Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 28th, 2014 Newsletter

August is Membership and Extension Month

Meals on Wheels:  September 3rd - Duane, September 10th - April, September 17th - Tom Stephenson

Birthdays:  August 29th - Denis

Anniversaries:  August 28th - Tom & Marilyn, September 3rd - Ray & Marlene

We were blessed with a lot of guests at our August 21st meeting.

Here is Vance welcoming Nancy Styles and Gordon Liddle. 
Ray was happy to have his son Kevin visiting.
Even though Gordon is a past member and is loved by all of us, we still made him pay!
Nancy's presentation was on Tatagwa Parkway.  Our club was an original supporter of the Parkway and continues to be involved 23 years later.
Rike attended the meeting and introduced her parents Martin and Claudia.  Martin is a Rotary member in their hometown of Parchim, Germany.
Rike updated us on the year since she was our inbound student and also talked about her plans for the future.
Our 50/50 is now down differently.  First of all, you want to be drawn and then you want to draw the Queen of Hearts.  The pot will continue to build until that card is selected. 
On Friday and Saturday Rotary members sold tickets downtown.  Have you sold yours?  People are willing to buy if you approach them.
How well do you know your fellow Rotarians?
Last week's question:  What year did you join Rotary?  The  answer is on the back of your badge.
This week's question:  Who has sold the most Golf Ball Drop tickets?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 21st, 2014 Newsletter

August is Membership and Extension Month

Embrace Change!
Rotarians are always ready for changes, aren't they?  The meeting on August 21st will have two changes.  One is that our name tags are now alphabetized so your tags will be easier to find.  The box that holds the name tags gets dumped from time to time and this will make it easier to sort the tags. 

Did you know that the back of your name tag shows the year you joined Rotary?  This year was taken from the Rotary International records.

The other change is that we will be doing our 50/50s differently now.

Tickets will still be one for $2, but if you want a deal, you can buy three for $5.  If your ticket is drawn you will draw a card from a deck of cards.  Prior to the first drawing, one card will be drawn and announced and placed back in the deck.  If you pick that card, you win the 50/50 and the process will start over with a new deck of cards.  If you do not draw that card, the card you selected will be discarded thus increasing the odds of drawing the selected card in the future.  You will win $5 for being drawn that week.  The pot will build from week to week so that if the designated card is not drawn for a number of weeks, the pot will be very large.  Only tickets from that week will be eligible; none are carried over.

Meals on Wheels:  August 20th - Brenda King, August 27th - Grant Paulson, September 3rd - Duane Schultz

Birthdays:  none

Anniversaries:  none

April always enjoys the members' jokes.
Vance is the one who came up with the idea of the golf ball drop.  He's busy selling his tickets.  Are you?  Denis is chairing this fundraiser.
Maureen was busy with another group she works with.  She chaired a very successful Wheat Festival.  Congratulations!
Sara can remove her red dot as she brought her sister Ava to a meeting.  Remember to bring a guest (not your partner) to a Rotary meeting and then you can remove your red dot.  It's good for non- Rotarians to see what we are about.
Anna presents Mirjam with her name tag.
Last week was Felipe's last meeting with us as he returned to Brazil on the 16th.  We wish him well and hope he has opportunities for return visits to Weyburn.

At last week's meeting we celebrated his Canadian birthday.
On August 19th Lodens hosted a potluck evening for Rike and her family.  Rike, our last year's inbound student, her parents, and her sister and brother are in Weyburn for a few days.  Rike will be at Thursday's meeting so be sure to attend and catch up on her busy life.

Here's Rike with all her parents - her biological parents and the four host parents she had while with our club.
Rike and April have a special bond.

Thanks, Doug and Cathie, for hosting!
Last week's question:  Who is our newest member?  Answer:  Mirjam
This week's question:  What year did you join Rotary.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 14, 2014 Newsletter


There are no club photos for this newsletter as Bob and Brenda have missed the last two meetings while they vacationed in Montana but there are a few photos at the bottom which you may want to check.
Meals on Wheels: August 21st - Nutan Pandey, August 28th - Grant Paulson

Birthdays:  August 16th - Stafford Nimegeers, August 18th - Stan Sampson, August 19th - David May, August 19th - Duane Schultz

Anniversaries:  August 20th - Dennis and Blanche McRae
Here are a few Rotary pictures from Montana.  In Kalispell there is a small Rotary Park.

We went to a Rotary meeting in Whitefish.  When you are fined by the sergeant-at-arms there, you spin this wheel to see what you pay.  At the end, anyone who wasn't given a specific fine, has to pay fifty cents.
We also went to a Rotary meeting in Missoula and here's the beautiful lobby of the place where the meeting was held.
Last newsletter's question:  Who had perfect attendance in the 2013- 2014 Rotary year?
Duane, Diane, Don, Michele, Bob, Brenda
This week's question:  Who is our newest member?