Friday, December 19, 2014

December 19th, 2014 - January 15th, 2015 Newsletter

December is Family Month.
January is Rotary Awareness Month.

December Chair is Vic Wiebe.
January Chair is Anna Fish.

There are no meetings on December 25th & January 1st.

January Program:
January 8th:  business meeting, program reports
January 15th:  Nancy Styles - vocational talk
January 22nd (evening meeting):  author Jennifer Kuchinka from Estevan about her experiences with post partum depression and brain injury
January 29th:  Bruce Kwochka on the Rotary Foundation

Executive Meeting is January 7th at 6:45 a.m. in the Mainil Dressing Room at the Comp.

Emilie is a charming young woman and she would love to spend some time with you.  You don't need anything unusual to do with her.  She would be just as happy having a meal with you, visiting, playing board games with your family or anything else as simple as these.  Check this week's minutes for her cell number.

Anna provided the following photos from the International Women's Christmas party.

Emilie, Bob & Brenda braved the cold weather to see the Holiday Train.
After, she and some Rotarians and their partners ate yule log and other goodies.

The Christmas party was a success.  It was great to see Art Wallace in his lit-up tie which he created himself.  A few years back we bestowed a Paul Harris on Art for all he does in the community.
Joanne and Michele had a pre-meal laugh.  Michele, thanks for organizing the party!
Ilene & Alex Miles weren't just there for the turkey supper.  They were there for Alex to receive his Paul Harris +4 Fellowship.

Dale presented Colleen Hagel of the Cadets with a cheque for $300 for the help of the Cadets at the Lobsterfest.  Colleen was particularly touched when two chocolate and nut trays were auctioned off later with that money also donated to the Cadets.
Those receiving Paul Harris Fellowships were Vic Wiebe, Alex Miles (+4), & Terry Chapelsky (2).  Ron Milleker, who passed away earlier this year, also achieved one.
Mal Barber & Tom Stephenson were the auctioneers.
Brenda King & Barb Hart were sparkly ... and a little out of focus!
Birthdays:  December 19th - Vance Molder, December 28th - Janice Giroux, December 28th - Ted Hillstead, December 30th - Janine Beaulieu, December 31st - EMILIE SPILLIBEAN, January 13th - Anna Fish
Anniversaries:  December 21st - Michele & Dave Craigen, December 23rd - Bev & Don Hansen, December 30th - Myron & June Fletcher, January 6th - Garnet & Barb Hart
Meals on Wheels:  December 24th - Anna Fish, Deember 31st - Dale Fish, January 7th - Janice Giroux, January 14th - Ray Hamm
Emilie's Drivers:  January 8th - Vic Wiebe, January 15th - Gwen Wright
How well do you know your fellow Rotarians?
Last week's question:  Which Rotarian who has been married 59 years will be with his wife and all his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren for Christmas?  Alex Miles
This week's question:  Which Rotarian brought his/her son to the Christmas party?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 18th, 2014 Newletter

December is Family Month
December Program Chair is Vic Wiebe
January Program Chair is Anna Fish

Anna, Jill & Dale at a quick executive meeting.  Finances are looking good!
Vic brought guest speaker Jenna Kosior from Envision.
Doug has Emilie's surprise birthday gift behind her back.
These dainties for lunch were just cruel for any of us doing the one month Rotary Wellness Challenge.
Laraine is all smiles while the conversation behind her seems somewhat serious.
Who was masquerading as Ray?
Dale met Garnet's guests.

Birthdays:  December 19th - Vance Molder

Anniversaries:  December 21st - Michele & Dave Craigen, December 23rd - Bev & Don Hansen

Meals on Wheels:  December 24th - Anna Fish, December 31- Dale Fish, January 7th - Janice Giroux

Emilie's Drivers:  January 8th - Vic Wiebe

The newsletter for January 8th will go out very early ... on December 19th to be exact so check it out for photos of the Christmas party, for a photo of Emilie celebrating a Belgium Christmas tradition, for the lists of drivers for Meals on Wheels, drivers for Emilie, and for information about all the January meetings.

How well do you know your fellow Rotarians?

Last week's question:  Who sold the most chocolate and nut trays?  Gwen with 65!  The runner-up was pretty impressive too.  That was Alex with 54!  Well done!

This week's question:  Which Rotarian will celebrate Christmas with his/her spouse of 59 years plus all of his/her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren?

The Rotary Wellness Challenge

Are you participating?  Even if you aren't completing it, it gives lots to think about and lots to do to live a healthier lifestyle.  
One part of it (days 19 & 20) asked to share a new healthy recipe and a new healthy dessert recipe with the rest of the Rotarians.  I'd like to share mine here:

Kale Chips
Start with a lot of washed kale.  What I made took two trays quite full like the one pictured below.
Throw the kale in a bag with a little oil and shake it up so the oil adheres to the kale.
Add salt and cracked pepper and put into a 350 degree oven until kale is crispy.  Turn from time to time.  This doesn't take very long and your results will look like this:
To be honest, kale chips are something I have made before but I am calling this a new recipe because I've never added cracked pepper before!  Yummy!

Rice Krispie Honey Bars
Melt together 4 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp brown sugar and 1 Tbsp butter.  Bring to a boil and boil for one minute.  Remove from heat and add 1 to 2 tsp. vanilla.  Pour into 3 cups of Rice Krispies and mix well.  Press into greased pan.
This tastes fine but doesn't stay together as well as regular Rice Krispie squares.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December 11th, 2014 Newsletter

December is Family Month
December Program Chair is Vic Wiebe
December program:  December 11th:  Jenna Scribner of Envision Counselling & Support
December 18th: Christmas Party with cocktails at 6:30, meal at 7
December 25th & January 1st:  no meetings

Don't these two look wintery in their scarves? 
Stafford looks fearless even though he's going to lead some less-than-talented singers at the annual Carol Festival.
Dale gets in a bite before the meeting.
Joanne checks out the food.
Here are some of our gang practising before the Carol Festival.
What would we do without Tom?  What WILL we do without Tom when he & Marilyn head south for a couple of months?
Thanks for leading us, Stafford and Tom.
Birthdays:  December 11th - Lorrie Schultz, December 12th - Kajal Swar-Balayar, December 13th:  Lois Anderson
Anniversaries:  December 17th:  Alex & Ilene Miles
Meals on Wheels:  December 17th:  Alvena Dubnyk,, December 24th - Anna Fish, December 31st:  Dale Fish
Emilie's drivers:  none needed until January 8th, 2015
How well do you know your fellow Rotarians?
Last week's question:  who gave Judi the earrings?  Check with Judi to see if someone gave her the answer.
This week's question:  Who sold the most chocolate & nut trays?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December 4th, 2014 Newsletter

December is Family Month

The Weyburn Review always give our club good coverage.  Thanks, Greg!
Chocolate and Nut Tray construction went very smoothly and the product looks great.  Thanks to the organizers, the sellers, and all helpers.

Last week Doug practised one of his dramatic faces for the Crocus 80 production.
These fellows all reacted differently to seeing Doug's mug.
It was good to see Alvena all smiles at the meeting.
November's program chair brought in guest speaker Sarah Satre who shared a Rotary Wellness Challenge with us.  I'm in.  Are you?

Doug found this avid fan waiting at the stage door for a photo op and an autograph.
Meals on Wheels:  December 10th - Michele Craigen, December 17th - Alvena Dubnyk, December 24th - Anna Fish
Emilie's Drivers:  December 11th - Denis Tremblay, December 18th - Laraine Tremblay
(no meetings December 25th & January 1st)
Birthdays:  December 7th - Willa Stephenson, December 8th - Alex Miles
Anniversaries:  none
How well do you know your fellow Rotarians?
Last week's question:  How many in our club are taking a warm winter vacation?  I stopped counting after ten, so the answer is A LOT!
This week's question:  Judi was given these earrings in a Rotary gift exchange ten or more years ago.  She's never lost them, she cherishes them, and she wears them often.  She's often wondered who the kind Rotarian was.  Can anyone give the answer?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November 27th, 2014 Newsletter

November is Rotary Foundation Month
Make cheques payable to the Rotary Club of Weyburn and
 Jill will send all the money to RI at once.

Dare I call this gentleman the "treasurer-in-waiting"?
Parents helped the junior RYLA team set up.
If you want enthusiasm at a meeting, ask teenagers to be the guest speakers!
Tom is being pampered to the extreme while he recuperates.
Here some of the senior RYLA group pose for a selfie.  Ben (on the left) will be our outbound exchange student for 2015-16.
Emilie brought her host sister Willow and her host mom Marie.  By their smiles you can tell how much they enjoy each other.
Here are two Rotarians who haven't been in the newsletter lately.
We had excellent turnout for this evening meeting.

Dale presented Duane with the past-president's pin.
Pat inducted our newest member Deana Mainil.  Welcome, Deana!
Dale presented STARS rep Vanessa Headford with a Rotary cheque of $6000, half the money raised through our first annual golf ball drop.  He also presented a cheque for $2500 from the first place winner of the golf ball drop.
Both RYLA groups came together for a RYLA cheer.
Here are nine of the ten students that we sent to RYLA camps last summer.  Weyburn consistently sends the most students from our district to these worthwhile camps.
Some of the students got Bob in a selfie ... his first ever.
Great students!  Great presentations!  Great evening!
Meals on Wheels:  December 3rd - Terry Chapelsky, December 10th - Michele Craigen, December 17th - Alvena Dubnyk

Emilie's Drivers:  December 4th - Kim Thorson, December 11th - Denis Tremblay, December 18th - Laraine Tremblay

Birthdays:  November 27th - Mal Barber

Anniversaries:  none

How well do you know your fellow Rotarians:

Last week's question:  Which Rotarian is presently vacationing in England?  Jill

This week's question:  How many of our members are planning a warm winter vacation?

Bonus question:  What does RYLA stand for?