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Every year we award a Paul Harris Award to a member of our community, this year we chose Bernie Gould, executive director of St Vincent de Paul.

For years she has worked tirelessly to ensure Prince George homeless people have at least one healthy meal a day. She was motivated by her own   upbringing to do this kind of work. While her family always provided for her, she recognized the struggle it sometimes was and decided to help those who  needed it most.  

The current pandemic has made things challenging as social distancing is not easy when you are trying to feed the number of people who use the services St Vincent de Paul provides. Bernie and her team have risen to the challenge and continue to get meals to those in need. This and everything else she has done over the years make her a great recipient for this award. 

 

 
 
In-person meetings will resume next week at our regular meeting time.
 
The meeting on Thursday August 13th at 12:00 for 12:15 PM will be held at the Prince George Golf and Curling club.
 
The cost will be $20 per Rotarian which will include meal cost, taxes, and gratuity.
 
If attending in person, please RSVP to Brian Leslie or Phil Ramage. Marnie is on holidays.
 
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Punch cards will be accepted.
 
The meal will be a sit down hot lunch with a choice of five entrees. The meeting will be a "blended" meeting so those who want to attend online can do so. Chris Wood will be hosting the online portion of the meeting. A link for this will be sent to members separately from this email.

Masks are highly recommended to be used and may be removed once seated. There will be masks available at the door.
Many hands are making light (and looks like fun) work. DebieHemich, Maegan Selzler, and Bill Hellyer took their turn this week sorting at the Salvation Army food bank.
 
With food banks feeling the pressure more than ever we were happy to help sort, sort and sort some more.

Always look for ways to volunteer in your community. #peopleofaction
Dear Friends of Mgutwa
 
We hope that you are well and staying safe with Covid -19.
 
With the schools being closed throughout the past month we had taken most of our time in renovating the school and maintaining the environment for an appealing view once students and staff return back to school.
It has been really difficult renovating school buildings when students are available with all the distraction they will be exposed to thus during this shut down period it has been a perfect time to intervene in all the standing works that were set aside for the holiday time.
 
The library building which however is the biggest  building at the school has been our main core for finishing work from it’s lengthy period and size. Everybody is just so excited to start using a larger library space and computer room.
Most of the students and staff call it the “Heart Of The School” as it is at the centre and can be accessed easily from all the classes with pathways that are well set aside to it and across it.  With a science presentation that was made early this year one of the students described the heart and how it supplies blood throughout the body and he convened this idea with how knowledge can be gained from each of the students when they visit the library often and made a humorous example that the library was a heart and it’s pathways were veins and arteries that all head to each person in the classes thus student should visit the library and read much more books so as to prosper in life as if they don’t it is just like how the blood will stop to circulate to the heart anymore and a person won’t be able to survive. This student presentation really showed us on how much the students value the newly constructed library with how they just compliment it as it will be the biggest school library in our entire region that really push us to make this dream come true.
 
We have made some steps with the paint job and veranda that we are happy to present to you all as we really could not have made it here without your generous support. Please get to see the attached photos in this email.
On behalf of all the families in our communities, students, staff and school management we say thank you  to the Yellowhead Rotary and Friends of Mgutwa for making us make tremendous progress in the school library building and may God Almighty richly bless you all.
 
Sincerely,
Kedmon and Monica
 
 
 
With food banks being used more than ever, we wanted to help out. Together with our fellow Rotarians, the Kinsmen and Rotartact we collected over 1300 lbs. of food and over $1100 in cash donations. We had 15 volunteers with each organization represented by at least a volunteer. Collections were split 50/50 with the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul.

Thank you to everyone who donated. It makes a difference.
We had the pleasure this week to be involved in the "burger blitz", delivering donations of burgers and fries to self-isolating or shut-in seniors. 10 of our club members helped with the deliveries which were all done in less than one hour - 80 deliveries! White Spot (Triple O's) donated the burgers and the Salvation army helped coordinate with the PG seniors Assoc. Rotarians did the delivering. #PeopleOfAction
 
Stay Healthy | Be Kind | Stop the Spread
Guenter Stahl is part of the backbone of the Yellowhead Rotary Club. He has been key in revitalizing our Adventures in Forestry and Environmental Studies youth program and he gets us all together 3 times a year with Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Thank you for your ongoing  involvement Guenter, we would not be the same without you! 

We are extremely happy to announce that we have surpassed our End Polio fundraising goal for the year! Through the support of our friends, families, local businesses, and our amazing community we have raised enough to fund 4,400 vaccines! Thanks so much to everyone who helped us reach our goal.

In particular we'd like to thank Zoe's Java House, Cercle des Canadiens Français, Ramen Ya Sendo, Magel's Cafe, and Booster Juice for having our jars out this year.

 

Every year we award a Paul Harris Award to a member of our community. This year Kal Gill was selected for his on going dedication to our community as a whole and all that he does to support the efforts of the Yellowhead Rotary Club. He is always willing to help and always has a smile to share. Thank you for all that you do Kal. Well deserved. 
Today we welcomed Trina Lomax as the newest member of the Yellowhead Rotary Club. She was proposed for membership by Janice Bleeker and we can already see that she will be a great Rotarian. We look forward to getting to know her more and working on great Rotary projects together. 
 
It was great to see this amazing group receive the honor of a Rotary Citation. They truly are a benefit to our community.
Our Rotarian of the month is Chris Wood. Chris has embraced Rotary from the moment he walked through the doors. He has helped with many projects including city clean up, Family bbq, Taste of India and he was our first Sargent in Arms this new year. We are lucky you have him in our club.
 
Rotary  Adventures in Health Care  was created in 2017 to provide an opportunity to introduce Adventurers to post-secondary education, applied training and career opportunities in the health sciences in northern British Columbia. The program has become extremely successful with constant positive feedback from collaboraters, students and parents alike. This past spring the program was recognized with a Healthier You Award for Youth Initiative of the Year.
 
  • Unfortunately, success has created a problem. The goal of the program has become watered down...………………..
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October 24th is World Polio day and to recognize this important event the 3 Prince George clubs are holding a joint dinner on that day at The Coast.  Guest speaker is Joan Toone.  Joan is a Rotarian and Past President of the Rotary Club of Victoria.  Both Joan and her husband are multiple Paul Harris Fellows and Foundation Benefactors.  They have received the Foundation District Service award twice.  
Joan has also received a President's Commendation and a District 5020 Award of Excellence.  She is a recipient of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award and the Sovereign's Medal for volunteers.  Joan is also a polio survivor.
 
Please join us on October 24th 6 pm at The Coast.  Please feel free to invite friends and family.  Tickets are available at the front desk of The Coast and I also have tickets .  I will have these available at our luncheon meetings.  Price is $30.00 for Rotarians and $35.00 for non members.
 

New Rotarian Ken Carnes has completed his ‘task’ list and had his New Member ribbon removed today. Thanks for joining our club Ken, we are enjoying getting to know you.

Shown here with Yellowhead Rotarians Janine Janine Fraser and Martina Humphrey.

Today we inducted our newest member, Mauricio Plate. Mauricio works for the City of Prince George and manages their service division. We are happy to have you with us Mauricio and we look forward to working together in our community.

Shown here with Rotarians Dave Dyer and Bill Hellyer

 

 
 
Our annual Taste of India event raises much needed funds for worthwhile organizations both international and local. This week we were pleased to present the Friends of Mgutaw with a cheque for $12,500. With our support they are able to build a library and computer lab at their school. We are proud to be associated with this inspiring group who are making a difference in Mgutwa, Tanzania
Yolanda Bruno, Helen Matson and Sharon Egglestone are shown here with Taste of India Committee Chair Janine Fraser.
Our annual Taste of India event raises much needed funds for worthwhile organizations both international and local. This week we were pleased to present Kim March and Jamie Kranrod from The Blackburn Community Association with a cheque for $8,500 towards the development of a bike skills park. We are proud to be associated with this project as it impacts the lives of children in our community.
Kim March is shown here with Taste of India Committee Chair Janine Fraser.
Our annual Taste of India event raises much needed funds for worthwhile organizations both international and local. This week we were pleased to present Big Brothers and Big Sisters with a cheque for $8,500 for some much-needed playground equipment. We are proud to be associated with this dynamic group of individuals working to better the lives of children in our community. Keep up the great work!
Wendy Bracklow and Erica McLean are shown here with Rotarian Janine Fraser.
A four minute summary of four days in Prince George exploring health care options for education and careers in northern British Columbia
 
 
 
 
 
 
Club Information

Rotary Club of Prince George Yellowhead

PG Yellowhead Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Prince George Golf and Country Club
2601 Recplace Dr, Prince George
Prince George, BC
Canada
Also meeting via Zoom.
 
      
 

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