P.O. Box 613
Thompson, MB
R8N 1N4
 
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Welcome to Rotary

Thompson MB

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Meridian Hotel
183 Cree Road
Thompson, MB  R8N 0C2
Canada
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Murray Kissick and Pat Kirby will be at Rotary May 18th for Lunch to update the Manitoba Winter Games Thompson 2018
 
MUNA students will be at Rotary May 25th for Lunch to give a short Presentation on the Model United Nations conference in Winnipeg.
 
June 3rd President BBQ at fellow Rotarian Raj Thethy house, details in an email to come.
 
Regular Meetings at Noon June 8, 15, 22, 29.  With Guest speakers, these TBA.
 
For the Month of July we will be operating the Million Dollar Hole in One fundraiser July 4th to 8th, which we ask each member to committee to at least 3 two hour shifts.  This will make up any meetings missed and we will be taking the month of July off.
 
August 3rd meeting the District Governor will be at our meeting at noon, please your attendance at this meeting is appreciated.
 
If you have any suggestions on speakers on how to make our membership better please contact Sandra at srhitch@mymts.net
 
Wow does time fly!
 
Its been three months and I am hoping everyone is enjoying the year. I have been enjoying the meeting and chairing them.
Its been a busy three months, Hole in one, Golf Tournament, Youth Exchange Student, and the District Governor is coming to town.
If you have not met our Youth Exchange Student, Breno Oliveria is from San Paulo Brasil and has been in Canada since August 19th.
I encourage each Rotarian if you have time to show him around or if your going fishing, curling, snowboarding or snow machining to give him a call.  Right now he is staying with me, but I am sure he would love any adventure you might be going on.
The District Governor Ken Krebs will be in town on October 15th, and I hope to see you out for the evening that evening to enjoy the Rotary Family.
 
Last week we discussed our project objective of partnering with the Lions Senior Housing complex.  We have discussed idea and would like to furnish on of the common rooms there.  This would be a $20K to $40K commitment and we will have to come up with a plan for fundraising.
 
I look forward to the next few months and hopefully update you with any progress we make on this project and others throughout the next year.
 
Thank you my fellow Rotarians.
Sandra
Another Rotary year is coming to an end.  As a club, we are very grateful for the hard work and effort of our members. 
 
There were two primary goals this year.
 
One was to provide some stability to our club leadership.  Sandra Ross-Hitch is our incoming President.  Her willingness to assume this role was the catalyst for everything else that happened.   Rick Oberdorfer will be our President in 2016-2017 and Tim Johnston in 2017-2018.  We have already had discussions about possibilities for that role in the following years.  This becomes a strength for our club and allows for proactive planning instead of reactive responses.
 
The second key goal was to increase membership.  Shelley Watt and her committee got to work and the results are phenomenal.  We welcomed back two former members in Geoff Lamontagne and Rick Oberdorfer and thirteen new members -- Victoria Bishop, Margaret Carroll, Nick DiVirgillio, Tim Johnston, Ralph Lance, Randy McKay, Corey Murdy, Rob Roberts, Curtis Ross, Oswald Sawh, Cristin Smook, Will Tewnion, and Raj Thethy.  We started the year with 17 members and ended with 32.  The goal for the coming year is 40.
 
There were a number of other highlights for me over the past year. 
 
Sandra Ross-Hitch and Cristin Smook were at the District Conference.   Carol Pelton has attending district functions in the recent past but it is great to see others making the effort. 
 
Keith MacDonald did a tremendous job as the liaison with Rotary Place.  There was a lot of hand holding with the staff person at Rotary Place and Keith showed patience and provided a fine example of what it means to be a Rotarian.
 
Brian Kreuger modified our Dream Draw to a 50-50 draw which worked very well.  We learned some things and should be able to build on this year's success.
 
Our fellowship events at Christmas and again in May when our District Governor, Pat Chernesky, came a second time were special to me.  We had a chance to show our club off to new prospective members, our families, and each other.  Chef Rick Oberdorfer obviously learned a lot in the A&W kitchen and probably has a job for life now.  It was also a highlight to catch up with former members Lloyd White and Ernie Krokosz and say hello to our honourary member, Dallas Bray.  Hopefully we will see more of them in the future.
 
Rotary is fundamentally a way for all of us to get to know each other better, have a laugh or two, and channel our efforts to improve our community and world.  Thank you to each of you in bringing us to this point.  You can be proud to call yourself a Rotarian.
 
 
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