvo on Jan 29, 2011
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Also known as "Dinner for Eight," a Fellowship Dinner is an instant potluck for eight -- Rotarians and their guests. Traditionally held the fourth Saturday of the month -- the host selects the date (it can be a different day of the week), decides how many guests, provides the location and liquid libations. Guests bring all the food. RSVP if you can host:

 Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, etc . . .

Hosts Needed! Rotary Fellowship Dinners Paul Falvo 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
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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 2009-12-25 07:00:00Z 0