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The Rotary Club of Comox is an inclusive group of service-minded leaders who are dedicated to improving the quality of life locally and internationally.  We are guided by a strong commitment to integrity, good will, and fellowship and to inspiring the same in others.

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Each year Rotary International sponsors a video competition for Interact Clubs around the world.  The goal is to inspire others to take action.  For the 9th annual competition, the theme was “People of Action”.  This year, entries were submitted by 140 Interact Clubs from 28 countries, including one from Mark R. Isfeld’s Interact Club.                                                        

We are excited to announce that Mark R. Isfeld’s Interact Club has won this competition due to our ”creativity, teamwork and dedication to changing the world”.  The club will be given a $1000 donation that must be used to support one of our service projects, an award plaque and a letter from the Rotary International President Ian H. S. Riseley from Australia

Isfeld’s Interact Club’s video was produced, filmed and edited entirely by students in the club.  This project was spear-headed by Kalyssa Heinrich and Vassily Petrousevitch.  To see this video, please go to   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz38XGvBvg0&feature=youtu.be             

As you will see in this video, our Interact Club members are people of action and have been busy supporting local and international projects.  For several years, our major fundraising efforts have been used to help children in Honduras.  So far this year, we have participated in WE Day, provided Christmas shoeboxes for local youth at the LINC and, along with the Comox Rotary Club, have raised enough funds to build a dental clinic in a rural Honduran school.  In March, we will be hosting our annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction.  All funds raised from this event will be donated to the Market Children program in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The Mark R. Isfeld Interact Club would like to thank the following groups for their support and encouragement: Comox Rotary Club, Highland Interact Club, Vanier Interact Club, and all businesses in the Comox Valley who have generously offered donations to support our various causes.

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Interact Past Co-President Kalyssa and club member Vassily worked together to produce a short video of the club and it’s projects for an Interact People of Action international competition. These students continue to amaze and inspire me, I hope you’ll take the 3 minutes to watch it. We are happy to announce that they’ve made the TOP 8 FINALISTS!!!!
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?!  World’s Greatest Meal to End Polio potluck at President Jo’s and Harry’s
Dawn Postnikoff and her mother, Irene, David and Robyn Peat, Norma Pelletier and Fred, Jo and Harry
Rotary Club of Comox
Meeting Highlights
Thursday, October 5th, 2017.
Guest Speaker:  Colin Boyd
October is Rotary Vocational Service Month.  With that in mind, our program featured a speaker whose area of research is business ethics.  Dr. Colin Boyd delivered on the promise that this would be an informative, engaging, and entertaining presentation.  Interestingly, he compared various approaches to determine fairness to Rotary’s Four Way Test. 
Bill Bear thanks fellow member Brian Mather for his presentation on his experiences and information gained during his monitoring mission trip to Honduras in April. Brian observed past grant projects and scouted out future collaborative projects for Interact and the club. 
Brian Mather, Interact mentor presented a $100 cheque to Rod McKenzie, Foundation Director for a donation to Polio Plus on behalf of the Isfeld Interact club, who raised the money in this past school year. 

We are very pleased to introduce DAWN POSTNIKOFF, our newest member of the Rotary Club of Comox

Dawn spent 10 years in Medicine Hat owning and operating the Golf course there, and 15 years prior to that as an IT Manager / Business Consultant in Calgary.

Les, Dawn's husband joined Rotary after they moved to the Comox Valley, and they look after their Alberta business remotely (golf course / restaurant), and have a new online startup business focused on Culinary Tourism and promoting local food products.

Most of her volunteer experience has been related to business and family.  She was a mentor at the Medicine Hat College Entrepreneurial program for several years and involved with the Women in Business group as well as the Destination Marketing Organization in Medicine Hat. She also served on various School Councils and Minor Sports committees when their children were younger.

Her husband, Les is an Executive Advisor with TEC Canada, a golf professional, and co-owner of their Golf Course. She has 5 children in total (a 25 year old daughter, 17 year old twin boys, and 2 step-daughters aged 24 & 26).  No Grandchildren as of yet.

Dawn does not have any past Rotary involvement. Over the past 10 years or so she has been so busy running hers and Les' golf course and raising their kids that she simply has not had time to get involved before now.

Her primary interests and contributions in Rotary would most likely be around Business, Event Planning, and International projects once the boys are off to University.  In terms of committees, maybe Public Image and Vocational, as well as helping with some of the fundraising events.

Welcome to your Rotary Club of Comox Dawn!

Past Foundation Chair Ernie Von Schilling, President Joanne Coyle and Foundation Chair Rod McKenzie with thanks to John Jerczynski for donating the cake. The cake was to celebrate the all time giving to The Rotary Foundation by the Comox Rotary Club of $500,000. 
· John Marinus – presentation of $1500 cheque to third place Ducky winner, Ellen van Heerden.
· Sandy, James, and Joanne, Ducky Parade 
Paul Harris Fellowship Awards;
  • James Eby – PHF
  • Anne Delaney – PHF +1
  • Joanne Coyle – PHF + 3
  • Holly Haston Grant – PHF +4
· Induction of Dawn Postnikof
The photos are from our partners in the Comayagua Club in Honduras. They show the work in progress on the Eight Villages Phase One Global Grant, completed in the past month.
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