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District Governor:
   Kees van der Pol 
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Mayumi's Prize Winning Apple Pie !! Inline image 1
2 cups     flour
3/4 tsp     salt
1 cup       shortening
2 Tbsp     cold water
1              egg
1 Tbsp     vinegar      
5             Granny Smith apples, cut into pieces
1/2 Cup   Sugar
1/2 tsp     Cinnamon
2 tsp        Tapioca
Line the pan with 1/2 of the dough, and brush the inside with margarine. 
Place the filling, and cover it with rest of the dough.  Create holes. 
Brush the top with a mixture of egg yolk & milk.
425°C for 20 min
Then 375°C for 25 min
Have a Happy Pie Day!!

Mayumi  van der Pol
This past weekend, May 6, in Coeur d'Alene, 11 Rotarians representing 7 different clubs completed the Rotary Leadership Institute program with. Participating in the Part 3 section, they were able to share insights from their clubs, seek solutions to some common problems and discuss issues facing Rotary and the world around. One among them - Joe Hulett, is his club's first graduate of the program, which arrived in District 5080 in October 2009. Three others - Nanci Jenkins, Barb Carver and JP Carver are the first three graduates from the program from their club.
[standing] Dick Barclay (faculty) Allan Davis (faculty) Pete Rayner, Tim Cochran, Sandie Brown, JP Carver, Maggie Crawford (faculty), James Wilson, Joe Hulett.
[sitting] Sally Harrison, Melanie Holloway, Barb Carver, Helga Logan.
Missing from photo - Nanci Jenkins
Congratulations to each new grad - welcome to the group of (almost) 200.
April 12th, 2017
Greetings fellow train enthusiasts:
We would like to introduce you to our NEW Excursion Train Ride in beautiful Washington State. As you may know the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club has run an Excursion ride for the past 35 years in northern Pend Oreille County. Due to safety/inspection issues on the northern tracks sadly 2016 was the end of their rides.That is where we step in. The Newport WA Priest River ID Rotary Club will be moving the Excursion Train Rides to the southern end of Pend Oreille County.
I am pleased to announce that PDG Norm McCarvell has been selected as the Rotary Council on Legislation Representative for the 2017-2019 CoL Cycle.  His term will commence July 1st, 2017.
I am also pleased to announce that PDG Sandra Roberts (Kimberley Rotary) has been selected as the Council on Legislation Alternate. Her 3-year term will also commence on July 1st, 2017.
Our District 5080 will indeed be well served by Norm and Sandra as we look forward to our participation in Council Activities.  Thank you, Norm and Sandra, for your continuing commitment to Rotary.
Kees van der Pol
District Governor
The District Youth Exchange Committee is looking for new members. Often described as one of the best programs that Rotary has, the district committee is looking for Rotarians who would like to know more about Youth Exchange and who  might like to serve on the District Committee. If interested please contact Darryl Bishop dcsbishop@shaw.ca for further information.
Governor-Elect Jerri Anderson (Sandpoint Rotary) and Kent being presented to 2017-18 Rotary International President-Elect Ian Riseley and Juliet
at the International Assembly in San Diego in January.
All are sporting next year's beautiful theme ties, scarves and jackets as they stand in front of the new logo and the theme of "Rotary: Making a Difference".
Rotary District 5080, in partnership with the University of Calgary Medical School, recently completed the first year of a 3-year Vocational Training Team (VTT) project to provide much needed training for Family Medicine Specialists in Laos.
The VTT project was organized by the Rotary Club of Golden, BC. Major funding came from the Golden and Columbia Center Rotary Clubs, with additional funds from Spokane 21, Cranbrook Sunrise, Invermere, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie and Coeur d’Alene Sunrise. Matching funds from District 5080 and The Rotary Foundation’s World Fund resulted in a $150,000 CAD Global Grant.
An Opportunity for Canadians (Only)
to Petition the Canadian Government
to Support Polio Plus
Dear Rotarians,
I hope this message finds you well.
I take this opportunity to inform you about a petition encouraging the government of Canada’s continued support for polio eradication. This Petition can be found on the House of Commons website:  https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-798  
A brief story has also been posted about the petition on Rotary’s End Polio Now website.
Below please find a notice that you may wish to incorporate into your
District Newsletter.  As Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday in 2017
and entrance to Canada’s National Parks is free for the year, camp sites
are expected to be reserved quickly.  If attendees at the WGIPPA 85th
Assembly in Waterton wish to camp, I would strongly recommend that
your reservations be made ASAP.
Thanks.  Glenn
Hundreds of Rotarians vacation worldwide at IGFR (International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary) locations.
The 54th annual IGFR will be held this August 6-12 in Victoria , BC , Canada. Proceeds go to Rotary charities.
Please pass this information on to your Rotary Club Presidents asking them to inform golfers in their clubs.
More information on how to register: http://www.igfr.ca  
Thank you
Dr. Gerry Kelly
Chair: IGFR2017 in Victoria. Canada


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The District Leadership Team for 2016-17 attended the D-5080 Team Training Seminar in Coeur d’Alene on February 14, 2016
Rotary Convention
Atlanta USA Convention
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June 10 to 14, 2017
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A new donation system is now available to all Rotarians! It's called TRF Direct. There are brand new forms available, ready for you to download from this website. One is for Canadian donors and one for U.S. Donors.
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May 2017
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