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3847 A Albert Street S.
Regina, SK S4S 3R6
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Rotary Club of Regina South is excited to have Dr Charles Omosigho join our club. Our President, Luke Anderson conducted the induction ceremony at our first meeting of the new year and pinned Dr Charles. All members of our club and every Rotarian across Regina and the world welcome him to our club and the world of Rotary International.
Club President 2019-2020 
We are proud to announce that Luke Anderson will serve as President of the Rotary Club Regina South for the 2019-2020 Rotary year. The passing of the Gavel is the symbolic handover of the role from Dan Maddigan, out going President. Luke is an Investment advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns.
 
Luke and his wife Lindsay are proud parents of two young children. Luke, at the age of 30, is the youngest member to serve as Rotary Club President in the history of the club. The Rotary Club of Regina South received its Charter from Rotary International in 1986.
The Rotary Club Regina South has changed meeting dates and meeting location. Going forward the club will meet at Western Pizza, 3847A  Albert St. South. This is a couple of blocks north of the current hotel meeting location. Additionally, we will be  changing to a rotation of eetings on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month.  Members and visitors will order their meals from the menu and pay for them at the time of departure. 
Rotary International's monthly theme for April is Maternal and Child Health! Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, Rotary provides immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improves access to essential medical services, and supports trained health care providers for mothers and their children.
 

 
Winnipeg Model United Nations Assembly
The 2019 Winnipeg Model United Nations Assembly, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Winnipeg, will be held from May 9-12, 2019. The Rotary Club of Winnipeg MUNA Committee assigns delegations to represent a UN member country. Our Rotary club sponsored student delegation will be representing South Korea. In the Model UN program, Young people get a valuable opportunity to learn about the workings of the United Nations in a realistic simulation of its operation.
Welcome Russ and Donna Parry
Club President Dan Maddigan presided over the official induction of Russ and Donna Parry as new members of the Rotary Club Regina South. Russ is the owner of Pro-Finish Painters and his wife Donna is a Legal Assistant. Club member Wallis Zbitnew is their sponsor. President Dan invited Wallis and District Governor Elaine Thompson to present membership information and Rotary membership pins to our new members.
 
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Vocational Talk
At our 7 September Rotary Club lunch meeting we enjoyed an inspirational talk by Babatunde Raji about his life growing up in Nigeria and how he came to know about Rotary. He made quite an impression in his choice of African fashion. In 2010 he was invited to join the Rotary Club of Akure in Nigeria. He is proud to be a Rotarian. Because of political unrest, they made the decision to move to Canada, and decided to settle in Regina. He is the owner of he Rosamond African Food Market. He choose to transfer his Rotary membership to the Rotary Club Regina South because he felt so welcomed by the members of our club. He brings to the club eight years of Rotary experience which has prepared him to take on leadership roles in our club.
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Camp
We had a wonderful club meeting on August 31 with a room full of members and guests. Special welcome for the three students our club sponsored to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Camp in August. Kayla and Rosemary  Levi attended Advanced RYLA (ages 15 - 17).
 
Each of the students spoke about their camp experience.
Rosemary Raji-Ayewole. As a RYLA participant I learned how to relate to people fairly and how to prepare and cope with unforeseen situations. This has helped me to be confident to decide on matters and stand by my decisions.
 
Kayla Oluwole. RYLA has helped me to become more determined and a risk taker. It made fearless in taking leadership responsibility. It also helped me improve my interpersonal relationship skills.
 
Levi Drake. I got a lot of benefit from RYLA by being able to relate to the people around me, building new leadership qualities with the other people at the at the camp and picking each other up when we fall.
 
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Back to School  Program
Regina Rotarians, family and friends filled about  10O0 backpacks with new school supplies for the Salvation Army back to School Backpack program. Val Wiks from the Salvation Army Haven of Hope Ministry expressed her appreciation surrounded by backpacks that are ready for distribution to needy families that they serve. 
Congratulations!
The Rotary Club Regina South received a District Literacy Award for the 2017-18 Rotary year at the 2018 Rotary District Conference.The Regina South club continues to be active in the field of Literacy and Youth as a focus for community service.
 
Rotary Club Party on the Deck
Our club members and quests enjoyed a fine Saturday evening of Rotary fellowship and fun with a party on the deck hosted by Wallis Zbitnew. The highlight of the evening was the induction of Harry Bashin and Komal Nadam as new members by Club President Dan Maddigan. Special welcome to Russ and Donna Parry, originally from Manchester, England. Russ is looking forward to joining the Rotary Club Regina South. In the past year our club has welcomed nine (9) new members.
 
Welcome New Member
It is always a special day for the Rotary Club Regina South when we get to welcome a new member. This past week Dan Maddigan, Club President, officially inducted Adewole Adeoti as a member of Rotary. He is Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector with the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan. Originally from Nigeria his life has been devoted to helping people to be liberated from poverty. He was inspired to join Rotary because of its humanitarian service around the world and in our own community.
Vocational Talk
In June we welcomed Dr. Melissa Vass, a former member of the Rotary Cub of Estevan as a new member of our club. At our August 3 meeting Melissa gave a very informative vocational talk about her life, education, and described what is involved in offering to clients a full spectrum of eye care in her practice as an Optometrist.
Thank you Rotary Club Regina South
Regina Christian School students Joy Brailean and Jaya Mallu served as delegates for the Republic of Korea at the model United Assembly which was held on May 3-5 at the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. Resolutions included issues such as non-proliferation, the situation in Syria, and the rights of persons with disabilities. It was a fantastic learning experience and we would like to express our thanks to the Rotary Club Regina South for sponsoring them.
 
 
Our speaker on March 23 was Club President, Dan Maddigan. In his practice of law Dan has worked with Indian Bands on the settlement of land claims under the Treaty Land Entitlement Agreement. To first nations the treaties were a means to secure their well being in the face of an uncertain future with the settlement of the plains by European immigrants. Dan provided an historical perspective of the territorial and cultural dislocation for certain aboriginal societies that lost the amount of land for which they were entitled under Treaty.  Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) agreements fulfill federal obligations to set apart the promised amount of reserve land as part of those treaties.
Ignite Adult Learning Corporation
Terina Shaw shared her passion for the work of Ignite Adult Learning Corporation in a presentation to the Rotary Club Regina South. Ignite is a not-for-profit, community-based employer that uses a leading edge, business entrepreneurial approach to solve social issues inherent in marginalized young adults.
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Today at Rotary Luanne Drake gave her vocational talk.She graduated from U of R with a Business Degree and a certificate in public relations. 
Classification Talk - Luke Anderson

Club members are given an opportunity to share their vocation by giving a classification talk. This week Luke Anderson talked about his life growing up in a small community, attending Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute in Outlook and working as a crane operator while completing courses to become an associate investment advisor with the National Bank. He believes in giving back and getting involved in the community. Luke and his wife Lindsay are parents of a 4 month old boy. Luke joined our club in August 2017. 

Welcome Luanne
Club President Dan Maddigan joins Wallis Zbitnew in welcoming Luanne Drake as a member of the Rotary Club Regina South. Luanne works as a Development Officer for Development and Fundraising at the University of Regina.
 
Thank you to the members of our club who volunteered to ring bells for the Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign.
Rotarian Book Author
Club member Wallis Zbitnew is the author of "Mr. Apple Discovers the Four Way Test" which was first published in 2014. 
 
Habitat and Rotary Partnership
On October 3, 2017 Rotary International announced a new service partnership with Habitat for Humanity  - to work together in our local communities to design and provide long-term, affordable housing to families most in need of shelter.   The partnership will facilitate collaboration between local Rotary clubs and local Habitat for Humanity organizations.
 
Grade 3 reading is a powerful pathway out of poverty
Kristin Nelson from the United Way Regina was our guest speaker on September 15. She told us that there is one factor that predicts school success better than all others: Grade 3 reading. If you’re not reading by Grade 3 you are four times more likely to miss graduating on time, making it harder to move on to post-secondary and a job that will support a family. The United Way Regina is committed to improving educational outcomes for Regina’s children and youth with their "All That Kids Can Be" program initiatives.
 
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