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                                 Jerri Anderson

                  District Governor 2017-18


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Daggett, Russell (Russ) H. 1935–2017
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Russell (Russ) H. Daggett on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at the age of 82.
Russ is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Ida, who was his partner in all of life's adventures.  He is also survived by his children and grandchildren.  Daughter, Rochelle Bhatia and her girls, Angela and Kelsey; son, Dan Daggett and his friend, Julie Harper and daughter Joelle Ellwood, her husband Kurt and their son Hazen.
He will be much missed by his loving Mother, Della and by his surviving brothers, Claude and Layne and his sister, Bonnie.  Also by a big extended family.
Russ was born on Grand Manan Island, N.B. on March 6th, 1935.  He received his education there and went to work for the Bank of Nova Scotia and was transferred to St. John, N.B., Vancouver B.C. and Chilliwack, B.C.
In 1960 he left the bank and moved to Lethbridge, Alberta where he worked for Scott National Fruit Company and Western Canadian Seed Producers as an accountant as well as running his farm in southern Alberta.
Russ returned to banking in 1963 with the Alberta Government Treasury Branches transferring to Rocky Mountain House, Hanna, Camrose and Calgary.
Russ was a member of the Kinsmen Club, held office in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Royal Canadian Legion.
In 1970 Russ left banking and went into land development and started Bonavista Travel in Calgary, Alberta.  He was a founding member of the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies and was conference chairman of the second national conference held in Calgary.
In 1985 he and Ida moved permanently to Invermere, B.C. and became the owners of the local travel agency, Travel World, Ltd.  He enjoyed working with friends and clients in the travel business, as travel was always a large part of his and Ida's world both professionally and personally.
Russ was a very active member of the Invermere community through his membership in the local Rotary Club where he served as treasurer, Vice-President, President, District Governor of District 5080 and worked with the President's Elect Training Seminar for 10 years.  He was also a very proud multiple Paul Harris Fellow.  Rotary fellowship meant a great deal to Russ.
Celebration of Life will be held Friday, December 15 at 1:30 pm at Christ Church Trinity - 110, 7th Avenue Invermere BC.
It is Day 3 of the final leg of Ned Morris's yearlong quest to join an elite emergency relief team.  The details of what he's doing on this leg in Cornwall, England, are not exactly known.  It is said to combine a mixture of classroom learning with fitness tests and practical exercises designed to prepare his for the worst of the worst conditions as a responder in international disaster relief for Shelter Box.  Specifics though are secret.  See more . . .
September was Basic Education and Literacy Month!
As Rotarians, we support education through scholarships, donations and service projects.  Together, we can do more for our local communities and communities around the world.  Has your Rotary Club considered applying for a District Community or International Basic Education/Literacy Matching Grant this spring?  SEE the NEWS FLASH below!
This is an e-mail that was sent to PDG John Brewer about District 5080 helping with Shelter Boxes with the recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey.

Dear John,

Thank you for your ongoing support.  Today, while many of our Ambassadors were out raising funds to support our mission in Texas, others were here on the ground, hauling boxes, loading tents and making sure our shipments could start heading toward communities in need.  Witnessing this collective spirit and united effort makes me proud to be part of the ShelterBox family.

Please watch this quick video from Team Lead Bruce Heller and know how much the team here appreciates all that you do: https://youtu.be/8v8-SbYyQYE

Subject: Registration Discount for Toronto Convention

Since the deadline for EARLY Early REGISTRATION has passed, here is the relevant information for registering for the Toronto Convention now. Hotel accommodation is tight as there is another large event in the city at the same time.


Go to: http://www.riconvention.org/en/toronto/registration-fees for more information about fees which are:

June 15-December 15 – US $335; Dec. 16-March 31 – US$410; April 1 – June 27 – US$495.

This will be the closest convention to home for some years as the schedule is as follows:




District 5080 Refund Policy
January 2018
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