Monday, June 9, 2014

July Meals on Wheels

July 2nd - Grant M.
July 9th - Pat M.
July 16th - Dennis M.
July 23rd - Alex M.
July 30th - Ron M.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June Meetings

Here's what we will be hearing/doing at our June meetings:

June 5th - committee reports, Lobsterfest update and organization
June 12th - evening meeting with cocktails at 6 and meal at 6:30:  Anna and Dale's presentation about their recent Rotary Friendship Exchange to Taiwan
June 19th - Ted Hillstead's vocational talk
June 26th - Rotary golf tournament organized by Tom Stephenson.  Tee off time will be 2:30 and supper will be at 6:00

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

RI Convention in Sydney, Australia

It's an exciting week in Sydney, Australia as the RI Convention is in full swing.  Bob & I long to be there but the next best thing is hearing about it from our dear friends the Booths and by reading about it in the media.
Our friends Lyn and Colin live in a northern suburb of Sydney not far from Homebush where the event is being held. Colin is this year's president of his Rotary Club (Carlingford) and has taken a week off his job to volunteer at the convention.
One of the pre-activities which some Rotarians took part in was a climb of the Sydney Harbor Bridge.  348 took part which broke the record of most climbers at once, a title previously held by Oprah Winfrey and her fans.  As well, the Rotarians broke a record for most flags unfurled - 278 - while on the bridge climb.  Most importantly, the climb raised $108,000 for Polio Plus.
As Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott spoke at the opening of the conference, he announced his government's pledge of $100 million over 5 years for polio eradication.  Wow!
Here' s a photo of our friend Colin and another member of his club with 2013-14 RI President Ron Burton. 
Colin was one of the flag bearers.  We told him to try grab Canada's, but it looks like he got Iceland's.  Judi and I don't mind that as we plan to do a Rotary Friendship Exchange to Iceland someday, don't we, Judi?

Successful Rotary MS Walk - May 25, 2014

Michele once again co-ordinated Rotarians for a successful walk for MS.  Thanks, Michele!  The other good news is that she says if she has as much help again as she had this year, then she
 will co-ordinate next year's too.  I haven't seen a final number, but over $14,000 was raised.
Registration in the new Colleen Weimer Hallway of the Comp.
Janine gave out tee shirts.
Duane made sure of major sponsors were recognized.
Lunch after the walk.
What's wrong with the picture?  Four male "supervisors" and one very efficient female worker.
On extremely short notice, our good sport Felipe skateboarded over to have a true Canadian experience - being the A & W bear.

He had the sweatiest job of them all but enjoyed every minute of it.
Thanks Nutan and Rakesh for bringing the costume - and the food - over.
Felipe made quite the conquest.  Here are three adorable girls who want to marry him someday!

Community Donations & Paul Harris Awards

On the evening of May 29th, 2014, the Rotary Club of Weyburn hosted an evening meeting to distribute the last of the charity money for the 2013-14 year and to honor Paul Harris recipients.

All meetings are good times to socialize but even more so when partners and guests attend.
We teased Hiroki that he is a "chick magnet."  That's politically incorrect but so much fun to kid him about.  What great chicks!  Hey, if I'm going to be politically incorrect, I may as well be twice.
Denis was busy making monetary presentations:
To Big Brothers/Big Sisters:
To the Salvation Army Children's Camp:
To the Weyburn Care-a-Van Society:
To the Weyburn Legion:
To the Soo Line Historical Museum:
To Weyburn's Habitat for Humanity:
It was great to have Weyburn's first Habitat for Humanity family at the meeting.
To the Weyburn Old Time Fiddlers' Contest:
To the Weyburn Therapeutic Park:
To the Weyburn Hospital Foundation:
At the same time an announcement was made about the Rotary Club of Weyburn's $50,000 pledge to the Hospital Foundation to be paid in 2025.
To the Weyburn Humane Society:

To the Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop:

And to the Weyburn Combo Bowlers:
Here's the entire group:
As well, cheques will be mailed to Camp Easter Seal and the Canadian Food Grains Bank.  Now our commitments for 2013-14 are fulfilled.
Next it was on to the presentation of Paul Harris Fellows.
Jill received her Paul Harris as did Marilyn Schuck.  Ron Milleker, who was not in attendance, received one as well.

 April and Vance both received their Paul Harris +1.  So did Terry and Vic who were not in attendance.

Tom Schuck received his Paul Harris +2.
Duane and Alex received their Paul Harris +3.  Alex was at the event earlier but had to leave before the presentation.